Christine Whitworth

Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 51%Neutral: 35%Don't recommend: 15%8.3
51% strongly recommend
38 reviews
Humanity
8.4
8.4
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.7
5.8
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.4
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Tennessee
Residency
U. of Louisville
Fellowship
Baylor

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone

38 patient reviews

Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Whitworth was upfront with me about my poor chance of success with IUI. So she offered another alternative, donor embryo, which was only a $1k more and has a much greater chance of success. She diagnosed me with a damaged tube and surgically removed it because it could reduce the success of the embryo transfer. After surgery she personally called me to check on me.
They [Nashville Fertility Center] require fertility counseling by a specific counselor and her charges are a racket. As far as costs for surgeries, procedures, etc they are very upfront. All the staff but one have been extremely courteous. Once you’re a patient, it’s fairly easy to get an appointment. The nurses always call you back the same day.... They were always very kind and went out of their way to help me.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth was upfront with me about my poor chance of success with IUI. So she offered another alternative, donor embryo, which was only a $1k more and has a much greater chance of success. She diagnosed me with a damaged tube and surgically removed it because it could reduce the success of the embryo transfer. After surgery she personally called me to check on me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Ask her to explain what other options you have for conceiving.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She is personable, takes her time with me, always asks how I am. I feel like she cares about me & getting a good outcome.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I am still on the donor waiting list.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
They were always very kind and went out of their way to help me.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They require fertility counseling by a specific counselor and her charges are a racket. As far as costs for surgeries, procedures, etc they are very upfront. All the staff but one have been extremely courteous. Once you’re a patient, it’s fairly easy to get an appointment. The nurses always call you back the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
All my appointments have just cost my copay. Blood draws have cost $15. My cost of my surgery to remove a damaged tube was around $100 (Whitworth’s fee only). The donor embryo transfer fee is $8k
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
Dr. Whitworth did not talk to me about the option to transfer multiple embryos
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
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
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
7 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I was on testosterone shots when I started seeing her [Dr. Whitworth]. Her first immediate plan was for me to stop those as they caused a very low sperm count and zero motility. She recommended HCG shots, but due to cost we tried clomid instead. She had me come in 3 months later to test again and the results were great. Dr. Whitworth gave me the results right away...went into a lot of detail through all my visits and it didn’t feel like she was rushing me out the door.
The nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood...A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.....About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA...Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Write all your questions down so you remember everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth went into a lot of detail through all my visits and it didn’t feel like she was rushing me out the door.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was on testosterone shots when I started seeing her. Her first immediate plan was for me to stop those as they caused a very low sperm count and zero motility. She recommended HCG shots, but due to cost we tried clomid instead. She had me come in 3 months later to test again and the results were great. Dr. Whitworth gave me the results right away.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber )
The nurse we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I had to pay my specialist $45 copay. Blood work and SA were expensive because our insurance didn’t cover their lab. About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 35 - 37
4 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
1st of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Whitworth has a pretty good bedside manner, so I felt less like a number to her...could be compassionate and understanding, but she constantly contradicted herself on why things weren't working for us. When I would "call her out on it" she would just kind of stammer and mumble. After each failure (IUI or IVF) she would want to run more tests. It was incredibly frustrating because we were 100% out of pocket, and I felt like the testing should have been done on the front end.
I ended up paying for an IUI because I hadn't been told to be monitored [at Nashville Fertility Center]. I was only told to do OPKs and call when positive, which was too late...Pros - the nursing staff and ultra sound techs are amazing. I had a few meetings/dealings with Dr. Abby Eblem who I would refer people to. Cons - communication breakdowns between drs/nurses/staff that can be frustrating...1. 2 weeks bcp, 150 Follistim morning and evening - added Ganirelix - 2 fertilized eggs 2. Lupron, Follistim, Menopur - 3 fertilized eggs
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth could be compassionate and understanding, but she constantly contradicted herself on why things weren't working for us. When I would "call her out on it" she would just kind of stammer and mumble. After each failure (IUI or IVF) she would want to run more tests. It was incredibly frustrating because we were 100% out of pocket, and I felt like the testing should have been done on the front end.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Keep track of questions/answers and ask what other testing can be completed on the front end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth has a pretty good bedside manner, so I felt less like a number to her.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
1. 2 weeks bcp, 150 Follistim morning and evening - added Ganirelix - 2 fertilized eggs 2. Lupron, Follistim, Menopur - 3 fertilized eggs
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
She was amazing.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Pros - the nursing staff and ultra sound techs are amazing. I had a few meetings/dealings with Dr. Abby Eblem who I would refer people to. Cons - communication breakdowns between drs/nurses/staff that can be frustrating.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
100% out of pocket for all
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
Since I was doing fresh, she suggested putting them all back (there were 2 the first cycle, and 3 the 2nd)
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
I ended up paying for an IUI because I hadn't been told to be monitored. I was only told to do OPKs and call when positive, which was too late. As I look back, I should have demanded a refund, but I was so naive to everything and wanted to be a "good" patient.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 31 - 32
4 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] is extremely knowledgeable and been practicing for many years. She gave us the major details we needed to know when looking at our options. After our first egg retrieval failed and we lost all of our embryos, she had a private consult with my husband and I to discuss what our next steps would be. Our 2nd retrieval produced 3 perfectly healthy embryos we are now waiting to do a frozen embryo transfer with.
There were significant costs to do IVF [at Nashville Fertility Center]. We paid a huge chunk of money up front but still continued to receive bills which has been really confusing. Our insurance says there are issues with the dr’s office billing...The staff has been really nice and helpful for the most part...We first tried timed intercourse, and then moved to Clomid/Letrozole and IUI, then to injectables and IUI then to IVF.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She is extremely knowledgeable and been practicing for many years. She gave us the major details we needed to know when looking at our options. After our first egg retrieval failed and we lost all of our embryos, she had a private consult with my husband and I to discuss what our next steps would be. Our 2nd retrieval produced 3 perfectly healthy embryos we are now waiting to do a frozen embryo transfer with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
To ask as many questions as possible and don’t take things at face value if you’re confused or don’t fully understand something.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We first tried timed intercourse, and then moved to Clomid/Letrozole and IUI, then to injectables and IUI then to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Shannon Smith)
Shannon has been incredible to work with! We are so grateful for her help and support throughout all of this.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The billing department is extremely confusing. We never understand what it is we’re paying for after giving a huge sum of money to do IVF. The staff has been really nice and helpful for the most part.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
There were significant costs to do IVF. We paid a huge chunk of money up front but still continued to receive bills which has been really confusing. Our insurance says there are issues with the dr’s office billing.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
They prefer single embryo transfers until the age of 35+
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 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.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 31 - 33
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
8 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Whitworth is a very smart and compassionate doctor. After a big set back, she has completely given me a personalized treatment for my next cycle. The majority of the time, I didn’t get to see her, unless I made an appointment with her or I happened to come in to clinic the day she was working.... [Eset Approach] Single embryo transfer is backed up by research
Strength: schedule flexibility, usually short wait, straight to the point Weakness: clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] is too big, too many patients per nurse. Multiple entities. They will charge you to inject you even if the patient brings the medication, syringes and needle.... [nurse] Andy is really the best. Super organized, personalized, compassionate, and just a really good nurse!
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth is a very smart and compassionate doctor. After a big set back, she has completely given me a personalized treatment for my next cycle. The majority of the time, I didn’t get to see her, unless I made an appointment with her or I happened to come in to clinic the day she was working.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Like any other doctor, you have to be your best advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Initially like a number, later like a patient. It also depends on which clinic, Nashville is bigger so more like a number than in Murfreesboro
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Le trozo le only, le trozo le and Gonal-f, Gonal-f only with a total of 8 iui that resulted in 2 chemical pregnancies. Mini ivf cycle FSH 125, hcg mini dose, resulted 13 eggs, 1 PGS tested and 1 abnormal one.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Andy)
Andy is really the best. Super organized, personalized, compassionate, and just a really good nurse!
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strength: schedule flexibility, usually short wait, straight to the point Weakness: clinic is too big, too many patients per nurse. Multiple entities. They will charge you to inject you even if the patient brings the medication, syringes and needle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
$27000
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
Single embryo transfer is backed up by research
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
4 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
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] was very honest yet caring. I had OHSS, and she had no issue coming to the ER, having me admitted and following up every day I was in the hospital.... She was very informative, the info was given straight forward. When we weren’t sure if my pregnancy was ectopic , she didn’t beat around the bush. She told me the facts and what to look for , held my hand and cried with me.
[Nashville Fertility Center-Nashville has] A friendly waiting area, it also seemed very cold to me, same with the waiting areas in the back office ( blood work / ultrasound) waiting areas. I was a huge fan of the classes we had to take, very informative, however maybe smaller class sizes.... My nurses were great, very caring, they seemed to care about me as a person and not just what was happening within the clinic. We laughed and cried together.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was very informative, the info was given straight forward. When we weren’t sure if my pregnancy was ectopic , she didn’t beat around the bush. She told me the facts and what to look for , held my hand and cried with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She won’t sugar coat any of it. Be heady for the facts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was very honest yet caring. I had OHSS, and she had no issue coming to the ER, having me admitted and following up every day I was in the hospital.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Martha)
My nurses were great, very caring, they seemed to care about me as a person and not just what was happening within the clinic. We laughed and cried together.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
A friendly waiting area, it also seemed very cold to me, same with the waiting areas in the back office ( blood work / ultrasound) waiting areas. I was a huge fan of the classes we had to take, very informative, however maybe smaller class sizes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I always describe this as buying a very expensive and nice SUV
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
I was wanting to try to transfer multiple, but I only had 2 at the time. She suggested I transfer 1, in case my body wasn’t ready and we could adjust the treatment if need be for a 2nd try.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 34
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Whitworth was very warm and easy to talk to during our visits.... My ovarian reserve was low and the doctor suspected less than optimal egg quality. She prescribed clomid with the hope that if I ovulated multiple eggs there would be a better chance of getting a healthy egg. Even though my husband had no sperm issues, we also did IUI to increase the chance of fertilization.... Overall, my visits to Dr. Whitworth at the Nashville Fertility Clinic were very pleasant.
Overall, my visits to Dr. Whitworth at the Nashville Fertility Clinic were very pleasant. The office was very nice, all the nurses and other staff were friendly, and Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable and compassionate.... The clinic itself was nice with a large waiting area. The clinic was located conveniently in the downtown area and was easily accessible with ample parking.... After getting pregnant and transferring to my regular OB/GYN,
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Overall, my visits to Dr. Whitworth at the Nashville Fertility Clinic were very pleasant. The office was very nice, all the nurses and other staff were friendly, and Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable and compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Continue to have hope even after a few negative pregnancy test results. It took us nearly 2 years to get pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth was very warm and easy to talk to during our visits.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My ovarian reserve was low and the doctor suspected less than optimal egg quality. She prescribed clomid with the hope that if I ovulated multiple eggs there would be a better chance of getting a healthy egg. Even though my husband had no sperm issues, we also did IUI to increase the chance of fertilization.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
They were very friendly.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Overall the my visits to the clinic were pleasant. The clinic itself was nice with a large waiting area. The clinic was located conveniently in the downtown area and was easily accessible with ample parking.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
After getting pregnant and transferring to my regular OB/GYN, it took much longer than expected for Nashville Fertility Clinic to send my information to my regular OB/GYN.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2015, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 36
2 IUI
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Whitworth is very straightforward. Her bedside manner is not touchy-feely, but she does her job well and is honest, and thorough.... I used Clomid for my second IUI, at mid dose, with progesterone after. This was on the advice of her NP, not because I needed it, but because I was issuing expensive donor sperm, and they wanted to increase my chance of pregnancy so I could save on costs (sperm being $900 each try).
I liked the clinic [Nashville Fertility Center]. The front desk staff are friendly and effective. The only complain I had is that their fincancial coordinator was kind of curt. The clinic also looks very new, and definitely has been updated recently.... The nursing staff was great. Friendly and open. A nurse did my IUI’s and did a great job. Always available for phone calls.... I found costs to be mid line.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth is very straightforward. Her bedside manner is not touchy-feely, but she does her job well and is honest, and thorough. All that said luckily I got pregnant on my second IUI and only used Clomid once. So I don’t have experience with more in-depth IVF protocols with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth is very straightforward. She has more of a clinical bedside manner rather than touchy/feely but tells you like it is. She’s open and easy to work with.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I used Clomid for my second IUI, at mid dose, with progesterone after. This was on the advice of her NP, not because I needed it, but because I was issuing expensive donor sperm, and they wanted to increase my chance of pregnancy so I could save on costs (sperm being $900 each try).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was great. Friendly and open. A nurse did my IUI’s and did a great job. Always available for phone calls.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I liked the clinic. The front desk staff are friendly and effective. The only complain I had is that their fincancial coordinator was kind of curt. The clinic also looks very new, and definitely has been updated recently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I don’t remember how much each IUI cost. But I found costs to be mid line.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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
7 of 5
2012 - 2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Whitworth was very straightforward. She told me that some treatments would not work for me and seemed genuinely interested in my situation. She is not the warmest doctor and doesn’t sugarcoat information.... Dr. Whitworth took time to research my particular issue. I felt she tailored our treatment to meet our needs.
They [Nashville Fertility Center] treated me as a person. They were compassionate and helpful, and they did everything possible to get things covered by insurance. The mood in the clinic , especially the waiting area, can sometimes be a little awkward and uncomfortable.... I had two transfers. The first time (unsuccessful) she would only transfer one embryo to reduce risk of multiples. The second transfer(succesful) she transferred 3 and I had twins. She chose to transfer more because the embryo quality wasn’t high and she knew it was my last chance.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth was very straightforward. She told me that some treatments would not work for me and seemed genuinely interested in my situation. She is not the warmest doctor and doesn’t sugarcoat information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be prepared with any questions or concerns before your appointment. Dr. Whitworth will take as much time as you need to be sure you understand everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth took time to research my particular issue. I felt she tailored our treatment to meet our needs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
Very efficient and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They treated me as a person. They were compassionate and helpful, and they did everything possible to get things covered by insurance. The mood in the clinic , especially the waiting area, can sometimes be a little awkward and uncomfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
Approximately $20,000 over 1.5 years of testing and treatment.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
I had two transfers. The first time (unsuccessful) she would only transfer one embryo to reduce risk of multiples. The second transfer(succesful) she transferred 3 and I had twins. She chose to transfer more because the embryo quality wasn’t high and she knew it was my last chance.
10
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 40 - 41
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
3rd of 3 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Whitworth] wanted to go through a series of tests, to assess my current situation. This included various tests for my husband. Discovered issues with fibroids.... Not a lot of interaction Expected more involvement. Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she referred me to for fibroid removal. A lot of times I felt unsure of the next steps and plan towards conception. Just felt that more communication was needed.
I like the convenience of the 2 locations [Nashville Fertility Center]. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.... [Nursing Staff] Very professional but not as much communication as I expected... Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she [Dr. Whitworth] referred me to for fibroid removal.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Not a lot of interaction Expected more involvement. Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she referred me to for fibroid removal. A lot of times I felt unsure of the next steps and plan towards conception. Just felt that more communication was needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Get an established plan of action right from beginning
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Not of interaction
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
She wanted to go through a series of tests, to assess my current situation. This included various tests for my husband. Discovered issues with fibroids.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
Very professional but not as much communication as I expected
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nothing in particular stands out. I like the convenience of the 2 locations. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
6
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
2012, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
7 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Christine Whitworth] genuinely cared about how we were doing and made sure we were fully informed...During this difficult time she was sensitive to our troubles, but also didn't sugarcoat anything. That was greatly appreciated as false hope has no place in fertility treatments. If we decide to continue treatment in the future we will go to her!
We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment...She [Christine Whitworth] genuinely cared about how we were doing and made sure we were fully informed...I encountered nothing but positive things with this clinic [Nashville Fertility Center]...[The nurses] sometimes seemed a little rushed but otherwise great!...We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
We found out midway through diagnosis that my husband and I are both carriers for CF. This brought the process to a grinding halt. Dr. Whitworth sent us to a genetic counselor to help us make the most informed decision possible. During this difficult time she was sensitive to our troubles, but also didn't sugarcoat anything. That was greatly appreciated as false hope has no place in fertility treatments. If we decide to continue treatment in the future we will go to her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She genuinely cared about how we were doing and made sure we were fully informed.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
Sometimes seemed a little rushed but otherwise great!
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I encountered nothing but positive things with this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
Insurance covered nothing, but they work with you to find the cheapest way to do things.
10
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
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
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
6 IUI
2 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] was fully aware of my endometriosis and took the time to speak to my previous doctors to understand my condition and how fast it progressed. She doesn't make any promises, but you can tell how much she truly cares.... She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and caring. She is the sole reason I have my beautiful son today.
They got backed up a lot and the wait could be very long [at Nashville Fertility Center].... Had one appointment made on the wrong day.... She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] was fully aware of my endometriosis and took the time to speak to my previous doctors to understand my condition and how fast it progressed. She doesn't make any promises, but you can tell how much she truly cares.... She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and caring. She is the sole reason I have my beautiful son today.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was fully aware of my endometriosis and took the time to speak to my previous doctors to understand my condition and how fast it progressed. She doesn't make any promises, but you can tell how much she truly cares.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Have faith in her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and caring. She is the sole reason I have my beautiful son today.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They got backed up a lot and the wait could be very long.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
She knew I couldn't carry twins and told me she wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
Had one appointment made on the wrong day.
10
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
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
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 35
1 IVF
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Christine Whitworth was] Impersonal but came w good recommendations. Did not seem to know much about our personal problem resulting in us seeking fertility treatment. Treatment plan seem d cookie cutter. Other partners seemed more engaged.... Impersonal Not much emotion behind encounter.... Good Clinic Professional staff May not get warm and fuzzy feeling
[Nashville Fertility Center was] Clean Organized Timely Kind staff for phlebotomy and most ultrasonography One ultrasound tech was Kurt and rude. I was particularly worried about something and instead of answering me she responded that my IVF nurse would talk to me. I found her off putting and was thrilled I only had to see her once.... Good Clinic Professional staff May not get warm and fuzzy feeling
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Impersonal but came w good recommendations. Did not seem to know much about our personal problem resulting in us seeking fertility treatment. Treatment plan seem d cookie cutter. Other partners seemed more engaged.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Good Clinic Professional staff May not get warm and fuzzy feeling
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Impersonal Not much emotion behind encounter
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Martha Goodyear)
Responsive Again, little emotion or compassion behind treatment
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Clean Organized Timely Kind staff for phlebotomy and most ultrasonography One ultrasound tech was Kurt and rude. I was particularly worried about something and instead of answering me she responded that my IVF nurse would talk to me. I found her off putting and was thrilled I only had to see her once.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
$10K
5
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5