Christopher G. Schrepferman

First Urology

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
10
10
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8.5
Good
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Indiana U
Residency
U of Iowa Hospitals
Fellowship
Baylor

How Doctor Communicates

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not available by personal cell phone
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Christopher G. Schrepferman works at

First Urology
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10

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Dupont Square South
3920 Dupont Square South
Louisville, KY 40207

4 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
From the moment Dr. Schrepferman entered the room, I knew my concerns would be addressed in a very caring way. He sat across from me, listened to my story to that point, and never criticized me when there were lifestyle choices that may have led to some of the issues with my sperm counts...My appointment with Dr. Schrepferman is one of the best doctor experiences I have ever had...We quickly put together a plan for the near future, including adding supplements to my already existent routine
First Urology is not an infertility-specific clinic, as Dr. Schrepferman is the male infertility specialist with the practice. If you are looking for a sperm analysis, you will need to contact a fertility clinic in the area to accomplish this. His office would then see you following the test if something is off...The nursing staff with Dr. Schrepferman were incredibly supportive and caring. When the physical needed to take place, the nurse in the room taking notes respected my privacy and made sure to turn away. Through scheduling appointments and ensuring I was ready for any upcoming appointment, they are quick to reply to any questions.
How was your experience with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
My wife and I are (at this time) TTC through IUI treatments. We had a positive test that led to a miscarriage in the Spring of 2023. At the time, my post-wash motile sperm count was at 6 million, and the clinic mentioned the potential of seeing Dr. Schrepferman if my counts continued to come in low. A previous sperm analysis had shown me on the lower end of the normal range. Once my wife and I started trying again, my number came in even lower at 4 million. I made the decision to reach out to Dr. Schrepferman, as after TTC for over 2 years, I didn't want to wait if there was an issue. During my visit, I was pleased to find out that Dr. Schrepferman and Dr. Hunter (of Kentucky Fertility Institute) have a close working relationship, even though they are at different clinics. Their frequent conferences discuss patients going through IVF so everyone is on the same page about treatment plans. My appointment with Dr. Schrepferman is one of the best doctor experiences I have ever had. I say this as someone who suffers from high anxiety about any sort of medical visit. I was impressed that every part of the patient/doctor interaction felt thought through, from the tone of voice to the language used to make sure I felt comfortable. It was obvious that he wants to minimize the negative stigmas men feel about infertility as a part of his assessment and treatment. My visit included a physical, which he dealt with with care. We quickly put together a plan for the near future, including adding supplements to my already existent routine, a hormone panel to check if any issues were present, and a follow-up after our next IUI to discuss new numbers. When my numbers came back much higher than I had had previously, we quickly decided that this was something to monitor to look for trends as I may just be someone who swings in my count month to month.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Like so many parts of infertility treatment: don't wait. There will likely be a waiting period to be seen as he is good at what he does. I had to wait around 3-4 weeks for my initial appointment. Don't let the fear of what you may have to face hold you back. Make the appointment so you can be seen ASAP, as you will be in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
From the moment Dr. Schrepferman entered the room, I knew my concerns would be addressed in a very caring way. He sat across from me, listened to my story to that point, and never criticized me when there were lifestyle choices that may have led to some of the issues with my sperm counts.
Describe the protocols Christopher G. Schrepferman used in your cycles at First Urology and their degree of success.
Dr. Schrepferman started with basic things we could do right away, including the recommendation to take FertilAid supplements (I was already taking Vitamin C & COQ10, but this rounded out what I needed) and a hormone panel to ensure my numbers were in normal ranges (I am considered obese). When the hormone panel came back normal, and after getting the latest post-wash analysis with the IUI that took place not too long after my appointment, he recommended taking a wait-and-see approach moving forward. He explained that men can have big swings in their counts (my post-wash count went from 4 million in September to 67 million in October), and if a pattern of counts lower than 10 million happened over several consecutive months, we could discuss a new strategy to our approach.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at First Urology.
The nursing staff with Dr. Schrepferman were incredibly supportive and caring. When the physical needed to take place, the nurse in the room taking notes respected my privacy and made sure to turn away. Through scheduling appointments and ensuring I was ready for any upcoming appointment, they are quick to reply to any questions.
Describe your experience with First Urology.
First Urology is not an infertility-specific clinic, as Dr. Schrepferman is the male infertility specialist with the practice. If you are looking for a sperm analysis, you will need to contact a fertility clinic in the area to accomplish this. His office would then see you following the test if something is off.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology.
Unfortunately, my insurance did not cover this visit. The cost was $150.00. At this time, I have not received a bill for the telehealth follow-up.
10
Doctor
Christopher G. Schrepferman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
First Urology
Dupont Square South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Shep speaks to you like a human, makes connections through common interests. He also provides other alternatives to the expensive treatment we are seeking. But once we made it clear we are going to continue on the set path, his was behind us. He was candid about statistics and what chances he thinks we have. He also provides office hours in another city closer to us, will do follow ups via Skype, which is nice.
The main clinic [for First Urology] is located 3 hours from us but we visited the satellite clinic which was only an hour. This once a month location was in an old building that had been semi-updated on the inside. It was convenient to park and find and really no big deal to be there for an hour. The main clinic has excellent communication and is very easy to call and email with.
How was your experience with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Dr. Shep speaks to you like a human, makes connections through common interests. He also provides other alternatives to the expensive treatment we are seeking. But once we made it clear we are going to continue on the set path, his was behind us. He was candid about statistics and what chances he thinks we have. He also provides office hours in another city closer to us, will do follow ups via Skype, which is nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
He is very busy so take whatever appointment they have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Dr. Shep is an easy going doctor that tells you everything straight. He covered all of our questions, did not waste our time, gave us real statistics, and also gave us lots of hope. He has been the most helpful and hopeful doctor we have encountered.
Describe the protocols Christopher G. Schrepferman used in your cycles at First Urology and their degree of success.
My husband was put on clomid 50 mg a day to up his testosterone. He will be undergoing a Micro TSEE procedure in July to hopefully correct the male infertility factor.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at First Urology.
The nurses, like Dr. Shep, are down to earth and speak to you like a human. The nurses communicate very easily over email which is nice for full time working people. They made my husband feel at ease while at the clinic and joked with him.
Describe your experience with First Urology.
The main clinic is located 3 hours from us but we visited the satellite clinic which was only an hour. This once a month location was in an old building that had been semi-updated on the inside. It was convenient to park and find and really no big deal to be there for an hour. The main clinic has excellent communication and is very easy to call and email with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology.
We had to pay a deposit up front of $100 and have not received a bill for any other services from the initial meeting. We have to pay out of pocket for all the surgery costs which will be upwards of $7200, but worth it!
10
Doctor
Christopher G. Schrepferman
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
First Urology
Dupont Square South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 4 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Schrepferman] went over EVERY minute detail of our fertility history and immediately had ideas and courses of action for treatment and we have gone from there. He is very thorough and makes sure that my husband and I know exactly what’s he’s talking about. He lays everything out for us in a strategic manner. He keeps ups updated and in the loop on bloodwork results and different courses of treatment and holistic pathways to go as well.
This clinics strengths [First Urology] would be that they have multiple clinics so whichever one is closet to us they recommend and make sure every detail of your chart is secured and sent where it needs to be. I honestly have not found any weaknesses. They are really busy as they serve the Louisville area but that’s to be expected.... Dr.Shrepferman has a specific nursing team for the fertility side of his practice and all the women are really sweet.
How was your experience with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
As a patient, he comes in the room with a smile and a firm hand shake. He went over EVERY minute detail of our fertility history and immediately had ideas and courses of action for treatment and we have gone from there. He is very thorough and makes sure that my husband and I know exactly what’s he’s talking about. He lays everything out for us in a strategic manner. He keeps ups updated and in the loop on bloodwork results and different courses of treatment and holistic pathways to go as well. You can tell he very patient oriented compared to some physician who treat you like a number. Could not recommend anyone better in this area.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Go into your appointment with him with an open mind and open heart. He’s a very warm person, not cold or standoffish. Have a list of questions and he will most certainly answer every one of them even if you feel like it’s a dumb question. Do not be nervous at all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
My husband and I felt like humans while seeing Dr.Shrep. He was very attentive, his bedside manner is phenomenal. And we could tell that he is really determined to see us have children. He has gone through every hoop and challenge to get us where we are now and that is us moving towards ivf or iui.
Describe the protocols Christopher G. Schrepferman used in your cycles at First Urology and their degree of success.
Our first line of treatment was a supplement to get my husbands sperm count up naturally. Our next line/course of treatment was blood work and sending me to another physician who focused on female infertility (he focuses on male infertility) then he sent us to genetics as well to test his chromosomes while my fertility specialist did the same for me. I have a history of 9 miscarriages, 4 with my husband. And Dr.Shrepferman wanted cover every basis possible to try to uncover and explain these losses. We have now seen genetics and my fertility specialist and my husband is on clomid and I am regulating my cycles due to pcos and we’re are discussing ivf in the near future.
Describe your experience with your nurse at First Urology.
Dr.Shrepferman has a specific nursing team for the fertility side of his practice and all the women are really sweet. Very helpful. And make sure to keep up to date with us.
Describe your experience with First Urology.
This clinics strengths would be that they have multiple clinics so whichever one is closet to us they recommend and make sure every detail of your chart is secured and sent where it needs to be. I honestly have not found any weaknesses. They are really busy as they serve the Louisville area but that’s to be expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology.
The blood work and testing phase was pretty straight forward. Some things our insurance covers and some didn’t and we’ve made arrangements to cover them.
10
Doctor
Christopher G. Schrepferman
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
First Urology
Dupont Square South
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
This doctor [Dr. Schrepferman] was very open and honest with us. As a nurse I needed the facts but also someone with a hopeful attitude! His bedside manner was very approachable!... My husband and I are being treated for male factory infertility. My husband is currently being treated with an oral medication to improve testosterone levels. We will have repeat labs in a few weeks in hopes of moving forward with a sperm retrieval procedure (TESE) with good results we can move on to IVF!!!
Well oranginized, one time, clean. We felt welcomed and comfortable. Very busy office [First Urology] out in the lobby but again with very little wait time. We never felt rushed. We would recommend this office highly!!... Our insurance was billed for our co-pay. They do require if not listed on your insurance card to pay up front 100.00 fee for consult. Labs etc billed to insurance first. Our upcoming procedure for my husband will be around 5900.00
How was your experience with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Very compassionate! Explained the up coming treatment plan and process very well! He gave us the facts but also included hope/honesty! We felt at ease and the process so far has been very clear and easy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
Do it! Make the appointment! Bring your questions because he will answer them! He will value your time!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology?
This doctor was very open and honest with us. As a nurse I needed the facts but also someone with a hopeful attitude! His bedside manner was very approachable! I feel like God opened up this door for us! My husband was always very comfortable with him!!!!
Describe the protocols Christopher G. Schrepferman used in your cycles at First Urology and their degree of success.
My husband and I are being treated for male factory infertility. My husband is currently being treated with an oral medication to improve testosterone levels. We will have repeat labs in a few weeks in hopes of moving forward with a sperm retrieval procedure (TESE) with good results we can move on to IVF!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at First Urology. (Assigned nurse: Laurel Springfield )
I have been able to get in contact when needed via phone and email with quick response!
Describe your experience with First Urology.
Well oranginized, one time, clean. We felt welcomed and comfortable. Very busy office out in the lobby but again with very little wait time. We never felt rushed. We would recommend this office highly!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher G. Schrepferman at First Urology.
Our insurance was billed for our co-pay. They do require if not listed on your insurance card to pay up front 100.00 fee for consult. Labs etc billed to insurance first. Our upcoming procedure for my husband will be around 5900.00
10
Doctor
Christopher G. Schrepferman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
First Urology
Dupont Square South
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
6 of 5