David Clay

Clinic Sofia

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
2 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
8.3
8.3
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
8.5
Good
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
Ohio State University
Residency
Riverside Methodist Hospital

How Doctor Communicates

doctor available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
David Clay works at

Clinic Sofia
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10

Explore Clinic
Edina
6545 France Ave South, Ste 490
Edina, MN 55435

2 patient reviews

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
2 IUI
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Clay is the best. He makes you feel like you are a human and not just another number at the clinic. My husband and I needed to do IUI due to previous cancer treatments and we had to use frozen sperm to achieve pregnancy. I went to another doctor before this and she refused to treat me because of my weight, even though she found nothing wrong with me. I was discouraged until I met Dr Clay who agreed to treat me with Femara.
They [Clinic Sofia] are very organized and are never more than 10 minutes late with appointments. It's a smaller clinic but they have everything right on site, including an ultrasound room and lab that does most tests. Some need to be sent out but you get results back the next day...I took Femara cycle days 3-9, had an ultrasound on day 10 and then did a trigger shot when my follicles were ready (usually day 12). i then had an IUI 24 hours after the trigger shot.
How was your experience with David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
Dr Clay is compassionate and truly cares about you as a patient. He tailors the treatment to you as an individual and is willing to adjust things as needed. Another doctor had to do my first IUI, due to Dr Clay being out of the office that day having surgery of his own. That night, he called me to ask how the IUI went. I was shocked he called me after he had just had surgery to check on me. I didn't get pregnant that cycle but the following one I did. Dr Clay has seen me at every visit and will also deliver my baby in August
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
Trust the process and Dr Clay. He is real with information and is very informative with any questions you might have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
Dr Clay is the best. He makes you feel like you are a human and not just another number at the clinic. My husband and I needed to do IUI due to previous cancer treatments and we had to use frozen sperm to achieve pregnancy. I went to another doctor before this and she refused to treat me because of my weight, even though she found nothing wrong with me. I was discouraged until I met Dr Clay who agreed to treat me with Femara.
Describe the protocols David Clay used in your cycles at Clinic Sofia and their degree of success.
I took Femara cycle days 3-9, had an ultrasound on day 10 and then did a trigger shot when my follicles were ready (usually day 12). i then had an IUI 24 hours after the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Clinic Sofia.
The nurses at Clinic Sofia are awesome! They are very compassionate and friendly. I've never waited more than 10 minutes before being brought back into a room or to see the doctor.
Describe your experience with Clinic Sofia.
They are very organized and are never more than 10 minutes late with appointments. It's a smaller clinic but they have everything right on site, including an ultrasound room and lab that does most tests. Some need to be sent out but you get results back the next day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Clay at Clinic Sofia.
A lot of the services were covered by my insurance but ultrasounds were about $300, IUI was around $300. I didn't spend more than $500 out of pocked for 2 IUI's
10
Doctor
David Clay
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
Clinic Sofia
Edina
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
5 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. David Clay] is a hidden gem and a great first step for women with fertility issues. Kind, compassionate, great listener, knowledgeable...is kind, listens carefully, takes time to understand concerns, respected our preferences without judgement...welcomes any questions...Letrozole with Ovidrel, iui, and timed intercourse
[Clinic Sofia is] very nice, easy to get to, well staffed, welcoming. Front desk staff does an overall great job. Lab staff are great. Scheduling was overall relatively easy. Never terribly difficult to get an appointment...Kind, caring, helpful. Sometimes weren't fully aware of the situation or miscommunicated something minor but overall they were great.
How was your experience with David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
Five stars for Dr Clay. He is a hidden gem and a great first step for women with fertility issues. Kind, compassionate, great listener, knowledgeable. Him and his wife also had an infertility journey (published on the Sofia website) that I think helps him relate to his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
Applicable to working with any fertility treatment, not just Dr Clay: educate yourself about the risks of multiples based on the number of mature follicles at the time of ovulation. If you want a singleton at all costs, it can be accomplished by skipping cycles with 2-3 or more mature follicles, and working with him to change your letrozole or clomid dosing carefully so you get only 1 in the future. You just need to be a bit more patient. More cycles will be required before a pregnancy, but well worth it in our opinion (we really did not want twins due to increased risks). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7183886/ and https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(18)30695-2/fulltext
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Clay at Clinic Sofia?
He is kind, listens carefully, takes time to understand concerns, respected our preferences without judgement. He welcomes any questions.
Describe the protocols David Clay used in your cycles at Clinic Sofia and their degree of success.
Letrozole with Ovidrel, iui, and timed intercourse. Reasoning: letrozole has better risk/reward profile for most, PCOS responds well to iui cycles with letrozole and ovidrel.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Clinic Sofia.
Kind, caring, helpful. Sometimes weren't fully aware of the situation or miscommunicated something minor but overall they were great.
Describe your experience with Clinic Sofia.
Both locations (Maple Grove and Edina) are very nice, easy to get to, well staffed, welcoming. Front desk staff does an overall great job. Lab staff are great. Scheduling was overall relatively easy. Never terribly difficult to get an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Clay at Clinic Sofia.
Somewhere around $200-$300 per IUI (vs $3-5k per IUI at local IVF clinic). Plus ultrasound and medication costs, which were covered by our insurance after we met our deductible. Prior to meeting deductible, costs were reasonable.
Describe David Clay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Clinic Sofia.
n/a
10
Doctor
David Clay
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Clinic Sofia
Edina
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