Johanna Bailey Von Hofe

Fertility Center of the Carolinas

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 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
7
7
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
8.3
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
U. of South Carolina
Residency
U. of Alabama/Birmingham
Fellowship
U. of Alabama/Birmingham

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Johanna Bailey Von Hofe works in 2 offices at

Fertility Center of the Carolinas
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 10%9.1

Explore Clinic
Greenville
890 W. Faris Road, Suite 470
Greenville, SC 29605
Parkridge
100 Palmetto Health Pkwy
Columbia, SC 29212

3 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
5 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Von Hofe was everything I could have dreamed of in a fertility specialist...was kind, caring, compassionate, and treated me like a human...used an antagonist protocol...never rushed through appointments and took as long as needed to answer every question...My doctor presented eSET as an option but we did not utilize it. She never passed judgement or pushed us towards one decision or the other.
[Fertility Center of the Carolinas] has a weekly meeting with all doctors to review every IVF case and group think treatment plans...truly collaborative environment to make sure you are on the correct path and trouble shoot solutions...Every single person from administration, nursing, and doctors was extremely compassionate and personable. I felt cared for in every aspect.
How was your experience with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Dr. Von Hofe was everything I could have dreamed of in a fertility specialist. She was kind, caring, compassionate, and treated me like a human. It felt like Dr. Von Hofe became family. I would go to every appointment with a list of questions. She never rushed through appointments and took as long as needed to answer every question. She never once spoke down to me or in a condescending fashion. She was happy to provide as much detail or explanation that I requested. I felt comfortable suggesting things to add to my treatment plan and she would discuss the pros and cons or adding or not adding my suggestion. I always felt extremely cared for. She comforted me through tears and surgeries. I never felt like the emotional toll of treatment was diminished or that she was not empathetic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
I would take a notebook of questions with spaces for answers to every appointment. I found that extremely helpful to navigating the large amount of information I was given. Dr. Von Hofe is knowledgeable that I would forget things she said but could look back at notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
I felt my care was extremely personalized. I had almost daily communications with my nurse and frequent communications with Dr. Von Hofe. She was extremely compassionate and very honest about good and bad news from testing. I felt she and my nurse truly cared for me.
Describe the protocols Johanna Bailey Von Hofe used in your cycles at Fertility Center of the Carolinas and their degree of success.
I used an antagonist protocol. We were especially concerned with hyper stimulation so we started on lower doses of Menopur. I ended up under responding so we ended up tripling the total Menopur over the course of stims treatment for my egg retrieval. We added quite a few supplements to egg retrieval prep. We also added a low dose of levothyroxine to possibly reduce miscarriage rates.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of the Carolinas. (Assigned nurse: Nurse Sandy)
Each doctor at my clinic has a dedicated nurse. If another doctor handles a procedure or an appointment for you, their nurse helps for that appointment. Every nurse at the clinic was incredible! Nurse Sandy answered many phone calls to calm my anxiety and helped tremendously with the emotional toll fertility treatment takes.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
My clinic has a weekly meeting with all doctors to review every IVF case and group think treatment plans. It is a truly collaborative environment to make sure you are on the correct path and trouble shoot solutions. I thought that was a big part of gaining my confidence in this group. Every single person from administration, nursing, and doctors was extremely compassionate and personable. I felt cared for in every aspect.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
Our clinic was great about billing ultrasounds and any bloodwork possible as GYN first to try and lower costs. I believe we spent around $15,000 for our egg retrieval and IVF cycle without medication. IUI costs without medication were approximately $600 per cycle.
Describe Johanna Bailey Von Hofe's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
My doctor presented eSET as an option but we did not utilize it. She never passed judgement or pushed us towards one decision or the other.
10
Doctor
Johanna Bailey Von Hofe
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
Fertility Center of the Carolinas
Greenville
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.

2019 - 2020, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed meeting with Dr. Von Hofe. She answered our questions and took time to explain the process and diagnosis to us. She did not rush us and was very professional. I needed to get my health (A1C) in check to start the IVF process and Dr. Von Hofe called to check on me multiple times- even after 1 consult. She truly cares about her patients.
This clinic [Fertility Center of the Carolinas] is owned by Prisma Health, so big hospital system. Parking is challenging and visits are expensive. Was pleased with scheduling flexibility. Physician is why we stayed at the clinic- she was worth it...Dr. Von Hofe is smart and compassionate- she wanted us to be fully informed and she still made us feel incredibly hopeful about becoming parents. We would recommend her to any of our friends or family
How was your experience with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Dr. Von Hofe is smart and compassionate- she wanted us to be fully informed and she still made us feel incredibly hopeful about becoming parents. We would recommend her to any of our friends or family
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Book her asap! She is incredible
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed meeting with Dr. Von Hofe. She answered our questions and took time to explain the process and diagnosis to us. She did not rush us and was very professional. I needed to get my health (A1C) in check to start the IVF process and Dr. Von Hofe called to check on me multiple times- even after 1 consult. She truly cares about her patients.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
This clinic is owned by Prisma Health, so big hospital system. Parking is challenging and visits are expensive. Was pleased with scheduling flexibility. Physician is why we stayed at the clinic- she was worth it
10
Doctor
Johanna Bailey Von Hofe
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
Fertility Center of the Carolinas
Greenville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Von Hofe has always been understanding and compassionate...takes time to fully explain her thinking, the IVF process, and checks in with you to make sure you understand each step...is sympathetic to your fears and is realistically reassuring...went through 3 IUI cycles...agreed a single transfer was best.
[Fertility Center of the Carolinas] is good at communication and compassion. They consider your schedule when making appointments and will do their best to accommodate you. You feel like a person when you go into the clinic, not like a number...all were kind and helpful...went through 3 IUI cycles
How was your experience with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Dr. Von Hofe has always been understanding and compassionate. She takes time to fully explain her thinking, the IVF process, and checks in with you to make sure you understand each step. She is sympathetic to your fears and is realistically reassuring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Tell Dr. Von Hofe exactly what your hopes are and she will do her best to create a plan that will reach your goal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas?
Dr. Von Hofe has a warm and caring beside manner and makes it known that she wants to learn about you and your health.
Describe the protocols Johanna Bailey Von Hofe used in your cycles at Fertility Center of the Carolinas and their degree of success.
I went through 3 IUI cycles. I used some meds but I don’t remember them. I had to take a trigger shot 36 hours before each IUI. I went through the IVF process of egg retrieval. I took Femara and an injector medication called Gonal-F. The eggs were retrieved while I was asleep under anesthesia. For the transfer of an embryo I took daily Estrace pills and progesterone. I also took a daily progesterone shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
There are teams of nurses here. No matter which nurse I saw, they all were kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
I think the clinic is good at communication and compassion. They consider your schedule when making appointments and will do their best to accommodate you. You feel like a person when you go into the clinic, not like a number. It’s nice to feel like someone cares about you and you aren’t on your own.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Johanna Bailey Von Hofe at Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
I used a combination of insurance and out of pocket. My out of pockets costs for medical was around $5k. My out of pocket costs for meds was around $4k.
Describe Johanna Bailey Von Hofe's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of the Carolinas.
My doctor asked my thoughts on this and we both agreed a single transfer was best.
10
Doctor
Johanna Bailey Von Hofe
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
Fertility Center of the Carolinas
Greenville
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