Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 84%Don't recommend: 16%8.6
84% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
9.1
9.1
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
9.1
9.1
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6
6
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
7.8
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
Medical College of WI
Residency
Medical College of WI
Fellowship
U of Iowa

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Joshua Kapfhamer works in 1 office at

Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 25%7.5

Explore Clinic
Minneapolis
2828 Chicago Ave. S. Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN 55407

5 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kapfhamer has been nothing short of fantastic! Unfortunately we do not have a baby yet, but Dr. Kapfhamer has taken every step to make our dreams come true. He answers all our questions with such respect, optimism, and honesty. He is a kind person first and a doctor second...has helped walk us through medicated cycles, IUIs, and now IVF. He is so kind and respectful while maintaining realistic optimism.
[Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota] Clinic Strength: Thorough treatment planning by doctors who care. Communication and protocol followup is excellent in the online portal. Clinic Weakness: Long wait times to schedule a conference with your doctor. I know they are so busy, it's just such a disappointment that "infertility" is such a long process...The clinic is up front about costs and has worked well with my insurance.
How was your experience with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Kapfhamer has helped walk us through medicated cycles, IUIs, and now IVF. He is so kind and respectful while maintaining realistic optimism. If my husband or I ever have questions or concerns, he takes all the time needed to answer them in very understandable language.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Make a list of your questions or concerns ahead of time. There is so much to think about at appointments and they can often be emotional. Having your questions written out will help you remember it all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Kapfhamer has been nothing short of fantastic! Unfortunately we do not have a baby yet, but Dr. Kapfhamer has taken every step to make our dreams come true. He answers all our questions with such respect, optimism, and honesty. He is a kind person first and a doctor second.
Describe the protocols Joshua Kapfhamer used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
We have done three medicated cycles with Clomid and timed intercourse, three additional cycles with IUI, and have moved on to IVF. Dr. Kapfhamer has changed protocol when needed and kept us informed along the way. We did not choose to genetically test our embryos after our egg retrieval and regret not testing at that time. We are now planning to thaw, biopsy our remaining embryos, and refreeze them to rule out genetic abnormalities.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Kind and respectful; responsive especially to online portal messages.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Clinic Strength: Thorough treatment planning by doctors who care. Communication and protocol followup is excellent in the online portal. Clinic Weakness: Long wait times to schedule a conference with your doctor. I know they are so busy, it's just such a disappointment that "infertility" is such a long process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Three medicated cycles, three rounds of IUI, and one round of IVF has cost us roughly 20k so far. The clinic is up front about costs and has worked well with my insurance.
10
Doctor
Joshua Kapfhamer
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
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
1
Age 29
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I saw Dr. K for a consult and then continued on with a couple IUI cycles. Although they failed, Dr. K never reached out or told me what we were going to do differently. I never saw him besides the initial consult. He also was dismissive toward my opinion on what my fertility issues were. Although I have read books about my hormones and fertility issues, he made it seem as though all of the information I ever read was false and laughable. He wasn't rude about it, but it was a little demeaning.
Overall, the [Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota] staff is hit or miss. Some of the front desk employees are sweet and welcoming, others are cold. I found the lack of communication from my doctor throughout the process very disappointing. It felt like they didn't care about whether my cycle was successful or not. It felt like they were going to push through any cycle regardless if everything looked good or not.
How was your experience with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
I chose Dr. K because I had heard lots of people love him. They said he was compassionate and had a warm bedside manner. My consult with him went ok, but I didn't feel like my opinion or my questions were fully welcomed. I may have caught him on an off day, but I haven't seen or heard from him since I had my consult with him almost 5 months ago. I'm sure he is busy with IVF patients, but it felt like since I was "only doing IUI" I wasn't important enough to keep up with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Make sure you're fully onboard with a minimal treatment plan and basically having the nurses as your doctor instead of Dr. K.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
I saw Dr. K for a consult and then continued on with a couple IUI cycles. Although they failed, Dr. K never reached out or told me what we were going to do differently. I never saw him besides the initial consult. He also was dismissive toward my opinion on what my fertility issues were. Although I have read books about my hormones and fertility issues, he made it seem as though all of the information I ever read was false and laughable. He wasn't rude about it, but it was a little demeaning.
Describe the protocols Joshua Kapfhamer used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
First IUI cycle I was on 2.5 of femara with a trigger shot. It only resulted in one mature follicle. The nurse told me to trigger that night (right away without consulting with Dr. K, even though he told me that he wanted 2-3). The trigger shot was scheduled to be taken between 6-8pm that night before the IUI was even scheduled, so the timing was not the typical "36 hours." I was told by the nurses that the timing didn't matter. This cycle didn't work and I believe they missed ovulation. Second cycle the nurses bumped me up to 5mg of femara and a trigger shot. It resulted in 3 follicles, and once again the nurse told me to trigger that night between 6-8pm before even knowing when the IUI would be scheduled. This also resulted in a negative test. I never had blood work drawn once. I was also told progesterone wasn't proven to help women sustain pregnancy, so it was not recommended for me to take it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
My first cycle I didn't care for my nursing staff. They were very cold and didn't seem to be happy to work there. The second round I had fantastic, sweet, and caring nurses!
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Overall, the staff is hit or miss. Some of the front desk employees are sweet and welcoming, others are cold. I found the lack of communication from my doctor throughout the process very disappointing. It felt like they didn't care about whether my cycle was successful or not. It felt like they were going to push through any cycle regardless if everything looked good or not.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
My IUIs were around 1,250, not including medication.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
My doctor initially told me they would run some bloodwork throughout my cycle, but it was never ordered. I asked about it and they said it wasn't necessary. I was also told by my doctor that my IUI would be 36 hours after my trigger shot, and was told that the timing wasn't important. This was disappointing especially since they weren't confirming that I was ovulating with bloodwork or more ultrasounds.
1
Doctor
Joshua Kapfhamer
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
1
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2023, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kapfhamer is wonderful... is very thorough and respectful. I always feel like I can ask him any question without being intimidated...always takes time to explain every detail to us and never makes us feel rushed...low ovarian egg reserve...said using a donor egg would increase my chances significantly...very transparent about my odds
[Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota] is very comfortable, clean, professional, and updated. Everyone I encountered there was great. Sometimes it took 24 hours to get a callback, but I always received a call when I requested one...nursing staff is also great...made me feel very comfortable ...communicated very well
How was your experience with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
He always takes time to explain every detail to us and never makes us feel rushed. I always leave the clinic with a good understanding of next steps. I completely trust him with my infertility treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
I would recommend bringing a notebook to write down information because you will get a lot of it from Dr. Kapfhamer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Kapfhamer is wonderful. He is very thorough and respectful. I always feel like I can ask him any question without being intimidated.
Describe the protocols Joshua Kapfhamer used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
Dr. Kapfhamer discovered that I have a low ovarian egg reserve. He said he would not recommend that I try IVF with my own eggs because it would not increase my chances of getting pregnant. He said using a donor egg would increase my chances significantly, so we are beginning that process now. I appreciate that he was very transparent about my odds and what would be the best treatment to do for me to get pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
The nursing staff is also great. They made me feel very comfortable and welcome. They communicated very well and gave me all the info and materials that I needed.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
The clinic is very comfortable, clean, professional, and updated. Everyone I encountered there was great. Sometimes it took 24 hours to get a callback, but I always received a call when I requested one.
10
Doctor
Joshua Kapfhamer
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
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Joshua Kapfhamer] is extremely warm, compassionate, and professional. He took the time to meet with us after a follicle monitoring appointment, even when we had no appointment scheduled. He reassured us big time and was so helpful. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone!...Antagonist protocol - kept doses low due to high AMH IVF w/ICSI PGT-SR testing (due to known balanced translocation) 1st FET of one embryo resulted in successful pregnancy!
This clinic [Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota] is extremely organized and well run! They were very prompt when we arrived for appointments. They also answer phone calls very quickly, which is great! Weaknesses- sometimes the appointments were so quick and we felt like we didn't get as much direction as we would have liked...Recommended single embryo transfer, as embryos were genetically tested...Antagonist protocol - kept doses low due to high AMH IVF w/ICSI PGT-SR testing (due to known balanced translocation) 1st FET of one embryo resulted in successful pregnancy!
How was your experience with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
He is extremely warm, compassionate, and professional. He took the time to meet with us after a follicle monitoring appointment, even when we had no appointment scheduled. He reassured us big time and was so helpful. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Trust him- he knows what he is doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
He ALWAYS took the time to listen to us and address our concerns. We never felt like a number/another patient on his caseload. He is very compassionate and warm!!!
Describe the protocols Joshua Kapfhamer used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol - kept doses low due to high AMH IVF w/ICSI PGT-SR testing (due to known balanced translocation) 1st FET of one embryo resulted in successful pregnancy!
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
This clinic is extremely organized and well run! They were very prompt when we arrived for appointments. They also answer phone calls very quickly, which is great! Weaknesses- sometimes the appointments were so quick and we felt like we didn't get as much direction as we would have liked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Retrieval - $12-15K? Transfer - $4K
Describe Joshua Kapfhamer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
Recommended single embryo transfer, as embryos were genetically tested
10
Doctor
Joshua Kapfhamer
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
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32 - 34
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
2nd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kapfhamer took the time to stop, listen, explain and explain again and again. He changed our treatment so for the first time after 3 years, it worked. I can't thank his professionalism enough. He followed up, followed through and continues to see patients with high success rates (according to friends that I know that have seen him). He didn't just want to take our $ and not have it work again
I did not like this clinics [Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota] pass of patient approach. They are also not as efficient with times and blood draws. I wish they had earlier weekday appts for those that work and handled people less like a number. You typically receive the answering machine...around 11k for IVF retrieval and fresh cycle, 3k for frozen, 5k for genetic testing
How was your experience with Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Kapfhamer took the time to stop, listen, explain and explain again and again. He changed our treatment so for the first time after 3 years, it worked. I can't thank his professionalism enough. He followed up, followed through and continues to see patients with high success rates (according to friends that I know that have seen him). He didn't just want to take our $ and not have it work again.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
I did not like this clinics pass of patient approach. They are also not as efficient with times and blood draws. I wish they had earlier weekday appts for those that work and handled people less like a number. You typically receive the answering machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Kapfhamer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
around 11k for IVF retrieval and fresh cycle, 3k for frozen, 5k for genetic testing
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Joshua Kapfhamer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5