Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Englewood
9780 Pyramid Ct.
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 420-1570
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Neutral: 19.3
4 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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Attention to Detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.3
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
4 assessments
10
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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I told my husband it was surprising to me that they had other patients because the doctor and the nursing staff was incredibly attentive to me during our procedures there.
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I told my husband it was surprising to me that they had other patients because the doctor and the nursing staff was incredibly attentive to me during our procedures there. During our initial consult, Dr. Albrecht really listened and understood where were coming from with regard to our ethics and beliefs about the whole process. He was supportive and thorough when explaining our options. His nursing staff was very caring and always knew me by name.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Every time we spoke she told me not to hesitate to call and ask questions. She gave me someone else to contact when she wasn't going to be available. She was patient and understanding.
How was your experience with Bruce Albrecht?
He was calm, smart and very well educated regarding the research. He was patient and took his time to look each of us in the eye and be sure we understood our path ahead. I cannot say enough positive things about the man. I would recommend him to anyone and plan to go back for #2.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bruce Albrecht?
Ask the questions. No question is too insignificant. He will take time and the nursing staff is extremely helpful and available. Over the weekend I was still able to talk to my nurse for 20 minutes regarding my concerns.
Describe the protocols Bruce Albrecht used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not remember most of them, but I know I was on 300 IU of Menopur and Bravelle 2 x a day. He took into account the "Greenlight" program that was offering a rebate because he did not want to cost of the drugs to be limiting to us. We stimmed for 10 days and had 18 eggs retrieved, 14 were mature, 9 fertilized, 2 transferred and 4 frozen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Bruce Albrecht.
Around $11,000 for the IVF appointments and procedure. $1,300 for freezing of remaining embryos. $3,000 of drugs. After $2,000 was reimbursed through Greenlight program.
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Doctor
Bruce Albrecht
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care
Englewood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2005 - 2007
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Calls [to Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care] were returned. Appointments were made quickly and effectively. Lab results were given on the same day. Not once did we feel pressured or pushed into making decisions and we were given time and space to make those decisions when we needed it. We appreciated the way explanations were made when we didn't understand a concept or treatment... Kathi [nurse] is an amazingly warm and caring person. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and understands the urgency of the matters at hand. Phone calls are always returned, test results are always given in a timely manner and explanations of those results were always given in ways that were clear. I never felt demeaned when I would have to ask what a test result meant.
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2005 - 2007
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care.
I'm clearly biased. I don't feel this clinic has any weaknesses. Their strengths are numerous. You will be seen and treated as an individual. There are no cookie-cutter approaches here and each and every step in your journey here will be done with compassion, thorough thoughtfulness, and extreme care for your well being.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Albrecht and his staff are very keen on making sure that ever patient who walks through their door is treated kindly and given all the information necessary to make informed decisions. Calls were returned. Appointments were made quickly and effectively. Lab results were given on the same day. Not once did we feel pressured or pushed into making decisions and we were given time and space to make those decisions when we needed it. We appreciated the way explanations were made when we didn't understand a concept or treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I don't recall who the transfer coordinator at the time was, but I primarily saw Kathi Matson. Kathi is an amazingly warm and caring person. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and understands the urgency of the matters at hand. Phone calls are always returned, test results are always given in a timely manner and explanations of those results were always given in ways that were clear. I never felt demeaned when I would have to ask what a test result meant.
How was your experience with Bruce Albrecht?
Dr. Albrecht is one of the most compassionate people on the planet. He's not a reproductive endocrinologist with ego. It's rather clear that he's in this area of practice because he loves the science and the families he helps. When we met with Dr. Albrecht, he was forthright in giving us information and was also supportive at the same time. The decisions were always ours to make, and it was clear that he would give us all the information we needed to make those decisions. We never felt pressured to do a procedure. Never. After we were done building our family with Dr. Albrecht's help, I relied on him to perform my hysterectomy when the fibroids became too much. I was alone in the operating room and he stayed right there by my side until the anesthesia was administered. He held my hand, and spoke to me so I wouldn't feel alone and scared. Knowing that Dr. A was right there brought me great comfort.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bruce Albrecht?
If you are looking for a doctor that will work outside the box to help you build your family, Dr. Albrecht is the way to go. He sees each family and their unique situations and looks to find ways to help that family meet their goals. When deciding if Dr. Albrecht is right for you, I would encourage you to decide if you want to be a name or a number. There will be no cattle calls at Albrecht Women's Care and you'll be cared for as a human being who is going through a very difficult struggle. I have remained a patient of Dr. Albrecht's even after being done building our family 9 years ago. They are that wonderful.
Describe the protocols Bruce Albrecht used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After all testing had been completed we knew that we would be going into any treatment plan with diminished ovarian reserve and poor egg quality, but hubby's sperm was stellar. Dr. Albrecht suggested IVF from the start, but we weren't ready to go there just yet (like many families do) and we opted for IUI with clomid procedures first. Knowing that our egg quality was non existent, Dr. Albrecht suggested the use of donor eggs and gave us a very high chance of success using that route. At the time, we were emotionally spent and opted for domestic adoption, which Dr. Albrecht supported. After two failed adoption attempts and three years of time, we went back to Dr. Albrecht and discussed our options using donor eggs in more detail. We began the process by having surgery to remove uterine fibroids to allow me to be a better carrier for a resulting pregnancy. During this time, we also selected egg donors and began the process of psychological evaluations, and FDA required testing as we would be using my husband's sperm. After being matched with a donor, we performed a "test" cycle and found that my uterine lining was great and we were cleared to cycle with our donor. We were given the opportunity to discuss at length the number of embryos that we would transfer and the decision was all ours. Dr. Albrecht gave us information, but never required that we transfer a certain number. We chose to transfer one embryo and freeze the rest. That one single embryo transfer resulted in a full-term birth, a daughter. We have been able to donate the remaining embryos to families who have also had their dreams made true by the births of their children as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Bruce Albrecht.
The costs associated with our care were partially covered by our employer-provided health insurance. The rest of the costs were out-of-pocket. We were able to source our own medications and use donated meds as long as they were not expired.
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Doctor
Bruce Albrecht
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care
Englewood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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7
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
The clinic [Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care] is small which is both a strength and weakness. Timing of IUI's was often very dictated by their availability which was sometimes stressful; we had to freeze sperm for a couple of cycles unexpectedly (partner with last minute work trip) and it was a rush to get that done since they only allow samples to be frozen two days per week.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care.
The clinic is small which is both a strength and weakness. Timing of IUI's was often very dictated by their availability which was sometimes stressful; we had to freeze sperm for a couple of cycles unexpectedly (partner with last minute work trip) and it was a rush to get that done since they only allow samples to be frozen two days per week.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Smaller office so patients are known on a first name basis.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses overall were very kind and performed all of my IUI's with minimal discomfort. They were responsive at returning my calls typically within the same day.
How was your experience with Bruce Albrecht?
He has one of the best bedside manners of any doctor that I've encountered. Because I'm a RN I had a lot of questions each time I saw him and he took the time to answer all of them without making me feel rushed. Consults with him typically lasted over an hr.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Bruce Albrecht?
Write down your questions and don't be afraid to ask; no question is too insignificant.
Describe the protocols Bruce Albrecht used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First IUI clomid 100 mg; IUI 2-3 clomid 100 mg plus vaginal estrace. IUI 4-5 10 mg Letrozole.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Bruce Albrecht.
Insurance covered all meds and monitoring appointments except the actual IUI. About 300 for actual IUI procedure (includes sperm washing).
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Doctor
Bruce Albrecht
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care
Englewood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
I can't think of a better doctor than Dr Albrecht. Even when explaining situations that would make conceiving difficult, he always remained positive about our chances of a successful pregnancy....Dr Albrecht and his staff are amazing to work with. It's a smaller office, so the staff quickly knows you by name. He is great at explaining all procedures and works with you on creating a plan.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Albrecht and his staff are amazing to work with. It's a smaller office, so the staff quickly knows you by name. He is great at explaining all procedures and works with you on creating a plan.
How was your experience with Bruce Albrecht?
I can't think of a better doctor than Dr Albrecht. Even when explaining situations that would make conceiving difficult, he always remained positive about our chances of a successful pregnancy.
Describe the protocols Bruce Albrecht used in your cycles and their degree of success.
At my first visit he decided that a hysteroscopy would be the best initial option for fibroid removal, but explained that a secondary laparoscopy might be necessary. We proceeded with the second surgery 3 months after the first and successfully removed all fibroids. 3 months later we began our first cycle of Clomid which resulted in a miscarriage. We tried one additional cycle and then moved on to Letrozole which resulted in a positive pregnancy test.
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Doctor
Bruce Albrecht
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care
Englewood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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