Aspire Fertility

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not 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 is not offered: Not Offered
Atlanta
6 Concourse Parkway, Ste 250
Atlanta, Ga 30328-6117
678-274-6760
Houston
7515 S. Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
713.491.2792
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Aspire Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 710
7 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.9
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
7 assessments
10
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
10
Very nice, new and clean clinic [Aspire - Hou]. Chic decor and awesome phone charger in the waiting room. It would be cool if parking could be validated every visit..Stephanie S was great! I loved her! Very compassionate. I'm an email communicator and she always responded back in a timely fashion. When she let me know she was transferring to a different city, she had the nurse who would be taking over shadow her so she could get to know me and build that rapport. The nursing staff as a whole is great! Linda and Michelle included!
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
Very nice, new and clean clinic. Chic decor and awesome phone charger in the waiting room. It would be cool if parking could be validated every visit lol.. :-)
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My Husband and I loved Dr. Stegmann. We have the same personality and sense of humor. That was very important to us that we feel comfortable during this process. She explained everything to us in a way we could understand.. and had a few laughs in the process :-)
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Stephanie S was great! I loved her! Very compassionate. I'm an email communicator and she always responded back in a timely fashion. When she let me know she was transferring to a different city, she had the nurse who would be taking over shadow her so she could get to know me and build that rapport. The nursing staff as a whole is great! Linda and Michelle included!
How was your experience with Barbara Stegmann?
As stated before, my Husband and I felt 100% comfortable with Dr. Stegmann during this process. That was the 1st time we really received answers and an action plan. She was upfront and honest with us. Very optimistic. All 3 of us have the same type of personality, so that made it even better for us. We always had great laughs when we saw her. That is very important.. to feel comfortable.. and not embarrassed to actually need her services.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Stegmann?
She has a good personality and likes to laugh. Don't be afraid to connect with your doctor, it makes the process so much better!
Describe the protocols Barbara Stegmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We decided that an IUI was the best procedure for us. We took clomid, monitored ovulation cycle, then had an IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barbara Stegmann.
I am unsure of exact costs. My insurance is pretty good and covers infertility procedures. I only had to pay my co-pay which was $30 - $50. So please don't make an assessment based off my answer here. Again, my insurance has an excellent infertility plan.
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Doctor
Barbara Stegmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Strengths: Very friendly, nice facility, passionate and they [Aspire Fertility] care about each patient Weaknesses: None The office really cares about their patients. The staff consists of mostly women who they too have gone through infertility and can also relate. Not only is Dr Stegmann and the nurses compassionate but as well as the receptionist, therapist, financial advisors. It's an all around great office.... Catalina transferred to Aspire after about a year and a half of us being there.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
Strengths: Very friendly, nice facility, passionate and they care about each patient Weaknesses: None The office really cares about their patients. The staff consists of mostly women who they too have gone through infertility and can also relate. Not only is Dr Stegmann and the nurses compassionate but as well as the receptionist, therapist, financial advisors. It's an all around great office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My wife and I were one of the first couples at Aspire Fertility. It's been such a journey to watch the company grow and expand over the last few years. In this time, we've established a close relationship with the staff. Through numerous visits we're almost like family.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Catalina transferred to Aspire after about a year and a half of us being there. She came with so much experience and we hit it off right away. She always kept an open communication with us. When things were really hard for us she made sure to check in to let us know she was thinking of us and we were in her heart.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Barbara Stegmann?
Dr Stegmann is a great doctor who I've referred friends to her clinic. She's enlightened me with so much information as well as given me hope that one day we will become parents. During my first visit I went in feeling as if I was unable to conceive at all and she reassured me that she would get me to that goal.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Stegmann?
Be your own advocate. She won't advise any vitamins unless you ask.
Describe the protocols Barbara Stegmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Antagonist Protocol: Follistim, Ganirelix, Menopur. I started to over stimulate and we started out with a lower dose and then gradually increased dosage. She went this route thinking I wouldn't need much due to my age.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barbara Stegmann.
doctors office 14,000 pgs testing 3,995 IUI 1,600 sperm 1,200 per vial unlimited transfers
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Doctor
Barbara Stegmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
Nursing
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10
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological
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The whole nursing staff [at Aspire Fertility] is very helpful. They all seem to be up to speed on our case when we call with questions. And if I have a question I usually get and answer within and hour...The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable on our case even if they are not directly involved....The clinic really is great! It's a beautiful, calming, and quite atmosphere...Dr. Elkins has been an amazing support for us. When I need to talk to her about treatment or just have general fears or worries about fertility she takes time out to call and talk with me.
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological
10
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
The clinic really is great! It's a beautiful, calming, and quite atmosphere.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable on our case even if they are not directly involved.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The whole nursing staff is very helpful. They all seem to be up to speed on our case when we call with questions. And if I have a question I usually get and answer within and hour.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins?
Dr. Elkins has been an amazing support for us. When I need to talk to her about treatment or just have general fears or worries about fertility she takes time out to call and talk with me. She doesn't sugar coat things with us. She makes sure we fully understand everything. Dr. Elkins has gone above and beyond to treat us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins?
Don't be afraid to share your thoughts. She is usually very receptive.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IUI#1- Clomid and IUI- 3 mature follicles- Miscarried at 9wks IUI#2- Clomid and IUI- 2 mature follicles- Chemical Pregnancy IUI#3- Clomid, trigger, progesterone, and IUI- 3 mature follicles- Miscarried 5.5wks RPL testing- Revealed Anitphospholipid syndrome and PAI-1 Cycle 4- Aspirin and tried in our own adding in lovenox at positive hpt.- Chemical Pregnancy Cycle 5- Aspirin, tried on our own and added lovenox at ovulation.- Chemical Pregnancy Cycle 6- Timed intercourse with Aspirin, Clomid, trigger, and lovenox and progesterone at ovulation- 3 mature follicles- Miscarried twins 8wks
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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The compassion of the entire Aspire staff is unparalleled. Every single person I worked with was warm, compassionate and patient. I actually looked forward to going there and visiting with each person on the team....The Houston practice is new with several openings in the works. The office is beautiful and accommodating to professionals with wifi, outlets, snacks and drinks in the waiting area. It is built with compassion and innovation at the highest priority from the minute you walk in the door.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
The Houston practice is new with several openings in the works. The office is beautiful and accommodating to professionals with wifi, outlets, snacks and drinks in the waiting area. It is built with compassion and innovation at the highest priority from the minute you walk in the door.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Stegmann listened carefully to my concerns and past experiences. She took the time to explain the protocol, spoke in terms that I understood and even made me laugh a few times.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The compassion of the entire Aspire staff is unparalleled. Every single person I worked with was warm, compassionate and patient. I actually looked forward to going there and visiting with each person on the team.
How was your experience with Barbara Stegmann?
As a patient that has had several experiences at different clinics, I felt more confident in my treatment than I ever have after working with Dr. Stegmann. She is an accomplished physician and a warm, yet factual communicator, which comforted me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Stegmann?
As with all doctor visits, come armed with lots of questions.
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Doctor
Barbara Stegmann
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
Nursing
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Scheduling
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Aspire Fertility is a calm and serene setting. You feel relaxed when you are sitting in the waiting area! Some clinics are packed and everything seems rushed and frantic which makes the fertility process much more stressful. You will never feel like that at Aspire!...[Nurse] Stephanie is knowledgeable and quick to respond to email questions. She’s very and compassionate!...Dr Elkins has been honest yet optimistic since our first visit in 2014. She has never stopped looking for ways to help us complete our family!
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
Aspire Fertility is a calm and serene setting. You feel relaxed when you are sitting in the waiting area! Some clinics are packed and everything seems rushed and frantic which makes the fertility process much more stressful. You will never feel like that at Aspire!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She always relates to me like a real person. She asks about my children and remembers details. She’s honest and caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Stephanie is knowledgeable and quick to respond to email questions. She’s very and compassionate!
How was your experience with Linda Elkins?
Dr Elkins has been honest yet optimistic since our first visit in 2014. She has never stopped looking for ways to help us complete our family! I’m so grateful that we went to her for treatments! I have my children because my age and genetic condition didn’t keep her from wanting to treat me!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins?
Be ready for her upbeat, positive attitude mixed with a dose of reality! :)
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
Nursing
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Very warm and personable. Even though we didn't get the news we wanted, we learned a lot and appreciate the directness but caring way we were told. She was very matter of fact but was ready to discuss the next options and thoroughly explained our options
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very warm and personable. Even though we didn't get the news we wanted, we learned a lot and appreciate the directness but caring way we were told. She was very matter of fact but was ready to discuss the next options and thoroughly explained our options
How was your experience with Barbara Stegmann?
Very warm and compassionate. We were very nervous and speaking with her actually relaxed me. Very knowledgeable and thorough in discussing options. Not completed with our visits but will definitely recommend
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Stegmann?
None. She covered all topics and left us with no questions.
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Doctor
Barbara Stegmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
All staff [Aspire Fertility] were super nice, the only thing I would say to be aware of is the financial lady (Elizabeth) she would tell you she would find something out about insurance and never return your call. The lady who does the blood draws Katt is amazing and funny....IUI non medicated 600. Our insurance paid for everything but the actual procedure.... Office and Dr were extremely helpful and answered any questions we asked.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
All staff were super nice, the only thing I would say to be aware of is the financial lady (Elizabeth) she would tell you she would find something out about insurance and never return your call. The lady who does the blood draws Katt is amazing and funny.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Office and Dr were extremely helpful and answered any questions we asked.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins?
Very friendly and explained everything. Even came in while on vacation because of a situation with the IUI. When things changed, she changed her plan of action. When we decided the medication was to much she agreed and changed course.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins?
Ask all the questions you need, she will answer them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins.
IUI non medicated 600. Our insurance paid for everything but the actual procedure.
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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