Nashville Fertility Center

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Murfreesboro
1725 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 321-4740
Nashville
345 23rd Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-4740
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Nashville Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 24Neutral: 5Don't recommend: 127.5
41 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 29% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
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Nursing Team
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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
483
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
41 assessments
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Other
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Always easy to call and book appointments [at Nashville Fertility Center], nice staff and very compassionate about not overcharging if they don't have to, since it can be expensive. I went to the M'boro office instead of the Nashville office, I preferred the smaller office and close knit staff. I do understand that other patients may not like that the office is much smaller though...She [nurse] was always personable, hopeful and just the right amount of perky. Very informative and helpful in anyway she could. No weaknesses whatsoever!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Always easy to call and book appointments, nice staff and very compassionate about not overcharging if they don't have to, since it can be expensive. I went to the M'boro office instead of the Nashville office, I preferred the smaller office and close knit staff. I do understand that other patients may not like that the office is much smaller though.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like Dr. Hill was personable and on our side for any treatment we chose to do, but while going through treatment cycles we rarely saw him during the monitoring process, mostly nurses and his other partners in the practice.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was always personable, hopeful and just the right amount of perky. Very informative and helpful in anyway she could. No weaknesses whatsoever!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with George Hill?
Through our 3 IUI cycles and our IVF consult he seemed to be more than supportive of our ideal course of treatment. He was good answering any questions we had and being thorough. However during the cycles we never saw him, it was always other doctors doing our monitoring.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Be more involved with each cycle as opposed to letting other Doctors and NP's be there in your place.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
2 IUI cycles were done with Letrozole days 3-5, trigger shots, and insemination to follow, labs to check beta levels. 1 IUI cycle with Gonal F 75 iu for about a week, trigger shots and insemination, labs to check estrogen & beta levels.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
Most of my costs were through the pharmacies, which they provided a discount program for. All diagnostic testing was covered by our insurance and the only things out of pocket charged at the clinic were sperm washing and insemination, those costs were relatively low compared to stories I've heard of other clinics charging. Without medications, IUI cycles were under $500 with insurance, and with medications total costs $590-900.
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
I have been nothing but impressed with the nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office [of Nashville Fertility Center]. They have all been amazing!...They [nurses] are very very busy but they manage the patient load well. The clinic is small, but I believe that they are getting a new office in the near future...Dr. Whitworth is a very busy doctor but she still takes time to explain everything clearly. She has a good bedside manor, but is not an emotional doctor.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They are very very busy but they manage the patient load well. The clinic is small, but I believe that they are getting a new office in the near future. I have been impressed with the Murfreesboro office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth is a very busy doctor but she still takes time to explain everything clearly. She has a good bedside manor, but is not an emotional doctor. She is straight business, to some that may make them feel like more of a number but that just is her personality. It did take me a bit to get use to this quality, as I am more of an emotional person. She is very smart and truly does care about the care she gives and the nurses in the office call her the "endometriosis queen"- and she is!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have been nothing but impressed with the nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office. They have all been amazing!
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
She is very informative and explains all options based on your diagnoses and will let you decide what you feel best for you and your body. She is all business and is not an emotional doctor. It took me a while to get use to this, as I am an emotional person. I did have to have surgery as well with Dr. Whitworth for endometriosis and I feel just took the best care and did the absolute best surgery. They do have a lot of patients, so until you see her a few times and get really established, it takes her a bit to put all the pieces of your history back together- that has been the only frustrating part to my husband and I. But, we have now been treated by her for over 1 year and this is not an issue now. Overall, we have been very happy with her and would recommend her to others.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Patience, even though it is SO hard!!! Fertility is such a variable practice of medicine and has to be specifically tailored to each person and sometimes, the answers take a while to uncover and sometimes, there are no answers, which is the most frustrating part of infertility.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a miscarriage the first month of trying in October of 2016. I switched OBGYN early 2017 and he sent me to Dr. Whitworth - in June of 2017 I had HSG done and my tubes were clear. In Sep we started Clomid- I developed a large cysts and the cycle failed. I then did 3 rounds of Femara. 2 of those rounds, I was able to do a trigger shot to release my egg/eggs. The other round, the follicle was too large and we were not able to do trigger shot. In Feb 2018, I started even more of an increase in pain with periods and had an ultrasound that showed possible endometriomas on both of my ovaries. I did 2 rounds of Lupron and then had surgery in June 2018 for endometriosis. I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo. Dr.Whitworth now wants us to try on our own for 3-4 months and then will will try medicated if I do not get pregnant before then. Dr. Whitworth gave us about a 35% of conceiving on our own. If we are not able to do so, we will start IVF next year.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
We have been lucky, our insurance has picked up most of the ultrasounds as well as the surgery. We have had to come out of pocket for all medication, consultations and testing for my husband.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office [Nashville Fertility Center] is amazing. Both my husband and I love them. We are those patients that constantly have questions since all our meds are new to us. Every time we call we get a call back from the nurse within a day.... Usually when consulting with the doctor about next steps, it’s done in their office, not the patient room, which is nice. They can do most testing in office. I’ve had transvaginal ultrasounds there, and they do sperm analyses there also.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
We have only been to the Murfreesboro office, not their main Nashville office. It is clean and inviting. The rooms are nice. Usually when consulting with the doctor about next steps, it’s done in their office, not the patient room, which is nice. They can do most testing in office. I’ve had transvaginal ultrasounds there, and they do sperm analyses there also. That part is great for male factor infertility because of the convenience. It only takes an hour for them to get the results back, so it’s discussed same day. Blood work is also done there. There’s a small waiting room so if you’re not comfortable sitting with a bunch of people that’s something to think about.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were listened to and made to feel like we were important and that our problems mattered to them. Dr. Whitworth would address every concern we had and seemed to really care.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office is amazing. Both my husband and I love them. We are those patients that constantly have questions since all our meds are new to us. Every time we call we get a call back from the nurse within a day. She is always pleasant to talk to and remembers our specific information.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth is very easy to talk to. We would often have tons of questions and she would answer everyone, without making us feel like we were taking up too much time. We had one visit with her that lasted 3 hours, but that was by our choice because of all of the questions we had. She answered everyone. She explained everything g very well also to where we could understand. She was able to explain details about my husbands sperm and testosterone issues in a way we could understand.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My husband had low sperm count and no motility. She suggested HCG shots, but due to the cost we first tried clomid. He did well with this and 3 months later had above normal numbers! He still had some white blood cells so Dr. Whitworth prescribes antibiotics for that. I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin. I was put on one cycle of clomid, but this thinned my lining. I came in for an US to confirm that, and was then switched to Letrozole for 3 months. I ovulated each cycle. Before starting the Letrozole I had an HSG test also.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
With our BCBS insurance we had to pay our specialty copay of $45 for our visit. If both my husband and I were being seen that would be the fee for each of us. Our insurance is not in network with their lab, so sperm analysis cost us $130. My first transvaginal ultrasound cost us $60. But the next 2 I had were covered by our insurance and we paid nothing.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood...A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.....About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA...Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth went into a lot of detail through all my visits and it didn’t feel like she was rushing me out the door.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Write all your questions down so you remember everything.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on testosterone shots when I started seeing her. Her first immediate plan was for me to stop those as they caused a very low sperm count and zero motility. She recommended HCG shots, but due to cost we tried clomid instead. She had me come in 3 months later to test again and the results were great. Dr. Whitworth gave me the results right away.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
I had to pay my specialist $45 copay. Blood work and SA were expensive because our insurance didn’t cover their lab. About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Dr Hill and his staff [at Nashville Fertility Center-Murfreesboro] always were so positive and encouraging even when our numbers were at the lowest. We had such an amazing experience with his office... The front desk lady doesn’t seem nice at first and is very straight forward, but after the first couple of visits she is extremely sweet.the clinics strength would be that they were all up to date with what was going on with us every time we came in.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The front desk lady doesn’t seem nice at first and is very straight forward, but after the first couple of visits she is extremely sweet.the clinics strength would be that they were all up to date with what was going on with us every time we came in.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Hill and his staff always were so positive and encouraging even when our numbers were at the lowest. We had such an amazing experience with his office
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don’t have any weaknesses for them. Both nurses I encountered were very accommodating. They were always up to date with my chart and what was going on. They both made personal calls to myself to check on me
How was your experience with George Hill?
Dr Hill was always very descriptive, professional, and informative. He always listened to our concerns and what we had to say as patients. The only downfall was that we never seen him unless we had a consultation
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Be open and honest with everything. Voice all of your concerns and ask questions
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used 50mg of clomid for 3 months with timed intercourse. We then moved onto 50mg of clomid and a trigger shot of ovidrel with an IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
My ultrasounds were around $200, meds were $150, sperm wash was $220 and the insemination was $200. Each of our consultations were $250
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Nursing
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
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I like the convenience of the 2 locations [Nashville Fertility Center]. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.... [Nursing Staff] Very professional but not as much communication as I expected... Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she [Dr. Whitworth] referred me to for fibroid removal.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nothing in particular stands out. I like the convenience of the 2 locations. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Not of interaction
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very professional but not as much communication as I expected
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Not a lot of interaction Expected more involvement. Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she referred me to for fibroid removal. A lot of times I felt unsure of the next steps and plan towards conception. Just felt that more communication was needed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Get an established plan of action right from beginning
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She wanted to go through a series of tests, to assess my current situation. This included various tests for my husband. Discovered issues with fibroids.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Martha [nurse at Nashville Fertility Center] was amazing, and I missed her when we were transferred to the OB at 9 weeks of pregnancy....I won't ever forget her having me come in after hours when I had a positive beta but I was bleeding. She stayed late to teach my husband how to do PIO injections, since we had previously been using progesterone inserts... She was compassionate, informed, and an excellent communicator. She promptly answered all of my calls and emails, and when she didn't know an answer to one of my questions she would always follow up with my physician for me and then get back to me.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic was great. Everyone I met, from schedulers to nurse anesthesia providers, were so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. The only weaknesses I can think of was simply passing along my file. After we decided to do IVF, I was expecting a call from the IVF nurse within a week. This didn't happen, and it was only after I called the clinic and followed up with them that my patient file was placed with the IVF nurse.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth sat down with us (free of charge) after our fresh transfer resulted in a chemical pregnancy and I truly felt her compassion for our situation. Similarly, when we had our positive pregnancy result and we "graduated" from our fertility center to our OB, she was excited and so supportive of us. We even went back to visit after our baby was born and she asked questions specific to my pregnancy/labor/delivery, as well as to the health of my baby.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Martha was amazing, and I missed her when we were transferred to the OB at 9 weeks of pregnancy. She was compassionate, informed, and an excellent communicator. She promptly answered all of my calls and emails, and when she didn't know an answer to one of my questions she would always follow up with my physician for me and then get back to me. I won't ever forget her having me come in after hours when I had a positive beta but I was bleeding. She stayed late to teach my husband how to do PIO injections, since we had previously been using progesterone inserts.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth was always very thorough with her explanations to us, and very honest about how to adjust her plan of care/our treatment. After two IUIs, she point blank told us that additional IUIs would not likely be successful and that it was time to move on in our journey.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Ask her hard questions and be ready for the honest (sometimes brutal) truth.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For IVF, I stimmed using Follistim and used Ovidrel to make sure I didn't ovulate. I stimmed rather quickly (began stims 2/6 and had egg retrieval 2/15). 21 eggs were retrieved, but only 3 made it to 5 day status. No one was sure why the statistics were not in our favor in regards to this.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
There were a lot of appointment times available, so it was easy to work around my schedule. It was run very professionally, and was a well-oiled machine. Patti was often my ultrasound tech and she was always so upbeat and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
About $10,000 for IVF, $5,000 for stim medications, $1,500 for ICSI, and $5,500 for FET.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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Flat fee for one round of IVF and fresh transfer [at Nashville Fertility Center] : $9500 Frozen transfer: $3500 Drugs for first round, including transfer: (FSH, estrogen, progesterone, etc $6500) Drugs for FET: $3500...Jordan Vaughn is the BEST. This is a big reason why I have been happy with my care at Nashville Fertility Center. She is our cheerleader in this whole process. Very caring and respectful. I also appreciate how quick she is to respond to email when I have questions regarding our care.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
My husbands first visit was a little confusing. They were a little disorganized at the front desk. Other than that, our care has been good.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hill is a good balance between being blunt and treating you like a human. He tells you like it is, but does it in a way that keeps you hopefully throughout the process.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jordan Vaughn is the BEST. This is a big reason why I have been happy with my care at Nashville Fertility Center. She is our cheerleader in this whole process. Very caring and respectful. I also appreciate how quick she is to respond to email when I have questions regarding our care.
How was your experience with George Hill?
I've had a good experience with Dr. Hill so far. (we are currently in treatment still) He's to the point and very as a matter of fact when it comes to options moving forward. After we had our two failed transfers, he called within a few days to offer condolences, and then gave us our next steps. He keeps our hope alive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Go in with an open mind. Know that he's going to look at every piece of the puzzle and offer as many solutions as possible. He can be aggressive with treatment, but just let him know if he's moving too fast.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First IVF Cycle: Our first cycle, in my opinion, was a "base" cycle. He put me on FSH drugs and set a standard dosage to see how my body would react to them. We used Gonal-F, Menapur & Ganarelix. We transferred a very "healthy" 4AB embryo, but it resulted in a negative test. Our FET Cycle: Dr. Hill adjusted treatment slightly, trying different brands of drugs before implantation. We implanted 2 healthy embryos (roughly a 4BB & 2BB) but resulted in a negative test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
Rough estimates: Flat fee for one round of IVF and fresh transfer: $9500 Frozen transfer: $3500 Drugs for first round, including transfer: (FSH, estrogen, progesterone, etc $6500) Drugs for FET: $3500
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
0
The clinic is organized and they usually do well with getting you in around your appointment time. The nurses/nurse practitioners that handled the IUIs were nice and helped you feel at ease. There should be better communication about the treatments and what to expect. You do become a pro after the first time but that is because you figure it out.
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic is organized and they usually do well with getting you in around your appointment time. The nurses/nurse practitioners that handled the IUIs were nice and helped you feel at ease. There should be better communication about the treatments and what to expect. You do become a pro after the first time but that is because you figure it out.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a number because they do have to have a process and order to everything so there are no mixups. While I understand this, I felt like they shuffled you through all the stops during the appointment with no real interaction. The doctor seemed to have no emotion while speaking with us and most of the time we had to ask 20 questions about things when they should have been explained.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I never knew their names and they had about 3 or 4 nurses that I would deal with. They usually were nice. There was one nurse that seemed new and she seemed rude with her comments. I would receive phone calls within the hour after I left a message, which didn't bother me.
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman?
The doctor did listen to our concerns, but as previously mentioned, there never seemed to be any kind of connection. He did order certain types of blood tests, but they don't seem to bother with some testing that should be important. We only met with him one time and while he answered questions, it also seemed like he was rushing us to make a decision to go straight to IVF or do IUI. Definitely felt like they were in it for the money instead of feeling like there was some type of compassion there. We also had to speak to nurses all the time and all communication was through the nurse, which is probably common, but quite frustrating when the whole process is confusing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Weitzman?
Be prepared with questions that you want to know and do not be afraid to ask for testing you want done. Don't expect a touchy feely relationship. If he won't do it, find another doctor. Unfortunately, there aren't many places in Nashville to go to.
Describe the protocols Glenn Weitzman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I wasn't truly diagnosed with anything, although I had mild endometriosis, which I knew from my gynecologist. He basically said I was old at 38. I had three IUIs with Femara to stimulate more follicles. I never had a problem ovulating, but they wanted more eggs to be there. On Day 12 I had an ultrasound to see how many follicles I had, which were all measured and then I was given an Ovidrel trigger shot. I never felt that the shot worked for me as I ovulated later than the 12-24 hours they claimed and I knew this because I was taking my BBT temperatures. Nothing was ever changed in my protocol. The next day I would have my IUI and then I was to call the office after waiting two weeks to say whether it was positive or negative.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glenn Weitzman.
Drugs were paid for separately and for Femara and Ovidrel it was $185 for that out of pocket. I had no fertility insurance coverage. With just the ultrasound and IUI, it was around $800. The doctor's visit was around $485. To get a saline ultrasound of the uterus, it would have been around $700 out of pocket.
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Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
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From start to finish (medicated cycles, IUI, surgery, IVF procedure, meds) we spent $20,000 [at Nashville Fertility Center]...Other than difficulty in scheduling sperm analysis, ALL staff was very kind. They were helpful in scheduling timely appointments. They were kind, understanding and helpful. Wait times were minimal. Every staff member appeared invested and hopeful in our journey...Tina was an angel! She was able to identify when I was struggling. Listened to me cry, gave advice and referrals as needed. She ALWAYS called us back. ALWAYS emailed back. IN TIMELY MANNER. I never felt like I was hunting her down or feeling lost. She felt like family.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Other than difficulty in scheduling sperm analysis, ALL staff was very kind. They were helpful in scheduling timely appointments. They were kind, understanding and helpful. Wait times were minimal. Every staff member appeared invested and hopeful in our journey.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hill would meet with us for all consultations, before moving to a new treatment and as requested. He was kind, thoughtful, intentional, and easy to talk with. He answered all questions. He never seemed hurried or that we were not important.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Tina was an angel! She was able to identify when I was struggling. Listened to me cry, gave advice and referrals as needed. She ALWAYS called us back. ALWAYS emailed back. IN TIMELY MANNER. I never felt like I was hunting her down or feeling lost. She felt like family.
How was your experience with George Hill?
Dr. Hill is warm and kind. He smiles, listened to me cry, and was understanding. He would say things like, "I know this is hard" and I felt heard. He was also aggressive with treatments, fully motivated to achieve pregnancy. He offered us choices and let us tell him what we could handle, when we could handle it. He was the first doctor to take me seriously regarding pain during my cycles.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Tell him what you want. Schedule appointments with Dr. Hill when you want to talk with him directly.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Ganirelex cycle plan. I don't remember specific doses. I also chose PIO. I took Follistim, Menopur, Estradiol dot. I did over stimulate and had to move from a fresh cycle to a frozen cycle. Egg retrieval produced 27 eggs, 8 embryos. We transferred 1 embryo, that split. Resulting in identical twin boys. Carried to 35 weeks, no NICU time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
From start to finish (medicated cycles, IUI, surgery, IVF procedure, meds) we spent $20,000
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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4
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Other
4
Long waiting times [at Nashville Fert Ctr]. The nurses and NPs were not warm nor helpful with resources. Phone calls with nurses did not explained the medicine purpose....The front staff were not welcoming nor warm. It was a challenge to connect with the friendly surgery coordinator, since she was so busy. One of the backup ultrasound techs commented on my disability which was inappropriate...The nursing staff were always busy and not always engaging....
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Other
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The front staff were not welcoming nor warm. It was a challenge to connect with the friendly surgery coordinator, since she was so busy. One of the backup ultrasound techs commented on my disability which was inappropriate. I did love Dr. Eblen and her willingness to take my case.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Long waiting times. The nurses and NPs were not warm nor helpful with resources. Phone calls with nurses did not explained the medicine purpose.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff were always busy and not always engaging. They tried to be gentle during test and procedures. They tended to forget about preparing the assigned nurse due to my unique anatomy which led to prolonged and sometimes painful procedures. I had to start reminding them to warn the nurses ahead of time.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
Dr. Eblen is a warm and personable doctor. She took the time to explain my abnormal anatomy and was open to helping me get pregnant. She was limited in the knowledge of my abnormality which is expected since it’s rare. She did a fantastic job in removing my polyps. However, she failed to warn me about a medicine side effect before my surgery. I feel like she could have done more research in order to help me since my situation was unique.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
You have to ask her to explore all options when deciding on a treatment plan.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did the all the tests such as genetic test, blood test for hormones and thyroid, hysterosalpingogram, sonohysterography, ultrasounds, and MRI. I learned i have MTHFR mutation. They also found polyps which were removed. The first two cycles, I took Clomid and did timed intercourse. The 4 IUIs - took clomid and then femera on days 5-7, then trigger shot if follicle and lining were the right measurements, and next day was intrauterine insemination.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
My insurance covered the tests, most of the medicines, and 50% of the fertility treatments after I met my deductible. The IUIs were several hundreds dollars and husband sperm wash was not covered so it was around $400.
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Several doctors tried to perform my IUI [at Nashville Fertility Center] and were unable to puncture my cervix. I feel like I wasted money of those cycles and wasted time...IUI around $1,000 each... I always felt like a number. The waiting room is full of people and it seems so doom and gloom in there. The only positive at NFC is how friendly the ladies in the business office were... I often waited over 45 minutes to see Dr. Hill and when I finally spoke with him it always felt rushed.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nashville Fertility - I always felt like a number. The waiting room is full of people and it seems so doom and gloom in there. The only positive at NFC is how friendly the ladies in the business office were.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
With Nashville Fertility I completely felt like a number. I often waited over 45 minutes to see Dr. Hill and when I finally spoke with him it always felt rushed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't have any good memories of the nursing staff. I always felt rushed and like my time wasn't valued while waiting so long for the doctor.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with George Hill?
Dr. Hill is VERY friendly and that was wonderful for us in the beginning. I feel like he never exactly made a plan of action for my treatment. All 3 of my IUI's were traumatic for me because Dr. Hill and his staff were unable to get through my cervix. I'm not convinced that they ever actually did the IUI correctly. When we finally switched to another clinic in Atlanta the doctor was able to get through my cervix within a few seconds. Dr. Hill had tried for over an hour one time and even said he would need to put me asleep to perform the next IUI. I felt like he had zero concern for my time because I was often left waiting well over 45 minutes to consultations or followups.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Keep looking! I wish I had my 2 years back :(
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 3 IUI cycles with Clomid. I don't remember many specifics but I do know that the clinic was closed on some of my ovulation dates. I felt very rushed when my IUI occurred over a holiday. The nurses and Doctor seemed super annoyed that I needed service if it was a weekend or holiday.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
IUI around $1,000 each.
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
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Ellen [nurse at Nashville Fertility Center] is amazing! She was always very organized, prompt at getting back to me through email or phone calls and very caring and compassionate...The costs were in line with other fertility clinics in the area...I was very pleased with the safety protocols in place with the staff double checking everything every step along the way for every visit I had. I always felt cared about and like my success mattered to everyone involved in my treatment.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I was very pleased with the safety protocols in place with the staff double checking everything every step along the way for every visit I had. I always felt cared about and like my success mattered to everyone involved in my treatment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth consistently took the time to meet with us and listen to our concerns. She always answered all of my questions and never made me feel as if I was wasting her time or that my questions were not important. She celebrated our success with us when I did have a positive outcome but she also made a personal phone call to me on multiple occasions when things were not going as planned.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ellen is amazing! She was always very organized, prompt at getting back to me through email or phone calls and very caring and compassionate.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth was very personable from the get go and we felt that she was both encouraging and realistic. My husband and I went in to our journey at NFC knowing that we had both female and male factor issues. Dr. Whitworth spent time with us answering all of our questions and presenting the facts in a realistic but positive manner. She referred us to an amazing doctor to perform my husband's sperm harvesting and followed up with his doctor and us to check on how it went. When my first HSG showed a possible unicornate uterus, Dr. Whitworth took the time to explain things to me and performed a follow up HSG to be sure of the diagnosis. After our first injectable cycle did not give us the results we had hoped for, Dr. Whitworth spent time with us going over our options and giving us the realistic facts of what would give us the best chance at success. We ended up deciding to use donor sperm with an IUI since my body was not responding well and was only producing a few follicles. Dr. Whitworth never hesitated to spend time answering my many questions and always made me feel like I mattered to her. I had full confidence in her ability and trusted her decisions and recommendations. We were successful on our third cycle with Dr. Whitworth and when we got our positive result, Dr. Whitworth celebrated with us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
I would encourage anyone that is going in to meet with Dr. Whitworth to come in with questions that they have and to also have an open mind to hear what Dr. Whitworth's suggestions and recommendations are for the best course of treatment.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First cycle - Planning on IVF with ICSI - Used Gonal F (225 am and pm), Menopur (75 am and pm) and Lupron (20 am and pm) - monitoring did not show significant follicles (only 2 measurable with one below trigger size) - options were to cancel, continue with retrieval or switch to IUI with donor sperm - switched to IUI with donor sperm and cycle was not successful Second cycle - Plan on IUI with donor sperm - Femara 5mg days 3-7 - one follicle but on right side where I do not have a fallopian tube Third cycle - Plan on IUI with donor sperm - Gonal F (150 am and pm) - 3 measurable follicles all on the left- IUI - positive beta resulting in a full term birth of one baby
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
The costs were in line with other fertility clinics in the area.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
6
The nurse staff and admin staff [Nashville Fertility Center] have always helped me with whatever issue I have had. If they do not know the answer, they seek it out and put me with someone who does know the answer.... The billing department is thorough and if there is an overcharge or insurance payment, you will get money back but it is still alot of money!... With everything for the last cycle which includes medications and one transfer, it was $20,000
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Some people feel that NFC is about numbers but I do not feel that way. The nurse staff and admin staff have always helped me with whatever issue I have had. If they do not know the answer, they seek it out and put me with someone who does know the answer. Once I had to pick up my stepdaughter at a certain time and the front desk staff helped to get me in just in time to get my blood drawn so I could make it. NFC is expensive however. The billing department is thorough and if there is an overcharge or insurance payment, you will get money back but it is still alot of money! We won't be able to try again if this round does not work but I have faith that they will do their best to help me have a healthy baby.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Even though Dr. Weitzmann was not very empathetic, he was very honest and answered all of my questions to the best of his ability. I never felt rushed. I felt like my process mattered and we were working together to create a baby for my family. I have felt supported by him and his nurse and the staff at NFC through the whole process. We have gone through one retrieval and two transfers with no success and are starting a second retrieval with hopes of a different outcome and I feel like Dr. Weitzman is on the same page as my husband and I.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I love my IVF nurse. She is amazing. She is always on top of everything. If I have a question, she responds quickly. She is also helpful with getting me help with the bills or discounts if needed. When our transfers didn't work, I felt a little like I let her down! I felt her disappointment too which was comforting. And if she is not available, the other nurses have been just as helpful and warm and caring. I love the whole nursing staff at NFC.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman?
Dr. Weitzman is extremely experienced in the fertility field and relies heavily on his experience. He is confident in his assements and gave me confidence that the process would be successful. Dr. Weitzman did my cyst removal and was great during the procedure and made me feel confident that everything was ok. He also met with me after my miscarriage and chemical pregnancy and went over what went wrong. It would have been nice to have him do all of my procedures but he is very busy!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Weitzman?
Dr. Weitzman is not very touchy feely. He does though answer all of your questions and will be on your side through the process.
Describe the protocols Glenn Weitzman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I first did three IUI cycles with no success. I then had a cyst removed and had a hysteroscopy. I then started IVF. For the retrieval, I took Follistim (225 units) and Menopur (75 units). I also used Ganirelix and did a Lupron trigger. For the transfers, I used progesterone in oil (1-2mL's a day) and estradiol (0.1mL twice a week). For the retrieval, I got 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 3 embryos and 2 were PGS tested normal. The first female embryo implanted but died at ~6 weeks because the embryo was tetraploidy (4 sets of chromosomes). I had a D&C to find that out. The second male embryo implanted but ended in a chemical pregnancy. We do not know what happened - whether is was the embryo or if my week long flu/cold affected the pregnancy. Because of my good response to the retrieval the first time, we are using that same protocol for the next retrieval. I am on birth control now! Wish me luck!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glenn Weitzman.
With everything for the last cycle which includes medications and one transfer, it was $20,000
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Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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6
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
6
Nashville Fertility Center is a beautiful facility, with a great staff. The doctors/nurses/scientists get together every week to discuss the cases, which I loved. I really felt the camaraderie among the staff was palpable. I didn't like that you didn't know who was doing your procedures. While I certainly don't blame the various docs for cycle failures, every doctor was so different, and it felt inconsistent.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nashville Fertility Center is a beautiful facility, with a great staff. The doctors/nurses/scientists get together every week to discuss the cases, which I loved. I really felt the camaraderie among the staff was palpable. I didn't like that you didn't know who was doing your procedures. While I certainly don't blame the various docs for cycle failures, every doctor was so different, and it felt inconsistent.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
In person, she was wonderful. While you didn't see her often, she was kind, attentive, and listened. Her bedside manner was perfect. Once I had multiple failures, she truly wanted to help and keep going, but I felt like there was a laundry list of things we could try, but nothing that actually seemed to be based on MY case. Just lots of "well, this exists so let's try it..."
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Tina was my primary contact, and she was the best nurse I could have ever asked for! Caring, organized, patient, kind. She was the most incredible part of the process by far, always taking the very best care of me. She answered all our questions, kept us calm, and provided thorough education every step of the way.
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
Dr. Eblen was a great doctor. While I didn't see her much, I enjoyed the time I spent with her, and felt she was incredibly informative. Her initial consult was thorough, personal, and enlightening. Overall, I do wish I had gotten more time with her. As a function of the clinic, you're kind of passed around which feels impersonal and mechanical. This wasn't her fault, but it did get in the way of building full trust in my doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Write down your questions, and be organized. She goes incredibly quickly. She'll answer every question you have, but she'll do it fast.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I wasn't very responsive during the first round, so the second retrieval was far more aggressive (and helped!), resulting in 5 more eggs being retrieved. She also kept close watch on my progesterone levels post transfer, and adjust as necessary.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
Costs for 2 retrievals, 3 transfers, PGS, monitoring, (and meds, not through the clinic) cost around $35k
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
0
The MD that I saw, the staff, and nurses were great. However, I have little faith in the technology, lab, and protocols utilized at this clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] I believe their intentions are good, but they lack the experience and technology that some high-volume centers have.... I was on a protocol that used OCPs for priming/suppression and then Lupron. I stimulated with Menopur and Bravelle. After day 7 of stims, I had 0 follicles greater than 10mm. Dr. Montville determined that because I had been on OCPs for so long, I was over suppressed. He wanted me to stay off OCPs for a few months and try again. I did that, but sought out a second opinion in a different state.
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The MD that I saw, the staff, and nurses were great. However, I have little faith in the technology, lab, and protocols utilized at this clinic. I believe their intentions are good, but they lack the experience and technology that some high-volume centers have.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Montville took the time to explain the process of egg freezing for fertility preservation to me. He is very knowledgeable and kind. Unfortunately, I had poor response to stimulation meds and was unable to move forward with egg retrieval with Dr. Montville. When he realized the cycle was not going to work out, he personally called me on the phone to explain the details and walked me through the options. He spent at least 20 minutes on the phone with me that day. Even though I did not get the results I wanted, I did feel like he did the best that he could and was a compassionate doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My primary nurse was very accessible. She was very responsive to emails or calls during the process.
How was your experience with Christopher Montville?
Dr. Montville is a wonderful human being, but I have no faith in Nashville Fertility Clinic at all. Once I had received a second opinion, that MD believed I was on the wrong protocol, medication type, and dosage while at Nashville Fertility. I spent several thousand dollars on medications, only to have a cancelled cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Montville?
Do your research on clinic data and success rates. Often times, the lab and protocols are much more important than the skill of the physician.
Describe the protocols Christopher Montville used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on a protocol that used OCPs for priming/suppression and then Lupron. I stimulated with Menopur and Bravelle. After day 7 of stims, I had 0 follicles greater than 10mm. Dr. Montville determined that because I had been on OCPs for so long, I was over suppressed. He wanted me to stay off OCPs for a few months and try again. I did that, but sought out a second opinion in a different state.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Montville.
Egg freezing was 10K, medications were about 7K
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Doctor
Christopher Montville
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The staff is great, and the location is ideal. They take great care with your privacy which is important. Everyone is very welcoming, and will become part of your family....Jordan and the entire nursing staff was very caring. The approach they took made a very overwhelming situation easy to handle. They reviewed the whole cycle at the start, but once we began, each step was laid out VERY clearly with specific instructions. And we only had to think about the next step, which made it much more manageable.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The staff is great, and the location is ideal. They take great care with your privacy which is important. Everyone is very welcoming, and will become part of your family. As excited as I was to be off to my regular doctor once I was 8-weeks pregnant, I was sad to leave NFC.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Whitworth was alwaya very straight forward, which I appreciated, but she always took a vested interest in our situation. I was never just another patient. She took the time to get to know my husband and I, and our circumstances. During our cycle, we had a unique situation come up, and she took it personally as hard as we did.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jordan and the entire nursing staff was very caring. The approach they took made a very overwhelming situation easy to handle. They reviewed the whole cycle at the start, but once we began, each step was laid out VERY clearly with specific instructions. And we only had to think about the next step, which made it much more manageable.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr Whitworth came highly recommended so I was excited when I was able to become her patient. After our first appointment I was able to see why. She is a great listener, and communicator. She lays out all of the risks and rewards, and takes the time to discuss and review them together to come up with a plan. Her compassion for her patients ia evident in how hard she works to help them succeed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Be honest with her about any and all circumstances and concerns - she will listen.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with Dr Whitworth and after initial testing (resulting in unexplained fertility) she determined we could do IUI. So we started with 3 cycles of that. I was using ovulation tests but that was it. No success after 3 cycles so we moved onto IVF. We used birth control to control when my cycle would start and lupron to suppress ovulation. To stimulate production, I used an FSH. Because of my body’s hormone levels, we knew I was at risk for OHS, so my hormone levels were constantly watched and my medication adjusted as needed. When it came time for retrieval, my hormone levels were VERY high, but that was the only way to get me to produce enough eggs. After retrieval, and as we waited to see how many embryos would form, I did develop OHS. After testing, we ended up with 4 healthy embryos, and decided with Dr Whitworth to freeze them in order to help my body recover, instead of doing a fresh transfer. After about a month, we resumed the transfer cycle. Due to my age and other circumstances, Dr Whitworth recommended we transfer 2 instead of 1. We agreed it gave us the best chance at a baby. We also started Progesterone in Oil shots at this point (or slightly earlier). After our two week wait, we got a positive pregnancy test! BUT before we could have our ultrasound, I had some spotting. Because of previous issues I had before coming to Nashville Fertility, Dr Whitworth brought me in for an early ultrasound. It was then that we discovered that one of the embryos had implanted in my fallopian tube, while the other was in my uterus. Resulting in a heterotopic pregnancy. Amazingly, Dr Whitworth was able to preform surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy and my tube, while leaving the other embryo in my uterus in tact. We continued the Progesterone shots until 12 weeks. At 8 weeks I was transferred to my regular OB. I went into labor on my due date and delivered my precious baby boy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
We were VERY lucky in that my husband insurance covered up to $15,000 of the procedure costs. All in, the cost of our cycle was a little over $20,000 plus some more for medications. We paid approx $5,000 - $7,500 ourselves.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
34 - 39
Treated
2005 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
15 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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Over a span of 5 years and 15 cycles, I spent a lot of time going to and from this office [Nashville Fertility Center]. You will have to ask the questions and be an informed patient. Also, while I think this office does truly care about patient success and building families, you have to cut through the doctor speak sometimes....The biggest complaint I had was the constant turnover of nursing staff as well as different staff being responsible for different days. So Tuesday you might talk to one nurse and then on Thursday you'd have to explain all over again to that day's nurse. Would be MUCH MORE conducive to patient relations and overall success rates, to have a consistent nurse to talk with each cycle.
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Age
34 - 39
Treated
2005 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
15 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Over a span of 5 years and 15 cycles, I spent a lot of time going to and from this office. You will have to ask the questions and be an informed patient. Also, while I think this office does truly care about patient success and building families, you have to cut through the doctor speak sometimes.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Eblen was always very personable and upfront about next steps. It was always a delight to meet with her - even when my unexplained secondary fertility issues drug on.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The biggest complaint I had was the constant turnover of nursing staff as well as different staff being responsible for different days. So Tuesday you might talk to one nurse and then on Thursday you'd have to explain all over again to that day's nurse. Would be MUCH MORE conducive to patient relations and overall success rates, to have a consistent nurse to talk with each cycle.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
Dr. Eblen was always fantastic - she was very knowledgeable, personable and I looked forward to meeting with her during the long journey to have my second child. She was always willing to work at the pace that I was ready for and I felt safe in her care.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Ask lots of questions - there are things doctors just don't think of that are super helpful from a patient perspective.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I started with Clomid cycles and was able to conceive my daughter on the 1st IUI. I repeated the Clomid cycles 2-3 years later without success, did several rounds of injectible stimulation drugs + IUIs with no success. Finally, I did one IVF cycle - however at a different clinic out of state because the cost was much less.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
IUIs & sperm thawing = $400/cycle Ultrasounds = $175/each Bloodwork = $25-100/each Office visits = $100/each
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
9
I had a team of nurses that rotated in my care, and all of them were polite, friendly, and compassionate. I especially appreciated when I had to call about started CD 1, that the nurse who took my call expressed genuine sadness that our first IUI had not worked, which made me feel like I wasn't alone in this journey...Nashville Fertility is located in a busy area of Nashville, but the clinic itself is very nice and the waiting area was very stylish. They are very efficient, but have the right level of personal touches. I appreciate also the "no children in the waiting room" policy, as I am sensitive to this. One day I was there it wasn't enforced, which was more annoying than triggering for me. My husband also appreciates the free wifi. Overall, I approach my fertility treatments by educating myself. I'm not sure how a person who hasn't studied on these methods or tracked her cycle in a variety of ways would see Nashville Fertility, as they do not have to explain very much to me. I appreciate their recognizing my self-education (not to the point of being annoying or self-righteous), and treating me like a peer.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nashville Fertility is located in a busy area of Nashville, but the clinic itself is very nice and the waiting area was very stylish. They are very efficient, but have the right level of personal touches. I appreciate also the "no children in the waiting room" policy, as I am sensitive to this. One day I was there it wasn't enforced, which was more annoying than triggering for me. My husband also appreciates the free wifi. Overall, I approach my fertility treatments by educating myself. I'm not sure how a person who hasn't studied on these methods or tracked her cycle in a variety of ways would see Nashville Fertility, as they do not have to explain very much to me. I appreciate their recognizing my self-education (not to the point of being annoying or self-righteous), and treating me like a peer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
With Dr. Monteville, he was very sympathetic about our struggles to conceive and he was willing to listen to us regarding the treatment plan he had laid out. I did feel in our first consultation that IVF was being pushed and our IUI hopes minimized, which made me feel like the clinic was out for the money. However, with two failed IUIs, I understand Dr. Monteville was being realistic with us and our chances, which I do appreciate.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a team of nurses that rotated in my care, and all of them were polite, friendly, and compassionate. I especially appreciated when I had to call about started CD 1, that the nurse who took my call expressed genuine sadness that our first IUI had not worked, which made me feel like I wasn't alone in this journey.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Christopher Montville?
Dr. Monteville is a very efficient doctor, and I felt like he understood my perspective in being concerned about our fertility choices and options. As I said, I did feel at our first appointment IVF was being pushed, but also realize that his goal is to help my husband and I conceive ASAP, and maybe not in the most financially satisfying way. I am pleased with the path our treatment has taken thus far; I wish the results were different (which is not fully in his control).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Montville?
Go in to your fertility appointment being prepared to hear the gamut of possibilities. I had had plenty of tests done at my local hospital before being referred to Dr. Monteville, and he did not make either of us redo any of the tests. He was very clear with both my husband and I about our low chances, but he was gentle in his manner. Be educated so you can ask informed questions about treatment and possibilities.
Describe the protocols Christopher Montville used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My husband has MFI (low count and motility) and I have PCOS. Dr. Monteville prescribed Clomiphene for my husband to increase his counts, and he has a semen analysis due at the end of this month to see the results. For my PCOS, Dr. Monteville prescribed .5 mg letrozole, which helped me ovulate 1-2 eggs on our two monitored IUI cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Montville.
I have spent roughly 2484 under Dr. Monteville's care. 4 dollars for each round of letrozole (covered by insurance), 200 for two HCG trigger shots, and 1400 for monitoring ultrasounds. I have spent 800 on two failed IUI procedures.
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Doctor
Christopher Montville
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
Great staff [at Nashville Fert Center]- you do have to wait typically for your appointment to see the doctor, but again we just understand it is what it is. Everything is clean. Everyone is kind and knowledgable and understanding of your situation...Martha was amazing - she gave us full attention and always answered my questions when I had them - even if they seemed silly....You will have to wait for your appointment .. they see a lot of people and everyone deserves good care.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Great staff - you do have to wait typically for your appointment to see the doctor, but again we just understand it is what it is. Everything is clean. Everyone is kind and knowledgable and understanding of your situation.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth took time with us each visit and listened to our concerns and questions. Even if we had to wait to see her, we didn't mind because she gave us her time. When our frozen cycle did not work she was very understanding and didn't push any new treatment on us - gave us options and agreed that we just needed time to decide what was next.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Martha was amazing - she gave us full attention and always answered my questions when I had them - even if they seemed silly.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
As I stated above - we appreciated her time and concern. We know there is a process and trial and error when it comes to fertility treatment. It takes time and there isn't always a clear answer or treatment and she explained things well to us. We never felt pressured to go one direction or another - she was very honest with success rates, etc.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Be clear with her on how much you want to do and your wishes - she goes at your pace. Have your list of questions ready - she will answer them. You will have to wait for your appointment - but be patient - they see a lot of people and everyone deserves good care. We saw so many impatient patients that were so rude to the staff and nurses and it was frustrating because they are doing their best. :)
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did 4 IUIs - no pregnancy results. Then she did surgery to see about endemotriosis - which there was. Following surgery - we had 4 more IUIs - but after the 2nd or 3rd one she suggested we consider moving to IVF. It was our choice to do the other IUIs. We did IVF in 2014 - fresh cycle - day 5 transfer with 1 embryo - resulted in successful pregnancy of our son. In 2017 - we started the process for a frozen cycle of our remaining embryo - it was not successful (we didn't do any PGS on the embryo). We are in the process of a fresh/frozen IVF cycle with PGS this time due to my age (35)
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Jordan was our primary nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] and we couldn't have been more happy to have had her through our process. She felt more like a friend than a nurse. She always gave me enough time for my questions and never made me feel rushed. She gave clear and concise directions and if I had questions after I left my appointment she always answered my emails in a timely fashion.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
My only complaint with the clinic was how the finances were handled. We never felt like we had a good grasp on all that was being charged and we spent months battling with the insurance company and the clinic on trying to get things approved. It wasn't extremely clear when payments were required at what time and I was caught off guard a few times with expected payments. Also, after the fact we are receiving refund checks however there is no explanation of what it is for or where the overpayment occurred.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jordan was our primary nurse and we couldn't have been more happy to have had her through our process. She felt more like a friend than a nurse. She always gave me enough time for my questions and never made me feel rushed. She gave clear and concise directions and if I had questions after I left my appointment she always answered my emails in a timely fashion.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with George Hill?
When we had our initial consultation with Dr. Hill I appreciated his knowledge of our medical history and was very candid and honest with expectations. He clearly walked us through the IVF process and gave us his opinion on what approach he thought would give us the best results. As difficult it was at the time to hear our chances were not great he made us feel like he would exhaust all avenues before giving up.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
At times he may seem blunt or assumes the worst however I can say after going through this entire process it was a huge blessing for us to understand what we were up against. I appreciated his honesty and it helped us skip over the emotional part of what we were going through and focus on what the next steps were.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have a low AMH and knew it would be difficult to retrieve a high number of quality eggs. Given that diagnosis, I approached my egg retrieval with a Minimal Stim approach and was lucky enough to retrieve 10 eggs. Of the 10 retrieved, 6 were mature and 5 fertilized. Since we wanted to do PGS testing on the embryos we did a frozen transfer approximately 2 months after the retrieval. Two of the three embryos tested normal and we transferred 1 embryo which took.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
Even though our insurance covered some of the costs, we were responsible for paying upfront. Now we are trying to reconcile what we should be refunded and what is still owed.
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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Strength is that they [Nashville Fertility Center] for the most part have friendly staff.... My IVF nurse, Tina, called after hours, as late as 7 or 8 at night just to check in, relay lab results and talk about medication dosing changes because she knows as a nurse I am unable to talk while on the clock.... hey have various appt. times through the day which make it nice to get the earliest and get to work only missing 30 minutes. Weakness is that they are busy so sometimes it seems like you can be just a number, especially during your stim cycle. The main ultrasound tech is not the most sympathetic. She does not show you what she is looking at or measuring and just rushes to get on to the next one.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strength is that they for the most part have friendly staff. Our primary nurse is caring and has been doing this for years. I have not heard a person say they did not like TIna or Dr. Hill. They have various appt. times through the day which make it nice to get the earliest and get to work only missing 30 minutes. Weakness is that they are busy so sometimes it seems like you can be just a number, especially during your stim cycle. The main ultrasound tech is not the most sympathetic. She does not show you what she is looking at or measuring and just rushes to get on to the next one.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My IVF nurse, Tina, called after hours, as late as 7 or 8 at night just to check in, relay lab results and talk about medication dosing changes because she knows as a nurse I am unable to talk while on the clock. Dr. Hill was always very sweet, asked if we had questions and was very cautious with our baby as our beta hcg did not climb as it was suppose to. As my husband and I always try to look at the positive Dr. Hill always reminded me it is fine not to be ok after a miscarriage and it is fine to grieve the loss of your child. While we were waiting to start the "natural miscarry" process Tina would call and check in all the time to see how it was going, make sure I was not worried, I was staying well hydrated and that once it started I was feeling ok. They are easy to get ahold of, always return calls and emails day of.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I love my primary nurse. She is great at communicating, calls to check in on how we are doing and looks at our chart in between visits to keep up to date and see if there is anything else we should be doing in the meantime. The girls who do the lab draws are great, they have never missed my vein. Ultrasound tech, slightly older but she is their main girl is on a bad note with us. Our HCG did not double q48 hours as it was suppose to so we were in more frequently for ultrasounds. At one of these visits when we should have seen a great heartbeat it was slow and not promising. She literally said to us "I had more hope for the pregnancy then this." She lacked so much empathy and grace when talking with patients. With our next round I am going to request I do not come in when she is in the office. We obviously are new at this, we are scared going in week after week waiting for the worst to happen and she was just rude.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with George Hill?
Dr. Hill has been doing this type of medicine since the year I was born. He is very knowledgable. He showed compassion during the miscarriage we suffered after our first FET. Always made sure that it's fine to be sad. I only saw him for my consultation appointment, when we transferred and then for our weekly ultrasounds. We never waited long for him to come to our room and was very attentive to our plan and what was going on. My only negative was after our miscarriage he told us we would transfer about 6 months earlier then when we actually will transfer again. In the grand scheme 6 months is not tons but when you are at this stage of trying to have a baby you are just to ready for a successful cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
He is old, sweet but make sure you have your questions written down before meeting with him. He is a very smooth talker and reassures you he has a plan which totally makes you forget all the questions you came in having.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used an antagonist protocol as I am 26, great AMH level, very fertile, not having any known issues or previous OB history. I took Gonal-F, cetrotide and Menopur. With the fear of OHSS we used 80 units of Lupron as my trigger which was great because we were already freezing all for PGS testing. I felt well on the medication and grew 30 mature follicles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
I think we paid about 20k to the clinic, including PGS but not medication. Medication cost around 5k more and I even had some meds gifted to me from the LiveStrong Foundation
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Tennessee Fertility Institute is an excellent facility and I would recommend it to anyone. I like that its a smaller clinic so they are able to spend a lot more one on one time with patients. It's clean, bright and friendly and the staff is very caring...The nursing staff at Tennessee Fertility Institute are always kinds and upbeat. They too make me feel like a human and not a number. They show compassion and understanding.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Tennessee Fertility Institute is an excellent facility and I would recommend it to anyone. I like that its a smaller clinic so they are able to spend a lot more one on one time with patients. It's clean, bright and friendly and the staff is very caring.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Montville has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have worked with to date. He gets to know his patients and treats the person, not just the condition. He explains everything very thoroughly and with kindness. I never feel rushed when I'm in an appointment with him.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at Tennessee Fertility Institute are always kinds and upbeat. They too make me feel like a human and not a number. They show compassion and understanding.
How was your experience with Christopher Montville?
It is very clear he cares deeply about his patients and not just his success numbers. He is thorough and kind, and very patient with all my questions and he LISTENS. I would recommend him to anyone without a doubt.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Montville?
Come in with lots of questions and take notes - he will explain things as much or as little as you require.
Describe the protocols Christopher Montville used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have Crohn's disease, so our first step has been making sure there is no tubal damage or damage to my organs resulting from the surgeries I have had. Our goal together is to make sure I am in optimum health and shape to do IVF. He has been a big advocate of me checking in with my Gastroenterologist for this. From here our goal is to ready my system for IVF and set up our schedule for that procedure.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Montville.
While we haven't actually begun IVF, the costs were explained to us. The clinic and doctor fees amount to $13,000 and the medication is estimated at $4,000-$7,000 for your first round of IVF.
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Doctor
Christopher Montville
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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3
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Bad experience with a rough ultrasound technician [at Nashville Fertility Center]. Told by a nurse to smile or I wouldn't get pregnant. Loose approach to diagnoses, not frequent enough dealings with actual doctor. Long long wait times....Have definitely felt like a number. Not very friendly toward working professionals as far as appointment times. Had a bad experience with a rough ultrasound technician. Wait times can be long. LGBT-friendly.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Have definitely felt like a number. Not very friendly toward working professionals as far as appointment times. Had a bad experience with a rough ultrasound technician. Wait times can be long. LGBT-friendly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I saw Dr. Whitworth, I felt like she treated me as a human. However the practice/fertility center overall often made me feel like a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In one particularly hard visit, a nurse told me to smile or I wouldn't get pregnant. That about sent me over the edge.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth is kind, and I very much appreciated her bedside manner. However I felt like I wasn't made aware of the impact PCOS symptoms were having on my success probability. I wish I saw her more instead of other technicians, nurses, etc.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Ask questions. Discuss with her -- when you can get time with her -- what the ideal results of your before-IUI ultrasound look like so you don't end up going with the flow and perhaps pouring effort/$$$ into unlikely attempts.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
One unmedicated IUI attempt first, with no before-IUI ultrasound (ask for one!), then Clomid for 2 IUIs. After Clomid thinned uterine lining too much, attempted Femara instead but no response to the drug. Back to Clomid for fourth IUI, but at a lower dose.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
For an IUI with frozen sperm, the thaw and procedure together cost around $450, plus $$ for lab work, sperm, ultrasounds, meds, etc.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The clinic's [Nashville Fertility Center] strength is that it is conveniently located in Nashville, where I live, and has a beautiful view from the waiting room. Its weaknesses are the rather creepy nursing staff, inattentive doctors, and lack of financial options that other Tennessee fertility clinics provide (such as pregnancy-or-your-money-back IVF).
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic's strength is that it is conveniently located in Nashville, where I live, and has a beautiful view from the waiting room. Its weaknesses are the rather creepy nursing staff, inattentive doctors, and lack of financial options that other Tennessee fertility clinics provide (such as pregnancy-or-your-money-back IVF).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was her patient for over a year and I never really even saw her. We only spoke once, and she seemed very rushed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Three different nurses performed my IUIs, and one of those times took so long the nurse made me hold the catheter of my husband's sperm against my chest to "keep it warm." The fourth IUI was performed by a different doctor, a male. None of the IUIs worked. The nurses routinely did things like toss syringes across tables and seemed to have trouble making eye contact or small talk. It was all pretty weird.
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
She seemed rushed, and she didn't act like the questions I had researched to ask her were important or interesting. She also never performed my IUIs.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Make the drive to Chattanooga and see Dr. Rink Murray instead. If that's not an option, then do your own homework because she will not explain or elaborate anything.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 4 IUIs. She suggested I do three and then start IVF, but I just wanted to make sure. None of them resulted in pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
I believe my IUIs cost about $700 each.
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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5
Age
23 - 24
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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I’ve noticed my particular nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] gets irritable with me easily and I wasn’t a big fan of that. However, she is definitely knowledgeable...The strengths I see in the clinic is changing the previous employees in the front desk because before they were very rude and had no smiles on their face...certain nurses go above and beyond to make you feel more comfortable in the environment especially with what most couples are experiencing in this hard time of conceiving.
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Age
23 - 24
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
5
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The strengths I see in the clinic is changing the previous employees in the front desk because before they were very rude and had no smiles on their face. I also want to point out that certain nurses go above and beyond to make you feel more comfortable in the environment especially with what most couples are experiencing in this hard time of conceiving.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was able to answer some of our questions and did not try to push for another cycle after 7 failed cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I’ve noticed my particular nurse gets irritable with me easily and I wasn’t a big fan of that. However, she is definitely knowledgeable and hope that she will be more professional this time when I am going for my next cycle.
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
I wish that I was able to speak with her more than just the nurses when it came to my treatment plans. However, I also wish that the procedures were more closely monitored carefully because I was an outlier who happened to suffer from a mild case of OHSS with low doses of follistim aq. This really frustrates me because it seems as I was then treated as a number than a paying patient, which really ticked my husband and I off completely.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Be prepared to ask many questions before ending a consult with her or you will be highly upset because you will not be seeing much of her but rather her nurse.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Due to my age and diagnosis, I was given the antagonist protocol. However, everyone is different and will be given different protocols.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
8000
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
Strengths [of Nashville Fertility Center]: Multiple Drs, so easier to get an appointment, after hours attention, act quickly Weaknesses : LBGT unfriendly, I had friends who were treated poorly, don't always run all the necessary tests to find the real reason. assembly line.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strengths : Multiple Drs, so easier to get an appointment, after hours attention, act quickly Weaknesses : LBGT unfriendly, I had friends who were treated poorly, don't always run all the necessary tests to find the real reason. assembly line.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Eblan was nice and thorough, but Nashville Fertility Clinic is very much an assembly line. The front desk, phlebotomist, and Ultra-Sound Tech act totally annoyed if you ask any questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
A few of them were nice and attentive but in general they are so understaffed that they have no time for providing compassion or to answer questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
Dr. Eblen is very straight forward. She is so busy that there is very little time for her to answer questions. the IUI procedures are performed by the nurses and you rarely will see the dr.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Have a list of questions ready and be prepared to advocate for your own care. She will not order all the tests needed, so you will need to educate yourself and ask for tests.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She removed a uterine polyp and said that it was the reason we were not getting pregnant. She then ordered 2 IUIs that were unsuccessful with Clomid. She did not additional testing after the first failed iui.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
Some fees were covered by insurance, but IUI was roughly $650 without the cost of the medication.
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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1
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
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NFC struggles with clear and accurate communication. I've been asked by multiple nurses why I'm there, and often wait long after my appointment time...
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
1
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
NFC struggles with clear and accurate communication. I've been asked by multiple nurses why I'm there, and often wait long after my appointment time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I came prepared with a long list of questions. Dr. Weitzman thoroughly reviewed my medical history with me, performed an exam, and then patiently answered every single one of my questions. At no point in time did I feel rushed or pushed to move forward with a procedure. I felt I was receiving the whole picture (both good and bad) in a detailed, easy to understand way.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman?
Dr. Weitzman is extremely candid and does not mince words or beat around the bush. I appreciated his candor and willingness to be transparent with me about my situation instead of couching the facts to try and provide a soft landing. I felt like I was getting the full picture, I could ask him as many questions as necessary, and he was extremely patient in answering and explaining the procedure. He spoke to me and treated me like an educated, empowered adult instead of someone who needed hand holding.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Weitzman?
If you prefer a doctor who chooses softness over directness, Dr. Weitzman may not be a good fit for you. I think this is his best quality as a doctor, but that may not be the best fit for others.
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Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
I liked the clinic [Nashville Fertility Center]. The front desk staff are friendly and effective. The only complain I had is that their fincancial coordinator was kind of curt. The clinic also looks very new, and definitely has been updated recently.... The nursing staff was great. Friendly and open. A nurse did my IUI’s and did a great job. Always available for phone calls.... I found costs to be mid line.
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I liked the clinic. The front desk staff are friendly and effective. The only complain I had is that their fincancial coordinator was kind of curt. The clinic also looks very new, and definitely has been updated recently.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth is very straightforward. She has more of a clinical bedside manner rather than touchy/feely but tells you like it is. She’s open and easy to work with.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was great. Friendly and open. A nurse did my IUI’s and did a great job. Always available for phone calls.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth is very straightforward. Her bedside manner is not touchy-feely, but she does her job well and is honest, and thorough. All that said luckily I got pregnant on my second IUI and only used Clomid once. So I don’t have experience with more in-depth IVF protocols with her.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used Clomid for my second IUI, at mid dose, with progesterone after. This was on the advice of her NP, not because I needed it, but because I was issuing expensive donor sperm, and they wanted to increase my chance of pregnancy so I could save on costs (sperm being $900 each try).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
I don’t remember how much each IUI cost. But I found costs to be mid line.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
8
I was very disappointed with my nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center]. She seemed annoyed when I asked questions. She seemed annoyed when I asked her to send prescription to a different pharmacy (found better pricing at a different pharmacy). When she called with the results she was so cold I actually thought our cycle had failed...She also ordered the wrong meds!...The support staff and receptionist are rude and seem like they simply don't care. The doctors are so good though that is worth dealing with their staff.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
8
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The doctors are amazing, sweet and very knowledgeable! The support staff and receptionist are rude and seem like they simply don't care. The doctors are so good though that is worth dealing with their staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Hill is very nice, has great bedside manners and explains everything very clearly
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I was very disappointed with my nurse. She seemed annoyed when I asked questions. She seemed annoyed when I asked her to send prescription to a different pharmacy (found better pricing at a different pharmacy). When she called with the results she was so cold I actually thought our cycle had failed. I was very surprised to find out it did work. It took me a second to take it all in and I asked her to repeat instructions, once again she sounded annoyed. She also ordered the wrong meds! If you are assigned to her, I would strongly recommend you request someone else!
How was your experience with George Hill?
I absolutely love Dr Hill. He is very nice, knowledgeable and professional. I fully understood my Ivf plan and he was open to any suggestions we had. We worked together to put our plan in place. I am the proud mama of a one and a half year old and have one embryo in cryo storage with his clinic
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Ask lots of questions. Make sure you understand your plan. Do your research and ask what options are available to you
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
35
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
I ended up paying for an IUI because I hadn't been told to be monitored [at Nashville Fertility Center]. I was only told to do OPKs and call when positive, which was too late...Pros - the nursing staff and ultra sound techs are amazing. I had a few meetings/dealings with Dr. Abby Eblem who I would refer people to. Cons - communication breakdowns between drs/nurses/staff that can be frustrating...1. 2 weeks bcp, 150 Follistim morning and evening - added Ganirelix - 2 fertilized eggs 2. Lupron, Follistim, Menopur - 3 fertilized eggs
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Age
35
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Pros - the nursing staff and ultra sound techs are amazing. I had a few meetings/dealings with Dr. Abby Eblem who I would refer people to. Cons - communication breakdowns between drs/nurses/staff that can be frustrating.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Whitworth has a pretty good bedside manner, so I felt less like a number to her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
She was amazing.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth could be compassionate and understanding, but she constantly contradicted herself on why things weren't working for us. When I would "call her out on it" she would just kind of stammer and mumble. After each failure (IUI or IVF) she would want to run more tests. It was incredibly frustrating because we were 100% out of pocket, and I felt like the testing should have been done on the front end.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Keep track of questions/answers and ask what other testing can be completed on the front end.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1. 2 weeks bcp, 150 Follistim morning and evening - added Ganirelix - 2 fertilized eggs 2. Lupron, Follistim, Menopur - 3 fertilized eggs
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
100% out of pocket for all
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] is excellent although very busy. Sometimes waits were a bit long but they were thorough so I didn't mind. They have opened a satellite office so I imagine this has improved. The in-office surgery center is truly top notch. I was very pleased with my care....Dr. Weitzmann was amazing. This was such a hard and heartbreaking experience; and he was incredibly kind and supportive. He is just a good person. I strongly recommend him....Andie was an angel. She always took all of the time I needed to go over everything. She was there for me through the good and bad. I am so grateful for her!!!
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic is excellent although very busy. Sometimes waits were a bit long but they were thorough so I didn't mind. They have opened a satellite office so I imagine this has improved. The in-office surgery center is truly top notch. I was very pleased with my care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was incredibly kind and supportive. He knew how important this was to me. he was so understanding.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Andie was an angel. She always took all of the time I needed to go over everything. She was there for me through the good and bad. I am so grateful for her!!!
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman?
Dr. Weitzmann was amazing. This was such a hard and heartbreaking experience; and he was incredibly kind and supportive. He is just a good person. I strongly recommend him.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glenn Weitzman.
IVF was expensive and not covered by our insurance. But the clinic worked with us very well. I felt that the price was reasonable for what we were getting.
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Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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The clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] is great - you see the same people time after time and there are not ever any scheduling difficulties. The only 'con' is sometimes if you need to page your IVF nurse you might have to wait 10-20 minutes.... Every nurse, ultrasound tech, phlebotomist, receptionist, etc. is great. They all understand the clients they are seeing are there for help and hurting.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic is great - you see the same people time after time and there are not ever any scheduling difficulties. The only 'con' is sometimes if you need to page your IVF nurse you might have to wait 10-20 minutes.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Every nurse, ultrasound tech, phlebotomist, receptionist, etc. is great. They all understand the clients they are seeing are there for help and hurting.
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
She talks fast but puts all the clinical lingo in legman's terms which I very much appreciate. She is a nice caring person who I trust and would recommend to anyone. I like the setup the office uses between Dr.'s, personal mailboxes, and IVF nurses. Nashville Fertility Center runs like a well oiled machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
$16,000 (approximately) for IVF - this does not include medication costs.
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
They [Nashville Fertility Center] require fertility counseling by a specific counselor and her charges are a racket. As far as costs for surgeries, procedures, etc they are very upfront. All the staff but one have been extremely courteous. Once you’re a patient, it’s fairly easy to get an appointment. The nurses always call you back the same day.... They were always very kind and went out of their way to help me.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They require fertility counseling by a specific counselor and her charges are a racket. As far as costs for surgeries, procedures, etc they are very upfront. All the staff but one have been extremely courteous. Once you’re a patient, it’s fairly easy to get an appointment. The nurses always call you back the same day.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is personable, takes her time with me, always asks how I am. I feel like she cares about me & getting a good outcome.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were always very kind and went out of their way to help me.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
Dr. Whitworth was upfront with me about my poor chance of success with IUI. So she offered another alternative, donor embryo, which was only a $1k more and has a much greater chance of success. She diagnosed me with a damaged tube and surgically removed it because it could reduce the success of the embryo transfer. After surgery she personally called me to check on me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Ask her to explain what other options you have for conceiving.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am still on the donor waiting list.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
All my appointments have just cost my copay. Blood draws have cost $15. My cost of my surgery to remove a damaged tube was around $100 (Whitworth’s fee only). The donor embryo transfer fee is $8k
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids
10
Every nurse we have had so far [at Nashville Fertility Center] has been wonderful. I have felt comfortable and cared by each of them. You can tell the nurses truly care about their patients...This clinic is wonderful. From the first visit you feel welcomed. They have great communication and explained processes very well. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a hold of someone, but they usually respond in a timely manner.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
This clinic is wonderful. From the first visit you feel welcomed. They have great communication and explained processes very well. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a hold of someone, but they usually respond in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse we have had so far has been wonderful. I have felt comfortable and cared by each of them. You can tell the nurses truly care about their patients.
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman?
Dr. Weitzman is very thorough and knowledgeable. His Bed side manner is caring and compassionate. Being very nervous for the whole process and the unexpected he made me and my husband both feel comfortable and had complete trust in him. We came in With a lot of questions they were always happily answered. We have yet to feel like we are JUST another couple trying to have a family, rather we feel like we are truly cared about.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Weitzman?
Be patient. Be prepared. Make sure to ask as many questions you need to until you feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Glenn Weitzman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
So far I have only gone through surgery for uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. Each surgery was explained thoroughly. We are in the process of beginning IVF.
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Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
The clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] was perfect. Big enough for many patients, yet you didn't feel alone. The dim lights made you feel relaxed every time you walked in. Not one weakness I could talk about because it was all perfect.... Labs were a different fee because they used a company outside of their office. With insurance the fee for lab was 8,000 and the fee for anesthesia was 3,000 and the actual fee for them was 2,000
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic was perfect. Big enough for many patients, yet you didn't feel alone. The dim lights made you feel relaxed every time you walked in. Not one weakness I could talk about because it was all perfect.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hill was wonderful. Patient and explained every thing in a detailed way. He tells you the truth and gives you hope but not false hope.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Tina was the best. She was the perfect fit for me. So caring and understanding and answered all my questions.
How was your experience with George Hill?
He's the best. Calms you down, helps you along every step of the way. Changes treatment as needed to help you. He's just been perfect. He is always available to ask questions and can be very comforting during this process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
To come in with an open mind and be ready for what he will say, good or bad.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Lupron daily, gonal f, midur, progesterone oil, ovidel. Was on Lupron for 3 months before protocol started. Then Lupron daily then started the gonal F right after.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
Labs were a different fee because they used a company outside of their office. With insurance the fee for lab was 8,000 and the fee for anesthesia was 3,000 and the actual fee for them was 2,000
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
25
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment...She [Christine Whitworth] genuinely cared about how we were doing and made sure we were fully informed...I encountered nothing but positive things with this clinic [Nashville Fertility Center]...[The nurses] sometimes seemed a little rushed but otherwise great!...We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment.
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Age
25
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I encountered nothing but positive things with this clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She genuinely cared about how we were doing and made sure we were fully informed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sometimes seemed a little rushed but otherwise great!
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
We found out midway through diagnosis that my husband and I are both carriers for CF. This brought the process to a grinding halt. Dr. Whitworth sent us to a genetic counselor to help us make the most informed decision possible. During this difficult time she was sensitive to our troubles, but also didn't sugarcoat anything. That was greatly appreciated as false hope has no place in fertility treatments. If we decide to continue treatment in the future we will go to her!
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We tried low cost options like clomid and IUI before discovering we were carriers for CF. At that point we discontinued treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth.
Insurance covered nothing, but they work with you to find the cheapest way to do things.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
5
[Staff at Nashville Fertility Center is] Technically competent, but very out of touch with patients with financial burdens. Seem very much like a number and not a person. There are not many options in Nashville and this process is already too stressful to travel to another clinic...Total cost for meds, IVF, PGD, and ICIS about $23K...She [Dr. Abby Eblen] talked very fast and assumed I understood all of the abbreviations and acronyms. I am not finished with my treatment and am still confused at each visit.
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Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
5
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Technically competent, but very out of touch with patients with financial burdens. Seem very much like a number and not a person. There are not many options in Nashville and this process is already too stressful to travel to another clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Felt very rushed, talked over.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
I think she is competent and good at the technical aspect of her job, however she seems to be out of touch about the emotional and financial aspects of this journey. She talked very fast and assumed I understood all of the abbreviations and acronyms. I am not finished with my treatment and am still confused at each visit. If I can walk away from this process with a baby, it will all be worth it, but a little compassion would be nice.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen?
Do you research ahead of time so you can keep up with the information she will give you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen.
Total cost for meds, IVF, PGD, and ICIS about $23K
5
Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2008 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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IUI about $3k per cycle and IVF with meds $8k (prices from 2008)...If I had questions, they [nurses at Nashville Fertility Center] were always there to answer them. It was reassuring to know they were there if I needed them...They are very committed to privacy. This can be a very touchy topic for some couples. The clinic is committed to educating couples of the process which can be very hard at times.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2008 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They are very committed to privacy. This can be a very touchy topic for some couples. The clinic is committed to educating couples of the process which can be very hard at times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I knew he had a lot of patients but he made me feel like I was his only patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
If I had questions, they were always there to answer them. It was reassuring to know they were there if I needed them.
How was your experience with George Hill?
Even after I was finished with his clinic he continued to follow my care to my delivery. He made sure that I understood what was going on every step of the way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill?
Make notes of each appointment. A lot is going on and hard to remember sometimes from appointment to appointment.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We tried doing IUI's first before doing IVF to rule out the possibility of that working. With having a cancer history we knew that achieving pregnancy wasn't going to be easy for me. I was fortunate to get pregnant the first IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill.
IUI about $3k per cycle and IVF with meds $8k (prices from 2008)
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Doctor
George Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
They knew us - they understood our highs and lows.
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Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Eblen clearly conveyed information about diagnosis and treatment at each visit. She answered my questions and provided references for more information on certain topics. She guided me through challenging experiences in a sympathetic but not overly sappy manner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They knew us - they understood our highs and lows.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Abby Eblen?
Dr. Eblen is energetic - she is quick and to-the-point, but she is also very kind and provides plenty of information. She guided us through some challenging appointments with compassion. Our appointments with her were almost always on time.
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Doctor
Abby Eblen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
They got backed up a lot and the wait could be very long [at Nashville Fertility Center].... Had one appointment made on the wrong day.... She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] was fully aware of my endometriosis and took the time to speak to my previous doctors to understand my condition and how fast it progressed. She doesn't make any promises, but you can tell how much she truly cares.... She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and caring. She is the sole reason I have my beautiful son today.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They got backed up a lot and the wait could be very long.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and caring. She is the sole reason I have my beautiful son today.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth?
She was fully aware of my endometriosis and took the time to speak to my previous doctors to understand my condition and how fast it progressed. She doesn't make any promises, but you can tell how much she truly cares.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth?
Have faith in her.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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