Tripler Army Medical Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing: OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Honolulu
1 Jarrett White Rd
Honolulu, HI 96859
(808) 433-6661
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Tripler Army Medical Center to a friend?
Neutral: 18
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 100% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
50
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
8
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
you have to try each treatment [at Tripler Army Medical Center] a certain number of times before getting on an ivf wait list which can be long...strengths: Medication is free (including injectables)! Bloodwork, ultrasounds, appointments, and other diagnostic procedures (I had an hsg, saline ultrasound, and laparoscopy) are also free. The REs are great once you are finally able to see them. They work with a civilian fertility institute for IUI and IVF procedures so you are receiving the highest quality of care for a fraction of the price...Because the cost of medication, blood work, ultrasounds, and diagnostic procedures/tests were provided by the military, we only had to pay for the actual procedures done at the civilian fertility institute. Each IUI with sperm wash was $233 and a full IVF procedure with retrieval, ICSI, and transfer came out to about $7500. Embryo storage is about $600 each year.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Tripler Army Medical Center.
weaknesses: Scheduling an appointment is a challenge and sometimes they cannot fit you in when needed due to military hours. The main REs are great, but when you first start you may not see them. You may see a nurse practitioner or intern instead. Also, you have to try each treatment a certain number of times before getting on an ivf wait list which can be long. strengths: Medication is free (including injectables)! Bloodwork, ultrasounds, appointments, and other diagnostic procedures (I had an hsg, saline ultrasound, and laparoscopy) are also free. The REs are great once you are finally able to see them. They work with a civilian fertility institute for IUI and IVF procedures so you are receiving the highest quality of care for a fraction of the price.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Even in a very busy military clinic, Dr. Middleton took the time to address any question or concerns that we had.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The coordinator was very helpful and called with all important info eventually. At times it was stressful waiting for a call, but I know that she was completely overloaded. Again, for a military facility, she went above and beyond and made us feel human.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Nia Middleton?
Seeing Dr. Middleton was a breath of fresh air in our 3-year journey. She was very professional and explained all risks for IVF, but was also very positive and made our IVF experience as comfortable as it could possibly be. The only negative thing about her is that she is often running late, but this is because she takes so much time to fully address the concerns of her patients. In a military facility this is rare, and even though I was busy during this time, it was worth waiting. Dr. Middleton also managed to help me avoid OHSS, even with 27 eggs retrieved, by switching me to a lupron/hcg trigger instead of a the standard hcg trigger given by the clinic. After one IVF attempt we had a successful fresh transfer of one embryo and we have nine frozen, so we couldn't be happier!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nia Middleton?
You will love her, but know that she is often running late.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nia Middleton.
Because the cost of medication, blood work, ultrasounds, and diagnostic procedures/tests were provided by the military, we only had to pay for the actual procedures done at the civilian fertility institute. Each IUI with sperm wash was $233 and a full IVF procedure with retrieval, ICSI, and transfer came out to about $7500. Embryo storage is about $600 each year.
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Doctor
Nia Middleton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu
Nursing
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