Alex Polotsky

Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)

Available Lines of Communication

Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolAlbert Einstein
ResidencyCornell
FellowshipAlbert Einstein
Colorado Springs
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 314-3333
Denver
3055 Roslyn St., Room 230
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 724-8089
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Alex Polotsky to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Don't recommend: 47.3
10 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 40% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 15Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 87.5
24 assessments
  • 63% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 4% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
10 assessments
0
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
Dr. Polotsky did not take the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment plan adequately enough...Dr. Polotsky always appeared more interested in seeing his next patient than actually spending time with us. The only instance in which he actually spent any time talking with us was after I complained and requested a personal phone call from him. If you are okay with a technician taking care of your reproductive needs, then he may be a good fit, but if you are looking for a relationship, go elsewhere...
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
Dr. Polotsky always appeared more interested in seeing his next patient than actually spending time with us. The only instance in which he actually spent any time talking with us was after I complained and requested a personal phone call from him. If you are okay with a technician taking care of your reproductive needs, then he may be a good fit, but if you are looking for a relationship, go elsewhere.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
Shop around, seek second opinions, and make him explain every detail.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Polotsky did not take the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment plan adequately enough. As we embarked on our treatment plan, we received mixed interpretations from his staff on the same information. During one round of IUI, one nurse stated that the response was adequate to the medication while another stated that it was not. Given the lack of communication, mixed interpretation of the same clinical data, we could not trust that this clinic was delivering high quality care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have even more complaints of the nursing staff. They were incredibly disorganized and overall insensitive. First, the did not send in the prescription for Ovidrel on time in order for me to pick it up at the pharmacy. After navigating the dysfunctional call center, I got a hold of the fellow on call who sent in the prescription. The nurse called later and simply stated that she forgot. Furthermore, after the first round of IUI, the nurse informed us that my wife had an adequate response to clomid. For our second round, a different nurse (we always saw a different nurse!) said that our response to that first round was inadequate. Both nurses had the exact same data (follicle count and size) but with vastly different interpretations. Additionally, this second nurse told us that "IVF may be unethical", implying futility to even considering this approach. My wife is young (32 years old) with diminished ovarian reserve, but hardly at the point of futility. Furthermore, I am not sure how this clinic allows nurses to render these decisions and recommendations. As Dr. Polotsky is the division chief and medical director, he is ultimately responsible for the education, training, and scope of practice of these nurses and it is unacceptable.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Strengths: cheap. Weaknesses: disorganized, chaotic, unprofessional, and poor communication skills among practice team members.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
Most affordable clinic in Denver that I could find.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
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2
Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
2
He wasn't willing to try just medication and said IUI was the way to go, but didn't really tell us why. We decided to go ahead with his recommendation to try an IUI. Every appointment I saw someone different and no one could fully tell me what we were doing or answer my questions. I felt like a part in the machine-- just another patient to push through. After this treatment failed and we were not happy with how we were treated, we found another office and doctor...
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Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
2
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
I loved our first appointment with him. The second appointment we had to review tests and determine a treatment plan, I felt more rushed and like we didn't have a diagnosis. My questions were dodged and we were pushed into IUI. After the two appointments, I never saw him again-- always saw a resident or another doctor. I was never sure what our diagnosis was or what we were fixing. I felt like I was just another patient being pushed through the process. Some residents were not pleasant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
He has an accent that is sometimes hard to understand. Make sure you fully understand everything when you meet with him, because you will likely not see him again.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
At our first appointment, he and his intake doctor were very willing to answer all my questions. I didn't feel rushed at all. He said he was so confident that we could get a baby that he would save a spot on his wall for our baby picture. We completed all the testing and things he wanted checked and then went back for a treatment plan. Once we had all our tests results in, we went back and he would never give us a real diagnosis and I felt like things were being hidden. He was very optimistic that we would still have a baby, and that is what I focused on. He wasn't willing to try just medication and said IUI was the way to go, but didn't really tell us why. We decided to go ahead with his recommendation to try an IUI. Every appointment I saw someone different and no one could fully tell me what we were doing or answer my questions. I felt like a part in the machine-- just another patient to push through. After this treatment failed and we were not happy with how we were treated, we found another office and doctor.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1 failed IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They seemed a little overwhelmed. A lot going on in the front and in the back of the office it appeared. Sometimes I felt like they just wanted me to move on.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Very good about posting self pay prices up front. You get a discount if you self pay. They told me I could self pay and submit to my insurance to see what was covered, but I found it was hard to get the information I needed to be able to submit the things that my insurance would cover. Finally, when it was determined that they were in network with my insurance and were required to submit it, they upped all my costs and it was a nightmare to deal with them and insurance. Seemed shady. The first time I called to set an appointment I had to leave 3 messages and do an online appointment request before they called me back. Office is nice and clean and in a nice medical complex. We have to drive a few hours to get there so sometimes appointment availability was difficult. All ultrasounds and bloodwork had to be done early in the morning which was very difficult for us to get to. Some of the front desk ladies were not very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
I did the self pay option which means they don't submit it to my insurance (but I was told I could do that myself) and I save 40%. I chose this because I wasn't sure what my insurance would cover. When it was determined that they were in network and legally had to submit to my insurance, they upped all the costs and changed procedures. It was a mess. If you were a self pay patient, it would probably be fine. Intake and follow up appointment were each 250$ Semen analysis- $166 Pelvic ultrasound- between 500 and 600 Hysterosalpingogram- 1,200 ish Blood work costs seemed pretty average-- maybe slightly less than other places I have tried. IUI was quoted to be 800 ish, but cost us closer to 1200 because of additional ultrasounds.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
6
I had decent experiences with Dr. Polotsky up until my miscarriage.... I was then diagnosed with a missed miscarriage he recommended I come into the office 2 days later. Being emotional and hormonal and wanting the nightmare of being done with my IVF journey (or so we thought) I agreed although I had reservations when he said it would not be with sedation. The procedure itself was human torture...I finally after screaming involuntarily for what felt like forever we stopped the procedure and I had to take meds to finish miscarrying after all. There was no sympathy, no empathy.
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
I had decent experiences with Dr. Polotsky up until my miscarriage. I'm in the healthcare field and understand there are no guarantees. My first transfer was unexpected and we had never even discussed that a fresh transfer would be an option until the day of. My frozen transfer things were more controlled. When a heartbeat and fetal pole were difficult to obtain at 7 weeks after being clear at 6, he sent to a more specialized ultrasound tech/mfm which I appreciated. However when I was then diagnosed with a missed miscarriage he recommended I come into the office 2 days later. Being emotional and hormonal and wanting the nightmare of being done with my IVF journey (or so we thought) I agreed although I had reservations when he said it would not be with sedation. The procedure itself was human torture. I was given no pain meds, the used lidocaine but didn't even let it work. I finally after screaming involuntarily for what felt like forever we stopped the procedure and I had to take meds to finish miscarrying after all. There was no sympathy, no empathy. I've worked in teaching hospitals for 15 years and am all for residents learning. But on multiple occasions (including my miscarriage procedure which I've asked 2 other REs and they said they wouldn't do that unless a woman was hemorrhaging to death) it was not appropriate to have a resident perform procedures. I can think of a few other cases where the resident clearly had no idea what they we doing and I was a dummy for them to fumble around with.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
Remember that we are humans going through something so emotional and hard for something we want so badly. We're not a learning opportunity for everyone.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I appreciated his initial approach and collaboration regarding our case and IVF. When I had my miscarriage however I felt like a number.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember to be honest. Was on follistim, menopur, ganirelex. Probably had mild OHSS and was treated with cabergoline but probably never should have been allowed to do a fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Honestly I can't say I remember a single nurse. Most phone calls were from providers
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Less expensive than anyone else in town
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Once they got an ultrasound tech it was simpler and smoother process than the wait that occurred when it was the provider doing all ultrasound
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
IVF ~$14000 I believe not including meds. They would not run anything through insurance and never told me I could try to submit claim forms
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
24
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
20 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
My body didn't react much to the Letrozole at first, so he [Dr. Alex Polotsky] upped the dosage and finally got a great reaction...Strengths: If my husband and I ever had any questions, he always gave us a detailed answer to where it was almost a picture for us to understand. Very personable and would make small jokes on the side to make us more comfortable...Weakness: I was questioning what my ability to get pregnant was in the beginning and I didn't get a straight forward answer. As time went on through treatments, my body reacted the way it needed to. He was more than confident at that time and told me that I will get pregnant.
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Age
24
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
20 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
Strengths: If my husband and I ever had any questions, he always gave us a detailed answer to where it was almost a picture for us to understand. Very personable and would make small jokes on the side to make us more comfortable. Weakness: I was questioning what my ability to get pregnant was in the beginning and I didn't get a straight forward answer. As time went on through treatments, my body reacted the way it needed to. He was more than confident at that time and told me that I will get pregnant. I just needed the reassurance that it would be possible for me and didn't understand that he needed to see how I react to the treatments to be able to tell me that I would be able to get pregnant from the start.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
For prospective patients, I would say if they ask the likeliness of them getting pregnant, inform them that once you can see a reaction to the treatments the chance is higher. It will give patients more confidence.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because everyone at the facility took care of me and showed they actually cared about the outcome of my time with them. It wasn't like I went in, was treated and was sent away, they made sure that all aspects were covered and that I was not sent home with any lingering questions.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Provera if I did not start my cycle myself. Once I was on day 3 or 4 of my cycle, I would go in for an ultrasound to determine if there are any cysts. If none, I would then go on to taking Letrozole in order for the follicles to grow and hope that a dominant one would emerge. My body didn't react much to the Letrozole at first, so he upped the dosage and finally got a great reaction. I would go in for an ultrasound a week or so after taking this just to see if there were any dominant follicles. If there were, I would take an Ovadril shot in order to help me ovulate. By then my husband and I would time our intercourse accordingly. Two weeks later I would either take a pregnancy test or my cycle would start and I would repeat the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All the nursing staff communicated great, they all showed that they cared and were extremely personable. They would give all the information we needed plus any additional if we asked for it.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Strengths: They are always personable and made me feel comfortable, they never let us leave without any lingering questions or concerns. Weaknesses: Sometimes it would be hard to get ahold of one of the nurses, if I had a question about medications or symptoms. They would get back to me almost immediately and answer any question I had once I was in contact.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
All of the costs for my treatment was covered through TriCare. If something was not covered, I was informed immediately and we were able to change our plan of action.
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Dr. Polotsky spent so much time with us making sure we understood the entire process and answered all questions. We never felt rushed or pressured into any decision. He also made a point to call me with results or to answer questions instead of just emailing.... He was honest and very compassionate. He made a very difficult experience much easier on us. I would highly recommend him (and have) to anyone going through fertility issues.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
As I mentioned before, Dr. Polotsky took the time to explain everything in depth and answer all questions. He took his time with us and we never felt rushed or pressured. He would personally call me to answer questions or give test results. He was honest and very compassionate. He made a very difficult experience much easier on us. I would highly recommend him (and have) to anyone going through fertility issues.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
I would say to be completely honest about what your expectations are. He is there to help and wants to help the best way he can.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Polotsky spent so much time with us making sure we understood the entire process and answered all questions. We never felt rushed or pressured into any decision. He also made a point to call me with results or to answer questions instead of just emailing. This is why we didn't feel like a number. He truly cares about his patients.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
This was a few years ago so difficult for me to remember exactly the strategy he used. He was diligent about me coming in for ultrasounds and blood tests to ensure meds were working as they should. I had a very successful egg retrieval and transfer. He made it clear it would be best to only transfer one embryo as I am young and healthy. Whatever he did, he was absolutely right as it worked and we have a beautiful healthy son.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse we encountered during our time at this clinic was wonderful. They took the time to teach us about how to administer meds as well as answer any questions. They are all very approachable. We had a good experience.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Their strengths include: good communication, providing good information, staff is personable, assistance with financial resources which is so crucial. Weaknesses: Sometimes it is difficult getting an appointment but they always try to fit me in. This is the only thing that comes to mind as we had great experiences at this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
We spent ~ $ 30,000 for all expenses related to IVF including medication for transfer.
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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5
Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Other
5
Alex Polotsky is a very knowledgeable man and doctor in the fertility field. With the way his office is ran, it was very unusual to see him more than a few times which was just to update a treatment plan. When speaking with him about my treatments he spoke with confidence and knowledge of the subject yet lacked empathy and used very blunt tones.... With my particular case and the myriad of issues contributing it seemed like everything I was doing was a large science experiment and guess as he never could decide what the answers to my questions were or how these instances may effect me.
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Other
5
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
Alex Polotsky is a very knowledgeable man and doctor in the fertility field. With the way his office is ran, it was very unusual to see him more than a few times which was just to update a treatment plan. When speaking with him about my treatments he spoke with confidence and knowledge of the subject yet lacked empathy and used very blunt tones. I appreciate his honesty in some situations but he was not well in tuned with when these things should have been addressed more delicately so his patients don’t immediately leave and break down as they are doing so. Dr. Polotsky, knows his job and knows it well for standard cases. With my particular case and the myriad of issues contributing it seemed like everything I was doing was a large science experiment and guess as he never could decide what the answers to my questions were or how these instances may effect me. Overall I would rate Alex Polotsky as right in the middle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
If I were to give anyone advice before seeing Alex Polotsky is to be knowledgeable about what is going on. He is an intelligent man and speaks in a manner that when you may be new to this process you become very overwhelmed and lost. It is important to know about the process, options, and your own personal issues affecting fertility before speaking with him as he is not well versed in his charts or patients and steps towards the most aggressive approach right away.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I had felt like both a number and a human, both in different circumstances. It was very rare that I had interactions with my doctor. Everything I had done through the office he is in is run by his medical assistants and nurses. When I needed to get in contact with him I was sent through someone else unless I had to meet with him to update our plan. When actually meeting with him he didn’t know who I was like the rest of his staff did, which made me not feel like a number. He could recall certain aspects that made my case unique from others and was very open with what options were out there, which aided in making me feel less of a number.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My particular protocol is induced cycles via medications. Once I hit day one of my cycle I was to call the office and they would schedule me for an ultrasound and blood work from day 1-3. My ovulation was monitored as I took Femara and returned to the office one or two times after the initial ultrasound and blood work. Around day 10 was when I was told to use my trigger injection, ovidrel. Three days after I began progesterone suppositories and called when I began my cycle again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is beyond exceptional at this office. Every nurse, tech and medical assistant knows me by name and situation. It is very helpful because I don’t feel like a stranger in this office and I don’t have to repeat my issues and story each time to another individual. They are always kind and smiling and really help pull you back when things get tough. This nursing staff is the ONLY reason I have stayed with this office.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Overall this clinic is very well managed. I have never received issues with billing and any complaints or questions I have were answered immediately. I am always able to reach someone with call backs the very same day. Issues, questions and concerns are rectified as soon as they can and definitely by the end of the day. Results from tests are fast to come back and they are very great about relaying these results to you. Their nursing staff goes above and beyond and really makes this office feel comfortable. The only downside is not being able to see your actual “doctor” very often and when you do the bed side manner is just lacking, especially in comparison to the nursing staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
Cost for my IUI out of pocket was $350. With my insurance the rest of the treatments were covered after $2500 was spent in ultrasounds, monitoring and testing. Medication was on top of this price.
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
He really takes the time to break down all test results and explain what they mean for the present and future treatment. He is great with answering any questions, and I can tell my treatment plan is tailored to mine and my husband’s needs.... Dr. Polotsky dissected each and every blood test result and paired it with my HSG results and ultrasound results. From there, he analyzed my husband’s test results as well. I have a high egg reserve, but many follicles.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
He has a great bedside manner. I have had many questions each time I’ve seen him, and he is very thorough in his answers. He is very knowledgeable and great at explaining in terms that make it easy to understand.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
Come with a list of questions as he is open to spending the time to answer them with you. He is only in the office on Tuesdays because he is in Denver the rest of the week, so plan on your appointments specifically with him then.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He really takes the time to break down all test results and explain what they mean for the present and future treatment. He is great with answering any questions, and I can tell my treatment plan is tailored to mine and my husband’s needs.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Polotsky dissected each and every blood test result and paired it with my HSG results and ultrasound results. From there, he analyzed my husband’s test results as well. I have a high egg reserve, but many follicles. He made sure to start me on the lowest dose of Femara to ensure I did not overstimulate and have to cancel any cycles. I was monitored very closely regarding my progress, and adjustments were made where needed. He makes adjustments based on what he feels the success rates would be of each treatment protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurses are great. I’ve dealt with Jeanie a lot and she is great. She is very clear and concise, and communicative.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Everyone at the clinic is friendly and compassionate. They are extremely easy to work with. I always feel welcome. I wish they took earlier and later appointments. The clinic’s website has amazing success stories and highlights the doctors’ research, fertility news, and other interesting information.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
A majority of the costs are covered by my insurance up until IUI.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
At first [with Dr. Alex Polotsky] we had extensive testing to make sure that there was nothing prohibiting us from carrying a child should a transfer occur. This included EKG, PAP Smear, Ultrasounds, Estrogen and Progesterone cocktail. I had surgery to remove a fibroid in my endometrial lining, waited six months and started injections. Just prior to transfer, acupuncture was recommended before and after transfer and six weeks prior to transfer. Was asked to stop alcohol and caffeine intake as well. The rationale for all of these treatment strategies was to give us the best chance possible to have a live birth and a health child.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
Dr. Alex Polotsky was absolutely perfect for us. He was very candid yet always maintained hope for a successful live birth. He advocated for our success and made sure that he communicated clearly to us when treatment needed to be altered. Dr. Polotsky was very confident and sure of himself during this whole process which made us feel very good throughout.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
I would tell them to listen to him and follow the plan. I would tell them to clearly communicate their desires and wishes on the first visit so that everyone was on the same page.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Polotsky was very sensitive and appropriate when discussing our options and treatment plan. We felt that he and his staff were truly vested in our desire and journey to have a child.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
At first we had extensive testing to make sure that there was nothing prohibiting us from carrying a child should a transfer occur. This included EKG, PAP Smear, Ultrasounds, Estrogen and Progesterone cocktail. I had surgery to remove a fibroid in my endometrial lining, waited six months and started injections. Just prior to transfer, acupuncture was recommended before and after transfer and six weeks prior to transfer. Was asked to stop alcohol and caffeine intake as well. The rationale for all of these treatment strategies was to give us the best chance possible to have a live birth and a health child.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse was always caring and took extra time to go over any concerns or procedures.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
The clinic is very accessible offering visits 7 days per week. The response time for a call back was immediate. The clinic was very professional and had a strong set of ethics. The clinic was well organized. My only wish is that they had a location near Lincoln and I25.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky.
25,000
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Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Polotsky was great. He explained everything really well. He was easy to get a hold of and was at all of our appointments. He was also very positive and enthusiastic during the process which helped with emotions.... We have had a lot of miscarriages, so Dr. Polotsky recommended genetically testing the embryos. Other then that, it was a pretty standard retrieval and transfer of embryos.... Our results were better than we could have hoped for and I would recommend him to anyone going through this process.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
I am so happy with our decision to check this clinic out. It was a very positive experience through a stressful process. Dr. Polotsky was so kind to us and made the situation as smooth as possible. I have nothing but great things to say about him. Our results were better than we could have hoped for and I would recommend him to anyone going through this process.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Polotsky was great. He explained everything really well. He was easy to get a hold of and was at all of our appointments. He was also very positive and enthusiastic during the process which helped with emotions.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We have had a lot of miscarriages, so Dr. Polotsky recommended genetically testing the embryos. Other then that, it was a pretty standard retrieval and transfer of embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are very responsive and communicate well.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I feel like the experience at this client was much better than others. There can be long wait times. Otherwise, everyone was very professional and kind. I really liked how easy to was to access the nurses or doctors if I had a question. That helped relieve a lot of stress.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Alex Polotsky
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Doctor Polotsky was the best doctor we saw. He was always very helpful and caring. Always answered emails and phone calls the same day. We are very happy wth our results and going to see Dr. Polotsky for our next transfer. He is everything you can expect from a good doctor.... Always ask questions, Dr. Polotsky is very good at explaining every step of the journey. We felt very secure with him.... We had medicated frozen embryo transfer.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Alex Polotsky?
Doctor Polotsky was the best doctor we saw. He was always very helpful and caring. Always answered emails and phone calls the same day. We are very happy wth our results and going to see Dr. Polotsky for our next transfer. He is everything you can expect from a good doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky?
Always ask questions, Dr. Polotsky is very good at explaining every step of the journey. We felt very secure with him.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very caring kind and helpful. He was always ready to answer all the questions. We we always aware of what was going on.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember protocols specifically. We had medicated frozen embryo transfer. Got a healthy baby and many good quality embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse was great. Very helpful at all times
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
We always could get an appointment at preferred time. All the nurses and doctors very very friendly and nice. They had good machines for ultrasounds etc. All the blood work was done quickly no mistakes made.
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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