Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Middleton
2365 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 824-6160
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Don't recommend: 18.7
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% 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
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
176
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
3 assessments
10
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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I truly believe that the hysteroscopy made the difference and that had that been done before, we would have avoided a lot of expense and heartache. I regret that we didn't come to Generations sooner.
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
The clinic is very clean and professional and the lobby has a relaxing calming atmosphere.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We received AMAZING care at Generations. From the receptionists to the nurses and doctors, we were treated with nothing but compassion, professionalism, and attentiveness. Dr. Stanic-Kostic talks a lot, but this is a positive because he spends as much time as necessary with every patient to answer all questions and provide as much information (and reassurance) as possible.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
After finding out I was pregnant, I called the nurse at Generations, who was AMAZING. She completely understood my anxiety, given my previous miscarriage, and offered me blood draws and a 7 week ultrasound to ease my mind. And when my primary doctor (at Dean Clinic) messed up and mistakenly told me my blood levels were not rising appropriately, the nurse at Generations was right there to advocate for me, talk me through my panic, and get the issue straightened out immediately. When we came in for the 7 week ultrasound, she cried tears of joy right along with us as we saw that little heartbeat on the screen, presented us with a "Congratulations" card, and hugged us both. When this baby is born, I plan to send in pictures and a thank you card.
How was your experience with Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic?
We went to Generations after a lot of wasted time and money with another clinic. From the time we walked in the door for our first visit, we were treated with respect, and not like just another number. Dr. Stanic-Kostic spent a LONG time just talking to us, asking questions about our history, and explaining everything in great detail. He was very personable and understanding. The main reason we'd left the previous clinic was that they had refused to do ANY testing with either my husband or I, and just continued to put me on very high doses of medication. Dr. Stanic-Kostic agreed that this was not appropriate, and immediately ordered testing for both of us. For me, this included a hysteroscopy and saline sonogram to rule out any fibroids or abnormalities (that came back totally clear). My husband did a semen analysis, which showed only 1% morphology (but a very high overall count and excellent motility). However, with morphology being so low, our chances of becoming pregnant without IUI or IVF were very slim (this is why none of the treatments were successful with the previous clinic). The staff at Generations did a wonderful job of explaining the results to us and then helped us to plan a course of action, which was to include oral meds, injectable meds, and then and IUI. If that didn't work, we would move on to IVF. However, just two weeks later (while we were getting ready to order the injectable meds to start the IUI cycle) I found out I'm pregnant! I'm now 19 weeks along with a healthy baby girl! I truly believe that the hysteroscopy made the difference and that had that been done before, we would have avoided a lot of expense and heartache. I regret that we didn't come to Generations sooner.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic?
Do not hesitate to make an appointment to see him! The only drawback is that he only works there 1 day per week (he's at UW the rest of the time). However, if he is not available, the other doctors in the clinic are, so you are always in good hands. Also, he is often running behind schedule for his appointments, but trust me this is a GOOD thing. It is because he takes as much time as necessary with every patient, and will not leave you until he is sure that you are feeling comfortable and informed. He is absolutely worth the wait.
Describe the protocols Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a hysteroscopy and saline infused sonogram, which found no abnormalities. However I believe it was successful in flushing out debris left from my previous miscarriage, as I ended up getting pregnant shortly after the procedure. Had this NOT been successful, the plan was to do a cycle with letrozole and injectable FSH with an ovidrel trigger and IUI. This would have also included a baseline ultrasound on cycle day 3 and a follicle scan. Dr. Stanic is very cautious and will cancel a cycle if there are more than 2 mature follicles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic.
Due to lack of insurance coverage (the clinic is out of network) we paid 50% up to a $2000 lifetime maximum and 100% for medications. Prices were very comparable to other clinics in the region.
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Doctor
Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Middleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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6
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
The nurses at Generation are awesome! I spent more time talking with them than Dr. Broadwell and they were all very compassionate. Unfortunately, they had to relay my questions back and forth with Dr. Broadwell, since I could never speak with her over the phone, and the nurses obviously couldn't answer questions regarding next steps in my treatment plan. Every nurse I met at Generations we very kind, compassionate, and great about following up with me.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
It's a nice clinic overall, very clean, organized and designed to feel calming. I didn't like that there were often pregnant women or women with children in the waiting room with me; it felt like everyone was having success except us. The clinic was good about communicating cost and was familiar with my insurance (and what it didn't cover) but I discovered that they are a bit on the high side of IF pricing. I also felt like a number, and was just being pushed through the standard protocol. The clinic seems to focus mostly on IVF.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like they had a standard set of testing they do, regardless of history or situation. I felt like they were more focused on pushing me through the standard treatment (IUI then IVF) instead of trying to figure out why we weren't having success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses at Generation are awesome! I spent more time talking with them than Dr. Broadwell and they were all very compassionate. Unfortunately, they had to relay my questions back and forth with Dr. Broadwell, since I could never speak with her over the phone, and the nurses obviously couldn't answer questions regarding next steps in my treatment plan. Every nurse I met at Generations we very kind, compassionate, and great about following up with me.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Christina Broadwell?
She was the nicest doctor at Generations, but I didn't feel like I got personal attention from her, I always had to communicate with her via the nurses and often received conflicting information. We scheduled a one-on-one consult to discuss our failed IUI's and other possible testing we could have done but she didn't seem interested in getting us answers, only pushing us to do IVF. I felt like she ignored my husband's high DNA fragmentation test results, and didn't give us any recommendations as to how we could improve his sperm quality. We asked about alternatives to IVF, like low stimulation cycles (mini IVF), and only fertilizing 1 egg at a time but she said they don't do that. We ultimately decided to leave the clinic after I was put on a medication that ended up suppressing my ovulation and messing up my cycle, wasting us a lot of money, time and stress. I just didn't feel like I got a personalized treatment plan.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christina Broadwell?
Make sure you read up on all your options, and also the risk factors of various treatments they might recommend; you won't get any information from her if you don't ask and probe.
Describe the protocols Christina Broadwell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had 5 cycles of letrozole prior to IUI. The first 3 cycles I was it cycle days 3-7, and had 1 mature follicle. Dr. Broadwell increased the length of of the medication to cycle day 2-8, and the next 2 cycles I had 2 mature follicles. She had me trigger with ovidrel each cycle as well. Unfortunately none of those IUI's worked. Dr. Broadwell wanted us to move on to an injectable IUI cycle, with the goal of producing more follicles, but we were very uncomfortable with the idea of having more than 2 follicles, and the risk of high order multiples. Dr. Broadwell seemed less concerned about this, calling it a calculated risk. Since our main diagnosis is MFI, we finally convinced her to try back to back IUI's (2 IUI's 1 day apart in the same cycle). Unfortunately, it did not work. The 6th and last cycle we tried, Dr. Broadwell added estrace to my protocol, but didn't explain why. I finally determined that it was to thicken my uterine lining, but I was never told that my lining was thin during the previous cycles. Unfortunately, the estrace suppressed my follicle growth, and after 2 ultrasounds my cycle was cancelled, and we were told to try timed intercourse. I wasn't told whether I should stop the estrace, I had to call and ask about that. Shortly after stopping I had several days of spotting, and now my cycle has been irregular. No one told me this could be a possible risk of going on estrace, so I was very upset, as I have normally had very regular cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christina Broadwell.
IUI (1 ultrasound + sperm processing and IUI) $750ish per cycle (not including meds... meds were about $160 for letrozole and ovidrel from costco)
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Doctor
Christina Broadwell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Middleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
$60,000! Whew! (But that also includes the separate costs of drugs and donor sperm) Without those extra costs: 5 IUIs approx. $639 each = 3195 3 IVF cycles $10,800- $12,800 each= $36,000...The clinic [Generations Fertility] feels like a really safe space. It is quiet and contemplative, almost spa like. I never felt like it was a business (even though it obviously is.)
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
The clinic feels like a really safe space. It is quiet and contemplative, almost spa like. I never felt like it was a business (even though it obviously is.)
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
By the third IVF Cycle, I really felt like we were in this project together. She listened to what I had to say about how I thought my treatment was going, and she adjusted accordingly.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff was always caring and patient with my many questions.
How was your experience with Christina Broadwell?
While Dr Broadwell was great about explaining what was going to happen, I wasn't always sure about the why, especially as we got close to egg retrieval time as we watched my estrogen levels got higher and higher. Deciding when to trigger was the only part of my treatment that seems to be a mystery to me. Otherwise, I always felt like I knew what was happening, although fertility treatments in general aren't for the faint of hear, I think we must do our own research so we know what questions to ask.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christina Broadwell?
Always ask why (about everything) . She will always happily and patently explain, but won't necessarily offer it up unless you inquire.
Describe the protocols Christina Broadwell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't know the names for the strategies, and this question makes me question how much I really knew about my own procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christina Broadwell.
$60,000! Whew! (But that also includes the separate costs of drugs and donor sperm) Without those extra costs: 5 IUIs approx. $639 each = 3195 3 IVF cycles $10,800- $12,800 each= $36,000
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Doctor
Christina Broadwell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Middleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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