MCRM

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Chesterfield
17300 North Outer Forty
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 778-9899
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend MCRM to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 13Neutral: 2Don't recommend: 39
20 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor 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
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
20 assessments
9
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We are assigned a coordinator and mine was pretty good at keeping up with my questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Shawnie Hurt is a thoughtful and positive coordinator. She is my point of contact at MCRM and always answers my questions and concerns to the best of her ability. If she doesn't have an answer, then she speaks with Dr. Ahlering and gets back to me with one. I think she must work long and hard hours and she does so with calmness and compassion.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Peter Ahlering appears to be very knowledgeable about infertility, and I personally believe he is not only an expert, but a pioneer in the field of infertility science, as he keeps up with all the latest testing and treatments. I feel very comfortable in his presence and in his care.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
He is a very busy man, please be patient with him. Infertility can be a very long and cruel journey (spanning years), please be patient with yourself and your situation.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
At MCRM you are assigned a coordinator. Your coordinator is your point of contact to MCRM and Dr. Ahlering. The Coordinators are in-charge of updating Dr. Ahlering to your situation, your medications (ordering and dosage), and your calendar of medication and treatments. It is best to communicate with coordinators through email, but you can call if need be. They will always call you with important information. If you have a question or concern and it's after business hours you can contact an on-call coordinator that will assist you. The coordinators are great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Our insurance wouldn't cover any infertility treatment. Dr. Ahlering is less expensive than the clinic we first went to located on the the East Coast. But out of pocket for infertility is just expensive. Be prepared to pay out several thousand dollars no matter what you do.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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8
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Sometimes they [MCRM] seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions...My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad...
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Sometimes they seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Lindsay often emailed or called just to check on me or give me reminders of dates, medication start dates, etc. She always shows compassion and truly appears to care for her patients. She is kind and makes me feel comfortable.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering is very compassionate. He is knowledgable and always discussing current research. Sometimes it seems he's not on board with what many other doctors are doing though (such as with immune factors in failed FETs/RPL). He has some of the best technology and resources I've seen.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Be thorough on your questions. Don't expect him to tell you every single detail. Be realistic with your expectations. You are not the only patient, so try to remember that if you feel neglected or not heard. Discuss options with him and ask if you want to know things. He will always sit down and discuss things with you if you ask.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Diagnosis: Severe male factor.... also questionable egg quality. We've been through 5 retrievals and 1 canceled cycle due to low response on my end. I don't think there's anything he's done that has hurt our success, but I do wish we had made medication/dosage changes sooner to try for better results. He seemed hesitant on making protocol changes and I felt like we just kept having poor results without making any significant changes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Even with "100%" insurance coverage, I still had OOP expenses. There was a deposit to hold our spot in our first cycle, additional resources not covered--such as nanobeads & embryosope. Also, biopsy/freezing & PGS testing.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Our IVF "Gold" package [at MCRM] was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place...Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
Strengths- I've never had to wait more than a few minutes for my appointment, most of the staff were extremely polite and positive, I usually got email responses from my coordinator within 12-24 hours. Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I like that we have IVF coordinators that are "assigned" to be in constant communication with us and explain things, support us, etc- but I found that many times my coordinator's emails were very short with littler to no explanation about what was going on, I found that I learned more about my cycle and why things didn't work through talking with other patients. Also, when I went in to speak with Dr. Ahlering about my cancelled IVF cycle (after about a month), he seemed very unfamiliar with me and my case. I do not expect Dr. Ahlering to remember all of his patients and their situations, but I do wish he would be familiar with the patient he is seeing during an appointment- especially one as sensitive as a cancelled or failed IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My coordinator was VERY positive, which helped me stay positive, but primarily when I physically saw her at the clinic. Her emails were quite short and offered very little explanation to questions I had.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering always seems a bit rushed, but he is clearly a very devoted and passionate. I was quite surprised that when I had my "Why my IVF cycle was cancelled" appointment, he seemed very unfamiliar with my case which was not so comforting considering the situation.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE. Be sure that you are just as informed about the medicine and ART procedures that you will go through.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I think my first IVF cycle was very "Fertility 101" and nothing special about it, after it was cancelled due to low ovarian response I had an appointment to go over what the next steps would be. Dr. Ahlering seemed very unsure about how to move forward, but at the end of our appointment a light bulb seemed to go off in his head and he subsequently added Letrozole to my regular IVF med calendar. Unfortunately, Letrozole seemed to lower my estrogen levels to a point where Dr. Ahlering decided to cancel my IVF cycle again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Our IVF "Gold" package was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Our coordinator [at MCRM], Christina, does an OK job. I am always able to reach her via email, but often need to follow up to ensure she is answering the questions I need. Before my first trigger shot, she did not realize she had not actually given me any instructions on how to do it--the whole process felt unorganized.... You will have to stay on top of them for communication and clarifying any questions you have.
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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
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
You will have to stay on top of them for communication and clarifying any questions you have.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
While we are at the beginning of our journey, Dr. Ahlering wanted to go straight to IUI without knowing the full story of me and my husband's health. I had to push back several times that I was not doing an IUI until we got my husband's tests back. It was frustrating--it felt as if we was just pushing us along without actually looking at our situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Our coordinator, Christina, does an OK job. I am always able to reach her via email, but often need to follow up to ensure she is answering the questions I need. Before my first trigger shot, she did not realize she had not actually given me any instructions on how to do it--the whole process felt unorganized.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering is friendly. You will have to ask him to slow down and for exact reasons behind his recommendations as he does not do a good job of explaining your options as opposed to just saying "do this."
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Make sure you have a clear understanding of ALL your options, the pros and the cons. He will easily overwhelm a patient who does not feel comfortable questioning or advocating for themselves.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are still in the middle of our journey, so there will be more to come. So far, we've done a medicated, monitored cycle with a trigger shot. In the middle of that cycle, we got my husband's semen analysis results back which showed some issues. We are going to see an urologist who specializes in male infertility as Dr. Ahlering does not seem to have the knowledge to do as much for my husband.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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It's a small and clean office [MCRM]. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism...[Nurse] Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything...
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
It's a small and clean office. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was an out of state patient and my IVF coordinator called to check on me and made sure I could reach her on weekends and after hours. She even sent me an email on Thanksgiving when I needed help. Dr. Ahlering's staff went above and beyond for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
He is warm, kind and very smart. He treated our male factor infertility with success when another doctor told us nothing could be done. I think what sets Dr. Ahlering apart from other doctors is that he is innovative and is determined to make your first cycle with him a successful one.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Make sure you understand the drug protocols before you need to administer the injections.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My husband took clomid and ovidrel to prepare for the cycle. Follistim cd5-11 Menopur cd 9. &11 Ganirelix cd 11 Dual trigger Hcg boosters after retrieval
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was an out of state patient and saw another doctor for monitoring. However, MCRM called with results the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
$7,500 basic fresh cycle for out of state patient
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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The clinic [MCRM] is one of the best/the best in the area. They are good with letting you know what all they offer. Pricing is not as clear cut as I wish. I have to work with their finance dept a LOT.... I have only spoke with Jen through e-mail so far. She is very 'to the point' and short in her answers. She is not rude or mean, just very quick with reply length. She has been great to answer questions.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic is one of the best/the best in the area. They are good with letting you know what all they offer. Pricing is not as clear cut as I wish. I have to work with their finance dept a LOT.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She took the time to explain things to us and relate them to our situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have only spoke with Jen through e-mail so far. She is very 'to the point' and short in her answers. She is not rude or mean, just very quick with reply length. She has been great to answer questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon?
She goes over the facts. She is very straight forward. I feel like she gave us all the information we needed. I would have liked paper copies of all the test results. I assume if I asked, she would provide them. We decided on our own to pursue IVF instead of IUI.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon?
Ask all the questions that you have. She does a great job of answering questions and telling you facts. But she doesnt anticipate additional questions or give extra information
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are currently going through IVF. We will be starting the medication soon. We first did sperm analysis testing and blood work. We did an hsg and more blood work and tried my husband on clomid. She was good about seeing if there were any alternatives.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon.
I am still in the process of working out costs. Dena in the financial office is who I am working with.
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Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The clinic [MCRM] was nice. It was in a nice location in Chesterfield. It was sometimes hard to get through to a real person when calling the office. The front desk ladies were nice. However, they didn't always know what was going on...Was suppose to have blood work done, but the front office didn't know. So I sat and waited for 30 minutes before someone finally telling me I needed to get my blood drawn. Waited over an hour for some appointments.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic was nice. It was in a nice location in Chesterfield. It was sometimes hard to get through to a real person when calling the office. The front desk ladies were nice. However, they didn't always know what was going on so I would have to tell them what I needed at my next appointment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He treated me like a human but he tried to make everything seem ‘normal’ when I was not able to get pregnant. He basically couldn’t give me a reason that both transfers failed. I ultimately felt like he just wanted more money.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
At first, she was very attentive. But once I had the second failed cycle, she was less attentive and sometimes rude.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
He was very knowledgeable but he wasn’t very sympathetic. He didn’t want to really explain why it wasn’t working. He was more interested in explaining the process. I also asked him to write a letter saying that I was diagnosed as ‘infertile’. However, all he did was basically say it was my fault we were not trying IVF again.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Be prepared to spend a lot of money and don’t get your hopes up.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used the normal IVF drugs and protocol the first time. The second time, we did everything the same except we included anti-rejection shots even though Dr. Ahlering didn’t think that was a real drain it didn’t work the first time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
The initial cycle was around $15,000 (depending on medications). The second cycle was given to me at a discounted rate. He took about $4,000 off but they added more medications.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Clinic staff [at MCRM Chesterfield] could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.... She's [a nurse] very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
Clinic staff could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Doctor and staff are very caring & compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She's very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering provided excellent care. He is extremely knowledgeable & trustworthy. He was always positive & confident we would be successful. He is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients & helping them achieve their dream of having children.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Write down a list of questions you would like answered.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
One stim cycle using Follistum, Ganirelex, menupur, hcg & dual trigger. PGS testing. Egg donor cycle 9 embryos tested & 6 came back normal. Transferred August 2016 but miscarriage in October 2016. Second transfer on 1-30-17 of 2 embryos. Currently 12 weeks 5 days pregnant with singleton.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
25k
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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My first nurse [at MCRM] did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer...There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses...My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000 [for IVF]...Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses. I would say the one thing to be sure and ask about would be possible side effects for stims and the best way to do the PIO shot for transfer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Each discussion was thoroughly explained and comfortable.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My first nurse did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Dont be afraid to ask questions. MCRM is very good at communicating, but you can't be afraid to ask anything. It can become very intense and stressful, but they are there to help you through the whole process.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Everyone's protocal will be different. Thankfully I do not have to deal with endo, PCOS or other female fertility issues so our cycle was mild compared to other women.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
This all varies depending on what your situation is. My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
MCRM is the best. They go above and beyond!... Peggy and the rest of the staff were all warm and caring. They all go above and beyond... i don't remember the drugs and dosages we used. We did use Gonal-f. We retrieved 4 eggs (I only have one ovary), 3 fertilized normally and all 3 were transferred on day 3. We were pregnant with twins but one stopped growing at 8 weeks
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
MCRM is the best. They go above and beyond!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Ahlering was always available to answer any questions I had. He was always kind and provided words of encouragement. He took time to explain the process to us and helped us come up with our next plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Peggy and the rest of the staff were all warm and caring. They all go above and beyond
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr Ahlering is very knowledgeable. He uses all the newest technology and is willing to go the extra mile to help you get a positive outcome. I was very impressed with him and wished I had found him first!!!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Trust him! He definitely knows what he is doing!
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
i don't remember the drugs and dosages we used. We did use Gonal-f. We retrieved 4 eggs (I only have one ovary), 3 fertilized normally and all 3 were transferred on day 3. We were pregnant with twins but one stopped growing at 8 weeks
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
We paid for our cycle, the embryoscope, embryo glue and nano beads also meds
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lindsay [a nurse at MCRM]. She was so helpful and answered all of my millions of questions. She made everything clear and was so helpful. She always got back to me very quickly and kept me informed. I felt like we had a friend/cheerleader throughout the process.... We paid out of pocket and the IVF cost around $10,000 plus $3,000-$4,000 in medication.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The place is very nice and clean.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Ahlering explained every step of the process. He was very thorough and compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lindsay. She was so helpful and answered all of my millions of questions. She made everything clear and was so helpful. She always got back to me very quickly and kept me informed. I felt like we had a friend/cheerleader throughout the process.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering was a wonderful doctor! We felt confident with him and even when things didn't go as planned the first round, he met with us and talked about the reasons why and a plan for the next round.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Make a list of all of your questions before you meet with him.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did IVF with Follistim, Menopur, and Ganirellix.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
We paid out of pocket and the IVF cost around $10,000 plus $3,000-$4,000 in medication.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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N/A
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
N/A
During diagnosis, I felt like my feelings and fears were not validated, but rather were brushed aside in order to keep going through process.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
During diagnosis, I felt like my feelings and fears were not validated, but rather were brushed aside in order to keep going through process.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon?
She was very knowledgeable, but seemed like she was not interested in discussing any other options with me. When I questioned something, or tried to explain my concerns, I felt like my concerns were not understood or validated.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon?
Be prepared to not have a lot of say in your plan.
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was going through the diagnostic phase for PCOS. I came to the clinic with a very clear idea that this was my problem, but wanted confirmation. I met for an initial consultation, and then scheduled for ultrasounds. I was then told that were would immediately be starting cycles for IUI, although I was initially wanting to try a less invasive, as this was our first time.
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Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
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8
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
I had a baseline ultrasound, a mid cycle ultrasound and then the IUI [at MCRM]. I was on Letrozole, Gonal and Ovidrel...They seem to run on time alot which is very nice...Each ultrasound is $200 and the IUI is $500. Medicine is around $100...She [nurse] is great!... The seminar they put on was absolutely amazing. Very informative and helpful to my husband and I. It made me feel that I am not alone in this process and because of that I have felt better throughout this while process and I am also now doing acupuncture from what I learned to help with infertility.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with MCRM.
They seem to run on time alot which is very nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Always made sure I understood what was going on and answered all my questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She is great!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Him and his staff are great to work with. They always answer all my questions I may. The seminar they put on was absolutely amazing. Very informative and helpful to my husband and I. It made me feel that I am not alone in this process and because of that I have felt better throughout this while process and I am also now doing acupuncture from what I learned to help with infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a baseline ultrasound, a mid cycle ultrasound and then the IUI. I was on Letrozole, Gonal and Ovidrel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Each ultrasound is $200 and the IUI is $500. Medicine is around $100
8
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
The clinic [MCRM] has recently expanded and is state of the art. The entire staff was very friendly and readily available to help in any way needed. Everyone is extremely caring and empathetic. They take the time to get to know you even though they see so many patients...The nursing staff was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions that I had. Very friendly and supportive
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic has recently expanded and is state of the art. The entire staff was very friendly and readily available to help in any way needed. Everyone is extremely caring and empathetic. They take the time to get to know you even though they see so many patients
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He met with us and went over my medical history. He listened and was very caring and helpful.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions that I had. Very friendly and supportive
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr Ahlering is very knowledgeable and caring. He always took time to explain every step of our treatment plan to us. Dr Ahlering was extremely supportive and understanding and did all that he could to help us through the rough times
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
If you're looking to have a counseling session or be babied, he's probably not going to do that. When you go see him, be ready to hear the truth. He's there to get the job done, not drag things out, and knows his stuff.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
[The nurse at MCRM is] Incredibly understanding and patient, deeply passionate about helping her patients. She made every visit less scary and made every question easy to ask. My coordinator was invaluable!... There are specific cycle weeks, so be prepared to be on birth control to get your cycle ready with theirs. The staff is friendly. Dr. A is thorough, so it's not uncommon to be behind schedule/late to appointments, but it's because he's always (always) wanting to be sure you fully understand everything. Amazing place!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
There are specific cycle weeks, so be prepared to be on birth control to get your cycle ready with theirs. The staff is friendly. Dr. A is thorough, so it's not uncommon to be behind schedule/late to appointments, but it's because he's always (always) wanting to be sure you fully understand everything. Amazing place!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is kind, funny and compassionate. He always makes time to meet with you personally and answer questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Incredibly understanding and patient, deeply passionate about helping her patients. She made every visit less scary and made every question easy to ask. My coordinator was invaluable!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
My only complaint about Dr A is that he can sometimes get distracted or sidetracked, so it's best to write down your questions before meeting with him. Other than that, I literally can't think of anyone else I'd change about MCRM and Dr A.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
As I previously said, make sure you keep a list of questions handy so you can be sure to stay focused while meeting. He likes to talk!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Reasonably priced, all things considered. He is not the most expensive in St. Louis and tries to keep cost low.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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N/A
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
N/A
Wonderful team, great facility. They [MCRM] try to make the experience as easy, convenient and comfortable as possible....[Nurse] So sweet and truly caring. She went out of her way to take care of me when risk of OHSS was high. A great listener...Some minor paperwork was lost. Send to be miscommunication between accounting and coordinator/ doctor regarding what procedures are necessary...Sincere, geniuine interactions with the entire staff, from the accountant all the way to Dr.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
N/A
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Wonderful team, great facility. They try to make the experience as easy, convenient and comfortable as possible. I would look into their success numbers more- a higher pregnancy rate is based almost only in transferring viable embryos (PGS testing). Not everyone will get a viable embryo to transfer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Sincere, geniuine interactions with the entire staff, from the accountant all the way to Dr. a
Describe your experience with your nurse.
So sweet and truly caring. She went out of her way to take care of me when risk of OHSS was high. A great listener.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Confident in his abilities and on the cutting edge of the newest technology. He loves what he does. Makes you feel comfortable and takes the time to talk to you, never rushes. Sometimes jumps around when you talk to him- battling ideas/working problems but it can lead to confusion.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Understand the packages! You may pay for a transfer you can never use.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Recommended tese for MFI but numbers went up so we didn't use it. Resulted in no normal embryos. Wish we had stuck with original protocol.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
My wife loves our coordinator [at MCRM-Chesterfield] which makes the entire process a heck of a lot easier. I am not a fan of needles, so I struggled with blood draws. Lindsay helped me feel at ease and I am happy to report I stopped passing out. She makes my wife feel comfortable every single time she is there.... I believe we paid about 30,000 for meds, two retrievals and one transfer.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The only thing I think you should be aware of is the long wait (this isn't always true, but it does happen).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. A is easy to talk to and it's obvious he genuinely cares about his patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My wife loves our coordinator which makes the entire process a heck of a lot easier. I am not a fan of needles, so I struggled with blood draws. Lindsay helped me feel at ease and I am happy to report I stopped passing out. She makes my wife feel comfortable every single time she is there.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
He was great. My wife was comfortable and so was I. I went there for my semen analysis before we met with him, and I knew I'd like the organization because of the staff. Dr. A runs a happy facility. He is willing to spend as much time with you as needed, which is great (except when he's running behind because of it).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Expect that some of your appointments will be behind schedule. He is thorough and likes to spend as much time with each individual patient as needed, so it's not uncommon to have an appointment be behind schedule. Sometimes my wife would wait for up to 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
I believe we paid about 30,000 for meds, two retrievals and one transfer.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Our diagnostic testing [at MCRM] for both my husband and myself was around $500...The majority of our contact was setting up the appointment and lab draws. Since our miscarriage we have heard from Jennifer Bader asking how we are and that they are thinking of us. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of compassion...We have only had diagnostic labs/testing.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Ahlering spoke with us several times at length on the phone. Gave us our options and even referred us to a closer clinic should we choose to try IUI first to save us on travel.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The majority of our contact was setting up the appointment and lab draws. Since our miscarriage we have heard from Jennifer Bader asking how we are and that they are thinking of us. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of compassion.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
We have just had diagnostic labs/ testing. So far we are very pleased with Dr Ahlering. We were impressed he would refer us somewhere else for an IUI as we felt he was thinking of our best interest. We ended up naturally pregnant immediately after seeing him, however we lost the pregnancy and are deciding how to proceed.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We have only had diagnostic labs/testing. He suggested an IUI as the next step. He suggested intercourse every day at the peak of my cycle. We did get pregnant, but lost the baby. We will follow up with him after my cycle returns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
Our diagnostic testing for both my husband and myself was around $500
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
Christina [a nurse at MCRM-Chesterfield] is great with organizing and arranging my treatments and getting back to me with questions.... Short waiting time and great with answering billing questions. Waiting room is comfortable and the receptionists are kind... So far my husband has had an in depth semin analysis, I had blood work and ultrasounds: we decided to do ovidril with the letrozole and after one month with that we have done IUI once
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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
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Short waiting time and great with answering billing questions. Waiting room is comfortable and the receptionists are kind
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christina is great with organizing and arranging my treatments and getting back to me with questions
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Very educated and thorough explaining medical procedures and options. We spent an hour with him the first visit. Although we have been unable to see him since starting treatment, we have had questions answered through our corrdinator which work out just fine.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Don't stress about everything before you get all your options heard and understood
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
So far my husband has had an in depth semin analysis, I had blood work and ultrasounds: we decided to do ovidril with the letrozole and after one month with that we have done IUI once
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
I don't remember the consultation fee but the ultrasounds are $200 and IUI is $300 I believe
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Shawnie [a nurse at MCRM] sometimes came across as rude or that she was bothered by my emails and questions.... A couple times that I needed bloodwork, Shawnie did not call in orders to Quest. I would get to Quest and have to get ahold of her while there, for tests to be ordered.... Dr. Ahlering was amazing. Simply could not have asked for a better dr. He responded to my inquiry quickly and answered any and all questions I had. He was very compassionate and explained to us exactly what was going to happen.... ICSI Embryoscope Nanobead
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Shawnie sometimes came across as rude or that she was bothered by my emails and questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering?
Dr. Ahlering was amazing. Simply could not have asked for a better dr. He responded to my inquiry quickly and answered any and all questions I had. He was very compassionate and explained to us exactly what was going to happen.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering?
Don't give up. He performs miracles.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles and their degree of success.
ICSI Embryoscope Nanobead
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering.
14,000
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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