Oregon Fertility Institute

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not 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 is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Portland
9370 SW Greenburg Road
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 292-7734
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Oregon Fertility Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 16.7
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% 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
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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I loved that her practice [Oregon Fertility Institute] was just her, so I wasn't shuffled to other doctors depending on scheduling. She was always available and never missed an appointment and was only late on one occasion (maybe 15 minutes late if that!)...There are some other 'big name' fertility groups in Portland, which are fantastic. What Dr. Chang has is the same results as those groups, but you never get shuffled around to other doctors (which is what happens at the big practices). Chang is the one you see for everything, and if you are looking for a personal relationship she is a good fit.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Oregon Fertility Institute.
Since its just Dr. Chang there there isn't much else to add separately about the clinic. She runs a professional clinic - small staff, but very clean, friendly, helpful, timely.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She seemed to understand the emotional toll infertility was taking and was sensitive to the stress and impact that was having on my life. While her focus was as a scientist to tweak the process to get a positive end result for us, she understood that we still had to take things at our own pace. She was always the one who called us with any results, positive or negative. She was always timely for everything as well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Small staff. I have hard veins to get blood from and only one of their nurses could regularly do it without having to send me out to a separate lab (IMO not due to their lack of proficiency, I seriously have tough veins for anyone). After a particularly difficult blood draw resulting in having to go to a separate lab for a result, at my next appt they called in that nurse who was on maternity to handle me. i appreciated that they went above and beyond and accommodated that. Overall the nurses were all helpful and friendly and professional. That being said, I still saw the Dr. more often than the nurses.
How was your experience with Aimee Chang?
She is a scientist not an OB, so once you understand as a doctor she's there to help diagnose and troubleshoot your situation, her approach makes a lot of sense. Her demeanor was calm and she was always sensitive to making sure I was okay with the process and adjusted the process when necessary for me. I loved that her practice was just her, so I wasn't shuffled to other doctors depending on scheduling. She was always available and never missed an appointment and was only late on one occasion (maybe 15 minutes late if that!). She listened to any concerns I had and allowed me to very a very active part of the process understanding what options were available depending on how aggressive I wanted to be in the process (ICSI, PGS, etc).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aimee Chang?
There are some other 'big name' fertility groups in Portland, which are fantastic. What Dr. Chang has is the same results as those groups, but you never get shuffled around to other doctors (which is what happens at the big practices). Chang is the one you see for everything, and if you are looking for a personal relationship she is a good fit.
Describe the protocols Aimee Chang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Don't recall exactly, I did some IUIs with and without follistim (none at all successful but could easily mature eggs) and then moved to IVF. It was a pretty traditional protocol using lupron, menopur, follistim, HCG among a few others. I produced a plethora of eggs my first fresh round (almost 30) but only a small percentage (even with ICSI) fertilized and matured to good embryos (maybe 8 total). Ended up with a chemical pregnancy that didn't pass on its own and had to have a D&C. Second round of IVF (fresh round again) was the same protocol but produced around 15 eggs and ended with 4 viable embryos (with ICSI and tested with PGS which ruled out two other embryos that were abnormal). I have 3 year old twins from that IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aimee Chang.
Insurance covered a lot of things but we burned through our insurance's 5K max of meds coverage, so out of pocket for meds of an IVF cycle were around 2.5K as I recall. Overall for two fresh IVF cycles (second including the PGS testing) we spent around 15K out of pocket after insurance (and things insurance didn't cover, such as 'experimental treatments').
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Doctor
Aimee Chang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Oregon Fertility Institute
Portland
Nursing
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2
Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
Strength [Oregon Fertility Insititute]: personal care, always see same doctor Weaknesses: Closed on Sundays, which may at times be best day for retrieval and/or IUI. No nursing staff, techs lack experience drawing blood, doctor's experience is limited given the small size of the clinic. Good for easy cases, may not be so good for challenging cases...Unfortunately we had a bad experience at this clinic....She [Dr. Chang] didn't have nurses, just techs who did blood draws and office work. They were Inexperienced and would have to poke me numerous times.
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Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
Describe your experience with Oregon Fertility Institute.
Strength: personal care, always see same doctor Weaknesses: Closed on Sundays, which may at times be best day for retrieval and/or IUI. No nursing staff, techs lack experience drawing blood, doctor's experience is limited given the small size of the clinic. Good for easy cases, may not be so good for challenging cases.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Personalized and attentive care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
She didn't have nurses, just techs who did blood draws and office work. They were Inexperienced and would have to poke me numerous times.
How was your experience with Aimee Chang?
After doing IUIs with another clinic, where I would see a different provider on each visit I wanted a smaller clinic where I would see the same doctor each time. Unfortunately we had a bad experience at this clinic. I don't know that it was Dr. Chang's fault--it may have been the lab or other factors, but we did a retrieval and ALL of our embryos--which had looked okay on day 3--were terrible on day 5, and we were told that they weren't worth transferring. This was a huge financial and emotional investment, and we were left with nothing. The doctor said she had no idea what went wrong and that we might want to consider donor eggs. I waited nearly a year, did a lot of research on clinics, and went to a top-rated clinic in SoCal. We were successful with our very first IVF there, where we produced three genetically-normal embryos.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aimee Chang?
Just do your homework and compare her success rates with those of other clinics.
Describe the protocols Aimee Chang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did travel cross country during one of the cycles. The doctor had approved this, but I wonder if it had a deleterious effect (time zone adaptation, etc.) Also, I found out that I had been Vitamin D-deficient and that I had MTHFR mutations and needed folate. Maybe these things were working against me--I have no idea. Dr. Chang's protocols seemed very reasonable. The only other thing I can think of is that she may have retrieved the eggs a little too late. Maybe they should have come out on Sunday, when the clinic was closed. I think she did the retrieval on a Monday morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aimee Chang.
not covered, self-pay
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Doctor
Aimee Chang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Oregon Fertility Institute
Portland
Nursing
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8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
Deidre [nurse at Oregon Fertility Institute] was excellent and always remembered all the intricate details regarding our situation. She was kind, helpful and attentive...Strengths, small, caring, warm and friendly staff. Weakness - only one doctor...We used the highest dose of follistem, Lupron, among many other fertility drugs. As well as aspirin, antibiotics and more...We loved Dr. Chang and how she truly cared about us. Sadly we didn't achieve a successful pregnancy under her care though. She was very knowledgeable and communicated very well. She was always very available and made us feel like we were her only patients.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Oregon Fertility Institute.
Strengths, small, caring, warm and friendly staff. Weakness - only one doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She went above and beyond to show she cared. Never rushed and gave her full attention to us. She always answered questions thoroughly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Deidre was excellent and always remembered all the intricate details regarding our situation. She was kind, helpful and attentive.
How was your experience with Aimee Chang?
We loved Dr. Chang and how she truly cared about us. Sadly we didn't achieve a successful pregnancy under her care though. She was very knowledgeable and communicated very well. She was always very available and made us feel like we were her only patients.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aimee Chang?
Take notes. Clear your schedule as much as possible to allow for last min appointments.
Describe the protocols Aimee Chang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used the highest dose of follistem, Lupron, among many other fertility drugs. As well as aspirin, antibiotics and more.
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Doctor
Aimee Chang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Oregon Fertility Institute
Portland
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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