Shona Murray

Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)

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Medical SchoolQueens U.
ResidencyQueens U.
FellowshipU. of Kentucky
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 Shona Murray to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Don't recommend: 34.8
5 assessments
  • 40% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 60% 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: 4Don't recommend: 75.5
11 assessments
  • 36% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 64% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
0
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
0
Dr. Murray was curt and unsympathetic at times. Did not communicate with the staff about my treatment and was frustrated with me for their mistakes. She did not perform any of the big parts of my transfer. At my final appointment she made incredibly rude comments about my fertility moving forward and the future of our family. She also made very negative assumptions about my condition that were not backed up by any tests whatsoever...
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Shona Murray?
Dr. Murray was curt and unsympathetic at times. Did not communicate with the staff about my treatment and was frustrated with me for their mistakes. She did not perform any of the big parts of my transfer. At my final appointment she made incredibly rude comments about my fertility moving forward and the future of our family. She also made very negative assumptions about my condition that were not backed up by any tests whatsoever.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray?
Be your own advocate and speak up. Don't trust them to communicate well and ask questions about your care. She would not be the doctor I would choose to see in this practice. Always ask them to test first before they make assumptions about your care. If there is a change in drugs, make sure that all staff are on the same page and that you are not prescribed wrong medications.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Many mistakes were made, no sympathy or concern. Communication about treatment was extremely poor. Appointments were very brief and comments were made about adoption that were extremely insensitive to our situation.
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used birth control, estrogen patches and vaginal progesterone. We used ultrasounds to check lining and a stitch was put in my cervix for the transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Many communication issues, messed up medications, forgot to send schedules, sent wrong dates on schedules and failed to follow up. I had to call numerous times in a 3 month period to clear up mistakes, to get correct dates, to handle medication that was given in error and to clarify and follow up on misdirection of my care.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
The receptionist is extremely unfriendly and can be rude when asked questions. The nursing staff seems uninformed and made several mistakes in my time there. I had to follow up on things they told me they would take care of and everything seemed disorganized. No one assisted us with understanding the financial pieces and discussing insurance. We were made to feel that using our insurance was wrong and a pain for them. We were also given different pricing by different people, charged for procedures that never took place and got attitude for trying to clarify financial or insurance questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shona Murray.
Our transfer cost in total around 7 thousand including medications.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Shona Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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1
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
1
She [Dr. Shona Murray] wanted me to bypass clomid and letrozole completely because she didn't believe they had good results (even though I had never tried either of those) and placed me on follistim/gonal f. Although she monitored me very closely, when I did not respond to the medication as she had hoped she began to become openly very frustrated; she told me that she had "never" had a patient like me before and she wanted me to bypass IUI (without trying with clomid/letrozole) and go to IVF. She also quoted the success statistics per cycle of timed intercourse with injections to be the same or higher than an IUI cycle. I'm a RN and we left her care after I spent time reading the medical guidelines and newest published research studies which I was fortunate to have access to- all of which contradicted her approach.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
1
How was your experience with Shona Murray?
When I first met Dr. Murray she was skeptical that I even had infertility even though we had been trying to conceive for a year and I was convinced there was something wrong. She wanted us to continue trying on our own for several more months and I refused and we began timed intercourse cycles.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray?
Make sure you are your own advocate and familiarize yourself with different treatment options, etc.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My first encounter with Dr. Murray I felt like she really cared about me as an individual and would work well with us to achieve our goals of pregnancy. However, as the months progressed she became more blunt, rushed, and sometimes came across as uncaring.
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Began with timed intercourse cycles. She wanted me to bypass clomid and letrozole completely because she didn't believe they had good results (even though I had never tried either of those) and placed me on follistim/gonal f. Although she monitored me very closely, when I did not respond to the medication as she had hoped she began to become openly very frustrated; she told me that she had "never" had a patient like me before and she wanted me to bypass IUI (without trying with clomid/letrozole) and go to IVF. She also quoted the success statistics per cycle of timed intercourse with injections to be the same or higher than an IUI cycle. I'm a RN and we left her care after I spent time reading the medical guidelines and newest published research studies which I was fortunate to have access to- all of which contradicted her approach.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were wonderful and probably the reason I stayed as long as I did. Jeanie did most of my monitoring appointments and was always so incredibly kind. She comforted me many times when I was in tears about the results of the ultrasound. She also was incredibly thoughtful about preserving my privacy during ultrasounds (such as keeping the room dark, drape in place, etc). The few ultrasounds I had with Dr. Murray she kept the lights bright, and threw the drape completely off me.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Strengths: Small office which makes it easier to not feel like a number. Typically don't have to even sign in after the 2nd appointment. Nurses are amazing. Lab technicians are also very kind. Weaknesses: ultrasounds were never completed on Saturday only Sunday which I felt for optimal timing should be open 7 days a week. Weekend appointments are with whoever is on call and they don't convey their results to the primary doctor. I had a cycle cancelled due to lack of communication between the on call provider. Monitoring appointments typically ALWAYS ran behind by about 1 hr. Billing can be difficult to coordinate with insurance-I was told my insurance definitely would not cover IUI which turned out to be false.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shona Murray.
Most was paid by insurance
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Shona Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
Dr. Murray was amazing. She really talked me through everything and she took into consideration my feelings and what I wanted and how I wanted to proceed in terms of treatment plans....I suffer from PCOS so they had to watch for OHSS. So they did entry of monitoring. I was surprised when they for 21 eggs. 17 fertilized through icsi and 8 made it to 5 day blasts.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Shona Murray?
Dr. Murray really does recommend what she thinks is best but if you have other feelings she will listen and take your wants into consideration as well.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray?
As with the entire journey, be your own best advocate. Be educated and if you feel you should be taking a more or less aggressive course of treatment say something.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Murray was amazing. She really talked me through everything and she took into consideration my feelings and what I wanted and how I wanted to proceed in terms of treatment plans.
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I suffer from PCOS so they had to watch for OHSS. So they did entry of monitoring. I was surprised when they for 21 eggs. 17 fertilized through icsi and 8 made it to 5 day blasts.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff is amazing at the office. I had grown close to many. A few of the girls even held the local Resolve infertility support group which provided me with all the support I needed through many difficult times.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I think their team of embryologists are wonderful. Very skilled. They have two locations, one in Colorado Springs and one in Denver. All retrieval and transfers are done up in Denver. But all monitoring can be done in Colorado Springs which was convenient to me. They really try to help make sure they are using what insurance benefits are available. And if there are any trials or anything to try those as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shona Murray.
I believe my IVF cycle was around $15,000 with meds and embryo storage. IUI cycles were around $3,000 with meds.
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Doctor
Shona Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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3
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
3
She [Dr Shona Murray] seems very knowledgeable and that is important, but she didn't seem invested in my treatment at all...care is not personalized to me, I feel like she treats me as just another case...our treatment started with femara as we had tried clomid for 4 cycles with my gynecologist. she raised my level of femara each cycle or added a steroid (cant remember the name now) each cycle I would show a follicle and all but one cycle used ovidrel to induce ovulation. the last cycle we used ovidrel and iui.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
3
How was your experience with Shona Murray?
she seems very knowledgeable and that is important, but she didn't seem invested in my treatment at all. she is not passionate about what she does,
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray?
be ready to be your own advocate ask a lot of questions, and do your own research on what may be good for your individual case of infertility
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
care is not personalized to me, I feel like she treats me as just another case
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
our treatment started with femara as we had tried clomid for 4 cycles with my gynecologist. she raised my level of femara each cycle or added a steroid (cant remember the name now) each cycle I would show a follicle and all but one cycle used ovidrel to induce ovulation. the last cycle we used ovidrel and iui.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
caring compassionate knowledgeable and caring
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
they are very quick to return messages and reschedule appointments when treatments demand so, even if it is on the weekend. very kind very helpful
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Doctor
Shona Murray
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
4
Clinic
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
She [Dr. Murray] was very personable and listen to all of my concerns. She gave me all of the information I needed to make my own decisions. She did not tell me what to do, but gave me information to make my own decisions....Listen to what I had to say. Very caring about my issues...Small and intimate. Staff [Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)] get to know you well. Everyone is pleasant and care about me. Spend time answering my questions. Good experience overall. Occasionally appointments run late. It was a good place to go under a stressful situation....
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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
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Shona Murray?
She was very personable and listen to all of my concerns. She gave me all of the information I needed to make my own decisions. She did not tell me what to do, but gave me information to make my own decisions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray?
See her!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Listen to what I had to say. Very caring about my issues
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Trying to get me pregnant without spending a fortune!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Listened to me
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Small and intimate. Staff get to know you well. Everyone is pleasant and care about me. Spend time answering my questions. Good experience overall. Occasionally appointments run late. It was a good place to go under a stressful situation.
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Doctor
Shona Murray
Communication
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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