Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville

Knoxville
220 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 531-3011
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Don't recommend: 18
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% 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
10%
20%
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40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
6
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
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Dr Doody won't do your initial pelvic exam or ultrasound. In fact, the only time we saw him was when we were talking. His nurse practitioner did the initial pelvic exam and all of my ultrasounds [at Reproductive Center for Medicine, Knoxville]. His nurses did my IUI's. At the time I didn't realize that wasn't the norm, but now after seeing another RE, I know that's not how I want my fertility care be handled. The front staff was wonderful and always smiling. The nurses in the lab were also nice, but again I felt like I was on a conveyor belt. There was not real personal connection, and at one point I saw them 3-4 times per week.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville.
Dr Doody won't do your initial pelvic exam or ultrasound. In fact, the only time we saw him was when we were talking. His nurse practitioner did the initial pelvic exam and all of my ultrasounds. His nurses did my IUI's. At the time I didn't realize that wasn't the norm, but now after seeing another RE, I know that's not how I want my fertility care be handled. The front staff was wonderful and always smiling. The nurses in the lab were also nice, but again I felt like I was on a conveyor belt. There was not real personal connection, and at one point I saw them 3-4 times per week.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Initially he made me feel heard and addressed all my concerns, but as the treatments went on, I felt he became less interested in finding out why nothing was working and just wanted to push me to the next treatment. I felt like he just gave up and wanted to move to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were 2 main nurses that I had interaction with. They were nice and did their jobs well, but I sometimes felt they lacked compassion. They were very quick to return my calls, which I appreciated.
How was your experience with Michael Doody?
At the first visit it was obvious Dr Doody wanted to help us. We sat in his office and he asked about our detailed history. He laid out a plan for us and seemed hopeful. As our treatments went on and nothing was working, it seemed he got a little less interested. I felt myself having to take more control of my healthcare.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doody?
Do your research and each treatment and don't be afraid to ask questions. We sort of just "went along" with what he suggested, instead of researching.
Describe the protocols Michael Doody used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had laparoscopic surgery to clean out my endometriosis. I then did 2 natural cycles before moving on to 50mg clomid for 3 cycles. We did clomid with IUI once and then HMG injections with trigger shot for 3 cycles. We didn't ask for a rationale on the type of injectables we did.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Doody.
My out of pocket surgery cost was about $3,000, with insurance paying anything over that. My clomid cycles were about $200 each. That covered the clomid and progesterone blood work. My clomid with IUI was about $1,000, and my injectable IUI cycles were almost $2,500. My insurance paid for some of my infertility testing, but none of the treatments, so all of that was out of pocket.
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Doctor
Michael Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville
Knoxville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
The whole office [Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville] is very warm and inviting. They are determined to do what they can to help you conceive.... Co pays we're due after ultrasounds. No cost for blood work. Iui was $540 if done with the NP... We have done 3 iui's, but none have worked due to male factor and stage IV endometriosis. Our next step is to have another laparoscopy and possibly remove an ovary due to a blocked tube.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville.
The whole office is very warm and inviting. They are determined to do what they can to help you conceive.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Warm bedside manner. Details of procedures explained.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very warm. Remembered me and our plan without having to read my chart.
How was your experience with Michael Doody?
I have felt in the past that other doctors treated my husband and myself as just a number and tried to rush us into ivf. Dr. Doody took time to listen to our concerns and offered several other options we could try before moving on to ivf.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doody?
He knows what he is talking about, listen to what he tells you to do.
Describe the protocols Michael Doody used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We have done 3 iui's, but none have worked due to male factor and stage IV endometriosis. Our next step is to have another laparoscopy and possibly remove an ovary due to a blocked tube.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Doody.
Co pays we're due after ultrasounds. No cost for blood work. Iui was $540 if done with the NP
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Doctor
Michael Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Knoxville
Knoxville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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