Milwaukee OB-GYN

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Genetic counseling: 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
Wauwatosa
2457 Mayfair Road - Suites 103 & 206
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414.476.0306
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Milwaukee OB-GYN to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 28.3
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 67% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
7
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
Dr. Schell is part of Milwaukee OBGYN and she is the only reproductive endocrinologist. Overall the office and equipment looked a little old, but it was more than sufficient for what we needed. For IVF, she uses a clinic in Madison.... The nurse did most of the calling with information and prescriptions but she always returned my calls the same day or next day.... Her office is a little outdated and appointment times aren't available super early or late like big clinics, but she is quicker to get into and will work to get all the necessary testing done quickly.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
Describe your experience with Milwaukee OB-GYN.
Dr. Schell is part of Milwaukee OBGYN and she is the only reproductive endocrinologist. Overall the office and equipment looked a little old, but it was more than sufficient for what we needed. For IVF, she uses a clinic in Madison.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Schell was friendly and kind, and took time during our intitial consult. Though we had only been trying 7 months and were "young" (28), took our concerns seriously and started doing testing that same day. Throughout treatment, we even had her cell phone to call or text with questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse did most of the calling with information and prescriptions but she always returned my calls the same day or next day.
How was your experience with Debra Schell?
I liked how Dr. Schell was ready to go on to treatment, though we had only been trying 7 months. Each month we tried a progressively more aggressive treatment. After 3 months of failures, including an IUI with injectibles, we decided it was time for IVF or a laproscopy to check for Endometriosis. We talked about our options and pros/cons for a while and decided to do the Lap. Dr. Schell performed the surgery within 3 weeks and was able to remove mild endo. I don't really have any complaints and I liked Dr. Schell. The only reason we choose to change doctors is because her clinic for IVF didn't take our insurance (which fortunately had some IVF coverage).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Debra Schell?
Her office is a little outdated and appointment times aren't available super early or late like big clinics, but she is quicker to get into and will work to get all the necessary testing done quickly.
Describe the protocols Debra Schell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first child we did clomid and ovidrel with time intercourse. The second cycle we did clomid, trigger and IUI. The third cycle we did injectibles with trigger and IUI. Each cycle we had multiple follicles and very good sperm count, so after these cycles didn't work we knew it was time to move on to IVF or a laproscopy to see if anything else was going on. We also did an HSG test and all the other normal bloodwork (TSH, AMH, etc) to make sure nothing else was wrong.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Debra Schell.
I have insurance that covers infertility up to a life time max, so everything was processed through insurance after hitting a high deductible/OOP.
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Doctor
Debra Schell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Milwaukee OB-GYN
Wauwatosa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
Her nursing staff is what kept me coming back [to Milwaukee OB-GYN] after we decided to postpone any further treatment. They are amazing... The clinic is very calming and welcoming.... She provides her cell phone number and I was able to text her directly any time I had a question... She is known for going after the root cause. She may order a lot of tests and consult with other REs to find the best protocol for you. My body did not respond to Lupron so she consulted and came up with an alternative.
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Milwaukee OB-GYN.
The clinic is very calming and welcoming.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She provides her cell phone number and I was able to text her directly any time I had a question
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Her nursing staff is what kept me coming back after we decided to postpone any further treatment. They are amazing.
How was your experience with Debra Schell?
Dr Schell was amazing and treated me like I imagine she would treat her own daughter during treatment. Our appointments were always lengthy and she described everything in detail while also asking how I was holding up and genuinely listening. When our IVF failed she even offered donor embryos she had from a previous patient. In the end she ended up connecting us with the birth mother of our adopted son.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Debra Schell?
Be prepared to spend a lot of time there during an appointment getting to know one another as well as learning about the procedure.
Describe the protocols Debra Schell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She is known for going after the root cause. She may order a lot of tests and consult with other REs to find the best protocol for you. My body did not respond to Lupron so she consulted and came up with an alternative.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Debra Schell.
We were provided a cost breakdown of the IVF, ICSI and ultrasound/blood work monitoring. We paid exactly as quoted.
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Doctor
Debra Schell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Milwaukee OB-GYN
Wauwatosa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
18 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
looking at 20,000 for egg donation and about 5-10,000 for ivf [at Milwaukee OB-GYN] ...Cassie is very organized and has responded to all of my requests regarding coding for insurance billing and assistance with communication for short term disability due to surgery...fibroid removal.... I did have bloodwork, uterine ultrasound, hysterogogy.... Dr schell decribed everything she was doing every step of the way
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
18 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She gave undivided attention. I never felt rushed for time. She texted me results immediately and was open to me texting her at any time
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Cassie is very organized and has responded to all of my requests regarding coding for insurance billing and assistance with communication for short term disability due to surgery
How was your experience with Debra Schell?
Very open...blunt discussion of odds and prices/pros and cons...took extra effort to address concerns with use of medications and anesthetics when concern of becoming physically sick was brought up.... Called and visited at the hospital to personally check up after fibroid removal....discussed different options for ivf very honest about low odds of using own eggs at 47... Recommended egg donation but did not insist
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Debra Schell?
Be ready for honest odds even though it may be disappointing
Describe the protocols Debra Schell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have not had treatments yet... Only fibroid removal.... I did have bloodwork, uterine ultrasound, hysterogogy.... Dr schell decribed everything she was doing every step of the way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Debra Schell.
Insurance covered my fibroid removal and other pteliminary procedures.... In the process of looking to get ivf started working with egg donation coordinator looking at 20,000 for egg donation and about 5-10,000 for ivf
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Doctor
Debra Schell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Milwaukee OB-GYN
Wauwatosa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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