Sound Fertility Care

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Seattle
509 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 651-4432
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Sound Fertility Care to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 17
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
High attention to detail
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
9.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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The primary strength of Sound Fertility Care is that it is a one doctor practice. It makes all the difference to have Dr. Lin at every appointment, doing every procedure. Weakness would be nursing staff turnover, parking (its $7 every time I visit the clinic, which adds up!), and I hear there is a waitlist, although that has never applied to me...There seems to be a lot of turnover with the nursing staff - so I am not sure what that means about the practice. That said, she has been hiring amazing nurses and a lot of them are actually midwives so the compassion and bond we have with them is incredible. Dr. Lin has hired a staff of very smart, compassionate females.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Sound Fertility Care.
The primary strength of Sound Fertility Care is that it is a one doctor practice. It makes all the difference to have Dr. Lin at every appointment, doing every procedure. Weakness would be nursing staff turnover, parking (its $7 every time I visit the clinic, which adds up!), and I hear there is a waitlist, although that has never applied to me.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Kat has an incredible memory. She remembers details we told her in passing. I have always felt like she is listening to everything we say and cares about how we are feeling. I feel like she takes time to know us, as people and as a couple. The whole reason we went with Dr. Lin is because she treated us like a human and not a number. She truly cares about her patients and their success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There seems to be a lot of turnover with the nursing staff - so I am not sure what that means about the practice. That said, she has been hiring amazing nurses and a lot of them are actually midwives so the compassion and bond we have with them is incredible. Dr. Lin has hired a staff of very smart, compassionate females.
How was your experience with Kat Lin?
Dr. Lin is incredible. She is very obviously brilliant and exceptional in her field. We have always felt so confident in her abilities as an RE. On top of that, she is personable, relatable, kind, and compassionate. She takes time to build relationships with her patients, even though I don't understand how she could find the time (or the brain space!). We always felt like she cared about us and listened to us. After our second round of IVF that resulted in our very first pregnancy, I had some bleeding at 6 weeks. I called her after hours, crying and scared. She was so reassuring and calm. She even called me several hours later to see how I was feeling - both emotionally and physically. This was a Saturday night! She has always gone above and beyond to make sure we feel cared about and because of that, we trust her wholeheartedly.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kat Lin?
Be patient, ask questions. Know you are in the best hands possible with Dr. Lin.
Describe the protocols Kat Lin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't totally remember (sorry!) but generally - I had both of my fallopian tubes removed due to blockage. Dr. Lin helped me through that surgery. Then we did a round of IVF with a single embryo fresh transfer. The birth control I was on prior to the cycle really suppressed my system so we had a hard time with the stimulation phase - which came as a surprise to all of us. The embryo transfer did not result in a pregnancy. So for the next round, Dr. Lin made several adjustments and I ended up over stimulating! Which was actually a better outcome, as we were able to freeze three embryos for later transfer while my body healed. Our frozen transfer was so easy, no surprises, and had no complications. We transferred two frozen embryos and I got pregnant with my daughter! I am currently under the care of Dr. Lin for an FET, hoping for a sibling!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kat Lin.
Cost was a major factor for our first round, as we were paying out of pocket. Dr. Lin's clinic is one of the lowest IVF costs in Seattle.
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Doctor
Kat Lin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sound Fertility Care
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Educational Resources
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3
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
I liked Dr. Lin immensely but could not get past the disorganization of the office [Sound Fertility Care], especially regarding financials, and could not continue my treatment there.... The office manager also made.me feel terrible that I couldn't get pregnant.... She also wrote all the costs out by hand while I was meeting with her, resulting in a disorganized, hard to understand mess of how much certain cycles would cost. I had to have her explain the different options multiple times because it was so unclear.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, East Asian
Income
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Sound Fertility Care.
I absolutely hated the clinic and office manager / Financial Coordinator. Nothing was transparent. I couldn't get a straight answer in terms of how much I would have to pay out-of-pocket. The office manager also made.me feel terrible that I couldn't get pregnant. It seemed like she thrived on sadness. She also wrote all the costs out by hand while I was meeting with her, resulting in a disorganized, hard to understand mess of how much certain cycles would cost. I had to have her explain the different options multiple times because it was so unclear. I ultimately went back to another clinic because they had organized, itemized print outs of how much everything would cost. I cannot recommend the clinic based on that woman's demeanor and lack of clarity regarding financials.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She seemed very involved with her practice and patients. She made it clear she would be the one handling most of the procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Seemed somewhat inexperienced. I didn't fully feel comfortable with her.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Kat Lin?
I felt well cared for under Dr. Lin. She explained procedures and possible outcomes thoroughly. I felt like she cared about me as a person and would be there every step of the way through the IVF process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kat Lin?
Dr. Lin herself is great. However, it is the disorganization of the other staff, both in office procedures and in financial management, that ultimately made me go back to another clinic for my fertility care.
Describe the protocols Kat Lin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can't remember the specifics of treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kat Lin.
It was hard to get a straight answer but it seemed comparatively more than the other major clinic in town.
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Doctor
Kat Lin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Sound Fertility Care
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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Strengths [for Sound Fertility Care]: It's a small clinic so everyone knows your name. Weaknesses: Wait time is terrible because it's small, billing is absolutely horrific. It's also frustrating to have to rely on labs and certain tests at other clinics because this office is so small.... $3500 for FET, $11K basic IVF cycle without meds, transfer, anesthesia, genetic testing, etc., $1200 IUI
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
8
Describe your experience with Sound Fertility Care.
Strengths: It's a small clinic so everyone knows your name. Weaknesses: Wait time is terrible because it's small, billing is absolutely horrific. It's also frustrating to have to rely on labs and certain tests at other clinics because this office is so small.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lin genuinely cares about every one of her patients. She remembers most everything about my care, is always prepared, and always has answers to my questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the nurses are incredibly helpful, kind, funny, thoughtful, sympathetic. Others are terrible, with zero bedside manner and borderline incompetent. It's hard to rate them as a group.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Kat Lin?
Dr. Lin is a wonderful, brilliant doctor who genuinely cares about her patients. I loved that I saw her every visit and could always reach her. But she's the only doctor at Sound Fertility, which comes at a cost. I know some think she has a bad bedside manner, but I disagree. She treats me like I'm a smart person and she's not there to be my therapist - she's too busy for that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kat Lin?
Ask lots of questions and be patient.
Describe the protocols Kat Lin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Everything Dr. Lin did felt specific to my condition. She frequently asked me about what I wanted and let me contribute to my treatment decision-making.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kat Lin.
Dr. Lin is a little more expensive than other places. $3500 for FET, $11K basic IVF cycle without meds, transfer, anesthesia, genetic testing, etc., $1200 IUI
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Doctor
Kat Lin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Sound Fertility Care
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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