Allison Rodgers

Fertility Centers of Illinois

Available Lines of Communication

Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Michigan
ResidencyMetrohealth Med / Clev Clinic
FellowshipU. of Texas
Crystal Lake (closed)
5911 Northwest highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-7034
Lindenhurst
2592 East Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
847-356-0483
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Allison Rodgers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 9Neutral: 2Don't recommend: 38.3
14 assessments
  • 64% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 21% 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 Fertility Centers of Illinois to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 104Neutral: 32Don't recommend: 308.4
169 assessments
  • 63% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 19% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
14 assessments
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr. Rodgers has personally called me on multiple occasions. She called me when I had to cancel an IUI cycle, she called me with my final fertilization report, and she shared personal experiences while I was miscarrying. I recently had a hysterscopy and D&C performed and she sat in bed with me to discuss my results. She also called me the next day to see how I was doing....Dr. Rodgers will give you a ton of information and tell you what she thinks is best for you, but she is also willing to discuss any research you may have discovered on your own. She definitely advocates for her patients and makes sure you are involved in your treatment plan. She generally answers questions you did not know you even had, but also make sure you ask the questions you do have.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
When I first met with Dr. Rodgers, I was extremely nervous because I did not know what to expect. However, she quickly put me at ease. She told me what she thought was going on, explained the process for figuring it out, and then made sure I had all of her contact information. Once I had a diagnosis and started the process she was very upfront about everything. She explained things in terms I understood and addressed any and all issues I had. After my first failed cycle, she called me personally to tell my beta hCG results were negative and discussed next steps. Each appointment we had with her she was incredibly informative and discussed our chances of success and what to expect. I think one of Dr. Rodgers' strengths is her compassion. She herself has been through the gamut of fertility treatment and because of this, she totally understands where each and every patient is coming from. I feel like I am thoroughly cared for by Dr. Rodgers and honestly could not ask for a better doctor to have to go through this journey with.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers will give you a ton of information and tell you what she thinks is best for you, but she is also willing to discuss any research you may have discovered on your own. She definitely advocates for her patients and makes sure you are involved in your treatment plan. She generally answers questions you did not know you even had, but also make sure you ask the questions you do have.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rodgers has personally called me on multiple occasions. She called me when I had to cancel an IUI cycle, she called me with my final fertilization report, and she shared personal experiences while I was miscarrying. I recently had a hysterscopy and D&C performed and she sat in bed with me to discuss my results. She also called me the next day to see how I was doing.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our first cycle was a timed intercourse and Letrozole cycle. I took Letrozole on cycle days 5-9. The rationale behind this was the fact that I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own. If I could ovulate, I could potentially get pregnant. Unfortunately, I began surging on my own with only a 14.5mm follicle so while I did the trigger shot, it did not produce a mature enough egg. I did not get pregnant this cycle. My second cycle we chose to do an injectable IUI cycle. The rationale behind this was that while I produced one follicle on Letrozole, it was not large enough. The injectables (Gonal-f) would hopefully produce a few mature follicles. Unfortunately, after 19 days of stimming, I had 10 follicles growing at the same rate. This cycle was cancelled. We finally opted for IVF. We used an antagonist protocol with Gonal-f, Menopur, and Ganirelix. I stimmed for eleven days. Days 1-4 I was on 200iu of Gonal-f. Days 5-10 I was on 150iu Gonal-f, 75iu Menopur and Ganirelix. Day 11 I was on 100iu Gonal-f, 75iu Menopur, and Ganirelix. Day 12 I triggered with 20iu of Lupron. Day 13 I had to add an hCG booster. On Day 14, I had 24 eggs retrieved, 16 of them were mature and 14 were ICSIed. We ended up with seven day 5 blastocysts and two day 6 blastocysts. This was a freeze all cycle as I have a rather high AMH and PCOS. In January we transferred one 2AA blastocyst and ended up getting pregnant. Unfortunately, this ended in a loss at 7w3d. I am currently prepping for a May FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber is definitely my go to. Whenever I have questions she is quick to e-mail or call me back with answers. She is incredibly compassionate and knowledgable. Her coordination with Dr. Rodgers is amazing and I always feel like I am getting the best care. At times I felt incredibly overwhelmed with the process, but Amber always put my mind at ease. She has made this journey tolerable and I cannot imagine having a better nurse to help me through the process.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Fertility Centers of Illinois is a large clinic, but they do have many smaller offices in the suburbs. Almost all of the blood work and ultrasound appointments, and meeting with Dr. Rodgers will be at your home office. Sometimes you may have to go to the River North location for an appointment or two, but that depends on the cycle you are in. For example, during IVF I had to have weekend monitoring appointments so I had to go to River North. Because it is a large practice, some procedures may not actually be done by Dr. Rodgers. My egg retrieval was performed by another doctor, but I never once felt my quality of care was compromised. Dr. Rodgers will try her best to make sure she can perform transfers and any surgeries you may need. We had a slight issue with the billing department because they did not send my husband's initial testing through insurance. Because of this, we had to pay out of pocket. Once they did send it though, they were very slow to issue a refund and would not issue it until my account was also paid off. We have finally received the refund, but that process took longer than expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
We are extremely fortunate to have excellent insurance coverage. Once I hit my deductible, I was only responsible for 10% of the total cost of fertility care. Each time I meet with Dr. Rodgers personally I have a $40 co-pay. Other than that I just pay the lab and ultrasound costs. With that said, this treatment still has not been cheap, but it has been incredibly affordable because of my insurance.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
When we requested phone calls, she was cooperative but we had to spend the first part of the call reminding her of our journey thus far. I think she did the best she could but she just has to handle a lot of volume.
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers is full of energy and makes you feel comfortable right away. We liked her right away because she was so confident that she could help us. Because she has a lot of patients, it's hard at times to keep her full attention. This is the case from our first consultation throughout the next 3-4 months. When we requested phone calls, she was cooperative but we had to spend the first part of the call reminding her of our journey thus far. I think she did the best she could but she just has to handle a lot of volume. Her nurse Amber is her other half and while I adore Amber, there's only so much she can do with approximately 200 patients. My biggest frustration is the lack of follow up or communication. Their offices closed at 4pm or earlier on a regular basis and it was hard to get ahold of people to ask questions or to review your medications.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Have phone discussions with Dr. Rodgers on a regular basis. Her nurses are great, but it's nice to review next steps with the doctor and understand why she's prescribing what she is.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When we requested her attention she was there for us. The clinic as a whole has a lot of volume so it's easy to feel like a number and there's only so much the doctors and nurses can do to make you feel different. Amber, our nurse, worked very hard to communicate with us and she was lovely. We spoke to Dr. Rodgers about 2-3 times over a 5 month period. Again, once we requested to speak with her she was accommodating. My husband and I decided that although we feel like it's a cattle call at times, if it works, then GREAT! We are still in treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber works very hard to make a connection with her patients. She makes herself available after hours for calls and emails with patients in case you have any questions. She definitely made up for the lack or warm and fuzzies we got from the doctor.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Crystal Lake (closed)
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Rodgers discussed diagnosis with us and always answered all of our questions; she called with every negative pregnancy test to discuss the next steps..... Letrozole and double IUI with estrogen support. During the first cycle, the letrozole (2.5 mg I believe) caused two great looking follicles to grow and the back to back IUI went perfectly. The estrogen support (Crinone) was added during the TWW. During the second cycle, the letrozole (same dosage) only caused one normal sized follicle, and Estrodiol, Crinone, and progesterone in oil (1mL) were all added during the TWW due to uterine lining not being think enough. For the third cycle, Dr. Rodgers doubled the dosage of the letrozole and we'll see if that helped the follicle size and count.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers always made us feel normal and excepted, and the compassion that she shows during every call helps us process the results. I prefer to focus on the next step and Dr. Rodgers helped us do that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Ask every question you have, and don't be ashamed to ask.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rodgers discussed diagnosis with us and always answered all of our questions; she called with every negative pregnancy test to discuss the next steps. The staff took great care to learn our names and ask us about our lives outside of treatments. And every nurse is understanding and responsive both over phone and email.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We've only done two cycles so far, both were the same. Letrozole and double IUI with estrogen support. During the first cycle, the letrozole (2.5 mg I believe) caused two great looking follicles to grow and the back to back IUI went perfectly. The estrogen support (Crinone) was added during the TWW. During the second cycle, the letrozole (same dosage) only caused one normal sized follicle, and Estrodiol, Crinone, and progesterone in oil (1mL) were all added during the TWW due to uterine lining not being think enough. For the third cycle, Dr. Rodgers doubled the dosage of the letrozole and we'll see if that helped the follicle size and count.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber was wonderful and compassionate. She has also gone through treatments and has some of the same issues that I have and been successful. She is currently on maternity leave and Ashley is now my primary nurse since the start of the second cycle. Ashley is also great and always responsive.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Strengths: welcoming, compassionate, knowledgeable, comfortable Weaknesses: The first cycle can be tricky- if you don't ask questions they assume you know what's going on. Also, be aware of their payment process and policies. Talk to your nurse or the office manager about how much you might need to save and ways to find discounts.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
Treatments are expensive but I was lucky my insurance covered most of it, and now covers all of it after I hit my deductible. For reference, my deductible was just over 3000 and we hit that with a cycle and a half.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Highland Park
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Rodgers is very open with her communication. She personally calls to speak with us, even after we have already spoken to our nurse. When we did our egg retrieval, she sounded so excited for us! She always answers any questions that we may have in great detail, and is always so kind....For fresh transfer we used agonist protocol....I have PCOS, and my husband has low morphology, so we used ICSI....Dr. Rodgers has experienced infertility herself, I think it gives her the compassion and understanding that some other doctors may not necessarily have.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers is very open with her communication. She personally calls to speak with us, even after we have already spoken to our nurse. When we did our egg retrieval, she sounded so excited for us! She always answers any questions that we may have in great detail, and is always so kind.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Trust her! She really knows her stuff!!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rodgers and my nurse Amber personally contacted me frequently. They’ve met my first son. I feel like they truly care to help us grow our family, and as Dr. Rodgers has experienced infertility herself, I think it gives her the compassion and understanding that some other doctors may not necessarily have.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For fresh transfer we used agonist protocol. Can’t remember all of he drugs used that cycle, but I remember crinone, estrace, lupron, menupur. For our frozen cycle for baby number two, we are using lupron acetate, baby aspirin, minivelle, and progesterone in oil, and crinone if needed-as well as estrace as needed. I have PCOS, and my husband has low morphology, so we used ICSI. Our first fresh cycle resulted in our beautiful baby boy with one embryo transferred. We are in the middle of our frozen transfer now for baby number 2.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very friendly, prompt, and easy to communicate with. We love that we can email and receive quick replys. Amber is amazing!
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Organized, kind, patient, and even the receptionists get to know you by name. Everyone is so friendly and it makes the entire process less scary! There is even a financial advisor who helps you set up plans if you need to, so you can afford your treatment if insurance doesn’t help much.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Very well oiled machine!!!! That’s for sure. I loved that I could schedule my appointments early in the morning. That way I would not have to keep leaving work for monitoring appointments. I was always in and out within 25 minutes of arriving.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
With my insurance, embryo freezing, and spleen freezing, I think we paid a total of $5000 after insurance. We pay $500 annually for the frozen embryos and $500 for the frozen sperm.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
In the beginning I was more of a number but as time & problems have gone on I feel like I am getting treated more like a human. She [Dr. Rodgers] does have great bedside manner and really cares for her patients....She has been a great doctor for me. I know she cares and tries her best. We have had many setbacks and she is willing to fight with us....First retrieval was an antagonist protocol with 300 Gonal F & 300 Menopur along with Cetrotide.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
She has been a great doctor for me. I know she cares and tries her best. We have had many setbacks and she is willing to fight with us. The negatives are FCI does not prescribe HGH. You do have to be very vigilant in getting your concerns and information to everyone you work with.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Make sure you remind her of important details especially during the phone calls.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
In the beginning I was more of a number but as time & problems have gone on I feel like I am getting treated more like a human. She does have great bedside manner and really cares for her patients.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First retrieval was an antagonist protocol with 300 Gonal F & 300 Menopur along with Cetrotide. I retrieved 10 eggs, 8 fertilized and all 8 arrested by day 3 so no transfer. My second retrieval I did a lupron protocol with Gonal F & Menopur doses changing almost daily. I retrieved 11 eggs, 6 fertilized, and 1 embryo had to be frozen as my progesterone was too high for a fresh transfer. My third retrieval was lupron, 300 gonal F & 300 Menopur. I had 16 follicles going into retrieval and ended up ovulating during the procedure. 2 follicles were retrieved, 1 fertilized and I don't know yet if it makes it or not to be frozen. We found out during our second & third retrieval due to an ERA that I am pre-receptive by 12 hours so going forward I always have to freeze embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She is good for the most part but I do need to keep on top of details and question potential mistakes at times. I think she care but on an overall basis she seems very overwhelmed and this is getting reflected in the quality and care of her work.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The financial coordinator is very good with communication and responding. The billing department is sloppy and you don't get good statements especially if you have anything prepaid with them. The clinic does not use HGH. Also retrievals at River North you need to stay on top of timing there as you are getting pushed around with many people and your doctor is most likely not there.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I could always get an appointment time that was convenient. Some days you are in and out and others they are backed up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
I am running around $12,000 per retrieval cycle which includes meds, monitoring & retrieval. I do have some insurance but no coverage for meds.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Buffalo Grove
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Dr Rodgers is fabulous. She personally calls me during the treatment and meets with me to go through next steps. She listens to me and really tailors the treatment to me specifically.... She is very thorough when going over all the options. She is optimistic yet provides realistic expectations. She is very compassionate and seems to truly care about her patients. It would be nice to have a little more contact with her throughout the cycle, but the care from the nurse and clinic is top notch.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers seems to know what she is talking about. She is very thorough when going over all the options. She is optimistic yet provides realistic expectations. She is very compassionate and seems to truly care about her patients. It would be nice to have a little more contact with her throughout the cycle, but the care from the nurse and clinic is top notch.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
She is friendly and relatable.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers is fabulous. She personally calls me during the treatment and meets with me to go through next steps. She listens to me and really tailors the treatment to me specifically.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 we used letrozole, trigger shot and iui- this resulted in one mature follicle but ended in chemical pregnancy. Added estrogen part way through cycle and progesterone day 21. Cycle 2 letrozole trigger shot and iui. Began estrogen and progesterone earlier. Lining was thin so upped the dose of progesterone and estrogen. Ended in a negative. Cycle 3- getting ready to start this cycle. Letrozole with added metformin, and Gonal-f.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have a primary nurse. She always provides me with my results the afternoon of each visit. She is also available by email and always replies. She answers all of my questions in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The clinic had a variety of locations which is nice. For my main visits I go to a clinic 45 min from my home but for monitoring I am able to go to a clinic 10 min from my home. I wish that more services would b offered at clinic closer but I believe they are working on increasing the services! They are on top of your cycle so you do not feel like you are wasting any time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
I am out of pocket so it was 275 per cycle and 274 per iui.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
After a cancelled IVF and a failed IVF at another clinic, I was losing hope when I came to Dr Rodgers. She gave me hope, but also acknowledged our odds and that it wouldn't be easy. I was glad she was willing to give it her all on a hard case. I thought she was very up to date on all the latest research and took time to answer all my questions. I have a direct email for any questions, and she made sure to call multiple times throughout the cycle to check in since she wasn't scheduled the day of my retrieval or transfer. Even after a failure, I know she will help me have a child with either my eggs or donor.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
After a cancelled IVF and a failed IVF at another clinic, I was losing hope when I came to Dr Rodgers. She gave me hope, but also acknowledged our odds and that it wouldn't be easy. I was glad she was willing to give it her all on a hard case. I thought she was very up to date on all the latest research and took time to answer all my questions. I have a direct email for any questions, and she made sure to call multiple times throughout the cycle to check in since she wasn't scheduled the day of my retrieval or transfer. Even after a failure, I know she will help me have a child with either my eggs or donor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
She is great. After seeing 2 other doctors, and having consults with 2 more, I finally found the right fit with Dr. Rodgers. Schedule a consult with her, you won't regret it. I was worried about feeling like a number in a large clinic, but Dr. Rodgers and her nurse make it feel like a small clinic experience.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers is very compassionate, yet honest and straight forward. You can tell she gets it since she has gone through it. She called multiple times through my cycle to let me know she was watching things closely and called personally with my negative result. She also spent as long as we needed (over an hour) talking about options for next steps.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After previous attempts with Birth control/Antagonist and estrogen priming/microdose lupron failed, we did an estrogen primed and antagonist protocol with max stims. It was exactly what we needed. After getting only 2 eggs at my previous clinic, we were able to get 12 eggs (8 mature) and 2 embryos to day 5. Unfortunately it didn't work, but this was by far the furthest we had ever gotten.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber is excellent. She has been an FCI patient herself, so she gets it. She is patient and prompt when responding to questions.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
FCI is a large clinic, but Dr Rodgers and Amber give such personal attention. I had Dr. Marut for both my retrieval and transfer, and I really liked him as well. Overall I was very impressed with the facilities and everyone I have met there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
I have insurance that covers infertility up to a life time max after hitting a deductible and OOP max
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Crystal Lake (closed)
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
When I sat with her from the beginning she gave me lots of re-assurance. We went over in great detail mine and my husbands medical history and what our next steps were. Since the very beginning she has never pushed us into doing anything we didn’t want to do and she has always advocated for what we wanted.... Dr Rodgers and her team of nurses are absolutely amazing. Since the very first appointment they have made me feel so at ease.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
As stated previously, she is a miracle. When I walked into her office in April of 2017 I was so nervous. I had no idea what to expect. When I sat with her from the beginning she gave me lots of re-assurance. We went over in great detail mine and my husbands medical history and what our next steps were. Since the very beginning she has never pushed us into doing anything we didn’t want to do and she has always advocated for what we wanted. Almost a year later and I wouldn’t want anyone else as my doctor!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Do your research. Research articles, new things being done, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. No question is stupid and that’s what they are there for. You got this.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers and her team of nurses are absolutely amazing. Since the very first appointment they have made me feel so at ease. They answer all of my questions, get back to me same day with results, are very friendly and open and answer any stupid question I have. Dr Rodgers and her team of nurses have comforted me and soothed me in some of my darkest times through this process. I am so appreciative of them!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They are just as amazing as Dr Rodgers! They always call me same day with results, or questions that I may have asked. & they are quick to get me anything I need. They have held me and hugged me while I cried, and have been my rock.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
They are a great clinic! I really think they need to work on scheduling, and especially with there patients. Sometimes it is really hard for me to schedule early morning appointments with them due to already being booked
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you. When we started with Dr Rodgers we had fertility coverage, so all I had to pay were deductibles.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Highland Park
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
I would ask questions, but get answers like ‘I don’t know’ [from Dr. Rodgers]. She would then tell me to come in for a consultation and talk , but she wasn’t ready to give me answers over the phone. Always ending the coversation with ‘we are here for you, let us know if you need anything’...having her as my IUI doctor I did not feel she was paying attention to my case at all...I went through cycle with Clomid & IUI, And 2 rounds of Letrozole & timed intercourse. With each medication I would have follicles, but never a positive pregnancy.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
When I was called with bad resluts. I would ask questions, but get answers like ‘I don’t know’. She would then tell me to come in for a consultation and talk , but she wasn’t ready to give me answers over the phone. Always ending the coversation with ‘we are here for you, let us know if you need anything’. When l had just asked for help, and got an ‘i don’t know’ response.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Maybe your experience will be better with her as your IVF doctor. But having her as my IUI doctor I did not feel she was paying attention to my case at all
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I was called with bad resluts. I would ask questions, but get answers like ‘I don’t know’. She would then tell me to come in for a consultation and talk , but she wasn’t ready to give me answers over the phone. Always ending the coversation with ‘we are here for you, let us know if you need anything’. When l had just asked for help, and got an ‘i don’t know’ response.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I went through cycle with Clomid & IUI, And 2 rounds of Letrozole & timed intercourse. With each medication I would have follicles, but never a positive pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Stephanie was also programmed to say ‘we are here for you’.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
I has asked for an estimate on IUI cycle because my insurance would not pay for it. I was given the wrong estimate of $200-$300. I then received bills of $1000s. The office would then only call me to confirm my appointment when they wanted more $$. I explained to them I was wrongfully estimated, they continued to push and threaten to cancel my cycle. All the while saying ‘we are here for you’
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
6
After the surgery [with Dr. Allison Rodgers], they told me that the eggs were “granular” because they had given me too much medication too fast. Basically they told me that the eggs were low quality because I’d been cooked on high. I am about to start the second round and they have adjusted my dosage. This second round I will have 150 IU Menopur and will start at 175 IU Follistim. It is anticipated that the cycle will last slightly longer.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
6
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers has a lot of experience treating patients with PCOS and was fully equipped to handle my condition. My treatment plan appeared to take into account the PCOS and she took over my metformin treatment as well. It was a little challenging that she chose not to be the treating doctor for my hypothyroidism. My main Endocrinologist still had to order her own bloodwork and adjust medications. During the IVF cycle, when I was already being poked so many times, it was challenging to then have to be poked again separately for TSH/T4 tests. During consultation visits, Dr. Rodgers makes decisions very quickly. Sometimes I felt like she left me out of the decisions. The decisions were medically sound, but her thought process was not well explained. I was happy that she was the doctor on call for my first egg retrieval. It was comforting to know that she already knew me. I would have liked her to check back on me post-op before I left. She did call me a day later to give results. Her explainations about the eggs/embryos were a little misleading. Her words confused me and concerned me, although when i talked with the Embryologist from her office, they were able to describe things a lot better. Overall, I think Dr. Rodgers is a good doctor and has good follow through with her patients, but could work on improving her communication skills about the treatment.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers’ explainations are not the end-all. If you are confused, ask her supportig staff and they will offer more explainations.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was assigned to a singular nurse (Stephanie) who handled all of my care. I could shoot her an email and she would respond back the same day or the next day. She was intimately involved with my care and did not seem to be constantly referencing records to decide what to do next.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first cycle included 21 days of Orthocyclen, then baseline ultrasound, then on the first day of my period I started with 2.5 MG Letrozole, 75 IU Menopur, and 225 IU Follistim. At the first ultrasound they upped the dose to 250 IU Follistim. Later it was upped to 300 IU Follistim and added Ganirelix. They explained that the increased Follistim would help the eggs get bigger. Monitoring was every other day at first, and then every day. Monitoring on the weekend is downtown at the River North office (over 1 hour away from the main clinic). 36 hours before the surgery I was instructed to take an IM shot of Pregnyl. After the surgery, they told me that the eggs were “granular” because they had given me too much medication too fast. Basically they told me that the eggs were low quality because I’d been cooked on high. I am about to start the second round and they have adjusted my dosage. This second round I will have 150 IU Menopur and will start at 175 IU Follistim. It is anticipated that the cycle will last slightly longer.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She responded to emails pretty quickly, but often placed the blame on other people for why paperwork was not recorded correctly or why things hadn’t worked out like planned. Additionally I felt like she was relatively judgey of my personal life and made me jump through additional hoops when my personal life did not fit what she anticipated it would be.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
I felt like the clinic did not make good effort to get things covered by insuance. My insurance plan was eventually willing to cover everything, but it ended up requiring me to put in my own pre-certification. A boiling point was after I had gotten a denial mid-cycle while my hormones were all crazy where I was basically crying on the phone with the billing department about how they weren’t trying hard enough to get things covered. After I accused them of not trying to get things covered because they would get more money if I paid out of pocket, they transfered me to a supervisor who was miraculously able to call the insurance to get a peer-to-peer scheduled. In terms of the clinical staff, I like the main woman who does the ultrasounds, but her backup is a little clueless. The woman who draws the blood leaves bruises, but the backup persom is very good. The other backups seem to make me anxious. The front desk staff is sort of aloof. The wait time is always 20-30 minutes, even if it’s just a blood draw!! It doesn’t matter if you are early or late, the wait is always there. Don’t get anxious about it, that’s just how it is. Overall, the clinic itself is not my favorite. If I felt like it was possible to switch, I might, but I like the doctor enough that I will stay.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
$1700 for the cryopreservation and storage for 1 year. Additional years of storage are $500. Everything else was covered by insurance. Semen analysis (at the beginning) was $100.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Buffalo Grove
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. Rodgers is kind, enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated... I can tell when she is on the phone with me that Dr Rodgers is looking at my chart and reviewing my history, and sometimes she forgets the details and I have to remind her. She is on top of her game and is a great Dr, but these are just minor details that I've noticed...
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers is kind, enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
You have the best doctor in the practice!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
This is a popular doctor in a huge clinic network, so some of the impersonal-ness is to be expected. I can tell when she is on the phone with me that Dr Rodgers is looking at my chart and reviewing my history, and sometimes she forgets the details and I have to remind her. She is on top of her game and is a great Dr, but these are just minor details that I've noticed.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Rodgers was my second RE and based my first IVF protocol on my first IVF attempt. After two failed, cancelled long lupron cycles, an antagonist protocol with an hCG trigger worked for me. I am a difficult responder to stimulation, so I do not fault Dr. Rodgers in my failed cases. Each time we learned more about my body and I felt that she was dedicated to figuring me out. On IVF attempt #3 (with her), she was able to retrieve a healthy number of eggs without hyper-stimulating.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had several nurses working on my various IVF cycles. They were all extremely competent. The procedure nurses at the River North location were super comforting, sweet, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
It is a large clinic, so be prepared for lines at the River North office. The nice thing is that there are many branch locations for you to monitor and get labs at.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
Fresh IVF (without meds): ~$12,000 FET: $3,500
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
She makes time for her patients...I was always greeted by doctor Rodgers with a hug and a smile. She genuinely wanted us to have success and it showed... very attentive and empathetic. She always tried to solve the issue at hand and never made me feel like I was asking a dumb question. She made me feel like I was part of my treatment plan...the second round she added menopur and Lurpon which helped get 5 embryos instead of only 2.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr Rodgers was very attentive and empathetic. She always tried to solve the issue at hand and never made me feel like I was asking a dumb question. She made me feel like I was part of my treatment plan.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions big or small. She is your doctor if you want to speak with her email her or set up a consultation. She makes time for her patients
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because I was always greeted by doctor Rodgers with a hug and a smile. She genuinely wanted us to have success and it showed.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
All I remember was the second round she added menopur and Lurpon which helped get 5 embryos instead of only 2.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have gone to this clinic for over 3 years and most remember me by name. Nancy always tried to answer questions when I called and she was great with getting back to me with emails
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The clinics strength is it is a well oiled machine. The have a good system. I would say the weakness is sometimes because of scheduling you could have a different doctors do retrieval’s. I know my doctor couldn’t be at everyone but was odd to have a doctor do your retrieval when they never have treated you
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
A lot of my insurance covered my treatments. I paid $35 co pays and for medication. I did an ERA test that I paid $900 for out of pocket
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Highland Park
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
Dr Rodgers seemsnto care for me as a person, and us as a couple. She is very detailed and I feel she really wants us to get pregnant. She is very invested in our success.... I feel like she understands what you are going through and looks at everything as a whole to give you the best chance possible for success....She was my second opinion and found I had polyps in my uterus which could have prevented pregnancy. She also gave me a plan, so I felt comfortable moving forward.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
I would highly recommend Dr Rodgers. She seems to really care about you as a person and your success. I feel like she understands what you are going through and looks at everything as a whole to give you the best chance possible for success.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Go see her! Get a second opinion! She was my second opinion and found I had polyps in my uterus which could have prevented pregnancy. She also gave me a plan, so I felt comfortable moving forward.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers seemsnto care for me as a person, and us as a couple. She is very detailed and I feel she really wants us to get pregnant. She is very invested in our success.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are doing the schoyer prep protocol. We are just starting this process now.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber is amazing! I have nothing but great things to say about her. She has always called me back same day and took as much time as I needed to explain everything. She is amazing!
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
I am very impressed with the clinic. Scheduling is very easy and everyone has been so helpful. I love that they have mulitple locations that you can go to. I love that I always get a returned phone call before the end of the day. I had surgrey with Dr. Rodgers, and I was very nervous but everyone from the front desk, to the nurses and doctor herself walked me through everystep and made me feel so comfortable. So far this has been a wonderful experience, during a very stressful time in our lives. I highly recommend FCI to anyone needing a reproductive endocronologist.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
We used Attain to purchase a multi package system
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
She [Dr. Rodgers] is very nice. I think she is very knowledgeable and takes a hands on approach. I wish she was not as pushy about using an egg donor right away and would give it time to let me chose that course of action...She changed protocol after the first failure to include more menopur and added DHEA....She's very nice and supportive. She will adjust medications and make changes as need be...
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
She is very nice. I think she is very knowledgeable and takes a hands on approach. I wish she was not as pushy about using an egg donor right away and would give it time to let me chose that course of action.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
She's very nice and supportive. She will adjust medications and make changes as need be.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She changed protocol after the first failure to include more menopur and added DHEA. I got 3 embryos the next time even though we had less eggs retrieved. For our 3rd cycle we will try lupron but also a high amount of menopur to increase egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She is the sweetest woman ever and the best cheerleader I could ever ask for.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The clinic at river north runs late for egg retrievals and it is very frustrating. I was extremely anxious that I would ovulate all my eggs before retrievals and in fact that happened to two woman I know.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Every one was so nice and helpful. They were quick to get you in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
My insurance covered most of the treatment. I paid the deductible and 20% until I hit my out of pocket max
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Highland Park
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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