Deborah Smith

Rocky Mountain Fertility Center

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Medical SchoolNew York Med Col
ResidencySt. Francis
FellowshipU. of Connecticut
Castle Rock
2352 Meadows Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109
303-999-3877
Parker
9235 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO 80138
303-999-3877
Rapid City
677 Cathedral Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
(303) 999-3877
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Deborah Smith to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 17.4
5 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% 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 Rocky Mountain Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 17.4
5 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Just because she [Dr. Smith] set course a particular treatment, didn't mean she was sitting back and waiting for the next step on the calendar. As the process/cycle progressed she was constantly re-evaluating to ensure that we were giving our embryos the best chance at success! She showed compassion and sorrow when things didn't go as planned and she celebrated with us when we got our positive test.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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How was your experience with Deborah Smith?
Dr Smith is a wonderful mix of telling you the truth - good and bad - giving it to you straight with all the facts, AND showing compassion and reminding you to keep hope and how important that is to the process as well. She was incredibly knowledgeable, and took as much time as we needed in each appointment to answer every single question we could think of. Just because she set course a particular treatment, didn't mean she was sitting back and waiting for the next step on the calendar. As the process/cycle progressed she was constantly re-evaluating to ensure that we were giving our embryos the best chance at success! She showed compassion and sorrow when things didn't go as planned and she celebrated with us when we got our positive test.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith?
Do research to have questions ready for Dr. Smith. She will absolutely take the time to make sure you are as informed as possible.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Smith knew myself and my husband and our "story" every time she walked in the room to greet us.
Describe the protocols Deborah Smith used in your cycles and their degree of success.
antagonist protocol with estrogen priming. 300 IU Gonal-F, 300 IU Menopur, .6 Saizen, 100 mg Clomid and Ganirelix. I have DOR so it was an aggressive plan from the start to ensure we could get some of my eggs before discussing the need for donor eggs. Dr. Smith was pleasantly surprised with how well my body reacted to the meds. There were no changes to the protocol throughout monitoring as my body was (for once!) doing what it needed to be doing. IVF cycle 1: 8 eggs retrieved 7 mature 5 fertilized (ICSI) Only 1 made it to day 5 - Froze IVF Cycle 2: 6 eggs retrieved 6 mature 3 fertilized (ICSI) 2 made it to day 5 - Transferred both Result - chemical pregnancy IVF Cycle 3: 5 eggs retrieved 4 mature 4 fertilized (ICSI) 3 made it to day 5 Transferred all 3 PLUS the frozen from round 1 Result: currently 35 weeks pregnant! Protocol listed above was the same for all 3 cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Angela was incredibly compassionate throughout the entire process. She was available by phone and email and answered every little question no matter how silly it might be. She became a friend through the process. One of our cycles was during my birthday, which she noticed from my chart, and made it a point to contact me and wish me a happy birthday. She went out of her way to make sure that I understood everything and was as happy and comfortable as I could be in going through this process. She made my husband and I feel like we were her only patients when in reality I knew we were one of many!
Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
Front desk staff is not as strong as the nursing staff and dr. Not as friendly and relationship building as the "back end" folks are. The front desk wasn't rude by any means, I was just looking for them to be a bit more inviting and try harder to remember my name without me telling it to them every time I walked in. The strengths of this clinic are second to none. There is the perfect balance of getting the facts, and being showered with compassion. I always felt like I was sitting down with a friend rather than a nursing/dr team.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
All monitoring appointments were done with Dr Smith and no one else. I loved that she was involved in every step of the process. It made me feel like we were important and that Dr Smith always knew what was going on with us in that very moment to make the best call on next steps. Monitoring appointments were done in the morning, which worked perfectly with our work schedules. There was time after every monitoring appointment for us to sit down with our nurse and go over the information/results of the monitoring and ask any questions needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deborah Smith.
$9,500 for each IVF cycle - Meds were $7-$8k. We were on the highest protocol so meds were on the higher side.
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Deborah Smith
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
Parker
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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She doesn't take the time to let you know what's going on, what to expect moving forward, or to really talk with you at all. One failed attempt at pregnancy after the next, and she never once said anything encouraging to me, or offered any support emotionally about what I was going through...
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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How was your experience with Deborah Smith?
This Doctor doesn't hesitate to take your hundreds and thousands of dollars, all while refusing to even say hello to you when she walks into the exam room. She doesn't take the time to let you know what's going on, what to expect moving forward, or to really talk with you at all. One failed attempt at pregnancy after the next, and she never once said anything encouraging to me, or offered any support emotionally about what I was going through...
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith?
To run the other way and go somewhere else.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt more like a cash cow than I did a human while being treated at this office. They seemed to only be interested in taking my money, and not really interested in the overall goal of getting me pregnant.
Describe the protocols Deborah Smith used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Clomid with insemination for two cycles. Then letrozol with insemination for one cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
When in dyer need of clarification after a million Nurses told me a million different things, I asked for the Doctor to call me, and was promptly informed that "the Doctor doesn't call patients... that's what the Nurses are for." That's a problem... there is just no ACTUAL care taken by this Doctor at all.
Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
If you are looking for a practice that treats you with kindness, respect, empathy and care? Run the other way. If you are looking for a practice that is organized, communicative and reliable? Run the other way...There is no financial guideline given to patients so that you know what to expect. They collect your money and tell you that'll be all for the month, and then out of nowhere they say there's another random test needed. They will refuse to move forward with what you have already paid for if you don't give them more money for more testing. Shouldn't this be organized? This IS what they do day in and day out, right? It is just very obvious that this practice isn't in it for their patients, and for helping families grow. For me, the lack of organization, lack of effective communication, and lack of empathy just added stress and concern to an already difficult situation. I am sharing my experience in an effort to let other women in my situation know the honest truth of what you'll be getting as a Patient with this practice. My recommendation would be to save your time, and to save your money. Go with a clinic that will be kind, organized, and easy to work with. Go with a clinic that will not take the humanity out of the experience of getting pregnant, and will treat you with the very basic decency you deserve.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deborah Smith.
$850 per IUI cycle plus whatever else they decided to throw in whenever they could.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Deborah Smith
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
Parker
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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She [Dr. Smith] also suggested that my husband go see a urologist that specialized in male factor infertility. Although we have always know we both had issues to overcome, noone ever suggested that before. It was one of the best suggestions we'd had. We didn't find affix for his problems, but at least now we understand the issue better...She was wonderful. Always willing to take the time to answer my questions fully. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped to deal with other issues that even my general practice Dr didn't take the time to fix.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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How was your experience with Deborah Smith?
She was wonderful. Always willing to take the time to answer my questions fully. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped to deal with other issues that even my general practice Dr didn't take the time to fix. She also suggested that my husband go see a urologist that specialized in male factor infertility. Although we have always know we both had issues to overcome, noone ever suggested that before. It was one of the best suggestions we'd had. We didn't find affix for his problems, but at least now we understand the issue better.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith?
Be open. If you tell her everything, she will come up with a way to handle /fix it. She's a brilliant Dr who looks outside the box to fix the issues that are inside the box!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She took the time to thoroughly answer my questions. I wasn't pushed off into a recorded message.
Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
Overall they are a wonderful clinic. The only part I wished was better was getting a person on the phone at any time. Sometimes I felt like all I did was get stuck in a phone loop.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deborah Smith.
Approximately $11,000 for the cycle plus the cost of meds
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Doctor
Deborah Smith
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
Parker
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
27
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
Let's put it this way, if I still lived in CO I'd be going to her for this cycle. She's [Dr. Deborah Smith] amazing. Professional and awesome at what she does, of course but also very positive, reassuring and upbeat. I never doubted that my cycle would work. I never worried. There's a lot to be said for that kind of peace of mind!...She was wonderful. Caring, knowledgeable and very reassuring....Menopur, bravelle gonal f protcols ...
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Age
27
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
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How was your experience with Deborah Smith?
Let's put it this way, if I still lived in CO I'd be going to her for this cycle. She's amazing. Professional and awesome at what she does, of course but also very positive, reassuring and upbeat. I never doubted that my cycle would work. I never worried. There's a lot to be said for that kind of peace of mind!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith?
Relax and trust
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was wonderful. Caring, knowledgeable and very reassuring.
Describe the protocols Deborah Smith used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Menopur, bravelle gonal f
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Lucinda was so amazing. Warm and insanely nurturing. She made this stressful process so much easier. All the staff there was incredible.
Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
Small and very friendly. Not s lot of hustle and bustle like some of the larger clinics. They take time With you and make sure you feel supported and cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deborah Smith.
I believe it was around $14k back in 2010.
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Doctor
Deborah Smith
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
Parker
Nursing
Operations
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Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
She spent a lot of time talking with me. She took the time to explain things... I liked her but felt like she didn't have any alternative options to treatment when the cycle we were on didn't work.
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Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with Deborah Smith?
I liked her but felt like she didn't have any alternative options to treatment when the cycle we were on didn't work
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith?
Good for women that don't have poor egg quality? Or for someone who wants a lot of contact w/the doctor
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She spent a lot of time talking with me. She took the time to explain things
Describe the protocols Deborah Smith used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Estrace priming with menopur, follostim, growth hormone
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She really cared, explained things well, spent time talking with me
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Doctor
Deborah Smith
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
Parker
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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