Mark Bush

Conceptions Reproductive Associates

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolGeorgetown
ResidencyWilliam Beaumont
FellowshipDuke
Lafayette
300 Exempla Circle #370
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-449-1084
Littleton
271 W County Lind Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
303.794.2054
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Bush to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 7Neutral: 5Don't recommend: 47.1
16 assessments
  • 44% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 31% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% 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 Conceptions Reproductive Associates to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 20Neutral: 6Don't recommend: 58.3
32 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 19% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
16 assessments
8
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
Dr. Bush came across as very knowledgeable and capable. He answered any questions that we had. However, I sometimes felt a bit rushed during our conversations and I wasn't always 100% certain I understood everything he was saying. That said, if we were to pursue IVF again, I would still go back to him...Dr. Bush's staff of nurses were wonderful. I couldn't say anything better about the kindness they offered me - they were responsive, personable, thoughtful and just generally great. I was very sad when, at 12 weeks, I left their care for my regular OB...
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush came across as very knowledgeable and capable. He answered any questions that we had. However, I sometimes felt a bit rushed during our conversations and I wasn't always 100% certain I understood everything he was saying. That said, if we were to pursue IVF again, I would still go back to him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
He can be intimidating, but he's a good man. If you don't understand what he's saying, ask questions!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bush's staff of nurses were wonderful. I couldn't say anything better about the kindness they offered me - they were responsive, personable, thoughtful and just generally great. I was very sad when, at 12 weeks, I left their care for my regular OB.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
During my IUI, Clomid was used to stimulate my ovaries and Novarelle to stimulate ovulation. It resulted in two mature eggs, but no pregnancy. During IVF I was put on Bravelle to stimulate eggs growth and Novarell to stimulate ovulation. 11 eggs were retrieved, 8 were fertilized and one made it to the blastocyst phase. During my FET cycle, I was on Lupron and Ganirelx to suppress my system. just before the cycle I started progesterone and estradil. I remained on both of those through my first trimester.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the staff were well-organized and kind. Erika, though, went above an beyond. When we found out we'd only had one embryo make it to blastocyst, it was very difficult. We had to decide if we were going to proceed with just that one embryo or start all over. She called me and talked to me for as long as I needed until I felt better about everything and with proceeding with our one embryo.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
They are incredibly well organized and fast, which is critical given the number of appointments required in IVF. Plus, they offer caramel corn. The only issue I had was some confusion about overall costs and some poor communication during our IUI cycle. Otherwise, they bent over backwards to accomodate us - even on holidays.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Our IUI cost about $800. The IVF FET procedure from soup to nuts was $18,000. Medications ran around $3500. Each of my husband's samples cost $75 and annual storage was $275.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Mark Bush
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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7
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
Mark Bush was empathetic to my feelings, and helpful when it came to explaining how we were going to move forward. He didn't seem too interested in the temp/tracking charts I brought in though. Those would have been really helpful....I only met with the doctor twice. Once when we met, and once when we went over some results with my husband present. Every visit otherwise was with a nurse.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Mark Bush was empathetic to my feelings, and helpful when it came to explaining how we were going to move forward. He didn't seem too interested in the temp/tracking charts I brought in though. Those would have been really helpful.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Just make sure to write down questions beforehand so you don't forget certain things you need more clarity on. A lot is discussed so it is easy to leave the appointment without having all of your questions answered. The questions you do ask will be answered in a considerate and professional way.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I only met with the doctor twice. Once when we met, and once when we went over some results with my husband present. Every visit otherwise was with a nurse.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I wasn't ovulating or having a period at all. Mark Bush and his nurses adjusted the treatment strategies as we went because my body constantly decided to do stupid things. All I will say is to be your own advocate. Make sure you understand everything you are doing, and it's ok to say no if you aren't comfortable with something. Fertility drugs shouldn't be pushed on anyone, and they shouldn't be given out like candy either. Make sure to get proper monitoring on medicated cycles. I had an issue that could have been prevented with better monitoring.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All the nurses were compassionate and knowledgeable. Sometimes I felt kind of bad for saying no to certain treatments. They pushed a little, but I know they thought it was in my best interest. They were respectful when I confirmed I didn't want to start treatment. I wanted to give my body a break.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Everyone is nice and knowledgeable in their job role.Make sure to ask plenty of questions, and definitely make sure what your insurance covers so there aren't any surprises.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Anything infertility related is expensive even with insurance. It really hurts your bank account, but that is anywhere. I had decent insurance so it could have been worse.
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lafayette
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10
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
We consulted with 15 different doctors on the west coast and all of them recommended donor egg. Dr. Bush was the only one who was excited about the challenge and put a lot of thought into my treatment plan...He personalized my treatment plan (lots of Menopur) and we produced 10 eggs, 6 embryos, transferred 2 fresh untested embryos on day 3 and conceived our daughter!..Dr. Bush is confident (not arrogant), because he is successful.
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush was confident, but honest about my diagnosis and what it meant in terms of outcomes. We consulted with 15 different doctors on the west coast and all of them recommended donor egg. Dr. Bush was the only one who was excited about the challenge and put a lot of thought into my treatment plan. He did not sugar coat things, but he was not rude by any means. I have visited with doctors with no social skills and poor bedside manner, this is not Dr. Bush! We did our 2nd and 3rd IVF with him and during our 2nd I produced only 3 follicles. Dr. Bush recommended we cancel the cycle, but after listening to my reasoning for continuing he honored my request. While we didn't produce any embryos that cycle (similar to the first with a different doctor), we did produce an egg - its only takes one! We then proceeded to do a 3rd IVF with Dr. Bush after he explained how difficult it would be. He personalized my treatment plan (lots of Menopur) and we produced 10 eggs, 6 embryos, transferred 2 fresh untested embryos on day 3 and conceived our daughter!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush is confident (not arrogant), because he is successful. Look at his stats! His office is a well oiled machine, but does not treat you like a number. They really care about you. It really is the best of all worlds.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I absolutely LOVED Conceptions. I got 1:1 personal attention from my IVF nurse coordinator (Ericka P). She was responsive, excited and dedicated to my treatment. She often cried at every good turn before i had the chance to! I like to ask a lot of questions and know the ends and out of my treatment and she loved supplying all of the information. This office is ran SO well which keep me sane and able to get through such a difficult time.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Bush ended up putting me on a very aggressive protocol of high Menopur. He suggested a day 3 fresh transfer which ended up working! Although i lived in Phoenix, I appreciated that Conceptions wanted to do all of their own testing and monitoring. I spend a lot of time in Denver, but was happy to do so!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was my anchor, hands down. I don't know who was more excited when i became pregnant. I still send her baby pictures!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
As i mentioned, this clinic is well organized, responsive and invested in its patients. Totally worth the travel to Colorado!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
I was fortunate to have my insurance pay for up to 3 IVF's at 100%. I had to pay for the medications. However, Conceptions does take many insurance plans if you have any sort of coverage. I'm not sure what their cash pay price is but i know its less than other Denver offices.
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Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
I have DOR and poor egg quality. I got to retrieval [ with Dr.Mark Bush], they got 8 eggs and the one that made it to freeze was genetically abnormal. On to donor eggs for the next try...I think he is great at what he does. I don't care much about bedside mannerisms at this point as having a child is more important to me. He took time to answer my questions, pose alternative options, be realistic about my situation and possible outcomes.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
I think he is great at what he does. I don't care much about bedside mannerisms at this point as having a child is more important to me. He took time to answer my questions, pose alternative options, be realistic about my situation and possible outcomes.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Just know he knows he's good at what he does. If you need coddling I don't think you would find it with any doctor in this industry, but I have no qualms about working with him at all.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Although he comes across as pompous, he did take the time to speak with me, review prior visits, talk about options, explain everything, and even make a few jokes. The nurses always spent time talking to me, explaining things, and comforting me.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can't remember the name of the protocol. But I started on birth control, we did pills the first time and it suppressed me to much so we did the nuva ring the second time. Then I used menopur and follistim and ganirelix. This protocol was very similar to the one I initiated with the first doctor I saw, but I have DOR and poor egg quality. I got to retrieval, they got 8 eggs and the one that made it to freeze was genetically abnormal. On to donor eggs for the next try
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was fantastic. She spent time talk to me, reviewing things, discussing options, etc. I cannot stress how fantastic she was.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Knowing where to go is a bit confusing sometimes so I always have to ask - upstairs or down. And they keep billing United and I haven't had them for insurance for awhile. Otherwise it's a nice place
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
I did acupuncture and acai berry stuff which added to the cost, but probably over $20K
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
Dr. Bush is blunt and arrogant, but he is detailed, has read your files and is prepared for your individual situation when you meet him, and will do what he can to help you. CCRM told me they thought I should move immediately to donor eggs and essentially said I was a lost cause, but Dr. Bush was willing to treat me and do what he could to help me get pregnant.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush definitely comes across as arrogant as I expect he is. But I have yet to come across a fertility doctor who is not. How can they not be when they are making humans! He is blunt about your prognosis, statistical likelihood of success, and the process that will be involved to get you pregnant. He is thorough, reads medical histories and pays attention to your details. Most of your contact is with the clinic staff and the nurses, but I knew Dr. Bush was overseeing the process and never felt like I couldn't get in touch with him to ask questions if need be. I met with doctors at CCRM and at another clinic in Denver and chose Dr. Bush because I felt like he really wanted to "win" (and by win, I mean get me pregnant).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Don't be turned off by his arrogance and the number of photos of him in the office. If you are a tough case, he will still take you on. I felt like CCRM wouldn't take me on because I was a tough case (I was given a less than 3% chance of getting pregnant EVEN with IVF) and they didn't want me to lower their statistics. Dr. Bush was happy to help me.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bush is blunt and arrogant, but he is detailed, has read your files and is prepared for your individual situation when you meet him, and will do what he can to help you. CCRM told me they thought I should move immediately to donor eggs and essentially said I was a lost cause, but Dr. Bush was willing to treat me and do what he could to help me get pregnant. I had a 3" stack of test results, notes from other doctors, and medical history and he had read through it all prior to our meeting. When I had a stillborn baby due to a blood clot, he was empathetic and again read all of my hospital records to ensure that he could safely guide us through IVF with my added medical complications. He isn't "warm and fuzzy," but he definitely treated me like a human and he wants you to get pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They called when they said they would, they provided test results as soon as possible, they e-mailed if you preferred that method of communication, and they were willing to accommodate extra sensitivities and be appropriately sympathetic. I couldn't have asked for better communication, empathy, and attention to detail.
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Nursing
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Dr.Bush was kind sometimes and cold others. I definitely felt like he wasn't interested in my questions or input but wanted to dictate my protocol. My concerns were unimportant...He was so kind during my miscarriage. I lost twins at 13 weeks and was just destroyed over it. He was the on call doctor I spoke to at 4am while bleeding. He did my DnC. He was compassionate and I appreciated it. I did more IUI cycles and had a failed IVF retrieval. My last meeting with Dr.Bush was terrible. He got mad at me for asking questions about why the embryos died and spent the whole hour bashing on another local clinic. I felt bullied, talked down to and felt like I was being given hard sales pitch.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr.Bush was kind sometimes and cold others. I definitely felt like he wasn't interested in my questions or input but wanted to dictate my protocol. My concerns were unimportant, and I should shut up and trust him.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It varied. He was so kind during my miscarriage. I lost twins at 13 weeks and was just destroyed over it. He was the on call doctor I spoke to at 4am while bleeding. He did my dnc. He was compassionate and I appreciated it. I did more IUI cycles and had a failed IVF retrieval. My last meeting with Dr.Bush was terrible. He got mad at me for asking questions about why the embryos died and spent the whole hour bashing on another local clinic. I felt bullied, talked down to and felt like I was being given hard sales pitch.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I was assigned a different nurse every week it seemed like. The turnover was high so I never really built up a rapport with anyone. They were all nice and seemed knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The embryology lab is weak. My 15 retrieved embryos all died. Todd in the lab called to tell me the awful news and he was so nonchalant. I was 40 so what did I expect? Old, crappy eggs produced bad embryos. He seemed surprised that I cried. I was realistic about my eggs but I had hope. He made me feel foolish. Then the bad meeting with Dr.Bush caused me to leave the clinic. As far as strengths, their nursing staff was nice despite high turnover. They returned calls promptly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Many of my initial costs were covered by insurance and the billing staff was good about helping me navigate the various procedures.
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Mark Bush
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0
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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3
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
3
I felt he [Dr. Mark Bush] was demeanor was arrogant and he kept giving us success percentages from their clinic over other clinics. When you’ve just failed an IVF cycle hearing this information is not helpful. I wanted more individualized care and for him to dive into what we can do specifically to help our chances. He also didn’t give our odds of trying again, just said I think you should try.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
3
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
I felt he was demeanor was arrogant and he kept giving us success percentages from their clinic over other clinics. When you’ve just failed an IVF cycle hearing this information is not helpful. I wanted more individualized care and for him to dive into what we can do specifically to help our chances. He also didn’t give our odds of trying again, just said I think you should try.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
He’s definitely not warm and fuzzy. He’s a numbers person for his clinic and doesn’t seem overly concerned about the specific patient or patient needs.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Although he did give me a specific protocol, I wasn’t told why he made the decisions he made. It’s also unclear why we struggle to conieve when al my numbers and my husbands numbers are normal range or better.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
2 vials menopur AM .7 cc omnitrope 1 vial menopur PM Cetrotide PM He used a higher amount of omnitrope due to my age to help with egg quality. I also stimulate easily. We got 11 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 made it to day 5/6 blastocysts. Both were tested by Natera for genetic abnormalities and both came back abnormal.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Overall she was fine, but my first experience at another fertility clinic in Chicago was so much better. The nurse was always available and t felt like she was right beside me Gould through all the phases. I felt like Nancy was just pushing information at me.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall the staff were friendly and easy to schedule appointments with. The Littleton clinic is a bit confusing since they have 2 floors, I was never sure which floor to check in with. Good location and easy parking.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Pretty straight forward from what I’ve experienced in the past. My only complaint is I had to ask the number of follicles they saw each time instead of them telling me as they’re doing it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
We are fortunate to have some fertility coverage. I think after all the medications and embryo testing, it was around $15,000. Not sure how much it would have been without insurance coverage
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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I think my favorite thing about Dr. Bush was that he understands my disease. I have severe endometriosis and I was going to be taking medication to help me produce more eggs, and he knew that that was going to be extremely painful for me...He took the time to explain everything in layman's terms to my husband and I. It felt like he wasn't just there to up his ART score and genuinely wanted to help us. We talked about things we had tried in the past, and one he wanted to suggest since we were successful with it (but had a miscarriage), but the reactions I had to the medicine were so bad that I refused and he accepted that with genuine understanding.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
I think my favorite thing about Dr. Bush was that he understands my disease. I have severe endometriosis and I was going to be taking medication to help me produce more eggs, and he knew that that was going to be extremely painful for me. One night, I was so sick from my endometriosis that the nurse on call was able to help me get pain and anti-nausea medication at 9pm to help me get through the night. The way they care about their patients is practically unheard of. We knew it wouldn't be an easy road for me and they've been there every step of the way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Be patient. Babies aren't born in a day and Dr. Bush takes the time he needs to make sure the odds are as high as possible for each procedure performed.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took the time to explain everything in layman's terms to my husband and I. It felt like he wasn't just there to up his ART score and genuinely wanted to help us. We talked about things we had tried in the past, and one he wanted to suggest since we were successful with it (but had a miscarriage), but the reactions I had to the medicine were so bad that I refused and he accepted that with genuine understanding.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did 2 iui cycles before I was laid off. Both were unsuccessful, but that's no reflection on conceptions, my uterus is just a hot mess :) We started with an HSG and a SHG. Left tube was open and I was given the go ahead to try IUI as long as I was ovulating from the left side. I took femara for 5 days, went in for an ultrasound on cd12, and if all looked well, we did the trigger shot and the iui took place shortly after. We did this for both cycles. Unfortunately, both cycles were unsuccessful. Dr. Bush recommends doing 3 IUI cycles before moving on to IVF. We weren't able to complete the third due to my being laid off and then several deaths in the family. We are still planning on it though!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jessica was the best nurse I could've asked for. She answered all of my emails almost immediately and had a demeanor that really helped us to relax. She even followed up after cycles to see how we were doing, if there was anything she could to help us, etc. Just amazing. Give her a raise Dr. Bush! ;)
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This is probably the nicest RE offices I have ever been to. The inside feels more like a spa than a fertility office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
We had to cancel our last IUI because I was laid off from my job, and three weeks later my father passed away (my mother passed the year before) so all of our money went to paying for funerals, travel costs, unemployment costs, etc. It was awful. And they were very understanding. They gave us a very long time to get caught up on our past due balance so that we could continue to go there when we were in a better place financially again. We are so grateful for that experience with them.
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Dr. Bush always remembers the specifics of our case when we meet. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, and is willing to go into as much scientific detail as we want. I appreciate that he wants us to understand how IVF works, and how it's working in my body specifically. He also always considered my questions....Dr. Bush doesn't have the warmest bedside manner upfront, but as we got to know him more he warmed up. He knows his stuff -- he does a lot of research, and is willing to share that with his patients. He was always prepared with the details of our case when we met
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush doesn't have the warmest bedside manner upfront, but as we got to know him more he warmed up. He knows his stuff -- he does a lot of research, and is willing to share that with his patients. He was always prepared with the details of our case when we met, and has all of the details pulled up on the computer to show, such as exact hormone levels etc.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush always seems to know what he wants to say next, so it can be hard to interrupt with questions if you're feeling overwhelmed. But if you know you have something you want to ask, do it. I think our meetings became more of a true conversation once I became more informed and didn't feel so overwhelmed by the whole process.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bush always remembers the specifics of our case when we meet. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, and is willing to go into as much scientific detail as we want. I appreciate that he wants us to understand how IVF works, and how it's working in my body specifically. He also always considered my questions.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For 3 months before each IVF cycle, I was on CoQ10, monitored DHEA, and other supplements recommended by Dr. Bush. Our first IVF cycle was a standard antagonist protocol. BCP for down-reg still resulted in a cyst, which I had aspirated before starting stims. I did Gonal-F, Menopur and omnitrope, adding in Cetrotide later. I had 6 eggs retrieved, 1 embryo which ended up abnormal. Our second IVF cycle he suggested a Dragisic protocol. He felt this would increase egg quality. We did ovulation-start estrace, then started injections with Menopur and omnitrope, adding in Cetrotide later. I had 7 eggs retrieved, which resulted in zero embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Sarah Evans was amazing! She is incredibly sweet and funny. She was so compassionate whenever she had to give us bad news, but also very hopeful that we would find success.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Conceptions has a fantastic team. The receptionists are friendly and get to know you while you're going in for daily monitoring. The phlebotomists are skilled and friendly. The embryologist is very knowledgeable. All of the IVF nurses are caring and fantastic. Communication outside of a cycle can be spotty. While I always felt like I could get ahold of someone while cycling, it is slower to get information when waiting to start the donor process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
I don't remember exact numbers, however we were given both a discount and a credit after the failed cycle (credit because 1 transfer was included in the upfront IVF package)
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
8
Dr. Bush does a good job at focusing on the people in front of him. I didn’t get the sense that he was trying to rush me out the door to get on to the next thing. Our appointment with him after all of our testing was done was thorough and gave us a good picture of the plan going forward... I appreciate that they are good at their jobs, but I don’t need to spend 1/3 of my time with the doctor reviewing charts that show me what I have already researched online.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush is thorough and allows you time to ask all your questions that arise. When we decided to start with IUI I left the office with a clear understanding of the plan. So far our appointments with Dr.Bush have been straightforward.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Come prepared with questions. Just like at any other doctors office, Dr.Bush is happy to explain things but he obviously doesn’t have a lot of time to just sit there and wait. However if you come with your questions written down and are prepared they will get answered.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bush does a good job at focusing on the people in front of him. I didn’t get the sense that he was trying to rush me out the door to get on to the next thing. Our appointment with him after all of our testing was done was thorough and gave us a good picture of the plan going forward. That being said the clinic prides themselves on how many successful IVFs they have done, and show you that pride through lots of numbers. While I am sure this is helpful to some, after being on the wrong side of statistics for years now, I just want to know how you are going to help me and my current situation. I appreciate that they are good at their jobs, but I don’t need to spend 1/3 of my time with the doctor reviewing charts that show me what I have already researched online.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We husband and I are in the middle of our second IUI cycle. Dr. Bush prescribed 5 mg of Letrozole daily cycle day 3 through 7. For our first cycle I went in to the clinic cycle day 13 for a pelvic ultrasound. Once confirmed I had a dominant follicle they gave me a trigger shot. Then the IUI was performed on cycle day 14 by the nurse. This cycle they are having me go in on cycle day 12 for the ultrasound and will determine what day the IUI is on after measuring the follicles for enough growth.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff have always been quick to return phone calls and are easy to get a hold of with questions. All of the planning for when to come into the office for procedures is done with the nurses, and they have always explained each step of the process well.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic is well known and popular because of their success. Even though a lot of people use this clinic I have always felt they are quick to return phone calls and answer questions. The only weakness of the office overall is there is not a lot of emotion. I don’t mind there not being a lot of emotion in the conversations I have with the doctor of the rest of the staff, but if this is extremely important to you it might be something to consider.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
I do not remember total costs of the top of my head. However, we have spent over $1,000 in testing to try to determine the cause of our infertility. I have not received the bills for our IUI yet therefore I don’t know the costs. I did pay about $350 for the progesterone and estradiol prescribed for inbetween the IUI and pregnancy test.
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Dr. Bush is not super warm and fuzzy, but he is honest. He gives examples of what he things and why and gave me a ton of information from the get go. He was very blunt about my AMH level and that continuing with IUIs would be wasting my time and my eggs. I liked that. We have a follow up on Thursday to discuss the egg retrieval. I know he is very confident in his ability and he wants to keep up his success rates, so I know he will continue to work hard to get me pregnant.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Dr. Bush is not super warm and fuzzy, but he is honest. He gives examples of what he things and why and gave me a ton of information from the get go. He was very blunt about my AMH level and that continuing with IUIs would be wasting my time and my eggs. I liked that. We have a follow up on Thursday to discuss the egg retrieval. I know he is very confident in his ability and he wants to keep up his success rates, so I know he will continue to work hard to get me pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Be blunt, and ask questions. He talks very fast, but wants to be informative.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel like I am more of a human here. They know my name, they answer questions, and they give tons of information up front. There is no secrecy in things, it is all laid out for you.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He had me start a ton of vitamins, including CoQ10, Acai Berry, Myo-Inositol, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, L-Arginine, and DHA. Started those in December and then started priming in January. Due to my low AMH, they didn't prime me with birth control, instead after ovulation, I did 3 Cetrotide injections. Then started stims on Day 3 of my next cycle. Started with 3 vials of menopur and 0.7 iu of omnitrope in the morning and 225 of gonal at night. Increased Gonal to 375 on CD7. Then on cycle day 8 added a vial of menopur at night. By CD 10 they added a 2nd vial of menopur at night.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Erika is amazing. She works hard and gives me all the information I need. She calls me to celebrate the ups and is there to help me with downs. I will say, there was a nurse who called me one, I don't remember her name, but she didn't look at my protocol first, and that was annoying, it was right before starting priming, but otherwise, Erika has cleared everything up and has been super helpful.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall the clinic is great, I feel like they are there to serve people. Sometimes when I have gone in early for blood draws and ultrasounds, they didn't give me that feeling, and I felt like I was an inconvenience for showing up 10 minutes early to my appointment. This was never the case at Sky Ridge, only Littleton.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
The great thing about Dr. Bush's office is that all costs are on the website and they are all up front and honest. You don't have to jump through any hoops to get information. It is $19,411 for a full IVF cycle with PGS testing and ICSI included. This does not include medications, but is well priced overall.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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I felt like he was upfront with me and discussed the options at hand. He was not pushy in any manner to say which direction we had to go. He did a great job assessing my information after egg retrieval and he did a great job with the transfer... Dr Bush didn't spend a lot of time meeting with or speaking with me due to the fact that after a few attempts we came to a conclusion on what we wanted to do, and he agreed, and he was always honest and friendly.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
I felt like he was upfront with me and discussed the options at hand. He was not pushy in any manner to say which direction we had to go. He did a great job assessing my information after egg retrieval and he did a great job with the transfer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses were amazing. I cannot express enough how compassionate and available they were. I went through several heartbreaking situations and they always had the time to speak with me, answer questions (no matter how silly or how many) and calm me down. Dr Bush didn't spend a lot of time meeting with or speaking with me due to the fact that after a few attempts we came to a conclusion on what we wanted to do, and he agreed, and he was always honest and friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing. They were everything to me in this process. I felt comfortable asking them anything and they always got back to me in a timely manner. They were always so friendly too.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
It's a nice clinic. I always got in and out quickly for blood and never had issues with blood draws. My appointments were always quick and on time (unlike waiting at a doctors office). Any time we were at the clinic everyone was friendly. Nothing ever got screwed up from an appointment or billing standpoint. No complaints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Ugh...I did two rounds and am not sure what the first one cost as it was in 2014. This latest round I believe was $20K
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Doctor Bush comes off as abrupt and can speak above your head;however, he is extremely knowledgeable and seems passionate about what he does. ...I never doubted his expertise or treatment recommendations. He is a top fertility doctor and that shows. I would recommend him and his clinic. Be prepared to not meet with him very often after the consult, but he is monitoring your progress...Because of egg quality issues, I was placed on HGH during stimulation.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
I never doubted his expertise or treatment recommendations. He is a top fertility doctor and that shows. I would recommend him and his clinic. Be prepared to not meet with him very often after the consult, but he is monitoring your progress . His treatment plan was extremely successful in my case.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
He is blunt and forward , if you want things sugar coated, he may not be the doc for you. But his success speaks for itself .
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Doctor Bush comes off as abrupt and can speak above your head;however, he is extremely knowledgeable and seems passionate about what he does. He will do whatever he can to get you pregnant .
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Because of egg quality issues, I was placed on HGH during stimulation. I was also given a much reduced dosage of stim meds, due to my sky high estrogen levels that occurred on my last cycle. I was also put on a supplement protocol three months prior to my retrieval. My husband has mfi issues and was also put on supplements. We had excellent results with four normal embryos ready for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All the nurses are extremely caring and responsive
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
It is a busy clinic so you will not have the personal connections you may get with a smaller clinic. But they have an excellent lab and are extremely organized. You will not wait for appointments, and will always know the next step well I advance .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Their IVF cost is 19000 although since we had a failed cycle at another clinic , we were given a discount. They also accept insurance
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Nursing
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Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
Only saw him [Dr. Mark Bush] twice and the rest was all thru multiple different nursing staff. No plan adjust after 3 failed iuis Just went straight to ivf as only option. I’m young and never tried getting pregnant before seemed rushed to not try other things first
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Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
Only saw him twice and the rest was all thru multiple different nursing staff. No plan adjust after 3 failed iuis Just went straight to ivf as only option. I’m young and never tried getting pregnant before seemed rushed to not try other things first
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Pick a different doctor unless you want ivf
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Human- staff was friendly and spoke to me in ways I understood. After 3 iuis Dr bush didn’t offer treatment of anything else Judy went straight to ivf
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
3 cycles with letrozole
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing women who tried to help
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall happy with the clinic Just not the care from my direct doctor. Multiple locations and accommodation for lunch break testing. Patient portal was a little relaxed and not enough info about test results was posted there
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush.
Completely out of pocket
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
0
We saw Dr Bush in 2012 and he did an office hysteroscopy when I was barely having a period and he basically referred us to gestational carrier agencies then. We saw him again in August 2014 when my periods had completely normalized and I had recently miscarried. He would not agree to do anything to help us and was extremely arrogant and rude. We then went to a different clinic and I would have been able to carry had my uterus not scared up again.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
0
How was your experience with Mark Bush?
We saw doctor Bush in 2012 and 2014,he was way more compassionate and helpful in 2012 then he was in 2014. He treated us like he didn't want to bother with us even though circumstances changed. The first few times we met him in 2012 we really like him but in 2014 when we questioned some things he acted very arrogant and basically said he knows best. We opted not to continue with his clinic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
If you are looking for bed side manner he might not be your best choice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We saw Dr Bush in 2012 and he did an office hysteroscopy when I was barely having a period and he basically referred us to gestational carrier agencies then. We saw him again in August 2014 when my periods had completely normalized and I had recently miscarried. He would not agree to do anything to help us and was extremely arrogant and rude. We then went to a different clinic and I would have been able to carry had my uterus not scared up again.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lafayette
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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He spent time discussing the process and our options and results. He joked with us and I felt comfortable with him... I liked him best if all doctors I saw.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Mark Bush?
No complaints. I liked him best if all doctors I saw
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush?
Ask questions and he will give honest answers
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He spent time discussing the process and our options and results. He joked with us and I felt comfortable with him.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started suppression with bc. First time I was over-suppresswd so second time we used the nova ring. I went through injections menopur, follostim, gonal-f and we made it to retrieval
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was amazing - spent time talking with me, explaining things, and comforting me
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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