Bellingham IVF

Bellingham
2980 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
800-860-3967
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Bellingham IVF to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 15.7
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
104
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
5.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
0
Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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The staff at the clinic are nice enough but I do question their skill level. Despite having 40 eggs retrieved we only wound up with a few embryos -- at the next fertility clinic we visited we wound up with 19. This clinic is dated and it shows.
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Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
The staff at the clinic are nice enough but I do question their skill level. Despite having 40 eggs retrieved we only wound up with a few embryos -- at the next fertility clinic we visited we wound up with 19. This clinic is dated and it shows.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We came to Bellingham IVF because of male factor issues. An assessment of my own fertility showed no issues and in fact showed a very high ovarian reserve. Despite this, I was put on an excessive hormone protocol that caused me to hyperstimulate severely and I spent 8 days in a hospital(plus weeks at home unable to work) as a result. It felt like I was just given the "standard treatment" and not one meant to fit my body.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan?
We had a terrible experience with Dr. Branigan. I experienced severe OHSS and when we called the clinic to report my initial, troubling symptoms we were told that everything was fine and not to worry. Dr. Branigan never even mentioned the possibility of OHSS and it was not until I was admitted to the ICU with a near fatal blood potassium level that we found out what was going on.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan?
Drive to Seattle and find a better doctor.
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Doctor
Emmett Branigan
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
Nursing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
They [Bellingham IVF] are a small clinic and make you feel comfortable right away. They only have 4 staff members including the doctor, so you will always get to see the doctor at each visit. They are very helpful when it comes to any questions, can help you pick a good place to get your medications.... Our egg retrieval and first fresh transfer was $16,000. Each FET was $5000.... Everyone was very nice, they welcomed us each time. Made me feel very comfortable while we were there.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
They are a small clinic and make you feel comfortable right away. They only have 4 staff members including the doctor, so you will always get to see the doctor at each visit. They are very helpful when it comes to any questions, can help you pick a good place to get your medications.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Both the doctor and the nurse treated me very well. Talked to me about my opinions and medication.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone was very nice, they welcomed us each time. Made me feel very comfortable while we were there.
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan?
Dr. Branigan was very nice made myself and my husband feel safe. He made sure we knew everything that was going on. I was very comfortable in his care and with his treatments. He was very clear about everything and made sure we understood everything.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan?
Rest your mind and be at ease because Dr. Branigan is very good and well take good care of you.
Describe the protocols Emmett Branigan used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For our egg retrieval I was on clomid, lupron, baby aspirin, and I believe some other medications.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emmett Branigan.
Our egg retrieval and first fresh transfer was $16,000. Each FET was $5000. We had medications that were $5000 and $800 for freezing our eggs.
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Doctor
Emmett Branigan
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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7
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
7
They [Bellingham IVF] don't do any extra testing. They are open and up front with information. It's a small clinic with a small staff you will most likely see each face every time you have appointments. They have helped a lot of people including the doctors own wife get their families started.... Our egg retrieval was 16,000 each FET cycle was 5,000, freezing our eggs was $800 and medications were from 400-2000 each cycle.
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
7
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
They don't do any extra testing. They are open and up front with information. It's a small clinic with a small staff you will most likely see each face every time you have appointments. They have helped a lot of people including the doctors own wife get their families started.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like They treated my wife and I very well. They talked to us about everything and made sure we understood everything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very nice and made sure we had all the information we needed.
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan?
Dr. Branigan was a nice man and a very nice doctor. He was well mannered and explained everything very clearly to make sure we understood everything that was going on. We felt the doctor and staff were very open and up front about everything.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan?
If you need tests done get them before going to this clinic because they don't do a list of tests to see if there are any other problems going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emmett Branigan.
Our egg retrieval was 16,000 each FET cycle was 5,000, freezing our eggs was $800 and medications were from 400-2000 each cycle.
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Doctor
Emmett Branigan
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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