Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Houston
7500 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77074
(713)-771-9771
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 29.5
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
138
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
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There were 2 main nurses. [at Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine] I found that once I got to know them a bit they were awesome. I sometimes felt like I had to slow them down to ask questions but they were always happy to answer. They were the best. Seriously made the whole thing easier and once they got to know me I felt like they were cheering me on. Same for the pregnancy nurse Becky.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
9
Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
It will seem overwhelming in the beginning. Do not be afraid to ask questions, even if you have to keep them on the phone longer or call them back.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I only saw Dr Check once during the initial consultation. After that you are shuffled along the process. It got better once I got to know the nurses and techs and unserstood the process better. You sort of have to trust that he is overseeing everything and will take you to the next step as needed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were 2 main nurses. I found that once I got to know them a bit they were awesome. I sometimes felt like I had to slow them down to ask questions but they were always happy to answer. They were the best. Seriously made the whole thing easier and once they got to know me I felt like they were cheering me on. Same for the pregnancy nurse Becky.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
He's often described as a mad scientist. I never doubted he was absolutely brilliant and a leader in his field. He is funny, and as someone who needs a little humor I appreciated it. He seems to care immensely about the financial aspect of infertility. But you don't often get to see him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Get to know everyone else in the office. You will deal with them, not Dr Check as much.
Describe the protocols Jerome Check used in your cycles and their degree of success.
This is a big one for me: he does a post coital test. From what I have heard not many doctors do this. By doing this simple test they discovered my cervical mucus was killing all of the sperm. The fix was an easy douche of water and baking soda once a month. Everyone though this was insane but it worked. I was prescribed medication for the hyperthyroidism. Each cycle was close monitoring to watch for ovulation, followed by progesterone (he seems very keen on progesterone) and a Lupron shot one week after ovulation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
I was incredibly lucky. My insurance wad amazing. That being said, during my first appointment I received a large chart of the cost for everything and it seemed to be far more reasonable than I have heard of others paying. I also saw a lot of messaging about them trying to make treatments as reasonable as possible for patients.
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Doctor
Jerome Check
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine
Houston
Nursing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
[Cooper Institute for Adv Repr Med] Strengths - They know what they are doing, they are very compassionate, they answer all your questions and concerns, they are gentle and nice, the are understanding, amazing prices for services, they do every procedure in office in there lab Weaknesses - Sometimes a little slow on getting back to you...She [nurse] was amazing! She always kept in touch with, contacted me numerous times to check on me. Answered so many of my questions and concerns. If I was nervous, scared, emotional, upset she always had the right words to make me feel better. She really became a friend to us.
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths - They know what they are doing, they are very compassionate, they answer all your questions and concerns, they are gentle and nice, the are understanding, amazing prices for services, they do every procedure in office in there lab Weaknesses - Sometimes a little slow on getting back to you
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Chuong & staff made me feel very comfortable in a not great situation. The worked with me and showed compassion and care. They gave there opinions but ultimately let my husband and I make the decisions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was amazing! She always kept in touch with, contacted me numerous times to check on me. Answered so many of my questions and concerns. If I was nervous, scared, emotional, upset she always had the right words to make me feel better. She really became a friend to us.
How was your experience with James Chuong?
Dr. James Chuong is a great doctor and know what he is doing. He made me feel comfortable and well aware of the process and procedure he was doing. He doesn't beat around the bush and he takes his job very serious.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Chuong?
Ask questions, he will answer any question you have. I asked him so many and he never had a problem with answering them.
Describe the protocols James Chuong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I took Birth control pills, then started Lupron injections. Went in for multiple ultrasounds and bloodwork. I then took Menopur & Bravelle as my stimulation drugs. I then had my trigger shot before my retrieval. After Transfer I took progesterone in oil & progesterone suppositories.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Chuong.
I would estimate around $13,000.00
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Doctor
James Chuong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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