Fort Worth Fertility

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: 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
Fort Worth
1800 Mistletoe Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-348-8145
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fort Worth Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Neutral: 29.3
8 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% 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
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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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35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
512
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
8 assessments
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Small clinic [Fort Worth Fertility] . They do see a lot of patients and at times run behind schedule. I like to think it is because they are being thorough with the patient they are seeing at that time. No surprise billing. Lab work done onsite often with same day results. Everyone is super nice...IUI was 975. Medication total was about 500.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
Small clinic. They do see a lot of patients and at times run behind schedule. I like to think it is because they are being thorough with the patient they are seeing at that time. No surprise billing. Lab work done onsite often with same day results. Everyone is super nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Nurses and Dr Kaufmann referred to me by name. Asked about my family. Remembered personal details.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr Kaufmann always took time to answer all of my questions. Very witty. He joked often with me and my husband to relieve tension. I will definitely miss him and his staff. Very sensitive to me after I had a chemical pregnancy before I started treatments but after my initial consult.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Have a list of questions when you go to see him so that everything gets covered.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a baseline ultrasound on day 3. Took 100mg Clomid days 3-7, 25mg of gonal f days 5-9. Had an ultrasound and blood work day 10. IUI day 13. 200mg prometrium from day 15 to 10 weeks of pregnancy. Blood work (beta hcg) day 27, repeat for beta 29, repeat beta 1 week. Ultrasound after 2 weeks ( almost 8 weeks) ultrasound at 10 weeks and released to my obgyn. Ob was kept informed after the first positive hcg. Nurse called with all blood work. Dr Kaufmann also called around 7pm after hours the day of my first positive hcg to congratulate me, tell me the next steps, and answer questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
IUI was 975. Medication total was about 500. (Clomid, hcg trigger shot, progesterone, gonal f)(gonal f and hcg were called in to a mail order pharmacy and overnighted for Saturday delivery, much cheaper than trying to purchase locally.) Bloodwork done in office around 15 each time. Ultrasounds were about 125. Initial consult was 125.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
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7
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The clinic [Fort Worth Fertility] is very nice and clean. You are in and out super quick if you are just there for lab work.... The nursing staff was not the most friendly group and I had a different nurse several times.... Approximately $1200 per IUI, not including the medications or trigger shots.... I have several large fibroids and I kept asking him if we needed to take care of them and he just kept saying that he didn't think they were affecting anything. I wanted to get a second opinion because I just felt like the fibroids were causing my infertility. I saw a different RE and it was decided in the first appointment that the fibroids could absolutely be affecting my fertility and taking all the blood supply from my uterus.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
The clinic is very nice and clean. You are in and out super quick if you are just there for lab work.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff was generally very personable, however there were times that I felt super rushed during my visits. There was also an instance in which Dr. Kaufmann instructed me to do timed intercourse when we had already decided to do IUI that cycle. I'm not sure if he got me mixed up with another patient or if he just forgot what our plan was.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was not the most friendly group and I had a different nurse several times.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr. Kaufmann is an extremely nice doctor and has excellent bedside manner. However, we tried 3 IUI's and then he recommended IVF. I have several large fibroids and I kept asking him if we needed to take care of them and he just kept saying that he didn't think they were affecting anything. I wanted to get a second opinion because I just felt like the fibroids were causing my infertility. I saw a different RE and it was decided in the first appointment that the fibroids could absolutely be affecting my fertility and taking all the blood supply from my uterus. I had a mini-laparotomy last week and will be resuming the TTC journey in about a month! So overall, he is nice, I'm just not sure he considers all options before recommending IVF.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Be your own advocate. Ask questions and do your own research!
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 3 IUI's. All with clomid, trigger shot about 2 days before the insemination.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
Approximately $1200 per IUI, not including the medications or trigger shots.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
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10
Age
31 - 31
Treated
2010 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
I was a patient with PCOS, hyper/hypo thyroidism, type 2 diabetic and overweight...There isn't a thing I'd change about our experience with him [Dr Kaufmann at Fort Worth Fertility]. Each time he saw me he didn't have look at my chart to remember me and my story, maybe he did that before walking through the door, but I was never the wiser.
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Age
31 - 31
Treated
2010 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
Very clean and clinical. The consultation room was filled with pictures and birth announcements of success stories, can be a little intimidating at first but gives you hope, we never saw this room again until we brought our twins back in to show the staff. The room for my husband had a recliner, sink, videos and magazines, not sure what I expected from this room but found it interesting nevertheless. The room used for our IUI was like all the others, but I remember after the procedure the staff left the room to me and my husband and turned down the lights and had soft music on. I know as clinical as that room was, it also was special and a little emotional/romantic in that moment and left me with a sweet memory. The most distracting thing was the phlebotomist at that time was pregnant and I was so emotional going through this process I just didn't like having a pregnant person drawing my blood because she was in the state I wanted so desperately to be in.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the first consultation he From the first consultation he was warm, positive and empathetic. He told us that it wasn’t a matter of “if” just “when” we’d get pregnant. He shared his own family struggles with fertility and provided us with statistics of success rates along with laying out our potential path or paths to becoming parents. My husband and I left the first meeting confident that we were in the right hands with a healthy dose of witty banter to liven up the mood and ease our nerves.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
There isn't a thing I'd change about our experience with him. Each time he saw me he didn't have look at my chart to remember me and my story, maybe he did that before walking through the door, but I was never the wiser.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Have faith in the process and voice your concerns because he will listen to you. Have a good sense of humor, he can joke with the best but that doesn't take away from his professionalism nor his ability to understand when to be serious. I enjoy a warm bedside manner and he definitely delivered. Be compliant with his instructions to ensure optimal outcomes.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was a patient with PCOS, hyper/hypo thyroidism, type 2 diabetic and overweight. We did one round of testing for blocked fallopian tubes and my husband had to provide a sample for count analysis it was determined that the infertility was my issue as suspected. I was already on metformin when I started with Dr. Kaufmann and for my first cycle we did a round of Clomid which I did not respond to as he wanted based on my follicle growth. I thought I'd have to wait a month for the next cycle but he just piggy-backed the next treatment on top. He ordered a round of injectables that were delivered to my door via the mail to self-administer for a week. I had follow-up visits to track the follicles during the week then he scheduled a trigger shot to release eggs and a coordinated IUI. After the IUI, I was put on progestrone for the first trimester. I returned to the office for scheduled bloodwork 2 weeks later and my hgh ranges came back positive in the pregnancy for multiples range. I was released from the his care after 10 or so weeks to my OBGYN and Perimaternal specialists. 37 weeks and 4 days after my IUI we welcomed full term boy/girl twins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
Less than $2000 including medication. Worked with my insurance at the time and most was covered under insurance.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Being a nurse in a fertility clinic working with extremely hormonal patients has got to be really tough- yet most of the time the staff [at Fort Worth Fertility] is extremely helpful and understanding... the only thing I have ever noticed and seemed to be alarmed by is the fact that there seems to be a rotating door of staff members. Other than that I have always been treated with the best care.
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
the only thing I have ever noticed and seemed to be alarmed by is the fact that there seems to be a rotating door of staff members. Other than that I have always been treated with the best care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kaufman is always extremely candid yet warm and encouraging at the same time.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Being a nurse in a fertility clinic working with extremely hormonal patients has got to be really tough- yet most of the time the staff is extremely helpful and understanding.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr. Kaufmann isn't like anything I ever expected from a fertility doctor. The fact that he personally calls you late in the evenings after any failed treatment means the world to me, these aren't always short phone calls either. Although I am still going through this process, I have no doubt that Dr. Kaufmann is who I want to be treating me during this time.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
From what I have learned during the last 3 years - Dr. Kaufmann does everything in an appropriate manner for each patient. I've never felt like anything was out of protocol or an abnormal strategy.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
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7
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
The office staff [at Forth Worth Fertility] came across as unorganized and overworked often times. Don't expect anyone to remember your name or recognize you even after repeated visits.... There was a lot of change over [of nursing staff] during a year of being there. They designate certain nurses to certain types of treatment which is helpful.... My husband was referred to another specialist and it took four phone calls to get paperwork sent to this new doctor, after all forms were signed and verified. Payment amounts always varied without explanation.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
The office staff came across as unorganized and overworked often times. Don't expect anyone to remember your name or recognize you even after repeated visits.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It often felt like more of a business transaction than a relationship.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There was a lot of change over during a year of being there. They designate certain nurses to certain types of treatment which is helpful.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
I often felt like a number when I was being seen. He didn't remember our names either. I often had to remind him of things that were significant and have had several friends say the same about him. He's a kind man with compassion though.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Be sure to always ask questions. No question is a dumb question.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He concluded there was no concrete reason for us not being able to conceive on our own or with our three IUIs. He always called after the results came in and made sure our questions were answered.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
Thankfully our insurance covered most of our IUI expenses once our deductible was met.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The clinic [Fort Worth Fertility] and staff is very personable. It can take a bit of time to get your initial appointment, but the wait is worth it...Ashley was available to me at all times by email or the phone. She made sure all questions were answered and that medication refills were filled ASAP. She was also very compassionate and got to know me and showed me she had care and concern for her patients...Both the staff and Dr. Kaufman were always very available to me and knew every detail of what was going on.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
The clinic and staff is very personable. It can take a bit of time to get your initial appointment, but the wait is worth it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Both the staff and Dr. Kaufman were always very available to me and knew every detail of what was going on. Dr. Kaufman would be available at every appointment and even gave out his personal cell number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ashley was available to me at all times by email or the phone. She made sure all questions were answered and that medication refills were filled ASAP. She was also very compassionate and got to know me and showed me she had care and concern for her patients.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr. Kaufman had great bedside manner and was very honest with expectations. He made sure that I understood everything and gave me time to ask questions and voice concerns. He also made sure we understood all options and was not pushy in any way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Come prepared with questions because he will give you plenty of time to go over all questions and concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
$15,000
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Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
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Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
[The staff at Fort Worth Fertility] are all friendly but sometimes I felt that like they don't explain instructions fully and it feels rushed at times...[Dr. Kaufmann] sees a lot of patients but always remembers details about your life and asks how things are going.
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Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Kaufman is very personable. He sees a lot of patients but always remembers details about your life and asks how things are going.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are all friendly but sometimes I felt that like they don't explain instructions fully and it feels rushed at times
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr Kaufmann is very personable and outgoing. He makes you feel comfortable and makes you feel confident in the treatment course. I was really nervous the first appointment but he laid out all the information and made it seem less scary.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
I wish I would have brought a notebook to write information down. It can be overwhelming at first and you sometimes forget details.
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Doctor
Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Dr. Kauffman is wonderful! He has a fabulous bedside manner. He like to tell silly jokes to relax his patients, but he can also reassure you....Don't be afraid to ask anything at all. He has been through I feel twice with his wife, so is very compassionate. Kim [a nurse at Fort Worth Fertility] was amazing, she even answered my question via email after hours.
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Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Kim was amazing, she even answered my question via email after hours.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
He is awesome! Dr. Kauffman is wonderful! He has a fabulous bedside manner. He like to tell silly jokes to relax his patients, but he can also reassure you.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
Don't be afraid to ask anything at all. He has been through I feel twice with his wife, so is very compassionate.
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Robert Kaufmann
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Fort Worth Fertility
Fort Worth
Nursing
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