Allison Rodgers

Fertility Centers of Illinois

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Michigan
ResidencyMetrohealth Med / Clev Clinic
FellowshipU. of Texas
Crystal Lake
5911 Northwest highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-356-7034
Lindenhurst
2592 East Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
847-356-0483
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Allison Rodgers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 5Don't recommend: 19.2
6 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% 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 Fertility Centers of Illinois to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83Neutral: 22Don't recommend: 258.3
132 assessments
  • 64% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr. Rodgers has personally called me on multiple occasions. She called me when I had to cancel an IUI cycle, she called me with my final fertilization report, and she shared personal experiences while I was miscarrying. I recently had a hysterscopy and D&C performed and she sat in bed with me to discuss my results. She also called me the next day to see how I was doing....Dr. Rodgers will give you a ton of information and tell you what she thinks is best for you, but she is also willing to discuss any research you may have discovered on your own. She definitely advocates for her patients and makes sure you are involved in your treatment plan. She generally answers questions you did not know you even had, but also make sure you ask the questions you do have.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
When I first met with Dr. Rodgers, I was extremely nervous because I did not know what to expect. However, she quickly put me at ease. She told me what she thought was going on, explained the process for figuring it out, and then made sure I had all of her contact information. Once I had a diagnosis and started the process she was very upfront about everything. She explained things in terms I understood and addressed any and all issues I had. After my first failed cycle, she called me personally to tell my beta hCG results were negative and discussed next steps. Each appointment we had with her she was incredibly informative and discussed our chances of success and what to expect. I think one of Dr. Rodgers' strengths is her compassion. She herself has been through the gamut of fertility treatment and because of this, she totally understands where each and every patient is coming from. I feel like I am thoroughly cared for by Dr. Rodgers and honestly could not ask for a better doctor to have to go through this journey with.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers will give you a ton of information and tell you what she thinks is best for you, but she is also willing to discuss any research you may have discovered on your own. She definitely advocates for her patients and makes sure you are involved in your treatment plan. She generally answers questions you did not know you even had, but also make sure you ask the questions you do have.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rodgers has personally called me on multiple occasions. She called me when I had to cancel an IUI cycle, she called me with my final fertilization report, and she shared personal experiences while I was miscarrying. I recently had a hysterscopy and D&C performed and she sat in bed with me to discuss my results. She also called me the next day to see how I was doing.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our first cycle was a timed intercourse and Letrozole cycle. I took Letrozole on cycle days 5-9. The rationale behind this was the fact that I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own. If I could ovulate, I could potentially get pregnant. Unfortunately, I began surging on my own with only a 14.5mm follicle so while I did the trigger shot, it did not produce a mature enough egg. I did not get pregnant this cycle. My second cycle we chose to do an injectable IUI cycle. The rationale behind this was that while I produced one follicle on Letrozole, it was not large enough. The injectables (Gonal-f) would hopefully produce a few mature follicles. Unfortunately, after 19 days of stimming, I had 10 follicles growing at the same rate. This cycle was cancelled. We finally opted for IVF. We used an antagonist protocol with Gonal-f, Menopur, and Ganirelix. I stimmed for eleven days. Days 1-4 I was on 200iu of Gonal-f. Days 5-10 I was on 150iu Gonal-f, 75iu Menopur and Ganirelix. Day 11 I was on 100iu Gonal-f, 75iu Menopur, and Ganirelix. Day 12 I triggered with 20iu of Lupron. Day 13 I had to add an hCG booster. On Day 14, I had 24 eggs retrieved, 16 of them were mature and 14 were ICSIed. We ended up with seven day 5 blastocysts and two day 6 blastocysts. This was a freeze all cycle as I have a rather high AMH and PCOS. In January we transferred one 2AA blastocyst and ended up getting pregnant. Unfortunately, this ended in a loss at 7w3d. I am currently prepping for a May FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber is definitely my go to. Whenever I have questions she is quick to e-mail or call me back with answers. She is incredibly compassionate and knowledgable. Her coordination with Dr. Rodgers is amazing and I always feel like I am getting the best care. At times I felt incredibly overwhelmed with the process, but Amber always put my mind at ease. She has made this journey tolerable and I cannot imagine having a better nurse to help me through the process.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Fertility Centers of Illinois is a large clinic, but they do have many smaller offices in the suburbs. Almost all of the blood work and ultrasound appointments, and meeting with Dr. Rodgers will be at your home office. Sometimes you may have to go to the River North location for an appointment or two, but that depends on the cycle you are in. For example, during IVF I had to have weekend monitoring appointments so I had to go to River North. Because it is a large practice, some procedures may not actually be done by Dr. Rodgers. My egg retrieval was performed by another doctor, but I never once felt my quality of care was compromised. Dr. Rodgers will try her best to make sure she can perform transfers and any surgeries you may need. We had a slight issue with the billing department because they did not send my husband's initial testing through insurance. Because of this, we had to pay out of pocket. Once they did send it though, they were very slow to issue a refund and would not issue it until my account was also paid off. We have finally received the refund, but that process took longer than expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
We are extremely fortunate to have excellent insurance coverage. Once I hit my deductible, I was only responsible for 10% of the total cost of fertility care. Each time I meet with Dr. Rodgers personally I have a $40 co-pay. Other than that I just pay the lab and ultrasound costs. With that said, this treatment still has not been cheap, but it has been incredibly affordable because of my insurance.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
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6
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
When we requested phone calls, she was cooperative but we had to spend the first part of the call reminding her of our journey thus far. I think she did the best she could but she just has to handle a lot of volume.
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers is full of energy and makes you feel comfortable right away. We liked her right away because she was so confident that she could help us. Because she has a lot of patients, it's hard at times to keep her full attention. This is the case from our first consultation throughout the next 3-4 months. When we requested phone calls, she was cooperative but we had to spend the first part of the call reminding her of our journey thus far. I think she did the best she could but she just has to handle a lot of volume. Her nurse Amber is her other half and while I adore Amber, there's only so much she can do with approximately 200 patients. My biggest frustration is the lack of follow up or communication. Their offices closed at 4pm or earlier on a regular basis and it was hard to get ahold of people to ask questions or to review your medications.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Have phone discussions with Dr. Rodgers on a regular basis. Her nurses are great, but it's nice to review next steps with the doctor and understand why she's prescribing what she is.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When we requested her attention she was there for us. The clinic as a whole has a lot of volume so it's easy to feel like a number and there's only so much the doctors and nurses can do to make you feel different. Amber, our nurse, worked very hard to communicate with us and she was lovely. We spoke to Dr. Rodgers about 2-3 times over a 5 month period. Again, once we requested to speak with her she was accommodating. My husband and I decided that although we feel like it's a cattle call at times, if it works, then GREAT! We are still in treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber works very hard to make a connection with her patients. She makes herself available after hours for calls and emails with patients in case you have any questions. She definitely made up for the lack or warm and fuzzies we got from the doctor.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Crystal Lake
Nursing
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Rodgers discussed diagnosis with us and always answered all of our questions; she called with every negative pregnancy test to discuss the next steps..... Letrozole and double IUI with estrogen support. During the first cycle, the letrozole (2.5 mg I believe) caused two great looking follicles to grow and the back to back IUI went perfectly. The estrogen support (Crinone) was added during the TWW. During the second cycle, the letrozole (same dosage) only caused one normal sized follicle, and Estrodiol, Crinone, and progesterone in oil (1mL) were all added during the TWW due to uterine lining not being think enough. For the third cycle, Dr. Rodgers doubled the dosage of the letrozole and we'll see if that helped the follicle size and count.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers always made us feel normal and excepted, and the compassion that she shows during every call helps us process the results. I prefer to focus on the next step and Dr. Rodgers helped us do that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
Ask every question you have, and don't be ashamed to ask.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rodgers discussed diagnosis with us and always answered all of our questions; she called with every negative pregnancy test to discuss the next steps. The staff took great care to learn our names and ask us about our lives outside of treatments. And every nurse is understanding and responsive both over phone and email.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We've only done two cycles so far, both were the same. Letrozole and double IUI with estrogen support. During the first cycle, the letrozole (2.5 mg I believe) caused two great looking follicles to grow and the back to back IUI went perfectly. The estrogen support (Crinone) was added during the TWW. During the second cycle, the letrozole (same dosage) only caused one normal sized follicle, and Estrodiol, Crinone, and progesterone in oil (1mL) were all added during the TWW due to uterine lining not being think enough. For the third cycle, Dr. Rodgers doubled the dosage of the letrozole and we'll see if that helped the follicle size and count.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber was wonderful and compassionate. She has also gone through treatments and has some of the same issues that I have and been successful. She is currently on maternity leave and Ashley is now my primary nurse since the start of the second cycle. Ashley is also great and always responsive.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Strengths: welcoming, compassionate, knowledgeable, comfortable Weaknesses: The first cycle can be tricky- if you don't ask questions they assume you know what's going on. Also, be aware of their payment process and policies. Talk to your nurse or the office manager about how much you might need to save and ways to find discounts.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
Treatments are expensive but I was lucky my insurance covered most of it, and now covers all of it after I hit my deductible. For reference, my deductible was just over 3000 and we hit that with a cycle and a half.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Highland Park
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Dr Rodgers is fabulous. She personally calls me during the treatment and meets with me to go through next steps. She listens to me and really tailors the treatment to me specifically.... She is very thorough when going over all the options. She is optimistic yet provides realistic expectations. She is very compassionate and seems to truly care about her patients. It would be nice to have a little more contact with her throughout the cycle, but the care from the nurse and clinic is top notch.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers seems to know what she is talking about. She is very thorough when going over all the options. She is optimistic yet provides realistic expectations. She is very compassionate and seems to truly care about her patients. It would be nice to have a little more contact with her throughout the cycle, but the care from the nurse and clinic is top notch.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
She is friendly and relatable.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers is fabulous. She personally calls me during the treatment and meets with me to go through next steps. She listens to me and really tailors the treatment to me specifically.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 we used letrozole, trigger shot and iui- this resulted in one mature follicle but ended in chemical pregnancy. Added estrogen part way through cycle and progesterone day 21. Cycle 2 letrozole trigger shot and iui. Began estrogen and progesterone earlier. Lining was thin so upped the dose of progesterone and estrogen. Ended in a negative. Cycle 3- getting ready to start this cycle. Letrozole with added metformin, and Gonal-f.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have a primary nurse. She always provides me with my results the afternoon of each visit. She is also available by email and always replies. She answers all of my questions in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The clinic had a variety of locations which is nice. For my main visits I go to a clinic 45 min from my home but for monitoring I am able to go to a clinic 10 min from my home. I wish that more services would b offered at clinic closer but I believe they are working on increasing the services! They are on top of your cycle so you do not feel like you are wasting any time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
I am out of pocket so it was 275 per cycle and 274 per iui.
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Lindenhurst
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
After a cancelled IVF and a failed IVF at another clinic, I was losing hope when I came to Dr Rodgers. She gave me hope, but also acknowledged our odds and that it wouldn't be easy. I was glad she was willing to give it her all on a hard case. I thought she was very up to date on all the latest research and took time to answer all my questions. I have a direct email for any questions, and she made sure to call multiple times throughout the cycle to check in since she wasn't scheduled the day of my retrieval or transfer. Even after a failure, I know she will help me have a child with either my eggs or donor.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
After a cancelled IVF and a failed IVF at another clinic, I was losing hope when I came to Dr Rodgers. She gave me hope, but also acknowledged our odds and that it wouldn't be easy. I was glad she was willing to give it her all on a hard case. I thought she was very up to date on all the latest research and took time to answer all my questions. I have a direct email for any questions, and she made sure to call multiple times throughout the cycle to check in since she wasn't scheduled the day of my retrieval or transfer. Even after a failure, I know she will help me have a child with either my eggs or donor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
She is great. After seeing 2 other doctors, and having consults with 2 more, I finally found the right fit with Dr. Rodgers. Schedule a consult with her, you won't regret it. I was worried about feeling like a number in a large clinic, but Dr. Rodgers and her nurse make it feel like a small clinic experience.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Rodgers is very compassionate, yet honest and straight forward. You can tell she gets it since she has gone through it. She called multiple times through my cycle to let me know she was watching things closely and called personally with my negative result. She also spent as long as we needed (over an hour) talking about options for next steps.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After previous attempts with Birth control/Antagonist and estrogen priming/microdose lupron failed, we did an estrogen primed and antagonist protocol with max stims. It was exactly what we needed. After getting only 2 eggs at my previous clinic, we were able to get 12 eggs (8 mature) and 2 embryos to day 5. Unfortunately it didn't work, but this was by far the furthest we had ever gotten.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber is excellent. She has been an FCI patient herself, so she gets it. She is patient and prompt when responding to questions.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
FCI is a large clinic, but Dr Rodgers and Amber give such personal attention. I had Dr. Marut for both my retrieval and transfer, and I really liked him as well. Overall I was very impressed with the facilities and everyone I have met there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
I have insurance that covers infertility up to a life time max after hitting a deductible and OOP max
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Crystal Lake
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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Dr. Rodgers is kind, enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated... I can tell when she is on the phone with me that Dr Rodgers is looking at my chart and reviewing my history, and sometimes she forgets the details and I have to remind her. She is on top of her game and is a great Dr, but these are just minor details that I've noticed...
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Allison Rodgers?
Dr. Rodgers is kind, enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Rodgers?
You have the best doctor in the practice!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
This is a popular doctor in a huge clinic network, so some of the impersonal-ness is to be expected. I can tell when she is on the phone with me that Dr Rodgers is looking at my chart and reviewing my history, and sometimes she forgets the details and I have to remind her. She is on top of her game and is a great Dr, but these are just minor details that I've noticed.
Describe the protocols Allison Rodgers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Rodgers was my second RE and based my first IVF protocol on my first IVF attempt. After two failed, cancelled long lupron cycles, an antagonist protocol with an hCG trigger worked for me. I am a difficult responder to stimulation, so I do not fault Dr. Rodgers in my failed cases. Each time we learned more about my body and I felt that she was dedicated to figuring me out. On IVF attempt #3 (with her), she was able to retrieve a healthy number of eggs without hyper-stimulating.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had several nurses working on my various IVF cycles. They were all extremely competent. The procedure nurses at the River North location were super comforting, sweet, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
It is a large clinic, so be prepared for lines at the River North office. The nice thing is that there are many branch locations for you to monitor and get labs at.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Rodgers.
Fresh IVF (without meds): ~$12,000 FET: $3,500
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Doctor
Allison Rodgers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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