Barry Donesky

Fertility Center of Chattanooga

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Medical SchoolLoma Linda U.
ResidencyLoma Linda U.
FellowshipU. of Maryland Baltimore
Chattanooga
7407 Ziegler Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
423.899.0500
Knoxville
10413 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.692.3433
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Barry Donesky to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 11%8.9
19 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.2
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
7.6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Center of Chattanooga to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 92%Don't recommend: 8%9.2
26 assessments
  • 92% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
19 assessments
10
10
Age
35 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
10
He [Dr. Donesky] has been open to try new things and very knowledgeable. I know he is as frustrated with my body and results as I am and I know he wants to see me come through with a baby. He has at times given me some of the medicine I needed because at this point we have spent everything we have and we appreciate that so much!... First I ovulated so that cycle was cancelled and the next cycle we used lupron no embryos made it to blast. Next cycle 3 made it to blast but they all had a missing chromosome so we didn’t transfer any.
They [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] are caring and very communicative. They will bend over backwards to help you in any way. You will never feel like a number. They respond quickly to portal messages. They will pray with you, cry with you, and encourage you when you need it most.... ivf was at least 14,000 with meds almost 20,000 per try. Each embryo transfer was 3,700 meds around 2,000
Age
35 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He has been open to try new things and very knowledgeable. I know he is as frustrated with my body and results as I am and I know he wants to see me come through with a baby. He has at times given me some of the medicine I needed because at this point we have spent everything we have and we appreciate that so much!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is for you and will do everything he can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Most of the time a human. They really do care. When I have grieved a loss they have too...
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
First I ovulated so that cycle was cancelled and the next cycle we used lupron no embryos made it to blast. Next cycle 3 made it to blast but they all had a missing chromosome so we didn’t transfer any. Then we tried transferring a donor embryo that ended in a blighted ovum, the next one took but we lost the pregnancy at 17 weeks, a little girl. This last one we used an autoimmune protocol that included metformin, prednisone, Intralipids, Neupogen, and letrazole. This one we got a negative beta. All cycles included lovenox, estradiol, progesterone in oil and baby aspirin.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are All awesome! Many have prayed with me and cried with me through my loss. They always respond quickly to any messages I send through the portal and go to great lengths to try and get medicines covered by my insurance.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They are caring and very communicative. They will bend over backwards to help you in any way. You will never feel like a number. They respond quickly to portal messages. They will pray with you, cry with you, and encourage you when you need it most.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Trying to remember seems like ivf was at least 14,000 with meds almost 20,000 per try. Each embryo transfer was 3,700 meds around 2,000
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
He is open to whatever but recommends only transferring one.
10
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Barry Donesky
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10
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
10
10
With my previous surgeries and procedures, he [Dr. Barry Donesky] took all that in 5o consideration, after looking over my history he decided to do the clomid challenge and it was to check the quality of my eggs. Also a throyid panel and vitamin d panel. We also did a seman analysis to check his quality of sperm since we are moving into ivf... He was very warm. He explained everything very well. I could tell he wanted to do everything he could to get me pregnant, seeing everything I have been through previously with other doctors. I could tell he definitely takes pride in his work. I just really felt like he was there to help me
From my first appointment [at Fertility Ctr of Cattanooga], all of the staff were very helpful, patient and nice. My first appointment I spent over an hour on the nurse practitioner office just talking about everything they do, how they do it, why they do it. She listened and answered every question I had.... And they only see 18 couples so you may have to wait.... They only do frozen transfer and will plant as many as 3.
Age
31
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was very warm. He explained everything very well. I could tell he wanted to do everything he could to get me pregnant, seeing everything I have been through previously with other doctors. I could tell he definitely takes pride in his work. I just really felt like he was there to help me
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was awesome in doing everything ti make sure I was healthy, my partner was healthy. Just be patient, it's a long process. And they only see 18 couples so you may have to wait.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
From my first appointment, all of the staff were very helpful, patient and nice. My first appointment I spent over an hour on the nurse practitioner office just talking about everything they do, how they do it, why they do it. She listened and answered every question I had.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
With my previous surgeries and procedures, he took all that in 5o consideration, after looking over my history he decided to do the clomid challenge and it was to check the quality of my eggs. Also a throyid panel and vitamin d panel. We also did a seman analysis to check his quality of sperm since we are moving into ivf
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Mary katherine )
I will admit my first visit was stressful and it seemed unorganized but she didnt have my medical records of everything I've been through so she told me she is used to getting patients with no previous care so she knows where to start. But she talked me all through the process of what their clinic does. She drew pictures. She was great
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They clinic is in a building with a bunch more. The clinic is really nice. Inmost love that they do everything in house. Such as the bloodwork, the ivf process. You dont have to go to an hospital or anything. It's all in house
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have insurance that helps me alot. I had to pay 117 for just my first visit. With the clomid challenge and my diagnostics I paid around 150. They offer different packages with ivf but like I said my insurance is helping
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They only do frozen transfer and will plant as many as 3.
10
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Barry Donesky
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10
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Fertility Center of Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
Dr. Donesky is wonderful. I went in knowing that based on my diagnosis he would likely recommend donor eggs. He did and I said that while I wasn’t against it, I needed to try with my own eggs first. He immediately agreed and jumped into beginning a cycle to retrieve my eggs.... I did a micro dose lupron flare protocol with an hcg trigger. Beginning in day 4 after starting the protocol, I had blood work and ultrasounds every other day, and then eventually daily.
This clinic [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] is wonderful. The lobby, exam rooms, and pre/post op areas are all soothing and nice. The staff is wonderful. I feel like I’m great friends with the phlebotomist. They see patients on Saturdays and sundays and treat you with kindness and respect.... They know your name, know your story, and answer any and all questions. They are caring and compassionate.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is wonderful. I went in knowing that based on my diagnosis he would likely recommend donor eggs. He did and I said that while I wasn’t against it, I needed to try with my own eggs first. He immediately agreed and jumped into beginning a cycle to retrieve my eggs. He is funny and relaxed, but also does a tremendous amount of research and keeps up with what is happening in the world of infertility. He’s been so wonderful for my husband and I.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
To not be afraid to ask questions. He will answer them. And know that he will do his best to set you at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky created a treatment plan for our exact issues, which differed from their standard protocols. He has always been up front with expectations and always answers every single question I have.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I have a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve. I did a micro dose lupron flare protocol with an hcg trigger. Beginning in day 4 after starting the protocol, I had blood work and ultrasounds every other day, and then eventually daily. I stimmed for 10 days, as I had a few slow responding follicles. I did not have a fresh transfer, and we did PGS testing. For frozen transfer, I wore estrogen patches, and took progesterone injections. After transfer I continued the patches and did oral and vaginal progesterone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The entire staff is amazing. They know your name, know your story, and answer any and all questions. They are caring and compassionate. Several prayed with me, which meant the world to me. I should add that they asked if I would like to pray and were not at all pushy about it.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic is wonderful. The lobby, exam rooms, and pre/post op areas are all soothing and nice. The staff is wonderful. I feel like I’m great friends with the phlebotomist. They see patients on Saturdays and sundays and treat you with kindness and respect. When out FET didn’t work, everyone was so kind and sympathetic when we went for our follow up. They’re also extremely encouraging.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I paid a total of $18,500 for IVF, PGS testing of up to 8 embryos, and FET, including drugs (purchased from an outside vendor). The total paid to the clinic was $13,600, which included the stim cycle monitoring, egg retrieval, 2 massages, and one frozen embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
24
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
Dr. Donesky gives a lot of information in his meetings, but he is sure we understand what he means every time. ... Dr. Donesky was very careful when upping my dosage of clomid to prevent overstimulating my ovaries ... He performed a test to check for tubal blockages and has followed up with us anytime he is in the office. ... He has put me on a higher dose for a couple days longer this go around and we are hopeful it worked as it was supposed to this round as well.
Anytime I have a concern I can message them [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] through the portal and they are genuinely happy to answer and never have made me feel like just another patient. They call me by name as soon as I walk through the door and are so sweet and considerate every single time we have to go for something. ... now we pay $1075 for a package with IUI which includes the ultrasound, hcg test, progesterone test, and the procedure itself
Age
24
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky gives a lot of information in his meetings, but he is sure we understand what he means every time. He draws us pictures demonstrating what he is talking about and when I had a mix up with my medication I called his personal phone number and left him a message and he called back and fixed it within 10 minutes. He performed a test to check for tubal blockages and has followed up with us anytime he is in the office. He travels back and forth from Chattanooga and Knoxville so he’s only available in Knoxville on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but he is so sweet and genuinely cares.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
If you want to see him consecutively, be prepared to drive out to Chattanooga. He is 100% worth it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Anytime I have a concern I can message them through the portal and they are genuinely happy to answer and never have made me feel like just another patient. They call me by name as soon as I walk through the door and are so sweet and considerate every single time we have to go for something.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr. Donesky was very careful when upping my dosage of clomid to prevent overstimulating my ovaries. He has put me on a higher dose for a couple days longer this go around and we are hopeful it worked as it was supposed to this round as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Mary Katherine)
She is a nurse practitioner and she is absolutely amazing. She is so quick to respond and answer any questions we may have and she also treats you like a human and not a paycheck.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They have a portal to communicate through. The office in Knoxville is somewhat hard to contact through phone but I have always received an answer very quickly (typically within an hour) through the portal. They have an emergency line you can call and you can also leave dr. Donesky a message and he will return it ASAP. They have to send off some blood work but they do a lot of testing in office as well, such as progesterone checks, HCG, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
We paid a $60 copay every visit, but now we pay $1075 for a package with IUI which includes the ultrasound, hcg test, progesterone test, and the procedure itself
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
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7
9
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
7
9
My only issue is that when I first went to the clinic, my FSH level came back at 13.9 (very high, and very close to considering donor eggs). I am only 25, so Dr. Donesky thought that it made more sense to take the risk and attempt a cycle with my eggs rather than discuss donor eggs. The first cycle, we ended up with 16 eggs (after having over 20 follicles on each ovary). We only ended with 4 embryos. We decided to do a second retrieval, and still again were not advised of the possibility of using donor eggs. After the second retrieval, we got 21 eggs, but all of them deteriorated the very next day, and we were left with zero embryos. I feel as though if we had used donor eggs from the beginning, we would've saved time, money, and heartache, and could potentially have our baby by now. I wish all options would have been discussed, regardless of my age, since my FSH was so close to the borderline of only using donor eggs.
The nursing/clinic staff [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] were absolutely amazing. You are in contact with them constantly and they are always available to answer questions. I can't tell you how many times they would respond on Sundays, late evening hours, etc. They were absolutely amazing...This clinic has amazing communication skills, wonderful staff, etc. I would definitely recommend this clinic and its doctors to anyone. However, I would advise anyone to do their research and make educated choices with anything pertaining to fertility treatments no matter what doctor they go to.
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
7
9
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was wonderful as far as being very open about risks, procedures, etc. My only issue is that when I first went to the clinic, my FSH level came back at 13.9 (very high, and very close to considering donor eggs). I am only 25, so Dr. Donesky thought that it made more sense to take the risk and attempt a cycle with my eggs rather than discuss donor eggs. The first cycle, we ended up with 16 eggs (after having over 20 follicles on each ovary). We only ended with 4 embryos. We decided to do a second retrieval, and still again were not advised of the possibility of using donor eggs. After the second retrieval, we got 21 eggs, but all of them deteriorated the very next day, and we were left with zero embryos. I feel as though if we had used donor eggs from the beginning, we would've saved time, money, and heartache, and could potentially have our baby by now. I wish all options would have been discussed, regardless of my age, since my FSH was so close to the borderline of only using donor eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Do your research, but I would give this advice for ANY doctor. Know your options before trusting any doctors opinion. Know the normal levels of all your hormones, and what high/low numbers could mean. Ask your doctor about these levels if they seem to be abnormal. I wish I had asked more questions and pushed for different options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I felt like a human because Dr. Donesky took the time to accurately explain everything to me, answer any and all questions, and was always extremely friendly. I felt most cared for after my first egg retrieval, he felt as though I was at risk for OHSS, so he called me personally on my way home to check on me and see how I was feeling, and to tell me that he prescribed me some medication to take to prevent OHSS.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
My first cycle was pretty traditional, we used cetrotide to prevent ovulation. However, I ovulated on the last day, early, and we had to cancel the cycle after 13 days of injections. We switched to a long lupron cycle for the next two cycles which worked much better for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing/clinic staff were absolutely amazing. You are in contact with them constantly and they are always available to answer questions. I can't tell you how many times they would respond on Sundays, late evening hours, etc. They were absolutely amazing.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic has amazing communication skills, wonderful staff, etc. I would definitely recommend this clinic and its doctors to anyone. However, I would advise anyone to do their research and make educated choices with anything pertaining to fertility treatments no matter what doctor they go to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
We had significant insurance coverage for our first cycle, so the cost was less. However, it seemed pretty in line with that national average from the research I've done.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Due to my high FSH levels, my doctor was okay with us transferring two embryos.
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Barry Donesky
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
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9
9
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
9
Our treatment plan [with Dr. Doneski] was to have the Femvue or HSG done after labs. After the Femvue, Dr. Donesky felt a round of Clomid with trigger shot and IUI would be the first step. He believes in doing 3 IUIs and then, moving to IVF if the IUI do not work...Dr. Donesky was very knowledgeable. At our very first appointment, he explained and drew a diagram of how PCOS effects fertility. He was very positive and upbeat. He listened to our concerns and answered our questions. He explained a treatment plan by our 2nd appointment.
Taryn and all the other ladies [at Fertility Center of Charranooga] are wonderful. I communicate with them via an app called eIVF. They respond within a couple of hours. When I needed prescriptions, they processed them for me through my pharmacy. During procedures, Taryn was positive and checked on me to make sure I was doing okay...They explained everything up front. I am a planner and like having a rough draft of a plan. I have not seen any weaknesses with this clinic so far.
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
9
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was very knowledgeable. At our very first appointment, he explained and drew a diagram of how PCOS effects fertility. He was very positive and upbeat. He listened to our concerns and answered our questions. He explained a treatment plan by our 2nd appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Make sure that all your medical information is updated before seeing Dr. Donesky. Some of my medical records were not submitted before my first appointment with Dr. Donesky. Be current on pap exams. Dr. Donesky likes for one to be done every 2 years.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was very encouraging and positive. He made sure that we were doing what we wanted to do, not just what he suggested.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Our treatment plan was to have the Femvue or HSG done after labs. After the Femvue, Dr. Donesky felt a round of Clomid with trigger shot and IUI would be the first step. He believes in doing 3 IUIs and then, moving to IVF if the IUI do not work. I am currently still in the process of taking Clomid at this time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn )
Taryn and all the other ladies are wonderful. I communicate with them via an app called eIVF. They respond within a couple of hours. When I needed prescriptions, they processed them for me through my pharmacy. During procedures, Taryn was positive and checked on me to make sure I was doing okay.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic was a breath of fresh air for me. I had been going to the OBGYN for some infertility treatment. I always felt overwhelmed there. The Fertility Center is calming. Everyone is super nice. They are there for you and want to be part of your team. They explained everything up front. I am a planner and like having a rough draft of a plan. I have not seen any weaknesses with this clinic so far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They try to cover everything under insurance if they can (HSG and labs). IUI (Clomid induced) Trigger shot, ultrasound, and 1 hour massage was $1100. I am not sure of IVF costs yet.
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
I can't say enough about Dr. Donesky!! My husband and I were ready to give up on our dream of having a family. Our old clinic didn't treat us well and we felt very hopeless. I did some research and convinced my husband to drive 2 hours to meet with Dr. Donesky. He was extremely personable when we met with him. He had looked over our paperwork prior to our appointment and asked us what we were thinking and then suggested a detailed plan that took into account our past experiences and my endometriosis. He offered suggestions and ideas that I had never heard about before and backed it up with facts and studies. I felt like he always listened to me and genuinely cared about how I was doing, what I was thinking. He sees me at every single appointment and is very easy to talk to. I can't recommend him enough!!
Taryn [a nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was amazing!! She was very easy to get in contact with and was always supportive and compassionate.... I have stage 4 endometriosis and had 2 failed fets prior to seeing Dr. Donesky so he thought the endo may have been affecting the lining, not allowing the embryos to attach so I took Femara and birth control for a month. It was a protocol I had never heard of, but everything he said made sense and after doing my own research I decided it was a good idea. During that cycle I had an HSG where he diagnosed me with a uterine septum, something my other clinic completely missed. He removed the septum the following day. I also had an endometrial scratch during this cycle. After this cycle we began our fet cycle. I went in to get labs on day 3 and was given instructions on how to use the estrogen patches. 2 weeks later we went back to the clinic and they determined my lining was good so we scheduled our transfer. I went down to 2 estrogen patches (changing them every 3 days) at that point and started twice daily progesterone in oil injections. We transferred 6 days later and continued the PIO 2 times a day
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I can't say enough about Dr. Donesky!! My husband and I were ready to give up on our dream of having a family. Our old clinic didn't treat us well and we felt very hopeless. I did some research and convinced my husband to drive 2 hours to meet with Dr. Donesky. He was extremely personable when we met with him. He had looked over our paperwork prior to our appointment and asked us what we were thinking and then suggested a detailed plan that took into account our past experiences and my endometriosis. He offered suggestions and ideas that I had never heard about before and backed it up with facts and studies. I felt like he always listened to me and genuinely cared about how I was doing, what I was thinking. He sees me at every single appointment and is very easy to talk to. I can't recommend him enough!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
You will not be disappointed! Dr. Donesky is extremely intelligent and very personable. He will see you at every appointment and is very easy to get in touch with and talk to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is extremely kind and very intelligent. He always has a plan for us when we see him and goes into detail about what he recommends and why. I see Dr. Donesky at every single appointment. My first appointment after our consultation he did an HSG on me and diagnosed me with a Uterine Septum. I had been seen at my previous clinic for 3 years and they never found the septum. He talks to us and sees us at every appointment. It is a night and day difference between Dr. Donesky and our old clinic.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I have stage 4 endometriosis and had 2 failed fets prior to seeing Dr. Donesky so he thought the endo may have been affecting the lining, not allowing the embryos to attach so I took Femara and birth control for a month. It was a protocol I had never heard of, but everything he said made sense and after doing my own research I decided it was a good idea. During that cycle I had an HSG where he diagnosed me with a uterine septum, something my other clinic completely missed. He removed the septum the following day. I also had an endometrial scratch during this cycle. After this cycle we began our fet cycle. I went in to get labs on day 3 and was given instructions on how to use the estrogen patches. 2 weeks later we went back to the clinic and they determined my lining was good so we scheduled our transfer. I went down to 2 estrogen patches (changing them every 3 days) at that point and started twice daily progesterone in oil injections. We transferred 6 days later and continued the PIO 2 times a day
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
Taryn was amazing!! She was very easy to get in contact with and was always supportive and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It is a very small clinic compared to what we came from. We really liked the smaller feel of it and appreciated that everyone knew us. We also noticed that we didn't have the long wait times that we had with our former clinic. We truly feel like we are part of their family and not just a number
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
All of my tests were covered under insurance. We only paid for our PIO and the transfer itself, which I think was around $5000
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I think our doctor may have recommended transferring more than one embryo at this point, but given our history we were not interested in transferring more than one and they were very supportive about that
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Barry Donesky
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Center of Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Know that while he [Dr. Barry Doneski} is trying to be as cost understanding as possible that his main focus is why you are there- you are having trouble conceiving. He is not going to recommend a test just for the sake of testing but he will test alot to make sure he understands the problem and to decide on the best and most successful course of action...My husband was having male infertility issues when we first saw Dr. Donesky. Dr. Donesky took an initial sperm count and placed my husband on HCG. He retested and added Clomid to our regimen to make sure sperm and testosterone stayed high.
The nursing staff [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is amazing and remember the littlest details that make you feel great and comfortable...The clinic is really compassionate. The financial services ladies are amazing and understand that its a large amount of money you are paying. The staff talk in hushed tones which is nice because you don't want everyone overhearing how much you are paying or the problems you are having. The lab is great as well and make you feel at ease.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is great and we are blessed to have found him. Sometimes I feel like he thinks you understand but he is a little over your head but every time I have felt like that, he has reworded our treatment plan into words and actions I can understand. He draws alot to get his point across or for you to gain a better understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Know that while he is trying to be as cost understanding as possible that his main focus is why you are there- you are having trouble conceiving. He is not going to recommend a test just for the sake of testing but he will test alot to make sure he understands the problem and to decide on the best and most successful course of action.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky is amazing. He is always willing to answer your questions even if you feel like they are silly. He doesn't treat you like an appointment slot but a family member and has spent more time with us that our appointment allowed for before. He also emails you in the patient portal if he wants to communicate about your test results or follow ups if you can't take off from work.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
My husband was having male infertility issues when we first saw Dr. Donesky. Dr. Donesky took an initial sperm count and placed my husband on HCG. He retested and added Clomid to our regimen to make sure sperm and testosterone stayed high.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
The nursing staff is amazing and remember the littlest details that make you feel great and comfortable.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The clinic is really compassionate. The financial services ladies are amazing and understand that its a large amount of money you are paying. The staff talk in hushed tones which is nice because you don't want everyone overhearing how much you are paying or the problems you are having. The lab is great as well and make you feel at ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
For patients with no insurance, semen analysis was around $200 with strict morphology.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
He [Dr. Donesky] is helpful but might not volunteer the nitty gritty details unless you want to know exactly how things will go... recommended clomid plus IUI for me - clomid because I wasn’t producing strong eggs on my own, and IUI because the clomid thickens the cervical mucous and makes it more difficult for sperm to swim up. My husband had motility issues also, so IUI was an extra help for them to ensure all the bad swimmers were weeded out and placed exactly where they needed to be - bypassing the thick cm.
They [nurses at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] were always compassionate and understanding. I was open in expressing my worry about miscarriage and they reassured me as much as they needed to that things looked wonderful...the IUI procedure was around $1200 which included all intrauterine scans leading up to IUI...They offer patient pay discounts if your insurance doesn’t cover your procedure, so be sure to ask. Also be prepared for a wait time, sometimes we waited 30 min or so to be seen due to procedures going on etc.
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Before IUI, Dr. Donesky sat with my husband and myself answering all of the questions we had with great detail. He was genuine and helpful in adressing our fertility concerns. His goal clearly was to assess our specific fertility issues, explain to us what he thought was our issue, and how he would like to proceed to overcome our fertility obstacles to achieve a successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Don’t be afraid to ask all the questions you might have. He is helpful but might not volunteer the nitty gritty details unless you want to know exactly how things will go.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The nurses at the clinic were available on the portal for Messaging, replied quickly to any questions I had and always were happy to provide any answers and information I asked for. In addition, when my son was born, they invited us back to the office to receive his fertility teddy bear.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr. D recommended clomid plus IUI for me - clomid because I wasn’t producing strong eggs on my own, and IUI because the clomid thickens the cervical mucous and makes it more difficult for sperm to swim up. My husband had motility issues also, so IUI was an extra help for them to ensure all the bad swimmers were weeded out and placed exactly where they needed to be - bypassing the thick cm.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were always compassionate and understanding. I was open in expressing my worry about miscarriage and they reassured me as much as they needed to that things looked wonderful. They were always accessible via phone or the online portal and basically held my hand so to speak because I had so many questikbs and concerns. Despite how needy I was, they were absolutely fabulous and professional.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They offer patient pay discounts if your insurance doesn’t cover your procedure, so be sure to ask. Also be prepared for a wait time, sometimes we waited 30 min or so to be seen due to procedures going on etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Consultation was somewhere around $150 I think, and the IUI procedure was around $1200 which included all intrauterine scans leading up to IUI. There was also a trigger shot I had to order around $125 and the clomid meds were around $20, I think.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
No comments, didn’t apply to us
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
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10
10
Age
24
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
10
Dr Donesky is the first medical professional that I have seen that has treated me with the respect I feel I deserve from day one...It is not unusual for him to whip out a piece of paper and draw graphs and pictures while he talks
I cannot stress enough how amazing the communication lines are between the fertility center and patients. I can message Dr Donesky or his nurse any time through the patient portal and they respond diligently.
Age
24
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Well first of all, his name is spelled Donesky and on the autofill it is spelled incorrectly. I was referred to Dr Donesky by Dr Jay White, my obgyn. I started seeing him in April 2015 and it is July 2015 as I write this. My first appointment went well. Dr Donesky is the first medical professional that I have seen that has treated me with the respect I feel I deserve from day one. Most doctors, nurses, etc treat me like a little kid and talk to me like Im ignorant for at least the first two or three appointments just because I am only 23. Dr Donesky is kind without sugarcoating everything and he thoroughly explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. It is not unusual for him to whip out a piece of paper and draw graphs and pictures while he talks (and holy crap is he good at free-hand drawing graphs!) I cannot stress enough how amazing the communication lines are between the fertility center and patients. I can message Dr Donesky or his nurse any time through the patient portal and they respond diligently. I love that, as a third shifter, I can send them a message at 2am while it is on my mind and have a response waiting for me when I wake up later in the day. Lisa, the financial consultant is always awesome and she will do everything she can to help you finance your treatments. She has pointed me toward discount programs and lenders that I would probably never have found otherwise. I really love the Fertility Center and I would recommend Dr Donesky to anyone in the area looking for an RE.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Utilize the patient portal. It has all kinds of information and resources for you to use if you actually look at it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The care team at The Fertility Center has been awesome. Even Dr Bird's nurses recognize us and say hello whereas I have definitely felt like a number at other doctor's offices before. I actually feel like I know most of the people in the building on a personal level. I come in often for fasting labs and the technician in the lab always asks my husband and me where we are going to eat afterward because we once told her that we always eat right after we leave. Ive even had Dr Donesky's nurse Sandy ask about my cat when I had only mentioned him once. It's the small things.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Sandy)
The nursing staff in general is always really nice. Sandy is Dr Donesky's nurse and I can message her on the patient portal any time. She will sometimes respond to me as soon as she gets into work, before the clinic even opens. I see her every single visit and she is an absolute angel.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Nursing
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2
1
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
1
I had several tests done [with Dr. Donesky]. Most of my tests always had to be redone every time with no explanation. I was only offered IVF with frozen embryo transfer...Dr. Donesky was nice. He would explain things but when I would leave the office I would be told there was additional things I needed. He never remembered my situation it was always pretty clear that he was having to look it up while I sat there...Expect to only get answers through the portal.
Everyone [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] would act friendly or concerned for me. When I was in the office I received little to no answers. I was only able to get answers by messaging through the portal. If I called they would tell me to use to portal. I was told to do a lot of the things on my own. They left it on me to contact my insurance. When I was there I would be told I was good to go. When I was gone I would all of a sudden need more tests.
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
1
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was nice. He would explain things but when I would leave the office I would be told there was additional things I needed. He never remembered my situation it was always pretty clear that he was having to look it up while I sat there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Expect to only get answers through the portal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Everyone would act friendly or concerned for me. When I was in the office I received little to no answers. I was only able to get answers by messaging through the portal. If I called they would tell me to use to portal. I was told to do a lot of the things on my own. They left it on me to contact my insurance. When I was there I would be told I was good to go. When I was gone I would all of a sudden need more tests.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I had several tests done. Most of my tests always had to be redone every time with no explanation. I was only offered IVF with frozen embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was nice but they would consistently reply inappropriately to my portal messages. On occasion they would fail to reply at all.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I feel like this clinic could be a lot better. I feel as if my time here (over 2 years) has been drug out with meaningless tests. Every time I'm there I'm told how good everything looks and that I'm good to go. Later I am told of additional tests they want to repeat. I have spent more on testing then getting me pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
$15,000
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
2
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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3
3
Age
44
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
3
3
Strengths they [Dr. Doneski] listen well Weakness would be they don’t offer fresh transfer and they don’t offer many types of ivf other than one kind as well as they don’t use ivm or early retrieval When asked to make acceptions they don’t really tailor the plan there’s more or less a one way to do it for them however I feel they try their hardest to make that way work... Always talked to someone besides the dr didn’t see him often at all
Strengths it was always clean they [Fert Center of Chattanooga] seemed flexible with your wishes and on time Weakness would be they don’t explain to you how time consuming this is in the beginning often you can’t get ahold of the person you need to talk to and the money you spend you really should be able to do that...[nursing] Strengths they were prompt on the portal Weaknesses they never called you themselves and talked or even explained things they suggested you talk to the dr which of course costs money
Age
44
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
3
3
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Strengths they listen well Weakness would be they don’t offer fresh transfer and they don’t offer many types of ivf other than one kind as well as they don’t use ivm or early retrieval When asked to make acceptions they don’t really tailor the plan there’s more or less a one way to do it for them however I feel they try their hardest to make that way work
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Make sure you have money because it’s more expensive than most places and insurance probably won’t conver anything also after your first bet if you get pregnant it won’t be in our package any further and many tests aren’t and procedure either d
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Very expensive most contact was done through portal lots of added costs not in package. Always talked to someone besides the dr didn’t see him often at all
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Strengths they were prompt on the portal Weaknesses they never called you themselves and talked or even explained things they suggested you talk to the dr which of course costs money
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengths it was always clean they seemed flexible with your wishes and on time Weakness would be they don’t explain to you how time consuming this is in the beginning often you can’t get ahold of the person you need to talk to and the money you spend you really should be able to do that
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It all came to around 20,000 out of pocket including medications
3
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Nursing
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
I was able to book an appointment very easily and quickly. My diagnostic testing was smooth and well explained by him [Dr. Barry Donesky].... Have not had a full cycle there except for diagnostic. I had all blood panels done to check amh, progesterone, vitamin d and such. Vitamin d was low, this was never brought to my attention at previous dr. Had a saline hsg to check my tube to make sure it was clear still and it was. Took 100mg of clomid for the “clomid challenge” to see how my body responds and check my reserve.
Everyone [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is very kind and caring. Super friendly and encouraging.... I have found no weaknesses. They use a patient portal so keeping up with appts and medicine is easy. They are always ready to answer any questions I may have too. Getting my appointments scheduled is easy and quick.... ook 100mg of clomid for the “clomid challenge” to see how my body responds and check my reserve.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I was able to book an appointment very easily and quickly. My diagnostic testing was smooth and well explained by him. We had our consult for next steps and he was great at explaining why we should move from iui to ivf and made me comfortable and confident in this decision
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Be open minded
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Always spoke with me by name with knowledge to my case and situation
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Have not had a full cycle there except for diagnostic. I had all blood panels done to check amh, progesterone, vitamin d and such. Vitamin d was low, this was never brought to my attention at previous dr. Had a saline hsg to check my tube to make sure it was clear still and it was. Took 100mg of clomid for the “clomid challenge” to see how my body responds and check my reserve.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone is very kind and caring. Super friendly and encouraging.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have found no weaknesses. They use a patient portal so keeping up with appts and medicine is easy. They are always ready to answer any questions I may have too. Getting my appointments scheduled is easy and quick.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
We got a package cost for diagnostic bloodwork saving us hundreds. It includes my basics and the sperm analysis.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
His a respectable man, he [Dr. Doneski] explain everything clear and he talks to you Kind and honest.he try’s to help you as much as he can so you can become a parent. He makes your dream to be a dad and mom happen. He have a great experience. He have a good reference as a doctor. A lot of people recommended him... I don’t know yet what his going used for my second transfer I only have one embryo so he will try his best to help me get pregnant
Profesional they [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] care about patients they are easy to understand and comunícate, kind and help you have a good time while you are going tru a bad situation... Strengthen, clean and professional and also good environment to have your treatment done here they make you feel like they are family the staff is very kind and friendly. The doctors are professional and care about you. They help you with all concerns and questions you have they make your dream come tru to Ben mom and dad.
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
His a respectable man, he explain everything clear and he talks to you Kind and honest.he try’s to help you as much as he can so you can become a parent. He makes your dream to be a dad and mom happen. He have a great experience. He have a good reference as a doctor. A lot of people recommended him
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
None
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Respect and kidn
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I don’t know yet what his going used for my second transfer I only have one embryo so he will try his best to help me get pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Profesional they care about patients they are easy to understand and comunícate, kind and help you have a good time while you are going tru a bad situation
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengthen, clean and professional and also good environment to have your treatment done here they make you feel like they are family the staff is very kind and friendly. The doctors are professional and care about you. They help you with all concerns and questions you have they make your dream come tru to Ben mom and dad.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I’m not sure yet I haven’t what is going cost me for the second try egg transfer.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
One transfer only
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Donesky is a good blend of being smart/well educated and being compassionate. He has a light and jovial attitude and a positive demeanor. You feel like you can trust him and like he has your best interest at heart.... The doctor was very nice and took the time to speak with me about my concerns and he even asked me about more long term issues such as if I wanted more than one child and then explained to me a timeline based upon those wishes and my age and selected the appropriate treatment based upon what I wanted.
My nurse [at the Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was so very sweet! After the IUI, she politely asked if I would mind if she prayed. After I gave permission, she said a long and heartfelt prayer over my husband and I and our treatment. Whether religion is your cup of tea or not, it is not often you see a medical professional so invested in your positive outcome.
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is a good blend of being smart/well educated and being compassionate. He has a light and jovial attitude and a positive demeanor. You feel like you can trust him and like he has your best interest at heart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Don't be afraid, he is very calming.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The doctor was very nice and took the time to speak with me about my concerns and he even asked me about more long term issues such as if I wanted more than one child and then explained to me a timeline based upon those wishes and my age and selected the appropriate treatment based upon what I wanted.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
My nurse was so very sweet! After the IUI, she politely asked if I would mind if she prayed. After I gave permission, she said a long and heartfelt prayer over my husband and I and our treatment. Whether religion is your cup of tea or not, it is not often you see a medical professional so invested in your positive outcome.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Everyone is very nice. They even have a bowl of purple rocks that say "hope" on them for each patient to take. The room where the man goes to prepare his specimen is large and clean and private and comfortable and conducive to what needs to happen in there.
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
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10
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Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
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10
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr Donesky was friendly and upbeat. He gave us lots of information at each visit and remained optimistic even when prior doctors had been doom and gloom. He kept our concerns and wants in mind and didn't try to push us towards a treatment that we didn't want to do.... We were on follitism hcg ganerlix and a trigger shot. Later we used vivelle patches, estrace, endometrium, and pio
Susan the embryologist was the best. The clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is nice roomy and state of the art. There are private rooms for the men to use when leaving a sample away from the hustle and bustle of everyday clinic workings. Upon our pregnancy we received an early 3-d ultrasound.... The nursing staff was the highlight of our treatment. They were friendly upbeat compassionate and personal
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky was friendly and upbeat. He gave us lots of information at each visit and remained optimistic even when prior doctors had been doom and gloom. He kept our concerns and wants in mind and didn't try to push us towards a treatment that we didn't want to do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Study up beforehand and have a little faith.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The staff at the fertility center were very caring, empathetic, and friendly at each visit.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
We were on follitism hcg ganerlix and a trigger shot. Later we used vivelle patches, estrace, endometrium, and pio
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was the highlight of our treatment. They were friendly upbeat compassionate and personal
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Susan the embryologist was the best. The clinic is nice roomy and state of the art. There are private rooms for the men to use when leaving a sample away from the hustle and bustle of everyday clinic workings. Upon our pregnancy we received an early 3-d ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
We did a guarantee program that was around 27k. It would have been up to three retrivals and all transfers in order to get a live birth or your money back. Highly recommended.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Dr donesky prefers esets but was willing and open to transfer multiple embryos.
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Nursing
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I used clomid, without IUI [with Dr. Donesky]. Diagnostic blood work was also done. I had previously done 10 + cycles of Clomid and Femara with previous doctors, with 3 IUI’s...Compared to the previous physician I was seeing, I cannot say enough good things about Dr Donesky and his staff. They were all so polite, accommodating, understanding, and pleasant to work with... He was knowledgeable about his field, and gave us honest advice. I cannot think of any weaknesses he showed during my course of treatment.
This clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga-Knoxville] was amazing. They are equipped, organized and compassionate. The doctor and nurses take care of their patients. They are all knowledgeable. I cannot think of any weaknesses this clinic may have...[the nurses were] Polite, understanding, compassionate, non judgemental...I used clomid, without IUI [with Dr. Donesky]. Diagnostic blood work was also done. I had previously done 10 + cycles of Clomid and Femara with previous doctors, with 3 IUI’s...Compared to the previous physician I was seeing, I cannot say enough good things about Dr Donesky and his staff.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky, was polite, easily understood. He showed the utmost compassion. He was knowledgeable about his field, and gave us honest advice. I cannot think of any weaknesses he showed during my course of treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Listen to him. He is knowledgeable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Compared to the previous physician I was seeing, I cannot say enough good things about Dr Donesky and his staff. They were all so polite, accommodating, understanding, and pleasant to work with.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I used clomid, without IUI. Diagnostic blood work was also done. I had previously done 10 + cycles of Clomid and Femara with previous doctors, with 3 IUI’s.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Polite, understanding, compassionate, non judgemental.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic was amazing. They are equipped, organized and compassionate. The doctor and nurses take care of their patients. They are all knowledgeable. I cannot think of any weaknesses this clinic may have.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Under $500 for the services performed.
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Donesky is an amazing doctor who sits down with you and explains everything. I felt he cared about me and was not just a number in his office. ... We completed all testing and he explained our best chances for pregnancy was moving forward with IVF. Dr. Donesky always listens to you and explains everything in a way that you understand! ... Dr. Donesky uses different protocols based on the individual plan of the patient.
They [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] are so sensitive to the infertility issue and are always trying to help their patients anyway possible. Phone calls and messages are answered promptly for you questions. ... [nursing staff] Amazing and very responsive to any questions or concerns we have had. ... Dr. Donesky uses different protocols based on the individual plan of the patient.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky is a great doctor!! I knew from the first visit he would work with us and form a plan for future treatment. We completed all testing and he explained our best chances for pregnancy was moving forward with IVF. Dr. Donesky always listens to you and explains everything in a way that you understand!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Ask questions and Donesky will answer them all. You won’t feel rushed when you are with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky is an amazing doctor who sits down with you and explains everything. I felt he cared about me and was not just a number in his office.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr. Donesky uses different protocols based on the individual plan of the patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing and very responsive to any questions or concerns we have had.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The clinic and staff are the best!! They are so sensitive to the infertility issue and are always trying to help their patients anyway possible. Phone calls and messages are answered promptly for you questions.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Dr Donesky has not discussed this with us yet since we have not started IVF
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
Nursing
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10
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
He [Dr. Donesky] was very caring and made sure I understood everything before leaving his office...He is great he will explain everything and will run as many test as it takes to get to the root of the issue. Also he makes sure insurance will cover the testing...Due to have a ectopic pregnancy and a septate uterus he did a hsg to assure I could carry a baby and he started me on provera and I had to come in on cycle day 10 to have the hsg done
The staff [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was perfect the weaknesses are hard to pin point. Everyone is friendly...Taryn always answered every question I had through patient portal or in office she was very cheerful and always had a smile she had compassion in what she is doing...Our first visit we had a very friendly nurse and she was great she answered every question that she could. Dr. Donesky was very friendly explained everything to my husband to his understanding and made sure we knew risk.
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Our first visit we had a very friendly nurse and she was great she answered every question that she could. Dr. Donesky was very friendly explained everything to my husband to his understanding and made sure we knew risk.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is great he will explain everything and will run as many test as it takes to get to the root of the issue. Also he makes sure insurance will cover the testing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was very caring and made sure I understood everything before leaving his office
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Due to have a ectopic pregnancy and a septate uterus he did a hsg to assure I could carry a baby and he started me on provera and I had to come in on cycle day 10 to have the hsg done
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
Taryn always answered every question I had through patient portal or in office she was very cheerful and always had a smile she had compassion in what she is doing
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The staff was perfect the weaknesses are hard to pin point. Everyone is friendly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
At our point insurance covered everything we haven't chose which road we want to take on treatments
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Nursing
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