Helen Kim

University of Chicago Hospitals

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Medical SchoolCornell
ResidencyBrigham & Women's Hosp
FellowshipBrigham & Women's Hosp
Chicago - Desplaines
333 South Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(773) 702-6642
Chicago - MD Ave
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-6642
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Helen Kim to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Don't recommend: 18
4 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% 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 University of Chicago Hospitals to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 3Don't recommend: 18
4 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
10
Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
She [Dr. Helen Kim] was always willing to collaborate on action plan when I needed more information. She was willing to consult with other doctors, and was supportive of myself and my husband... was thorough and kind. She explored all avenues regarding why I might not be getting pregnant, but always kept us moving forward. I felt informed and was a participant in my care. She called me back on the same day whenever I called with a question.
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Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Dr. Kim was thorough and kind. She explored all avenues regarding why I might not be getting pregnant, but always kept us moving forward. I felt informed and was a participant in my care. She called me back on the same day whenever I called with a question. She was always willing to collaborate on action plan when I needed more information. She was willing to consult with other doctors, and was supportive of myself and my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
It may take awhile to get in because they are a small practice, but it's worth the wait. Remember, one month is only one missed cycle. You will be glad you chose them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
The people who work in the UCM fertility office are the kindest, most caring group of health professionals. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking treatment in Chicago.
Describe the protocols Helen Kim used in your cycles at University of Chicago Hospitals and their degree of success.
She is analytical and conservative. She looks at all the data before coming up with a plan. She does not take a one size fits all approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Chicago Hospitals. (Assigned nurse: Gayle)
The team overall is extremely compassionate and responsive. I could always count on a prompt reply to a telephone or MyChart inquiry.
Describe your experience with University of Chicago Hospitals.
Their strength is that as a small practice they can give wonderful personalized care. It can be hard to get an initial appointment but once you are working with them they are extremely helpful with scheduling.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at University of Chicago Hospitals.
Monitoring was first come first serve. The longest I ever waited was 30 minutes but that was rare. I generally waited less than 15.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals.
I don't remember.
Describe Helen Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Chicago Hospitals.
I did PGS testing and frozen transfers and therefore she only wanted to implant one embyro which I was fine with.
10
Doctor
Helen Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago - MD Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
We've met with Dr. Kim twice in the very short time we have been seeing her. When we first met with her she spent almost two hours reviewing all of our results. She is very investigative as my husband's described. We have been given no real reasons for our infertility or two miscarriages and she seems like she is willing to do the work to find out why and to get us pregnant...I don't get the feeling she will sugar coat bad news so if you want the information in a very straightforward way then you will get it. If not, be ready for it...
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Dr. Kim is willing to sit down with you and have a conversation and review all past results and clearly explain your options. So far, we really like her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
I don't get the feeling she will sugar coat bad news so if you want the information in a very straightforward way then you will get it. If not, be ready for it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
We've met with Dr. Kim twice in the very short time we have been seeing her. When we first met with her she spent almost two hours reviewing all of our results. She is very investigative as my husband's described. We have been given no real reasons for our infertility or two miscarriages and she seems like she is willing to do the work to find out why and to get us pregnant.
Describe the protocols Helen Kim used in your cycles at University of Chicago Hospitals and their degree of success.
Since Letrazole plus IUI did get my pregnant previously with our first doctor and there was no reason discovered for my miscarriage she thought starting with that again made sense before graduating to IVF. First cycle, we moved forward with Letrazole plus IUI. We did not get pregnant. Second cycle, we did Letrazole plus an IUI. My lining was questionable so we also added Estrace before the IUI. Mid cycle now.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Chicago Hospitals. (Assigned nurse: Kathy)
Results are provided electronically via MyChart. I've spoken to the nurse when I had questions about the results and she was somewhat helpful.
Describe your experience with University of Chicago Hospitals.
Coming from FCI, this is so much smaller in a good way. You see the same people every time (for blood and ultrasound). Dr. Kim has also performed the IUI (when it was a holiday weekend).
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Doctor
Helen Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago - MD Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable about fertility. She gives you all possible outcomes and a plan of action before leaving her office to make u feel like there is an attainable solution. Dr. Kim is very thorough in reviewing your medical records and making sure all details are included in your chart...Ultrasounds and procedures to diagnose and treat fertility issues...Ask any and all questions you may have
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable about fertility. She gives you all possible outcomes and a plan of action before leaving her office to make u feel like there is an attainable solution. Dr. Kim is very thorough in reviewing your medical records and making sure all details are included in your chart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Ask any and all questions you may have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
The staff at the clinic greeted me by name and were personable and friendly as well as professionally.
Describe the protocols Helen Kim used in your cycles at University of Chicago Hospitals and their degree of success.
Ultrasounds and procedures to diagnose and treat fertility issues
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Chicago Hospitals. (Assigned nurse: Gary)
Learning patients names was a plus. It made me feel like i was more than a patient coming in for a procedure.
Describe your experience with University of Chicago Hospitals.
The clinic is very clean and welcoming. The rooms are designed for optimal comfort. The staff is very timely. You do not spend a lot of time waiting for your appointment to begin. You work with the same staff on a daily basis and they take time to get to know you and help ease the stress of on going procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals.
Because of my insurance plan, i had a very low co pay. i am unsure of the total cost
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Doctor
Helen Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago - MD Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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3
Age
32
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
I do feel that Dr. Kim and her staff cared about the outcome of my treatment but not that they were prepared to treat me individually or look beyond the standard reasons for what might be going on. After two miscarriages, they basically told me there wasn't anything else they could do for me and I should consult another doctor.
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Age
32
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Dr. Kim was very matter-of-fact and professional but not especially warm or compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
Do not expect warmth or compassion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Helen Kim at University of Chicago Hospitals?
I do feel that Dr. Kim and her staff cared about the outcome of my treatment but not that they were prepared to treat me individually or look beyond the standard reasons for what might be going on. After two miscarriages, they basically told me there wasn't anything else they could do for me and I should consult another doctor.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very nice but I did not get the feeling they knew me as an individual.
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Doctor
Helen Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago - MD Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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