Sara Barton

CCRM Colorado

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolNYU
ResidencyHarvard
FellowshipHarvard
Denver
4600 Hale Parkway, Suite 490
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 355-2555
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Sara Barton to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 27.4
7 assessments
  • 57% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 29% 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 CCRM Colorado to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 111Neutral: 18Don't recommend: 288.5
158 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
7
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Based on a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, and a relatively good prognosis, we have not yet met very often with Dr Barton, but in our few interactions she seemed caring, determined to put us on a path towards live birth and seemed to handle my course of treatments through the 3 IUIs as I expected...Her "bedside manner" gave me the sense that she truly cared about our personal infertility journey, how it impacts us from a whole-person (not just physical) perspective, and that she wanted to see us succeed.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
Based on a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, and a relatively good prognosis, we have not yet met very often with Dr Barton, but in our few interactions she seemed caring, determined to put us on a path towards live birth and seemed to handle my course of treatments through the 3 IUIs as I expected.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
She makes me really comfortable discussing the tough topics related to infertility.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Her "bedside manner" gave me the sense that she truly cared about our personal infertility journey, how it impacts us from a whole-person (not just physical) perspective, and that she wanted to see us succeed.
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did ovarian stimlation with clomid (100 mcg) for 3 cycles on cycle days 3-7. Beginning with Ultrasound to check for cysts prior to beginning medication each cycle. Follicle check ultrasounds on approx cycle day 10-12. Triggered ovulation with Ovidrel for IUI scheduled 36 hours after trigger. Semen collection was scheduled for 2 hours prior to IUI. When lining was less than 7mm at follicle check, vaginal Estrace was given to help with uterine lining, and continued until 2 weeks after ovulation. No pregancy was achieved through these 3 cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I really appreciated having one.l nurse assigned to me that was familiar with my face and case. However, Erica left CCRM during my treatment and I was reassigned. Some of the nurses made the IUI procedure more comfortable than others. I especially liked the nurse that used IUI with sonogram to help guide.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
They are very responsive and helpful with all of your questions and concerns. I was treated like my case was very important the entire time I was being treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Barton.
Approximately $1,000 per IUI cycle including all medications (nothing covered by insurance). Diagnostic work and appointments with dr were also around $1,000.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
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10
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
[Dr. Sara Barton] is more than willing and able to answer questions...We also did treatment for endometriosis for the fourth cycle. Although we weren't able to fully test for endometriosis, due to an abnormal ovulatory schedule, we treated it prophylactically and it worked! We also considered an endometrial receptivity testing but did not end up doing that test due to timing and other issues. The other treatment that was generally helpful was a hysteroscopy to scratch up the lining prior to the transfer. This seemed to make a difference on the times when the embryo implanted versus when it didn't.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
Sara is patient, kind, but extremely good at her job - the perfect balance of amazingly smart, but with the human touch that is hard to find in a medical professional. She took time to explain things thoroughly. We were kind of a challenging case, and she was skilled at finding solutions and new ways to navigate our infertility issues. She was collaborative and always listened to what we wanted while gently offering suggestions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
Sara is more than willing and able to answer questions - don't hesitate to reach out if something seems unusual or different or if you just need reassurance.
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We underwent 4 FET cycles, although our embryos were retrieved at a different facility (not CCRM). The first and second cycles were unsuccessful, but the third resulted in a pregnancy, only to find no heartbeat at 6 weeks. The fourth was successful. For 1-3, we only transferred one embryo. For cycle 4, we did two. We also did treatment for endometriosis for the fourth cycle. Although we weren't able to fully test for endometriosis, due to an abnormal ovulatory schedule, we treated it prophylactically and it worked! We also considered an endometrial receptivity testing but did not end up doing that test due to timing and other issues. The other treatment that was generally helpful was a hysteroscopy to scratch up the lining prior to the transfer. This seemed to make a difference on the times when the embryo implanted versus when it didn't.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Katie, as a provider, is great. Empathetic, thoughtful, responsive and supportive. Appreciated the ability to send a message to your nurse online via a portal versus trying to call and always having to leave a message.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM is exceptionally skilled at what they do. They have an excellent reputation globally and are a well oiled machine. The doctors and nurses I worked with were fantastic. Paperwork is sometimes a challenge (thought you had signed all but then turns out you didn't). The only other downside is the business office is hard to get ahold of at times but they started using e-mail which was much easier than playing phone tag. I think the strengths are their expertise, proven outcomes and resources - as well as their people.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Barton.
I want to say that the transfer only was in the ball park of $7K, not including prescription medication.
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
Dr Barton took the time to review our options and discuss our diagnosis with us. I was lucky enough that I had Dr Barton on the day of transfer and she made me feel at ease and explained what was occurring...Dr Barton takes the time to answer your questions, I never once felt rushed when I was meeting with her...Was on CCRM protocol 3 (no BC, primed with cetrotide). Had a diagnosis of DOR, so drugs were increased over the stim period as expected. Husband has a small morphology problem so we did ICSI and IMFI. Resulted in 5 embroyo's, and currently 28 weeks with twin girls.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
I came to Dr Barton and CCRM after failed IUI's and feeling less than important at another local Denver clinic. I don't think we were a typically challenging case for CCRM, but Dr Barton took the time to review our options and discuss our diagnosis with us. I was lucky enough that I had Dr Barton on the day of transfer and she made me feel at ease and explained what was occurring.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
Even though she hasn't been at the clinic a long time, give her the chance to be your doctor. There is a reason she's at one of the best clinics in the US and is easy to get appointments with!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Barton takes the time to answer your questions, I never once felt rushed when I was meeting with her
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Was on CCRM protocol 3 (no BC, primed with cetrotide). Had a diagnosis of DOR, so drugs were increased over the stim period as expected. Husband has a small morphology problem so we did ICSI and IMFI. Resulted in 5 embroyo's, and currently 28 weeks with twin girls.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The entire nursing staff at CCRM, including lab people are awesome - and really what make CCRM. You will rarely if ever talk to your doctor, and don't expect them to be the one to do your procedures as they rotate through. However, each and every nurse or lab were awesome to be with. After seeing them day after day during stims you start to build a great relationship.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
The billing and back office is horrendous. If it weren't for my near constant follow up, I don't think we would of been paid back or gotten proper claims to insurance. Furthermore, check your insurance policy - CCRM has a "policy" to require prepayment, or what they think your co-pay amount is (even if you've met your deductible and out of pocket max) and in same cases is outside of their contract with the insurance company. Causes a lot of additional work when you're already dealing with the emotional side of getting pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Barton.
With medication, and procedures (including one day workup), we spent just under $35K for one IVF cycle. We are local and did not have added travel costs with that.
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
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1
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
1
Dr. Barton is overall kind and direct. She seemed to remember me and my case fine. She expressed her condolences for our difficult year of recurrent early miscarriages...is a very smart doctor. She was not the right doctor for us as we do not want information shared in an overly blunt manner. Infertility is hard enough. We left multiple appointments confused and feeling very hopeless. As a couple in our late 20s with unexplained infertility, there should be a lot of room for hope and varying options of treatment.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
1
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
Dr. Barton is a very smart doctor. She was not the right doctor for us as we do not want information shared in an overly blunt manner. Infertility is hard enough. We left multiple appointments confused and feeling very hopeless. As a couple in our late 20s with unexplained infertility, there should be a lot of room for hope and varying options of treatment.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
I wish I would have looked up more reviews before having Dr. Barton as my doctor. Once you select a doctor at CCRM, you cannot change. As other reviews state, Dr. Barton is incredibly direct. I selected a female doctor as I felt they would be able to relate more but I was left wishing for more bedside manner. Some patients may view her directness as an asset and prefer it but it was not the right fit for us.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Barton is overall kind and direct. She seemed to remember me and my case fine. She expressed her condolences for our difficult year of recurrent early miscarriages.
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Barton did a full workup of tests. I was put on Progesterone Supplements following positive OPK.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I really loved how I was always able to talk with a nurse when I called, even if mine was unavailable. The nurses were all very kind and helpful. It was clear they could look up my case and talk through it on the phone which was very helpful. I was able to email or call.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM is a gigantic practice. People come from all over the country to visit it. However, there are other great practices in Colorado that people from all over the country also come to. They are an IVF machine and have great success rates. I'm glad we left as we were able to find a great practice that is a bit smaller and more personal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Barton.
Our general testing was about $1500 in blood work. Each ultrasound was $300. My first visit with Dr. Barton was $250 and my re-group was included in our package.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, None
9
She was Very nice and polite. She was helpful and provided all the info I asked for. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know. Had a very successful transfer because of her. She told me that we had a high chance of success with my embryo and we did...I just did transfers with dr. Barton. We used BCP, minivelle patches and PIO shots. A pretty typical protocol which worked for me the first time and worked again for me with the transfer Dr. Barton did
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, None
9
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
She was Very nice and polite. She was helpful and provided all the info I asked for. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know. Had a very successful transfer because of her. She told me that we had a high chance of success with my embryo and we did
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
This is not specific to Sara barton- but I would always make sur to bring a notebook to write down notes....because you think you will remember- but you just always forget!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is very sweet. I felt that she had thoroughly looked at my file. I would recommend her to anyone
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I just did transfers with dr. Barton. We used BCP, minivelle patches and PIO shots. A pretty typical protocol which worked for me the first time and worked again for me with the transfer Dr. Barton did
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was great! The nursing staff was always on top of it! I never had any issues. And Ruby who does the blood draws is PHENOMENAL. I love her so much!
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM Is the best. Their lab is 2nd to none. Their business office isn't the most put together .....but I didn't find it that bad (not at all so bad that I wouldn't go to. CCRM). I 100 percent believe CCRM is the only place in he world that would have got me my baby. I send all my friends here. Yes- other clinics may be cheaper....but In the long run you will save money by not wasting money at subpar clinics
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
We were told we would never be able to have children and Dr Barton and her staff made our dreams come true on our first round of IVF. She was able to combine tradition medicine with acupuncture!... We have never received such amazing personal care before meeting Dr. Barton and the staff at CCRM. The entire process we felt like we were their only patents.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
We have never received such amazing personal care before meeting Dr. Barton and the staff at CCRM. The entire process we felt like we were their only patents. Amazing amazing amazing care and support!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton?
We were told we would never be able to have children and Dr Barton and her staff made our dreams come true on our first round of IVF. She was able to combine tradition medicine with acupuncture! She is an amazing doctor and have her to thank for making us become partners!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We have never received such amazing personal care before meeting Dr. Barton and the staff at CCRM. The entire process we felt like we were their only patents. Amazing amazing amazing care and support!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Both Gina and Amy followed us through our entire journey. they called daily with test results and were so supportive through everything. Even with some little set backs they were their for us! Always with a smile and supporting words!
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
The clinic was always clean, updated with the newest features and all the staff was very friendly and pleasant!
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Lone Tree
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6
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
10 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
She [Dr Barton] has been friendly and informative...The clinic [Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine] was always very helpful and did their best to accommodate scheduling. They were good about explaining everything so you could understand.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Sara Barton?
She has been friendly and informative
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Theyre ability to draw numerous vials of blood easily
Describe your experience with Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was always very helpful and did their best to accommodate scheduling. They were good about explaining everything so you could understand.
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Doctor
Sara Barton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine
Omaha
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