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: 2Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 18
4 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% 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 CCRM Colorado to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 85Neutral: 12Don't recommend: 228.4
119 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 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
Operations
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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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Scheduling
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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
Nursing
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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
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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