Ratings for Dr. Eugene M. Stoelk
I have been a patient for over 3 years and have never had a bad experience. Dr Stoelk I'd very friendly and personable. He truly wants to help couples have children and as one of his patients I have experienced negative results which I believe effects Dr Stoelk as well as my husband and i. We finally got out good new and he was so happy. He is a very supportive Doctor.
Intro/Bio: I’m a 36 year old woman, super fluffy (250+lbs), healthy and active (rarely sick, no major or minor issues, actively workout 3+ times per week), diagnosed with completely blocked fallopian tubes I met with several fertility clinics in my search for the perfect fit. When I stepped into Northwest Fertility Center and met the team for the first time, it was truly love at first sight. Responsive, friendly, intimate: That was my first impression of their office. The office team was expecting me and in that first appointment (and every, seriously every, appointment thereafter) I never waited more than 5 minutes to get into the exam room. Friendly faces: Every person in that office is happy to see you and happy to be helping. It is a small team, so you will never wonder what new face you may see. The same 2 people did all my blood draws, picked up the phone when I called, helped me with scheduling and questions. During a time when so much is chaos and you feel really out of control, I can’t express to you how comforting it is to personally know your whole care team and know they honestly care about you and your results. DR Stoelk: At our first meeting he was so clear and open and understanding, I couldn’t believe it. All the other docs I met with treated me like a science experiment or continued to point out all the things I had “wrong” with me. But DR Stoelk was confident and realistic. He took the time at the intake meeting to go through the whole IVF procedure, risks, costs, timeline, etc. He asked questions to make sure I understood and was responsive to my concerns. Best of all, he actually communicated that he CARED about me as a person first and a patient second. And that didn’t stop after the first meeting. That care continued through our whole cycle. The excellent thing was that he was always the one doing all my procedures and ultrasounds. No rotating ultrasound tech, no waiting for phone calls, he was right there all the time, helping me through till the very end. Exams/Procedures: Wow, IVF is a tough road in the best of circumstances. If you add anything out of the box…it gets pretty dramatic pretty fast. I will always admire the team at Northwest Fertility Center for the challenge I presented them on my egg retrieval day. When faced with a less than perfect situation, DR Stoelk and his team jumped to action to change the game plan to ensure that we retrieved as many eggs as we could. All the while helping calm a terrified woman (me) that I was in confident and experienced hands. I can’t imagine any other DR responding as well as DR Stoelk did. It is truly due to his expertise that we were able to capture 5 little eggs. Cost: Fertility treatment is expensive; really really really expensive. Northwest Fertility Center has a dedicated team member who can help you with finances and options. We were certainly mindful of the cost…but like the outcome…don’t let that be your only determining factor. I will say that the way that Northwest Fertility Center bundles their meds and exams it is one of the most affordable clinics in town. Outcome: You can access all the statistics you want about all the clinics in town. But honestly that only tells half of the story. In my opinion, when it comes right down to it, going through any fertility treatment is going to be a gamble at best. Whether a clinic has a 60% positive response rate or a 40% rate…it is all still a huge margin for undesired outcomes. So in choosing my clinic I had to go deeper. I asked myself…who do I want to spend the next 3 months of my life with? Who do I want to come and see almost daily? Who do I trust is going to have MY best interest in mind? Who is going to care about me and what I am going through? Who actually cares about helping me build a family? None of those answers are in a data base somewhere. You have to assess them on your own. I earnestly feel that regardless of my outcome my review of this team would be the exact same. Luckily, I get to write this review being 9 solid weeks pregnant with stars in my eyes (and nausea on my tummy). In Summary: If you’ve read this far, that is awesome. I would choose DR Stoelk and the Northwest Team again and again and again. I was so sad that I had to leave them to transition to my normal OBGYN. But I will say I can’t wait to see them in a few years when we are ready to try again for a little brother or sister!
Dr. Stoelk helped us to get pregnant with our baby girl on the first round of IVF. We drove from Seattle because he came with such high recommendations from friends. He was friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. His rates were much better than his competitors. We would highly recommend him.
His staff is awesome but Dr.Stoelk is a mixed bag. I came to him based on top 5 RE and on how friendly and quickly his staff responded to my inquiries. I had to play phone tag w/other RE's. Our initial consultation gave my husband and I hope...I have PCOS and I am overweight (I HAVE PCOS). We went over a plan but everytime I pushed the date to start, he would delay treatment to buy time for weight loss. I dont get it! Why not be straight up and say "I refuse to treat you unless you lose weight". That way I can move on to a new RE. I didnt gain weight by laying on the couch, I gained weight because of PCOS. I work out weekly but I am still overweight!!! My OB/GYN never mentioned my weight as an issue, he said as long as I was healthy he would treat me but Dr. Stoelk just cares about his success rates instead of working with you. I get anxiety everytime I talk with him, he just makes me feel bad about myself for having PCOS.
I had seen another fertility specialist in portland, but went to Dr. Stoelk because he had earlier hours and was less expensive. His staff was friendly and he was more than knowledgeable. He helped me get pregnant on my first cycle with him. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Stoelk is more than excellent! Our expectations were met above and beyond. He was patient, very knowledgable, caring and truly made us feel like we were his only patients. I would recomend him 10,000 times over :) Derrick & Dodie Glover
Dr. Eugene M. Stoelk's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242 (Grad. 1980)
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- Coventry Health Care