Ratings for Dr. Rachel K. Ashby
I did not have a positive experience with Dr. Ashby. The very first time I met her, I left her office in tears. I was overweight at the time and it seemed to be her sole focus. She told me she didn’t think they had a cuff big enough for my arm to take my blood pressure- I was mortified. I was a size 14- there was absolutely no reason for her to shame me like that. She also told me that if I continued on the path I was on and gained more weight (she actually said before I know if I would be 260) poundbs) that if I did have children I wouldn’t live long enough to see them grow up. At this point I should have walked out of her office and in hind sight I wish I did, but I was desperate for help conceiving and a part of me thought if a doctor is saying these things they must be true. I went through numerous IVF and IUI attempts with Dr. Ashby and finally parted ways after I became pregnant on my own but lost the pregnancy . Dr. Ashby showed no compassion for me and what I had been through. The best thing that ever happened was to leave her practice. I gave birth to a spontaneous miracle baby almost a year later. I am writing this review because I don’t want anyone to go through the pain I did.
I'm so grateful to Dr. Ashby for helping my husband and I finally get pregnant. She did not make us waste time doing procedures that we had a slim chance of conceiving and pushed straight to ICSI as we are of advanced age. Our IVF cycle worked 1st try and we have a beautiful baby girl. She is very knowledgeable, great bedside manner, and an even better sense of humor. I just scheduled an appointment to discuss expanding our family and possibly doing a frozen embryo transfer. Love her and can't wait to see her again and show her our lil girl
Dr. Ashby is the kindest, skilled, compassionate Dr. She has been so incredible to my husband and I through an impossibly challenging journey of miscarriage, IVF, and countless surgeries. I trust her so much and if I could give her 10 stars I would.
Dr. Ashby is excellent, kind, and knowledgable...I have such confidence in her care and think very highly of her. Some of the nursing staff that are connected to her in her Boston practice, though, are subpar (rude, unhelpful, and incorrect in the info that they give). If that aspect could shake itself out, the experience with her would be perfect.
I would agree that Dr Ashby takes a very clinical approach to patient care. While we felt that she was fairly warm and interested during our initial consultation, after that meeting we felt like a the care was uninterested at best. After our first try at IVF ended in an early termination in the hospital where dr ashby's office was domiciled and although dr ashby was present in the offices, she did not even come out of her office to consul or offer advice. Several days later Dr ashby called to apologize after we had politely called with concern and a desire to speak to the doctor. During our second IVF process, we pushed harder for some interaction. While she seemed slightly more interested, her care seemed forced. After the second IVF treatment, Dr. Ashby did not even wish us luck or best wishes while sitting behind a glass wall 20 feet away. Seemed oblivious to the situation or understood importance of the process or results to the parents. The nurses on the other hand, were caring and much more interested in our success! After success post the second IVF treatment, we expected some type of contact from dr ashby directly. Maybe a call to say congrats? Five days later we had a schedule call to discuss the next steps. It was clear on the next call that the "doctor/patient relationship" was over and onto an obgyn. When we asked Dr. Ashby for some doctors names from an introductory perspective, she did not have any reccomendations. We were left in the cold, as with most of the IVF process. If you prefer a doctor that has a positive bedside manner or is really interested in the well being of the patient, I would go a different direction.
Dr. Rachel K. Ashby's Credentials
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- Mercer University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1996)
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