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4545 E 9th Ave Ste 502, Denver, CO | Directions 8022039.731338 -104.934771
Neighborhoods: Southeast Denver, Hale
Terrible place. Just terrible. The staff is incompetent, they (nurses, insurance, front desk) do not return phone calls, which as a first time preggo lady was very frustrating. The midwives themselves are a far cry from a midwife and not at all helpful or seem to really know whats going on. The fact that you can't see them until you are 12 weeks along is a bit stupid. Please please please look into other options, I was with them for about 6 months, and it was honestly 6 months too long.
Where do I even begin? If you don't mind getting medical care at a place that's comparable to a 3rd world country, then you will be happy here. Not only was I seen by someone who wasn't even a doctor during my first visit, I didn't get a pelvic exam, or any other type of exam and was charged over $400. They did NO blood work. Nothing that warrants $400. I spoke with a nurse or someone for about 10 minutes and they confirmed my pregnancy. That was it. The woman at the front desk was incredibly rude. So was the woman who checked me out after my appointment. Go somewhere else!
not a fan of rose... – I went to Rose for my first pregnancy. Even though there is a history of miscarriage in my family, and I was considered of "advanced maternal age" at 38, they did not want to see me until after 8 weeks. I suffered a miscarriage at 10 weeks - I had never even been seen by anyone at the clinic. I was depressed, sad and angry. I realize that there was probably something wrong with the fetus making it nonviable, but I still wonder if they had examined me and done blood work, if the issue could have been prevented or I could have been emotionally prepared for the loss.
For my 2nd pregnancy a year later, I went ahead and went to Rose again despite my misgivings. I was not impressed over all. The waiting room was always full of noisy children and I was uncomfortable. I never got to see the same midwife more than once (and at least one was really rude). Many times, I was treated like a 3rd class citizen (I do admit that I had to request CHP+ because I had been unemployed and had trouble finding work due to the economy, however I have a college education and have been a productive member of society). I had to repeatedly request the cervical scan they said i would need at so many weeks (it took 6 extra weeks to get them to order it). I eventually transferred to an OB/GYN and am so very glad I did so.
I did like the nutritionist and the prenatal plus councilor that I spoke with several times. They were helpful and caring. Some of the nursing staff is wonderful - and I truly appreciate nurses!
They don't seem THAT bad to me! – I haven't physically been there yet, but when I called they were very helpful and friendly and answered all of my questions, told me to call back if I had any concerns at all. I guess we will see for sure when I go in in about a month
Changing Doctors!! – I have been going to Rose Midwifery for the last 7 or so months and I am finally going to switch clinics. I absolutely hate it there. They make me feel like I am in trouble. Like I am meeting with a probation officer or something. I have to see this counselor ever single time I go in there and she asks me all of these questions about my financial situation- if I can pay my rent, how well my fiance and I get along...like if i don't answer correctly, she is going to report me to social services. Every time I go in there I want to cry.
As far as the actual services go, I tried to get them to phone in an over the counter prescription for Zyrtec 4 times and they never bothered. Instead, they offered to give me a referral to another doctor and they never bothered to do that either. The midwives don't really give a crap about you, so don't expect to make any connections with any of them and when I asked to look at my medical file, they said I would have to pay $.10 a page for it and wait at least ten days. That is the only way you can look at your chart! I tried taking my chart off the door after I was checked in, and it was ripped from my hands! They take your blood, urine, baby's heart beat, ect. and never ever tell you any numbers. You never know why they are testing you or where the information is going! Its scary! I want to change clinics. I am not an accident waiting to happen.
Could be better – When I found out that I was pregnant with my 3rd child I sought out midwifery services when I discovered that my insurance hospital was Rose Medical Center. Having had midwives with my first two, I thought this would be a good choice. I found that:
1. The front office was extremely busy, and too busy to be warm and friendly as a first impression.
2. The waiting area is chaotic and appears to be a daycare with all of the patients who bring in their other noisy children.
3. There were too many midwives operating out of this office, not allowing for personal relationships to build with patients over the 9-month period. I want to know, and feel comfortable with the person delivering my baby.
I ended up having a miscarriage and scheduled my D & C with the head doctor, who made an assumption on his part that I was a medicaid patient. When I went to the Wolf building for my surgery, the head surgeon there also assumed that I had medicaid. My husband became irked at this 2nd assumption and asked why they made that assumption, at which point the Dr. apologized and said that most of the patients using this midwifery is a medicaid patient. It really shows on the staff in their treatment of you when these assumptions are made & I hope all patients here demand quality respect regardless of their insurance status. When I become pregnant again I will not be going through them for my prenatal care at all.
I went for my follow-up afterwards, and without looking at my chart they assumed that I needed to provide a urine sample as normal protocol of being seen; I had to explain to them in front of expectant mothers that I miscarried and asked if I still had to provide a sample. NOT COOL--outside of the fact that I was terribly upset and depressed. These are lives they're affecting and to them this will be a no-thing, but to us it's a painful reminder of how desensitized people can be in the medical industry. Do your job with care, or find something else to do that doesn't involve dealing with sensitive needs of patients.
Not a trustworthy healthcare staff – As soon as I found out I was pregnant I called Rose midwifery to schedule an intake appointment. I was told they don't see patients before 8 weeks and scheduled accordingly. About three weeks later, a week before my first appointment, I had some complications and was in the emergency room next door. When I was released I was told to follow up with the midwives and they never returned one of my three phone calls. I walked in on the day I was supposes to follow-up on, hoping they would help me, but I was told they don't take walk-in's and I was on my own seeking follow up treatment. After that kind of treatment while worrying about my baby I went back to the emergency room to be seen by someone. Before I was discharged I asked for a refferal to an OBGYN.
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