ART Institute of Washington

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Genetic counseling: Offered
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling: Offered
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
is not offered
Selling medication: Offered
Selling medication
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Bethesda
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20889
301-400-2151
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend ART Institute of Washington to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 45%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 28%7.4
8 assessments
  • 45% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 28% Neutral (7-8)
  • 28% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
7.6
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
6.1
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
8.2
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
6.3
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
658
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
8 assessments
2
1
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
2
1
I didn’t see him [Dr. Hill] until I got the bad news of not doing the transfer and he was not very kind during that conversation and then I saw him once right before retrieveal...He seems very knowledgeable...my estrogen levels got super high so they took me down at one point to 75 of Gonal F however i was not made aware of this until the day before retrieval. This was devastating news because the ENTIRE time during monitoring I was not warned that my estrogen levels were trending up and I thought we would be going home with an embryo transfered.
I specifically asked for a female doctor during my monitoring days [at ART Institute of Washington] in which was not noted on my chart so I had to make that known each time I went in for an ultrasound. They lost my husbands power of attorney paperwork, and they didn’t know when my husbands surgery date was and my body was ready for retrieval but we could not retrieve exactly when my body was ready due to my husbands procedure “TESA” scheduled for the same day at the same time with Dr. Dean the urologist. So they failed to communicate properly with their own urologist who deals with male factor infertility!
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
2
1
How was your experience with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
He seems very knowledgeable I wish he would see his pts during the cycle not just the day or retireveal or if something is wrong. His staff seems rushed, impersonable, and cold at times. They are horrible at responding to emails, phone calls are almost never andwered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
I would just tell her to be assertive and if anything seems off to make sure to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
I didn’t see him until I got the bad news of not doing the transfer and he was not very kind during that conversation and then I saw him once right before retrieveal.
Describe the protocols Micah Hill used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
I was on 150 of Gonal F and 1ml of Menopur. However my estrogen levels got super high so they took me down at one point to 75 of Gonal F however i was not made aware of this until the day before retrieval. This was devastating news because the ENTIRE time during monitoring I was not warned that my estrogen levels were trending up and I thought we would be going home with an embryo transfered.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Institute of Washington. (Assigned nurse: Darshana Niack )
The nursing staff is horriable about responding to emails and almost never answer their phones or call back their pts who leave voicemails. I’ve waited days or sometimes weeks to hear back and then had to call and be aggressive to get an a email reply back, not even a phone call. They are supposed to work closely along with the Urology team for Male factor infertility but they often do not have a clue about the processes, procedures or hardly ever communicate with their team for the procedure. The patient truly has to be their own advocate. There were many times I felt I should have gotten care else where.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
Strengths is they are willing to work with you on certain things and the clinic itself is very clean and kept nicely. Weaknesses is just the staffs attitudes (receptionist Trina) and the attitudes of the nurses, it makes you feel unwelcome and unpleasant. I have personally witnessed the front office staff talk very rudely over the phone with a client and have witnessed the nurses act like they don’t have the time of day to answer your questions during the cycle. It truly feels like a cattle call.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
It was very much so like a cattle call. You took a number sat for your lab draw, don’t ask questions because that messed up their flow, then sat and waited for your ultrasound which also went very fast and again felt rushed and I was defiantly not getting all the information at that appointment. Hence the reason I was so upset upon finding out there would be no greasy transfer. Because everyone I was coming in intact with kept telling me how “young and healthy” I was..
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington.
ICSI $8342 Admin fee $361
Describe Micah Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
None to date
What specific things went wrong at ART Institute of Washington?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
2
Doctor
Micah Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
1
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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9
8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
8
Dr. Hill was the one who personally contacted me after our results came back letting us know we had 1 healthy embryo. Dr. Hill did a great job answering all my questions and was very knowledgeable on how transfer would go and what my next steps were. He made me feel more comfortable in an otherwise chaotic slightly chaotic environment doing fertility treatments through military hospitals...
The downside is the communication behind clinic [ART Institute of Washington] and patient is not always great. As the patient you find you are doing a lot more of the leg work and planning and unless you’re the one to do the research and ask questions not all doctors or nurses will fill you in. Sometimes it felt as though you were a cattle in a cattle car line up, one after another. However, the clinic does service the entire military infertility family.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
8
How was your experience with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
Being treated at Walter Reed’s military ART Institute of Washington is a very different experience from a private fertility clinic. That being said I only had the chance to see Dr. Hill twice in my cycle and they were on the day of Egg Retrieval and soon to be Transfer in May. He was the one who’s name I saw on everything so I knew he was important. We see a lot of doctors throughout our care at ART. On the day of my Egg Retrieval Dr. Hill took his time explaining everything also noting that this was my second cycle with ART and had knowledge of my history. With so many doctors and so many patients to handle this fact meant a lot to me. After Retrieval we did PGS testing on our embryos that made it to Day 5 due to a history of RPL. After a two week wait for the results, Dr. Hill was the one who called me to tell us our results. We got one normal healthy embryo. He was very kind and answered all my questions as well as telling me who would be contacting me with next steps. His tone of voice indicated that he knew how special this was for my husband and myself and that meant a lot.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
To be persistent with the clinic. Know that you will not always see the same doctor, if ever at all. But know that the doctors do talk and decide on your treatment as a whole. It’s good to have one doctor as a point person but knowing you won’t always see or hear from that doctor keeps expectations in check for a military clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
This was my second round of IVF with ART at Walter Reed. Though I had never met Dr. Hill before he is one that presided over the REs at Walter Reed. He was there the day of my Egg Retrieval and he was very kind and went over everything with my husband and myself. We did PGS testing due to my RPL diagnosis and Dr. Hill was the one who personally contacted me after our results came back letting us know we had 1 healthy embryo. Dr. Hill did a great job answering all my questions and was very knowledgeable on how transfer would go and what my next steps were. He made me feel more comfortable in an otherwise chaotic slightly chaotic environment doing fertility treatments through military hospitals.
Describe the protocols Micah Hill used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
After one failed IVF cycle due to poor response to medication and BC before start, I only two eggs retrieved first cycle. After a consultation with ART they tweaked my protocol and was put on an estrace priming protocol with no BC and Microdose Lupron. This protocol made a huge difference in the outcome. I still didn’t produce as many eggs as other women but I had 11 retrieved and 7 were mature and fertilized. The small change in protocol made a huge difference in my outcome. I now know what my body responds to better which I’m happy with.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are three nurses I saw many times during my two IVF cycles at ART. Darshana and Val did all of the blood work and contact in person and email. I spoke with Darshana most often and she was wonderful at returning phone calls and emails. Giselle is the nurse who you saw on day of Egg Retrieval and she was always upbeat and fun to talk to. She always made you feel comfortable and made sure things flowed as they should.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
The knowledge behind ART Institute of Washington is great. So the quality of care you are getting is top notch and leading in the field. The downside is the communication behind clinic and patient is not always great. As the patient you find you are doing a lot more of the leg work and planning and unless you’re the one to do the research and ask questions not all doctors or nurses will fill you in. Sometimes it felt as though you were a cattle in a cattle car line up, one after another. However, the clinic does service the entire military infertility family. There are only three in the United States. They care for so many patients at one time and they are cycling through over 40-50 patients a cycle. Once you realize the atmosphere and how things work you become more accustomed to the environment and how to get what you need. That being said I still believe communication could be worked on so that the patient feels more connected with the process and next steps.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington.
It was different because we were military. My husband is In the service so we were able to go to ART Institute of Washington. We paid for the IVF procedure, ICSI, freezing costs and additional PGS costs. The hospital had medication that you are able to get from the onsite pharmacy.
What specific things went wrong at ART Institute of Washington?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
9
Doctor
Micah Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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5
6
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
6
Never actually met him [Dr. John Csokmay] but all the Dr's I did interact with were friendly, professional, and knowledegable. As a patient at WRMC, I am used to never seeing the same Dr. twice so this was not unusual, what was nice was that each Dr. knew my history so it was clear they were reading past appointment notes before coming in to see me...IUI was around 170$, IVF was around 5,000$. Of course these prices are all with TriCare which covered D1,D3,D21 labs, HSG, and medications. I believe if I were married TriCare would have covered the IUI and IVF fees but I am single and these were not covered.
Never actually met him [Dr. John Csokmay] but all the Dr's I did interact with were friendly, professional, and knowledegable. As a patient at WRMC, I am used to never seeing the same Dr. twice so this was not unusual, what was nice was that each Dr. knew my history so it was clear they were reading past appointment notes before coming in to see me...IUI was around 170$, IVF was around 5,000$. Of course these prices are all with TriCare which covered D1,D3,D21 labs, HSG, and medications. I believe if I were married TriCare would have covered the IUI and IVF fees but I am single and these were not covered.
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
6
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Never actually met him but all the Dr's I did interact with were friendly, professional, and knowledegable. As a patient at WRMC, I am used to never seeing the same Dr. twice so this was not unusual, what was nice was that each Dr. knew my history so it was clear they were reading past appointment notes before coming in to see me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Do not expect to meet him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I never actually met Dr. Csokmay but all the Dr's I interacted with knew my history
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
I used clomid with OPKs at home followed by an IUI after a positive OPK. Once it became clear that OPKs didn't always catch my ovulation time we switched to monitored cycles with an hcg trigger shot followed by IUI. I did one IUI on clomid without success and then had a break of several months where I tracked my cycles more then we changed to clomid + monitoring+ trigger and I got pregnant on my second IUI .
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Institute of Washington. (Assigned nurse: Ms. Zimmer)
Ms. Zimmer was a wonderful source of information. The only reason I switched to a local clinic (I do not live in Bethesda) was because of ease of access to care, driving down to WRMC fighting 270 traffic was a huge pain and time suck. If I were local then I would have stayed at WRMC. My only other comment is the RE phone is often busy - it can be hard to get a person on the phone but they always return messages.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
It is significantly more convenient to get to and is well staffed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
IUI was around 170$, IVF was around 5,000$. Of course these prices are all with TriCare which covered D1,D3,D21 labs, HSG, and medications. I believe if I were married TriCare would have covered the IUI and IVF fees but I am single and these were not covered.
5
Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Csokmay is an extremely compassionate doctor who cares for his patients immensely. Every visit I had with him I left sure of what was happening next and what he was doing in the interim...I ended up in surgery afterwards due to [a] complication from IVF and my Drs. followed my care and [to] ensure I was well taken care of even after I left the hospital.
Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic [A.R.T. Institute of Washington]... Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day.
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay is an extremely compassionate doctor who cares for his patients immensely. Every visit I had with him I left sure of what was happening next and what he was doing in the interim. ART Institute is extremely different from any other clinic I have interacted with but their ability to care for so many couples amazes me. Do not underestimate or cast off the clinic due to practice styles it wont disappoint.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I can not say enough good about the ART institute in Bethesda. My cycle was a hard failure and they took care of me and treated me beyond so well. The results of my cycle were unexpected and ultimately the end of our 1st IVF journey but their caring attitude at the clinic made it somewhat easier. I ended up in surgery afterwards due to complication from IVF and my Drs. followed my care and ensure I was well taken care of even after I left the hospital. I will be returning for a future IVF cycle and can't wait to work the amazing team in Bethesda.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was a remarkable ability of organization and compassion. The staff sees dozens of women each morning sometimes before the sun has even risen and yet they manage to make you feel like this is an individual experience. Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day. The clinic has done this for many years and has the practice perfected.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Csokmay kept me informed every step if the way. Treated me with respect. Took time to explain what was going to happen at the current visit and future visits. Kind & compassionate. Took the time to ensure the patients felt like individuals not just a number within the cycle group.... Dr. Csokmay will assist as he can and work with you in hopes of the results you want...Our embryos underwent genetic testing for C.F. before completing frozen cycles. Dr.Csokmay & his team kept us informed as they spoke with the genetic team (off site), we initially had to delay our cycle because our c.f. screening had to be built. Dr. Csokmay & his team did not hesitate to get us in outside of a normal cycle window for our 1st transfer.
The entire team at [ART Institute] knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team...The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice...I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently...
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay kept me informed every step if the way. Treated me with respect. Took time to explain what was going to happen at the current visit and future visits. Kind & compassionate. Took the time to ensure the patients felt like individuals not just a number within the cycle group.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Go into treatments with an open mind & open heart. Dr. Csokmay will assist as he can and work with you in hopes of the results you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
The entire team at the clinic knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
I was sent home with a slew of medications and detailed instructions. The staff kept in contact on how the medications were to be administered, dosing, & my reaction. Egg retrieval occurred then ICSI & the embryos were frozen on day 5. Our embryos underwent genetic testing for C.F. before completing frozen cycles. Dr.Csokmay & his team kept us informed as they spoke with the genetic team (off site), we initially had to delay our cycle because our c.f. screening had to be built. Dr. Csokmay & his team did not hesitate to get us in outside of a normal cycle window for our 1st transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Institute of Washington. (Assigned nurse: Darshana)
The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic is set inside Walter Reed Military Medical Center. The clinic is easy to access if you are a military family seeking treatment from the surrounding area. We traveled from Southern VA for treatments. The clinic works closely with the pharmacy at the medical center which was convenient.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
I think in total we paid out of pocket Approx. $15,000 due to being active duty military family
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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10
10
Age
24
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there... During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that...My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation.
For a fresh cycle of IVF [at ART Institute of Washington] with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$...A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments...I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
Age
24
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I would describe my experience at Walter Reed as GREAT. Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there. They really took wonderful care of me. All staff, nurse and doctors included were great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
No specific advice. If you have any questions regarding any part of your treatment or specific issues you want to know more about.. definitely bring everything up. Ask all the questions you have! And concerns!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Even though I was treated at a Military Hospital, I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation. During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
WONDERFUL!
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
For a fresh cycle of IVF with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
The doctors only allowed me to transfer ONE embryo, due to my age, and having a fully developed blastocyst. I understand the risks with multiple pregnancies and I also understand the reasons why they do not allow multiple embryos to be transferred unless there is a specific need or previous IVF failures.
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Doctor
John Csokmay
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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ART Institute of Washington
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10
8
Age
27
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
8
Dr. Csokmay was gentle and kind when speaking to us about the reason behind our infertility. He respected and honored my fears and even some of my strange requests. I think the way that he treats patients is very rare in today's medical setting but much appreciated.... Dr. Csokmay did his best to personalize care and even now, four years later, he is always willing to answer a question if one arises....
The clinic [ART Institute of Washington] itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.... Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.... I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
Age
27
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
8
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay was gentle and kind when speaking to us about the reason behind our infertility. He respected and honored my fears and even some of my strange requests. I think the way that he treats patients is very rare in today's medical setting but much appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Do not be scared to ask him questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay did his best to personalize care and even now, four years later, he is always willing to answer a question if one arises. The clinic itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
When I arrived at the clinic I would sign in and take a number. Luckily, I lived and worked nearby and was able to be there very early. I never waited very long, usually a few people ahead of me.
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
We were warned about the risks of multiple embryo transfers by Dr. Csokmay but in the end he ultimately left the final decision up to us.
What specific things went wrong at ART Institute of Washington?
  • Failed to call with results
10
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John Csokmay
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
The doctor [Micah Hill] was excellent at explaining what was going on within the cycle and addressing concerns that arose. The down side was that he was not always the doctor involved with the day today screenings....When dealing with the doctor I was treated like a human, but the system [ART Institute of Washington] going through a cycle was significantly less personal.
The doctor [Micah Hill] was excellent at explaining what was going on within the cycle and addressing concerns that arose. The down side was that he was not always the doctor involved with the day today screenings....When dealing with the doctor I was treated like a human, but the system [ART Institute of Washington] going through a cycle was significantly less personal.
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
The doctor was excellent at explaining what was going on within the cycle and addressing concerns that arose. The down side was that he was not always the doctor involved with the day today screenings.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
Read all of the documentation that the clinic gives you and ask as many questions as you can in preparation of a cycle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micah Hill at ART Institute of Washington?
When dealing with the doctor I was treated like a human, but the system going through a cycle was significantly less personal.
Describe the protocols Micah Hill used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
The antagonist protocol was used with a Lupton trigger and an HCG shot after retrieval. I used suppositories for my progesterone. ICSI was used for fertilization. The clinic has a strict single embryo transfer policy, so only one embryo was transferred. This has produced a healthy singleton pregnancy with 3 embryos frozen.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
It was a first come first serve, during the allotted time period. It wasn't always convenient but it was at the same time everyday.
Describe Micah Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic had strict guidelines for embryo transfer because of this I was only able to transfer a single embryo. I felt that this was a good policy which explained a lot of the risks to myself and any potential babies. It also made the decision of how many embryos to transfer a lot easier to make.
What specific things went wrong at ART Institute of Washington?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
10
Doctor
Micah Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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