Boston IVF - Albany Center

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Loudonville
399 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
518.434.9759
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Boston IVF - Albany Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 18%7.7
27 assessments
  • 58% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 24% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
194
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
27 assessments
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Strengths [at Boston IVF]- Able to get in as a new patient pretty quickly. Convenient location. Early appointments for blood work/monitoring if you schedule far in advance. Weaknesses- Felt like a number. Felt like a guinea pig. Will try to push IVF before they know what is wrong. Nurses send mixed messages. Treatments are explained to new patients....I found all of my information by researching on my own.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Strengths- Able to get in as a new patient pretty quickly. Convenient location. Early appointments for blood work/monitoring if you schedule far in advance. Weaknesses- Felt like a number. Felt like a guinea pig. Will try to push IVF before they know what is wrong. Nurses send mixed messages. Treatments are explained to new patients....I found all of my information by researching on my own.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I truly felt like a number with Dr. Elguero and her clinic, Albany IVF. At my initial consultation with Dr. Elguero before doing any tests or bloodwork, I left Albany IVF under the impression that something was already wrong with me and I would need IVF. At my first appointment, Dr. Elguero asked about my history, but she was typing in responses on her computer the entire time and not looking at myself or my husband. From time to time, she looked up at us. She continued to bring up IVF several times in our very first consultation without any basic tests or procedures completed. The only thing we knew was that it had been almost one year and I wasn't pregnant yet. I had a normal period, normal cycle, normal health history. Dr. Elguero pointed out to us within the first 5 minutes that we don't have coverage for IVF with our insurance plan and we should look into costs and/or if we had another health insurance option. (Which we don't) I was shocked she was already jumping to the conclusion of us needing IVF. She mentioned that since we had been trying to conceive for almost one year our percent chance of getting pregnant will drop quickly under 10% naturally and even with clomid/IUI. She explained a lot of other statistics during our consultation. I left the office in tears, feeling like I just went through a business transaction. The low percentages stuck in my head for days. I still really trusted Dr. Elguero because one of my close friends went to her and had nothing but great things to say about her experience...so I continued with Dr. Elguero's recommendations for blood work to check my hormone levels and an HSG to check if my tubes were open. I went back to Dr. Elguero for my follow up appointment after I had completed everything about one month later. At my follow up Dr. Elguero diagnosed me signs of a diminished ovarian reserve. Of course this was devastating to me and upsetting. At our consultation, I asked her how severe it was and she explained to me that my eggs were like "crumbs on the bottom of the cereal box." (Her exact words.) Then she said the only way to really know what my egg quality was really like was to do IVF. She said I could start with Clomid/ IUI and climb the ladder gradually since my insurance only covers IUI, but again mentioned how low percent chance it was to get pregnant. Then continued to push IVF as she kept bringing up the statistics of clomid/ IUI---under 5% chance. Then she said I could try FSH injectables, but twins is really common and since I am only 100 pounds i'd likely not carry both to term. I kept hearing these awful percent chances of me getting pregnant and no positive remarks about my journey. She compared the percent chance of me getting pregnant with IUI to IVF several times. (IVF being much higher percentage.) But then, at the end of our consultation she mentioned IVF might not even work...even though she was discussing it almost the entire time. After researching my FSH and AMH for endless hours that night, week, month...., I noticed that my numbers were not that far off from average. So I decided to start with Clomid/IUI. I completed one IUI with Dr.Elguero's nurse. During my IUI I was nervous...I had no idea what to expect. The nurse did not explain anything or walk me through anything at all. It was extremely cold and felt very insensitive. After my first IUI, I was in extreme pain. I was told I could continue on with my normal routine after the IUI. I planned to go back to work, but couldn't because of the pain...so I was was bedridden for the rest of the day and in tears. I called Dr. Elguero's office the next day and explained to them that I was in so much pain I couldn't walk and was curled up in my bed for almost 24 hours.They said that it was normal and likely ovulation pain. I asked if I could speak with the doctor and the nurse said I would need to set up an appointment in order to speak with her. I decided to call a different clinic in my area with my concern that day before going to the emergency room. I spoke with one of the nurses at the different clinic from Boston-Albany IVF. The nurse was very concerned about my pain and had the doctor call me right away. The doctor called me even without me being a patient. He brought me in for a new patient appointment that very same day and the doctor did the ultrasound himself and found 2 large cysts (one on each ovary.) One was the size of a lemon and the other almost a grapefruit. These are only a few of many reasons why I felt like a number at Albany IVF with Dr. Elguero. It was a very frightening and stressful time for me. I understand Dr. Elguero has to report the facts, but it made me feel like a science experiment and her explanations felt very routine and not unique to me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Shawna )
I was assigned one nurse, but I worked with several. I barely worked with my nurse. When I went in for my IUI, it ended up being my nurse I was assigned, but I didn't know because I never met her. My nurse and other nurses never responded to E-mails, were very short on the phone, were not flexible with my schedule so I had to take days off every time I needed a monitor/blood work. No one knew me by name. If I left a message, one nurse would call me back and say one thing....and then later in the day another nurse would call in response to my message and say something completely different. After my IUI, I was in extreme pain and called...it was brushed off.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr. Elugero was extremely professional and I do think she is knowledgeable, even though I would not recommend her to a friend. However, Dr. Elugero pushed IVF on my husband and I before we even knew what was wrong. She was very cold and her meeting with us felt "scripted" and just the speech she gave every one. As I mentioned previously, I felt like a number in her office. She barely looked up from the computer during our meeting and she threw a lot of LOW statistics at us, scaring my husband and I into thinking we will never have children. (This was before I had any testing done) Dr. Elguero told me my eggs were similar to crumbs on the bottom of a cereal box. I was devastated. After my IUI with the clinic, I decided to leave as my experience just continued to go downhill and got worse when I got into the treatment. I did not have the option of speaking with Dr. Elguero once I started treatment, I was directed to nurses only.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
To know that they are an IVF clinic only and Dr. Elguero will likely push this on you no matter what your diagnosis is.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
I did one cycle of clomid (100 mg) for 5 days, and followed it with IUI. It was unsuccessful. The reason they did clomid was to produce more eggs and increase my chances of getting pregnant by releasing more eggs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Dr. Elguero covered clomid IUI.
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Everything was broken down very specifically [costs at Boston IVF]. Consult roughly $450 IVF cost around $7500 ICSI Sperm retrievel $600 Medications (different for each person ) mine was $5600...I feel that a strength is that there are always familiar faces and everyone knows you personally. They are very aware of your journey and what you have been through, even if you have been there more than once. A weakness or downside has been having to use an outside doctor for sperm retrievel. It made things slightly stressful and complicated at times.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I feel that a strength is that there are always familiar faces and everyone knows you personally. They are very aware of your journey and what you have been through, even if you have been there more than once. A weakness or downside has been having to use an outside doctor for sperm retrievel. It made things slightly stressful and complicated at times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I felt like a human! The doctor took time to meet with me multiple times to walk me through my fertility struggles. She answered my phone calls and was present for every step of the process. I was never pawned off on someone else when I needed to speak to her. She was Frank with, and gave me the good news with the bad. She consoled me when our transfer failed. She sympathized with me and did not make me feel like my emotions and needs did not matter. She is the reason I keep going back... Even if it just for care for my endometriosis. I needed a doctor to look at my diagnosis from a fertility perspective and she did just that!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Grace)
Grace has been with me for 2 full cycles now and I don't feel like I could have done it without her. She is absolutely amazing!
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr. Elguero is soft spoken but definitely does not sugar coat the situation. She wants the patient to be knowledgeable of the process and to feel comfortable with decisions being made. I appreciate her honesty.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Ask a lot of questions! Feel 100% about your understanding of your situation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Everything was broken down very specifically. Consult roughly $450 IVF cost around $7500 ICSI Sperm retrievel $600 Medications (different for each person ) mine was $5600
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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I think the clinic [Boston IVF- Albany Center] is great. There is nothing I can complain about. They have great hours for someone like me who had to travel to get there (early morning appointments). They also have a calming atmosphere which helps with a very stressful process...I received individualized care. Dr Elguero sat down with my husband and myself and treated us like we were the only patients she had.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I think the clinic is great. There is nothing I can complain about. They have great hours for someone like me who had to travel to get there (early morning appointments). They also have a calming atmosphere which helps with a very stressful process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I received individualized care. Dr Elguero sat down with my husband and myself and treated us like we were the only patients she had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
My nurse Michelle was wonderful. I also had interactions with other nurses (Jen comes to mind as she was great as well). They were so compassionate and very good at explaining everything to me step by step. I also had some difficulty with my insurance company, which Michelle helped me with as well.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr Elguero was wonderful. She treated me with individualized care based on my needs and made sure I understood everything, each step of the way. She made me feel like I had some control in such an uncontrollable situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
If you have any questions, ask. She wants to make sure you understand and make choices based on understanding and all of the information provided.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
I was placed on Follistim (300 IU-450 IU) and Menopur (75 IU-150 IU) for about 2 weeks (introducing Ganerellix part way through). I was then triggered using HCG. I was put on a higher dose of meds after (higher number listed above) as my body was not responding to the hormones. Increasing as the Dr requested resulted in the retrieval of 7 eggs, 6 fertilized, 1 embryo and a singleton delivery.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I had copays for my monitoring month appointments, prescriptions and ultrasounds after pregnancy was established.
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The Dr chose a single embryo transfer as I was in good health and young. I think she made the correct choice, besides I only had one embryo to transfer. She did however go over the 2 options and did explain the pros and cons of both.
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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They [Boston IVF] are very organized. You really have to advocate for yourself, though. You won't ever just be given the full amount of information you actually need... Jessica Camprone could not be a better nurse. I could talk to her candidly and felt so comfortable with her. I am glad I left this clinic, but I still miss her!... I discovered I was having an allergic reaction to Follistim, and they continued to treat me with it. I feel like I was blown off/discounted.
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
They are very organized. You really have to advocate for yourself, though. You won't ever just be given the full amount of information you actually need, which seems to be a common trend among fertility clinics based on information I have read about numerous facilities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
This office assigned a main nurse to patients. I had Jessica Camprone and I absolutely LOVED her. She was always so helpful and available, very empathetic.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Jessica Camprone)
Jessica Camprone could not be a better nurse. I could talk to her candidly and felt so comfortable with her. I am glad I left this clinic, but I still miss her!
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Although she was very informative regarding stats, she was very rigid. Not personable at all. I reported that I was having an allergic reaction to meds (Follistim), and she continued to have me take it for multiple courses of treatment. I was only told to "take more Benadryl." I ended up on predinose at one point for a rash, and I was still RXed Follistim. I eventually had a full-body rash and ended up on Prednisone for a couple months and was referred to a dermatologist by my PCP for further treatment due to the severity of the rash. I didn't question the doctor's knowledge and treatment plan to continue w/a med that was obviously causing my body to react b/c I was willing to go through it if it meant I could conceive. In retrospect - now that I have more information about fertility immunology and the effects of inflammation on fertility - I very obviously should have insisted and advocated for myself that this doctor change my course of treatment as soon as I had a reaction. She wasted a lot of our time and money, and there was a significant emotional expense as well. My other issue with this doctor was this: My mother-in-law generously gave us money to do IVF. The cycle we were going to do it for, I ended up producing only 2 mature follicles (on Follistim). The doctor discouraged me from following through with IVF and told me they didn't want to do a surgical procedure on me with only 2 follicles. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have insisted I wanted to do it anyway. It seems to me that really what they didn't want was a bad mark on their statistics from a 41 year old woman attempting IVF. There might only have been 2, but what if they had healthy, fully matured eggs? What if even 1 worked? I'd be a parent now and not filling out the enormous form at 42 years old, hoping for some help. I am so disappointed in the care I received.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
DON'T GO.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
11/05/2016-Sat LMP 11/07/2016-Mon 1 Follistim 225 u 33 0.70 4.19 2.31 AFC 3 AFC 1 11/08/2016-Tue 2 Follistim 225 u 11/09/2016-Wed 3 Follistim 225 u 11/10/2016-Thu 4 Follistim 225 u 97 0.70 2.34 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 12.2 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11/11/2016-Fri 5 Follistim 225 u 11/12/2016-Sat 6 Follistim 225 u 11/13/2016-Sun 7 Follistim 225 u 11/14/2016-Mon 8 497 0.97 4.71 12.5 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 19.4 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11/16/2016-Wed 10 x 11/19/2016-Sat 13 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/20/2016-Sun 14 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/21/2016-Mon 15 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/22/2016-Tue 16 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/23/2016-Wed 17 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/24/2016-Thu 18 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/25/2016-Fri 19 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/26/2016-Sat 20 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/27/2016-Sun 21 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/28/2016-Mon 22 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/29/2016-Tue 23 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 11/30/2016-Wed 24 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 12/01/2016-Thu 25 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg 12/02/2016-Fri 26 Prometrium 200 PV BID mg x x NEGATIVE 12/02/2016-Fri 1 Follistim 375 u 17 4.89 0.87 2.25 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 12/03/2016-Sat 2 Follistim 375 u 12/04/2016-Sun 3 Follistim 375 u 12/05/2016-Mon 4 Follistim 375 u 162 1.84 0.57 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 10.7 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 12/06/2016-Tue 5 Follistim 375 u 12/07/2016-Wed 6 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 12/08/2016-Thu 7 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 462 1.49 0.80 9.0 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 14.8, 13.5, 10.1 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 12/09/2016-Fri 8 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 12/10/2016-Sat 9 Ovidrel 250 mcg 12/12/2016-Mon 11 x 12/15/2016-Thu 14 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/16/2016-Fri 15 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/17/2016-Sat 16 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/18/2016-Sun 17 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/19/2016-Mon 18 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/20/2016-Tue 19 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/21/2016-Wed 20 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/22/2016-Thu 21 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/23/2016-Fri 22 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/24/2016-Sat 23 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/25/2016-Sun 24 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/26/2016-Mon 25 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/27/2016-Tue 26 Endometrin 100mg TID mg 12/28/2016-Wed 27 Endometrin 100mg TID mg NEGATIVE 12/28/2016-Wed 1 Follistim 375 u 54 0.82 2.93 AFC 8 AFC 9 12/29/2016-Thu 2 Follistim 375 u 12/30/2016-Fri 3 Follistim 375 u 12/31/2016-Sat 4 Follistim 375 u 171 2.29 0.67 11.3 &lt; 11mm One &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 01/01/2017-Sun 5 Follistim 375 u 01/02/2017-Mon 6 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 01/03/2017-Tue 7 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 364 1.57 0.52 14.3 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 12.0 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 01/04/2017-Wed 8 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 375 u 01/05/2017-Thu 9 514 2.01 0.76 17.5 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 15.9 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 01/07/2017-Sat 11 x 01/10/2017-Tue 14 P4 IM 50 mg 01/11/2017-Wed 15 P4 IM 50 mg 01/12/2017-Thu 16 P4 IM 50 mg 01/13/2017-Fri 17 P4 IM 50 mg 01/14/2017-Sat 18 P4 IM 50 mg 01/15/2017-Sun 19 P4 IM 50 mg 01/16/2017-Mon 20 P4 IM 50 mg 01/17/2017-Tue 21 P4 IM 50 mg 01/18/2017-Wed 22 P4 IM 50 mg 01/19/2017-Thu 23 P4 IM 50 mg 01/20/2017-Fri 24 P4 IM 50 mg 01/21/2017-Sat 25 P4 IM 50 mg 01/22/2017-Sun 26 P4 IM 50 mg 01/23/2017-Mon 27 P4 IM 50 mg &gt;41.00 57.60 01/24/2017-Tue 28 P4 IM 50 mg 01/25/2017-Wed 29 P4 IM 50 mg 72.62 01/27/2017-Fri 31 90.65 01/30/2017-Mon 34 71.81 02/02/2017-Thu 37 20.34 02/09/2017-Thu 44 3.96 02/16/2017-Thu 51 3.04 02/23/2017-Thu 58 3.24 03/02/2017-Thu 65 3.02 03/16/2017-Thu 79 MISCARRIAGE 03/30/2017-Thu 1 Gonal-F 600 u 23 0.68 AFC 3 AFC 5 2.14 03/31/2017-Fri 2 Gonal-F 600 u 04/01/2017-Sat 3 Gonal-F 600 u 04/02/2017-Sun 4 Gonal-F 600 u 04/03/2017-Mon 5 Gonal-F 600 u 94 6.80 0.79 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 04/04/2017-Tue 6 Gonal-F 600 u 04/05/2017-Wed 7 Gonal-F 600 u 242 3.83 0.55 10.2 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 9.7 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 04/06/2017-Thu 8 Gonal-F 600 u 04/07/2017-Fri 9 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Gonal-F 600 u 475 4.46 0.61 13.2 &lt; 11mm One 14.3 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 04/08/2017-Sat 10 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Gonal-F 600 u 04/09/2017-Sun 11 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Gonal-F 600 u 04/10/2017-Mon 12 Pregnyl 10k u 825 2.79 0.69 19.8 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 22.55 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 04/12/2017-Wed 14 x 04/15/2017-Sat 17 P4 IM 50 mg 04/16/2017-Sun 18 P4 IM 50 mg 04/17/2017-Mon 19 P4 IM 50 mg 04/18/2017-Tue 20 P4 IM 50 mg 04/19/2017-Wed 21 P4 IM 50 mg 04/20/2017-Thu 22 P4 IM 50 mg 04/21/2017-Fri 23 P4 IM 50 mg 04/22/2017-Sat 24 P4 IM 50 mg 04/23/2017-Sun 25 P4 IM 50 mg 04/24/2017-Mon 26 P4 IM 50 mg 04/25/2017-Tue 27 P4 IM 50 mg 04/26/2017-Wed 28 P4 IM 50 mg 04/27/2017-Thu 29 P4 IM 50 mg 04/28/2017-Fri 30 P4 IM 50 mg After the miscarriage cycle, I can't recall exactly which other cycles resulted in chemical pregnancies. But there have been zero babies. June 2017 I did have a chemical following plain old sex w/my husband, no medical interventions. 07/29/2017-Sat LMP 08/01/2017-Tue 1 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 73 0.43 3.55 AFC 3 AFC 5 08/02/2017-Wed 2 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 08/03/2017-Thu 3 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 08/04/2017-Fri 4 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 207 2.81 1.45 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 12.0, 10.3 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 08/05/2017-Sat 5 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 08/06/2017-Sun 6 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 08/07/2017-Mon 7 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 652 4.41 1.53 11.85 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 17.75, 13.75 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 08/10/2017-Thu 10 x 64.97 08/13/2017-Sun 13 P4 IM 50 mg 08/14/2017-Mon 14 P4 IM 50 mg 08/15/2017-Tue 15 P4 IM 50 mg 08/16/2017-Wed 16 P4 IM 50 mg 08/17/2017-Thu 17 P4 IM 50 mg 08/18/2017-Fri 18 P4 IM 50 mg 08/19/2017-Sat 19 P4 IM 50 mg 08/20/2017-Sun 20 P4 IM 50 mg 08/21/2017-Mon 21 P4 IM 50 mg 08/22/2017-Tue 22 P4 IM 50 mg 08/23/2017-Wed 23 P4 IM 50 mg 08/24/2017-Thu 24 P4 IM 50 mg 08/25/2017-Fri 25 P4 IM 50 mg 21.32 2.37 09/30/2017-Sat LMP 10/02/2017-Mon 1 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 31 0.40 2.37 AFC 5 AFC 8 10/03/2017-Tue 2 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 10/04/2017-Wed 3 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 10/05/2017-Thu 4 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 159 2.42 0.85 10.8 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 9.6 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 10/06/2017-Fri 5 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 10/07/2017-Sat 6 Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 10/08/2017-Sun 7 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 450 u Menopur 150 u 10/09/2017-Mon 8 556 2.28 0.54 17.1, 12.9 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 15.6, 11.9 &lt; 11mm One 10/11/2017-Wed 10 x 47.25 10/14/2017-Sat 13 P4 IM 50 mg 10/15/2017-Sun 14 P4 IM 50 mg 10/16/2017-Mon 15 P4 IM 50 mg 10/17/2017-Tue 16 P4 IM 50 mg 10/18/2017-Wed 17 P4 IM 50 mg 10/19/2017-Thu 18 P4 IM 50 mg 10/20/2017-Fri 19 P4 IM 50 mg 10/21/2017-Sat 20 P4 IM 50 mg 10/22/2017-Sun 21 P4 IM 50 mg 10/23/2017-Mon 22 P4 IM 50 mg 10/24/2017-Tue 23 P4 IM 50 mg 10/25/2017-Wed 24 P4 IM 50 mg 10/26/2017-Thu 25 P4 IM 50 mg 10/27/2017-Fri 26 11/17/2017-Fri 1 Follistim 600 u 2.49 11/18/2017-Sat 2 Follistim 600 u 11/19/2017-Sun 3 Follistim 600 u 11/20/2017-Mon 4 Follistim 600 u 114 7.19 1.17 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11.5, 8.0 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11/21/2017-Tue 5 Follistim 600 u 11/22/2017-Wed 6 Follistim 600 u 11/23/2017-Thu 7 Follistim 600 u 11/24/2017-Fri 8 Follistim 600 u 389 3.31 0.80 9.1, 8.8 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 8.8 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11/25/2017-Sat 9 Follistim 600 u 11/26/2017-Sun 10 Follistim 600 u 11/27/2017-Mon 11 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 600 u 1021 5.45 1.71 10.4, 10.4, 10.1 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 16.2, 12.5 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 11/28/2017-Tue 12 Cetrotide 0.25 mg Follistim 600 u 11/29/2017-Wed 13 958 1.07 1.18 14.3, 14.2, 12.6 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 23.1, 16.5, 9.3 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 12/01/2017-Fri 15 x 12.96 12/04/2017-Mon 18 P4 IM 50 mg 12/05/2017-Tue 19 P4 IM 50 mg 12/06/2017-Wed 20 P4 IM 50 mg 12/07/2017-Thu 21 P4 IM 50 mg 12/08/2017-Fri 22 P4 IM 50 mg 12/09/2017-Sat 23 P4 IM 50 mg 12/10/2017-Sun 24 P4 IM 50 mg 12/11/2017-Mon 25 P4 IM 50 mg 12/12/2017-Tue 26 P4 IM 50 mg 12/13/2017-Wed 27 P4 IM 50 mg 12/14/2017-Thu 28 P4 IM 50 mg 12/15/2017-Fri 29 P4 IM 50 mg 12/16/2017-Sat 30 P4 IM 50 mg 12/17/2017-Sun 31 P4 IM 50 mg 12/18/2017-Mon 32 P4 IM 50 mg 7.05 1.86 02/26/2018-Mon 5 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 3.96 02/27/2018-Tue 6 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 02/28/2018-Wed 7 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/01/2018-Thu 8 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/02/2018-Fri 9 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/03/2018-Sat 10 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/04/2018-Sun 11 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/05/2018-Mon 12 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 3.21 03/06/2018-Tue 13 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/07/2018-Wed 14 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/08/2018-Thu 15 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/09/2018-Fri 16 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/10/2018-Sat 17 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/11/2018-Sun 18 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/12/2018-Mon 19 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/13/2018-Tue 20 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/14/2018-Wed 21 Desogen 28 Day Tablet 1 Tablet 03/15/2018-Thu 22 CC 100 mg 2.46 03/16/2018-Fri 23 CC 100 mg 03/17/2018-Sat 24 CC 100 mg 03/18/2018-Sun 25 CC 100 mg 03/19/2018-Mon 26 CC 100 mg 03/20/2018-Tue 27 CC 100 mg 03/21/2018-Wed 28 CC 100 mg 03/22/2018-Thu 29 CC 100 mg 03/23/2018-Fri 30 128 7.01 1.08 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 03/27/2018-Tue 34 228 4.83 0.51 14 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 13.1, 11.4, 10.8, 8.0 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 03/29/2018-Thu 36 240 6.45 0.63 15.1 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11.2, 10.4 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 03/31/2018-Sat 38 415 9.12 0.77 19.8 &lt; 11mm Few(2 to 4) 11.0, 9.9 &lt; 11mm Multiple(5 to 10) 04/02/2018-Mon 40 x 39.58 04/18/2018-Wed 56 This one I remember was a chemical. In all of these cycles, the most mature follicles I ever made was 2. Also, I wish I could cut and paste the graph here from my patient portal so you could see things better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I can't remember. We did go through about 10k paying out of pocket for IUI once insurance benefits were used. That money was initially given to us for IVF, but Dr. Elguero basically said it wasn't an option. So we WASTED all that money at that clinic instead of having it to use at a facility that provides better care, or - at the minimum - didn't continue to treat me with meds I had an allergic response to. I wish we never gave them a penny. So much regret!
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I didn't get to do any IVF here b/c the doctor talked me out of it.
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Sonia Elguero
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Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
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[The nurses at Boston IVF] Took the time to explain every thing thoroughly and answered all my questions. They bolth provide tons of support and encouragement every month. They would always ask how I was feeling...Very efficient office. I never waited more then 5 min past my scheduled time. The phlebotomist and the ultrasound tec were very nice...Easy to make appointments with. Pleasant on the phone. Promptly returns phone calls if needed. All the staff were super supportive- the receptioneset, the phlebotomist, the medical assistant, the embryologist, everyone! Everyone in the office is rooting for you! They took great care of me
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Very organized. Easy to make appointments with. Pleasant on the phone. Promptly returns phone calls if needed. All the staff were super supportive- the receptioneset, the phlebotomist, the medical assistant, the embryologist, everyone! Everyone in the office is rooting for you! They took great care of me
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She took the time to sit down with me and explain everything. She showed me visually what normal follicals looked like and then we compared mine. She also explained how the endometriosis had affected my egg quality. She took the time to go over all my diagnostic testing results with me and answered all my questions. She was very patient and I felt like she individualized my treatment plan specifically for me, not just a standard textbook plan of care. She treated me, not just my infertility.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Grace Coons, NP. Casey B, RN.)
Took the time to explain every thing thoroughly and answered all my questions. They bolth provide tons of support and encouragement every month. They would always ask how I was feeling
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Very compassionate and caring. I developed ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after my fresh egg transfer that required me to be hospitalized due to a pocket of fluid around my liver causing me to get very sick at. Dr Elguero called the hospital in the middle of the night to check on me and then came to visit me the next day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She is excellent. She will treat you AND your infertility. Feel free to ask all the questions you want!
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
The overall strategy was to stimulate proper egg/follicle development with injectable hormones followed by IUI. After the first failed cycle my hormone doses were based on my ultrasounds and bloodwork. Tailoring my treatment based on my labs/ultrasounds. The 3rd attempted IUI was converted to IVF with an egg harvest and a successful fresh embryo transfer which resulted in our long awaited precious baby.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Very efficient office. I never waited more then 5 min past my scheduled time. The phlebotomist and the ultrasound tec were very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
My insurance covered the IUI procedures up to 6x. It did not cover the drugs or needed ultrasounds or the harvest, transfer, and freezing of an egg. I felt the price was fair, but frustrated at the lack of insurance coverage and the lack of support from New York state.
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Sonia Elguero
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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Kacey [nurse at Boston IVF] was also very knowledgeable and explained things well. She also had great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable. Kacey was very compassionate and it was obvious she loved what she did...The clinic as a whole was great from the receptionist to Dr. Elguero. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Staff returned phone calls within a decent time frame. I never waited too long for appointments. Also, the woman in billing was extremely helpful and kind.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The clinic as a whole was great from the receptionist to Dr. Elguero. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Staff returned phone calls within a decent time frame. I never waited too long for appointments. Also, the woman in billing was extremely helpful and kind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr. Elguero showed empathy and compassion during each meeting with her. One appointment in particular I cried because of a failed IUI attempt. My husband noticed that Dr. Elguero’s eyes began to tear up. She was not only a Doctor but someone I felt comfortable talking to about this difficult time in my life. She thoroughly explained things to me, sometimes she even drew pictures so that I could understand better. She also gave me hope and encouraged me to stay positive. More importantly, she never gave up on trying to find answers and making sure that I got my beautiful baby!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Kacey)
Kacey was also very knowledgeable and explained things well. She also had great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable. Kacey was very compassionate and it was obvious she loved what she did.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
From the very beginning I trusted Dr. Elguero and felt that she really loved what she does. She showed so much compassion and had an incredible bedside manner that made me feel comfortable. I knew my journey wouldn’t be easy but Dr. Elguero reassured me we would get to the bottom of my infertility. Once she suspected endometriosis she scheduled a laparoscopy ASAP. She was very thorough in explaining everything to me in a way that I understood and always took her time with me. I never felt rushed out. It took 4 IUIs for me to get pregnant. Each time an IUI failed Dr. Elguero continued to give me hope and essentially fight for me to get pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant Dr. Elguero popped in on my appointment to congratulate me and hugged me. It was a very kind gesture. I have and still would recommend Dr. Elguero to anyone going through infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Be very patient and trust the process.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
For my first three IUIs I was on clomid and one injection (to induce ovulation). Once Dr. Elguero realized this was not working she asked if I would be comfortable with injectable meds and explained the difference and risks. I was totally on board and on my fourth try using injectables I was able to get pregnant. Dr. Elguero gave my body time to react and once she realized it wasn’t working she moved on to the next option without jumping to IVF. She literally saved us thousands.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
My insurance covered most of the costs. I just paid copays.
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Sonia Elguero
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Often the phone [at Boston IVF] just rings and rings and you have to leave a message. Often the portal questions go without answer for days. I would have appreciated more updates on embryo status during those nailbiting days after retrieval. This clinic batches retrievals which is annoying - so you have to take BCP to line up your period with everyone else... cost us about $8500 for everything (excluding drugs) - retrieval, transfer, ICSI, anesthesia, etc.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
This clinic batches you so you have to take BCP to line up your period with everyone else. Everyone retrieves the same week, etc. The portal is great for getting test results, but phone communication is weak... often rings and rings and hard to get someone on the phone.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr Elguero actually took the time to have read through a mountain of information provided PRIOR to my arrival so she was completely prepared to discuss my case. It seemed like she took a real interest in my case and seemed like she really wanted to help us. She was compassionate but also straightforward and didn't sugarcoat anything for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Often the phone just rings and rings and you have to leave a message. Often the portal questions go without answer for days. I would have appreciated more updates on embryo status during those nailbiting days after retrieval. This clinic batches retrievals which is annoying - so you have to take BCP to line up your period with everyone else.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was excellent and I felt like she was really going to tailor treatment to me. In prior experiences it seemed like doctors were just guessing and throwing everything at me to see what stuck, rather than looking at my case as individual. At one point she heard that I was on the phone with a nurse and she actually took the time in the middle of her day to get on the phone with me without scheduling. She never rushed me. I wish that I had seen her more often and I wish that I had direct access to her through a portal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I had no insurance, but I think it cost us about $8500 for everything (excluding drugs) - retrieval, transfer, ICSI, anesthesia, etc.
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Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
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Scheduling
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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The ultrasound technicians [at Boston IVF] were great and so knowledgeable. I felt like I always trusted what our nurses and techs told us. I would say the clinics weakness would be that their IVF cycles are in batches and not driven towards the specific patient. You had to do your retrievals for IVF the same time every other patient was doing their retrieval...I had a two main nurses during our time at Albany IVF. They were both fantastic. They were always there to answer all of my questions, and I always had a lot of those! The nursing staff, ultrasound technicians, and my two nurses were great and so nice to work with. Michelle was there to even just let me cry to her on the phone. She was amazing!
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
This clinics strength is their staff. They are always so helpful, they were always there to answer any questions, and always worked with you to get in when you needed to. The ultrasound technicians were great and so knowledgeable. I felt like I always trusted what our nurses and techs told us. I would say the clinics weakness would be that their IVF cycles are in batches and not driven towards the specific patient. You had to do your retrievals for IVF the same time every other patient was doing their retrieval.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I felt very comfortable with my time at Boston IVF The Albany Center with Doctor Elguero. She was always very thoughtful, sensitive, and straight forward with us. She helped us get through very hard times.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle )
I had a two main nurses during our time at Albany IVF. They were both fantastic. They were always there to answer all of my questions, and I always had a lot of those! The nursing staff, ultrasound technicians, and my two nurses were great and so nice to work with. Michelle was there to even just let me cry to her on the phone. She was amazing!
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Doctor Elguero was great. She was always wonderful at explaining our previous failed cycles, what could have gone wrong, and what she would recommend we do to fix it for the next cycle. She always answered any questions we had. We felt more like family at this office with Doctor Elguero than just a number.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Ask questions! When in doubt or when you are wondering about ANYTHING during this crazy rollercoaster, ask as many questions as you can! Stay on top of things and always be prepared for anything.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
For our first three IUI treatments we were on Clomid. Clomid thinned out my lining and we were unsuccessful with those IUIs (one was a chemical pregnancy). We moved onto Antagonist protocols for our IVF Cycles. Our First IVF cycle, we stimmed with Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix and triggered with Ovidrel. We had 8 eggs result in that IVF cycle however our eggs were delayed in fertilization (we did not do ICSI the first round) so we had no embryos to transfer this round. Our 2nd IVF cycle we stimmed with the same protocol as the first. This resulted in 9 eggs retrieved. Of those 9 we ended with 2 very fragmented / poor quality embryos by day 3 and did a fresh transfer of the two embryos. Resulted in a negative pregnancy test. Our 3rd cycle we actually started as a Gonadatropin IUI (stimmed with Follistim only and then Ganirelix) and converted to IVF. We triggered with Ovidrel and we retrieved 14 eggs that time. We transferred 2 embryos on day 5 (two morulas so not full blasts). This resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Our 4th cycle of IVF we also did Follistim only plus Ganirelix. We triggered with Lupron and Ovidrel and retrieved 18 eggs. Of those we ended with 1 day 5 4AA embryo blast and 1 other embryo that was a little behind on day 5 but we gave it a shot and transferred both embryos on day 5 fresh. This resulted in a negative pregnancy test. We also tried one more (our 4th) IUI with Follistim and Ganirelix, triggered with Ovidrel, and this resulted in a negative test as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
We were covered for one round of IVF with our insurance but we hit that lifetime max after our 1st IVF. The cost of IVF was around $13,000 after that and we also had to pay out of pocket for our medication, about $4k.
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
We wish we tried to do one single embryo (especially our 4AA Blast that we finally got on our 3rd round) rather than add in the other embryos that were always a little behind.
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Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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The clinic [Boston IVF] is very organized. Everything is very clean. The waiting room is comfortable. All the staff are kind and thorough in explaining things. They're helpful and supportive...All the nursing staff at the clinic were incredibly kind and supportive. Blood draws were always quick and relatively painless...Everyone starts their cycle at the same time each month. I couldn't start my second IVF cycle earlier because I was told "this month's cycle is starting in 2 days and you wouldn't get your meds in time." In the long run, waiting another month wasn't a big deal but it was frustrating that I had to fit into the herd's timeline.
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Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The clinic is very organized. Everything is very clean. The waiting room is comfortable. All the staff are kind and thorough in explaining things. They're helpful and supportive. I was actually sad to be released from the office and sent to my new OBGYN.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Everyone starts their cycle at the same time each month. I couldn't start my second IVF cycle earlier because I was told "this month's cycle is starting in 2 days and you wouldn't get your meds in time." In the long run, waiting another month wasn't a big deal but it was frustrating that I had to fit into the herd's timeline.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
All the nursing staff at the clinic were incredibly kind and supportive. Blood draws were always quick and relatively painless. The ultrasound techs were all very friendly and thorough in their explanations. Everyone in the office was always friendly. Some of the staff have also gone through fertility treatments themselves, which added an extra layer of comfort when they discussed the process with me.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr Elguero seems almost nervous or awkward when she talks to you, which made me feel less confident in her knowledge/abilities when I first met her. After more appointments with her, I was less worried about it. It's just her personality. She's pretty upfront with her explanations of things, and has no issue explaining things in simpler terms to ensure you understand. One thing that *really* bothered my husband was that as soon as she was reminded we were paying out of pocket instead of with insurance, she adjusted the protocol and plans for possible future protocols. It seemed like she would have experimented more loosely if we weren't so concerned about the cost, which makes us wonder if the successful cycle would have been several cycles later instead.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Make sure you are prepared with all of your questions ahead of time and make sure she takes the time to answer them.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
For our IUI cycle, we used meds typically used for IVF to see how my body woild respond. We were under the impression the IUI would not be successful because of my endometriosis and blocked tubes. Menopur and Follistim were used, along with Ganirelix. For the first IVF cycle, we used Menopur, Follistim, and Ganirelix again. We used a higher dose of Follistim and lower dose of Menopur. It was a very unsuccessful cycle. There were 12 follicles, but only 2 eggs were retrieved. Most follicles were such low quality or not fully matured, and they broke apart when she tried to retrieve eggs. Only one egg was good quality, it was transferred on day 3, and ended in a chemical pregnancy. The second IVF cycle, Dr Elguero decided to "flipflop" the meds. We used a higher dose of Menopur and a lower dose of Follistim. The meds were increased at a slower rate so that follicles would have a better opportunity to mature and develop. 10 eggs were retrieved, 8 fertilized. 6 developed into embryos, 1 was transferred and the other 5 are currently frozen. I'm 18 weeks pregnant from that cycle and things seem to be going smoothly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
For IUI, meds and procedure were covered by insurance and we only had to pay our $10 copay. For IVF, nothing was covered by insurance. Meds cost $3000, procedure cost $6500, and freezing embryos that weren't transferred cost $1000
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I was not given an option regarding the number of embryos transferred. Dr Elguero said she would only transfer one embryo because I was young and carrying multiples was high risk.
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Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
At the time I was treated the Albany clinic was undergoing some upheaval while transitioning to becoming part of Boston IVF...I felt the coordination of care and tailoring of treatment was poor, but this may have changed. Monitoring visits started at 7am so I was often able to get in without missing any time at work. The financial side of things was frustrating. I
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
At the time I was treated the Albany clinic was undergoing some upheaval while transitioning to becoming part of Boston IVF. I felt the coordination of care and tailoring of treatment was poor, but this may have changed. Monitoring visits started at 7am so I was often able to get in without missing any time at work. The financial side of things was frustrating. I did not have any insurance coverage except for diagnostic testing and often received conflicting information from different staff members on how much to pay and whether I needed to pay upfront or wait for a claim to be processed by insurance. They have a clean-looking practice with reasonably up to date equipment such as the ultrasound machines. It looks similar to any other doctor's office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I saw the actual doctor very little. I ostensibly had a nurse coordinator but she was often out during my treatment cycles and I was bounced around to other nurses to get answers. By the end of the 7 IUI cycles I pursued I did not feel like treatment had been very tailored for me- after several failures little was done to adjust my protocol. Staff were reluctant to switch me from Femara to Clomid, told me injectables were not a good option since monitoring showed I was responding already. They refused changes such as trying a different trigger timing or two IUI in one cycle, telling me that it was not necessary, while not offering a satisfying explanation for my continued failed cycles (other than "chances are worse with frozen donor sperm" which they did not emphasize up front). I felt like the like the doctor and nurses continued to inflate my chances. I didn't totally feel like a number as on paper treatment was appropriate, but felt the staff could have had better bedside manner and could have helped me avoid more failed treatment by being more realistic about my chance for IUI vs IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Jen McLaughlin )
I was assigned a coordinator but she was out of the office during at least part of the cycle for the majority of my cycles so I struggled to get information from other staff. The nursing staff were polite and professional, but I felt coordination could have been improved. Most of the time the nurses I saw did not have any time to familiarize themselves with my record ahead of time, so while they always attempted to answer questions they were often not able to really tailor answers. Bloodwork and ultrasound were done by separate staff members so I sometimes had to wait additional time for one or the other. The practice had an online patient portal but did not really use it. I was generally able to reach nurses by phone within a few hours but occasionally had to bug them for results.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I only met with Dr. Elguero a few times (initially met with a different doctor who was temporarily handling the practice). She was nice but not extraordinary. She was not as familiar with my history at our visits as I would have liked and she seemed to have a standard educational "spiel" that she gave me when we got to the point of her explaining and recommending moving on to IVF. During my IUI cycles I did not really communicate with her and the nursing staff seemed to run the show, so I feel that I can't evaluate Dr. Elguero very well as she was so uninvolved in my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Ask lots of questions and clarify your next steps so you are not left waiting.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
Medicated, monitored IUI 7x using frozen donor sperm. 6 Femara cycles, 1 Clomid cycle. Most cycles with HCG trigger and IUI 36h later, unless bloodwork/ultrasound indicated ovulation was occurring already by about CD16.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
About $25k total - $6k for donor sperm, and then roughly $5k for testing and $14k for treatment with Albany IVF. Each IUI cycle was about $2000 total for multiple monitoring visits, sperm preparation and IUI. I had insurance coverage only for certain diagnostic testing and had a high-deductible plan so nearly all costs were out of pocket.
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Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
29
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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communication [Boston IVF - Albany] needs to be better, if you know your patient has access to lab results through your office and you don’t call until late in the afternoon, you should expect them to look at the patient portal....Our lab work was put into the patient portal wrong, we received a very late phone call with our pregnancy results and for almost 3 hours we thought that we were pregnant when we were not
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Age
29
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
communication needs to be better, if you know your patient has access to lab results through your office and you don’t call until late in the afternoon, you should expect them to look at the patient portal. The mistake should have been told when the phone call was made. When I told Dr. Bauer about the mistake he had excuse for the nurse instead of apologizing right away for the mistake
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I was out of state he was very nice and professional
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Amy Alix/Michelle)
Our clinic was in the middle of a merge when we did our fresh egg donor cycle. Amy Alix/Jenna Horton was my nurse and she made me feel like I was her friend. When we came to do our frozen embryo transfer Michelle was my nurse, she made me feel like just another patient. When it came to our pregnancy test our labs were put in the system wrong so I’m the patient portal it said that I was pregnant but it was actually my progesterone levels. She didn’t call until late in the afternoon and said that we weren’t pregnant and it wasn’t until I called back that we were told that our labs were put in wrong. For almost 3 hours we were under the impression that we were pregnant but we really weren’t.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I only did a phone consultation with him because I was out of state, I never met him in person. But in the phone he was very positive, let me ask questions and answered them fully. I wish I had met him in person but it didn’t happen
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Bayer at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Make sure you are heard
Describe the protocols Steven Bayer used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
We used an egg donor at this facility (it didn’t give me that option for this review)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Bayer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
We only paid $12,000 for our egg donor cycle and we had one from frozen embryo transfer
Describe Steven Bayer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
It wasn’t an option for us
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Doctor
Steven Bayer
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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All the staff [at Boston IVF] were very nice, always taking time to accommodate me. There were times they ran behind on appointments but were otherwise on time. The nursing staff was amazing and always made me feel comfortable...Michelle and Jessica [nurses] were amazing. They were very compassionate and always answered my questions...Dr. Elguero was always available to answer my questions. I felt like she treated me like her own daughter, was honest and truly seemed to care about my well being.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
All the staff were very nice, always taking time to accommodate me. There were times they ran behind on appointments but were otherwise on time. The nursing staff was amazing and always made me feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr. Elguero was always available to answer my questions. I felt like she treated me like her own daughter, was honest and truly seemed to care about my well being.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle and Jessica were amazing. They were very compassionate and always answered my questions.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I truly felt well taken care of by Dr. Elguero and appreciate everything she has done for me. Right from the start I felt completely at ease with her and trusted her to make our dream come true. Dr. Elguero was very compassionate and took the time to explain everything to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Be your own advocate, don’t be afraid to speak up and voice your opinions.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
We started with 3 IUI procedures that ended in all negative results. My husband and I took some time off then returned and spoke about our options. We decided to do a laparoscopy to determine cause and discovered endotrimosis that was contributing to my infertility. We then decided to do IVF. After injections, 31 eggs were retrieved and Dr. Elguero thought the risk of over stimulation was too high so we decided to do frozen transfer which resulted in a positive pregnancy. I am currently 29 weeks pregnant with a healthy boy.
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Sonia Elguero
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Need more clinics [Boston IVF] in the upstate region. Weakness was distance drive 2 hours to get there. New patient needs to know to order kicker shots on their own for the 2nd round so that it arrives on time, give yourself two days and call to find out that order was placed...20$ copays. 200 IUI costs, 200 lab test....[Nursing Staff] Upbeat...You are in good hands. Ask as many questions as you need to.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Need more clinics in the upstate region. Weakness was distance drive 2 hours to get there. New patient needs to know to order kicker shots on their own for the 2nd round so that it arrives on time, give yourself two days and call to find out that order was placed. Freedom Pharmacy lagged.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nina Resetkova at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was very interested in making sure she followed up on my questions, she spoke to me in passing and took the time to ask questions to follow up as she made sure I understood the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Upbeat.
How was your experience with Nina Resetkova at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She asked alot of questions, required medical tests and followed up with phone calls. She took the time to listen and offer options. We are not well off so she worked with our insurance to do what was covered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nina Resetkova at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
You are in good hands. Ask as many questions as you need to.
Describe the protocols Nina Resetkova used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
We stuck to Clomid as it had less chance of multiple babies. IUI was performed twice and now looking into invitro as we knew the odds of husbands sperm not being effective were very very low. If we cannot get assistance with the cost then we will go with donor sperm. We had spent 10k on adoption that failed when court turned over children to the father. Husband is jail guard and Im an author and pet groomer. We make enough to pay the mortgage and bills but not alot more than that. Cost is what is keeping us from invitro but that would be the more ideal route. Huband wants to be the father.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nina Resetkova at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
20$ copays. 200 IUI costs, 200 lab test.
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Doctor
Nina Resetkova
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
15 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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[The nurse at Boston IVF is] Very efficient and effective great communication. She knows what she is doing and I never questioned that...The cycles are controlled unlike other clinics so there is a waiting period you can't just get started right away the stim and transfers...$20 copayment, 8k for gententic testing and $1400 for medications.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
15 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The cycles are controlled unlike other clinics so there is a waiting period you can't just get started right away the stim and transfers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was warm, kind and considerate. While meeting with her everything thing was throughly explained.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle ciotti )
Very efficient and effective great communication. She knows what she is doing and I never questioned that.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was always honest, kind, and considerate, she always takes the best evidenced based practice and applied it to my case. I never had to question or worry about if I was doing the best protocol because I trust her so much.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She's very smart but it's hard to get in contact with her you have to go through your nurse.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
My first cycle was 250 gonalf 75 menopur and .25 cetrotide. I triggered with 80units of lupron. I was disappointed with our results 15 eggs retrieved 8 mature 6 fertilized 2 made it blastocyst and to pgs testing 1 normal. We wanted to do another round to get a few more gentically good.embryos for a the future before transfer so Dr. Sonia was a little more aggressive.. 300 gonal f 75 menopur .25 cetrotide I triggered with the 80u of lupron and 5000u of hcg. 29 eggs retrieved 22 mature 19 fertilized 9 made it blastocyst and 5 were gentically good and frozen. Transfer is May 3!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
$20 copayment, 8k for gententic testing and $1400 for medications.
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Dr. Sonia follows the code of with ethics and doesn't budge. I asked about transferring two embryos and she said no because we know they are gentically good and risk assoicated with mutiples is higher. If to prove to have implantion issues she would consider transfering two
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Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Although the Clinic [Boston IVF - Albany] was very “Clinic” like it was reassuring we came from a center that was very spa and meditation like but it didn’t work for us. It was nice feeling like they knew what they were doing...Her [Dr. Elguero] staff were great and when we went in to start our current procedure they remembered everything about us. They even remembered when we tried to do a uterine biopsy and I couldn’t do it bc of the pain
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Although the Clinic was very “Clinic” like it was reassuring we came from a center that was very spa and meditation like but it didn’t work for us. It was nice feeling like they knew what they were doing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Quick call back time and quick reply to messages with questions from me, honest with myself and husband
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Her staff were great and when we went in to start our current procedure they remembered everything about us. They even remembered when we tried to do a uterine biopsy and I couldn’t do it bc of the pain
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
The biggest factor was that she was honest she told us when she would and wouldn’t take embryos based on their grades and we didn’t feel that we were dollar signs. I would say the only weakness is not doing our actual egg retrieval. But she choose to be aggressive with medications which worked bc I never had so many eggs ready
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Be prepared for honest answers.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
She put me on birth control then had me monitored via ultrasounds then we started the menopur then we did estrace pills orally and vaginally along with IM progesterone oil
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
This was the first time we didn’t have to self pay, our insurance covered everything so we never even asked just signed the paper work, it was amazing
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
She recommended two and we agreed
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
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Age
29
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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Everyone [Boston IVF- Albany] was so personable. Cared about Your every need. Knew you by name when you walked in the front door. They always asked how you were feeling and if you needed anything and how your drive was. And how everything was. Knew everything about you.... Amazing. Cared about you like you were family.... She [Dr. Elguero] made it all about us. All about what we were going through. All about what I needed to be able to have a baby.
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Age
29
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Everyone was so personable. Cared about Your every need. Knew you by name when you walked in the front door. They always asked how you were feeling and if you needed anything and how your drive was. And how everything was. Knew everything about you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She made it all about us. All about what we were going through. All about what I needed to be able to have a baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing. Cared about you like you were family.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She is amazing. Very personable. Very blunt. The only adjective was us trying to have a baby. She didn’t just want to jump into the IVF treatment if it wouldn’t take. She started from the beginning and treated me and what was wrong with me with what was wrong with me after battling ovarian cancer and wasn’t concerned with making money on jumping right into the IVF treatment. She treated my blockage first didn’t push anything on us. Listened to everything we had to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She has the best ententions and gives the the best chances to reach your end goal.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
She wanted to remove the blocked Fallopian tube and make sure that it was clear to have a baby. That nothing could hurt our chances.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Reasonable.
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
She made sure to cover every base and not miss a single thing.
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
The staff [at Boston IVF] are world class — just the absolute best! The only thing that I think the clinic could improve on is offering more appointment times later in the morning to accommodate different work schedules...I couldn’t go through this challenging process without the support of Jess and the rest of the staff. They truly hold me up during the process and Jess is always very thorough in her communication.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The staff are world class — just the absolute best! The only thing that I think the clinic could improve on is offering more appointment times later in the morning to accommodate different work schedules.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She remembered details about my personal life and did a lot of research into my past cycles to understand and implement the best approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
I couldn’t go through this challenging process without the support of Jess and the rest of the staff. They truly hold me up during the process and Jess is always very thorough in her communication.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Sonia was very empathetic and down to earth. She took over my care after I was seeing a different doctor and she really took the time to understand my situation. She has a very warm and inviting personality that put me at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
You’ll be in great hands with Dr. Elguero!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Covered by insurance
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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7
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
The clinics [Boston IVF-Albany Center] weakness is that It feels like a doctors office. Not a comfortable setting. I feel a strength is the nurses who give monitoring. They are very friendly and informative at the office. The usually took linger than expected to call you into your appointment.... I used clomid for 4 cycles, and an injection for one of those cycles with iui.... The monitoring was around $300. Iui with sperm was about $500
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Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The clinics weakness is that It feels like a doctors office. Not a comfortable setting. I feel a strength is the nurses who give monitoring. They are very friendly and informative at the office. The usually took linger than expected to call you into your appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I felt like i was a patient usi g their services. They were nice.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I dont recall seeing her alot. I felt she was professional but not as compassionate as i thought she would be. The techs were very nice. I do believe she initially did my iui, but unfortunately it failed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
To be prepared to have little information and be treated like a patient.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
I used clomid for 4 cycles, and an injection for one of those cycles with iui.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
They wer very high. The monitoring was around $300. Iui with sperm was about $500
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
8
They [staff at Boston IVF] are very nice and sweet, helpful and compassionate. I would like to see the try to focus on diagnosing the Issue before the keep going to treatments that are not successful and end up being very costly and heartbreaking for the patients...Ask her [Dr. Elguero] to test every possible scenario and try to figure out what’s keeping you from getting pregnant rather than repeating treatments that are unsuccessful
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
They are very nice and sweet, helpful and compassionate. I would like to see the try to focus on diagnosing the Issue before the keep going to treatments that are not successful and end up being very costly and heartbreaking for the patients
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was very sweet. Very informative. But never felt like we were actually looking for the problem and taking care of it. We just did treatment after treatment with no results
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
At the time of my visit Dr Elguero was Personable, sweet, thorough but at the same time I don’t feel like she tried to figure out our issue. Just kept doing treatment after treatment with no result. We had 5 rounds of IUI and we just kept going back for more rather than testing to see what’s wrong.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Ask her to test every possible scenario and try to figure out what’s keeping you from getting pregnant rather than repeating treatments that are unsuccessful
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Very warm and friendly clinic [Boston IVF-Albany]. Don’t have to wait long for appointments and you are in and out quickly. Everyone is friendly and positive which is helpful. We felt comfortable every visit and hope all feel the same... All [the nurses were] very helpful and great at communicating and answering any questions I had.... I wasn’t ovulating at specific times so she helped us ensure I would ovulate and have timed intercourse.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Very warm and friendly clinic. Don’t have to wait long for appointments and you are in and out quickly. Everyone is friendly and positive which is helpful. We felt comfortable every visit and hope all feel the same
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Very friendly and open about treatment plan and explained things in a way That non medical folks can understand
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
All very helpful and great at communicating and answering any questions I had.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She is great and sat down with us to go over our history and was very calm And compassionate. She explained our treatment plan in laments terms and made us feel positive and excited. We are very grateful for her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Stay calm And let the professionals help!
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
I wasn’t ovulating at specific times so she helped us ensure I would ovulate and have timed intercourse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Don’t remember insurance covers most
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
No
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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The nurse I dealt with [at Boston IVF] had terrible follow-up on questions, very little compassion, and gave unsolicited advice...She failed to send in prescriptions in a timely manner and lost files I sent from a previous clinic...The US techs are amazing!...My insurance covered all but copays for visits and ultrasounds. I paid for medications out of pocket...My treatment needed to be tweaked following a chemical pregnancy and then non response.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
9 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
My nurse was a problem, but she is gone now. The US techs are amazing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Very personalized conversation, where my needs and concerns were addressed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurse I dealt with had terrible follow-up on questions, very little compassion, and gave unsolicited advice. I believe she is no longer with the practice.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
My treatment needed to be tweaked following a chemical pregnancy and then non response. Dr. Elguero was thorough and gentle in her discussion regarding our path forward. It was a negotiation rather than a forced plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Be prepared for a thorough history each time.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
My body has a lack luster response to letrozole, so a booster was needed and we discussed moving on to a highly monitored, low dose injectable cycle if I still did not respond. Dr. Elguero was very concerned about over response to injectables.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
My insurance covered all but copays for visits and ultrasounds. I paid for medications out of pocket.
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
10
[The nurese at Boston IVF were] Always helpful and very understanding...[cost] It was moderate...All strengths had all times and dates available to be seen and always made it work. Good to get on the waiting list for cancellations as they happen often and I was always able to get in sooner. The place is very clean and run very well...She [Dr. Elguero] was great and always took time to call me back if I called with questions and made me feel very hopeful
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
All strengths had all times and dates available to be seen and always made it work. Good to get on the waiting list for cancellations as they happen often and I was always able to get in sooner. The place is very clean and run very well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was great and always took time to call me back if I called with questions and made me feel very hopeful
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: I can't remember her name maybe Alice )
Always helpful and very understanding
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She was very helpful and the first doctor I saw that cared to look into why I was losing so many pregnancies. I did not get pregnant again yet but that was by choice and now I know that there is a way to make this possible next time
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Be open minded
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
Many blood tests to find out what was wrong as well as scans.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
It was moderate
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
14 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Love Jess [nurse at Boston IVF]. She is compassionate, caring, informative and professional. She planned my cycles out with Dr. Elugero and constantly was communicating with me. She is organized and always responded quickly to all of my questions and emails...clean, professional and stayed close to appointment times. The waiting rooms and exam rooms were appropriate being clean, dim lighted, clean equipment etc. I never had concerns about the clinic as everyone was professional
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
14 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
clean, professional and stayed close to appointment times. The waiting rooms and exam rooms were appropriate being clean, dim lighted, clean equipment etc. I never had concerns about the clinic as everyone was professional
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
my care was tailored to my needs and she was very informative with my options
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Jessica Camprone)
Love Jess. She is compassionate, caring, informative and professional. She planned my cycles out with Dr. Elugero and constantly was communicating with me. She is organized and always responded quickly to all of my questions and emails
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Dr. Elguero is warm, compassionate and caring. She was very informative, listen to our needs and concerns and was extremely professional.Our nurse Jessica is so helpful. Her response were timely and informative. She has been a life saver through this emotional process. We Love the Albany IVF team!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
This journey isnt easy. Time, patience and being informed is very important. Be prepared for the unexpected challenges that may lie ahead.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
We are a same sex couple without fertility issues. Qe have conceived 3 children over the last several years under the care Of Dr. Peter Horvath and now Dr. Elguero. One of our pregnancies we recently experienced a mid term loss and a previous misscarraige and the staff at albany ivf were amazing during such difficult times. Our cycles include: Oral medication stimulation, HCG trigger shot with timed donor sperm iui and vaginal progesterone suppositories.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
insurance covered most of our treatment costs
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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The Albany center [of Boston IVF] is very clean, organized and friendly. Glad to see they were able to open a clinic in Syracuse as the clinic in upstate hospital was the one downfall. It didnt set the image they have at the Albany center. And scheduling was a complication... found out the egg quality was poor. So we used my partners and got pregnant on our last chance for insurance to cover it.
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Age
29
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The Albany center is very clean, organized and friendly. Glad to see they were able to open a clinic in Syracuse as the clinic in upstate hospital was the one downfall. It didnt set the image they have at the Albany center. And scheduling was a complication
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
We have tried several times with cny fertility in Syracuse before coming to Boston ivf when they opened in upstate hospital in Syracuse and Albany. At cny fertility we knew something was not correct and the doctor just kept telling us it will work eventually and never looked into why fertility treatments weren't working. We tried once with Boston ivf and found out the egg quality was poor. So we used my partners and got pregnant on our last chance for insurance to cover it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
They were all wonderful. They call you when they say they will. They are available at any time that you need them. I was even able to text my nurse when they weren't open. They are all very knowledgeable and helpful
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
The doctor was very thorough and helpful. They are science based and dont sugar coat things or treat you as a number. The procedures were quick and we knew what to expect when going. They took good care of us while we were there
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
To not be nervous and trust them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Relatively affordable with insurance help
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Loved that they gave advice on how many to implant. But are also cautious to not do multiples
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Pricing is everything, and it was hard to get what a procedure is going to cost or getting help with grant information [at Boston IVF]. There were no list of medication prices either. We had to look up medication pricing ourselves...The Dr and Nurse listed the procedures very well. Any questions we had about the procedure or timing of anything was answered fully...Casey was an excellent nurse. She helped answer my wife's questions and was present during all check ups and appointments that my wife had.
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Pricing is everything, and it was hard to get what a procedure is going to cost or getting help with grant information. There were no list of medication prices either. We had to look up medication pricing ourselves.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
We had to push a couple of times for them to slow down and thoroughly explain what was going on. The Dr has done this numerous times and we were unsure what was going on.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Casey)
Casey was an excellent nurse. She helped answer my wife's questions and was present during all check ups and appointments that my wife had.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
The Dr was very nice and when we asked for more information a couple of times she was able to answer all of our questions. It was a very emotional time for my wife and the Dr was compassionate and understanding to what she was feeling at the time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Make sure the Dr answers all of your questions and if you are unsure of a procedure or why something is, please ask her to explain it again or differently. It will help.
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
The Dr and Nurse listed the procedures very well. Any questions we had about the procedure or timing of anything was answered fully.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
The costs was a topic that was rarely discussed. We had limited funds and limited healthcare help. It was painful trying to get what costs what from the office.
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
I have no comments.
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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They [nurses at Boston IVF] are wondeeful! Very personable, supportive, encourging...Office vists, lab work, ultrasounds and it was all very affordable...Easy to call, locate, the staff is amazing, patients come first, i never felt like a number, the doctor knew my name, the nurse, everyone its almost like ive been going for years and i had only been there twice
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Easy to call, locate, the staff is amazing, patients come first, i never felt like a number, the doctor knew my name, the nurse, everyone its almost like ive been going for years and i had only been there twice
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
She very honest with us explained all of our results, what was going to happen next and what to expect
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF - Albany Center. (Assigned nurse: Casey)
They are wondeeful! Very personable, supportive, encourging
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Sonia Elguero was very welcoming, put everything in black and white, there was no misunderstanding what any of our blood work meant. She every personable, i never walked out of her office wondering anout test or our next step
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Make sure you are ready to hear the worst, because chances are the worst your expecting is what you might here
Describe the protocols Sonia Elguero used in your cycles at Boston IVF - Albany Center and their degree of success.
Just starting our first protocal dont have mich information for you
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Office vists, lab work, ultrasounds and it was all very affordable
Describe Sonia Elguero's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF - Albany Center.
No comment
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Doctor
Sonia Elguero
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF - Albany Center
Loudonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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[Boston IVF was] Very clean and welcoming! Kind and helpful staff along with nurses and doctors. Prompt phone calls back when undergoing treatment. I would recommend them to any one! Always feel like a human and not a number and like my care and concerns matter...Ask questions, she [Dr. Sonia Elguero] always answers any questions you may have and doesn’t make you feel as if they aren’t valid question
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Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Boston IVF - Albany Center.
Very clean and welcoming! Kind and helpful staff along with nurses and doctors. Prompt phone calls back when undergoing treatment. I would recommend them to any one! Always feel like a human and not a number and like my care and concerns matter.
How was your experience with Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
I started treatment with Dr. Elguero in 2015 I had an spontaneous ectopic pregnancy. Then I had a pregnancy after that on clomid resulting in a healthy baby boy. Now we are undergoing treatment to hopefully be blessed with another little one. Dr. Elguero has been an absolute blessing and rock for our family. She has been there every step of the way and explains everything thoroughly. We are so happy with the care and treatment she has provided.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sonia Elguero at Boston IVF - Albany Center?
Ask questions, she always answers any questions you may have and doesn’t make you feel as if they aren’t valid questions.
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