Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 16%8.4
66% strongly recommend
274 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
Operations

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Scheduling
8.4
8.4
Scheduling

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Billing Department
8
8
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Nursing Team
8.7
8.7
Nursing Team

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LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

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Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
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Annual Cycles
7,561
National Avg
738
This Clinic
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Genetic counseling
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Mental health counseling
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Administration of shots
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20 doctors work here
8.1
Average Doctor Score
Merle Berger
Boston IVF
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
Nina Resetkova
Boston IVF
76% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 24%9.5
Samuel Pauli
Boston IVF
75% strongly recommend
31 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 25%9.3
Rita Sneeringer
Boston IVF
84% strongly recommend
24 Reviews
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 8%9.1
Sandy Li
Boston IVF
82% strongly recommend
3 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 82%Don't recommend: 18%8.8
Brian Berger
Boston IVF
68% strongly recommend
35 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 10%8.7
Benjamin Lannon
Boston IVF - The Maine Center
59% strongly recommend
32 Reviews
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 37%Don't recommend: 5%8.5
Lauren Murphy
Boston IVF
49% strongly recommend
4 Reviews
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 34%Don't recommend: 17%8.3
Alan S. Penzias
Boston IVF
49% strongly recommend
20 Reviews
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 42%Don't recommend: 9%8.1
Kristen Wright
Boston IVF
42% strongly recommend
18 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 40%Don't recommend: 18%8
David Ryley
Boston IVF
65% strongly recommend
33 Reviews
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 28%7.9
Kim L. Thornton
Boston IVF
50% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 19%7.7
Thomas Toth
Boston IVF
33% strongly recommend
2 Reviews
Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 67%7.7
Samuel Pang
Boston IVF
39% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 39%Neutral: 44%Don't recommend: 17%7.6
Carla DiGirolamo
Boston IVF
29% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 7.2
Strongly recommend: 29%Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 21%7.2
Steven Bayer
Boston IVF
50% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 7.1
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 28%7.1
Kerri Luzzo
Boston IVF
55% strongly recommend
22 Reviews
Rated 7.1
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 27%7.1
Grace Lee
Harvard Vanguard
37% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 6.4
Strongly recommend: 37%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 33%6.4
Michael Alper
Boston IVF
8% strongly recommend
13 Reviews
Rated 6
Strongly recommend: 8%Neutral: 38%Don't recommend: 53%6
Stephen Lazarou
Boston IVF
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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This clinic has 25 offices

Boston
800 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
888 300-2483
Brighton
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135
888 300-2483
Brookline
1 Brookline Place
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 735-9000
Cambridge
330 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
888 300-2483
Cape Cod
134 Ansel Hallett Road
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(617) 793-1100
Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(888) 300-2483
Downtown Boston
One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109
857-244-6750
Foxboro
18 Washington Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
(401) 369-7822
Framingham
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702
888 300-2483
Gloucester
298 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
800 858-4832
Lexington
One Forbes Road
Lexington, MA 02421
800 858-4832
Middletown
850 Aquidneck Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401.369.7822
Milford
14 Prospect Street
Milford, MA 01757
(888) 300-2483
Nantucket
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
(888) 300-2483
North Chelmsford
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
800 858-4832
North Dartmouth
531 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
800 858-4832
Providence
49 Seekonk Street
Providence, RI 02906
401.369.7822
Quincy
2300 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
800 858-4832
Raynham
675 Paramount Drive
Raynham, MA 02767
800 858-4832
Rye
1245 Washington Road
Rye, NH 03870
(877) 858-2483
South Shore
2300 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 793-1100
Stoneham
2 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
(888) 300-2483
Waltham
130 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 434-6500
Westborough
Four Bellows Road
Westborough, MA 01580
800 858-4832
Worcester
338 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 751-8050
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2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
4 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Berger was open and honest and has given me a lot of insight into my PCOS and how to move forward. I appreciate his candor and explanation. He is patient and kind and understanding when I have question he always makes me feel like they are valid and is thoughrough in his explaining the answers... Two IUIs with letrzole and ovidrel.
They [Boston IVF] make sure that you are taken care of and feel important. Sometimes the initial appointment can take a little bit of time but it’s worth it because they are great. Everyone at the clinic is focused on the patient and they are all super kind and patient with questions... Dr Berger was open and honest and has given me a lot of insight into my PCOS and how to move forward. I appreciate his candor and explanation. He is patient and kind and understanding when I have question he always makes me feel like they are valid and is thoughrough in his explaining the answers
How was your experience with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Dr Berger was open and honest and has given me a lot of insight into my PCOS and how to move forward. I appreciate his candor and explanation. He is patient and kind and understanding when I have question he always makes me feel like they are valid and is thoughrough in his explaining the answers
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
He’s nice and likeable and will be there to answer any questions you have. He fully explains all the processes to move forward so you are comfortable with the process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
He explained everything and was open and honest with me
Describe the protocols Brian Berger used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Two IUIs with letrzole and ovidrel. Moving on to IVF now
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Kind and reassuring
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
They make sure that you are taken care of and feel important. Sometimes the initial appointment can take a little bit of time but it’s worth it because they are great. Everyone at the clinic is focused on the patient and they are all super kind and patient with questions
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Berger at Boston IVF.
Only cost not covered by insurance is for the testing of embryos
10
Doctor
Brian Berger
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Cape Cod
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
9
9
Age 25 - 26
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Bayer] was very kind and understanding...He seemed very knowledgeable and helped us feel confident that our treatment would work. We walked out feeling comforted and excited to begin treatment. We only saw doctor Bayer a couple times because I got pregnant the first round of treatment which was amazing!...He started us with Letrozole and then the plan was to use a trigger shot to get me to ovulate but my LH was high enough on its own that I didn’t need it. I ovulated naturally and got pregnant!
[Boston IVF is] a little impersonal and kind of a wheelhouse but honestly I didn’t care I just wanted to get pregnant and I knew they were the best. I was willing to be treated like a number if it meant I got pregnant so I ended up being very happy with the results since we did get pregnant right away...He [Dr. Bayer] was very kind and understanding...He seemed very knowledgeable and helped us feel confident that our treatment would work
How was your experience with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
He seemed very knowledgeable and helped us feel confident that our treatment would work. We walked out feeling comforted and excited to begin treatment. We only saw doctor Bayer a couple times because I got pregnant the first round of treatment which was amazing!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
Trust the process!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
He was very kind and understanding.
Describe the protocols Steven Bayer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
He started us with Letrozole and then the plan was to use a trigger shot to get me to ovulate but my LH was high enough on its own that I didn’t need it. I ovulated naturally and got pregnant!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
They were pleasant.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
It’s a little impersonal and kind of a wheelhouse but honestly I didn’t care I just wanted to get pregnant and I knew they were the best. I was willing to be treated like a number if it meant I got pregnant so I ended up being very happy with the results since we did get pregnant right away
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Bayer at Boston IVF.
My insurance pretty much covered everything which was amazing and I’m very grateful for that.
9
Doctor
Steven Bayer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 43
8 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Berger and his staff knew my case was rough and listened to me sob and celebrated my pregnancy...told me from the beginning that it was going to be a longer road than most have. He worked with me every step of the way through failed cycles and adjusting meds and surgeries and to donor eggs where we finally had a successful pregnancy...He won’t give up on you...Trust him and listen to him.
The nurses [at Boston IVF] are amazing. Timely in their phone calls and answer all the questions that I had...The on call doctor did not call me with embryo results after one of my cycles...Fantastic clinic, everyone treated you like family. Love the Domar clinic being onsite to receive western medicine in conjunction with eastern. So many amazing doctors at Boston IVF and they all care...Dr Berger and his staff knew my case was rough and listened to me sob and celebrated my pregnancy. They always took the time to listen to me
How was your experience with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Dr Berger told me from the beginning that it was going to be a longer road than most have. He worked with me every step of the way through failed cycles and adjusting meds and surgeries and to donor eggs where we finally had a successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Trust him and listen to him. He won’t give up on you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Dr Berger and his staff knew my case was rough and listened to me sob and celebrated my pregnancy. They always took the time to listen to me
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
The nurses are amazing. Timely in their phone calls and answer all the questions that I had
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Fantastic clinic, everyone treated you like family. Love the Domar clinic being onsite to receive western medicine in conjunction with eastern. So many amazing doctors at Boston IVF and they all care
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
The on call doctor did not call me with embryo results after one of my cycles
10
Doctor
Brian Berger
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Other
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. David Ryley] is very honest and you will leave his office with hope... is very thorough with his explanations and never rushed a conversation. He asks questions to get to know us as people, not just patients. From the first day I met him he showed confidence that he would find a plan that worked and he did!...He is personable, empathetic, and actually seemed to listen...
Nurse Doran [at Boston IVF] is very punctual with returning calls, which helps reduce stress. She is thorough and extremely patient with all my questions...I feel the cost has been fair...The weakness of the Boston location is just that - the location. We always knew we would have to travel to appointments but things can be stressful enough with infertility, sitting in traffic thinking you are going to miss your appointment shouldn’t be one of them.
How was your experience with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Dr. Ryley is very thorough with his explanations and never rushed a conversation. He asks questions to get to know us as people, not just patients. From the first day I met him he showed confidence that he would find a plan that worked and he did!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He is very honest and you will leave his office with hope.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He is personable, empathetic, and actually seemed to listen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Nicole Doran)
Nurse Doran is very punctual with returning calls, which helps reduce stress. She is thorough and extremely patient with all my questions.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
The weakness of the Boston location is just that - the location. We always knew we would have to travel to appointments but things can be stressful enough with infertility, sitting in traffic thinking you are going to miss your appointment shouldn’t be one of them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Ryley at Boston IVF.
I feel the cost has been fair.
10
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sneeringer personally kept me updated on the progress of my embryos after retrieval. She was compassionate and let me lead the way with choices. She would explain all the possible outcomes but I never felt pressured to do anything. She was really aggressive (in a good way) and I got pregnant with my first Ivf !...Dr. Sneeringer was patient and kind. She walked me through each possible outcome forwards and backwards.
[At Boston IVF] We did 3 timed cycles with ovulation induction and 2 iui cycles before a freeze alll Ivf retrieval and transfer. She had me freeze all to allow my body recovery time from the hormones and give me a better chance of getting pregnant with the transfer...I had a lot of anxiety which she and her staff worked to calm..Sometimes it's a long wait for testing in the morning but the staff is amazing
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer personally kept me updated on the progress of my embryos after retrieval. She was compassionate and let me lead the way with choices. She would explain all the possible outcomes but I never felt pressured to do anything. She was really aggressive (in a good way) and I got pregnant with my first Ivf !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was patient and kind. She walked me through each possible outcome forwards and backwards. I had a lot of anxiety which she and her staff worked to calm
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We did 3 timed cycles with ovulation induction and 2 iui cycles before a freeze alll Ivf retrieval and transfer. She had me freeze all to allow my body recovery time from the hormones and give me a better chance of getting pregnant with the transfer
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Sometimes it's a long wait for testing in the morning but the staff is amazing
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Dr suggested a single transfer based on my age and testing
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 33
13 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Ryley is fantastic. He answered our questions honestly and was always optimistic even when we weren’t. My partner and I are both trying/tried to get pregnant with him and we have been very satisfied...Dr Ryely is warm and personable. We always felt like he was on our team....Me- ivf: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and 3 day transfer. My partner: 6 iuis on Femera and trigger shot (PCOS)...I love Heidi, Susan, Amanda and every staff member in the Brookline office.
Boston ivf is organized, professional and communicative. Highly recommended...I love Heidi, Susan, Amanda and every staff member in the Brookline office. Not so fond of Waltham, but not there regularly...Dr Ryley is fantastic. He answered our questions honestly and was always optimistic even when we weren’t. My partner and I are both trying/tried to get pregnant with him and we have been very satisfied...Insurance covered...
How was your experience with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Dr Ryley is fantastic. He answered our questions honestly and was always optimistic even when we weren’t. My partner and I are both trying/tried to get pregnant with him and we have been very satisfied
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Ask everything. If you need to talk to him, just ask his staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Dr Ryely is warm and personable. We always felt like he was on our team.
Describe the protocols David Ryley used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Me- ivf: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and 3 day transfer. My partner: 6 iuis on Femera and trigger shot (PCOS)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Heidi)
I love Heidi, Susan, Amanda and every staff member in the Brookline office. Not so fond of Waltham, but not there regularly.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Boston ivf is organized, professional and communicative. Highly recommended
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Ryley at Boston IVF.
Insurance covered
Describe David Ryley's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Our insurance only covers one egg transfer, but I think if that wasn’t the case he would have let us do two.
10
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2017, Successful
10
10
Age 35
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Penzias is a kind, gentle man. He often reminded me he was on our team and there to support us. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He can easily reached and always followed up with a personalized letter...He will always be regarded as one of my best doctors. He took the time to care for us and helps us through this difficult journey. He was patient, kind and well rounded. He followed a well balanced approach (medical, physical and emotional)
I think the clinic [Boston IVF] is great, recently renovated. Clean building and friendly staff. Strengths - welcome desk greeter (Debbie); flow of the building; well oprganized Weaknesses - hard to identify any weaknesses...3 rounds of IVF (estradiol -&gt; injectibles -. retrieval -&gt; embryo transfer) 1 round of IVF (estradiol -&gt; injectibles -. retrieval -&gt; assisted hatching -.&gt; embryo transfer)...Dr. Penzias is a kind, gentle man. He often reminded me he was on our team and there to support us.
How was your experience with Alan S. Penzias at Boston IVF?
He will always be regarded as one of my best doctors. He took the time to care for us and helps us through this difficult journey. He was patient, kind and well rounded. He followed a well balanced approach (medical, physical and emotional)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alan S. Penzias at Boston IVF?
Don't hesitate to schedule with him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alan S. Penzias at Boston IVF?
Dr. Penzias is a kind, gentle man. He often reminded me he was on our team and there to support us. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He can easily reached and always followed up with a personalized letter.
Describe the protocols Alan S. Penzias used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
3 rounds of IVF (estradiol -&gt; injectibles -. retrieval -&gt; embryo transfer) 1 round of IVF (estradiol -&gt; injectibles -. retrieval -&gt; assisted hatching -.&gt; embryo transfer)
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
I think the clinic is great, recently renovated. Clean building and friendly staff. Strengths - welcome desk greeter (Debbie); flow of the building; well oprganized Weaknesses - hard to identify any weaknesses
10
Doctor
Alan S. Penzias
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I only saw Dr. Pauli twice. The rest of my care was with nurses or other doctors. He was nice, but very to the point, scientific and I felt rushed. I did feel like he knew what he was doing and we were in good care, I just had no connection with him...Dr. Pauli himself was nice, but very scientific and down to business. The nurses were great and made me fell human.
The nurses, ultrasound techs, all were so so nice and always returned my calls and explained things. No complaints...We had to start with 3 IUI's. Tests were inconclusive, so we were unexplained infertility. I wanted to to a IVF cycle with NO birth control and he let me which I thought was great. After the failed IUI's we did IVF. IVF worked the first time, so he didn't have to come up with a new strategy.
How was your experience with Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
I only saw Dr. Pauli twice. The rest of my care was with nurses or other doctors. He was nice, but very to the point, scientific and I felt rushed. I did feel like he knew what he was doing and we were in good care, I just had no connection with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
Dr. Pauli is just there for the logistics and you won't see him often.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
Dr. Pauli himself was nice, but very scientific and down to business. The nurses were great and made me fell human.
Describe the protocols Samuel Pauli used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We had to start with 3 IUI's. Tests were inconclusive, so we were unexplained infertility. I wanted to to a IVF cycle with NO birth control and he let me which I thought was great. After the failed IUI's we did IVF. IVF worked the first time, so he didn't have to come up with a new strategy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Excellent! The nurses, ultrasound techs, all were so so nice and always returned my calls and explained things. No complaints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF.
My insurance covered 100% of procedures I had maybe $50 of copays & $200 for meds.
8
Doctor
Samuel Pauli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

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2014 - 2016, Successful
9
9
Age 42 - 44
2 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [ Dr. Samuel Pauli] was professional and clearly presented the treatment options and chances of success. He had decent bedside manner. He was friendly and treated me like a person. When he found a polyp in my uterus he made sure to remove it before going forward with treatment. He was very thorough. I was very happy with him as my doctor.
We decided to go with donor eggs [at IVF New England] as my FSH level was too high for insurance to cover IVF due to my age. We did try an iui first but it did not work. Dr Pauli removed a polyp from my uterus before we did the IVF with the donor eggs. We used frozen eggs from my egg bank. I got seven eggs and 2 embryos made it to be able to transfer. We transferred 1 embryo as a 5 day transfer and now I have a 3 week old son.
How was your experience with Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
He was professional and clearly presented the treatment options and chances of success. He had decent bedside manner. He was friendly and treated me like a person. When he found a polyp in my uterus he made sure to remove it before going forward with treatment. He was very thorough. I was very happy with him as my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
Not sure
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
He was very friendly and always talked to me like I was a real person. He called me to discuss my results and the options going forward.
Describe the protocols Samuel Pauli used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We decided to go with donor eggs as my FSH level was too high for insurance to cover IVF due to my age. We did try an iui first but it did not work. Dr Pauli removed a polyp from my uterus before we did the IVF with the donor eggs. We used frozen eggs from my egg bank. I got seven eggs and 2 embryos made it to be able to transfer. We transferred 1 embryo as a 5 day transfer and now I have a 3 week old son.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Paula Dwan)
Very friendly and always provided all necessary information
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF.
Donor egg cycle. $18,000
9
Doctor
Samuel Pauli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 36
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sneeringer] called me from her vacation when I thought I was miscarrying. She is a very good doctor. Rita was lovely and kind and referred me to the Domar therapists when I was emotionally struggling.
Overall, Rita, acupuncture, the nurses, and the therapy services at Boston IVF were wonderful. The millions of appointments were awful but that is just part of the process. hey were flexible about early morning appointments and things were fast and organized.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Rita was great. We got a terrible diagnosis/prognosis that was very dismal but then I got pregnant without treatment and had a baby. My 2nd pregnancy was IUI after 3 chemical pregnancies. Rita was lovely and kind and referred me to the domar therapists when I was emotionally struggling. I also really thing the acupuncture from boston ivf was crucial in helping me conceive. Overall, Rita, accupuncture, the nurses, and the therapy services at boston ivf were wonderful. The millions of appointments were awful but that is just part of the process. They were flexible about early morning appointments and things were fast and organized.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
We had a dismal prognosis and are coming out with two healthy babies so try not to lose hope. Rita is kind and straight forward. She called me from her vacation when I thought I was miscarrying. She is a very good doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Eileen baker)
I think Donna Zimmerman was also one. They got back to you so fast and were so nice and supportive and fantastic.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Cambridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

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2014, Successful
10
10
Age 31
3 IUI
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Pauli] was excellent, explained well and walked us through everything thoroughly, friendly and helpful. We had 3 medicated IUI cycles and although he thought the third may not be successful, and set us up for IVF, it took and now we have a beautiful 22 month old son. We thought he was an excellent Dr...
Friendly staff [at IVF New England], great lab, but sometimes they were so busy the ultrasounds were running late. All the donographers and blood techs were very nice, and professional...I was lucky my insurance covered most of our treatment costs...
How was your experience with Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF?
He was excellent, explained well and walked us through everything thoroughly, friendly and helpful. We had 3 medicated IUI cycles and although he thought the third may not be successful, and set us up for IVF, it took and now we have a beautiful 22 month old son. We thought he was an excellent Dr.
Describe the protocols Samuel Pauli used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We had 3 medicated IUI cycles, the first 2 with clomid didn't take well, so on the third dr. Pauli suggested switching to Femera, he thought this might produce more follicles and a better quality egg for insemination. During the cycle he wasn't seeing the size follicle he wanted, so he didn't think the insemination would work, but it did!!!
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Friendly staff, great lab, but sometimes they were so busy the ultrasounds were running late. All the donographers and blood techs were very nice, and lrofessional
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Pauli at Boston IVF.
I was lucky my insurance covered most of our treatment costs
10
Doctor
Samuel Pauli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 29
IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Berger is a brilliant scientist and warm hearted individual. He, however, is not very good at time management....Frustrating as that may be, it's for good reason. He spends a lot of time with his patients, like my husband and me, after our multiple failed cycles and early pregnancy losses. He always has a plan and customizes it for each patient which of course takes time.
I feel like the care team [at Boston IVF] cares about me as an individual first and foremost....He[Dr. Berger] is also the only Boston IVF Doctor who reviews his own blood work and adjusts medications for each one of his many patients....He's brilliant but frequently behind schedule.
How was your experience with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Dr. Berger is a brilliant scientist and warm hearted individual. He, however, is not very good at time management. Unless it is the first appointment of the day, it is unlikely that you will be seen before at least 45 minutes after your appointment (if not 60 or 90 minutes later). Frustrating as that may be, it's for good reason. He spends a lot of time with his patients, like my husband and me, after our multiple failed cycles and early pregnancy losses. He always has a plan and customizes it for each patient which of course takes time. He is also the only Boston IVF Doctor who reviews his own blood work and adjusts medications for each one of his many patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
Don't make plans for after your appointment. He's brilliant but frequently behind schedule.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Berger at Boston IVF?
I feel like the care team cares about me as an individual first and foremost.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Catherine Lamb)
Her level of personal caring for me, even if we weren't actively pursuing treatment.
10
Doctor
Brian Berger
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Foxboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

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2010 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 40 - 41
3 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Ryley] always gave me time to mourn and was a true advocate for me when we had so many unsuccessful IVF attempts and my husband wasn't really understanding. Ryley actaully made a comment that I was being tortured if I were to have another IVF attempt. He was caring and compassionate and realistic when he needed to be...He was compassionate. Even though he shared devastating and heartbreaking news about my own fertility, I felt like he understood as best he could...
Great communicators [at Boston IVF - RSC - Bos]. Organized. Private. Resources. Compassionate.I lived in MA so Insurence covered soooo much. We had a few co-pays, but all the services totaled to over $100k. When our Insurence rejected to pay for IVF when we used donor eggs, Ryley advocated for us- sent a letter explains why medically they should pay. It worked and they reversed their decision...
How was your experience with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He always gave me time to mourn and was a true advocate for me when we had so many unsuccessful IVF attempts and my husband wasn't really understanding. Ryley actaully made a comment that I was being tortured if I were to have another IVF attempt. He was caring and compassionate and realistic when he needed to be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He was wonderful. Be prepared for anything unexpected and always have faith.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He was compassionate. Even though he shared devastating and heartbreaking news about my own fertility, I felt like he understood as best he could.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Great communicators. Organized. Private. Resources. Compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Ryley at Boston IVF.
I lived in MA so Insurence covered soooo much. We had a few co-pays, but all the services totaled to over $100k. When our Insurence rejected to pay for IVF when we used donor eggs, Ryley advocated for us- sent a letter explains why medically they should pay. It worked and they reversed their decision.
10
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37
1 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Bayer shows compassion and goes above and beyond to make sure as a patient you feel his compassion. I have only worked with Dr. Bayer for a few months and his expertise and caring ways have already exceeded my expectations.... oston IVF has exceeded our expectations over and over again during our short time as their patients. They provided us with tons of information and resources from day one. They always respond back in a very timely manner and accommodate needs by doing so via email if requested to avoid multiple missed calls or phone calls back and forth due to busy schedules. I have even received answers back on the nurses days off which was completely unexpected but a pleasant surprise!
Boston IVF has exceeded our expectations over and over again during our short time as their patients. They provided us with tons of information and resources from day one. They always respond back in a very timely manner and accommodate needs by doing so via email if requested to avoid multiple missed calls or phone calls back and forth due to busy schedules. I have even received answers back on the nurses days off which was completely unexpected but a pleasant surprise!
How was your experience with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Bayer shows compassion and goes above and beyond to make sure as a patient you feel his compassion. I have only worked with Dr. Bayer for a few months and his expertise and caring ways have already exceeded my expectations.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Boston IVF has exceeded our expectations over and over again during our short time as their patients. They provided us with tons of information and resources from day one. They always respond back in a very timely manner and accommodate needs by doing so via email if requested to avoid multiple missed calls or phone calls back and forth due to busy schedules. I have even received answers back on the nurses days off which was completely unexpected but a pleasant surprise!
10
Doctor
Steven Bayer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Brookline
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2016, Successful
7
10
Age 32
4 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Alison Zimon] was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.... Clomid, letrzole ovidrel and IUI... Lots going on here but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.
Lots going on here [at Boston IVF-Cape Cod] but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.... She was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
She was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Clomid, letrzole ovidrel and IUI
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Lots going on here but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at Boston IVF.
Most was covered by my insurance
7
Doctor
Alison Zimon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Cape Cod
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2014 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
2 IUI
IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Anovulation
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ryley takes a huge personal investment with his patients... Regardless of how discouraged I am going into my appointments, I always leave in high spirits and optimistic about my future.
I like that you always get the same nurse and she learns your care, your needs, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Make you come prepared to ask lots of questions because he has a lot of information to give if you're ready and open for it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Dr Ryley takes a huge personal investment with his patients, even picking up the phone and calling me personally when I've had unfavorable news or positive news - to offer sympathy or to congratulate. Regardless of how discouraged I am going into my appointments, I always leave in high spirits and optimistic about my future.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Nurses Heidi and Susan)
I like that you always get the same nurse and she learns your care, your needs, etc.
10
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Brookline
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

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2014 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the first time meeting with Dr. Pang [at IVF New England], he was extremely knowledgable and took the time to answer all our questions. From then on when speaking to him or the nursing staff, I always felt as though they were very thorough and answered any concerns in a timely manner. We never doubted any aspects of our care because it felt like we were in good hands. Luckily, we were successful on our fifth cycle with IVF New England (3 medicated and 2 IUIs).
Luckily, we were successful on our fifth cycle with IVF New England (3 medicated and 2 IUIs). Dr. Pang met with us one last time after my 8 week ultrasound to answer any other questions and congratulate us before sending me to the care of my OBGYN. We are prepared to return to this clinic when the time is right to try for baby #2.
How was your experience with Samuel Pang at Boston IVF?
From the first time meeting with Dr. Pang, he was extremely knowledgable and took the time to answer all our questions. From then on when speaking to him or the nursing staff, I always felt as though they were very thorough and answered any concerns in a timely manner. We never doubted any aspects of our care because it felt like we were in good hands. Luckily, we were successful on our fifth cycle with IVF New England (3 medicated and 2 IUIs). Dr. Pang met with us one last time after my 8 week ultrasound to answer any other questions and congratulate us before sending me to the care of my OBGYN. We are prepared to return to this clinic when the time is right to try for baby #2.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
10
Doctor
Samuel Pang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
8
10
Age 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
David Ryley was a mensch. He seemed to really care about me and my husband. He encouraged us and gave us hope. He added humor to every discussion which really alleviated any tension. One part of the process that we were surprised about was how sick I felt after the retrieval. No one explained that that could happen. Over he is a Great guy!
David Ryley was a mensch. He seemed to really care about me and my husband. He encouraged us and gave us hope. He added humor to every discussion which really alleviated any tension. One part of the process that we were surprised about was how sick I felt after the retrieval. No one explained that that could happen. Over he is a Great guy!
How was your experience with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
David Ryley was a mensch. He seemed to really care about me and my husband. He encouraged us and gave us hope. He added humor to every discussion which really alleviated any tension. One part of the process that we were surprised about was how sick I felt after the retrieval. No one explained that that could happen. Over he is a Great guy!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Make sure to. Ring your sense of humor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He was personable, got to know us and was honest
Describe the protocols David Ryley used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
IuI, egg retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
They were amazing and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
They discourage that you bring children there but if you have no chcildcate, it's very difficult.
8
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Brookline
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
9
Age 37 - 38
4 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Realistic about low chances for IUI but allowed me to try anyway. Encouraging about acupuncture. Warm and supportive.
Facility warm and inviting. Alternative therapies encouraged. Parking convenient. Doctors warm, nurses responsive but more business-like.
How was your experience with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
Realistic about low chances for IUI but allowed me to try anyway. Encouraging about acupuncture. Warm and supportive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Bayer at Boston IVF?
Facility warm and inviting. Alternative therapies encouraged. Parking convenient. Doctors warm, nurses responsive but more business-like.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Longer appointments [than Brigham], took the time to review treatments thoroughly and ask questions.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
During retrieval I needed ICSI rescue to help fertilize eggs but was not told that that could happen until it did and then needed to make a snap decision that cost me $2,500.
10
Doctor
Steven Bayer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Framingham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
9
9
Age 43 - 44
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Allison [Zimon] must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal...I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult...Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
I felt that they [BostonIVF] deliberately delayed/procrastinated during my second transfer process - unsure of their reasoning, but it was frustrating...[Nurse staff was] pleasant, but a little mechanical...Allison [Zimon] must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal...I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult...Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Be patient & don't lose hope!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Allison must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Pleasant, but a little mechanical.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Friendly, but still your typical doctor's office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at Boston IVF.
No insurance, so very high.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
I felt that they deliberately delayed/procrastinated during my second transfer process - unsure of their reasoning, but it was frustrating.
9
Doctor
Alison Zimon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Foxboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 33
1 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Wright was compassionate and appeared trustworthy. She shared her expert knowledge and recommendations with us each step of the journey and made adjustments to our plan as needed based on professional analysis of results.... Dr. Wright reviewed our protocol every step of the way and gave recommendations for next steps based on my personal results, as well as next steps based on the fact that we were self pay patients.
This clinic and staff [at IVF New England] made us feel like a valued patient and not just a number. Our care was handled with compassion and expertise. The overall feel of the clinic including the waiting rooms and exam rooms was clean and comfortable.... Dr. Wright reviewed our protocol every step of the way and gave recommendations for next steps based on my personal results, as well as next steps based on the fact that we were self pay patients.
How was your experience with Kristen Wright at Boston IVF?
Dr. Wright was compassionate and appeared trustworthy. She shared her expert knowledge and recommendations with us each step of the journey and made adjustments to our plan as needed based on professional analysis of results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kristen Wright at Boston IVF?
Dr. Wright reviewed our protocol every step of the way and gave recommendations for next steps based on my personal results, as well as next steps based on the fact that we were self pay patients.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
This clinic and staff made us feel like a valued patient and not just a number. Our care was handled with compassion and expertise. The overall feel of the clinic including the waiting rooms and exam rooms was clean and comfortable.
9
Doctor
Kristen Wright
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2011 - 2014, Successful
9
10
Age 34 - 37
1 IUI
IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Investment Banker
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He has a Blunt delivery but is trustworthy and results-driven. he can get a little lost in the numbers and probabilities but is still caring. He also adds a little humor to the process.
Practice is always busy and sees a lot of patients. They are not always caring or sensitive of the very difficult time patients are going through. They could make the experience more relaxing and less clinical feeling.
How was your experience with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He has a Blunt delivery but is trustworthy and results-driven. he can get a little lost in the numbers and probabilities but is still caring. He also adds a little humor to the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Ryley at Boston IVF?
He's not warm and fuzzy and that's ok.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Ryley at Boston IVF?
Practice is always busy and sees a lot of patients. They are not always caring or sensitive of the very difficult time patients are going through. They could make the experience more relaxing and less clinical feeling.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
I have a hard time with giving blood because I have small veins that collapse easily. The nurse NEVER had a problem getting a vein.
9
Doctor
David Ryley
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Brookline
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

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2013, Successful
8
9
Age 36
4 IUI
4 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Other
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Overall I had a good experience with dr pang. I saw him trying to conceive a 2nd child....He was very upfront that it may not work Since I had poor egg quality and was a couple years since my previous pregnancy. We also discussed the possibility of donor eggs...Everyone there from admin to phelobotomists were always very kind...
Overall I had a good experience with dr pang. I saw him trying to conceive a 2nd child....He was very upfront that it may not work Since I had poor egg quality and was a couple years since my previous pregnancy. We also discussed the possibility of donor eggs...Everyone there from admin to phelobotomists were always very kind...
How was your experience with Samuel Pang at Boston IVF?
Overall I had a good experience with dr pang. I saw him trying to conceive a 2nd child. I initially saw dr Anania at that practice to conceive my first. 3 fresh cycles with dr Anania. Anania left the practice. 1 fresh cycle with pang to achieve singleton pregnancy. He was very upfront that it may not work Since I had poor egg quality and was a couple years since my previous pregnancy. We also discussed the possibility of donor eggs.
Describe the protocols Samuel Pang used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I don't remember specifics but I know we used a fairly aggressive approach (i.e. Med's)
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Everyone there from admin to phelobotomists were always very kind..
8
Doctor
Samuel Pang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012 - 2013, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He did a great job of explaining the process and his approach and recommendations, but also always asking what I was comfortable with and willing to adjust the course to meet my personal needs. He answered as many questions as I needed and made me feel like I was in charge of my care.
They were on top of things, understanding and compassionate... They knew who I was and catered to my particular circumstances, always making sure that I was on-board with the plan and ready to listen if something wasn't working.
How was your experience with Selwyn Oskowitz (Retired) at Boston IVF?
He did a great job of explaining the process and his approach and recommendations, but also always asking what I was comfortable with and willing to adjust the course to meet my personal needs. He answered as many questions as I needed and made me feel like I was in charge of my care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Selwyn Oskowitz (Retired) at Boston IVF?
Ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Selwyn Oskowitz (Retired) at Boston IVF?
They knew who I was and catered to my particular circumstances, always making sure that I was on-board with the plan and ready to listen if something wasn't working.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
They were on top of things, understanding and compassionate.
10
Doctor
Selwyn Oskowitz (Retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Brookline
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
2012 - 2013, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. DiGirolamo] was very direct but always positive and reassuring. Took as long as we needed in each appointment to discuss the details of my treatment and our feelings... Even though she was wonderful you always need to be involved with the process and ask questions.
I was not treated like just another patient [at IVF New England] and I always spoke to someone about my care. I have friends who would have to log into a system to learn about their doses and next steps. I always spoke directly to a nurse. How kind and understanding they[ the nurses] were.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carla DiGirolamo at Boston IVF?
Even though she was wonderful you always need to be involved with the process and ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carla DiGirolamo at Boston IVF?
She was very direct but always positive and reassuring. Took as long as we needed in each appointment to discuss the details of my treatment and our feelings.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF.
How kind and understanding they were. I was not treated like just another patient and I always spoke to someone about my care. I have friends who would have to log into a system to learn about their doses and next steps. I always spoke directly to a nurse.
10
Doctor
Carla DiGirolamo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources