Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates

4 doctors work here

Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 9%8.9
70% strongly recommend
63 reviews
Operations
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9
Operations

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Scheduling
8.9
8.9
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.3
8.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7.8
7.8
Attention to Detail

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

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CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
628
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Snyder
4510 Main Street
Snyder, NY 14226
(716) 839-3057

63 patient reviews

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2019 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 32
6 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Adam Griffin] is kind and explains clearly. He listens to questions or concerns and addresses them specific to my situation. I did it feel like I was getting put into a category and that all clients are treated the same. I felt that I was important and my treatment was important...I was told that the goal is one healthy birth. They prefer to transfer 1, and I felt they push only 1, but ultimately it is the clients decision. I was informed of the risks of transferring Multiples
The [Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates] clinic is amazing. I did not encounter a single person that made me feel even the least bit stressed or upset. One of the reasons I chose them was because of the initial interaction I had when calling to get information on services...The nursing staff is amazing! Every person there makes you feel like you are important. I didn’t not feel like just another client. I felt that they actually cared about helping me get pregnant.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He is kind and explains clearly. He listens to questions or concerns and addresses them specific to my situation. I did it feel like I was getting put into a category and that all clients are treated the same. I felt that I was important and my treatment was important
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Do your own research and ask questions if you don’t understand
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I felt the entire staff knew me personally
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I had a verity of doctors for IUI and the protocols was the same regardless. 3 rounds with oral meds, then 3 rounds with injectables (follistim). I know there were other meds but I dint remember them. My IVF cycle was right at the beginning of COVID. I had injectable meds (follistim) and others that I cannot remember, then the retrieval, then we had to freeze the embryos because the office was shutting down due to COVID. When they were allowed to see patients again I had a FET with Lupron, estrace, and POI. That resulted in the birth of my son. Since then I have had 2 more FET ( with Dr. Griffin). The same protocol. They resulted in chemical pregnancies so I had an ERA and am in the process of another FET with an additional 2 days of POI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff is amazing! Every person there makes you feel like you are important. I didn’t not feel like just another client. I felt that they actually cared about helping me get pregnant.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The clinic is amazing. I did not encounter a single person that made me feel even the least bit stressed or upset. One of the reasons I chose them was because of the initial interaction I had when calling to get information on services. Every other place would not talk to me, even about general things, unless I had a consultation. This Clinic took time to answer my questions about treatment costs, insurance coverage, time frames, etc. I felt like they care do before I was even a patient. They lived up to the standard I set for them from that first phone call. They are responsive and willing to talk about anything I need to to feel comfortable with my treatment. I felt they cared specifically about ME. The only think I would change is that they would allow monitoring from an outside office (my local OBGYN).l for patients who live farther away.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
IUI: monitoring were cover by insurance, the procedure was not and was about $400.00. Medication was about $3,000 combined for all IUIs. IVF: nothing associated to IVF was covered by insurance. Monitoring Was about $400.00 each and the Procedure was about $5,000. I had follistim donated so medication costs were low. 1 FET was included in the cost of IVF FET: nothing is covered by insurance. It’s about $400.00 per monitoring and $2,500 for the procedure. ERA: monitoring were covered by insurance. The ERA was about $800.00
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I was told that the goal is one healthy birth. They prefer to transfer 1, and I felt they push only 1, but ultimately it is the clients decision. I was informed of the risks of transferring Multiples
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Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
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2021, Successful
10
10
Age 23
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was diagnosed with PCOS and had 3 ectopic pregnancies in the last 3 years, and 1 blocked tube...I decided to jump into IVF although Dr.Griffin said that wasn’t my only option...able to completely clear out my tubes from previous ectopic pregnancies when he was originally going in just to remove a polyp! He truly goes above and beyond...
The biggest strengths is definitely the compassionate staff [at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates], they even donated about gonal f pen of 900units. Which costs $500-1000...the prices were pretty cheap compared to many other clinics but the monitoring cost was crazy expensive!...[nurses] always called immediately with results/ called back soon after I would call the clinic with questions.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I was recommended to Adam griffin by my OB. He had very high expectations that I would fall pregnant after my first transfer and he was right. He was even able to completely clear out my tubes from previous ectopic pregnancies when he was originally going in just to remove a polyp! He truly goes above and beyond. He always made sure to explain everything in detail and had always told me he had high expectations
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
N/A
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He was very kind and gave us hope since the consultation. He was very honest and upfront and didn’t judge for my age as I jumped into treatment right after college
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with PCOS and had 3 ectopic pregnancies in the last 3 years, and 1 blocked tube. Given all those ectopics I decided to jump into IVF although Dr.Griffin said that wasn’t my only option.My Amh was 7+ And my protocol for IVF was 150 gonal F and 10 LDHCG for 8 days. (Originally my protocol was for 10 days but I responded very well and only needed 8 days of stims and even lowered my gonal F to 100 the last 2 days of stims). Since I am young and have PCOS I was expecting OHSS and a cancelled fresh transfer. We were able to avoid OHSS and able to do the fresh transfer, I am currently 11.5 weeks! 19 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 16 fertilized and 6 made it to embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I never had any problems with them. They were all very sweet and always called immediately with results/ called back soon after I would call the clinic with questions.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The biggest strengths is definitely the compassionate staff, they even donated about gonal f pen of 900units. Which costs $500-1000. I wouldn’t say this is a weakness but I wanted to talk a bit about prices since they haven’t been updated on this website in some years. Unfortunately I had 0 IVF insurance coverage although there’s a mandate in NY with that being said: Ultrasounds cost $300 (you will need 3-5 during a round of ivf) Bloodwork cost $223 (quest) just for estradiol!! That’s crazy considering my insurance covered most blood work even though they weren’t supposed to. Blood work would have easily cost me $2000 but I’m sure I would have argued with quest telling them I’m not paying that since they approve my insurance to pay only $41 for estradiol haha, but I paid $447 for what insurance didn’t cover.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Unfortunately I had no insurance coverage for IVF even though I’m in NY. Apparently independent health doesn’t cover anything ivf related. The prices were pretty cheap compared to many other clinics but the monitoring cost was crazy expensive! I paid $5000 for ivf package #1 and that included 1 injection teaching class, ultrasound that looks for polyps or fibroids, egg retrieval including anesthesia, a fresh transfer, and a frozen transfer if the fresh doesn’t take. Again, if you don’t have insurance ultrasounds are $300, $223 for just estradiol. So monitoring alone is around $2500-3000! I can’t find the paper I got for PGS testing but I believe it was something like $3500 to test 1-3 embryos, $4000 to test 4-7 embryos and $4500 to test like 8-12? The prices were very similar to that but you also get 1 frozen transfer included in those prices! I was on a low protocol given my high amh and the clinic donated meds. I spent about $1500 on meds (estradiol cost $400 for 3 weeks worth). They go through freedom pharmacy where you can get a 25,50, or 75% off discount depending on your income. I spent around $10,000 on the package, meds, and monitoring. I can’t complain as I see many people spend $15-20k+ on just a fresh cycle. However if the fresh fails/ends in miscarriage, your looking to spend about $2500 on monitoring and medicine for a frozen cycle with no coverage. If both transfers don’t work out then additional frozen transfers are $2500 without monitoring so it could add up pretty quick.
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
He recommended 1 embryo for my age and I did not want multiples so I agreed to it but I got to choose if I want to transfer 1 or 2. If that transfer would have failed I likely would have transferred 2 for a frozen transfer. I am glad I didn’t transfer 2 as this transfer was a success.
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Adam Griffin
Humanity
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 29 - 30
6 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Sullivan was knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He sometimes could start to go too fast in a conversation but would stop and explain in further details when asked. He was positive but realistic. I never felt like I left an appointment confused or not understanding what to do next. There was always a plan to look forward to...this was more of a General protocol for unexplained infertility
[Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates clinic] Strengths: friendly, helpful, good communicators, quick appointments, affordable prices. Weakness: the 2 doctors work in shifts for IVF so over a cycle you could see 2 different doctors. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about Anything. Insurance, medications, time frames, etc. the staff will help in any way they can and it will ease your mind
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Sullivan was knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He sometimes could start to go too fast in a conversation but would stop and explain in further details when asked. He was positive but realistic. I never felt like I left an appointment confused or not understanding what to do next. There was always a plan to look forward to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Ask questions if you don’t understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I felt everyone in the office cared about my specific situation and challenges. They always knew details, like that I traveled 2 hours so I liked later appointments, and Worked with me and my specific challenges to make treatment as stress free as possible.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I think this was more of a General protocol for unexplained infertility but the plan was to do 3 oral medicated cycles and 3 injectable cycles of IUI before moving to IVF. This became frustrating towards the end of the 6 cycles, but I understand that many people get pregnant this way and we could have chosen to Move to IVF sooner if we wanted to. The 3 oral cycles were with Chlomid. The 3 injectable cycles were with follistim and an Ovidrel trigger shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff were absolutely amazing. They make this clinic and process as easy and stress free as possible. There was not one time I was there that I was not treated with compassion and I never experienced a single person with a bad attitude. They made the process exciting instead of terrifying. They knew me and my needs, they worked around my schedule, and they got me any answers I needed right away. They did all of this with a compassionate smile. There were many times that I got bad news (failed cycles, insurance coverage, postponed cycles due to COVID-19) and although those things were disappointed, I truly felt the support from the clinic staff and that made it a lot easier to handle.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Strengths: friendly, helpful, good communicators, quick appointments, affordable prices. Weakness: the 2 doctors work in shifts for IVF so over a cycle you could see 2 different doctors. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about Anything. Insurance, medications, time frames, etc. the staff will help in any way they can and it will ease your mind
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I live 2 hours away. Typically monitoring hours were at the clinic before 9am but they allowed me to get my bloodwork closed to home in the morning, then travel to buffalo to have my ultra sound around 3:30 so I could take as little time as possible off of work. This was so helpful!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My blood work and ultra sounds for IUI were covered by insurance. I paid about $400.00 for the procedure plus the cost of medications which ended up being around $$2,000.00 total. I selected a $5,000.00 IVF package (not including bloodwork, ultra sounds, and medications) it ended up being around $7,000.00 but I was given some medications free of charge donated by another patient.
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My consultation for IVF was with Dr. Sullivan and he strongly suggests 1 embryo transfer but when asked stated it is up to the patient.
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Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
9
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
8
10
Age 31 - 32
5 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Sullivan is very knowledgeable and passionate about his practice and helping his patients. He wants what is best for you and your future. He is hundred percent transparent even if it's unfortunately not what you might want to hear. In the event that things might not go as planned he is very compassionate and expresses his gratitude/concerns. As a patient it can be upsetting but he has what is best for you in mind. He is hardworking and dedicated as he has waited for me to arrive after work when I was experiencing overstimulated ovaries.
Dr. Sullivan's nursing staff [at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates] go above and beyond!!! They are very hardworking, patient and friendly. While going to his practice for 9 months they always greeted with you a smile!!! I had the pleasure of seeing most of them multiple times which allowed me to develop a comfortable relationship with them... He always makes himself accessible and/or his staff as they have an after hours line that you can call if needed.
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Sullivan is very knowledgeable and passionate about his practice and helping his patients. He wants what is best for you and your future. He is hundred percent transparent even if it's unfortunately not what you might want to hear. In the event that things might not go as planned he is very compassionate and expresses his gratitude/concerns. As a patient it can be upsetting but he has what is best for you in mind. He is hardworking and dedicated as he has waited for me to arrive after work when I was experiencing overstimulated ovaries. He always makes himself accessible and/or his staff as they have an after hours line that you can call if needed. He is dedicated to his practice and his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Go in with an open mind and know that him and his staff will take your under thier wing to give you the best care. They are very accommodating and friendly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Sullivan is a very friendly and hardworking doctor. He treats you like a "human" and is very personable. When meeting with him he takes his time to share his knowledge and explain/answer any questions that you may have. He is very knowledgeable and patient.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
At first I started on a hormone pill. I want to say Femera? They gave me this to help ovulate. After a while I went from taking that to Gonal-F and Ovidrel with IUI's as the pill was not working and they wanted to begin the next step. On my second or third IUI with Gonal- F and Ovidrel I ovulated sooner then they expected. Therefore, the next time. So the next two cycles I was using not only Gonal-F and Ovidrel but I began to use Ganirelix so I would not ovulate so fast on my own and they could manage it. They also added endrometrian. The first time with Ganirelix I had 4 mature follicles and they proceeded with my IUI. It didn't work. Therefore, we continued to the next cycle and Dr. Sullivan canceled my IUI cycle because I had 6 mature follicles. I was heartbroken but he was just looking out for me. He now recommends IVF as my body responds well to the treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Dr. Sullivan's nursing staff go above and beyond!!! They are very hardworking, patient and friendly. While going to his practice for 9 months they always greeted with you a smile!!! I had the pleasure of seeing most of them multiple times which allowed me to develop a comfortable relationship with them. They take the time to get to know you and when you see them again it's like you pick up right where you left off. They are beyond exceptional!!!!
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They are all very friendly and really work together as a team. They are also understanding and accommodating!!! With that being said, they strive to provide you with the best possible care and with the hope/positivity that you need to get through this!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Most of my insurance covered a share of my treatment and medications. However, it does not cover IVF or medications. I currently am working with them to pay them as I owe them $1,200. They are being very flexible and understanding.
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I unfortunately can't fully comment on this manner as we unfortunately have not made it this far. We had a consult with him about IVF. We just do not have the money to go through with it right now. Very heartbreaking.
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Michael Sullivan
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10
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 42 - 43
2 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Straightforward and honest, he [Dr. Sullivan] was clear of what the expectations were for someone my age. He didn’t make it seem impossible but he was honest about the challenge. He performed the retrieval but his staff performed the IUIs. He answered all our questions in a manner we could understand. The process was very emotional and long it seemed to me. I only saw him 2 or 3 times and mostly saw his staff...
the nurses [at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates] were super kind and caring...Appointments were on time, the only one I could remember too a long time was the retrieval one. They were easy to reach by phone no matter the day of the week. The lady that did my labs was good too and right at their office. They also worked well with the lab company I used. Results were always in on the same day...
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Straightforward and honest, he was clear of what the expectations were for someone my age. He didn’t make it seem impossible but he was honest about the challenge. He performed the retrieval but his staff performed the IUIs. He answered all our questions in a manner we could understand. The process was very emotional and long it seemed to me. I only saw him 2 or 3 times and mostly saw his staff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Ask all you want, he was always willing to answer. Don’t be afraid.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I was treated kindly and honestly. Doctor indicated it would take at least 3 retrievals but we were in the process to move out of state and had only time and money for 1 retrieval.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I don’t remember all of it. We did Clomid for each of the IUI cycles. For the egg retrieval we did injectables and have many sonograms to evaluate how my follicles were developing and measuring them. Once at the right size we did the retrieval. If I remember correctly we had like 28 follicles but only got 13 eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They were very kind to me. They saw me at very sad times as my baby’s heart beats were always too slow an indication that we were going to have a miscarriage. They allow me to see my baby by sonogram for a little longer since it would be the last time my child had a heart beat. We had a total of 7 miscarriages and everyone of them hurt so much.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I don’t have any other fertility clinic to compare them too and say if they did enough or not enough. It is my hope that they did and they do to every patient. I know the nurses were super kind and caring, that holds a lot of weight in my book. Appointments were on time, the only one I could remember too a long time was the retrieval one. They were easy to reach by phone no matter the day of the week. The lady that did my labs was good too and right at their office. They also worked well with the lab company I used. Results were always in on the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Including medications, monitoring, labs, retrieval and all the appointments we spend $17,000
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
We didn’t make it that far sadly.
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Michael Sullivan
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8
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
9 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Adam Griffin] never interrupts you when your speaking...When I had more questions about my upcoming ovarian drilling surgery he personally called me and took the time to answer every single question...monitored my injections perfectly for my ivf retrieval. He lowered and also raised the dosage when needed. Especially with having PCOS...Unfortunately to no fault of anyone’s my only embryo did not stick. But it was the closest I’ve ever been in 14 years of trying to conceive.
They [Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates] are all very organized. I always get answers and call backs when needed. They never get frustrated, even when you call multiple times in a day...[nurses] will cry with you, support you, hug you, high five you...Beyond sweet, compassionate and knowledgeable...[Dr. Adam Griffin] never interrupts you when your speaking. He really makes you feel like his only patient.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin is extremely patient and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is one of the best I’ve seen in a doctor. He always takes the time needed for every question with every appointment. He’s very kind and considerate. He listens to you. He does research on questions you have that maybe he hasn’t came across. For me that was different supplements. He never interrupts you when your speaking. He really makes you feel like his only patient. He keeps you informed with everything he’s doing. He will call you personally with results. He even called me personally to answer more questions I had after a consultation with him. You never feel rushed or be littled by him. I really can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Griffin. I’m so honored to have him as my doctor. He gives me confidence and real hope in everything he’s doing to help me accomplish my goal of being a mom to my own biological child.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He’s great! I guess I’d just tell them they’re in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin has the best bedside manner. He truly listens to everything you say. He has no problem taking any suggestions or tests you want. You can really feel that he wants to help and he wants to make this work for you. When I had more questions about my upcoming ovarian drilling surgery he personally called me and took the time to answer every single question. I really can’t say enough great things about Dr. Griffin. I’m so happy he’s taking care of me. I’m excited and hopeful for my dream of being a mom. He’s made me feel this way. He makes me feel extremely confident that he will help me reach that dream.
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
He monitored my injections perfectly for my ivf retrieval. He lowered and also raised the dosage when needed. Especially with having PCOS. I had to be monitored very closely and carefully. This resulted in a retrieval of 32 eggs. Unfortunately with PCOS I had many drop off, which we expected. The day of retrieval he was great. I only really remember talking to him before I was put under but he made me feel very comfortable. After 5 days he called me on thanksgiving day to tell me we had one embryo. He was sad that it wasn’t more and so kind in the way he told my husband and I. The day of transfer was a frozen transfer. Again Dr. Griffin explained everything fully and made me feel very comfortable. In the end he cupped my hand and with much sincerity said he wants this to work and is thinking about us and wants the best news. Unfortunately to no fault of anyone’s my only embryo did not stick. But it was the closest I’ve ever been in 14 years of trying to conceive.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They are all wonderful! They will cry with you, support you, hug you, high five you, I just can’t say enough about how wonderful the whole team is. Beyond sweet, compassionate and knowledgeable. Love them!
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They are all very organized. I always get answers and call backs when needed. They never get frustrated, even when you call multiple times in a day. Hahaha! I can’t even think of any weaknesses. Everyone that works there is fantastic!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Scheduling my monitored appointments were so easy. I was always given the time that was most convenient for me. It always worked out great especially when I needed to be to work early.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I’d say about $9000 some is still financed. And I have more to come. I’m having ovarian drilling surgery next month. Then the month after I need to purchase more meds for ivf retrieval.
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
After our fail of our only embryo transfer I told Dr. Griffin my husband and I wanted to transfer two next time if we have them. He has absolutely no problem with that. He actually said I have no problem with that, seems you guys have some catching up to do. I am happy and relieved that this didn’t have to be a debate.
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Adam Griffin
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Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Adam Griffin] came in specially to do a transfer with me when he was not the scheduled dr for that day. When we finally had a lasting pregnancy he was as thrilled as we were...He will listen. He really wants to work with his patients and collaborate with them to get a baby...He also put me on a 'kitchen sink' protocol with steroids, low dose naltrexone, benadryl and prograf to help combat the inflammation from the endo. I am now 31 weeks pregnant from the first transfer after the pgs testing and endo removal. I had a rough first 2 trimesters with bleeding episodes. Dr Griffin was unbelievably supportive and always allowed me to come in for reassurance scans and talked me through any and all issues that came up
Strengths [at Buffalo Infertility]- open 365 and in house bloodwork...weaknesses - one dr in the clinic prefers tried and true methods and does not like to vary from protocols Be sure to advocate for yourself and push for what you want and ask questions...Dr Griffin was always on top of everything but sometimes the nurses would default to standard protocols and I would need to tell them to speak with griffin and review and make sure I had the treatment my dr and i discussed
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I was with the clinic with another dr for a year before switching to Dr Griffin. He had realized that we were a unique case and needed more help. The dr we had previously kept using tried and true methods for us that weren't working. Dr Griffin took over and did more testing (ERA, hysteroscopy, immune testing etc), and switched us to a natural FET protocol. We got pregnant all 3 transfers with him. The first 2 were chemical pregnancies so we dove into more testing. We PGS tested our embryos and Dr did a lap on me in which he found and removed widespread endometriosis. He also put me on a 'kitchen sink' protocol with steroids, low dose naltrexone, benadryl and prograf to help combat the inflammation from the endo. I am now 31 weeks pregnant from the first transfer after the pgs testing and endo removal. I had a rough first 2 trimesters with bleeding episodes. Dr Griffin was unbelievably supportive and always allowed me to come in for reassurance scans and talked me through any and all issues that came up
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Voice your opinion. He will listen. He really wants to work with his patients and collaborate with them to get a baby
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Griffin is an amazing man and the best Dr I have ever had. He made me feel like I was his only patient and was so passionate. I was a more difficult case and he worked with me every step of the way, developing a protocol specifically for me. He called me on his off hours to discuss all options. He came in specially to do a transfer with me when he was not the scheduled dr for that day. When we finally had a lasting pregnancy he was as thrilled as we were. We came to the office to bring a gift and he spent his hour lunch break sitting and talking with us. What other dr would do that on their personal time. A wonderful man and dr.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Strengths - open 365 and in house bloodwork weaknesses - one dr in the clinic prefers tried and true methods and does not like to vary from protocols Be sure to advocate for yourself and push for what you want and ask questions. Dont just sit back and do whatever they say without getting involved yourself
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
We tried 2 eSET transfers with untested embryos with a previous dr and they both failed. We had 2 embryos left when we switched to Griffin and he agreed on letting us put both in. They took but resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We did another retrieval and transferred 2 fresh. Again, a chemical pregnancy. We then PGS tested the remaining embryos. The next transfer we opted for eSET again due to the embryo being PGS normal. Griffin agreed though he would have let us put in 2 if we absolutely wanted. That transfer resulted in a lasting pregnancy
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Dr Griffin was always on top of everything but sometimes the nurses would default to standard protocols and I would need to tell them to speak with griffin and review and make sure I had the treatment my dr and i discussed
10
Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 25 - 26
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I loved dr Sullivan. He is always friendly and warm. He always has ideas on how to help me more and never seemed stumped by my infertility and how my body reacts. He has a great sense of humor and keeps the mood light and relaxed but also on topic.... We did femara with trigger shots three times for IUIs and once did an iuI with gonalF injections and trigger shot. Definitely got more response from gonalF and even got a phone call after hours to talk about follicle count
Scheduling [at Buffalo Infertility] is a strength. There’s always open appointments in which to be seen. They’re open 365 days a year and have long hours. They’re organized as well. Certain types of appointments (transfers, retrieval’s and IUIs) are done in the morning. They have a blood work lab right on site and do all ultrasounds in site as well.... Each ultrasound is around $150, blood work is around $75 (for estradiol) and the IVF itself had two different packages. One cycle for $4000 ($3k upfront) and two cycles for $7000.l ($4k upfront)
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Although I did not become pregnant, I do not blame dr Sullivan or the clinic. Dr Sullivan has the perfect personality for such a delicate topic and hard journey for so many people. He is kind, gentle when addressing issues, and stays on topic and addresses every question I could have. I never felt rushed out of his office and I always felt welcome to come to him with questions and concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Go in with an open mind and trust the doctor. Also, do some of your own research but don’t take it all to heart as research online isn’t always accurate. Lastly, become knowledgeable with options so you can ask what’s best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I loved dr Sullivan. He is always friendly and warm. He always has ideas on how to help me more and never seemed stumped by my infertility and how my body reacts. He has a great sense of humor and keeps the mood light and relaxed but also on topic.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
We did femara with trigger shots three times for IUIs and once did an iuI with gonalF injections and trigger shot. Definitely got more response from gonalF and even got a phone call after hours to talk about follicle count
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They’re so good. They have good senses of humor and are kind and caring and delicate with this hard journey.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Scheduling is a strength. There’s always open appointments in which to be seen. They’re open 365 days a year and have long hours. They’re organized as well. Certain types of appointments (transfers, retrieval’s and IUIs) are done in the morning. They have a blood work lab right on site and do all ultrasounds in site as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Each ultrasound is around $150, blood work is around $75 (for estradiol) and the IVF itself had two different packages. One cycle for $4000 ($3k upfront) and two cycles for $7000.l ($4k upfront)
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I did one transfer with one embryo and one transfer with two embryos. They aim to do one but my body hasn’t been cooperating so we tried two.
10
Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 37
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Sullivan] was very patient and understanding during my dye test. I was terrified because I had never been in a hospital for any reason. I so appreciated the time he took to explain the procedure and make sure I was ok.... I did a dye test to evaluate my Fallopian tubes. I took Femara, had an ultrasound to evaluate how it was working. Then tested for ovulation at home. Once I got a positive I had an IUI done the following day. I start my second round tomorrow as the first IUI did not work.
Front desk staff [Buffalo Infertility] and answering service should probably be educated more or told not to talk specifics if they do not know what they’re talking about. Every time I would call I felt they had no clue what was going on and it was frustrating....maybe they should know how to read a chart correctly so patients get scheduled for what they have treatment planned.... I feel the nurses are their biggest asset to this clinic. They are always so informed and understanding.
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He was very patient and understanding during my dye test. I was terrified because I had never been in a hospital for any reason. I so appreciated the time he took to explain the procedure and make sure I was ok.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Be patient. Educate yourself and ask as many questions as you need to make yourself feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
You can tell they care and want to help. They are thorough with your paperwork and assessing you and your partners health history to rule out any possible factors or causes of infertility.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I did a dye test to evaluate my Fallopian tubes. I took Femara, had an ultrasound to evaluate how it was working. Then tested for ovulation at home. Once I got a positive I had an IUI done the following day. I start my second round tomorrow as the first IUI did not work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jenna)
She is great. After my consult I was so overwhelmed. She took me to another room and explained everything again with great detail and answered my questions.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Front desk staff and answering service should probably be educated more or told not to talk specifics if they do not know what they’re talking about. Every time I would call I felt they had no clue what was going on and it was frustrating. I understand they are not medical professionals but maybe they should know how to read a chart correctly so patients get scheduled for what they have treatment planned. My treatment was delayed the first month due to being down one doctor because of vacation. Anyone who is going through this knows how precious time is. I feel the nurses are their biggest asset to this clinic. They are always so informed and understanding. They go out of their way to explain procedures and everything they see on my ultrasounds.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Luckily, we uped our insurance and had HSAs so just have copays at this time but we do not have coverage for IVF so we shall see.
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
When I finally tested positive for ovulation I had to call the clinic on a Sunday and leave a message with the answering service. I explained everything to the girl who answered the phone and her response was, “So, are you calling to let us know you got your period?” I had to explain everything to her again and asked to please just have the on call nurse call me ASAP to schedule my IUI the following day. I waited 2 hours and then at the urging of my husband I called back and spoke with a different girl, explained my situation and asked that a nurse call ASAP. The girl said they had a record of my call earlier and the nurse should have already called back so she would get in it ASAP. The nurse called me within 5 minutes and apologized saying something about a miscommunication on their end. Luckily, I was able to schedule the IUI the next day but I was so stressed because I had a whole day of patients myself the following day that I was waiting to call to reschedule because I didn’t know what was going on yet with the IUI appointment.
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Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 25 - 26
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Griffin] always came in the room with a smile and had jokes to tell to lighten the mood of (what can be) an embarrassing few minutes. He always told me what to expect and never left out details. I always felt knowledgeable and up to speed on my treatments....We did a gentle stim FET because I don’t ovulate on my own and I could see why he chose this route even though it was lengthier and more expensive. He wanted my body in the best place for transfer.
They [Buffalo Infertility] strive for one baby at a time, but I transferred two once to up my chances and it wasn’t my choice initially. But I agreed and I’d do it again... Very well organized. Lab was in a separate area with a sign in sheet and the ultrasound and procedures had another waiting area with sign in sheet... Strengths: communication, compassion, humor, timing of appointments (open EVERY DAY all day), lab right in the office (no outside appointments usually needed in other offices), price was lower than average.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He always came in the room with a smile and had jokes to tell to lighten the mood of (what can be) an embarrassing few minutes. He always told me what to expect and never left out details. I always felt knowledgeable and up to speed on my treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Try to remain stress free. Don’t be so serious. Dr griffin is a good, sometimes goofy doc who will try his hardest to help. I always felt like part of a family
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He was always friendly. He remembered I was going to a concert and asked me about it at one of my appointments and that really surprised me, in a good way!
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
We did a gentle stim FET because I don’t ovulate on my own and I could see why he chose this route even though it was lengthier and more expensive. He wanted my body in the best place for transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Always in a good mood, making jokes which is really important.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Strengths: communication, compassion, humor, timing of appointments (open EVERY DAY all day), lab right in the office (no outside appointments usually needed in other offices), price was lower than average. Weaknesses: nothing that I can think of besides the fact I didn’t get pregnant.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Very well organized. Lab was in a separate area with a sign in sheet and the ultrasound and procedures had another waiting area with sign in sheet
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Two IVF cycles for $7000 and a cycle worth of labs and ultrasounds were around $1000
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
They strive for one baby at a time, but I transferred two once to up my chances and it wasn’t my choice initially. But I agreed and I’d do it again
10
Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Due to another doctor leaving I started seeing Dr Griffin at the start of our IVF cycle and he wasn’t that familiar with our case. But he was always very companionate and hopeful with us along the way. ... IVF ICSI because of Male factor (obstruction) Antagonist protocol due to low AMH level Took meds for 13 days I was a slow responder. ... He did prepare me for the worst during a couple appointments, sometimes I wish he would have been a little bit more straight forward but other than that he was great.
Strength [Buffalo Infertility & IVF Assoc]- organized. Monitoring apts were quick and easy to go to. Weekness - phone calls seemed rushed at times. Waiting time varies. ... Be your own advocate. Write everything down and take notes. Also trust your instincts and push for what’s best for you. ... Very nice in person [nursing staff] but sometimes I would feel rushed during the afternoon phone calls with next steps during cycle.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He is very compassionate and easy to talk to. He did prepare me for the worst during a couple appointments, sometimes I wish he would have been a little bit more straight forward but other than that he was great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Come prepared with questions and write everything down and he will take the time to explain everything thoroughly
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Due to another doctor leaving I started seeing Dr Griffin at the start of our IVF cycle and he wasn’t that familiar with our case. But he was always very companionate and hopeful with us along the way.
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
IVF ICSI because of Male factor (obstruction) Antagonist protocol due to low AMH level Took meds for 13 days I was a slow responder. He thinks it the Birth Control I took before May have over surpressed me. So next cycle we would not do BC. Retrieval 9 eggs 8 mature 7 fertilized 5 grew normal Transferred 2 embryos Remainder were not strong enough to freeze Transferred 2 embryos. Resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Also want to note I came down with the flu right after transfer. High fever no GI issues.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Very nice in person but sometimes I would feel rushed during the afternoon phone calls with next steps during cycle.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Be your own advocate. Write everything down and take notes. Also trust your instincts and push for what’s best for you. Strength- organized. Monitoring apts were quick and easy to go to. Weekness - phone calls seemed rushed at times. Waiting time varies.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Insurance covered partial meds and 50% procedure. I reached lifetime max with meds so no more coverage. Billing was always timely
7
Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 30 - 32
6 IUI
4 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Sullivan] thoroughly answers all of my questions. He spends the time necessary at every appt. He does all of my US, not a nurse. He is willing to try and suggest different test or treatments to figure out why nothing is working for us. When things dont work i can see his genuine frustration and concern. ... Dr Sullivan and Dr griffin are a team. So I sometimes see dr Griffin, whom I trust and care for equal to dr Sullivan.
The only issue i have ever come across (im a travel patient, I live 90 miles away) I sometimes go to a local hospital for bloodwork. Im supposed to be drawn before 9 am for same day results and they fax the order. Whether its the doctor office or my local facility, the paperwork isn't always there. I have to wait for the office [Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associations] to start answering phones at 9 am.
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Sullivan and Dr griffin are a team. So I sometimes see dr Griffin, whom I trust and care for equal to dr Sullivan. My frustration lies in being "unexplained". But i do feel that the Drs are trying everything they know to do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Be patient, it is a long journey. Every time you think "this is going to be the answer". That's not always the case. But the Drs truly care ans are willing to try and suffest whatever it takes to reach your goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He thoroughly answers all of my questions. He spends the time necessary at every appt. He does all of my US, not a nurse. He is willing to try and suggest different test or treatments to figure out why nothing is working for us. When things dont work i can see his genuine frustration and concern.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
We started with birth control, lupron, a baseline scan and bloodwork, added follistim with regular scans and bloodwork (sometimes daily) then trigged with ovidrel. I had 18 eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertalize and 2 make it to 5 day blast. I did a fresh transfer of one embryo, using endometrin tabs and froze the 2nd. This resulted in a chemical pregnancy. I then prepped for a FET. There was a shortage of PIO, so again I did BC, lupron and a light, monitored stimulatuon with follistim. I triggered and fm5 days later transferred my frozen blast. This resulted in a BFN. I did a miscarriage BW panel checking for blood clotting disorders and autoimmine diseases. My husband and I both did BW to check for chromosomal abnormalities. Everything came back normal. We proceeded for our second retrieval. We followed the same protocol. We retrieved 12 eggs, 6 fertalized and 2 made it to 5 day blast. We did a fresh 5 day transfer. Transferring both embryos. Resulting in another chemical. We proceeded with another consult. We decided in a hysteroscopy. I had that done, he scraped my lining to smooth it out, but didnt find anything suspect. I then prepped for my 3rd retrieval. He felt like the lupron supressed me to much. So we started with birth control, I did a baseline apt and proceeded with follistim, we also added in a low dose of HCG. I did regular bloodwork and US and added in ganirelix. I triggered with ovidrel. We retrieved 24 follicles. I can't remember how many fertalized and all that jazz, but again, we wound up with 2 blast. Which was very disappointing. I did a fresh transfer, with endometrin, both blast. And it resulted in my 3rd chemical or a possible ectopic. My hcg slowly raised before dropping. At a loss, we decided for another retrieval. The next plan was to do a freeze all and let my body rest before transferring. We were lining up for our best retrieval yet. Same protocol, BC, follistim and LDHCG, bloodwork, US, ganirelix. My bloodwork showed my progesterone rising. So they had me trigger and brought me in the next day for retrieval, hoping I didn't ovulate prematurely. During retrieval, the embryologist stopped the doctor and said the follicles were empty. I lost one ovary of follicles. He convinced me to come back the next day and retrieve the second side. We got 19 eggs and 16 fertalized. And sadly, we only ended up with two blast again. I froze both. After a few month break, we started prep for FET. Birth control, lupron, estradiol, PIO. Transferred one blast. Ended in a chemical pregnancy. Compeletely defeated at this point, I opted for the ERA test which just became available in NY. So i took all the same FET meds. I am currently awaiting the results and prepping for my FET of my last embryo. During all,of this it was suggested that I take prenatal, vitamin D, baby asprin and CoQ10.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I typically have two of the same nurses, but everyone is extremely friendly, caring and compassionate. They answer all of my queations and are prompt about returning phone calls.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The only issue i have ever come across (im a travel patient, I live 90 miles away) I sometimes go to a local hospital for bloodwork. Im supposed to be drawn before 9 am for same day results and they fax the order. Whether its the doctor office or my local facility, the paperwork isn't always there. I have to wait for the office to start answering phones at 9 am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I believe it is $7200 for retrieval, monitoring and freezing. And roughly 1800 for FET.
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
When 2 single transfers didnt work, we got more aggressive with transferring two embryos. And after that failed twice, we felt like we were blowing through our embryos so we decided to go back to single embryo transfers. And they supported our decision.
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Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29 - 30
6 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Griffin is very kind and friendly. He is easy to talk to and explains everything fully so you understand all treatment options. ... He performed my laparoscopy surgery and it went very well. My consultations, follow up appointments and phone conversations are very professional and my health and safety are his main concern. ... He has a way of making you feel very comfortable and at ease.
The biggest strength of this clinic [Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates] is that it is small and not overflowing with patients. ... They remember me and are compassionate about my journey and how frustrating this can be. Their hours for bloodwork and appointments are always helpful for those that work. ... They also have a support group once a month where women can get together to just talk and not feel judged. The only weakness I would say is that they do not recommend other pharmacies to try to get medications at a cheaper rate.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Griffin is very kind and friendly. He is easy to talk to and explains everything fully so you understand all treatment options. He has a way of making you feel very comfortable and at ease. He performed my laparoscopy surgery and it went very well. My consultations, follow up appointments and phone conversations are very professional and my health and safety are his main concern.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Discuss and ask questions about any treatment you want to pursue and he will be happy to assist in your journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Griffin is extremely kind and friendly. He explains everything in a way that we can all understand without talking down to you. He made me feel so comfortable and at ease about everything he wanted to try and accomplish with my treatment. I would highly recommend him.
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I started out with clomid, but that gave me horrible cramps. Then I switched to Letrozal, which was a lot easier on my body, but that gave me the same results as clomid in the end. I then moved on to gonal-f, which my body responded to much better. I still have not had any success getting pregnant, but he has helped answer questions about moving forward with further IUI's after endometriosis was removed or moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nurses that work for Dr Griffin are very nice and compassionate. Sometimes they are backed up, but always take the time you need with them to answer any questions or just to talk.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The biggest strength of this clinic is that it is small and not overflowing with patients. The doctors and nurses make time for you and don't make you feel like you are rushed out the door so they can see the next 20 patients before lunch. They remember me and are compassionate about my journey and how frustrating this can be. Their hours for bloodwork and appointments are always helpful for those that work. I never feel like a number here and always feel welcome. They also have a support group once a month where women can get together to just talk and not feel judged. The only weakness I would say is that they do not recommend other pharmacies to try to get medications at a cheaper rate. They did recommend target, which they are great and well aware of the fertility meds they stock, but they are not the cheapest. Buffalo IVF strengths substantially outweigh the weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My insurance covers unlimited IUIs and the ultrasound appointments, so I have only had copays so far plus all medications. IVF is $4500 per round.
10
Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34 - 35
12 IUI
PCOS
European
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Griffin has been SO accomodating and personable. He has squeezed my husband and I in on his days off, made earlier than usually appointments, given us straight-forward facts and his honest and optimistic opinion for further treatment. He has been amazing and a source of hope after years of frustration. I honestly feel that he wants our treatment to be successful (almost) as much as we do!... I have been on injectables and he has adjusted my dosing according to my response.
The clinic is very accomodating and usually very fast to respond to calls and voicemails. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with Buffalo IVF!... The nursing staff has been absolutely amazing throughout treatments. They are comforting, compassionate and caring.... There are 2 main doctors and 1 nurse practitioner. The doctors have very different personalities. In case one does not meet your needs, the other is fantastic!
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin has been SO accomodating and personable. He has squeezed my husband and I in on his days off, made earlier than usually appointments, given us straight-forward facts and his honest and optimistic opinion for further treatment. He has been amazing and a source of hope after years of frustration. I honestly feel that he wants our treatment to be successful (almost) as much as we do!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Do not lose hope even if other doctors may have brushed your needs aside. He is compassionate, accomodating, honest and genuine.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin has been SO accomodating and personable. He has squeezed my husband and I in on his days off, made earlier than usually appointments, given us straight-forward facts and his honest and optimistic opinion for further treatment. He has been amazing and a source of hope after years of frustration. I honestly feel that he wants our treatment to be successful (almost) as much as we do!
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
With Dr. Griffin, I have been on injectables and he has adjusted my dosing according to my response. We have undergone 4 IUI cycles with him after several with another doctor. Although they were unsuccessful, he is confident and optimistic about pursuing IVF this coming cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jenna, Jessica, Gail )
The nursing staff has been absolutely amazing throughout treatments. They are comforting, compassionate and caring.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
There are 2 main doctors and 1 nurse practitioner. The doctors have very different personalities. In case one does not meet your needs, the other is fantastic! And the NP is amazing as well. She has been in our shoes and has two beautiful twins to show for her treatment! The clinic is very accomodating and usually very fast to respond to calls and voicemails. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with Buffalo IVF!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Most of my costs were covered under my health insurance aside from prescriptions and some medications.
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
We have yet to cross this bridge depending on the quantity of embryos that are of high enough quality in this coming cycle.
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Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 32 - 35
1 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Griffin seems to truly cares about his patients. He took time to explain details surrounding recommended care and answered all questions. He didn't brush off research I did as a patient but took time to thoughtfully comment on ideas I've read about regarding recurrent pregnancy loss. He then followed up with more of his own research and proposed to try a more experimental medication that has shown some promising results elsewhere. Given that there's not a lot of data or ideas on how to treat unexplained recurrent miscarriages, it means a lot to me that he is willing to help me try something different and give us some hope
I don't feel as comfortable with the other providers that have been at this clinic [Buffalo Infertility] currently and in the past. They haven't been as open to questions and usually seem rushed. My recommendation would be to absolutely request Dr Griffin....The nursing staff has done there best to follow up with me and get my questions answered. They are good about calling back and following up as needed.... I think with all doctors it is important to do your own research and be your own advocate
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Griffin takes time to explain everything and answers questions patiently. When I first saw him I explained that I had a negative experience with one of the other providers at his clinic previously and he responded thoughtfully and compassionately. He took time to look into the most current research about unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss and came back to my follow up appointment with an idea for an additional medication we can try that has seen some promising results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I think with all doctors it is important to do your own research and be your own advocate. Bring a notebook and keep track of what procedure and test you had done at what time. Medical charts are unfortunately not always accurate and this becomes especially important when switching clinics or providers. Do some preliminary research so you can be an active member of your own care team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Griffin seems to truly cares about his patients. He took time to explain details surrounding recommended care and answered all questions. He didn't brush off research I did as a patient but took time to thoughtfully comment on ideas I've read about regarding recurrent pregnancy loss. He then followed up with more of his own research and proposed to try a more experimental medication that has shown some promising results elsewhere. Given that there's not a lot of data or ideas on how to treat unexplained recurrent miscarriages, it means a lot to me that he is willing to help me try something different and give us some hope. Over the course of my fertility journey, I've seen numerous obgyns and fertility specialists and it means a lot to me that it doesn't feel like he's just trying to check you off the list and get to the next patient. You definitely feel like a human instead of a number working with him.
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
This cycle I am taking an immunosuppresant called Tacrolimus. After ovulation I will be taking Benadryl 25mg 3x/day as well as progesterone in oil. We are testing for PAI-1 and depending on the results may add Lovenox. I am also on prenatals, Vit B12, Vit D, CoQ10, and baby aspirin. I am doing IUI this cycle and did Femera at 5mg for CD 3-7.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff has done there best to follow up with me and get my questions answered. They are good about calling back and following up as needed.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I don't feel as comfortable with the other providers that have been at this clinic currently and in the past. They haven't been as open to questions and usually seem rushed. My recommendation would be to absolutely request Dr Griffin.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
not sure
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
not sure
10
Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 41 - 43
5 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Sullivan is a very nice and direct man, but not very aggresive. There have been many suggestions I've given him and he refuses most. I feel like sometimes I have to beg for something different to be tried ... I really felt if I didnt fight for something new we'd still be doing the same treatments ... We started with femara and timed intercourse. Then moved to femara with trigger and timed intercourse. No success. Then we tried femara, trigger and iui.
I have been unhappy with not being monitored closely. Ive had some issues, including ovulating through medication, that I feel would've been caught if I was watched more closely. ... I love that I can get everything done in 1 office [Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates]. Bloodwork is available all day. Stat bloodwork 7-9am only. Monitoring appts and procedures/iui all done in the same place. Had to have a hysteroscopy with biopsy done, that was right in the office
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
He likes to stick with tried and true protocols but they don't work for everyone. Most protocol changes i suggested were shot down very quickly if he didn't have hard proof they would work. Many times I'd have to beg for something to change. I really felt if I didnt fight for something new we'd still be doing the same treatments
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself. Your body may not respond like everyone elses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
The nurses have all been great. We do have 2 favorites. Dr. Sullivan is a very nice and direct man, but not very aggresive. There have been many suggestions I've given him and he refuses most. I feel like sometimes I have to beg for something different to be tried
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
We started with femara and timed intercourse. Then moved to femara with trigger and timed intercourse. No success. Then we tried femara, trigger and iui. Nothing. Then we did a cycle of gonal-f, trigger and iui. Next we tried lupron microdose, gonal-f, trigger and then iui was cancelled because I ovulated through the lupron. We took a break then tried femara, trigger and iui again. Still no luck. There were issues along the way. I don't feel I was being monitored enough. There were cycles that probably never should have been started but I didnt have bloodwork done so there was nothing to back up the feelings of something's not right
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
All the nurses were wonderful. There are 2 favorites we have. But all we professional and made me feel comfortable. Some were more caring and personable than others, but that's all nurses
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I love that I can get everything done in 1 office. Bloodwork is available all day. Stat bloodwork 7-9am only. Monitoring appts and procedures/iui all done in the same place. Had to have a hysteroscopy with biopsy done, that was right in the office
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I am very fortunate that everything weve done have been covered by insurance. So, Ive only had to pay co-pays
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I have been unhappy with not being monitored closely. Ive had some issues, including ovulating through medication, that I feel would've been caught if I was watched more closely. Also, i had a cycle where they thought I had a large cyst on cd3, never did bloodwork, started me on meds, then told me it must be a follicle after 8 days off meds and scheduled the trigger and iui even though the "follicle" was much too large to be good and viable. They dropped the ball that cycle
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Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
10
Age 22 - 23
5 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Although we did not receive the results we expected, I would go to see Dr. Dipoala again. She is a very kind doctor and calls to check in on her patients. When I had some issues and called into the office in the middle of the night, she had called back an hour later to give me medical advice.... I was diagnosed with pcos at my consultation appointment. From there I was placed on femara, but was not responding well. My eggs took a very long time to grow, so my dosage was increased within the same cycle.
I think overall the clinic [Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates] is set on caring for their patients. I have no complaints. They are very good at responding to their patients phone calls, and answering all questions you may have. The only issue I ran into while at the clinic was someone forgot to send my script over to the pharmacy. I had called to let them know that I went to pick up my medicine and it was not in the system. Another doctor within the practice had called me about 10 minutes later and told me he personally called the pharmacy
How was your experience with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Although we did not receive the results we expected, I would go to see Dr. Dipoala again. She is a very kind doctor and calls to check in on her patients. When I had some issues and called into the office in the middle of the night, she had called back an hour later to give me medical advice. She was very considerate and compassionate durring the care I received. We were disappointed that durring our last IUI, we were told if it did not work that we would move onto injectables, then following the failed IUI we were told it was not an option. This was my last appointment with the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Be sure to call with any questions you have. Dr. Dipoala is very quick with results and is always there to listen to your questions and concerns
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Dipoala was very kind and has a warm bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Krystene DiPaola used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with pcos at my consultation appointment. From there I was placed on femara, but was not responding well. My eggs took a very long time to grow, so my dosage was increased within the same cycle. The following 3 IUI I experienced the same thing. I was finally placed on the max dose and still no results. I was then placed on clomid and ovulated much earlier than while on femara, we did 2 cycle on clomid with no results. I was then told I would start injections, but at my next appointment the Dr. Said my ovary was not visible enough to do injections (she couldnt see a section) and that I should lose 75 lbs and then I may not need to see a specialist. She also said that if I wanted to move to IVF I would need to lose 75 lbs. She used these methods because she thought that femara along with IUI would give us a great chance at conception. My husbands sperm analysis had come back with 2% morphology. Dr. Dipoala said she likes to see it at 4% but there was a large volume of sperm in the samples and that it should not be a great impact.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff was amazing. The nurses performed all of my IUI procedures. They were very comforting durring each IUI and very friendly.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I think overall the clinic is set on caring for their patients. I have no complaints. They are very good at responding to their patients phone calls, and answering all questions you may have. The only issue I ran into while at the clinic was someone forgot to send my script over to the pharmacy. I had called to let them know that I went to pick up my medicine and it was not in the system. Another doctor within the practice had called me about 10 minutes later and told me he personally called the pharmacy and it was ready to be picked up. I was genuinely impressed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My insurance covered most of my costs. We had to pay for medications out of pocket, and pay what my insurance charged for diagnostic testing. Each cycle cost about $300 out of pocket.
Describe Krystene DiPaola's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
When we spoke about IVF at the last appointment she briefly went over that at my age, and with our diagnosis that she would feel most comfortable transferring one egg. But we decided to take a break from treatment and have not been back for about a year.
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
On one occasion someone forgot to send my prescription to the pharmacy. I went to pick it up the day after my appointment and it was not in their system. I called the nurse line and informed them what had happened. Within 10 minutes another dr. Within the practice called me and said he had spoken to the pharmacy directly and my meds were ready to be picked up.
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Doctor
Krystene DiPaola
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
5 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Griffin performed the transfer during the IVF and fully explained everything before he began. Walked us through everything during and after the procedure and gave us the warmest goodbye and said to keep positive thoughts...Bring a spouse/partner with you to appointments! He gives a lot of information, the more ears to listen the better!...were greeted warmly and he gave his sincerest condolences that our IVF wasn’t successful. He answered every question we could think of and assured us that we will conceive again, it’s not if, but when.
The clinic [Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates] is extremely busy. But everyone working there absolutely takes the time to make you feel like the only patient there. Very short wait time, whether it’s for the nurses, doctors, etc. The front office staff is always ready to greet you with a warm smile or joke, anything that’s helpful to bring a smile to your face! Diane in the quest office is absolutely amazing. So kind, understanding and funny!
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
We did each failed IUI (4) with a different doctor and started the IVF process with that doctor as well. Dr. Griffin performed the transfer during the IVF and fully explained everything before he began. Walked us through everything during and after the procedure and gave us the warmest goodbye and said to keep positive thoughts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Bring a spouse/partner with you to appointments! He gives a lot of information, the more ears to listen the better!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
After our failed IVF cycle, started with a doctor who was leaving the practice (also had 4 failed iui’s with same doctor), we decided to put our trust in Dr. Griffin. As soon as we came into his office we were greeted warmly and he gave his sincerest condolences that our IVF wasn’t successful. He answered every question we could think of and assured us that we will conceive again, it’s not if, but when.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Absolutely loved the nursing staff. We began in 2015 with another doctor and when we returned to try for a second baby many of the nurses remembered my husband and I and couldn’t wait to see our son. All the nurses felt for us each time we knew the procedures failed and told us to remain strong and positive. They’re amazing!
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The clinic is extremely busy. But everyone working there absolutely takes the time to make you feel like the only patient there. Very short wait time, whether it’s for the nurses, doctors, etc. The front office staff is always ready to greet you with a warm smile or joke, anything that’s helpful to bring a smile to your face! Diane in the quest office is absolutely amazing. So kind, understanding and funny!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Under our insurance we had 3 IUI cycles covered. We paid out of pocket for the 4th, only cost us $100 for a certain medication. As for the IVF we spent a total of $7500 for the procedure, testing, scans, and medication.
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
At our clinic they will only transfer 2 embryos at a time. No more.
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The only thing I can say about the clinic, doctor who has left the practice and one nurse in particular, seemed to think my thyroid meds had no effect on getting pregnant. I do feel if it was monitored better we may have had success with one of the 4 IUIs we tried and maybe could have avoided IVF.
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Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 26 - 30
4 IUI
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I really liked how Dr. Sullivan went over the details in how an IUI would work... Dr. Sullivan was very nice but I felt like he was talking from a script like he would explain things to each patient this way. He was very nice but I just feel like he was very vague in explaining and giving detail in my own fertility issues...No one has called me to discuss further options at this time even after going in for a consult for IVF after the 4th failed cycle
The strengths were the office [Infert and IVF Med Assoc] was always very clean and well organized. They kept names and such very private as to cross off your name when called and didn't ask for your birthday in front of other patients....Each nurse was very kind they explained what my eggs looked like and the quality of my lining, they did this each sonogram. When it came to the IUI day they went through the steps that were done and let me look at the sperm and confirmed the sperm donors number and my name several times before doing each procedure.
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I really liked how Dr. Sullivan went over the details in how an IUI would work. He did explain that I had a blocked tube and that surgery was expected if the first 2 cycles were unsuccessful. I was sent to a teaching after to explain how injections would work instead of doing clomid. Dr. Sullivan had also explained about my husbands infertility issues as he was not able to produce viable sperm. I really wish he had more contact with me during each cycle and after all the failed cycles as to what I should be doing next
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I would let them know Dr. Sullivan was very nice but I felt like he was talking from a script like he would explain things to each patient this way. He was very nice but I just feel like he was very vague in explaining and giving detail in my own fertility issues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Sullivan was very nice and explained how I would be going about my treatments he explained treatments. I was really under the influence that Id be pregnant within 2-3 cycles due to him explaining I am young, in shape and have excellent egg quality. After 2 failed cycles I had surgery to remove part of my left tube that was blocked we did another 2 cycles and still nothing. No one has called me to discuss further options at this time even after going in for a consult for IVF after the 4th failed cycle. This is why I just feel like a number. I am moving onto another clinic for another opinion
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
Cycle one I was placed on a low dosage of femera not sure the exact amount I believe it was 2.5, we then did a sonogram to look at the eggs we did one IUI after it failed we did a second IUI and was placed on a little higher dosage of femera and was prescribed 250 mg ovidril. After the second cycle failing Dr. Sullivan recommended I have the surgery to have my left tube operated on. The third cycle I was placed on follistm they started me on a dose of 125 mg after my eggs were growing rapidly they lowered me down to 100 then 75 everything looked great as the nurse described. We also did 250 mg of ovidril that cycle after that cycle failed we did another round of follistm starting at 150mg and decrease again to 100 then 75, I had 4 mature eggs and they advised Id have to go on Lupron instead of ovidril because I was at high risk for overstimulating my ovaries. My hormonal level was also at great height as it was 3,574 a good amount for IVF. I was then giving estrogen medicine to help my lining also was placed on progesterone. After the 4th failed cycle we've decided to get a second opinion.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Each nurse was very kind they explained what my eggs looked like and the quality of my lining, they did this each sonogram. When it came to the IUI day they went through the steps that were done and let me look at the sperm and confirmed the sperm donors number and my name several times before doing each procedure.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The strengths were the office was always very clean and well organized. They kept names and such very private as to cross off your name when called and didn't ask for your birthday in front of other patients. When doing blood work they asked your last name and birthday to confirm it was you also asked you what cycle day you were on. As far as the clinic weaknesses there wasn't really anything I could say
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Most of my procedures were covered under Bluecross Blue Shield I only had to pay co-pays of $10. Some sonograms were more during the time I had worked for a different company and procedures were around $50 for an IUI. For medicines I had to pay about $500 total for injections and femera. I had to pay about $700 for my surgery and since we needed a donor for sperm we paid about $5,000 total for sperm.
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Not applicable
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I asked to have the staff send over my chart to another clinic they advised they could fax it over. When the other clinic never received the information I called Buffalo IVF back and they informed me I would have to pick up copies of it and would have to pay for each paper.
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Doctor
Michael Sullivan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
7
Age 35 - 36
4 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Griffin oversaw an injectable IUI cycle for me, as I was experiencing lining on the thinner side with clomid and femara. Unfortunately the cycle did not result in a pregnancy but he was very open to listening to my questions and providing me with feedback on whether he thought they were good options or not...Dr. Griffin has been wonderful every time I've seen him - always compassionate and caring, taking the time to talk with me and answer my (many!) questions. He is very warm and has a great bedside manner.
they [Infert and IVF Med Assoc] are all extremely nice, caring and compassionate. I do not feel like I'm just a number to them, and each doctor has patiently listened to my (many) questions and provided their honest feedback. They've been open to my requests to try different things as long as they won't hurt anything. I think they could do a better job providing more resources to their patients (i.e. I'd like to see them have an in-house acupuncturist, masseuse, and counselor/therapist). A nurse or two hasn't been as compassionate as I'd think for someone working at an infertility clinic, but generally they've been good.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I've had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Griffin, I'm always happy to have him overseeing a cycle or appointment for me as I know he will listen, be compassionate and take the time to discuss any options. I'm always asking a lot of questions about different courses of treatment I've read about, and he's honest in his feedback on them and willing to let me try anything that won't hurt. He has a great bedside manner making you feel at ease during what's an incredibly stressful and difficult time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and be armed with your own information - he will take the time to listen and provide his feedback in a thoughtful way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin has been wonderful every time I've seen him - always compassionate and caring, taking the time to talk with me and answer my (many!) questions. He is very warm and has a great bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Adam Griffin used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
Dr. Griffin oversaw an injectable IUI cycle for me, as I was experiencing lining on the thinner side with clomid and femara. Unfortunately the cycle did not result in a pregnancy but he was very open to listening to my questions and providing me with feedback on whether he thought they were good options or not.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Jen is FANTASTIC. She's very responsive to emails and phone calls, and shows a lot of compassion and sympathy. She also put together/hosts a monthly group support session which is so helpful to anyone going through infertility treatments.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
As a whole, they are all extremely nice, caring and compassionate. I do not feel like I'm just a number to them, and each doctor has patiently listened to my (many) questions and provided their honest feedback. They've been open to my requests to try different things as long as they won't hurt anything. I think they could do a better job providing more resources to their patients (i.e. I'd like to see them have an in-house acupuncturist, masseuse, and counselor/therapist). A nurse or two hasn't been as compassionate as I'd think for someone working at an infertility clinic, but generally they've been good.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Overall the cost is pretty reasonable compared to many other clinics across the country. I would have liked to see them be more helpful in finding the lowest cost alternative for medications sourced locally (I did that myself and provided my feedback to them but not sure this is being shared with anyone else).
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Dr. Griffin was open to transfering 2 embryos after I had 2 eSET failures, and I am proceeding with my next FET transfering 2 as well and he is in support of this approach.
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I've had to remind them to call in prescriptions a few times. I also had an IUI cancelled due to being overstimulated and looking back it really shouldn't have happened as it was not my first time on injectable medication.
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Doctor
Adam Griffin
Humanity
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7
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Sullivan spoke with me on a real person level and didn’t use terms that I did not understand. I did not feel as if he were rushing me through the appointment as most doctors do and he was exactly on time... no waiting in the office for 45 minutes before being called. He also made me feel relaxed and even joked around with me a little. My husband and I also had a setback on egg retrieval day that caused my husband to need TESE surgery right away and he was able to call a colleague and get us in almost immediately.
[Buffalo IVF] Strengths: - great communication about procedure and compassion from doctors and nursing staff -prompt follow up/call backs when required -they have their own “financial coordinator” that broke down all costs for me as well as payment plans...The nursing staff was excellent. I chatted with them over the phone as well as on their clinic portal very regularly...there were a few times that my monthly payment did not go through because of an “expired or invalid” card which was not the case so I had to call a few different departments to Get it cleared up.
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Sullivan spoke with me on a real person level and didn’t use terms that I did not understand. I did not feel as if he were rushing me through the appointment as most doctors do and he was exactly on time... no waiting in the office for 45 minutes before being called. He also made me feel relaxed and even joked around with me a little. My husband and I also had a setback on egg retrieval day that caused my husband to need TESE surgery right away and he was able to call a colleague and get us in almost immediately. While the results from that procedure were not what we hoped, we were super thankful for the sense of urgency he put on the situation and how well we were accommodated. He was by far the best doctor I have ever seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Feel free to ask any questions to get clarification.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Sullivan and his office from the moment I called made me feel welcome and gave me information and let me speak directly with the doctor BEFORE I was even a patient. They made me understand the entire process and costs and were very accommodating. We had had a very difficult time at another clinic and I was searching for a place we felt comfortable with and Buffalo IVF gave me that feeling the day I called.
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I have only done 1 IVF cycle and the protocol that was used was the “antagonist method” which put me on more Gonal-F than typical (325iu). I was not sure what that even meant at the time, but I continued as directed with the Gonal-F, low dose HCG and Cetrotide. I went in for monitoring/bloodwork every other day and I ended up stimming for 9 days in total. On egg retrieval day, I had 11 eggs retrieved, 11 eggs mature and 11 eggs frozen. At the time I was upset that I did not produce as many eggs as I had hoped but I was thankful that the eggs I got were all mature. We plan on doing another full cycle this fall.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff was excellent. I chatted with them over the phone as well as on their clinic portal very regularly as I never had to wait long for a response. They also were very prompt during my stim cycle to give me results of bloodwork and my next steps for medication. I loved that I never had to worry about what the results were during my cycle because they followed up exactly when they said they would.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Strengths: - great communication about procedure and compassion from doctors and nursing staff -prompt follow up/call backs when required -they have their own “financial coordinator” that broke down all costs for me as well as payment plans. Being 100% out of pocket this was very helpful as it decided whether or not we could proceed. Weaknesses: - I do not have very many complaints, but there were a few times that my monthly payment did not go through because of an “expired or invalid” card which was not the case so I had to call a few different departments to Get it cleared up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I came to this clinic in Buffalo,NY as their costs were the most reasonable that I have seen. The IVF cycle in total was $4000 and that includes embryo transfers for 1 year. They also offered a payment plan which was very helpful as well. For most people with insurance the bloodwork and ultrasounds for cycle monitoring would be covered. My husband and I were not insured at the time and all of our bloodwork, ultrasounds and TESE procedure were all out of pocket. However, the clinic let us know about these costs ahead of time so there were not any surprises.
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Our doctor had not mentioned specifics about our single/multiple embryo transfer. He wanted to wait until we graded the embryos to see what our best chances were. However, he did mention that because of my age (30), that typically they only recommend a single transfer. Unfortunately we did not make any embryos during our cycle due to MFI so we did not transfer any.
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Michael Sullivan
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Sullivan does have good bedside manor, but its not outstanding. I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed/rushed while talking to him and think of questions later. He does however answer every single question I do have and goes over options with me. I appreciate that he also takes into account my feelings and ideas. He allows me to advocate for myself and listens to my suggestions....Dr Sullivan is personable with me and my husband and tries to take note of other things going on in our personal life and relating to us
The clinic [Infert and IVF Med Assoc] is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year which is amazing. They have testing within their facility so I dont have to go off site to get my blood drawn. They do tend to set you up with tried and true protocols unless you specifically advocate for yourself...an IVF package that includes 2 retrievals within 1 calendar year along with frozen transfers. Also includes ICSI...Dr Sullivan is personable with me and my husband and tries to take note of other things going on in our personal life and relating to us
How was your experience with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Sullivan does have good bedside manor, but its not outstanding. I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed/rushed while talking to him and think of questions later. He does however answer every single question I do have and goes over options with me. I appreciate that he also takes into account my feelings and ideas. He allows me to advocate for myself and listens to my suggestions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
listen to what he has to say but also advocate for yourself. Ask lots of questions and discuss all options
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr Sullivan is personable with me and my husband and tries to take note of other things going on in our personal life and relating to us
Describe the protocols Michael Sullivan used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
I do not have an infertility diagnosis other than MFI. I occasionally have irregular cycles so Dr Sullivan first put me on Femara to motitor and track my ovulation. We did several rounds of TI and then one IUI with Femara. We moved on to IUI with injectables. Because of my husbands poor semen analysis we decided to move to IVF quickly. I respond well to meds. We did BCP, lupron, follistim and low dose HCG for my IVF protocol. We retrieved 27 eggs, 20 mature, 16 fertilized with ICSI, 12 made it to day 3 and 5 were good quality to freeze on day 5. Due to a spike in my progesterone, my fresh transfer had been canceled and we had to freeze all. We chose to do an elective single embryo transfer due to my age (30) and the good quality of the embryos. FET protocol was BCP, lupron, estrace and PIO. Day of my frozen transfer I was told that the first embryo thawed, did not survive and they had to thaw another for transfer. My FET failed and we now have 3 blasts left. We are trying a semi natural FET with support from Femara and a trigger shot. So far I am not having response to the Femara despite the success in the past. Hoping to do a transfer in the upcoming month if we can get good lining and follicle growth
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The clinic is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year which is amazing. They have testing within their facility so I dont have to go off site to get my blood drawn. They do tend to set you up with tried and true protocols unless you specifically advocate for yourself. Its possible to get lost in the mix if you dont speak up
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sullivan at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
So far we have spent $5000 on medication, bloodwork, and scans. This includes insurance coverage and a high deductible for all. We spent an additional $6000 out of pocket for an IVF package that includes 2 retrievals within 1 calendar year along with frozen transfers. Also includes ICSI
Describe Michael Sullivan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
Dr Sullivan highly recommended eSET due to my age and the grade of my embryos. He was open to discussion on transferring 2 but we agreed to try with 1 especially for our first transfer
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Michael Sullivan
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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2018, Unknown Success
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8
Age 43
1 IVF
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Krystene DiPaola] was very thorough in explaining everything and if she didn't feel you were a good candidate or had no chance at all, she would not waste her time or anyone's time or money...genuinely cares about her patients and gets excited when things look very optimistic and feels like there could be a successful outcome...never gave false hope...I would recommend for others to see!!
[Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates] is clean and the staff is very caring...one weakness I have to mention out of my whole experience was an issue with billing...submitted most claims to my insurance but some claims they went past the timely filing limit and billed me for the charges...nursing team responded to emails through the portal in a timely fashion and showed genuine support,concern, and compassion.
How was your experience with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I saw dr Dipaola for IVF treatment in 2018. Before I had my initial consultation with her, I did my research on her and I read nothing but good things about her. I was not disappointed from meeting her for the first time up until the very end of treatment I received from her. She was very thorough in explaining everything and if she didn't feel you were a good candidate or had no chance at all, she would not waste her time or anyone's time or money. She genuinely cares about her patients and gets excited when things look very optimistic and feels like there could be a successful outcome. She never gave false hope and is definitely someone I would recommend for others to see!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
If you want quality care from an honest, caring doctor, Krystene Dipaola is the best doctor out there. You will not be disappointed!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
She genuinely cares about her patients
Describe the protocols Krystene DiPaola used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
Due to my age, it was more of an aggressive protocol gor my body to produce the most amount of eggs to have the best potential outcome possible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing team responded to emails through the portal in a timely fashion and showed genuine support,concern, and compassion.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The clinic is clean and the staff is very caring. The one weakness I have to mention out of my whole experience was an issue with billing. They submitted most claims to my insurance but some claims they went past the timely filing limit and billed me for the charges. Other than the billing issue, I have nothing but good things to say about the care I received. Dr. Dipaola is no longer under that clinic, she opened her own clinic and I want to try a other ivf round with Dr. Dipaola at her new clinic and location
Describe the costs associated with your care under Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
4,500 for 1 cycle plus expensive meds that were separate that my insurance didn't cover
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Krystene DiPaola
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
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7
Age 30 - 31
6 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
she [Dr. DiPaola] is very knowledgeable...made me feel very comfortable right away. She listened to me and addressed all of my concerns compassionately...worked within the means of my insurance coverage when providing treatment. However, she did make it seem as though a gonal- f treatment would more than likely work but we were unsuccessful...start off slow because we are diagnosed with unexplained infertility Clomid plus IUI
A nurse [at Buffalo Infertility and IVF Associates] did forget to call and verify that my pregnancy test was negative, although I did have my period so I didn’t necessarily need the call. She did call the next day and was very apologetic...As with any doctors office they do run behind, so if your appointment is not early be prepared to wait. At times you can hear the office staff complaining about nurses and doctors which is unprofessional
How was your experience with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. DiPaola worked within the means of my insurance coverage when providing treatment. However, she did make it seem as though a gonal- f treatment would more than likely work but we were unsuccessful
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Go in prepared with questions you have because she is very knowledgeable
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. DiPaola made me feel very comfortable right away. She listened to me and addressed all of my concerns compassionately.
Describe the protocols Krystene DiPaola used in your cycles at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates and their degree of success.
Clomid- start off slow because we are diagnosed with unexplained infertility Clomid plus IUI - 3 rounds of IUI with clomid. After 4 trials the chances of getting pregnant drop significantly Gonal-F plus IUI - wanted to work within the means of my insurance because IVF is not covered. I was on a very low dose, however I produced too many follicles and needed to skip the IUI Femara plus Gonal- F and IUI - last step before moving onto IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
The nursing staff is very compassionate and patient. They truly go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and answer questions to the best of their ability. Some of the nurses are new to the staff and not as experienced which can cause some delays with ultrasounds and IUI’s
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
There is a doctor on call 24 hours a day and they clinic is open 7 days a week including holidays. Everyone immediately makes you feel welcome. Blood work is also offered there so you don’t have to go to an outside facility but you can if it is more convenient. As with any doctors office they do run behind, so if your appointment is not early be prepared to wait. At times you can hear the office staff complaining about nurses and doctors which is unprofessional
Describe the costs associated with your care under Krystene DiPaola at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My insurance covered all costs prior to IVF. With IVF it will cost $4500 for the procedure, approximately $1500 for ultrasounds and blood work and possibly another $1500 for medication. Typically medication costs about $4500 however I have some stored away as per the advice of Dr. DiPaola
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
A nurse did forget to call and verify that my pregnancy test was negative, although I did have my period so I didn’t necessarily need the call. She did call the next day and was very apologetic
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Krystene DiPaola
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
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7
Age 33 - 34
IVF
Donor Eggs
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I fully trust my care with Dr. Griffin- he is kind, compassionate and thoughtful in his care. When I see Dr. Griffin, he makes me feel very comfortable and assures I understand the process and next steps....Dr. Griffin is incredibly kind and thoughtful in the treatment of his patients. He made me feel as if I am his only patient, providing explanation to the process and understanding to my needs as a patient.
As far as weaknesses, there have been situations where some of my care [at Infert and IVF Med Assoc] has been missed or confused by the nursing team. I feel as though the clinic's high volume of patients leads to an inability for individualized care and often important items are unintentionally overlooked... when I received the news of my negative pregnancy it was not from the nurse I had fostered a relationship with; instead it was a nurse I had never spoken to- which was very difficult.
How was your experience with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
I fully trust my care with Dr. Griffin- he is kind, compassionate and thoughtful in his care. When I see Dr. Griffin, he makes me feel very comfortable and assures I understand the process and next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Try to be patience, it is a difficult and emotional process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
Dr. Griffin is incredibly kind and thoughtful in the treatment of his patients. He made me feel as if I am his only patient, providing explanation to the process and understanding to my needs as a patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
At the beginning of our process I spoke to one nurse exclusively for months; however when I received the news of my negative pregnancy it was not from the nurse I had fostered a relationship with; instead it was a nurse I had never spoken to- which was very difficult. I was taken aback that I never heard from the nurse who I consistently spoke to. At time, It is very difficult to not speak to one nurse consistently and having to retell the situation multiple times.
Describe your experience with Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
I fully trust my care with Dr. Griffin, he treats his patients with compassion and respect. With Dr. Griffin I feel my goal to have a child will be achieved. As far as weaknesses, there have been situations where some of my care has been missed or confused by the nursing team. I feel as though the clinic's high volume of patients leads to an inability for individualized care and often important items are unintentionally overlooked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Adam Griffin at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My cost of care has been significant as it is not covered under insurance. Currently our cost has been $23,000.
Describe Adam Griffin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates.
My transfer was with Dr. Sullivan and when we came into the office, it was first time hearing the suggestion for transferring one vs. two. I was surprised by the discussion and our need to make such a large decision in just a few minutes. I do wish there was more time to discuss and decide.
What specific things went wrong at Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Adam Griffin
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Buffalo Infertility & IVF Associates
Snyder
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