Carolinas Fertility Institute

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Charlotte
2614 E. 7th Street, Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28204
980.256.2233
Greensboro
311 W. Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-448-9100
Winston Salem
3821 Forrestgate Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27103
336-448-9100
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Carolinas Fertility Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 94%Neutral: 6%9.5
18 assessments
  • 94% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.2
Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
8.7
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7.9
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
7.9
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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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
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8.9
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
18 assessments
10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Weaknesses: It took several months to get an initial consultation. ... Strengths: Compassionate people working diligently to help you become at parent. The staff [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is very patient with you and your needs. Dr. Y and his staff with work with you, treat you like a person, and answer all questions you may have along the way. ... The nursing staff has been kind enough to return all of my questions and address all of my concerns from certain medications I can and cannot time, to concerns, to countless what ifs, to purpose behind certain tests and their results.
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Strengths: Compassionate people working diligently to help you become at parent. The staff is very patient with you and your needs. Dr. Y and his staff with work with you, treat you like a person, and answer all questions you may have along the way. Weaknesses: It took several months to get an initial consultation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
After our initial consultation, bloodwork, and testing, it was a whirlwind of information and decisions to be made. My husband and I decided to take some time to process the information. Once we processed it, I called the office and asked if we could make an appointment to see our doctor because we had a lot of questions before moving forward with a particular fertility option. I expressed that I just started a new teaching job and this appointment would be a the start of a new year so I would need an appointment as late as possible. They mentioned that I could be scheduled for a conference call after hours one day which worked perfect since we really just had a lot of questions about our options given. We were called after work hours on a Friday evening, during a hurricane, and he answered all of our questions, listened to our opinion, gave his opinion, and answered some more questions. He was not in a hurry to rush off the phone with me! He then followed up with me and sent me his email if I had any further questions over the weekend. This is one specific incident but I don't feel rushed when I am at his clinic. Everyone is very nice and helpful!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has been kind enough to return all of my questions and address all of my concerns from certain medications I can and cannot time, to concerns, to countless what ifs, to purpose behind certain tests and their results. They are very kind each time and show tremendous patience with me.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
We are at the beginning of fertility treatments. After our initial meeting it was discussed that we would monitor my cycles, use ovidrel, and time intercourse for a few cycles before moving forward. My husband and I decided to do this one time because we had a sperm analysis done and his numbers needed improvement before we moved forward. He is now on medication that is suppose to increase his quality and morphology. He will be retested once he finishes the medicine and we will finalize our decision on our next steps based on those numbers. After having a phone conference with Dr. Yalcinkaya and expressing my worries and concerns we have made a tentative plan, again depending on husband's numbers, to do 1-3 cycles of IUI with medication then IVF if needed. I have had recurrent miscarriages so if husband's number have not improved much we will skip IUI and go straight to IVF. Dr. Y has been very helpful, informative, and sincere about helping us find the correct pathway to parenthood.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I would tell all patients to ask questions, lots of questions. This is a big, and expensive, step to make so you need to be well informed.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so Dr. Y increased my Metformin and my Letrozole when I came in for a consultation because the dosage my previous doctor prescribed were no longer beneficial and had stopped having the desired side effects. I was producing a good number of follicles so we tried Ovidrel injection and time intercourse for a month. After finding out that my husband's sperm analysis was overall lower than preferred, my husband and I took a few months off. This break helped give my husband time to take medication to increase his numbers. He is nearly finished with the prescription and will have another analysis done to see if there has been a big enough change to justify us continuing with Ovidrel and/or IUI. As of right now, after consulting with Dr. Y, I believe that we will try 1-3 cycles of IUI and then move forward with IVF if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We haven't very had too many costs yet because we haven't tried IUI or IVF yet. But, the Metformin and Letrozole costs about $5 total each month due to insurance. The Ovidrel shot was not covered by my insurance and costs $200 per cycle. My husband had a sperm analysis completed and it was $250, up front, again not covered by insurance. The prescription given to my husband to increase his numbers in $50 for a 3 month supply, insurance will not cover. Lastly, the doctor visits are $85 with insurance.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Y mentioned that we would transfer one embryo at a time. I am fine with that because we can freeze the other embryos and use them at a later time if the first procedure is not successful.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
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9
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
9
Nursing staff [at Carolinas Fertility Institute] was very kind during my procedures with Dr. Y. They were also very attentive to my needs when I would email or call regarding treatment protocol. The only negative comment I would say is that I was not always aware of what steps to take next, and would have to ask myself instead of it being explained to me before leaving the office...Lab results were not always called in to me to report findings.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Strengths- New, up to date technology. Nice, clean environment. Responsive to calls and emails Weakness- long wait times. Treatment was not described before leaving the office and you were sometimes left unaware of what was to come next. Also, billing was messed up at one point during my treatment, but since has been fixed with a new billing provider
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I felt Dr. Y was caring and had my best interest in mind. It is hard to feel exactly like a human and not a number when a doctor is dealing with multiple patients each day, but I felt he tried his best to keep my situation separate, and unique to me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was very kind during my procedures with Dr. Y. They were also very attentive to my needs when I would email or call regarding treatment protocol. The only negative comment I would say is that I was not always aware of what steps to take next, and would have to ask myself instead of it being explained to me before leaving the office
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I felt Dr. Yalcinkaya was very educated in his field. He is very knowledgeable and has up to date research to back up his recommendations. I do however feel that sometimes I was leading my own care, and would have liked some stronger opinions from Dr. Yalcinkaya, however on the same token I liked that he would allow me to have blood tests and procedures performed that I thought necessary for my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be open minded. Also be prepared to wait to see Dr. Y, but know that when it is your turn he will spend the same amount of time with you as he does with every other patient.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Hysteroscopy to help remove scar tissue. Blood work for recurrent miscarriage. Femara and "trigger shot" for IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Appointments & US- around $400. Hysteroscopy- around 2,000 IVF cycle around 24,000
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
unknown
8
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
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9
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
While the level of care, the doctors and nurses are amazing, the clinic [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is VERY busy and obviously somewhat understaffed. I have had wait times for appointments last just a few minutes to over an hour. I will also say that sometimes the costs of things are not made clear... For a single IVF cycle including retrieval, monitoring and a fresh transfer my cost with insurance coverage was $5500. I paid an additional $800 or so for meds.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
While the level of care, the doctors and nurses are amazing, the clinic is VERY busy and obviously somewhat understaffed. I have had wait times for appointments last just a few minutes to over an hour. I will also say that sometimes the costs of things are not made clear - this was more so my experience when I was doing IUIs, but also somewhat during my IVF treatment. You really need to be your own advocate and ask a lot of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya always made time for my husband and I. After our egg retrieval, our results were much different than what we were expecting. Even though we had 29 eggs retrieved, we only had 3 embryos make it to freeze and they struggled to get there. My husband and I were upset and worried and Dr. Y made himself available after hours to speak with us on the phone for as long as we needed. He is always very thorough in his explanations and offered as much advice as to what our next steps would be as he was able. It is obvious that he cares for his patients and wants the best outcomes for them.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey)
Marcey is absolutely wonderful. She is warm and caring but also has a sense of humor. She always made me feel at ease and answered any question I had regardless of how silly it sounded.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is a wonderful doctor. It was very clear from our first meeting that he cares deeply about his patients and his work. He is very intelligent and is a leader in his field but can explain complex scientific techniques in a way that is easy to understand. He always made me feel comfortable with my treatment and made sure to tell us at every appointment that we could call him anytime if we had any questions or concerns. He is a little quirky and for a couple times during our first appointments we had to remind him of our situation (I think this comes from the clinic having a TON of patients), but once he got to know us, he could remember small things we had said or asked about months prior.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I would say be prepared to be patient not only with Dr. Yalcinkaya but also with the process itself.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I did an agonist IVF protocol. We began with a uterine biopsy (endometrial scratch), bloodwork and mock transfer (same as a SHG) about a week prior to my protocol starting. All of Dr. Y's IVF patients start this way and it is to rule out any potential problems (and to treat them if they are found) prior to the start of IVF. I began my protocol with Synarel instead of Lupron because Synarel also helps control endometriosis flare ups which I do have a history of. I did Synarel twice a day for 14 days and then continued with Menopur (1 vial), Gonal F (225), Doxycline (twice a day) and baby aspirin for another 9 days. During that time I had 4 ultrasounds. At my last ultrasound before retrieval, I had 29 mature follicles (and several more immature). Because of the number of follicles I had and because my estrogen level was elevated, Dr. Y recommend that we do a frozen transfer instead of a fresh because he was concerned about overstimulation. At first I was disappointed but later was thankful because I was somewhat overstimulated after my retrieval and I wasn't in a condition to successfully transfer at that time. The procedure itself went smoothly and I felt very comfortable. We retrieved 29 eggs, of that 12 were mature and 9 fertilized normally. We ended up with 3 day 6 blasts that were frozen. Dr. Y was a little concerned with my numbers since we had expected a lot more higher quality blasts based on my AMH/blood work and age. Before moving on to our transfer he recommend more extensive genetic testing for my husband and I. We are currently awaiting those results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
For a single IVF cycle including retrieval, monitoring and a fresh transfer my cost with insurance coverage was $5500. I paid an additional $800 or so for meds. This did not include any additional testing/procedures prior to the start of my cycle or additional non-routine blood work requested during my cycle.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
I set up a payment plan [at Carolinas Fertility Institute] from the beginning. The IUI was roughly $500 not including the cost for my husbands sample analysis and medications needed...The staff are super friendly and helpful. They do everything in their power to help meet your individual needs and do not pressure you into anything. They show compassion and care and I feel like they are there for me 24/7. They are fully invested and really care about each need.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$500K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The staff are super friendly and helpful. They do everything in their power to help meet your individual needs and do not pressure you into anything. They show compassion and care and I feel like they are there for me 24/7. They are fully invested and really care about each need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr.Yalcinkaya and his nurses almost automatically knew me by name. They understanded our circumstances and talked us through each step.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marci)
Marci was so excellent! She always called me back to answer any questions I had and never pushed me into anything I wasn’t comfortable with.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr.Yalcinkaya is a compassionate doctor who goes out of his way to help his patients. He really wants what is best and is positive in nature while also explaining what may realistically happen. He has never given up on us and continues to remind us every visit that we WILL have our miracle baby. I have secondary infertility and he immediately tackled my personal needs at the pace that we were comfortable with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Ask questions! He is very open to answer all questions you have. Be honest and candid with what is realistic for your family.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We started out by getting the diagnosis of PCOS and secondary infertility. He put me on metformin (2,000 mg per day). After 2 cycles of timed intercourse with the use of femara, we began IUI treatments. I did 2 of those without injections (Menopur and Ovidrel) and one with injections. I then developed an ovarian cyst that needed to be treated with Sprintec birth control for 2 weeks. We will be having our 4th IUI next week using menopur and Ovidrel along with femara.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I set up a payment plan from the beginning. The IUI was roughly $500 not including the cost for my husbands sample analysis and medications needed.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
N/a
9
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
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9
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
9
Strengths: accessible docs, nice facility, friendly. You get test results very quickly. Weaknesses: mostly growing pains, poor communication sometimes with nurses. I think a new patient would want to know that I did not feel like another number there [Carolinas Fertility Institute] and felt very well cared for. I have never been rushed at my appointments and had all my questions answered before leaving.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
9
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Strengths: accessible docs, nice facility, friendly. You get test results very quickly. Weaknesses: mostly growing pains, poor communication sometimes with nurses. I think a new patient would want to know that I did not feel like another number there and felt very well cared for. I have never been rushed at my appointments and had all my questions answered before leaving.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There is only one staff member that I have issues with. She completed my med order incorrectly twice. I had to take the bull by the horns and facilitate fixing the error to ensure I got my medicine in a timely fashion. She does not communicate well and it often takes her several hours to respond to emails or calls
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I think Dr Yalcinkaya is fanstastic. He has an amazing ability to calm my nerves when I see him. He is also confident and gives me hope during my visits. When the first IVF cycle was canceled he immediately had a plan to change my protocol. I can easily reach him by text or phone with questions. Where else can you find that ?!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Have a list of questions you want to ask. Ask about your plan of care (protocol). Ask him his thoughts on any other factors (male factor, endometriosis, etc). Be prepared to leave hopeful that you have a plan in place :)
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
The first cycle we did miniIVF: Gonal F 150 Units, Menopur 75 Units, Lupron, micronized: 2 injections daily. Also took Doxycycline 100mg twice daily, aspirin, extra folic acid and a prenatal vitamin. He used this rationale for lower dosing based on my DOR - he felt I would produce the same amount of follicles regardless so opted for lower doses. This time he added Cetrotide instead of Lupron, and increased the Gonal to 225Units.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The cost for miniIVF with meds was around 10k. This is far less than traditional IVF and less than most clinics
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr Y said we could transfer 2-3 embryos and we are ok with that. He thinks at my age 1 in 3 will be normal
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Tamer Yalcinkaya
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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10
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
This clinic [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is extremely welcoming. You will never be shuffled around like a number on a paper. Every single person that works there makes you feel like they work FOR YOU. They will laugh with you and cry with you....The nurses are amazing at CFI. They call and remind me of appointments and give me blood results and plans of action. They will talk with me on the phone as long as it takes to get my questions answered.
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Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
This clinic is extremely welcoming. You will never be shuffled around like a number on a paper. Every single person that works there makes you feel like they work FOR YOU. They will laugh with you and cry with you. Their offices are located so that they are easy to find and available to people all around NC. CFI is worth a drive, let me tell ya!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Y sits down with you in his personal office to discuss your options, not in a room while you are draped in a paper gown. He tells you every piece of information about the why's and how's and always offers hope and success stories.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lorianne, Ashley)
The nurses are amazing at CFI. They call and remind me of appointments and give me blood results and plans of action. They will talk with me on the phone as long as it takes to get my questions answered. It is obvious by talking with them they have so much confidence in Dr. Y and are also passionate about what they do.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y is such a down to earth person who happens to be a fertility genius. You can tell off the bat he is passionate about his work. He brings you in his personal office to discuss your options and you don't leave until all your questions are answered. He always offers up a story of hope and you leave feeling like he wants a baby for you as bad as you do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and don't let money stop you from going. I am a cash pay patient as my insurance doesn't cover fertility treatments and I have always been well informed of cost in advance and shared with opportunities to save money. They empathize that my family has saved for a long time to make this a reality. They have never treated me like I can't afford their treatments.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Well firstly he was listening to my history and he said I want to see your ovaries today if that's ok with you. This was surpring to me but I was overjoyed that something was going to happen that day and the ball would begin rolling. I had follicles that looked perfect and he was excited about that which also made me excited. He said go home and have intercourse and maybe you won't even need to come back. I was shocked that he had hope and it sent me home walking on clouds. He said if this doesn't work, I have back up options. He told me my body does what it needs to do by making eggs and that he would like to perform an hsg to make sure the eggs have a way to release. He told me in detail what that consisted of including out the door cost. He shared even some success stories about hsg tests resulting in pregnancy in other patients. He answered my questions and talked with my until 15 mins after the office closed. That just doesn't exist in the world of medicine these days.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
As I said earlier my costs are strictly out of pocket, from savings that have been a long process to get/keep. They knew that going in and kept me informed of all my fees before any services were decided on. They told me ways to cut costs and what to do if any hidden fees appeared and who to call directly if I got any bills in the mail that I didn't understand. People hear fertility treatments and think 10s of thousands of dollars but don't let that intimidate you. It's very affordable to sit down with Dr. Y and hear your options.
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Tamer Yalcinkaya
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Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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8
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
The staff [at Carolinas Fertility Institute] did not always know who I was, why I was coming into the clinic or basic answers to questions (mainly when I called), until they finally asked around. I felt like I constantly had to restate where I was in the process and ask for details regarding the procedure. There seemed to be a disconnect, not an effort to get to know my as a patient.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The clinic, overall, was very professional and anytime I had an issue or a question, I could touch base with Dr. Yalcinkaya (who was understanding and receptive). The staff, at times, seemed busy or a bit disconnected, but Dr. Yalcinkaya addressed these issues and listened to my concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya took the time to go through all details of the process with me, both in person and via email.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff did not always know who I was, why I was coming into the clinic or basic answers to questions (mainly when I called), until they finally asked around. I felt like I constantly had to restate where I was in the process and ask for details regarding the procedure. There seemed to be a disconnect, not an effort to get to know my as a patient.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is an excellent listener, he put my husband and I at ease and gave us confidence in the process. He made himself available, so if I left an appointment and had a follow-up question, I could send him an email and he was prompt to respond. He was very understanding of the emotions surrounding infertility and gave me the time I needed to ask many questions or even cry if I needed to (and did).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be knowledgeable about the process and ask as many questions as you need to.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I don’t remember in detail (I took a break from treatments but will be going back this month). He performed the HSG test & ultrasound. I continued to take femara (prescribed initially by my gyno) and before the IUI I gave myself a shot of Ovidrel in my abdomen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I don’t remember the exact costs but the one IUI procedure (including the sperm wash, IUI, doctor visit, Ovidrel shot) was a bit over $800.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
N/a
9
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
22 - 30
Treated
2010 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The only thing that I think should improve is the billing aspect as the young lady [at Carolinas Fertility Institute- Winston Salem] is not super helpful. I requested a bill be sent to me and I never received it! An ultrasound was done and apparently my part to pay was over 200 dollars but I never received a bill explaining this or am still not sure why this was not covered by my insurance.
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Age
22 - 30
Treated
2010 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The only thing that I think should improve is the billing aspect as the young lady is not super helpful. I requested a bill be sent to me and I never received it! An ultrasound was done and apparently my part to pay was over 200 dollars but I never received a bill explaining this or am still not sure why this was not covered by my insurance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He remembers every detail of my medical history and knows me as a patient!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lori Marion)
Lori is very patient and is for the most part always available. She will repeat anything that doesnt make sense as many times as you need her to. She was compassionate and patient!
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is very knowledgeable on what he is doing and does it specifically to meet my medical needs and takes time to explain everything to where I can understand! My husband was diagnosed with azoospermia and after testing they could not determine the reason of his infetility and they suggested sperm donation but I really wanted a child that was mine and his. That is when Dr Yalcinkaya trialed him in Clomid for about three months sure enough he had about 18 sperm! He never gave up on us and respected my wishes! I will forever be thankful that because of him I have my sweet munchkin!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
You have to be very patient and trust his recommendations!
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
He prescribed metformin on me as I was diagnosed with PCOS. This would help with the insemination and he kept me on this medication until about 10-12 weeks of pregnancy to maintain the pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
At the time I had Cigna insurance and honestly my insurance took care and covered most of my costs but they did have an option of financing.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
At the time he suggested I only transfer one embryo because of my young age at the time but we ended up using transferring two embryos. Only on stayed!
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
The Charlotte office of CFI is small and you are seen in a timely manner. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Everyone is knowledgable about Reproductive Endocrinology and very helpful. When you have questions they are quick to help you and get answers... They have a specific IVF nurse at CFI that deals with all of the IVF patients at each location. She is the one that communicated with me the most through email. They also have a set nurse who takes your blood and does all the labs. They always responded in a timely manner and made sure you understood the results they were giving you.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The Charlotte office of CFI is small and you are seen in a timely manner. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Everyone is knowledgable about Reproductive Endocrinology and very helpful. When you have questions they are quick to help you and get answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
When we went for each appointment I always saw Dr. Mesen. He was the one who did my ultrasounds and at each appointment discussed our protocol and what I could expect in a very detailed way.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
They have a specific IVF nurse at CFI that deals with all of the IVF patients at each location. She is the one that communicated with me the most through email. They also have a set nurse who takes your blood and does all the labs. They always responded in a timely manner and made sure you understood the results they were giving you.
How was your experience with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Mesen is very detailed and treats each patient differently according to what their diagnosis is. He was very hands on during our treatments and made sure we understood what to expect. If there was a problem we were able to get answers in a quick and timely manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Expect to get started on treatment right away. At CFI they want to help you get pregnant so they will cover all bases before moving forward. They will do blood tests to rule out any issues and come up with an individualized plan to help you succeed. Dr. Mesen gives you direct and clinical answers in a way to help you understand possible reasons why you may be struggling with infertility.
Describe the protocols Tolga Mesen used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
For our IVF cycle we had a specific plan that worked with my PCOS. We stimmed with Menopur and Gonal F for about 8 days before retrieval. We did do a freeze all because of my estrogen level and then the next month we transferred two embryos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We did mini IVF and it was around $6,500
Describe Tolga Mesen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We were able to transfer two embryos on our first transfer because we had a history of pregnancy loss. They do let most couples decide which they would like to transfer but it does depend on the history and diagnosis of the couple.
10
Doctor
Tolga Mesen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Charlotte
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
[Carolinas Fertility Institute is] Small size, RE conducts all ultrasounds, very communicative, have to travel for ER and ET, no early morning hours, your surgical procedures may be conducted by Dr. Y.... $15,000 for IVF, which included ICSI, ER, all ultrasounds and monitoring, fresh transfer, freezing of all embryos for 1 year, unlimited FET of all embryos retrieved until viable pregnancy. If this does not result in a pregnancy, I will be refunded $12,000, which would pay for another IVF cycle.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Small size, RE conducts all ultrasounds, very communicative, have to travel for ER and ET, no early morning hours, your surgical procedures may be conducted by Dr. Y.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Mesen is incredibly available, having given me his personal cell phone number and email. I was able to reach him nights and weekends, and he never failed to return a call. He is kind and patient, and he always explains the process and protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Maureen)
The staff is excellent, though on occasion, it would take a day or 2 longer than expected to hear back from the IVF coordinator. Generally, though, they were responsive and compassionate.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Mesen. He is easy to reach, kind, patient, and ready to explain all the minute details. On the few occasions I had a misunderstanding with a nurse or other issue, he always fixed the problem personally. His work ethic is impeccable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.
Describe the protocols Tolga Mesen used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
IVF with long lupron protocol, with a fresh 5d transfer, for unexplained infertility. I responded well to the protocol. Fresh transfer resulted in a CP, so an FET was scheduled. Due to failure of the first transfer, he recommended transferring 2 embryos, but I wasn't ready yet, and we transferred just one. Upcoming FET will transfer 2 embryos. FETs are done with medicated prep (estrace and vivelle).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
$15,000 for IVF, which included ICSI, ER, all ultrasounds and monitoring, fresh transfer, freezing of all embryos for 1 year, unlimited FET of all embryos retrieved until viable pregnancy. If this does not result in a pregnancy, I will be refunded $12,000, which would pay for another IVF cycle.
Describe Tolga Mesen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We reviewed the statistics several times. He recommended a single transfer the first time due to my age, but 2 embryos for the 2nd transfer, though he allowed me to override that decision.
10
Doctor
Tolga Mesen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
The biggest issue with the [Carolinas Fertility Institute] clinic is wait times for appointments. Often I would wait for over an hour in the waiting room. The waiting room was comfortable but obviously it is not ideal to be kept waiting so long...Be prepared with questions you want to ask before your appointment. Be prepared to wait a long time for your appointments...
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The biggest issue with the clinic is wait times for appointments. Often I would wait for over an hour in the waiting room. The waiting room was comfortable but obviously it is not ideal to be kept waiting so long.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Doctor was kind and sympathetic during appointments and reachable after hours as well. Provided thorough explanations and reasoning for his recommendations. The only issue with his care is that he was often late to appointments. We were often kept waiting for hours.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
The nursing staff was generally helpful but it was difficult to get someone on the phone right away. Usually you had to leave a message and wait for a call back. If you were to miss the call back it could result in fairly endless phone tag.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is a very good doctor. He takes the time to explain what he thinks is wrong and what he believes the best course of action is. He is flexible and gives options if you are not ready for a certain treatment. He is sympathetic to patients. He gives patients a way to reach him after hours for any questions or issues. He is often late to appointments and procedures, however, and it is hard to tell whether it is because he has a lot of responsibilities or whether it is because he is poor at time management.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be prepared with questions you want to ask before your appointment. Be prepared to wait a long time for your appointments.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
After determining that I was ovulating, that my tubes were open and that sperm counts were slightly low but within normal parameters, Dr Yalcinakya recommended IUI as our first course of treatment. He said I likely had endometriosis but he could not diagnose it for sure without surgery. We started with letrozole 7.5 mg on days 5-9 of my cycle. An ultrasound was done after completing the letrozole to check my response. Then IUI was scheduled. I was instructed to use Ovidrel trigger ~36 hours before the IUI. My first cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy, so the doctor said we should try again. After 2 additional failed cycles with the same protocol, he recommended a change of strategy. He said he was sure I would get pregnant with IVF, but other options would be to do a laparoscopy to check for and remove endometriosis or to do IUI with injectable medications. Since we were reluctant to do IVF, we went with the surgery. Endometriosis was confirmed and the doctor removed what he found. We then did a 4th cycle of IUI. Letrozole 7.5 mg was used again but Menopur was added as well. I had an ultrasound after completing the meds to determine the response, and then IUI was scheduled. I was instructed to use a trigger shot ~24 hours before the IUI. This IUI was successful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
ultrasounds - $150, IUI - ~$400, Consultation ~$90
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
The clinic atmosphere [at Carolinas Fertility Institute] is very welcoming, which is important when you go to appointments that can be very nerve-wracking. The office personnel are professional and kind, and will always return your call if you have any questions. Dr. Mesen is very professional, yet, was able to make small talk, and crack jokes with my spouse, which was very comforting. So far, with this clinic being the second clinic I've attended, I feel confident in my choice to switch.
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Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The clinic atmosphere is very welcoming, which is important when you go to appointments that can be very nerve-wracking. The office personnel are professional and kind, and will always return your call if you have any questions. Dr. Mesen is very professional, yet, was able to make small talk, and crack jokes with my spouse, which was very comforting. So far, with this clinic being the second clinic I've attended, I feel confident in my choice to switch.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Mesen took his time to review my charts from another clinic, and explain what makes CFI different than my previous clinic. During the consultation he took the time to perform a procedure, and I didn't at all feel rushed! While perhaps the next scheduled client was delayed, I feel like it is worth it to feel like someone is there to help while you're already there, vs. stay so strictly to his schedule.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were helpful, yet quiet.
How was your experience with Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
My experience with Dr. Mesen has been great. He had to perform a surgery, and he knew my insurance wouldn't cover it at his coincidentally, so he reserves time at a local hospital. He doesn't sugarcoat things, which I appreciate. While he gives his professional input, he also let's you decide your next steps!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tolga Mesen at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I would suggest to get your preliminary paperwork in quickly, so that you will be put on a wait-list, otherwise, your initial appointment could take months.
Describe Tolga Mesen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Mesen mentioned that he does not prefer multiple embryo transfer.
9
Doctor
Tolga Mesen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Charlotte
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Everyone [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is nice and professional, I wish they shown more emotions as this is such a hard time for women who has hopes to conceive. I wish they offered payment plans. They do let you know up front the extra cost and how many visits you may need in office... I live 3 hours away from office, I am able to get office visits closer to home to save us a 3 hour drive... They are very on top of things, they send emails and call if I have a questions. They gave me a calendar of protocol that helps because it is a stressful process
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Everyone is nice and professional, I wish they shown more emotions as this is such a hard time for women who has hopes to conceive. I wish they offered payment plans. They do let you know up front the extra cost and how many visits you may need in office
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Yalcinkya was very professional, he was honest and open with all of my questions regarding ivf. He is very good at responding to phone calls and text, he uses other treatments that my other fertility Dr didn't Persue
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lori )
They are very on top of things, they send emails and call if I have a questions. They gave me a calendar of protocol that helps because it is a stressful process
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He listens and is very thorough explaining procedures. I asked if my age will need me to use donor eggs and I felt he was honest and wants sucess for each patient. He texts and makes phone calls, he has called me back with questions. He reviewed my history and I think he is choosing the protocols that suit myself
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Please be open minded and have hope but be realistic, he has great sucess rates but it may not work for everyone
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
1st full ivf, Menapor, cetrotide, estrogen patch, gonalf, 2 ivf same protocol 3 ivf current micro dose flare
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I live 3 hours away from office, I am able to get office visits closer to home to save us a 3 hour drive
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My insurance isn't taken there, we have paid out of pocket and are unable to finance any other treatments
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My doctor suggested pgd, I cannot afford the extra expense
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Strengths are th staff, they [Carolinas Fertility Institute] also have all of the most up to date technology (including an embryoscope for IVF)-- I haven't yet observed weaknesses but I am not very far in my process yet. Hopefully I do not go much further and won't see any weaknesses!... I usually just talk to them over the phone but they have all been nice, call back promptly and seem to really care about your plan.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Strengths are th staff, they also have all of the most up to date technology (including an embryoscope for IVF)-- I haven't yet observed weaknesses but I am not very far in my process yet. Hopefully I do not go much further and won't see any weaknesses!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y takes the time to speak with you and explain every aspect of your care. I very much appreciate that. Infertility is a scary time and it was nice to feel like someone cares.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I usually just talk to them over the phone but they have all been nice, call back promptly and seem to really care about your plan.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Good beside manner, well researched (he knows his stuff)! Seems to genuinely care about his patients and about making a difference in the world by helping women realize their dreams of becoming mothers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Go in ready for some answers and to be proactive because he will hit the ground rolling with treatments.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
So far all I have done is oral medications with timed intercourse, which has not yet been effective. I did have an HSG that showed my left tube blocked by a mucus plug and Dr. Y was able to unblock it! I am doing my first IUI this week.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
So far I have only done oral medications covered by insurance so the cost has been very minimal (femara costs about $2)-- the monthly ultrasounds are $130 and I have done two ovidrel injections the first was $150 and the last was $96
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
9
I think the entire staff works well together [at Carolinas Fertility Institute- Winston Salem]. They set great expectations on when my doctor will arrive and begin. They are very welcoming and open to answer any questions you may have. I also like that there's a clinic close but the other is not far away, so I don't have to travel far.... We are in progress of our first IVF cycle, so too early to tell. But every lab, procedure, ultrasound has been handled with great care.
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Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
9
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I think the entire staff works well together. They set great expectations on when my doctor will arrive and begin. They are very welcoming and open to answer any questions you may have. I also like that there's a clinic close but the other is not far away, so I don't have to travel far.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is very thorough and any questions I have about what's happening, he will answer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very organized and very welcoming.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I am very pleased so far with Dr. Y. He is very thorough and explains everything well and gives awesome recommendations. He also presents the best treatment possible for the best results. Only thing I will say is sometimes we have to wait a little bit for him to get started. But once he's begun, everything goes well and smoothly
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be open to his recommendations because he knows what he is talking about
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We are in progress of our first IVF cycle, so too early to tell. But every lab, procedure, ultrasound has been handled with great care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My insurance had pretty decent coverage, but we were responsible for roughly $5,000 out of pocket up front
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Tamer Yalcinkaya
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Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
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10
Age
26 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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It [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is a brand new facility. It's amazing with state of the arc equipment and labs!... I had an allergic reaction to some medication and the nurse kept me on it. Said that it was normal... during this cycle, we did not get pregnant.... I had to use estrogen shots, pills and patches. All of the shots and pills helped regulate my hormones so that they could manipulate my body into thinking it was ovulating naturally.
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Age
26 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It is a brand new facility. It's amazing with state of the arc equipment and labs!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was always personable and knew our situation. He always asks about our girls when we go! His office staff, not so much.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sometimes I felt like they weren't listening to what I was saying. They would take down what I say, but then tell me their answer and not converse with Dr. Y.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is awesome! From the very beginning he helped us and explained to us what was going to happen and how to prepare ourselves. Our first IVF cycle went great and we had twins. The next time we did IVF, it didn't work but he has done everything he can to help make our next cycle successful. He even called and did a phone conference with us for over 30 minutes to help us understand what might have happened.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Sometimes it is hard to understand Dr. Ybwith his accent, but just keep asking him to repeat it!
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I had to use estrogen shots, pills and patches. All of the shots and pills helped regulate my hormones so that they could manipulate my body into thinking it was ovulating naturally.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
First cycle- $14,000 Second cycle- $3,500
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Y left this decision up to us after giving us the pros and cons of each. I'm thankful for him respecting on wishes to transfer two embryos!
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Tamer Yalcinkaya
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Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Like most clinics, getting a hold of billing can be challenging [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. The nurses are great. Also, the embryology lab is one of the best on the state. I live in CLT and went to that office primarily. You will mostly see Dr. Mesen there. The embryology lab is in Winston-Salm, so you will go there for retrievals and transfers.... We are very encouraged to do eSET and that’s what we will be doing due to the risk to the mother and babies associated with multiples.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Like most clinics, getting a hold of billing can be challenging. The nurses are great. Also, the embryology lab is one of the best on the state. I live in CLT and went to that office primarily. You will mostly see Dr. Mesen there. The embryology lab is in Winston-Salm, so you will go there for retrievals and transfers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y treats me with compassion and I truly feel that he wants us to have success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Very responsive to emails and shows compassion
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
We had success with Dr. Y in getting PGS normal embryos. Also, each cycle resulted better and better results. Our first retrieval was at a different clinic and resulted in 0 embryos by day 5. Since then, our most recent retrieval resulted in all 4 of 4 day 5 embryos being PGS normal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
This is advice for a patient visiting any clinic is to be your own advocate. Do your research and ask lots of questions
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was on a protocol of micro dose lupron, plus Gonal F and Menopur.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Mostly covered by insurance so I didn’t pay attention too much.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We are very encouraged to do eSET and that’s what we will be doing due to the risk to the mother and babies associated with multiples.
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Tamer Yalcinkaya
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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She [nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute] gave me encouraging words when my tests came back not normal or my levels were still incredibly low. She advised some alternate supplements to take and not to give up...Costs were reasonable and the self pay discount is helpful since insurance doesn't cover treatment...Very friendly staff convenient locations all the latest technology and equipment convenient office hours
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very friendly staff convenient locations all the latest technology and equipment convenient office hours
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
A human to a certain extent. My AFC was never measured and other fertility options were never discussed. Also, when my levels were tested, they didn't go in depth about what those numbers meant and how I can improve my levels or what the next steps were.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey Halloran)
She gave me encouraging words when my tests came back not normal or my levels were still incredibly low. She advised some alternate supplements to take and not to give up
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He has a great personality and a passion for infertility. He explained everything he was doing during treatments. During my initial consultation he explained everything in great details and the risks associated; if any.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He cares a lot about his patients and helping them to become parents.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
n/a
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Costs were reasonable and the self pay discount is helpful since insurance doesn't cover treatment.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
n/a
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston Salem
Nursing
Operations
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