CCRM New York

4 doctors work here

Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 92%Neutral: 5%Don't recommend: 3%9.6
92% strongly recommend
154 reviews
Operations
9.6
9.6
Operations

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Scheduling
9.8
9.8
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.9
8.9
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.7
9.7
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
6.4
6.4
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
9.3
9.3
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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
1,603
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

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
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Chelsea (closed)
122 West 26th St
New York, NY 10001
212.290.8100
New York
810 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
212.290.8100

154 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

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2022, Consult
10
10
Age 36
Black or African-American
Income $500K+
Lawyer
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Jaime Knopman is compassionate and carrying when it comes to family building. She diligently explained to me and my partner all the steps we should expect and always asked us if we had questions. She seemed to be a leaned-in partner to our family building journey...She did not patronize us she talked to us warmly like the professionals we all are...Come with any and all questions you may have because she is more than willing to answer them...
The clinic [CCRM New York] is clean, peaceful and serene. It is also very private - you do not feel uncomfortable about speaking your personal family building in the office because you know you are secure in your words...The nurses were well educated in family building and treated us like family...Dr. Jaime Knopman is compassionate and carrying when it comes to family building. She diligently explained to me and my partner all the steps we should expect and always asked us if we had questions...
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Jaime Knopman is compassionate and carrying when it comes to family building. She diligently explained to me and my partner all the steps we should expect and always asked us if we had questions. She seemed to be a leaned-in partner to our family building journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Come with any and all questions you may have because she is more than willing to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
She did not patronize us she talked to us warmly like the professionals we all are.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
It is too early.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The nurses were well educated in family building and treated us like family.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is clean, peaceful and serene. It is also very private - you do not feel uncomfortable about speaking your personal family building in the office because you know you are secure in your words.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
Don't remember.
Describe Jaime Knopman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
N/A
10
Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
Chelsea (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
9
9
Age 34
3 IUI
2 IVF
Immunological
Unexplained
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Talebian does not back down from a challenge. I came to her as a RIF patient (recurrent implantation failure). I had failed 5 FETs prior to coming to her...started out by doing additional screening on both myself and my husband...I really appreciated this thoroughness...appointments with her were brief but she never made me feel like I couldn't get my questions answered...glad that she was able to do both my egg retrieval and transfer.
CCRM is much more intimate experience than a larger IVF facility...nursing staff is available to meet with you after every morning blood draw/ultra sound appointment. This can be especially helpful during stimulation because if you have questions you can get them answered right there rather than calling back or waiting for them to message you. I usually heard from the nursing team (Shannon) via the patient portal with any changes to my protocol or updates before 1pm or so...
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian does not back down from a challenge. I came to her as a RIF patient (recurrent implantation failure). I had failed 5 FETs prior to coming to her. She did not hesitate when we asked her if she thought we should keep spending our time with fertility treatment. I appreciated that. Like all REs, regular appointments with her were brief but she never made me feel like I couldn't get my questions answered. I was very glad that she was able to do both my egg retrieval and transfer. The transfer experience was a really good one since I knew she would be doing it and since we had been working together a few months I knew she was really cheering for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Make sure you prepare your questions prior to any appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian is very smart, prepared but also warm. She called me with all my testing results, even when she was on vacation. I had been on a frustrating journey already (5 failed FETs, including 3 PGTS normal embryos) before coming to CCRM and Dr. Talebian felt it was not the end of my journey and really gave me hope. I also appreciated that, like me, she wanted to rule out any potential issues that were impacting fertility, no matter how small.
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Talebian as an RIF patient (recurrent implantation failure). I was in this category because I previously failed 5 FETs before coming to Dr. Talebian, 3 of which were PGS normal. Dr. Talebian started out by doing additional screening on both myself and my husband. My husband had a DNA fragmentation analysis; I did a second ERA test with a new protocol (modified natural; led in with letrozole, added a few estrogen patches and progesterone before the mock transfer) as well as the ReceptivaDx test for silent endometriosis. The ERA came back as receptive which had not happened before so we were excited about that result. When it came time for my retrieval, she also did a hysteroscopy at the same time, so we could rule anything out there. I really appreciated this thoroughness. At CCRM, they PGS test all embryos; of the 8 day 5 and 6 embryos I got from my retrieval, 7 tested normal. For my first transfer, we followed the same protocol as we did for the mock transfer with the ERA. This included leading in with letrozole, adding in some estrogen patches pre-transfer and also starting progesterone inserts before the transfer. They also did a blood test on me a day or so before transfer and increased my estrogen patches. In addition to CCRM, I was also seen by Dr. Jonathan Scher who did an immune protocol on me. I took prednisone (a steroid) as well as did an infusion of intralipids prior to my transfer. This was to address my immune testing results, which included high natural killer cells.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Shannon)
The nursing staff is available to meet with you after every morning blood draw/ultra sound appointment. This can be especially helpful during stimulation because if you have questions you can get them answered right there rather than calling back or waiting for them to message you. I usually heard from the nursing team (Shannon) via the patient portal with any changes to my protocol or updates before 1pm or so. I can't tell you if I ever met Shannon or talked to her on the phone but I did meet several other nurses in person.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is much more intimate experience than a larger IVF facility. I previously went to Cornell and the experience was quite different. As one example, the retrieval process was much more comfortable at CCRM than at Cornell. At Cornell, your partner cannot accompany you to a retrieval or transfer due to their restrictions. The operating room is big and cold and you wake up and feel like you are in a hospital because you are. CCRM's OR is just smaller and more intimate and they have nicer amenities when you wake up (like a warm blanket, snacks, etc.)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York.
The costs at CCRM were not all that different from at Cornell at the end of the day. They just recently started accepting insurance from Cigna, which I have. I think I paid about $20-25k for my retrieval, plus medications ($2-3k), plus anesthesia ($2k). I haven't yet paid for additional embryo freezing so not sure what that costs.
Describe Sheeva Talebian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
Dr. Talebian only recommended transferring one embryo. Because we had failed a few times before we asked for her thoughts on multiple embryo transfer and she said she would consider it if our first transfer failed. Thankfully our first transfer was successful.
9
Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 38 - 39
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Choi was always friendly and treated us like smart adults who could assess information. She remembered our situation, concerns, and addressed them in subsequent appointments. She also went out of her way to say a quick hello even if we were only in office for blood work or monitoring. ... I was diagnosed with a slightly lower egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), with high FSH. My AMH is considered normal/age appropriate... somewhat of a conundrum. So designing a treatment protocol that would wake up enough eggs but not make me overstimulate was important.
CCRM's strengths are its Doctors, Embryologists, and technologies. The money goes primarily to these areas. The business office & team could be organized a little better (8 of 10). There was just a couple discrepancies/ minor confusion in the beginning between the consult and testing workups and before the IVF cycle started that left us wondering sometimes. Each thing got worked out, but it took a couple emails/phone calls. Once we were fully in the IVF cycle, the injection protocol, monitoring, egg retrieval, and follow up all went smoothly. This is when we really became a "fan" of CCRM.
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Working with Dr. Choi was great. We did a bit of research on Fertility IQ before choosing a clinic & doctor and were not disappointed by our choice. Knowing time is extremely important we didn't want to waste time in not-a-great-experience. We wanted a doctor with a solid reputation and results. Right from the first consultation we were pleased by the amount of time Dr. Choi spent with us, including detailed explanations of all required testing, fertility treatment options including risk factors and percentage chance of success, and any limitations. Again we had done a bit of research on infertility before any appointments so we were able to jump right into conversation with her. She heard our concerns and addressed them. She was very factual and speaks quickly, so we always needed to be paying close attention. I brought my notes from home and my recent cycle dates on paper and she appreciated it. Two times, after testing results were received, we would send detailed questions/concerns into the Facility's nurses inbox and Dr. Choi called directly in reply. She allayed concerns, not with any pretense of guaranteed results, but reminding us there was likely not any one factor that would determine full success or full failure. We appreciated the personal touch. Dr Choi's protocol selection for me was spot on. The research we did on our own shows it was slightly aggressive but had it not been we would have not likely gotten the same results. The egg retrieval experience was good as well. She also always called with results (with any thing more than normal monitoring instructions). Dr Choi and her staff also worked with us patiently as we changed our minds a couple times regarding how we wanted the IVF cycle to proceed (fresh vs frozen transfer; PGS testing or not). She said, "I'll do what you guys want to do," so it made us feel heard. Ultimately we went with her recommendation; and we feel we got the best results we could have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Do your own research and homework outside of your treatment recommendations, more for your own understanding. Come to the table with some knowledge of fertility/infertility. I could imagine not knowing anything someone might feel overwhelmed (in general). She explains well, but you'll maximize the depth of her knowledge better. She's extremely smart and good at what she does. Come to her with your own thoughts, questions. Dr. Choi speaks quickly, pay attention to her answers (take notes if possible).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi was always friendly and treated us like smart adults who could assess information. She remembered our situation, concerns, and addressed them in subsequent appointments. She also went out of her way to say a quick hello even if we were only in office for blood work or monitoring. It made us feel like we were "her patients."
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with a slightly lower egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), with high FSH. My AMH is considered normal/age appropriate... somewhat of a conundrum. So designing a treatment protocol that would wake up enough eggs but not make me overstimulate was important. The protocal included... Estrogen priming, Menopur, Follistim, later added in Ganirellix, and 2 trigger shots. I didn't overstimulate and was pleased with the number of eggs retrieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Emily)
Dr Choi's primary Nurse, Emily, was very competent as well. Once we were working with her during the IVF cycle, we felt much more assure we were in good hands. She was always organized when we saw her and was always quick to reply thru the patient portal. We did have have some back and forth discrepancies with the patient care coordinator and the financial coordinator during the testing working up and before moving forward with the pricing/decided treatment. Sometimes we felt things got tacked on that we didn't ask for. I can imagine some people pay for services that aren't needed. We really had to advocate for ourselves that what were getting and paying for only what we wanted.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM's strengths are its Doctors, Embryologists, and technologies. The money goes primarily to these areas. The business office & team could be organized a little better (8 of 10). There was just a couple discrepancies/ minor confusion in the beginning between the consult and testing workups and before the IVF cycle started that left us wondering sometimes. Each thing got worked out, but it took a couple emails/phone calls. Once we were fully in the IVF cycle, the injection protocol, monitoring, egg retrieval, and follow up all went smoothly. This is when we really became a "fan" of CCRM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
The IVF cycle costed around $16K. This does not include the initial consultation and testing, medication, anesthesiology, or final frozen embryo transfer.
Describe Janet Choi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
Dr. Choi was willing to do no more than a 2 embryo fresh transfer. She warned against the risks of a multiple embryo transfer to both mom and baby. Ultimately we opted for PGS testing tho.
10
Doctor
Janet Choi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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
9
9
Age 41 - 42
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Levine is kind, compassionate and an amazing listener. He takes notes without being distracted by them....He was available for questions in the appointment, via email and via phone. (he is busy though, so it is hard to catch him at the office!) He actively listened and gave an informed, detailed medical opinion based on knowledge, science and anecdotal experiences....Our first two protocols were letrozole + Ovidrel trigger followed by specifically timed intercourse.
The clinic's strengths [CCRM NY] are many. The front receptionists and administrators are fantastic. They always pick up the phone, rarely put you on hold and get back to you with the information you require. They are fast to book your appointments and share details on schedules. Very accommodating. As I mentioned, the nursing staff for bloods and ultrasound are fantastic. The facility is clean and modern. Instruments and rooms are clean and up to date. Sanitization is on point.
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
His strength is looking at you like a person. He takes into account all aspects of your life as they relate to fertility. Not just "you are infertile!" -- as I had heard at other providers. He is compassionate, but not coddling. He is direct, which I appreciate on a daily basis. Just tell me what I need to know and what the plan is! He was available for questions in the appointment, via email and via phone. (he is busy though, so it is hard to catch him at the office!) He actively listened and gave an informed, detailed medical opinion based on knowledge, science and anecdotal experiences. He doesn't rush you either. It may take a while to get an appointment with him, but know that he will spend a lot of time with you! I always feel confident in our plan when leaving the appointments with Dr Levine.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Bring any and all questions you have! He will answer them with insight and thoughtfulness. Nothing is off limits, too personal or too medical. He is also great to just chat about life and how things are with you, so don't be afraid to be personal. He really does want to get to know you as a human being. Don't feel the need to rush the meeting because you think he needs to go! He will take his time with you unless some emergency comes up. (has only happened once in a year!) When you leave and forget to ask something, just email him. He will respond within a few days.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Dr Levine is kind, compassionate and an amazing listener. He takes notes without being distracted by them. (you know what I mean when a doctor is nodding, but not actively listening!) He took the time to understand and know us as a couple. "Feeling like a human" (to me) feels like a second home; someone who understands who you are as a person and not what season you are in or what role you play. It's nice to have someone ask questions about ME and not just about my fertility issues.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Our first two protocols were letrozole + Ovidrel trigger followed by specifically timed intercourse. With diminished ovarian reserve due to age, this rationale was to get the best egg response and time my cycle. We also added luteal support with progesterone inserts and estrogen patches. Unfortunately, we didn't conceive. Dr Levine then suggested trying an IUI which would increase our chances slightly, but get the sperm at least closer to the egg -- if that was the conception issue. We did the same medication protocol with letrozole (great response from my body), ovidrel trigger followed by a specifically timed IUI. We used a fresh sperm sample the day of the IUI with no male factor issues. Unfortunately, this didn't lead to conception either. Dr Levine has no adjusted course which my husband and I really appreciate. He didn't push us one way or the other actually -- he simply informed us of our options. We decided to skip another IUI and move into IVF due to my age, ovarian response and success rates with IVF. We started with a month of estrogen priming followed by a cycle of menopur + cetrotide + clomid + dexamethasone + gonal f + and will trigger with lupron + novarel when the time comes for retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The nursing staff is fantastic. They greet you in the lobby with a smile and genuine concern for how you are. The women you take your blood are fast. Trust me, from someone who faints, they are quick, kind and in and out! The nurses for the ultrasound are smart and efficient. The IVF nurses are also kind and answer all questions efficiently. I will urge you to stay on top of your own medical care. As wonderful as the nurses and providers are, things can get missed. Be proactive about asking questions when you either don't understand or think they gave you conflicting information. I had to inform them several times about a medication allergy which was fine; there are a lot of nurses and they share your medical information between them. I have learned to be patient while one nurse might not be up to speed.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic's strengths are many. The front receptionists and administrators are fantastic. They always pick up the phone, rarely put you on hold and get back to you with the information you require. They are fast to book your appointments and share details on schedules. Very accommodating. As I mentioned, the nursing staff for bloods and ultrasound are fantastic. The facility is clean and modern. Instruments and rooms are clean and up to date. Sanitization is on point. Communicating through their encrypted portal via email is great for lab results, emails, questions, general billing questions. I would say be proactive about your health. Since at the end of the day, you've spent time, finances and emotion on this journey. Own it and communicate with the clinic often. Things can get missed due to patient volume and the time to catch up on a patient's background. The longest response times were from billing, consent forms and insurance pre-certification departments. They eventually assisted, but it was difficult to connect with them. The IVF nurses were great, but I definitely needed to stay on top of things. If something was amiss or instructions were conflicting, it would initially drive me crazy! Now, I'm much more in control and don't rely on them to reach out first. I would recommend the patient call or email them proactively.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
I would recommend you ask for the billing costs. They sent a complete list of all procedures, codes for insurance if you have it, and the costs associated with each item. Costs for timed intercourse cycles were low -- medications were under $5. Trigger shots were closer to $200. IUI procedures were around $1K. And IVF is around $23K including PGS testing, biopsy, ICSI and assisted hatching. Medications we shopped around for the best prices at local and other pharmacies.
Describe Brian Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
We haven't gotten to the FET stage as of yet, but I believe the clinic prefers FET over fresh embryo transfers. I also believe that eSET is the preferred method, but would suggest you chat with Dr Levine about your questions and concerns.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM New York?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CCRM New York.
Just be proactive about asking questions. Initially, we relied on them to notice drug allergies or prescription changes, but quickly realized we would need to remind them every single time. Which is fine! Now that we take that approach, things are missed, yes, but now we are in control. If meds aren't called in, reach out to CCRM. If they sent the wrong dose, call CCRM. If you get conflicting instructions, reach out to them. It can all be solved quickly!
9
Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
5
2
Age 36
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Architect
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
On one occasion, I came in for a saline sonogram and she [Dr. Knopman] performed a standard transvaginal ultrasound. On multiple occasions, she provided one response to a question only to provide a different one later (e.g. - do supplements have an impact on sperm quality?)...gave the impression she really cared about you. She knew my name and was extremely friendly, but in the end we felt like in the ways that mattered most she wasn't paying attention
We had a wrong procedure performed, a couple times drugs weren't called in and most alarmingly a consulting physicians protocol failed to make it into my records causing them to prescribe medications that I was already taking [at CCRM New York]...We spent approximately 50,000 on 2 egg retrievals and 3 transfers at CCRM excluding meds... we came here based on the stellar reputation of CCRM and we quickly realized we were at CCRM New York, not CCRM Colorado.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
This is a hard review to write because there were so many aspects of our care under Dr Knopman that we felt positive about, but in the end we could not recommend her. The positives. She will respond to your emails/calls and you will actually see her and get to know her as your doctor. She absolutely knew us as people and as patients. She is approachable, intelligent and was quick to admit when our case went beyond her comfort zone at which point she referred us out to a consulting specialist. The downsides: She felt very rushed, careless and not as thorough as we would have liked. She contradicted herself on multiple occasions. On one occasion, she performed the wrong kind of sonogram on me. The nail in the coffin was the fact that she failed to make note of the medications that the specialist (who she referred me to) prescribed. As a result, she prescribed me two medications that I was already taking. When our case became complicated, she justified proposed treatments with anecdotal stories instead of studies. This made us feel like she wasn't willing to dig deep for answers and was instead relying on whatever evidence jumped to mind. Ironically, we felt that she was at her best when she called to give us bad news (failed IUIs, IVF cycles and chemical pregnancies). At these moments, she slowed down and provided us with thoughtful unhurried responses to our questions. We did not get pregnant with Dr. Knopman and I don't know if that is the result of her care. If I'm honest with myself, I don't necessarily think it is. What I do know is that in the end neither my husband nor I had confidence in her attention to detail and the stakes were too high to risk having a detail fall through the cracks. We've since moved to another clinic and feel much more confident that we are getting the level of attention we should be. Even if we don't ultimately get the outcome we want, we feel better about the process than we did with Dr. Knopman.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Be prepared to speak up and advocate for yourself. I think Dr Knopman genuinely wants the best for all of her patients, but I suspect she is just super busy. Don't be the patient who gets shortchanged and demand the time/answers you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr Knopman gave the impression she really cared about you. She knew my name and was extremely friendly, but in the end we felt like in the ways that mattered most she wasn't paying attention. On one occasion, I came in for a saline sonogram and she performed a standard transvaginal ultrasound. On multiple occasions, she provided one response to a question only to provide a different one later (e.g. - do supplements have an impact on sperm quality?)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The women who do morning monitoring (particularly blood draws) are truly the best part of this clinic. They are so kind and compassionate. I genuinely looked forward to seeing them. With rare exception, the doctor's nurses were also wonderful and very friendly. Occasionally prescriptions did not get called in, but they seemed pretty on top of it. I've heard horror stories of nurses at other clinics and you won't get any of that here. You might like one more than another, but they are all caring, component and pleasant.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is beautiful and monitoring is a breeze. Almost everyone there will know your name. This makes the process of going through IVF so much more pleasant. That said, we came here based on the stellar reputation of CCRM and we quickly realized we were at CCRM New York, not CCRM Colorado. It became clear after having a consult with Dr. Schoolcraft at CCRM Colorado that they are doing things differently there. For one, while CCRM NY offers acupuncture, they never once mentioned the benefits of complementary therapy (supplements, acupuncture, etc.) and even seemed to poo poo it. They market themselves as a super personal and they are in the sense they know you, but medically speaking it feels a little bit like a factory. I don't think I got any more of a personalized approach there than I would have at any other major NY clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
We spent approximately 50,000 on 2 egg retrievals and 3 transfers at CCRM excluding meds.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM New York?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CCRM New York.
We had a wrong procedure performed, a couple times drugs weren't called in and most alarmingly a consulting physicians protocol failed to make it into my records causing them to prescribe medications that I was already taking.
5
Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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2020 - 2022, 1 Egg Frozen
10
10
Age 41 - 43
3 IUI
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From day 1 [Dr. Talebian] was supportive, caring and realistic with our chances, and we immediately felt comfortable and confident in her abilities...She went out of her way to call my OBGYN to review the results and called me after hours to help calm my nerves. She was thoughtful and caring, and shared her own personal journey with breast cancer. She also checked in with me after the biopsy to see how things went
The entire [CCRM NY] staff was responsive, caring and thorough, and I always felt very well taken care of...I was assigned a nurse that I was in contact with throughout the process. When she was unavailable, I was always able to speak to a nurse and get my questions answered quickly. The entire nursing staff was responsive, caring and thorough
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
From day 1 Dr. Talebian was supportive, compassionate, communicative and made us feel supported, heard and well taken care of. Her care was truly 360 -- she was present at every visit, connected us with an acupuncturist, checked in with our therapist, and spoke with our OBGYN. With her, we really felt like we had a full team supporting us. Not only that, Dr. Talebian was very communicative, making herself available after hours to discuss our plan and address concerns. Aside from that, she is an expert and her approach was thorough, and we were thrilled with the results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Keep doing what you're doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian 100% treated my husband and I like humans. I started seeing her at age 41, after having gone through several years of failed attempts at two other clinics. I was hoping to explore the option of a retrieval in an attempt to start a surrogacy journey. From day 1 she was supportive, caring and realistic with our chances, and we immediately felt comfortable and confident in her abilities! She set us up with an acupuncturist and happens to be close colleagues with my therapist -- so the three of them were in our corner, acting as a team to work together to support us in our journey. Not only that, but at the beginning of my cycle I learned that I had an abnormal mammogram and needed to get a biopsy. I discussed this with Dr. Talebian, as I was concerned how it would impact my cycle. She went out of her way to call my OBGYN to review the results and called me after hours to help calm my nerves. She was thoughtful and caring, and shared her own personal journey with breast cancer. She also checked in with me after the biopsy to see how things went. This level of care is incredible and I'm so thrilled to have gone on this journey with her!
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
As a 41 year old patient looking to do a retrieval, I was confident in the protocol Dr. Talebian laid out for us. I don't recall all of the details, but the results were 24 retrieved, 12 mature, 12 fertilized and 1 normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York.
I was assigned a nurse that I was in contact with throughout the process. When she was unavailable, I was always able to speak to a nurse and get my questions answered quickly. The entire nursing staff was responsive, caring and thorough. The first clinic I went to had a phone system where I never got to speak directly to a nurse and had to wait for a return phone call and hope that it would be timely -- that was never an issue with CCRM.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Out of the three clinics I saw throughout my fertility journey, CCRM was the best overall. The entire staff was responsive, caring and thorough, and I always felt very well taken care of. I can't speak to any weaknesses, as I had an overall positive experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York.
I was fortunate to have generous fertility insurance at the time, so I can't speak to the actual costs.
Describe Sheeva Talebian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
n/a
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Sheeva Talebian
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CCRM New York
New York
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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 30 - 31
Embryo Freezing
Donor Sperm
European
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Choi] is an extremely detailed doctor. She listened to our concerns and talked us through the whole procedure...There are a lot of steps and it feels kind of overwhelming. It might help if she slowed down a bit or just checked in a bit more about how we were feeling as she shares the procedure with us...Record your appointments so you can listen to her afterward since each appointment is information overload it helps to be able to play back what she says in your appointments
we picked CCRM because they were a Carrot Partner. We were supposed to receive 10% discounts on all of our procedures and we did not. It took several back-and-forth emails to straighten this matter out...You need to really be on top of the finances yourself. You should double-check every bill...It's the administrative stuff and the way that they organize the process that could be improved. The handoff between different departments was done pretty poorly...Because of the short notice in receiving these materials we had to delay my IVF cycle for another month
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Janet Choi is an extremely smart doctor. She spent the time walking us through the procedures and we felt we were in good hands when we can to her. The reason we picked CCRM was because of her reputation, experience, and credentials. We wanted the best doctor for our IVF experience and that is why we picked her. Overall, I think she is a good doctor, and as well have gotten to know her more I think she has become more easy to talk to. At the beginning it was extremely overwelming and I felt she talked too fast and really needed to slow down a bit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Record your appointments so you can listen to her afterward since each appointment is information overload it helps to be able to play back what she says in your appointments. Also, take extensive notes during the meetings.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
She is an extremely detailed doctor. She listened to our concerns and talked us through the whole procedure. My only reason for not giving her the highest score is because of the speed at which she goes through information. There are a lot of steps and it feels kind of overwhelming. It might help if she slowed down a bit or just checked in a bit more about how we were feeling as she shares the procedure with us, but I think that why they have the care coordinator to assist you with getting through all the steps.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
n/a. I am not comfortable sharing this level of information.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Precious and AJ)
Very caring and easy to work with, however, I felt that the medical team and the operations and finance teams do a terrible job communicating information between each other.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
You need to really be on top of the finances yourself. You should double-check every bill. For example, we picked CCRM because they were a Carrot Partner. We were supposed to receive 10% discounts on all of our procedures and we did not. It took several back-and-forth emails to straighten this matter out. At the beginning of the process they should give patient the opportunity to sit down with their finance person to look at IVF journey and cost holistically. This was not done and I wish it had been. We probably would have cleared up the overcharging that happened much earlier on. I thought the care provided by the clinic is their greatest strength. It's the administrative stuff and the way that they organize the process that could be improved. The handoff between different departments was done pretty poorly. From October to December we had been talking with the medical team about starting my IVF procedure in early January. We received 2 contracts that were both over 30 pages in length with only a week to review, as well as the bill being due for 20K+. We were very frustrated that we hadn't received these materials at least a month in advance especially since they had known about our intentions to start the process months in advance. Because of the short notice in receiving these materials we had to delay my IVF cycle for another month. This was frustrating because I had prepared my body to go through the cycle by stopping certain medications. We postponed the IVF with the plan to do it the following month, however, my doctor was going to be out the entire week I was ovulating so then I had to postpone a second time. I was less frustrated about my doctor being out and having to pause again, and more hope they resolve their internal communication between departments so that patient can have a more seamless experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
Initial Consultation/Ultra Sounds/Blood Work - me $580.00 Initial Consultation/Ultra Sounds/Blood Work - partner 185.00 SEMA4 Expanded Carrier Screen (511 genes) Lab Work $249.00 SEMA4 Expanded Carrier Screen (511 genes) Lab Work $100.00 CCRM Blood Tests & Quant Immunoassa $150.00 Enzo Clinical Testing Lab Results $10.03 Initial Consultation/Ultra Sounds - partner $525.00 CCRM Blood Testing $50.22 The Center for Family Forming - Sperm Consultation - Outside of clinic cost, but required by Dr. Choi $400.00 California Cryobank - Sperm - $2,365.00 Ovulation Monitoring Kit - $60.96 (outside cost) Prenatal Vitamins - $14.49 (outside cost) Estrogen Patches - $15.00 CCRM - IVF Cryo all with CCS Cycle - $18,255.00 (this is with a 10% discount) Westchester Anesthesiologists - Anesthesia Fee $1,400.00 Medication - oral, injectable, vaginal - $4,800.00 (includes discount) 11-14 Embryo CCS Fee - $800.00
Describe Janet Choi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
I believe she only does single embryo transfer, but I am not positive.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM New York?
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Janet Choi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
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8
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 42 - 43
2 IUI
6 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Choi is] really, really intelligent..always willing to brainstorm and listen...She is an amazing listener--not one of those docs who interrupts patients...She thanked me for pushing back on ideas and she changed my protocol and how we did things as a result of my ideas about what would be best for me and my body. She calls and asks how you feel after a retrieval--herself...
[the CCRM NY nurse] always communicated compassionately and always ensured I had the right medicines in..They communicate so well with Dr. Choi and relay messages promptly. The only bad thing about CCRM's communication system is the portal, which is often down. So call if your messages don't get through...Strengths: friendly, organized, communicative, clean, flexible with timing, understanding of professional women and their needs
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi is kind. When I had a round with no embryos, she told me herself and called to check in on me. Dr. Choi performs most of her own ultrasounds, and unless she's on vacation, performs her own retrievals--which made me feel very cared for. Dr. Choi always calls back to answer questions on the patient portal--even little questions that could be answered by a nurse. Dr. Choi is senstive to psychological issues and listened to me and my husband talk about our IVF fatigue and our different desires about the process being shaped by that fatigue. Dr. Choi is so brilliant and cares so much. When I had issues with recovery from anesthesia after a retrieval, she called me personally many times to check up on me, did her own research to figure out why I had recovered more quickly at my past clinic, and changed the anesthesia so I could resove better. The only warning about Dr. Choi is that she's a purist and wants to control the process--and she's a very kind but very authoritative person. I feel comfortable having discussions with her and giving her my opinion, and usually agreeing with her by the end as she explains her reasoning. Not everyone might feel that way. But her kindness and openess and empathy balances out her brilliance and authoritativeness. She is an amazing listener--not one of those docs who interrupts patients. She's truly paying attention and modifying treatment to get the best results for the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Be open with her and tell her when you experience bodily discomfort or psychological discomfort. Communicate with her and her team. She's truly 100% on your side and will do everything she can to help you accomplish your goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi always takes time out to answer every question thoroughly and to talk to you like a human being. She is kind, but direct. She's really, really intelligent. She's always willing to brainstorm and listen--not a "know-it-all" doc like many RE's. She thanked me for pushing back on ideas and she changed my protocol and how we did things as a result of my ideas about what would be best for me and my body. She calls and asks how you feel after a retrieval--herself! And then she takes it seriously. When I felt awful after retrievals, she called my previous clinic to find out what they did differently, and changed the anesthesia so I wouldn't feel as bad. She delivers news herself. She listens to the human and psychological dimensions of this and clearly has so much empathy--and then is solution-oriented and logical. She's the absolute best RE and perfect fit for me. She's also just so professional, multifaceted, and interesting, and serves as a real role model for younger professional women. Knowing her is a pleasure.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Because I have done so many rounds, I don't remember all of them, but the last round, which was very successful (produced 3 high-graded embryos) was a mini-IVF round. No ICSI, and no CCS testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Precious (most of the time).)
Precious always communicated compassionately and always ensured I had the right medicines in. There was another nurse I briefly worked with when they were very busy, and she was fantastic--compassionate, thorough, organized too. These nurses make you feel special and cared for. They communicate so well with Dr. Choi and relay messages promptly. The only bad thing about CCRM's communication system is the portal, which is often down. So call if your messages don't get through.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Strengths: friendly, organized, communicative, clean, flexible with timing, understanding of professional women and their needs Weaknesses: a little by the book and OCD. You will have to navigate your own path and communicate what you need if it deviates from the playbook--but they are on your side and will help you and will listen to you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM New York.
Well-oiled machine. I felt like a human. Everyone was so friendly and kind. If I was late, no one was mean. And usually Dr. Choi did her monitoring herself. When she didn't, it was a doc or NP, and they were all amazing. The NP there is very sweet and communicative. I never felt like an animal in a cattle call there: I felt cared for and human.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
About $20k plus anesthesia and medications.
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Janet Choi
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
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2020 - 2021, Successful
9
9
Age 39 - 40
5 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Levine is an incredibly impressive fertility doctor! He was always on top of the most recent advances in the fertility field and had unique approaches and recommendations when the "standards of care" weren't working. He was responsive to all questions and always took the time to make sure my husband and I fully understood our treatment plan(s)....
Overall, we were very pleased with CCRM. The staff functioned collaboratively which definitely helped with coordinating our care. The nurses were helpful and most of our appointments were on time. Our only criticism would be that it was frustrating that CCRM doesn't accept medical insurance...$18-21k per IVF cycle, $5.5k for embryo transfer...
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Dr. Levine is an incredibly impressive fertility doctor! He was always on top of the most recent advances in the fertility field and had unique approaches and recommendations when the "standards of care" weren't working. He was responsive to all questions and always took the time to make sure my husband and I fully understood our treatment plan(s). When cycles weren't yielding successful results, Dr. Levine remained optimistic (which at the time frustrated me as I was very disheartened and couldn't/didn't share in his optimism), but my husband and I trusted Dr. Levine enough to stick with him, and we couldn't be more thankful that we did. After our first embryo transfer at CCRM, we had our first positive pregnancy test, and gave birth to our beautiful baby girl last month. We are so grateful to Dr. Levine for his experience, expertise, and commitment to helping us create the family we were dreaming of. We feel so blessed!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Trust his knowledge of the science/medicine, and stick with him even if you're not getting the results you want right away.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Dr. Levine was concerned that I had (silent) endometriosis, which was confirmed with the Receptiva (uterine biopsy) test. He referred me to an endometriosis specialist for surgery, following which my husband and I had our successful embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Overall, we were very pleased with CCRM. The staff functioned collaboratively which definitely helped with coordinating our care. The nurses were helpful and most of our appointments were on time. Our only criticism would be that it was frustrating that CCRM doesn't accept medical insurance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
$18-21k per IVF cycle, $5.5k for embryo transfer
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2018 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 35
2 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Middle Eastern
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Knopman] never recommended multiple embryo transfers. She felt since I'm small that multiples would make it high risk...I developed an SCH with my first pregnancy and she was completely honest with me..She monitored me a little longer than normal and then referred me to a great OBGYN...We did do a natural cycle with my last transfer which she said she's doing more of now. The natural cycle didn't have as many injections of the previous cycles I did with using depot lupron. After my second miscarriage Dr. Knopman suggested I go on blood thinners since a clot may have caused the miscarriage.
All of the nursing staff was incredible. Extremely responsive, caring, compassionate and always did what they said they were going to do. I never had to call twice about anything. They were also extremely responsive through the portal...You didn't feel like you were sitting in a doctor's office. They had snacks, coffee, seltzer. The front desk always knew my name which was so nice
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
When I first saw Dr. Knopman she felt that IUI would be a waste of my time and money. With the first round of IVF it worked perfectly. I had 8 embryos and the first one transferred and stuck. She recommended picking the best embryo and I'm glad I listened. I developed an SCH with my first pregnancy and she was completely honest with me. She said this could go either way. She monitored me a little longer than normal and then referred me to a great OBGYN. With my second transfer something didn't look right when she did my second scan and she was completely honest with me. I ended up miscarrying a few weeks later. She was very compassionate and checked in with me. I then did another transfer with a boy embryo that we wanted to try. She was again completely honest with me that the grade embryo that it was probably wouldn't take but if we wanted to try we could. She was right it didn't stick but she never gave me any false hope. I then transferred 2 more emrbyos which both resulted in miscarriages one at 14 weeks and the next at 21 weeks. All throughout these miscarriages she checked in on me. She then suggested we do a whole new round of embryos which I agreed with. I am now 25 weeks pregnant with knock on wood no complications.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
She will make you feel like you're talking to your friend not your doctor which I really appreciated. She also tells you how it is and she's not an alarmist!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
I was always able to reach her with any questions. I saw only her for most scans. She was very personable and didn't only talk about fertility with me.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I don't remember any of this sorry!! We did do a natural cycle with my last transfer which she said she's doing more of now. The natural cycle didn't have as many injections of the previous cycles I did with using depot lupron. After my second miscarriage Dr. Knopman suggested I go on blood thinners since a clot may have caused the miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Jenny )
All of the nursing staff was incredible. Extremely responsive, caring, compassionate and always did what they said they were going to do. I never had to call twice about anything. They were also extremely responsive through the portal.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is brand new, clean and has a relaxing atmosphere. You didn't feel like you were sitting in a doctor's office. They had snacks, coffee, seltzer. The front desk always knew my name which was so nice. The nurses and assistants that drew your blood were always extremely friendly. You didn't feel like a number in a factory you felt like a human!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
I have the breakdown of everything that I could attach!
Describe Jaime Knopman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
She never recommended multiple embryo transfers. She felt since I'm small that multiples would make it high risk. She also felt it was so precise these days that one usually sticks and with me she was right.
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Jaime Knopman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2021, Successful
10
10
Age 39
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $500K+
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I genuinely looked forward to my appointments at CCRM because of Dr. Knopman. She made it enjoyable and I always felt well-informed about the next steps...The rapport I built with [her] during my time at CCRM will extend well beyond my treatment with them which ended in Jan 2022. She became a friend and is the most compassionate, knowledgeable, hands-on and approachable Dr I have ever experienced.
I genuinely looked forward to my appointments at CCRM because of Dr. Knopman...boutique feel so you feel as if they care about you as a patient vs just being a number...Small touches like snacks and coconut water after the egg retrieval make a huge difference! Easy to make appointments with the front desk staff and online...very responsive and offer an out-of-hours service with a Dr on call also which is hugely reassuring!
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
I genuinely looked forward to my appointments at CCRM because of Dr. Knopman. She made it enjoyable and I always felt well-informed about the next steps. I would have my questions thought out before our appt since all the Dr's are busy (which is a good sign!) and since they are so efficient, the regular monitoring sessions would be over very quickly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Run don't walk to see her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
The rapport I built with Dr. Knopman during my time at CCRM will extend well beyond my treatment with them which ended in Jan 2022. She became a friend and is the most compassionate, knowledgeable, hands-on and approachable Dr I have ever experienced.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I previously had 2 cycles at NYU Langone which resulted in no normal embryos after Pre-Implantation Genetic testing. During my initial consultation with Dr Knopman she took onboard my history and recommended including Microdose Lupron. The results of this cycle could not have been more different - I retrieved 3 normal embryos!!! We did our first transfer in August 2021 which unfortunately resulted in a miscarriage Week 8. After our next transfer in November 2021, we are now pregnant and I am 13 weeks! So happy, excited and relieved!
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Catie)
So awesome! Again, such excellent communication skills and very empathetic. All the nursing staff are friendly and fun to be around.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Very boutique feel so you feel as if they care about you as a patient vs just being a number as at many of the big NY clinics. Small touches like snacks and coconut water after the egg retrieval make a huge difference! Easy to make appointments with the front desk staff and online. Dr. Knopman and the whole team are very responsive and offer an out-of-hours service with a Dr on call also which is hugely reassuring!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
CCRM are expensive but absolutely worth it. Don't waste your time and money with other clinics!
Describe Jaime Knopman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
CCRM recommend one embryo at a time with the best quality first.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2020 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
2 IUI
6 IVF
Endometriosis
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Levine takes the time to get to know his patients...He is aggressive in his treatment protocols in a good way and wants to ensure all of his patients have success...After our first egg retrieval and transfer resulted in another miscarriage, Dr. Levine was quick to adjust protocols and change direction to try something that would be better suited for my body. Previously, all our cycles would result in little to no embryos. With Dr. Levine’s second retrieval cycle, we were able to get 9 embryos and 5 of them tested normal...
The clinic [CCRM New York] is very organized and runs efficiently...The patient portal is great and we always received fast responses...Elana [nurse] was so helpful and always quick to answer all of my many questions. After she left, Hunter and the other nurses quickly jumped in and did just as good of a job...Transfers are just under $5k. We never had any issues with the finance team or any insurance mishaps unlike previous clinics
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
We came to Dr. Levine after multiple miscarriages and failures at two other local clinics. We felt ccrm was our last hope at having a biological child. We liked Dr. Levine’s no nonsense approach and felt he and his lab were far more skilled than the local clinics we first went to. After our first egg retrieval and transfer resulted in another miscarriage, Dr. Levine was quick to adjust protocols and change direction to try something that would be better suited for my body. Previously, all our cycles would result in little to no embryos. With Dr. Levine’s second retrieval cycle, we were able to get 9 embryos and 5 of them tested normal. We were ecstatic. Dr. Levine also helped us on our path to seek treatment from a reproductive immunologist and we feel their combined protocols are what made our second transfer with him a success. We now have a beautiful one week old baby boy and we couldn’t be happier with Dr. Levine and ccrm.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Run don’t walk to CCRM. Know that you deserve answers and the best treatment possible and do not quit or settle until you get that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Dr. Levine takes the time to get to know his patients. We never felt like a number with him, unlike other doctors. He is aggressive in his treatment protocols in a good way and wants to ensure all of his patients have success.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Our first retrieval with Dr. Levine resulted in 33 eggs, 18 fertilized but only 1 embryo which tested normal. This was with the standard gonal f, Menopur, clomid, cetrotide protocol. Although I do not have pcos, I have a high egg count and this protocol may have fried my eggs to some degree. Our second retrieval we did the microdose lupron flare protocol with lupron, gonal f and no Menopur. This time, we retrieved 15 eggs and 11 fertilized resulting in 9 embryos and 5 of them tested normal. This is by far the most success we had out of all 6 of our retrieval cycles (locally and CCRM combined). We were grateful that Dr. Levine pivoted after the first cycle and took the time to strategize what could potentially work better for my individual body.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Elana and Hunter)
We loved the nurses at CCRM. Elana was so helpful and always quick to answer all of my many questions. After she left, Hunter and the other nurses quickly jumped in and did just as good of a job. The patient portal is great and we always received fast responses.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is very organized and runs efficiently. There were sometimes wait times but nothing compared to what we had seen at previous clinics. The clinic was always very clean and the staff all knows you by name.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
We had progyny insurance for our cycles with CCRM other than our second transfer which we paid out of pocket. Transfers are just under $5k. We never had any issues with the finance team or any insurance mishaps unlike previous clinics.
Describe Brian Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
Dr. Levine suggested transferring single embryos each transfer as are ASRM guidelines for my age group. We had no issue with that.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
incredibly individualized and attentive care with Dr. Levine. He uncovered things about my reproductive health that my previous doctor hadn't even thought to check....His wealth of knowledge, positive attitude & confidence are absolutely what made the difference in our outcome once switching to CCRM...suggested we do some additional testing on my husband to make sure we weren't missing anything...
CCRM is a beautiful clinic - coming from NJ, it was a bit of a drive, but entirely worth the trips into the city for the quality of care. There were a few times when the waiting room would be crowded and the wait was longer than expected, but not enough that I would complain about it...The entire nursing staff is amazing - they answer your questions promptly and are very helpful...It was roughly $20K per retrieval...
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
My husband and I found Dr. Levine in our journey to conceive baby #2 when our son was 2 years old. We were fairly confident when we first went in to seek treatment with our first dr at RMA - we'd gotten pregnant only 2-3 years prior and assumed any issue would be easily resolved with fertility treatment. RMA quickly diagnosed me with DOR (AMH tested at .5) without much sympathy or explanation. That diagnosis quickly hurdled us into IVF with a sense of panic that I didn't have much time left. Two cycles later, I had retrieved 13 eggs total with RMA, but 0 blastocysts. After that cycle, our previous dr was recommending we try IUI since "maybe my eggs would do better in their natural environment" - which in hindsight, should have been a red flag that their lab wasn't working with our embryos. Shortly after that 2nd failed round, I started researching and came across Dr. Levine - after our first call with him, we knew he'd be the doctor we moved forward with. He suggested we take the summer off to recover from the trauma of the 2 failed rounds, and he reassured us that 3 months wouldn't make a difference with my egg reserve. I used the summer months to clean up my diet with a focus on anti-inflammatory foods, added supplements, meditated, prioritized sleep and did acupuncture. When I went in for our initial bloodwork and workup with Dr. Levine, he revealed that my AMH in fact "wasn't that bad" at 1.6, and suggested we do some additional testing on my husband to make sure we weren't missing anything. That testing uncovered 2 varicoceles which were likely the cause of his borderline high DNA fragmentation. As such, Dr. Levine suggested we use PICSI instead of just ICSI for our retrievals to make sure we were selecting the best possible sperm to fertilize the eggs. We then went on to collect 15 eggs in the first retrieval which yielded one normal blast, and then 17 eggs the 2nd time, which also yielded one normal blast - we were thrilled after having nothing to show for our first two rounds. The maturity rate of my eggs was pretty low (only 6 mature from the 15, and 7 mature from the 17) which indicated to Dr. Levine that we were battling both an egg quality and sperm quality issue. As such, once we had our embryos biopsied & frozen, he suggested we do some additional testing before transfer to make sure there wasn't anything else going on on my end. He ordered me an endometrial biopsy (the ReceptivaDX test) which showed a good amount of inflammation in my lining, and suggested silent endometriosis might be the culprit - something I never knew I had having never had symptoms (other than infertility). He said this diagnosis would explain a lot - the poor egg quality, and if there was a month when an egg had been fertilized, why it wouldn't have implanted. He didn't indicate that I needed laparoscopic surgery, but instead treated the endo with 2 months of depot lupron prior to transfer. That transfer was successful and resulted in our current pregnancy! We're currently 9 weeks and just graduated from CCRM, so we still have a long way to go, but are so grateful to Dr. Levine for getting us to this point and believing in us from the start. His wealth of knowledge, positive attitude & confidence are absolutely what made the difference in our outcome once switching to CCRM.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Just trust him!! He knows what he's doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
My husband and I switched to Dr. Levine after two failed cycles with "the factory" RMA NJ - the two experiences couldn't have been more opposite. I went from feeling like I was one in hundreds of patients at RMA, to incredibly individualized and attentive care with Dr. Levine. He uncovered things about my reproductive health that my previous doctor hadn't even thought to check.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
For my retrievals - I had a fairly standard protocol with estrogen priming (patches), dexamethasone (.5 mg), Menopur (150iu), Follistim (300iu), Clomid (50 mg), Ganirelix, and a dual trigger (HCG & Lupron). Believe Dr. Levine reduced my Follistim dose slightly half way through my 2nd retrieval cycle, but otherwise the meds stayed consistent for both cycles. For the transfer, he treated me as if I had endometriosis - 2 months depot lupron, then 2 estrogen patches every other day + 5 units lupron, baby asprin daily, Endometrin 3x/day, PIO 1cc/mL every day - continued through weeks 8/9 of pregnancy at which point I started weaning off the meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Hunter)
The entire nursing staff is amazing - they answer your questions promptly and are very helpful.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is a beautiful clinic - coming from NJ, it was a bit of a drive, but entirely worth the trips into the city for the quality of care. There were a few times when the waiting room would be crowded and the wait was longer than expected, but not enough that I would complain about it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
It was roughly $20K per retrieval, costs for the transfer were much less
Describe Brian Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
Dr. Levine suggested only transferring one embryo, which we didn't argue with!
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 37
1 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Be ready with all the questions you want to ask her [Dr. Janet Choi] - she is a great resource and an open book...We added Clomid the second round in order to yield more eggs. During the first retrieval I also had a hysteroscopy done. For both rounds we did PGS testing...She recommended a single embryo transfer as the embryos had passed genetic testing...always remembered me and the little details of my progress. She did all of my procedures herself. I waited very little to be seen. Her style is matter-of-fact and straightforward, but throughout treatment I felt that she deeply cared for me and wanted the treatments to be successful.
They [staff at CCRM New York] are the best. Lovely to work with, always kind, knew me by name and were gentle, patient, and compassionate. From the receptionist to the phlebotomist to the nurses assisting with retrievals - I never had a bad experience at CCRM...They are transparent about your treatment and what you can expect. Every procedure was done with the utmost care and professionalism in a beautiful, clean facility. Even though this office was a hike from where I live, I looked forward to visiting every time. Also - a huge plus based on past experience and what friends have told me - I never had any issues with scheduling, billing, or prescriptions.
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
I consider myself incredibly lucky to be Dr. Choi's patient. Doing IVF during a pandemic adds lots of stress to an already challenging and unpredictable situation, but I felt reassured knowing that I was in the best hands. Dr. Choi genuinely cares about helping you, and she is extremely knowledgeable and thorough - I met with her to get a second opinion after a not-so-great experience at another clinic and she suggested a number of additional tests my other doctor had never brought up. She's very calm, straightforward and to the point but never in a brusque or condescending way. I trusted her immediately and I'm so glad I switched clinics. It's a small practice but run very well, scheduling was easy and wait time was short. All the receptionists, IVF coordinators and nurses are wonderful and take the time to get to know you by name. The facilities are also very new and clean. I did two rounds of IVF with Dr. Choi and I am now in my first trimester. I would recommend her & CCRM to anyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Be ready with all the questions you want to ask her - she is a great resource and an open book.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi always remembered me and the little details of my progress. She did all of my procedures herself. I waited very little to be seen. Her style is matter-of-fact and straightforward, but throughout treatment I felt that she deeply cared for me and wanted the treatments to be successful.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Two rounds of antagonist protocol (Menopur + Gonal F with the later addition of Cetrotide). We added Clomid the second round in order to yield more eggs. During the first retrieval I also had a hysteroscopy done. For both rounds we did PGS testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Precious)
They are the best. Lovely to work with, always kind, knew me by name and were gentle, patient, and compassionate. From the receptionist to the phlebotomist to the nurses assisting with retrievals - I never had a bad experience at CCRM.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I had a wonderful experience here after a less than stellar experience at another, much bigger clinic where wait time was long, small administrative errors were routine, and questions and feedback were brushed off (noting that the doctor was perfectly nice - my main issue was with other staff at the clinic). CCRM is the opposite of everything I experienced there. They respect their patients' time and treat you like a human being. They are transparent about your treatment and what you can expect. Every procedure was done with the utmost care and professionalism in a beautiful, clean facility. Even though this office was a hike from where I live, I looked forward to visiting every time. Also - a huge plus based on past experience and what friends have told me - I never had any issues with scheduling, billing, or prescriptions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
I was lucky to be covered by my insurance.
Describe Janet Choi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
She recommended a single embryo transfer as the embryos had passed genetic testing.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 31
4 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Knopman's expertise along with her professional / proactive/ optimistic personality (and attitude) made me feel like I truly had a chance for success and helped me believe in myself. After two failed embryo transfers, she referred me to the exact doctor to help me (a reproductive immunologist). The combination of her CCRM treatments along with this specialist's treatments were the recipe for success (on my third transfer). I am now 9 weeks along.
Good location in midtown west [for CCRM New York], nice waiting room, spacious patient rooms (as big as they can be in Manhattan). Only downside is the prices are high and that you have to do your own insurance Billings...only transfers one at a time (that is their policy)...One egg retrieval + embryo transfer is $21K. This does not include the medications. Separate embryo transfers are around $5K.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Knopman's expertise along with her professional / proactive/ optimistic personality (and attitude) made me feel like I truly had a chance for success and helped me believe in myself. After two failed embryo transfers, she referred me to the exact doctor to help me (a reproductive immunologist). The combination of her CCRM treatments along with this specialist's treatments were the recipe for success (on my third transfer). I am now 9 weeks along.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Any IVF patient needs to get their "head in the game". This means that in your head, in your mind, you cannot complain (or you must limit this significantly). Complaining out loud to your spouse or friends (or in your mind) about the side effects of the hormones, medications and other drugs. Also complaining about having to schlep to the doctor office for appointments is also not going to help. The more negative thoughts and feelings about the IVF process can only hinder your outcome. It is also important to remove the word "infertility" from your vocabulary. Instead just think you're going to IVF doctors to "assist in your upcoming pregnancy". The more positive or neutral thoughts about the IVF process can only help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
I felt that Dr. Knopman was very invested in me achieving a successful pregnancy and she was rooting me along the whole time. I felt that I have a great doctor-patient relationship with her.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Egg retrievals for PGD (embryo screening) done in early 2019. Started embryo transfers in late 2019. Successful embryo transfer in June 2020 (after waiting a few months after the COVID-19 lockdown).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
Very good at drawing blood quickly and smiling.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Good location in midtown west, nice waiting room, spacious patient rooms (as big as they can be in Manhattan). Only downside is the prices are high and that you have to do your own insurance Billings.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
One egg retrieval + embryo transfer is $21K. This does not include the medications. Separate embryo transfers are around $5K.
Describe Jaime Knopman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
CCRM only transfers one at a time (that is their policy).
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 44 - 45
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
Other
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Talebian gave a thorough consultation and answered all my questions. She also answers quickly when you email...She made sure that my reproductive health was as healthy as can be. At my first ultrasound, she thought she saw a fibroid and referred me to an amazing OBGYN surgeon...[she] always talks me through an ultrasound so I know what she sees
The receptionist [of CCRM New York] are lovely to greet you and are very professional...The ladies taking my blood were always quick and great. They smiled and knew my name...Cost are about $300 for bloodwork and per ultrasound. IUI with donor sperm is $925...Ultrasounds and seeing the doctor take a bit more time, but such is life. They always let you know if you have to wait a bit and are apologetic.
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian has always been thorough and didn’t immediately go for a cycle. She made sure that my reproductive health was as healthy as can be. At my first ultrasound, she thought she saw a fibroid and referred me to an amazing OBGYN surgeon. It turned out to be ademyosis and I had hysteroscopy surgery to remove the extra tissue. After that, I had a HSG and it showed my right Fallopian tube may be blocked by the left over ademyosis. With this knowledge we focused on when we will do an IUI based on which side the follicles are growing. When my hormones seemed off at the start of my cycle, and I had a ovarian cyst from the first medicated cycle, and after I didn’t ovulate on a natural cycle, she put me on a month of birth control. This got rid of the cyst, and balanced my hormones for the next cycles and I finally started my IUI’s. Dr. Talebian always talks me through an ultrasound so I know what she sees, since it all looks like a dot matrix to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Tell her what you want, and she will give you options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian gave a thorough consultation and answered all my questions. She also answers quickly when you email. And on my birthday, she wished me a happy birthday!
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
We decided to use letrozole for 5 days for ovulation. 0 cycle- my hormones were off in the beginning, so it was canceled 1st cycle - my hormones were off in the beg, but after a few days I started the letrozole. After the 1st week, follicles were small, so I did 5 more days. I also developed a small ovarian cyst. Things were going slow but well, but we missed the surge on day 21. I was ovulating late and the timing was off because I had weekend travel. 2nd cycle - Because of the cyst, we did a natural cycle. It took the same amount of time for the follicles to develop, but then I didn’t ovulate and my menstrual cycle started. I was put on birth control to get rid of the cyst and to prevent having follicles at the start of the cycle, which were throwing off my hormones. 3rd cycle - 5 days of letrozole, ultrasound, then 5 more days of letrozole, took Ovidrel trigger shot on night 18. Had 1st IUI on day 20 early morning. Was given luteal support to start 3 days after. Estradiol Estrogen patch 0.1mg every other day, and progesterone suppositories 100 mg twice a day. Pregnancy test was negative 4th cycle - only 5 days of letrozole, trigger shot on night 13 and IUI on Day 14 late morning. Same luteal support. Pregnancy test was negative
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
My nurse, Amy, is great. Because I moved upstate she had to work extra hard to get me my medication. The ladies taking my blood were always quick and great. They smiled and knew my name.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM has a nice vibe to it. It’s clean and cozy. The receptionist are lovely to greet you and are very professional. CCRM is very quick with their morning bloodwork. Ultrasounds and seeing the doctor take a bit more time, but such is life. They always let you know if you have to wait a bit and are apologetic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York.
Cost are about $300 for bloodwork and per ultrasound. IUI with donor sperm is $925.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
European
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Choi] does not have an ego which is amazing for a doctor of her level; she was willing to try new things that could potentially help our outcomes...The only "negative" I could even say about my experience which I think is pretty standard, is that I didn't see her every visit...She was always willing to go above and beyond, listen to me, and try new protocols when it was warranted
CCRM is very well organized and friendly. You never have to wait a long time either for an appointment or over the phone and they are BUSY. You are always greeted with a smile and treated with compassion...Writing down my questions in advance for re-group sessions or when I was expecting a call with her helped me focus on not missing something. Expect her to move quickly (she speaks quickly) but she will gladly slow down if you need or have additional questions
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi is brilliant - I trust her education, training, and experience. She does not have an ego which is amazing for a doctor of her level; she was willing to try new things that could potentially help our outcomes. I felt Dr. Choi was a detective for us. We were not sure why IVF wasn't working and why we were having such struggle. She dug in on every additional test (I was a very willing participant), additional bloodwork, she even consulted with another doctor on our case. She always demonstrated compassion and honesty. The only "negative" I could even say about my experience which I think is pretty standard, is that I didn't see her every visit. They are busy! I didn't realize this at first. The doctor doing the Ultrasound is pretty quick. If you want to know every detail, just ask - I didn't realize this at first as most information wasn't readily shared with me (exact blood work levels, egg size during a cycle, etc). I started asking, and had no issues getting every additional detail I wanted. I highly recommend Dr. Choi and have full trust in her. She is amazing at what she does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Writing down my questions in advance for re-group sessions or when I was expecting a call with her helped me focus on not missing something. Expect her to move quickly (she speaks quickly) but she will gladly slow down if you need or have additional questions. She truly cares about her patients and their success. She's a perfectionist!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi is an incredible doctor. I would have 10-15 questions written down for her during our re-group meetings and she never rushed and thoroughly and honestly answered our questions. Though ultrasound visits are quick, she always asked how I was doing and made sure to follow up with me either directly or through her nurse when I was struggling. She helped treat the "full" person - recommending a fertility therapist who was amazing as well as an acupuncturist who specialized in fertility. She was always willing to go above and beyond, listen to me, and try new protocols when it was warranted. I felt as if I was a part of my treatment plan (because I wanted to be), and she always helped us weigh the pros and cons of each decision we made along the way. What stands out to me most is when Dr. Choi walked into the OR just before my Egg Retrieval on a Saturday, and she was off that day.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I had 3 different protocols with Dr. Choi. After learning more information during my first 2 cycles, my 3rd cycle was my best and produced the most eggs and embryos. We did not prime that cycle with any estrogen and we started earlier in my cycle. Egg Maturity was my main issue - half or more eggs were typically immature at retrieval, and we had a hard time producing normal embryos after testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Loved the nursing staff - they are so KIND and detailed.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is very well organized and friendly. You never have to wait a long time either for an appointment or over the phone and they are BUSY. You are always greeted with a smile and treated with compassion.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Successful
10
10
Age 39
IVF
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Levine saw me at 99% of my appointments, he did my egg retrieval, and transfers...He was compassionate and straightforward. I also got the sense that he had a type of energy and vigor to help his patients that I felt was missing from my previous doctor...He always spent a lot of time on the phone with me to explain treatment protocols, my progress, next steps and the reasons behind his decisions
CCRM has the best lab, thawing rates, and they don't waste time (or your money) transferring embryos that are not good quality which would likely end up in a miscarriage. They take chromosomal testing very seriously and these are the factors that set them apart...The cycle was about $20,000, not including medications. Each transfer cost approx $5000, plus an additional $2000 for pregnancy monitoring.
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
From my first consultation with Dr. Levine, he fully understood what we went through including all the trauma we experienced with our unlucky pregnancies, failed transfers, and miscarriage. He took the time to explain what CCRM would offer us compared to our last clinic but was careful not to promise miracles. He was compassionate and straightforward. I also got the sense that he had a type of energy and vigor to help his patients that I felt was missing from my previous doctor. He also encouraged me to do acupuncture, take certain supplements to improve my outcome and did not treat these ancillary efforts as anecdotal. He always spent a lot of time on the phone with me to explain treatment protocols, my progress, next steps and the reasons behind his decisions - which was very important to me. We did one egg retrieval cycle that went very successfully and he encouraged us to feel optimistic for a transfer. I love that CCRM offers acupuncture on site so that I don't have to run back and forth to my acupuncture clinic before and after a transfer. I also love that my husband was able to join me in a normal room for the transfer that wasn't on an operating table. The embryologist came in and introduced herself, along with the fantastic nurses, and really the whole experience felt personalized. My first transfer ended up in a chemical pregnancy and Dr. Levine called me on a Sunday twice, when it was clear he was with his family to take the time to explain what happened and what he thought we could change for the next time. Dr. Levine is an incredibly smart, compassionate, and intelligent doctor. I really appreciate that he reads a lot and shares his knowledge and findings with his patients. He is never dismissive when questions arise and he has an opinion. He also has a great sense of humor and doesn't take himself too seriously. He is generous with advice, recommendations and what was truly unprecedented for me was that I could email or text him and he would answer me back within minutes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Don't be afraid to ask any questions or contact him when you have additional ones that you forgot to ask during the appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Whenever I entered the clinic all the front desk staff already knew my name and I just said hello and sat down to be called by the nurse. I felt fortunate that for nearly every appointment other than close to my egg retrieval, I saw my own doctor, unlike at my previous clinic where there must have been 10-15 doctors who would do my ultrasounds during a follicle stimulation cycle. It made the experience much more personal. Dr. Levine saw me at 99% of my appointments, he did my egg retrieval, and transfers. This was very important to me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Elana)
They were all excellent - they wrote me back or called me right away. No question was left unanswered. They were friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM has the best lab, thawing rates, and they don't waste time (or your money) transferring embryos that are not good quality which would likely end up in a miscarriage. They take chromosomal testing very seriously and these are the factors that set them apart.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
The cycle was about $20,000, not including medications. Each transfer cost approx $5000, plus an additional $2000 for pregnancy monitoring.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 43 - 44
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Brian Levine is a compassionate Doctor who is encouraging of our quest to have a child despite my age and low ovarian reserve...is a good communicator and great Doctor who encourages us to try for IVF despite my low ovarian reserve. He calls you personally on the weekend to give your results. He answers any questions you have through email and listens to your concerns. Really, he wants all his patients to be successful and we are glad he's our Doctor.
The clinic is great, large for NYC, clean, comfortable. Strength- the team of Doctors at CCRM. They are all great and rooting for you. The nurses are kind and really nice people. Everyone is a great communicator. Excellent service, you are never waiting long in waiting room, the online portal is easy to use...the nurses and entire team of Doctors at CCRM are amazing.
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Brian Levine is a good communicator and great Doctor who encourages us to try for IVF despite my low ovarian reserve. He calls you personally on the weekend to give your results. He answers any questions you have through email and listens to your concerns. Really, he wants all his patients to be successful and we are glad he's our Doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Understand that CCRM is a community that he is running. Brian might not be there for every ultrasound but the other Doctors will be and they are all great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Brian Levine is a compassionate Doctor who is encouraging of our quest to have a child despite my age and low ovarian reserve. We are doing all we can and the nurses and entire team of Doctors at CCRM are amazing.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
He changed clomid to lupron during my second cycle and I'm on estrogen pills with lupron, menopur, and gonal this cycle- our third. First cycle only had one egg- cancelled, second cycle 5 follicles, 2 eggs retrieved. We are hoping for better results third time around.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The nurses are all so kind and caring. You really get to know them. They remember you and are encouraging if you ever have a bad day or a struggling with emotions.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is great, large for NYC, clean, comfortable. Strength- the team of Doctors at CCRM. They are all great and rooting for you. The nurses are kind and really nice people. Everyone is a great communicator. Excellent service, you are never waiting long in waiting room, the online portal is easy to use.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM New York.
An efficient well run machine. No waiting, compassionate Doctors. I loved the team at CCRM so if Dr. Levine was not available it was always great to see the other Doctors- they are all good. Dr Knopman is so kind, Dr. Talebian encouraging, Dr Choi matter of fact but in a good way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine at CCRM New York.
I had my insurance through Progyny
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
10
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CCRM New York
New York
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2019, Unsuccessful
7
6
Age 42
5 IUI
3 IVF
Immunological
Unexplained
East Asian
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Talebian carefully read through my files and history before our first consultation which I appreciated. There is no good way to deliver bad news, but she called me with my PGS results when she seemed busy at a conference. She told me I was the only person that did not have at least one chromosomally normal egg in the batch of results she received that day. Not sure why she told me this but it didn’t make me feel better. Also she said the abnormalities were consistent with advanced maternal age. She said if I did another round there is a 30% chance I would have a normal embryo.
At CCRM you have a private area to wait, and the wait is not long. In addition, my retrieval was painless...My only complaint about CCRM was after my retrieval my husband waited in the lobby for 45 minutes. No one told me he was here waiting and no one told him I was done and waiting for him! That was a bit frustrating because the whole time I was angry because I thought he was late! However, with all these strengths I still regret going to CCRM. Weaknesses: They are extremely expensive and don’t take insurance. In retrospect, all the conveniences with scheduling appointment times and a nice waiting room are worthless if you don’t have good results. After receiving a phone call with
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
After 3 failed IVF cycles at Cornell including 2 FET of PGS normal embryos I looked into other clinics for one last attempt at IVF since Cornell said they wouldn’t do anything differently. I considered SIRM where I underwent further testing and learned I had elevated NK Cells, because of their experience treating immune issues but after seeing their low success rates for women over 40 I did not feel comfortable proceeding. I also considered NYU but they never called me back when I asked about their prices. Based on reviews for CCRM I thought this was definitely the best clinic in NYC. When I called to make an appointment Dr. Talebian and Dr. Knopman had appointments available soon. I chose Dr. Talebian based on her reviews. I enjoyed our consultation. She was smart, confident and prepared for our meeting. She took the time to explain what she would recommend that was different than Cornell. Based on my bloodwork she recommended the Microflare Lupron protocol which she expected to provide better quality than the antagonist protocol which I used 3 times at Cornell. Unfortunately, this protocol did not work as well as I had hoped. It took me much, much longer to produce follicles and eggs. I did not produce as many eggs (16 vs 11) and none were genetically normal. Frankly, I regret changing the protocol when the standard antagonist protocol had worked so well for me at Cornell. She also reviewed the long list of supplements I was taking. She said they were good but she recommended I lower the dosage of DHEA to 25mg a day since my levels were off the charts high after she tested my levels. I am not sure if lowering the DHEA dosage was the right call or not because I had a better result at Cornell when I was taking 75mg a day of DHEA. Because of my repeated IVF failures and miscarriage, Dr.Talebian said she would also recommend an immune protocol during the transfer including Lovenox and a steroid to suppress the immune system. She said she does not administer intralipids but if I wanted to, I could go to Dr. Jonathan Scher for further immune testing and she would work with him and incorporate his immune protocol into my plan. She said for some of her patients they have finally had success after treating immune issues. Dr. Talebian’s experience and success with hard cases gave me comfort and confidence. I like that she is open to treating immune issues. My RE at Cornell did not “believe” in immune issues at all. Unfortunately, I never had any embryos to transfer so I cannot really elaborate on the immune protocol. Another way CCRM differs from Cornell is that they recommend PGS for all blastocysts. At Cornell on my last cycle, I had a fresh transfer of my two best untested Day 5 embryos (3AB and 2.5AB). That transfer failed. Dr. Talebian would not transfer untested embryos. She says that it “tells us nothing.” In retrospect I wish we had tested all of my blastocysts at Cornell before transferring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
I found very few doctors that are willing to use alternative therapies for immune issues but Dr. Talebian was one of them. However, I personally regret doing a cycle with her and changing my protocol because my results were not as good as expected.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian carefully read through my files and history before our first consultation which I appreciated. There is no good way to deliver bad news, but she called me with my PGS results when she seemed busy at a conference. She told me I was the only person that did not have at least one chromosomally normal egg in the batch of results she received that day. Not sure why she told me this but it didn’t make me feel better. Also she said the abnormalities were consistent with advanced maternal age. She said if I did another round there is a 30% chance I would have a normal embryo.
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Started estrogen patch 6 days before injections. Started 20 units of Microdose Lupron on first night of injections, then 20 units in AM and 20 units PM after that. On day 3 of injections added 150 units Menopur in the AM and 300 units Gonal F at night. Took a combination of microdose Lupron, Menopur, Gonal-F and Dexamethasone for about 13 days before trigger shot. (In my previous IVF cycles, I took meds for about 10 days. I think my follicle growth was slowed down a bit by the Microdose Luprom.)
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Julie Kane)
After 3 cycles at Cornell the experience at CCRM was a breeze. Appointments are made for monitoring. I think only once I had to wait and it was less than 5 minutes. Amazing - after having to wait on 2 lines at Cornell - one for bloodwork and 1 for ultrasound. At CCRM, they quickly take your blood right before the ultrasound. Nurses are easily accessible by phone or email in their online portal. Instructions are emailed in the portal. At Cornell, you had to leave a voicemail and hope someone would call you back when you were free. Once, I called the after hours line because I had a question about the medication. A doctor called me back in minutes!
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Strengths: CCRM is a well run clinic with a boutique environment. You will not feel like a number or feel like you are part of a factory or cattle call. For pre-op, you make an appointment to have have a one on one with a nurse. (At Cornell, the Pre-op was a group class at 6 or 6:30am the day after your trigger shot.). The retrieval experience is much nicer at CCRM as well. At Cornell you sit around for hours in your gown in a waiting room full of people. At CCRM you have a private area to wait, and the wait is not long. In addition, my retrieval was painless. After my last retrieval at Cornell I was in severe pain like I had never experienced in my life. My only complaint about CCRM was after my retrieval my husband waited in the lobby for 45 minutes. No one told me he was here waiting and no one told him I was done and waiting for him! That was a bit frustrating because the whole time I was angry because I thought he was late! However, with all these strengths I still regret going to CCRM. Weaknesses: They are extremely expensive and don’t take insurance. In retrospect, all the conveniences with scheduling appointment times and a nice waiting room are worthless if you don’t have good results. After receiving a phone call with my PGS results, I never heard from them again —except regarding bills. I did call them to inform them I would not be continuing treatment and requested a refund for the embryo transfer and other services which were pre-paid and they sent me a check relatively quickly. I also received separate bill for anasthesia which was expected. But here is the shocker - a couple of days ago, around 2 years after my failed cycle, my husband received a bill for $2400 for two years of sperm storage, which we never asked for and were never notified about. To say I was angry and upset to get this bill was an understatement. I sincerely hope this was sent in error as there is no way in hell we would have consented to store sperm for $1200 a year when we decided we would not be doing another round of IVF and my husband has zero issues that would require this preservation. However, it’s been two days and the billing department has not called me back. Receiving this bill admittedly brought back painful memories and prompted me to warn others and update my review. I know CCRM is owned by a private equity company and if this is a tactic to squeeze money out of patients then this is totally disgraceful. If it was simply an error I will give them credit and update my review again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York.
So far close to $29k out of pocket. $350 for consultation. $22,000 for IVF including CCS and FET which I have not done yet. $300 for sperm freeze. $5,000 for medication payable directly to pharmacy. There may be additional costs that could come up including $1,400 for anasthesia. Sometimes insurance covers anasthesia-waiting to find out. Less than $200 for lab work. Some of the lab work was covered by insurance. I exhausted my IVF insurance coverage so was paying out of pocket. I looked into the pricing at Cornell, NYU, RMA and SIRM as well and I think CCRM was about $7k more than the others. At the time I thought it was still worth it to go with CCRM. But in retrospect, I regret the decision.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
6
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CCRM New York
New York
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2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
4 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Architect
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Levin was always reachable and available beyond the call of duty. On the first consultation he give all his attention and gained our confidence and trust...patiently progressing from the least invasive approach. I had 4 iui and 2 ivf transfers. The first transfer led to an ectopic pregnancy, the second happily brought our full term, healthy baby to life...SET preferred and recommended for my case
The care [at CCRM NY] was very personalized. The receptionists greeted me and knew me by name...Small practice and staff size. No change over of staff while I was there made it feel like a very trusted environment where every individual is respected not only the patients...Very short waiting times...I could always reach the doctor within the same day if needed...Seamlessly processing payments with clarity about costs.
How was your experience with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
I experienced secondary infertility. My own research for treatment mainly through fertility iq led me to CCRM NY and Dr. Levine. I had a year long experience at CCRM, patiently progressing from the least invasive approach. I had 4 iui and 2 ivf transfers. The first transfer led to an ectopic pregnancy, the second happily brought our full term, healthy baby to life. Dr. Levin was always reachable and available beyond the call of duty. On the first consultation he give all his attention and gained our confidence and trust. Dr. Levine works passionately with dedication and a good sense of humor and social skill. He responded to calls even late in the evening.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
Be prepared to take the least invasive approach even if it takes a longer treatment. Dr Levin will guide you through the entire process reliably.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Levine at CCRM New York?
The care was very personalized. The receptionists greeted me and knew me by name. And I did get to know them too. Small practice and staff size. No change over of staff while I was there made it feel like a very trusted environment where every individual is respected not only the patients. Very few people in the waiting room. Very short waiting times made me feel my time was appreciated. I could always reach the doctor within the same day if needed. First Consultation was given proper time. There was always a specialist available for discussion after each visit if needed. Beautiful, calm, quiet and clean office environment shows care and appreciation for all visitors.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
The most difficult time was when I heard from the doctor that my first transfer resulted to an ectopic pregnancy. I did not know what that meant even. Dr Levin sent me immediately to a clinic for a confirmation ultrasound. Then I got the methotrexate shot and had to wait 3 months before the next transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
Small staff. In every visit I saw familiar faces. In my year-long experience only once there was a nurse that was not quite up-to-date with the stage of my treatment. I would recommend to patients to always know and confirm what they’re going in for at each visit.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Clean and beautiful office environment, with a sense of privacy, never really crowded. Very well organized and friendly staff. Brand new medical equipment. Seamlessly processing payments with clarity about costs.
Describe Brian Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
SET preferred and recommended for my case
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Brian Levine
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
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2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Choi is a warm compassionate person who understands that you are a person.... She explains everything from start to finish and if there are any set-backs (in my case, there were), SHE will discuss it with you. Not anyone else that doesn't know your situation. She has a good personality and can definitely say something funny at times to make light of a situation. The only bad thing is she can not be everywhere at all times, you will see other doctors if she's away or conducting procedures.
CCRM NY's strengths are it's very professional, clean and inviting. The staff is very organized and just the flow of everything doesn't have you feeling overwhelmed. They make sure you're informed and the establishment doesn't feel like a you're another number....I was fortunate to have everything, from blood work to ultrasounds sounds early in the morning. I'm a 9 - 5 woman so sometimes I was able to get a 7:30am appointment. Never any lines, I occasionally waited in the hallway, not more than 3 mins.
How was your experience with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
Dr. Choi is a warm compassionate person who understands that you are a person. As a "doctor" having empathy is a no-no but she understands the vulnerability of why you're at the office. She explains everything from start to finish and if there are any set-backs (in my case, there were), SHE will discuss it with you. Not anyone else that doesn't know your situation. She has a good personality and can definitely say something funny at times to make light of a situation. The only bad thing is she can not be everywhere at all times, you will see other doctors if she's away or conducting procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
When she says it's a process, IT IS A PROCESS! I am the least patient person and i had to learn that this takes time and it is a HUGE commitment. Trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Choi at CCRM New York?
From the moment you walk in, the staff at the front desk knkw your name, you literally wait 2 - 3 mins the latest to be called in. When you're walking to your room, everyone exchanges a hello with a smile. Your doctor doesn't rush their consult with you and answers your questions warmly. Everyone from start to finish makes sure you leave feeling content and well informed.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Well first, you have to go through a process of elimination. She asked what procedures did i do before going to CCRM NY, which was only using Clomid and did some cycles of IUI's. One which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Prior to starting my IVF cycle, i did plentiful of blood work, i was on medication for an elevated pituarty. I did blood genetic testing, hormonal testing, I checked to see if i had blockage of my fallopian tubes. Then for my 1st cycle (I wound up having 2). I was taking 2 vials of Menopur in the am & 300 units of Follistem at night, Lupron. Followed by Cetrotide in the morning. Right before the retrieval i had to take a HSG shot. I initially had 15 eggs withdrawn and ultimately they were all unusable. For my second cycle, the meds were pretty much the same, instead of using Cetrotide, i used Ganirelix. We did the genetic testing again and this time we sent my husband's sperm to be analyzed (The company was SCSA) and they were able to use sift out the stronger sperm from the weaker ones. My second retrieval resulted in 15 eggs, and 2 survived. I had one sucessful implantation and the other is frozen. For the transfer I was on Estrogen patches and I had to inject myself with Progesterone Oil as well as take suppositories. Immediately after the transfer I did acupuncture. My son now is 7 1/2 months old and I'm grateful everyday that he is here.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The nursing staff was very professional, they never spoke about anyone's information in shared spaces. They're there early to accommodate your work schedule. The only downside is there are many of them that work there so it's hard to have that one on one relationship with them.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM NY's strengths are it's very professional, clean and inviting. The staff is very organized and just the flow of everything doesn't have you feeling overwhelmed. They make sure you're informed and the establishment doesn't feel like a you're another number. I'm biased because my work and home is downtown, so the downside is, it's far from my work and home.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM New York.
I was fortunate to have everything, from blood work to ultrasounds sounds early in the morning. I'm a 9 - 5 woman so sometimes I was able to get a 7:30am appointment. Never any lines, I occasionally waited in the hallway, not more than 3 mins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi at CCRM New York.
The state of NY doesn't cover IVF expenses. CCRM NY's costs are very itemized. It costs more to add genetic testing, which i highly recommend.
Describe Janet Choi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
For the state of NY, they always tell you to transfer 1 embryo. In my case out of 2 cycles, i only had embryos. Dr. Choi strongly suggested that i transfer one embryo at a time and I agreed that was ultimately best.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Knopman was incredibly interpersonal even when having to give tough news. She stuck with us and always kept the ball moving forward even during setbacks, she was sympathetic and encouraging but also very pragmatic. She always took the time to listen to our questions and concerns. I felt like she really knew who my husband and I were and what we were trying to achieve and how we were willing to achieve it...innovative and willing to try new paths if a cycle did not work out the way we had hoped, she never repeated the same cycle twice without first considering alternatives or other avenues. She gave us tough news in the kindest way possible and was also our biggest cheerleader when we took steps forward. Dr. Knopman changed our lives and we are so grateful to have had her each step of the way.
CCRM is very patient-friendly. They move through appointments efficiently and allow you to make appointments even for your daily/weekly blood draws during your cycle. The front desk is very warm and helpful, they are able to get you what you need quickly...The nursing staff at CCRM were absolute rockstars. They were efficient, professional and always uplifting. We are so grateful to them for their fantastic care and their kind words. They were an amazing support system during a process that can be very difficult.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Knopman was absolutely fantastic. Going into fertility treatment my husband and I were not sure what to expect but she was aways honest and open, direct and encouraging. Dr. Knopman was innovative and willing to try new paths if a cycle did not work out the way we had hoped, she never repeated the same cycle twice without first considering alternatives or other avenues. She gave us tough news in the kindest way possible and was also our biggest cheerleader when we took steps forward. Dr. Knopman changed our lives and we are so grateful to have had her each step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Be open to the process and be realistic about the treatment. A lot of working through infertility is figuring out what works for your specific situation and Dr. Knopman will be a fantastic ally in that journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Knopman was incredibly interpersonal even when having to give tough news. She stuck with us and always kept the ball moving forward even during setbacks, she was sympathetic and encouraging but also very pragmatic. She always took the time to listen to our questions and concerns. I felt like she really knew who my husband and I were and what we were trying to achieve and how we were willing to achieve it.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
Early on we tried two IUIs with letrozole and a trigger shot, which was a very comfortable first step for us in the early process. Then we moved to our first egg retrieval and did one medicated transfer (using progesterone, patches, supplements, etc.) and one "natural" transfer (using just the patches and suppositories). Our first transfer resulted in a negative pregnancy test and our second resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We did a second retrieval and for our third transfer we did a "natural" transfer with two embryos and supported by supplemental IVIG treatments provided by Dr. Jonathan Scher, which was ultimately successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Laurie Anderson)
The nursing staff at CCRM were absolute rockstars. They were efficient, professional and always uplifting. We are so grateful to them for their fantastic care and their kind words. They were an amazing support system during a process that can be very difficult.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is very patient-friendly. They move through appointments efficiently and allow you to make appointments even for your daily/weekly blood draws during your cycle. The front desk is very warm and helpful, they are able to get you what you need quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
We were very fortunate to have fertility insurance through Progyny. Out of pocket costs were for procedures co-pays and for medications.
Describe Jaime Knopman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
None.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM New York?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Humanity
Communication
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 40
2 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Donor Sperm
Middle Eastern
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have done two cycles so far with Dr. Talebian. Based on my history, we did the lupron protocol combined with Menopur and Gonal F. I responded well the first time, less the second time. We suspect that it’s because the first time I was prep’d with estrogen patches, and with the contraceptive pill the second time...truly cares about her patients. She takes the time to talk to you and understand your journey. Her treatment is customized and not generic. She listens.
The nursing staff [at CCRM New York] is very friendly and get to know you personally. They don’t treat you like a number, are patient and responsive...Wait time was minimal and process very smooth [for monitoring]...Each retrieval cycle cost about $16k + injections paid separately. That does not include the embryo transfer...This is a great clinic. Doctors are top notch and nursing staff very professional. The office is never crowded and the wait time is minimal, which is really nice. The only word of caution is with the claim processing - they are working on improving their processes in assisting patients with insurance claims.
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
I would recommend dr. Talebian to all my friends. I am still going through the IVF process but regardless of the outcome she has my full trust. I know I am in good hands with her. She is smart, dedicated, caring and kind. She makes me feel like I am not alone in this journey and is as vested as I am.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Describe your situation and history with details and Dr. Talebian will make sure to adjust the protocol accordingly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York?
Dr. Talebian truly cares about her patients. She takes the time to talk to you and understand your journey. Her treatment is customized and not generic. She listens.
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
I have done two cycles so far with Dr. Talebian. Based on my history, we did the lupron protocol combined with Menopur and Gonal F. I responded well the first time, less the second time. We suspect that it’s because the first time I was prep’d with estrogen patches, and with the contraceptive pill the second time. For my third cycle we will start w the patches, the Gonal F and Menopur combined with Clomid. I will be triggered w lupron and HCG.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM New York.
The nursing staff is very friendly and get to know you personally. They don’t treat you like a number, are patient and responsive.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
This is a great clinic. Doctors are top notch and nursing staff very professional. The office is never crowded and the wait time is minimal, which is really nice. The only word of caution is with the claim processing - they are working on improving their processes in assisting patients with insurance claims.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM New York.
Wait time was minimal and process very smooth.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian at CCRM New York.
Each retrieval cycle cost about $16k + injections paid separately. That does not include the embryo transfer.
Describe Sheeva Talebian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM New York.
Dr. Talebian suggested we may have to consider transferring two embryos when the time comes given my success so far.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 33
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Have all of your questions ready because she [Dr. Knopman] is fast; she is in and out of the room when you go in for scans and you should be prepared with everything you want to discuss. I would also say never hesitate to email her, she will always get back to you...After two failed rounds on IVF at another clinic (where many embryos were made but few made it to PGS testing and none were "good") she added micro dose lupron to my protocol and it worked. While I still only had one embryo sent to PGS testing it was one more than we had the last two rounds and it came back "good" and we are now 8 weeks pregnant.
I honestly can't think of any weaknesses [at CCRM New York]...They [nurses] were ALL extremely organized, on top of things and communicative. At my last clinic I felt like I had to be my own advocate and keep track of everything whereas at CCRM most of it was done for me. They were always two steps ahead. They are also all incredibly kind and caring...The office is clean and inviting and you are treated like an individual. During egg retrieval you are given your own private space and every detail is thought of: heated blankets, coconut water for after surgery, "think" underwear etc.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Knopman is a communicative, intelligent, caring doctor who will give you the best treatment every step of the way. She is willing to take each case as an individual situation and think outside the box to get you to your end goal. She is candid and casual and I felt like I had known her for years after meeting her for the first time. However, she is also blunt and to-the-point. If you are somebody who wants things delivered delicately and know the you prioritize hand-holding, she may not be the doctor for you. I would recommend Dr. Knopman to anyone who is seeking fertility treatment and would be confident that they were in the best medical hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Have all of your questions ready because she is fast; she is in and out of the room when you go in for scans and you should be prepared with everything you want to discuss. I would also say never hesitate to email her, she will always get back to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York?
Dr. Knopman made my IVF experience at CCRM feel so personal. She allowed me to email her about anything (and everything... and sometimes I did) and she always got back to me within 24 hours (and usually much less) and was honest and straightforward. She also called me on the cell phone every step of the way-- with fertilization results, numbers of embryos sent to testing, PGS results (this phone call came on a summer Friday at 6pm!), pregnancy blood results etc. Honestly it took me some getting use to after the experience we had before CCRM, I was shocked at how often I was hearing from my doctor. It truly made all the different in our experience.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles at CCRM New York and their degree of success.
After two failed rounds on IVF at another clinic (where many embryos were made but few made it to PGS testing and none were "good") she added micro dose lupron to my protocol and it worked. While I still only had one embryo sent to PGS testing it was one more than we had the last two rounds and it came back "good" and we are now 8 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM New York. (Assigned nurse: Elizabeth Lewis)
They were ALL extremely organized, on top of things and communicative. At my last clinic I felt like I had to be my own advocate and keep track of everything whereas at CCRM most of it was done for me. They were always two steps ahead. They are also all incredibly kind and caring.
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is overall a fantastic experience. The office is clean and inviting and you are treated like an individual. During egg retrieval you are given your own private space and every detail is thought of: heated blankets, coconut water for after surgery, "think" underwear etc. During a transfer you have the option for a valium and acupuncture in the room where your transfer is. It is a clinic that prioritizes keeping the patient comfortable during an extremely uncomfortable time. They are also organized and professional, I never had a screw-up with medication doses or orders or instructions. They called me when they said they would and always followed-up more than I was even expecting. I honestly can't think of any weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman at CCRM New York.
I honestly forget the details but a cycle was around 20k?
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