George Washington University

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Washington DC
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 741-2520
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend George Washington University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 11Neutral: 4Don't recommend: 18.9
17 assessments
  • 69% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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Attention to Detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
329
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
17 assessments
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Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
They are a smaller clinic [GWU] who tend to take a more conservative approach to embryo transfers (I understood it that they prefer single in most cases). They provide individualized attention. Further, when we raised with our doctor the financial difficulty of paying out of pocket (our insurance does not cover any fertility treatments) their admin staff followed up and worked with us to address to the extent that they could our concerns.
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Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
They are a smaller clinic who tend to take a more conservative approach to embryo transfers (I understood it that they prefer single in most cases). They provide individualized attention. Further, when we raised with our doctor the financial difficulty of paying out of pocket (our insurance does not cover any fertility treatments) their admin staff followed up and worked with us to address to the extent that they could our concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Dr Humm provided two hour-long consultations with us to help us understand our particular diagnosis and all of our options. She openly and patiently answered so many of our questions and drew diagrams and provided data we needed to make decisions. As things progressed with my initial cycle she was available to answer random questions or concerns I sent to my nurse. Further, she remembered and followed up on a financially-related query I made in one of our consultations; subsequently one of the admin folks provided us the information we needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Sarah)
Sarah was very prompt in replying to my messages and emails and patient with my many questions regarding my protocol (I wanted to know the ins and outs, she even scheduled a call with me to walk me through what each medication does).
How was your experience with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
She is kind, patient, and compassionate. She spent a great deal of time explaining all of our options and when she thought we were hesitant about IVF suggested we could try IUI as a way to test the waters. We found her to be warm and thoughtful and also direct about what to expect - she gave us a frank assessment of our odds and noted she and the clinic in general are conservative (for example, they transfer multiple eggs less than the average at other clinics).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
If you are looking for a super capable doctor who will spend the time to explain everything to you and answer all of your questions she is the doctor for you.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Humm used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
For us she prescribed one cycle of estrace (estrogen priming), then Gonal and Menopur stimulation along with Cetrocide for the latter end of stim with a trigger shot of Ovidrel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Humm at George Washington University.
IVF Global (1 fresh retrieval; 1 FET) was approx $10,500 with PGS another $5,000 or so, additional FETs $4,500
Describe Kathryn Humm's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr Humm noted GW tends to err on the side of single embryo transfers for most patients (i.e. they are more conservative).
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Doctor
Kathryn Humm
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
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9
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
Our nurse [at George Washington University] responds to emails within minutes with details responses to questions. Our main interactions with her are to do follow-up stuff (like sign consent forms) after an appointment with Dr. Humm...Coffee/tea available in the lobby. Small facility. I get the impression that they take harder cases and offer hope. I never felt like this was a fertility factory like I hear about from larger clinics.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Coffee/tea available in the lobby. Small facility. I get the impression that they take harder cases and offer hope. I never felt like this was a fertility factory like I hear about from larger clinics.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Dr. Humm spent lots and lots of time with us. She answered all of our questions and took time to make sure we really understood the pros and cons. She took into account my individual medical history in her recommendations.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Jasmine)
Our nurse responds to emails within minutes with details responses to questions. Our main interactions with her are to do follow-up stuff (like sign consent forms) after an appointment with Dr. Humm.
How was your experience with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Dr. Humm sits down with you and takes notes as a visual aid while she talks to you. She answers questions thoroughly. She (via a nurse) responds to questions very quickly. She calmly and clearly explains things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
It helped move things more quickly that I came from another GW MFA practice -- she could see relevant records without me having to do anything.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Humm used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We are just beginning treatment with Dr. Humm. She gave us several options for treatment. For a variety of reasons, and with Dr. Humm's approval, we are trying without intervention for a few more cycles. We are in the first cycle of that trial. Then we will us clomid with either TI or IUI. Dr. Humm really wants me to avoid twins, so she will not allow me to do IUI with injectibles. She said IVF was the best course of action for us, but we do not have insurance so would prefer less invasive treatments first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Humm at George Washington University.
My insurance covers diagnosis, so I haven't paid anything out of pocket so far.
Describe Kathryn Humm's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Humm very much wants to avoid twins with me because of my increased risk of pre-eclampsia.
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Doctor
Kathryn Humm
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The staff [at GWU] are incredible. They were very patient at explaining things to me, even when I'd keep repeating questions...It was efficient but a bit factory-like. You stand in line for your blood draw than you stand in line for the ultrasound monitoring....They [RN's] clearly had a large case load and were sometimes slow to follow up, so I just had to be on top of the communication. But they were always courteous and helpful, never made me feel bad, talked down to, or less of a person.
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
They aren't the most expensive, but not the cheapest. I chose them for the doctor and overall clinic feel. I like that they're in a prestigious university setting, and have a great relationship with the university hospital and medical team. Being in this setting means they're very up-to-date with current research. They are less likely to turn away patients too, from what I understood when researching them originally, because of their university/teaching mission.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
The staff are incredible. They were very patient at explaining things to me, even when I'd keep repeating questions. Dr. Frankfurter was candid about our situation and our options, but comes across as very knowledgeable and concerned. On procedure days, Dr. Frankfurter and all the staff were so kind, understanding, and helpful. They joked around with us to help lighten the mood when they knew we were nervous. The nursing staff are really wonderful people too, as they come to know each individual patient from the daily monitoring. They listened to my fears and emotions, and never made me feel less of a person.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Venecia Williams)
They clearly had a large case load and were sometimes slow to follow up, so I just had to be on top of the communication. But they were always courteous and helpful, never made me feel bad, talked down to, or less of a person. My assigned nurse even sat down with me to give me an impromptu tutorial on injections after I'd already taken a class, when I was nervous about the first injection.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is highly ranked for a reason. He's very thorough. He's a bit matter of fact in his manner, but he laid out all the pros and cons of our options and never once did he make us feel like our chances were hopeless. He also took the time to answer any questions we had. The only time I felt a bit dismissed by him was when I showed him my BBT charts and he told me that they weren't useful in helping TTC. When I panicked over misunderstanding the dosage on my trigger shot, he was the on-call dr and was so nice and patient, explaining to me what to do, and then telling me I did exactly what I should have done (calling him for help), and that it would all be ok. I feel that he's meticulous, and he really listens and cares.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is high in demand, so making appointments with him can be difficult. He books up fast! Expect at least a month wait before you can get a consultation appointment.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics for egg retrieval, but I was on birth control and lupron (for suppression) for a month before the transfer. I was also on progesterone suppositories and vivelle estrogen.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
It was efficient but a bit factory-like. You stand in line for your blood draw than you stand in line for the ultrasound monitoring. There's an unspoken rule about when to keep the door to the changing room open/closed (open if any of the 2 changing rooms are available, closed if both are occupied) and who sits in the chair by the door (whoever is next waiting for a changing room). Since the two lines are right next to each other, sometimes it got confusing and frustrating when a new, uninformed patient sat in the chair waiting for a blood draw because they didn't want to stand in line, or someone closed the door when there was a changing room available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
The first time we had insurance coverage, so I believe we paid less than $7000 for egg retrieval, ICSI, embryo storage, and egg transfer, but more with medications. This time, we don't have insurance coverage and are paying out of pocket, so the expenses are more. We haven't calculated our costs yet for our treatment yet.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter is very responsible and wants to limit the chances of multiples whenever possible. He told us he preferred to only transfer 1 embryo, which was fine with us.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
8
This is not an upscale fertility clinic. The waiting rooms and treatment rooms are nothing fancy, but you are there for the people with an academic interest in reproductive endocrinology, not for the perks. Monitoring takes place from 7-745 am each morning, and if you get the timing wrong, you’ll sit for a long time...everyone is doing their best to provide comfort and efficiency...The nurses and front desk staff are all very nice.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
8
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
This is not an upscale fertility clinic. The waiting rooms and treatment rooms are nothing fancy, but you are there for the people with an academic interest in reproductive endocrinology, not for the perks. Monitoring takes place from 7-745 am each morning, and if you get the timing wrong, you’ll sit for a long time in a crowded waiting room of stressed out women and couples. No one is going through this process for fun or luxury, however, so to me it only matters that we get the best, most thoughtful, and intelligent care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
It took a long time to get an appointment with Dr. Frankfurter himself, but when we did we felt it was worthwhile. We had a history of a number of unexplained losses, and as soon as we sat down, Dr. Frankfurter launched into a review of these that made it clear he had closely studied our case. He operates at a very technical level, but also took the time to acknowledge what a hard time we’ve been through.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Jasmine)
The nurses and front desk staff are all very nice. The approach of GW is in general less “luxurious” than some of the private clinics, but everyone is doing their best to provide comfort and efficiency.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter clearly understands all the clinical ins and outs of our case and the challenges we’ve faced. He is not pushy about treatment, and he is also realistic about chances. He does not spend time injecting a lot of false hope, preferring just to focus on next steps. I do wish he was more accessible by phone or e-mail for emergency situations that arise between appointments, particularly because it is so difficult to get a consultation with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Go for the technical knowledge, not for the hand-holding.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We did a natural cycle IUI using only a trigger shot. I confess I thought the timing of the trigger and IUI was close, however the procedure did result in a pregnancy. Unfortunately, we had to terminate the pregnancy due to a severe chromosomal abnormality. We will likely be moving on to IVF with PGS, and will stay with Dr. Frankfurter and his advice in doing so.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
A natural cycle IUI cost us $1000, plus the cost of the trigger shot ($100). We have no insurance coverage for ART, and paid this out-of-pocket.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Since its at a university [George Washington U], the clinic doesn't have all the bells and whistles as some of the newer clinics. But I found the doctors to be far more qualified here than anywhere else. That's what really matters! With GW, I didn't feel like I had to be my own advocate. I let them do the work, and I fully trusted them.... The nursing staff became my family. They are responsive and sympathetic.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Since its at a university, the clinic doesn't have all the bells and whistles as some of the newer clinics. But I found the doctors to be far more qualified here than anywhere else. That's what really matters! With GW, I didn't feel like I had to be my own advocate. I let them do the work, and I fully trusted them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter tailored my care to my individual needs. With my first egg retrieval, I got only 3 eggs (2 mature). Both fertilized but weren’t growing appropriately. We put both in on Day 3. BFN. With the second cycle, he totally changed things up, and we got 20 eggs! I really appreciated his willingness to think outside the box. He isn't afraid of the tough cases.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra)
The nursing staff became my family. They are responsive and sympathetic.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I fully trust Dr. Frankfurter and can't recommend him enough. He is truly invested in all of his cases, and I felt truly cared about (not just as a patient, but as a person). He's responsive and willing to mix things up to get different results. He learns as he goes and tailors treatment protocol to each individual.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I would tell any IVF patient (not just those of Dr. Frankfurter) to ignore the self-deprecating thoughts. You are resilient, brave, and strong! Specifically regarding Dr. Frankfurter, just trust him. I've wasted so much time turning to "Dr. Google." Dr. Frankfurter is so smart and detail oriented. Just live your life, and let him do the work!
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
With my first fresh cycle, I started with birth control. We learned that it over-suppressed me, and did estrogen priming the next time. The results showed a huge improvement. I stimmed with Menopour and Follistim. I triggered with Lurpon. I went from 3 eggs to 20. With my FETs, I started estrogen on CD 3. I added in progesterone around approx. CD 18. If a positive result, I'd continue both to 12ish weeks.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Highly efficient. I was usually in and out in 10 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
We paid fully out-of-pocket. I found their packages to also be the most reasonable of all clinics we looked at.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter will transfer one embryo most of the time as its safest for mom and baby.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
GWU is a small clinic, which does not make you feel like you are a number in a factory. They have a system that works. The regular cycle visits are handled by stand in physician (or nurse) of the day, which I got used to. Still, I would like to see my physician more often.... 1- Natural cycle (negative) 2 - Clomid (Chemical) 3- Clomid (negative) 4- Femara 5 mg (chemical) 5- Femara 5 mg (cancelled due to poor response) 6-Femara 7.5 mg, prometrium after IUI
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
GWU is a small clinic, which does not make you feel like you are a number in a factory. They have a system that works. The regular cycle visits are handled by stand in physician (or nurse) of the day, which I got used to. Still, I would like to see my physician more often.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Ms Lalwani has perfect bedside manners and she never forced me into more radical solutions just to be successful. She always tried to stay on the side of natural processes.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Spector)
All team members in GWU are perfect communicators and are very compassionate.
How was your experience with Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Ms Lalwani is a very understanding and compassionate person. But, since she is very busy, you have to communicate with her through a nurse, which was fine, as the nurse was very capable; but without a good nurse this system may have been a nightmare. It is also very hard to get an appointment from her as well. Ms Lalwani stayed away from more complicated treatments such as IVF with me although I am older. She was even against medicated cycle for the first two times, but I had to force her. The same was true fro use of progesterone. She prescribed progesterone only after 2 chemical pregnancies, which frankly I am not sure was due to low progesterone. But after 5 cycles with donor sperm and 4 of them medicated, I kinda wish she was more forceful. But I really appreciate her bedside manners.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Make your research and be proactive.
Describe the protocols Sasmira Lalwani used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
1- Natural cycle (negative) 2 - Clomid (Chemical) 3- Clomid (negative) 4- Femara 5 mg (chemical) 5- Femara 5 mg (cancelled due to poor response) 6-Femara 7.5 mg, prometrium after IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University.
$150 for first, $75 for subsequent visits. 1100 IUI cycle.
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Doctor
Sasmira Lalwani
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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[GWU] Our intake was always done by the same nurse. She was very nice, and would always joke with my husband and I. We always looked forward to seeing her at our appointments. The executive assistant Doretta is no joke! She knows her stuff, as a result she's ALWAYS busy....The 2 locations in DC don't have street parking, train to Foggy bottom or park in the garage....Apparently it was a simple miscommunication because results aren't given over the phone.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Dr Chiles was my husband's urologist. Once his sperm was extracted we no longer had to visit her. She is really good and usually has back to back appointments. She works out of a few different offices, pay attention when setting appointments. The 2 locations in DC don't have street parking, train to Foggy bottom or park in the garage.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kelly Chiles at George Washington University?
Dr Chiles was extremely attentive at every appointment. She gave my husband her sole attention and remained empathetic yet honest throughout the entire process. She always welcomed us with a huge smile, hug, and kiss! The staff is warm and friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Our intake was always done by the same nurse. She was very nice, and would always joke with my husband and I. We always looked forward to seeing her at our appointments. The executive assistant Doretta is no joke! She knows her stuff, as a result she's ALWAYS busy. Be patient, be patient. She will call you back and/or return your email.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Kelly Chiles at George Washington University?
There were times my husband and I would leave our appointment with Dr Chiles and I would be in tears! Although fearful, I was confident that Dr Chiles would do whatever she could to help us achieve our dream. She was rooting for us! After finding out our insurance covered an "experimental" procedure, she was so happy that we were both jumping with excitement. Her bedside manner is impeccable. We always felt safe and secure at our appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kelly Chiles at George Washington University?
Relax, you're in great hands. No matter the outcome, Dr Chiles and her team will take great care of you.
Describe the protocols Kelly Chiles used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We were diagnosed with male factor unexplained infertility. After completing all of the routine tests, Dr Chiles suggest sperm extraction surgery. She carefully explained how painful the surgery could be and that there were no guarantees sperm would be found. Dr Chiles was able to extract 4 vials of sperm which are now frozen, awaiting IVF.
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Doctor
Kelly Chiles
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The strength is that the doctors all meet once/week to discuss each patient so it seems it doesn’t matter which doctor is your primary at the practice. Also, they rotate procedure schedules so you might get any doctor for the retrieval or ultrasounds. Dr. Frankfurter leads the practice and I did like him a lot and he did one of my retrieval’s and transfers and he instilled a lot of confidence. You get a lot of attention in this practice, get a lot of face time with the physicians, who perform the ultrasounds
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
The strength is that the doctors all meet once/week to discuss each patient so it seems it doesn’t matter which doctor is your primary at the practice. Also, they rotate procedure schedules so you might get any doctor for the retrieval or ultrasounds. Dr. Frankfurter leads the practice and I did like him a lot and he did one of my retrieval’s and transfers and he instilled a lot of confidence. You get a lot of attention in this practice, get a lot of face time with the physicians, who perform the ultrasounds. It’s hard to be unbiased since I did not have any success here, but I wonder how much larger clinics have an advantage of seeing so many more patients. I have heard that smaller, university places will take tougher patients, but I didn’t have any compounding issues other than age.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Dr Lalwani is very kind and was willing to schedule time to talk to us. We had an appointment after a procedure to talk about what happened and what we might try next time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Sarah)
Sarah was a great nurse. She was very good with emailing me instructions (as I requested so I wouldn’t get confused) and called with results as well. She was very clear, could answer complex questions and scheduling questions, was thorough and kind. Her responses were very prompt. The other nurses I saw regularly were the flabotamists, Mia and I think Michelle. They were both quite good, very patient and kind. I had several different nurses for my retrieval’s, and I think they were all good.
How was your experience with Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Sometimes Dr Lalwani had difficulty explaining concepts, though she was patient and kind and answered questions. Some embryo transfers were tough, in that it took several times to place the catheter. It never hurt, but having to go to the bathroom and feeling like your doctor couldn’t get the catheter right was upsetting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University?
Make sure you read a lot about your procedures and ask questions at appointments, but know she will also take phone calls and answer you on the patient portal emails.
Describe the protocols Sasmira Lalwani used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
I used GonalF,225, menipur, 150, &cetrotide. I triggered with leuprolide. This seemed to work for me as I had 14 or 15 eggs retrieved each time. I used pills for estrogen and progesterone suppositories for preparing for transfers. My first 2cycles I had 1 & 2 5-day blasts, after PGS testing. I was able to do 2 FETs, because one blast didn’t survive the thaw. My other 2 transfers were fresh, because the doctors didn’t know why my FETs didn’t take, and thought with older eggs, maybe the embryos would do better in a fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
You would sign in, wait in line for a blood draw, return to the seated waiting are for an ultrasound. There were two changing rooms for the one ultrasound machine, one patient would get undressed while the other was in the room. It actually ran very well and only a couple of times was it very crowded. Most of the time it was very busy but quick. Typically in and out in 30 minutes or less.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sasmira Lalwani at George Washington University.
I believe each round with ICSI were $12000 plus PGS (plus meds, $6000) and the last two rounds were a package with ICSI of $17500, and the meds were still $6000/round)
Describe Sasmira Lalwani's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
For PGS tested embryos, they only do SET. They only tell you the sex once the lab chooses the best embryo. I was fine with that, I don’t know if they may have accommodated had I asked for a specific sex, but I think no. When the PGS tested rounds didn’t work, I had multiple embryos transferred at 2 & 3 days fresh. All rounds were negative. (Not even chemical)
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Doctor
Sasmira Lalwani
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The nursing staff [at GWU Fertility] was amazing! Unfortunately, there were a lot who left as I went through cycles (I believe most, if not all, left for reasons that were not about the clinic, but their commute, own health issues, etc.) but each new nurse was great. They were always available to answer questions, give results, and let me know next steps.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
I loved that the 3 REs and nurse staff met to discuss each patient even though Dr. Frankfurter was the one making the decisions for my care. This meant that no matter which RE was doing my monitoring or procedures they knew who I was, where I was in my cycle, and what I had previously done. Everyone was rooting for us and were so happy when we were successful. I always preferred when Dr. Frankfurter did my procedures since he was my primary RE, but was happy to have any of them -- they were all good!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter, the other REs, the nurses, and the staff were all wonderful. They all knew who we were, where we were in our cycle, and were very caring. It's a busy office, so there can be waits for initial meetings, but once you are in a cycle they make sure you get everything you need.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
The nursing staff was amazing! Unfortunately, there were a lot who left as I went through cycles (I believe most, if not all, left for reasons that were not about the clinic, but their commute, own health issues, etc.) but each new nurse was great. They were always available to answer questions, give results, and let me know next steps.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter was great at explaining the procedures and protocols and why he was recommending them for us. He's friendly, but not overly warm, which was what we liked. He answered all of our questions fully and did not ever make us feel silly for asking. He's a little conservative on his approach, but not stuck in his way. Over the time we saw him he changed general protocols based on current peer-reviewed studies.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be prepared for a wait to get in to see him at the beginning of each cycle, but know that once you get in he will do everything to help you out and make sure your cycle goes well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was set for early morning and you just showed up. They were well organized and got through a lot of people without huge waits or making you feel rushed.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
38 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Strengths [at George Washington University] are the individual care, the fact that the clinic is associated with a teaching hospital so has the newest research available and doesn't turn down patients, was willing to work with me on cost. Major weakness that I worry about now (looking back) is wondering if their lab quality is as good as some of the for-profit centers around our area....One time the clinic failed to call with my beta results. My nurse was out that day and it didn't get taken care of by another nurse.
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Strengths are the individual care, the fact that the clinic is associated with a teaching hospital so has the newest research available and doesn't turn down patients, was willing to work with me on cost. Major weakness that I worry about now (looking back) is wondering if their lab quality is as good as some of the for-profit centers around our area.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter went out of his way to ensure I received the level of information I needed/wanted. He understood quickly that I wanted to know everything personally so I could digest it, ask questions and then make my own decisions. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
Over the course of several years, I had several nurses assigned--a new one was assigned each cycle as needed. I found the nurses to generally be very caring, it was a small clinic so I knew all of them by the end. Definitely a bonus at the clinic.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I liked the clinic because it was small and I felt like I received personalized care. Dr. Frankfurter was quick to provide me with information, I felt like he cared about me as a person and was always willing to discuss different treatment options. I ended up switching clinics when I moved to DE and liked that RE as well--the high quality treatment I received from Dr. F was one of the reasons I hesitated leaving his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be sure to ask how the clinic can help in terms of cost, timing of appointments, etc. Dr. F was quick to help when there was a challenge.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
There is a line but it wasn't horrible. If you arrived early, it wasn't ever a problem. They allowed me to bring my daughter when I was T42 to the monitoring appointments which was wonderful since I'm a single mother.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
IUIs ranged from $500 to $2000 depending on the meds, IVF was $6900 for 3 cycles (they offered this when I asked for a better deal)
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
I never had embryos that made it to Day 5 so the idea of eSET wasn't really as appropriate for me, but we did discuss it when I did an FET with leftover embryos and I chose eSET with their support.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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While you have 1 primary doctor, you will likely see all of the doctors in the practice [GWU] for monitoring appointments. The monitoring appointments are early in the morning, but ran extremely efficiently. The “admin” side of the office is run smoothly from my experience. Billing, while not perfect, has been extremely responsive and helpful when issues/descrepencies arise...I have had a few different nurses over the course of treatments. One was terrible and two were wonderful. The terrible one has since left the practice.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
While you have 1 primary doctor, you will likely see all of the doctors in the practice for monitoring appointments. The monitoring appointments are early in the morning, but ran extremely efficiently. The “admin” side of the office is run smoothly from my experience. Billing, while not perfect, has been extremely responsive and helpful when issues/descrepencies arise.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I have always received a phone call explaining my results (good or bad) which allowed me to ask any questions I had. My thoughts/concerns/ emotions were never disregarded, but acknowledged as valid and warranted during our treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
I have had a few different nurses over the course of treatments. One was terrible and two were wonderful. The terrible one has since left the practice.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his profession. He is not particularly emotional or overly sensitive in his approach; but We’ve chosen him for his expertise. He has always thoroughly explained each step, test, result, diagnosis, etc. and has answered any and every question we could think of along the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Trust his expertise
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
Dr. Frankfurter is very conservative in his approaches. .
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was a “cattle call” line, but surprising ran very efficiently. You could be in and out within 15 minutes if you arrive early.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter strongly advised against transferring multiple embryos due to the risks
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Scheduling
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10
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
It's hard for me to evaluate since I don't know what other clinics are like. But as I mentioned before, the nursing staff [at George Washington Fertility] provided me with the absolute best care. From a results standpoint, I do wish we were able to retrieve more eggs for embryo preservation, but I have no idea whether that had anything to do with the clinic. I am in my late 30s, so I wasn't exactly expecting a lot of eggs.
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
It's hard for me to evaluate since I don't know what other clinics are like. But as I mentioned before, the nursing staff provided me with the absolute best care. From a results standpoint, I do wish we were able to retrieve more eggs for embryo preservation, but I have no idea whether that had anything to do with the clinic. I am in my late 30s, so I wasn't exactly expecting a lot of eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Ifeanyi Okwumabua)
My nurse, Ifeanyi, was the absolute best. She was kind, compassionate, easy to talk to and most importantly, responded quickly to my e-mail inquiries. I had to take a last-minute international trip during treatment, and she went out of her way to make sure I had all the medications I needed during my time away. My experience through the process made me realize that the nurses are just as important (or even more important) than the physician. They are the ones who you'll turn to for day-to-day advice and support.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is candid, personable and easy to talk to. He tries to inject humor into an otherwise arduous process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
If you want a doctor who'll tell it like it is, Dr. Frankfurter would be a good choice. He's not a warm and fuzzy doctor. But I liked him and trusted him with my care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring appointments began at 7 a.m. It was first come, first serve. Some days were busier than others, but I don't remember having to wait that long to get through. It was a pretty efficient operation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
I was lucky that my care was completely covered by insurance.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
6
The nursing staff [at GWU] was not great. Many times our chart was not updated and our primary nurse wasn’t available. A different nurse called back after hours and left a message with outdated information. We almost missed a cycle due to this...Financial team is also pretty terrible. Refused to answer legitimate questions about the pricing of a cycle and gave incorrect info about what insurance would cover.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Doctors are great, nurses are not great. Financial team is also pretty terrible. Refused to answer legitimate questions about the pricing of a cycle and gave incorrect info about what insurance would cover.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr Frankfurter was honest but kind. We’d had previous losses, including of living children, and he was able to express his condolences without dwelling. He explained everything beautifully and we really felt like he listened to us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra)
The nursing staff was not great. Many times our chart was not updated and our primary nurse wasn’t available. A different nurse called back after hours and left a message with outdated information. We almost missed a cycle due to this.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
He made a comprehensive treatment plan based on science and evidence and communicated well. He explained al the risks and benefits of various treatments. We always felt well cared for and would absolutely see him again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be prepared to hear some information that you don’t want to hear. He’s very honest, which I appreciated.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We used an estrogen priming protocol for DOR, with ICSi. I was a poor responder.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was quick and efficient
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
one cycle with monitoring and egg retrieval was about $10k.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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8
Age
34
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
As I noted above, the clinic is part of the GWU MFA program. It is not fancy, but it more than enough. I feel like there is a lot of commercialization of the IVF process; my husband and I purposefully avoided Shady Grove for this reason...We sought out Dr. Frankfurter because he is considered one of the best scientists in the area and not for his personality. We liked that we weren't being sold on some package deal or knowing that our money wasn't going to a marketing budget. We liked that Dr. Frankfurter was part of a university-affiliated system.
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Age
34
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with George Washington University.
As I noted above, the clinic is part of the GWU MFA program. It is not fancy, but it more than enough. I feel like there is a lot of commercialization of the IVF process; my husband and I purposefully avoided Shady Grove for this reason.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is not a warm human being; he is a scientist by trade, a great one at that, and that was why we chose him. I had to remind myself of this every time I interacted with him. I do admit to being emotional about the whole undertaking. My diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" gave me no solace whatsoever. My husband disagrees, but I felt that Dr. Frankfurter and his staff had no tolerance for big emotions. It may be that they are on the receiving end of many, many emotions, and have decided to take a decidedly more clinical approach to all aspects of the infertility treatments they offer.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
We sought out Dr. Frankfurter because he is considered one of the best scientists in the area and not for his personality. We liked that we weren't being sold on some package deal or knowing that our money wasn't going to a marketing budget. We liked that Dr. Frankfurter was part of a university-affiliated system.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Remind yourself that you're there for his medical skills.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
$7,500+ in 2011
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
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Wonderful nurses. Bright and sunny every day...The clinic [GWU] was strong. I’d recommend them to anyone. They were organized and thoughtful. I felt my treatment was in good hands. The nurses who took the blood were also great at their work. The facility was clean and the staff were encouraging and kind...Dr. Frankfurter and his team were warm and friendly...About $20,000 plus the medications.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
The clinic was strong. I’d recommend them to anyone. They were organized and thoughtful. I felt my treatment was in good hands. The nurses who took the blood were also great at their work. The facility was clean and the staff were encouraging and kind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter and his team were warm and friendly. We trusted him and always felt as though we had a great interactions with him. He took a lot of time in our appointments to explain the procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra Lopez )
Wonderful nurses. Bright and sunny every day.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
We loved everything about the experience. He remembered who I was during treatment and always made me feel comfortable. He was very clear in explaining everything and we had success the first time we transferred our embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Trust him. He knows what he’s doing.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
Honestly, I’ve put so much of it behind me now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
About $20,000 plus the medications.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
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N/A
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
N/A
Dr Frankfurter was the best doctor I encountered on my journey. He took time to thoroughly review my file, answered my questions and seemed interested in my concerns.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
N/A
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr Frankfurter was the best doctor I encountered on my journey. He took time to thoroughly review my file, answered my questions and seemed interested in my concerns.
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I appreciated his thoroughness, accessibility and willingness to think outside the box. He seemed to tailor the treatment plan to my patient history and when it didn't work, he thought about why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
If you want to meet with him, schedule as soon as possible.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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It [GWU Fertility] was a smaller practice with an individual focus....[Dr. Humm is a] wonderful physician who was straightforward and inspired confidence. She's very knowledgeable and extremely good at explaining scenarios and concepts about fertility treatment, gives her honest opinion without raising hopes. Best part is that she's very responsive to all our questions and straightforward and still compassionate without being overly emotional.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
It was a smaller practice with an individual focus
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Wonderful physician who was straightforward and inspired confidence. She's very knowledgeable and extremely good at explaining scenarios and concepts about fertility treatment, gives her honest opinion without raising hopes. Best part is that she's very responsive to all our questions and straightforward and still compassionate without being overly emotional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Come with good questions
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Doctor
Kathryn Humm
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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