Henry Ford Medical Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling: Offered
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Nutrition counseling
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Administration of shots
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Troy
1500 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
1-800-436-7936
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Henry Ford Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 30%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 55%6.6
7 assessments
  • 30% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 55% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
7.4
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
8.3
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
7.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
6.4
Attention to Detail

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

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CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
84
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
6.8
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
7 assessments
10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
My only thing is I wish they [Henry Ford Medical Center] had more locations. It is a far drive for me. Also I had noticed that when I asked to be on Femara they had thought I already was. I was on Clomid actually. Just better communication between staff.... The nursing staff are incredibly nice and sensitive to all of our needs. Very helpful and understanding!... The only costs I encountered we're medications not covered by my insurance.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Native American
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
My only thing is I wish they had more locations. It is a far drive for me. Also I had noticed that when I asked to be on Femara they had thought I already was. I was on Clomid actually. Just better communication between staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
She's very thorough I really appreciate a doctor who is. She is also honest, positive, and optimistic. She also listens to her patients!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are incredibly nice and sensitive to all of our needs. Very helpful and understanding!
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
I like that her and Dr. Strickler have an open line of communication. Also love the fact that it's through my preferred hospital. I went to her after our third loss. She was ontop of everything and laid out a very detailed plan. She also listens to her patients!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Be open with her! She'll listen and adjust things on a personal level.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Budrys performed a saline infusion hysterography to check all my parts. She also ran other important tests prior to the laid out treatment plan. She first started me on Clomid with an hcg trigger shot. My ovaries responded well and unfortunately we did not get pregnant. Then we did a second round with same results. I then requested to be switched to femara. That cycle was a bust since I had ovulated early on my own. Then I had a leftover cyst from the previous cycle. Every cycle I was monitored closely and given instructions. Every cycle I did produce mature follicles. I think timing was off maybe. With all that id continue with them as I like them and they know my history.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
As having recurrent losses they're able to Bill it accordingly. The only costs I encountered we're medications not covered by my insurance. Which was the ovidrel hcg trigger shot. The staff there know how to Bill it right.
10
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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6
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
6
On one occasion a medical student joined our conversation [at Henry Ford Medical Center]. I wasn’t informed in advance and this felt funny...The clinic was able to quickly offer me an appointment. From there, scheduling procedures was very quick. For example I had an initial appointment on a Friday and had my saline sonogram the following Monday. The wait time at the office is very quick. I liked that I met with the doctor in her office (like with her desk and computer) rather than in an exam room. Since I wasn’t having an exam, I felt more at ease in the office.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The clinic was able to quickly offer me an appointment. From there, scheduling procedures was very quick. For example I had an initial appointment on a Friday and had my saline sonogram the following Monday. The wait time at the office is very quick. I liked that I met with the doctor in her office (like with her desk and computer) rather than in an exam room. Since I wasn’t having an exam, I felt more at ease in the office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys took time to explain my condition to me. On one occasion a medical student joined our conversation. I wasn’t informed in advance and this felt funny.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses did quickly answer questions. After I had heavy bleeding following a procedure, I was concerned and felt a little brushed off.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys was initially very warm and reassuring. She explained clearly what would happen in upcoming appointments. I had a fibroid that needed assessing, so I had a saline sonogram and some bloodwork. After my bloodwork I heard back quickly that my hormone levels were good. My saline sonogram was separate, and at that appointment she stated that I needed laparoscopic surgery. She referred me to a surgeon stating that I needed laparoscopic surgery rather than a hysteroscopy because of the size and location of my fibroid. I went to see the surgeon, and the surgeon stated that I needed a hysteroscopy not a laparoscopic procedure. I returned to Dr. Budrys who told me she disagreed with the surgeon. I wanted a hysteroscopy or at least to discuss it, and Dr. Budrys seemed to dismiss me. At that point I decided on a second opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Do your own research and don’t be afraid to ask questions or push for your needs.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
NA
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
My costs were covered by insurance.
Describe Nicole Budrys's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Henry Ford Medical Center.
NA
5
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
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Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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3
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
There wasn't much communication with the clinic [Henry Ford Medical Center] honestly. They weren't overly communicative, but weren't terrible either. It was tough to get basic information at times though. There didn't seem to be much support staff at the clinic if we had follow up questions or needed to call. We dealt with a couple of nurses and Dr. Budrys herself. I wish they would have had more basic information available to us up front about procedures, costs, etc.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
There wasn't much communication with the clinic honestly. They weren't overly communicative, but weren't terrible either. It was tough to get basic information at times though. There didn't seem to be much support staff at the clinic if we had follow up questions or needed to call. We dealt with a couple of nurses and Dr. Budrys herself. I wish they would have had more basic information available to us up front about procedures, costs, etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys spent very little time with us at the appointments we had with her. When she gave us our diagnosis, she asked for money up front, and got upset when we wanted to think about our treatment decision before spending $10,000+ dollars.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was so-so. They could have used a lot more communication. I would get calls last minute for blood work before a test or procedure, and not be able to get there in time. For example, calling me the afternoon before my 8:00 AM HSG telling me I needed a blood pregnancy test, when the nearest lab to my office was 45 minutes away, and I was travelling for work that day. And I had already done a blood pregnancy test 7 days prior. The nursing staff didn't seem fully prepared when I saw them for some procedures. Dr. Budrys was overseeing a nurse doing my HSG, and the nurse did not seem well trained on the procedure and I definitely felt like a "practice" patient.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys gave us a diagnosis without all of the proper testing. We received an MFI diagnosis without a full workup on my husband. She was reluctant to give him a recommendation to see the reproductive urologist she worked with so we could give him a full exam. She made her diagnosis off of one semen analysis. She also did not do complete testing on me. She recommended IVF right away for us, without giving us all the information. We wound up seeking a second opinion, as Dr. Budrys was not communicative when we would not agree on the spot to IVF. I'm glad we sought the 2nd opinion, because it turned out we could easily treat my husband's condition. And the 2nd doctor we saw completed all the tests that SHOULD have been done with me, and we found some major issues that would have made IVF difficult if we had not found out before. We were given and IVF w/ ICSI option with our second doctor, after getting some other issues in check with our second doctor. I was not at all comfortable with Dr. Budrys and felt like we were a money making opportunity with her. She didn't seem to like, or seemed off put, when we asked questions, or wanted her to dive a little bit more into her reasoning so we could fully understand our situation. I know there are a couple of positive reviews for her on here, but that was far from our experience with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Do your research, make sure you have all of the information before making a decision, and don't feel pressured to make an on the spot decision. Do your research on all of the testing that is usually done for a standard fertility work up, and listen to your gut. I knew she wasn't doing tests that seemed like they should have been done to get a complete baseline. I'm glad I listened to my instincts.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
I do not recommend the IVF protocol she outlined for us. The decision was made without full testing on me & my husband.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
We spent probably around $1,000 out of pocket for the testing she did do. She quoted us between $10-$20,000 for the IVF Cycle we decided not to pursue with her.
0
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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6
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
The receptionist [Henry Ford] is very friendly. The clinic was clean, and I never had to wait long. Results were posted on the mychart website quickly. Appointments for various tests were not hard to get. My only problem was the lack of personalized care.... I didn't meet any of the nurses.... I never got a full fertility workup done at this fertility clinic. I probably could have received more thorough blood work through my primary or OBGYN.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The receptionist is very friendly. The clinic was clean, and I never had to wait long. Results were posted on the mychart website quickly. Appointments for various tests were not hard to get. My only problem was the lack of personalized care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
The doctor did not ask me personal questions or test me for anything other than common fertility probelms like PCOS.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn't meet any of the nurses.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys is probably a great doctor if you have a well known fertility issue like PCOS. However, I felt like my concerns weren't taken seriously because the common tests were considered normal. The fact that I am infertile didn't warrant additional blood work from the doctor. I never got my progesterone, estrogen, AMH, or FH blood work done because, apparently, I "ovulate normally" and I'm "young." If you have unexplained infertility, I don't know if Dr. Budrys is the doctor for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Demand answers and you may need to verbally request blood work like AMH, FH, and estrogen.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Budry follows standard protocol. For unexplained: started with clomid, IUI x 4 trial next, and then IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
Costs for tests (ultrasound, HSG) were high but that was due to my insurance.
5
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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8
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
[The nursing staff at Henry Ford Medical Center was] Very caring and gentle when it came to blood tests and ultrasounds...doctors are excellent. The overall office staff can be a little hard to deal with. Making appointments can he difficult though it is the Henry Ford system not necessarily the office staff themselves...Tried using timed sexual activity to conceive. That did not work so he moved us to IUI procedures. Have 4 of those and now only option is IVF.
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Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The nursing staff and doctors are excellent. The overall office staff can be a little hard to deal with. Making appointments can he difficult though it is the Henry Ford system not necessarily the office staff themselves
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Strickler at Henry Ford Medical Center?
He talked to us with a very heartfelt sincere manner. Explained everything in very well and used real life examples.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very caring and gentle when it came to blood tests and ultrasounds
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Ronald Strickler at Henry Ford Medical Center?
He was very caring and understanding. When it came time to discuss ivf he helped ease my wife and my feelings. When first introduced he tried to make light of an uneasy situation. Was very open to as many questions as we had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Strickler at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Ask as many questions as you can. He will give you a lot of info right off the bat. Can be a bit overwhelming but will take as much time as needed to help the couple out.
Describe the protocols Ronald Strickler used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
We started with a taking medication l, not sure which one. Tried using timed sexual activity to conceive. That did not work so he moved us to IUI procedures. Have 4 of those and now only option is IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Strickler at Henry Ford Medical Center.
Some of the costs were covered by insurance though each iui cycle was around 700 dollars which included the sperm washing and injection.
Describe Ronald Strickler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Henry Ford Medical Center.
Was told only single are used to help prevent multiple births which can be dangerous to mother and babies
8
Doctor
Ronald Strickler
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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0
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
0
I went in for the pregnancy test after my IUI [with Henry Ford Medical Center] and I knew it was negative, however they didn’t call me for a couple of days to tell me that...The office Staff was friendly, and always answered the phone when I would call and I wouldn’t have to leave a message. Overall I felt like a number, one of many fertility patients. The office was also an OB/GYN office so there were often pregnant women in the waiting room.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
0
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The office Staff was friendly, and always answered the phone when I would call and I wouldn’t have to leave a message. Overall I felt like a number, one of many fertility patients. The office was also an OB/GYN office so there were often pregnant women in the waiting room.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
I went in for the pregnancy test after my IUI and I knew it was negative, however they didn’t call me for a couple of days to tell me that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The only memory that I have is that they did not call me back after my pregnancy test.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
She was friendly and described things well. I would have liked more info on PCOS from her and the likely hood of the IUI being successful. Also would have liked more info about supplements/lifestyle changes to take to help with fertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Always be your own advocate. Do research on your own and come prepared with questions.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
I did 2 rounds on Clomid and then we moved onto an IUI as I did not want to waste any time. Here I am 4 years later and still no baby. :(
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
I think the IUI was around $1,100.
0
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
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Henry Ford Medical Center
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10
Age
37 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
My insurance covered part of the cost. IUI was about $300 each try plus medication. Egg retrieval, ICIS, IVF was about $10,000. Medication was another $2,500. FET is $3,000 plus cost of medication...The clinic [Henry Ford Medical Center] has very good hours to accommodate all schedules. The tech get blood draws done quickly as well as the ultrasound techs.
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Age
37 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The clinic has very good hours to accommodate all schedules. The tech get blood draws done quickly as well as the ultrasound techs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys and her staff were always available for questions or concerns.
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys is honest about success rates and clearly informed me about risks and the challenges in fertility treatments. Every visit she spent a good length of time explaining and answering every question.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Be prepared with questions!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
My insurance covered part of the cost. IUI was about $300 each try plus medication. Egg retrieval, ICIS, IVF was about $10,000. Medication was another $2,500. FET is $3,000 plus cost of medication
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Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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