Hudson Valley Fertility

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Fishkill
400 Westgate Business Ctr. Dr.
Fishkill, NY 12524
845-765-0125
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Hudson Valley Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 21%Neutral: 53%Don't recommend: 26%7.2
13 assessments
  • 21% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 53% Neutral (7-8)
  • 26% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
8.2
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
8.9
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.
8.2
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
8.8
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
9.1
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

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
431
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
6.9
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
13 assessments
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
What I love about the clinic [Hudson Valley Fertility] is that it's intimate and not a huge place. ... Every time I walked in, I was greeted with a smile and polite manners. What I think they could do better on is reminding patients of their upcoming appointments. ... I also felt that it was sometimes difficult to get in touch with clinical when I had a question so my main contact was Courtney and I would always e-mail her for everything.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
What I love about the clinic is that it's intimate and not a huge place. It's in a good location upstate and has plenty of parking. Every time I walked in, I was greeted with a smile and polite manners. What I think they could do better on is reminding patients of their upcoming appointments. My previous clinic would call me to remind me what medicine to take, when to come in for blood test, and also e-mail/call me if there was a change in medication, etc. Initially, I didn't know we had to make an appointment to come in for blood work and U/S as I never had to make an appointment at my last clinic since it was first come, first serve. Because of this and not getting a reminder to come in for blood and U/S before starting a cycle, I missed the first day and didn't start my meds until three days late. I also felt that it was sometimes difficult to get in touch with clinical when I had a question so my main contact was Courtney and I would always e-mail her for everything. At my last clinic, I could e-mail the doctor and he would answer me almost immediately. He allowed his patients to contact him with any questions or concerns which I liked. I just felt it was somewhat of a challenge when I needed to call and ask a question, especially when they're busy. All in all, I did get my questions answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine was kind, professional, upfront and also added some humor to our conversations. He answered all of my questions and remained respectful and informative during times I had challenged him on some issues that came up which helped put me at ease. As one of many who are going through this journey, it can be very difficult and very emotional and Dr. Levine was delicate in his treatment of me. Courtney was also very kind to me and if I e-mailed her a question or concern, she answered it in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hudson Valley Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Courtney Stellwag)
Courtney was very kind to me and always answered my questions or concerns. She has great bedside manners and always had a smile on her face.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine explained everything to me and answered any questions I had. He never rushed me out of his office. He had a good sense of humor which helped ease the anxiety and concerns I may have had at the time. He was very polite, professional and made sure I understood everything that was going on. He didn't give up on me like my previous doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
If you have any questions, or concerns, don't be afraid to bring them all up because Dr. Levine will answer them and put you at ease. He doesn't rush you out of his office. He genuinely cares.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
I've had issues with estrogen pills in the past which caused my triglycerides to go up and that resulted in pancreatitis. One was with birth control and another was with preparing for a transfer. Dr. Levine assured me that he wouldn't let that happen as he would change the way I receive estrogen. The plan was to do the egg retrieval first and then remove some polyps so that my uterus would be clean of anything that could cause an issue for the embryo and then do the transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
There was always a copay of $20 and we had to pay out of pocket for the transfer of $3500 since our insurance money ran out. We also paid for the PGD which wasn't covered.
10
Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
It was nice to be at a small clinic [Hudson Valley Fertility] where everyone knew our names and faces. Everyone was kind, professional, and informative. Only weakness was the surgical scheduler Melissa- she was rude, never called us back , and made excuses for her behavior. ... The nurses were amazing, open, and patient. They held my hand when my husband wasn't present and helped me when I was scared.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
It was nice to be at a small clinic where everyone knew our names and faces. Everyone was kind, professional, and informative. Only weakness was the surgical scheduler Melissa- she was rude, never called us back , and made excuses for her behavior.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
He was always open, kind, and humorous whenever he could. He was serious when necessary. He always listened to us, answered all questions, and let us scream/cry when we needed to.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were amazing, open, and patient. They held my hand when my husband wasn't present and helped me when I was scared.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
No complaints. We will see him again in the future when it's time for baby #2. He always made us feel comfortable. He went out of his way to visit me in the hospital after my myomectomy when he needed to get to the clinic. After a certain number of failed IUIs he made the point of calling us instead of the nurses. He was beyond kind and professional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Do your research first so you understand better what he's saying and can be ready to ask questions. Join a support group too- you will need it.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
IUI- sometimes clomid and trigger shot- sometimes gonal f, trigger shot, progesterone suppositories. Started with clomid as standard protocol to investigate my body's reaction; moved on to gonal after 2 tries. Never did timed intercourse because we knew we had male factor issues. After 3 failed IUIs conducted myomectomy to see if removal of fibroid would help. It did not, but was still important for IVF later anyway. IVF- menopur, cetrotide, gonal, trigger shot, progesterone suppositories, progesterone oil, estrogen. Frozen cycle because I am younger and didn't need to rush; let the body heal after retrieval.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
My insurance covered my surgeries, IUI, and medicine. It covered 75% of IVF. We paid about 2500 for IVF.
Describe Daniel Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
We only had one viable embryo so it didn't matter. But we did discuss before retrieval, and we agreed on transferring 1 because of my age (younger, higher success rate) and multiples can be high risk.
10
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Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
I absolutely LOVE the nursing staff at Hudson Valley Fertility. They were so kind, caring, and compassionate. When I would bring my son with me to visits they were so good with him. They were engaging and enjoyed having him in the office. They were reassuring and always eased my worries.... At times, I had to wait a decent amount of time either in the waiting room or once in the patient room. But, this can happen at any doctor's office and I absolutely understand and appreciate everything that the staff does.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
At times, I had to wait a decent amount of time either in the waiting room or once in the patient room. But, this can happen at any doctor's office and I absolutely understand and appreciate everything that the staff does. The office staff are fabulous and if I had a question about treatment, billing, or scheduling I could email them and get an answer shortly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine was kind, welcoming, and had a sense of humor. Even with my nerves and worries, he remained positive. His outlook during visits was positive and for possibilities for future treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I absolutely LOVE the nursing staff at Hudson Valley Fertility. They were so kind, caring, and compassionate. When I would bring my son with me to visits they were so good with him. They were engaging and enjoyed having him in the office. They were reassuring and always eased my worries.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine was friendly, warm, welcoming, funny, encouraging, and had a positive attitude. He put results of visits in a positive light (for example, when I had a couple of good follicles he made me feel better by mentioning that is exactly what they want to see). He also would wave his hands over my stomach after an IUI to transfer positive energy and lighten the mood.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Even if you have worries or nerves, make sure you ask your questions.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Levine helped to monitor me closer to IUI time. On some cycles he helped to monitor my follicle size and determined when I needed to trigger. He also completed some IUI. In the beginning of one cycle a cyst/cysts were noticed. He analyzed my blood work to see if we could starts medication or take a break. He prescribed birth control for a couple of weeks to help to dissolve the cyst/cysts.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
I had to pay co pays.
Describe Daniel Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
NA
8
Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
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7
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
The staff [at Hudson Valley Fertility] is so friendly...The inability to get someone on the phone in the clinical department if you really needed to talk to someone. And billing can of course be a bit sporadic. They do give you a really thorough breakdown of your entire cycle and print it for you which is great...They did rapid PGS testing the night before my retrieval and when I got to the office for my retrieval they told me all my embryos were abnormal and we couldn't proceed.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
The strengths of the clinic are the ease of getting an appointment, how quickly they take you in, I never waited more than 10 minutes for any appointment. The staff is so friendly. The weaknesses are the lack of understanding Dr. Levine's process of how he wants to handle the cycle in detail. The inability to get someone on the phone in the clinical department if you really needed to talk to someone. And billing can of course be a bit sporadic. They do give you a really thorough breakdown of your entire cycle and print it for you which is great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Hudson Valley Fertility is such a small clinic that the entire staff knows your name the second you walk in the door. They talk to you and hear you and it's appreciated.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hudson Valley Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Liz)
The nursing staff when is wonderful. They know your name the second you walk in the door and make you feel at home by engaging in conversation. Its really nice to feel so comfortable.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
I believe that Dr. Levine is genuine but I do think it's difficult as a patient to understand him. It's the way he delivers information that is hard to understand. I think he needs to slow down and speak in more generic terms that people hearing not so great news would better be able to understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
To make sure you have him slow down and write everything down. He doesn't explain things the way someone without a medical degree would understand. He also speaks very quickly.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
We froze my eggs in January. Put me on prenatals and BC in August and started my fertility meds for a transfer in early September. They did rapid PGS testing the night before my retrieval and when I got to the office for my retrieval they told me all my embryos were abnormal and we couldn't proceed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
13,500 for one full IVF cycle. $50 monthly for sperm storage. PGS testing $350 an embryo.
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Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
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8
Age
33 - 42
Treated
2008 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
8
One huge strength is their [Hudson Valley Fertility] working with many insurance companies. In addition, they often were able to get many things covered that my insurance claimed were not covered. Also, if they happen to have any sample meds or donated meds around, they'll give you what they can. So I believe some of the weaknesses would be the phone system and return phone calls. I believe a human answering the phone initially for every call would be better than an answering machine routing calls. I also believe there should be an option to speak to a nurse or be put on hold for a nurse (instead of message and call backs eventually). I also think they could use improvement for medication instructions for injections, med storage, and instructions for time of day for meds. Being sent to a generic web site for instructions that aren't the exact meds or exact needle delivery system wasn't very helpful. A good printed instruction sheet and FAQ for meds frequently used would have been better. I googled things far too often to figure out what I was doing. Even with these few negatives, the positives of Dr Levine's office FAR outweigh the negatives.
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Age
33 - 42
Treated
2008 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
8
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
I think I've gone thru the strengths already fairly well. One more huge strength is their working with many insurance companies. In addition, they often were able to get many things covered that my insurance claimed were not covered. Also, if they happen to have any sample meds or donated meds around, they'll give you what they can. So I believe some of the weaknesses would be the phone system and return phone calls. I believe a human answering the phone initially for every call would be better than an answering machine routing calls. I also believe there should be an option to speak to a nurse or be put on hold for a nurse (instead of message and call backs eventually). I also think they could use improvement for medication instructions for injections, med storage, and instructions for time of day for meds. Being sent to a generic web site for instructions that aren't the exact meds or exact needle delivery system wasn't very helpful. A good printed instruction sheet and FAQ for meds frequently used would have been better. I googled things far too often to figure out what I was doing. Even with these few negatives, the positives of Dr Levine's office FAR outweigh the negatives.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Most of the staff were extremely friendly and knew us by name. Very supportive during breaking bad news.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were all extremely friendly and compassionate. Their phlebotomist was excellent and gets blood on the first poke 99% of the time.
What specific things went wrong at Hudson Valley Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine is very compassionate, explanatory, friendly, and has a great great bedside manner. He makes himself available for many of the appointments personally. He doesn't sugar coat the odds. He does ample testing to cover all bases. He, personally, has performed most of my IUI's (a few were done by his P.A.), all of my saline sonograms, hysteroscopies/D&C's, ERA, and my IVF retrieval/transfer. If you don't want to be passed between many different doctors, this is the place. He adjusts treatments frequently based on lab work and ultrasounds. His lab had phenomenal results for us using ICSI and growing out my poor aging eggs to blastocyst stage for PGS testing. If I had to pick a few downsides, I'd say it's that they barely have a donor egg/embryo program and the little that is available seems much more expensive than other places.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Ask lots of questions. Take notes after each appointment. Speak up if you're uncomfortable or don't understand any procedure.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so I always had a decent amount of follicles/eggs during IUI cycles and IVF. I am also AMA. Dr Levine was always careful to balance meds and not overstimulate. Our very first IUI cycle (many years ago) was cancelled due to fast response to meds and far too many follicles to procede with IUI. All of my meds for IUI were either Follistim alone (150-225iu per day), or a combination of either Letrozole 5mg (or Clomid 100mg) and Follistim together. For IUI we occasionally used 250mcg Ganarellix for a few days to hold off ovulation and let follicles catch up with others. For every IUI we used 250mg Ovidrel as the trigger. Every cycle we used progesterone suppositories during the luteal phase. For our one IVF cycle, we used 225iu of monopur for 11 days and 225iu of Follistim/Gonal F concurrently for 11 days. For 5 of the 11 days, we also used Ganarellix 250iu. We used a half dose trigger of 5,000iu of Pregnyl to lessen the risk of OHSS since my estrogen was high (over 5,000) and I had approx 27 follicles. We used cabergoline after retrieval to avoid OHSS also. On day 14 we had 22 eggs retrieved. 15 were mature and 2 more were able to be matured in the lab for a total of 17. All 17 fertilized with ICSI. At day 3 we still had 17 embryos. (9 grade 1; 5 grade 2; and 3 grade 3). By day 5 we had 3 AA blastocysts that were biopsied for PGS and then frozen. At day 6 we had 3 more blastocysts (grade BB) that were biopsied for PGS and then frozen. The other 11 embryos were either low quality C blasts or deteriorated and stop growing. We had 1 PGS normal blast and 1 inconclusive blast from the testing. The other 4 had monosomies, trisomies, or multiple chromosomal errors. 7 months later we transferred both blastocysts. The 7 month delay was from me needing a few procedures on my uterus and also having 2 transfers cancelled due to lining issues and unexpected bleeding. For lining prep and during and after transfer we ultimately used BCP, Lupron, Estrace orally, Estrace vaginally, estrogen patches, delestrogen injections, progesterone vaginally, progesterone in oil injections, Lovenox, Medrol, and doxycycline. We also used Valium the day of transfer. 1 of our 2 embryos stuck but stopped growing near 5 to 6 weeks. A heavy bleed following shortly after, but I ultimately ended up needing a hysteroscopy/D&C near 10 weeks for a retained gestational sack.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Costs were broken up into a million different costs also billed thru insurance. So it's difficult to say what total costs would have been for cash pay. Many options were ala cart and could have been chosen or not depending on your preferences and needs.
Describe Daniel Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Dr Levine runs a very tight ethical ship however he uses common sense and weighs the odds and uses his experience to make sounds decisions with number of embryos transferred. Before we knew how many embryos I would get (remember I'm advanced maternal age) he was leaning towards transferring a couple (2-4) day 3 embryos. When we had 17 day 3 embryos we decided to grow out to day 5 and go along with my husband and my desire to PGS test. When we had 1 PGS normal and 1 inconclusive blastocyst, Dr Levine was supportive of our choice to transfer 2 back in.
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Daniel Levine
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8
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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N/A
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
14 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
N/A
Scheduling [at Hudson Valley Fertility] was a problem. But staff is very helpful. The clinic is well staffed, equipped and greatly maintained and in centrd location. Getting appointments was also easy. The facility has everything for IVF procedures. Staff were friendly and accessible.... She [Dr. Hyacinth Browne] is an expert in her field & treated me with minimal stimulation using medications as less as possible respecting my desire to use least medication with maximum results.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
14 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
N/A
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Scheduling was a problem. But staff is very helpful. The clinic is well staffed, equipped and greatly maintained and in centrd location. Getting appointments was also easy. The facility has everything for IVF procedures. Staff were friendly and accessible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Browne is an amazing human being and a doctor. She is very caring, loving and understanding. She would explain every detail to us with patience and would treat me more than a patient. She wanted best things to happen for us interns medical care and results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Excellent
How was your experience with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Browne is an exceptional human being and amazing experienced doctor. She is super understanding and caring doctor. She would treat every patient with so much care and personal attention. She would directly text me and call me with all results and plan of action. She was available 24/7 even on weekends to answer any question through text and even on the phone. I have not seen or heard a doctor who would be so accessible to her patients in this manner. There was always direct communication with her during my clinic visits and through texts and phone calls. She always made sure I am well informed about what we plan to do. Her bedside manners are impressive and she cared and respected my feelings. She is an expert in her field & treated me with minimal stimulation using medications as less as possible respecting my desire to use least medication with maximum results. she made our dream come true to have baby. We are so blessed to have found her and without Dr. Browne expertise and medical care we would have not been able to hold our baby today.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
She is amazing doctor. She is the BEST in the whole northeast. Please see her and your dreams will come true of having a baby with her exceptional patient care and expertise in the field of fertility medicine.
Describe Hyacinth Nicole Browne's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Yes I had very strong preference of single embryo transfer.
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Hyacinth Nicole Browne
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7
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
[Nurses at Hudson Valley Fertility were] Kind. Helpful. Compassionate...HVF worked with us only at the beginning stages of our infertility, but I saw Dr Levine more than I saw my doctor here in Seattle at the clinic that I had 4 IUIs. He was kind, knowledgeable, to the point...I was never diagnosed with endo with him and he never performed or suggested a laparoscopy. His next step with me was going to be Clomid
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
HVF worked with us only at the beginning stages of our infertility, but I saw Dr Levine more than I saw my doctor here in Seattle at the clinic that I had 4 IUIs. He was kind, knowledgeable, to the point.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind. Helpful. Compassionate.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
I saw dr Levine during the very first part of our 5.5 year journey with infertility and then we moved out of state. I saw Dr. Levine over the course of about 2 years (maybe 1.5) and we were just in the beginning stages of figuring things out. My husband and I weren’t ready to try IUI (we were still in disbelieve that WE couldn’t get pregnant) and so Dr Levine ordered/ performed some of the basic diagnostic tests. Through him, we had bloodwork done, I had a hysterosalpingogram, and I had a saline infused sonogram. Everything came back normal and our next step was going to be to try Clomid on it’s own for a few months. However, we moved to Seattle and didn’t even get that far with Dr Levine. The basic work up with Dr Levine was fine. Nothing stellar or exceptional - but I felt fine and taken care of to a comfortable level.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Ask questions about everything? Why this drug and not that one? Why do I need this? How will it help with conceiving a baby or figuring out the problem.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
I only did the beginning work with him. He suspected endometriosis and I had a hysterosalpingogram and a saline infused sonogram. However, I was never diagnosed with endo with him and he never performed or suggested a laparoscopy. His next step with me was going to be Clomid.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
The state of NY had good coverage for teachers and infertility. Most of my expenses were paid for as long as they were pre approved. This was a hassle, but now that I live in a state with zero coverage, I realize i should have been more thankful!!! As a teacher in NY, I was allotted $25,000.00 for fertility treatments. We just weren’t ready to do IUI or ivf then. Kicking myself now ...3.5 years later living in Seattle with $0 coverage!!!!
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Daniel Levine
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7
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The clinical phone personnel [Hudson Valley Fertility] weren't always the nicest and usually had an attitude. When I called it was as if I was bothering them. The office personnel was fantastic. Lisa at the front desk always tried to help giving me appointments I needed and worked around my schedule. ... I dealt with Jaime a lot and she was incredible. Every time I came in she greeted me with a smile and tried to help make the best of a hard situation.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
The clinical phone personnel weren't always the nicest and usually had an attitude. When I called it was as if I was bothering them. The office personnel was fantastic. Lisa at the front desk always tried to help giving me appointments I needed and worked around my schedule.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr Levine and Courtney took the time to get to know my husband and I and made each visit as upbeat as possible during a very difficult time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I dealt with Jaime a lot and she was incredible. Every time I came in she greeted me with a smile and tried to help make the best of a hard situation. At my last IUI my Aunt had past away the Friday before and I was a mess. Jamie came out to the waiting room and was hugging me telling me everything will be ok and they were there for me. When we found out we were pregnant she was so happy for us and didn't act as if "oh just another pregnancy".
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
During our consultation Dr Levine was honest but positive based off our situation. Despite having PCOS and male factor infertility Dr. Helped us to understand how possibilities. He helped us to be confident and positive going into our treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Trust him and follow his directions for the outcome you want. Takes the vitamins he recommends, exercise, etc. Aks questions he and his team will always give you the best advice.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
Courtney had me on ovidrel and gonal F then endometrin. They were to help me ovulate, help the egg drop, keep my progesterone level up after IUI and positive pregnancy test.
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Daniel Levine
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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The clinical [Hudson Valley Fertility] is nice from the women at the front desk to all the nurses and clinical staff. Everyone takes time to get to know you and your journey. I love that the office is small and you don’t get lost in the shuffle. After a few visits they know you on a first name basis and really work with you on scheduling appointments around you work schedule if needed.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
The clinical is nice from the women at the front desk to all the nurses and clinical staff. Everyone takes time to get to know you and your journey. I love that the office is small and you don’t get lost in the shuffle. After a few visits they know you on a first name basis and really work with you on scheduling appointments around you work schedule if needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine and Courtney made my husband and I feel very comfortable. After struggling for almost 2 years we decided along with our OB to go see them. They were always very caring, answered all of our questions and never rushed through our appointments. During our first visit when we discussed our plan we were given a diagnosis of PCOS, something that no OB every mentioned in the years prior. Overall we were very happy with the treatment they provided and currently expecting our first baby in August. Oh and also we were pregnant within 6 months of seeing them. I highly recommend!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hudson Valley Fertility. (Assigned nurse: There are quite a few and they are amazinf)
The whole team is great and they make an effort to get o know you which makes things a lot more personable. You feel supported.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
He is very confident in his skills and very honest which for some may be a problem. For me, I wanted someone who was going to be honest with me and let me know what was going on. I can’t say enough good things about him. He has a great sense of humor which I find to be important when going through fertility treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Write your questions down, he is great about answering as many questions as you have.
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Daniel Levine
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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Communication with office staff [Hudson Valley] was less than stellar. It was hard to ever get through to someone or have a call back when leaving a message. Also they had the teeeible habit of waiting to the last minute to call with questions literally hours before a procedure. On one occasion. I almost missed my retrieval because Simone dropped the ball with insurance info and my retrieval was not approved.... The nurses were the ones who made me feel at ease through the whole process
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Communication with office staff was less than stellar. It was hard to ever get through to someone or have a call back when leaving a message. Also they had the teeeible habit of waiting to the last minute to call with questions literally hours before a procedure. On one occasion. I almost missed my retrieval because Simone dropped the ball with insurance info and my retrieval was not approved.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr.levine and some staff made me feel comfortable. Others did make me feel like a number. During blood monitoring I did feel like it was a bit like a factory conveyer belt with the same women in the waiting room as we all took turns getting our blood drawn and ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were the ones who made me feel at ease through the whole process
What specific things went wrong at Hudson Valley Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr.levine is extremely knowledgeable. He gave me hope when another high rating clinic turned me away because of DOR. He literally said to me “I will never deny a woman her right to at least try”. That statement made all the difference.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Really listen to him!!! Open your mind and heart to his suggestions.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
I remember ganorellix, menopur, PÍO, vaginal estrogen. Everything he prescribed worked for me and my body as I now have twins with his help and knowledge.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Out of pocket expenses without insurance coverage I would say we spent about 4-5thousand dollars. Paying for a premium coverage to include fertility coverage for out insurance to cover process I would say it was about 20-25k
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Daniel Levine
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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5
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
5
I wish he did the iui's, not the assistant. Dr Levine seemed like he understood my situation but, I had to ask for some of the testing to be done. I wish I had more of an explanation for my conditions also.... Ask all questions when you're there [at Hudson Valley Fertility]. It's hard to get answers otherwise. I wish I was told that I had to lay down after inserting the progesterone.... Most were covered under insurance but, I was charged incorrectly twice
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
5
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Ask all questions when you're there. It's hard to get answers otherwise. I wish I was told that I had to lay down after inserting the progesterone
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr Levine was never present for the iui's. He was the "talker" that would try to sell IVF (in my opinion).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I think it was very busy but, I would've liked them to answer in a reasonable amount of time.
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
I felt as though it was more about money than the treatment. I wish he did the iui's, not the assistant. Dr Levine seemed like he understood my situation but, I had to ask for some of the testing to be done. I wish I had more of an explanation for my conditions also.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Ask questions. Ask for him to perform the procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Most were covered under insurance but, I was charged incorrectly twice
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Daniel Levine
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5
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Hudson Valley Fertility
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10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Office [Hudson Valley Fertility] was great- communication was good. Everyone was positive and supportive. They become a group of friends because you are at the office so often. Great experience and nothing negative to say. Hard to say goodbye and leave once pregenent ... Everyone [nurses] cared and created a bond. It was sad to leave once we were pregnant. These people were part of our lives for 2 years ...
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Office was great- communication was good. Everyone was positive and supportive. They become a group of friends because you are at the office so often. Great experience and nothing negative to say. Hard to say goodbye and leave once pregenent
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr Levine and staff were great. They cared, happy to see me when I arrived at the office and were extremely genuine in all interactions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Loved everyone at the office. Everyone cared and created a bond. It was sad to leave once we were pregnant. These people were part of our lives for 2 years
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Dr. Levine was always honest and provided all the information we needed. He cares and takes the time to know the couple. Dr Levine made the changes necessary to assist us in getting pregnant. Dr. Levine also makes you feel very comfortable in all stages of IVF
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
IVF is out of your control; have faith in your Dr. they know best
Describe Daniel Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
Dr Levine provided all the information on risks to transferring multiples, he let us decided at the end of the day
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Daniel Levine
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
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4
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
4
The nursing staff [Hudson Valley Fertility] was excellent always answered questions... Their strenghths is the staff always answered their calls, messages etc. Weakness is i think they should have been more aggressive with insurance company... I felt dr. Levine sugar coated our treatment and wasnt always honest about his expectations. He was pretty rough with his exams. He always seemed wishy washy and indecisive
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
4
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Their strenghths is the staff always answered their calls, messages etc. Weakness is i think they should have been more aggressive with insurance company. .......................................................................................
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
He did take the time to discuss and explain things but i did feel like he sugar coated things and was indecisive about our treatment
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was excellent always answered questions
How was your experience with Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
I felt dr. Levine sugar coated our treatment and wasnt always honest about his expectations. He was pretty rough with his exams. He always seemed wishy washy and indecisive.................................
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Make sure you ask questions and make sure hes answering them throughly.
Describe the protocols Daniel Levine used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
They used letrazole with ovidrel trigger and timed intercourse because they were trying to get insurance approval.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Levine at Hudson Valley Fertility.
I have insurance so not sure on cost
Describe Daniel Levine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hudson Valley Fertility.
None
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Daniel Levine
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4
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
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