Hudson Valley Fertility

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: 25%Neutral: 63%Don't recommend: 13%7.5
5 assessments
  • 25% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 63% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% 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
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
163
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6.5
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
5 assessments
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
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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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
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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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Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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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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Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
Small waiting room [Hudson Valley Fertility] limited parking...Didn't know how many times to take hormone suppository...$500 for initial consult $225 for ultra ping $25 for taking blood to be tested...She [Dr. Browne] was patient and kind. She listen to my concerns and was very proactive and diligent in her treatment and diagnostic protocols...She actually was the one that discovered some major causes impeding my fertility.
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Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
Describe your experience with Hudson Valley Fertility.
Small waiting room limited parking
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
She was patient and kind. She listen to my concerns and was very proactive and diligent in her treatment and diagnostic protocols.
What specific things went wrong at Hudson Valley Fertility?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
She actually was the one that discovered some major causes impeding my fertility. And I feel I'm going to get pregnant in her care. She is very watchful and is really caring for my health as well as helping achieve a pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility?
Be ready to get pregnant. Because she is going to be on the course of getting. If you are still just trying to decide if you even want to go the fertility route, I would say do independent research. Only go to Dr. Brown if you are ready now and are looking for a strategy.
Describe the protocols Hyacinth Nicole Browne used in your cycles at Hudson Valley Fertility and their degree of success.
Metformin off label use for PCOS I had indicators of a mind form so she wanted to decrease testosterone production in my body. Saline Sonogram looking for abnormalities in the uterus because I had losses. Hysteroscope and DNC...found and removed polyps. Melatonin off label use to treat infertility
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hyacinth Nicole Browne at Hudson Valley Fertility.
$500 for initial consult $225 for ultra ping $25 for taking blood to be tested
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Doctor
Hyacinth Nicole Browne
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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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
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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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Doctor
Daniel Levine
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Hudson Valley Fertility
Fishkill
Nursing
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