Jefferson University

Philadelphia
833 Chestnut Street Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-1000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jefferson University to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%6
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% 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%
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40%
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60%
<35
35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
5
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
6
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
Clinic [Jefferson University] has a few locations throughout the region for convenience. They are well staffed. The clinic does fall behind schedule and long waits are not uncommon. The staff has misplaced or claimed to not receive test results on numerous occasions. I feel that the staff can not keep up with the workload at times. However I do not always get this impression from the doctors.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
Describe your experience with Jefferson University.
Clinic has a few locations throughout the region for convenience. They are well staffed. The clinic does fall behind schedule and long waits are not uncommon. The staff has misplaced or claimed to not receive test results on numerous occasions. I feel that the staff can not keep up with the workload at times. However I do not always get this impression from the doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
Dr. Hirsch took care to call me by name, remember my history, and talked to me with compassion, empathy, and general concern.
What specific things went wrong at Jefferson University?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
Dr. Hirsch is compassionate, knowledgable, and reasonably gentle. He is matter-of-fact, and can give you the impression that he is very busy and needs to move from one patient to the next. Nevertheless, he will answer any and every question. He has also personally seen to it that labs and clinics forward documents and results to him that they had not done when originally requested. He was proactive about my treatment until he determined all treatment options had been exhausted.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
I would tell them that seeing him is worth a shot but since my treatment did not result in a pregnancy, I could not in good conscience tell them to expect a positive result for themselves.
Describe the protocols Irvin Hirsch used in your cycles at Jefferson University and their degree of success.
Treated male infertility by first confirming diagnosis through testing, and then starting on 1/2 Clomid daily, then adding Anastrazole. When neither reliably improved sperm count, determined no other treatment would be effective and suggested treatment end.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University.
Visits were not covered under insurance and averaged $400. Medications, only partially covered, averaged $200 monthly.
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Doctor
Irvin Hirsch
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Jefferson University
Philadelphia
Nursing
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