Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology

1 doctors work here

Rated 2.8
Strongly recommend: 20%Don't recommend: 80%2.8
20% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Operations
6.8
6.8
Operations

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Scheduling
7.6
7.6
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.6
7.6
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
6
6
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7
7
Attention to Detail

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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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National Avg
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35-37
38-40
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This clinic has 1 office

Manhattan
338 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-0090

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
2
NPS
1
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
Prefer not to answer
Income $500K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I only talked to Dr Selick when I had an appointment with her. I waited on average of 45min for all my appointments, and she would rush in and rush out, never stopping to give me a holistic picture of where I was in the diagnosis process...seems very experienced. However - she & her clinic treated me like just a number and did not have my best interest at heart. I almost never saw her - all communications were through nurses or admins in their office. Those nurses never had the time to make sure I understood next steps, and a couple of lab tests fell through the cracks, which meant we did them late and this delayed the entire diagnosis process with her. It was also frustrating that it took 6 months to diagnose that we DOR was the cause of our infertility - it took us 3 months just to get sent to several different places for lab work. We then scheduled a surgery to remove some uterine fibroids and the scheduling took 2 months because the doctor only had 1 day per week available at NYU's OR. Their finance department was not easy to deal with, even though I was there for some simple lab work.
All communications [at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology] were through a nurse or admin in the office - and they were usually rushing to get off the phone. They didn't even have the patience to confirm that I understood next steps and properly wrote down all the new terminology and referral labs' info... it took us 3 months just to get sent to several different places for lab work. We then scheduled a surgery to remove some uterine fibroids and the scheduling took 2 months because the doctor only had 1 day per week available at NYU's OR. Their finance department was not easy to deal with, even though I was there for some simple lab work.
How was your experience with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Dr Selick seems very experienced. However - she & her clinic treated me like just a number and did not have my best interest at heart. I almost never saw her - all communications were through nurses or admins in their office. Those nurses never had the time to make sure I understood next steps, and a couple of lab tests fell through the cracks, which meant we did them late and this delayed the entire diagnosis process with her. It was also frustrating that it took 6 months to diagnose that we DOR was the cause of our infertility - it took us 3 months just to get sent to several different places for lab work. We then scheduled a surgery to remove some uterine fibroids and the scheduling took 2 months because the doctor only had 1 day per week available at NYU's OR. Their finance department was not easy to deal with, even though I was there for some simple lab work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Tell your patients what's going on in stead of blindly sending them to multiple outpatient facilities for various tests, and then reaping all those copays when they have to return to your office for multiple follow-ups.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
All communications were through a nurse or admin in the office - and they were usually rushing to get off the phone. They didn't even have the patience to confirm that I understood next steps and properly wrote down all the new terminology and referral labs' info. I only talked to Dr Selick when I had an appointment with her. I waited on average of 45min for all my appointments, and she would rush in and rush out, never stopping to give me a holistic picture of where I was in the diagnosis process. I with through 6 months in their clinic like this.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
Did not make sure I knew what was going on. Always tried to rush off the phone.
Describe your experience with Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
The clinic is small, the finance team is not very good, and they're not well coordinated. They only seemed to do ultrasounds in-house, which means it seemed like everything else was sent to an outpatient facility, even plain blood work! That caused a lot of delays and back-and-forths, and I felt like I lost 6 precious months (I was in my late 30's) running around getting tests instead of moving forward with treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
I don't remember. I did feel like due to their poor coordination - I had to visit the clinic A LOT across 6 months, and paid their copay many times.
What specific things went wrong at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Caryn Selick
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
1
Clinic
Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2013, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
1
Age 41 - 43
4 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Donor Sperm
European
Income $500K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Selick is a competent doctor, but her bedside manner could use a lot of work. Sometimes she could be very nice and compassionate, but other times she was terse and gave short answers to questions, or would comment as she walked out the door about something. She was also taking direction on meds from RMA and consulting with them with regard to timing of everything, which I actually liked.
Dr. Selick has her own practice which is affiliated with RMA in Manhattan. All of my monitoring was done at her office, but the actual egg retrieval and embryo transfers were done at RMA. This is potentially good, since you get the "boutique feel" while also getting the benefit of services from a big fertility clinic and lab...Rebecca likes to call everyone "sweetie" or something like that, which got annoying. She is VERY no-nonsense, and also didn't have a great bedside manner. She also overused the same vein in my left arm to the point it got completely shot and can no longer be used for a blood draw. Sometimes it would take her a long time to get a blood draw, which I didn't experience elsewhere.
How was your experience with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Dr. Selick is a competent doctor, but her bedside manner could use a lot of work. Sometimes she could be very nice and compassionate, but other times she was terse and gave short answers to questions, or would comment as she walked out the door about something. She was also taking direction on meds from RMA and consulting with them with regard to timing of everything, which I actually liked.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Just go straight to RMA. The fact that she is affiliated with them didn't provide me with any extra benefit at the end of the day. Had her bedside manner been completely different, it would be a great thing to experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Dr. Selick has her own practice which is affliated with RMA in Manhattan. All of my monitoring was done at her office, but the actual egg retrieval and embryo transfers were done at RMA. This is potentially good, since you get the "boutique feel" while also getting the benefit of services from a big fertility clinic and lab.
Describe the protocols Caryn Selick used in your cycles at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics of the drugs used at this point, but it was driven by RMA's protocols at the time. The first several IVF cycles I did were Day 3 transfers, but then RMA changed its policy to 5 Day transfers, so my last one was a Day 5 transfer. At first, Dr Selick put me on the pill for a month before doing an IVF cycle, but I hated that part, so we stopped doing that towards the end. She did listen to me about that, and didn't insist on it. However, when I requested and alternative to the progesterone shots (i.e. Crinone) she felt that the shots were more effective (I ultimately got pregnant elsewhere using Crinone).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Rebecca)
Rebecca likes to call everyone "sweetie" or something like that, which got annoying. She is VERY no-nonsense, and also didn't have a great bedside manner. She also overused the same vein in my left arm to the point it got completely shot and can no longer be used for a blood draw. Sometimes it would take her a long time to get a blood draw, which I didn't experience elsewhere.
Describe your experience with Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
I would have early morning appointments and still wait, which was annoying. They were pretty good about calling with instructions for the following day during and IVF cycle. I did end up going back to Dr Selick after I got pregnant with RBA in Atlanta for early pregnancy monitoring, and she was truly happy for me. When we said goodbye, she gave me a big hug and told me she loved me! I was very surprised by that, but I guess it just goes to show that even a bad bedside manner doesn't tell the whole story. I guess that's just her manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
Her costs were the same as RMA. I did all the paperwork, etc at the RMA offices.
Describe Caryn Selick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
Given my age and the number of embryos, we transferred everything.
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Doctor
Caryn Selick
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
1
Clinic
Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology
Manhattan
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5