Describe your experience with New York Reproductive.
The office is small. Dr karpenko and dr Smith are the only doctors. 3 nurses. There is never a wait, normal business hours not factory hours. Always a greeting when you walk through the door. Dr karpenko always calls me with blood results same day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Galina Karpenko at New York Reproductive?
Dr karpenko is the 4th doctor we’ve been to and from the first appointment I felt confident that she would help us through this difficult time. She was the one to diagnose me with endometriosis. She does every ultrasound, she discusses every treatment and protocol plan personally with me in her office. She has done every retrieval and transfer. She is the one who calls me with blood results. No other clinic does any of that!
Describe your experience with your nurse at New York Reproductive. (Assigned nurse: Astrid and Michelle )
Dr Karpenko has a small office. 1 receptionist and 3 nurses. One is the office manager and 1 is also in billing. These women are the best we’ve ever experienced. Beyond friendly, always up for a chat. Never rushed.
How was your experience with Galina Karpenko at New York Reproductive?
Unfortunately we haven’t been successful yet but I firmly believe that she will get the job done. Dr karpenko is compassionate and patient and is a wonderful communicator. I know we’ve done a lot of ivf cycles with her but we were combatting the endometriosis and attempting pregnancy through ivf before choosing endo surgery.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Galina Karpenko at New York Reproductive?
Call and make an appointment. Her office isn’t a factory. She is very personable and compassionate and if you want to feel like a human and not a number, she’s the one to make you feel that way.
Describe the protocols Galina Karpenko used in your cycles at New York Reproductive and their degree of success.
Because of my endometriosis we always did lower dosage cycles. They all included menopur (1vial). Along the way follistim was added (150), cetrotide and ovidrel was always my trigger shot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Galina Karpenko at New York Reproductive.
At the start I was under my insurance which was United healthcare with ZERO coverage for anything infertility related. I don’t recall what we spent exactly but the iui cycle which was the only one with dr karpenko was $1500 for everything involved, blood, ultrasound etc. As of 2018 I am covered with Cigna through my husbands insurance and we are covered 100% for medications, ivf/iui etc!! I pay $40 a co pay for blood/ultrasounds but never a copay for beta bloodwork.
Describe Galina Karpenko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New York Reproductive.
I only had 1-2 embryos at a time. When we got 2 embryos on the last cycle we transferred 2.