North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine

1 doctors work here

Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 16%8.4
68% strongly recommend
29 reviews
Operations
8.6
8.6
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.5
8.5
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
8.3
8.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
Attention to Detail

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CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Annual Cycles
395
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Cary
400 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC 27518
919-233-1680
Greensboro
1517 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
336-273-4490

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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 37
1 IUI
1 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
11 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Sameh Toma's] Bedside manner leaves much to be desired but he is knowledgeable and confident in his treatment plan and manner of approach. He does not sugar coat or coddle patients but is very upfront and businesslike.... Utlized gonadotropins Gonal-F and Menopur with deltoid injections versus stomach placement for egg retrieval. It was indicated they had better results with medicine objected into arm versus stomach. Beginning of IVF cycle with 2 weeks birth control then Baseline ultrasound with estrogen levels checked and then ultrasound every 2 days to check follicles/along with labs to check estrogen
[At NC Center for Reproductive Med-Cary] IVF cycle $4500 included anesthesia, facility fee, retrieval, ICSI, assisted hatching, & blastocyst culture plus later FET. IVF cycle management fee $500 Monitoring ~$1000 for their package and payment varied locally Medications $3-5,000. Mine were $2500 with $1000 worth also donated to me Medical Screening $1300-2500 (paid by insurance) Semen analysis, freeze, SCSA $650 IVF class $65 PGS Biopsy $2000 with $150 for shipping and $150 per embryo tested. FET meds $96 due to insurance coverage. IVF cycle administrative fee $30.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Bedside manner leaves much to be desired but he is knowledgeable and confident in his treatment plan and manner of approach. He does not sugar coat or coddle patients but is very upfront and businesslike.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t go into his office expecting to be coddled but do go if you want the best chance of pregnancy available in our area.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The nurse in charge of IUI/IVF seems very busy and doesn’t always respond in a timely manner to phone calls or emails.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Utlized gonadotropins Gonal-F and Menopur with deltoid injections versus stomach placement for egg retrieval. It was indicated they had better results with medicine objected into arm versus stomach. Beginning of IVF cycle with 2 weeks birth control then Baseline ultrasound with estrogen levels checked and then ultrasound every 2 days to check follicles/along with labs to check estrogen. Triggered with Lupron to avoid OHSS but because of this fresh transfer is not utilized due to lining issues. Dr Toma does freeze all cycles with a transfer occurring later so the lining can be monitored for implantation success. He indicated that their statistics were higher for FET than fresh transfers. I had 15 follicles, retrieved 9 eggs, 4 were mature, 2 embryos made it to blastocyst with 1 being genetically normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla Yelton)
Carla is very clear with information provided but not great at getting back to patients when questions arise. I found emailing her worked much better than calling to leave a message.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Wait time can be long within the office, some of the staff from the embryology department is difficult to understand over the phone, office is calming/soothing, financial staff was very helpful in explaining all fees. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly as well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring at the clinic was between 8-9:30 on weekdays and 8-9 on weekends. I also did monitoring locally with my obgyn due to distance to travel. I usually had to wait quite a bit during the monitoring visits depending on number of patients there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
1 IVF cycle $4500 included anesthesia, facility fee, retrieval, ICSI, assisted hatching, & blastocyst culture plus later FET. IVF cycle management fee $500 Monitoring ~$1000 for their package and payment varied locally Medications $3-5,000. Mine were $2500 with $1000 worth also donated to me Medical Screening $1300-2500 (paid by insurance) Semen analysis, freeze, SCSA $650 IVF class $65 PGS Biopsy $2000 with $150 for shipping and $150 per embryo tested. FET meds $96 due to insurance coverage. IVF cycle administrative fee $30.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Toma does 1-2 embryos depending upon the patient and factors specific to that patient.
What specific things went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
An embryologist attempted to give me financial guidance for paying for genetic testing and provided completely inaccurate information. A phone call to the financial staff cleared up the miscommunication. Also, some of the staff is very difficult to understand over the phone so I had to make several calls to have additional questions answered or information provided.
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Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 30 - 32
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Be prepared for long wait times [with Dr. Toma], but I think he knows what he is doing...He only does frozen transfers. First transfer - estring, baby aspirin, estradiol, progesterone 5 days before transfer, prednisone and antibiotic around transfer. transferred one embryo. Resulted in chemical pregnancy. Second transfer - same strategy, tried Viagra (oral tablets, not specially compounded). Transferred one embryo. Failed. Third transfer - same as above, but used specially compounded viagra to improve lining. Also did intralipids before and after transfer. Transferred two embryos. Pregnant with one, but miscarried at 9 weeks. Currentl
Pros [at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine]: fantastic nursing staff, cost is cheaper than many other clinics, doctor up to date on treatment methods and willing to try experimental treatments. They really do want you to succeed. Cons: long wait times, can be hard to get an appointment...Carla [nurse] is fantastic!! She will become your best friend...Egg retrieval plus first transfer was $6750 Subsequent transfers were $2250
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Pros: Definitely wants you to become pregnant, willing to adjust treatment, willing to explore experimental treatments Cons: very busy, can be difficult to get in to see him, all communication unless you actually have an appointment with him is through his nurses
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared for long wait times, but I think he knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Clinic staff knows who you are, but they are also very busy.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Egg retrieval - can’t remember all of the meds - retrieved 17 eggs, 12 fertilized, 6 made it to day 5 and were frozen. He only does frozen transfers. First transfer - estring, baby aspirin, estradiol, progesterone 5 days before transfer, prednisone and antibiotic around transfer. transferred one embryo. Resulted in chemical pregnancy. Second transfer - same strategy, tried Viagra (oral tablets, not specially compounded). Transferred one embryo. Failed. Third transfer - same as above, but used specially compounded viagra to improve lining. Also did intralipids before and after transfer. Transferred two embryos. Pregnant with one, but miscarried at 9 weeks. Currently waiting to under hysteroscopy before proceeding with final transfer, which will likely consist of same treatment plan as third transfer with addition of PRP prior to transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
Carla is fantastic!! She will become your best friend.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Pros: fantastic nursing staff, cost is cheaper than many other clinics, doctor up to date on treatment methods and willing to try experimental treatments. They really do want you to succeed. Cons: long wait times, can be hard to get an appointment.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Long wait times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Egg retrieval plus first transfer was $6750 Subsequent transfers were $2250
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He will generally start with one depending on embryo quality but will do two if not successful after first transfer.
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Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 28
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Hoffman was very personable. As the partner that is carrying, I thought it was great he seemed to take extra Interest to make sure my wife felt important and included. Remembered our faces and details, like her occupation, upon later visits and continued conversations from previous months...My wife and I never felt that he was uncomfortable treating a lesbian couple. He seemed very hopeful and positive. Made it all seem rather simple- Maybe too simple and could’ve found it helpful to go in to a little more detail to cover some parts more thoroughly
We set a consult [with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] and showed up not sure what to expect. We got to speak with dr Hoffman who took time to get to know us and ask us our goal. went over any medical issues / concerns. Explained the process and what to expect from there. Then we met with the iui/ivf np Carla who is our primary point of contact. Then met with a financial advisor as well. This was helpful to talk to multiple people from different departments to help us understand what to expect
How was your experience with Glen Hofmann at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
My wife and I never felt that he was uncomfortable treating a lesbian couple. He seemed very hopeful and positive. Made it all seem rather simple- Maybe too simple and could’ve found it helpful to go in to a little more detail to cover some parts more thoroughly
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glen Hofmann at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Know what is important to you and if not answered, ask. He is very easy to talk to but perhaps may forget that not everyone is as knowledgeable as he Is
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Glen Hofmann at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Hoffman was very personable. As the partner that is carrying, I thought it was great he seemed to take extra Interest to make sure my wife felt important and included. Remembered our faces and details, like her occupation, upon later visits and continued conversations from previous months.
Describe the protocols Glen Hofmann used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We were monitoring my natural cycle and did a trigger shot 24 hours before insem. I had three dominant follicles. But still received a negative test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla )
Super friendly and easy to reach. Calls back to walk me through any questions I had. Appeared to remember previous cycles with minimum prompting
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We set a consult and showed up not sure what to expect. We got to speak with dr Hoffman who took time to get to know us and ask us our goal. went over any medical issues / concerns. Explained the process and what to expect from there. Then we met with the iui/ivf np Carla who is our primary point of contact. Then met with a financial advisor as well. This was helpful to talk to multiple people from different departments to help us understand what to expect
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glen Hofmann at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
So far it has been ever visit is about $95 co pay... $150 for trigger shot. $350 for each Insem with washed sperm. $320 for storage of sperm
Describe Glen Hofmann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Not applicable
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Doctor
Glen Hofmann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Toma’s personality is straight and to the point, a little blunt. He can sometimes come off as a little cold, but he doesn’t sugar coat anything, just what you need to know. Be prepared ahead of time with questions to ask because he is busy and will leave quickly if you hesitate with any questions after the visit is over.... [Protocols] All embryo transfers are freeze all cycles FET#1 progesterone in oil injections, estradiol in oil injections, estring, antibiotic(around transfer), steriod(around transfer), baby aspirin, progesterone capsule vaginally(morning of transfer).
The clinic [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] and laboratory seem to be very experienced with the freeze all cycles. All my embryos have survived the thawing so far. I was able to recouperate and rest my body to prepare for my first frozen embryo transfer after the egg retreaval. This clinic seems to be more affordable than most clinics in the research triangle area. Carla, Brenda(the receptionist), and Carolynn are super friendly and caring.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Toma’s personality is straight and to the point, a little blunt. He can sometimes come off as a little cold, but he doesn’t sugar coat anything, just what you need to know. Be prepared ahead of time with questions to ask because he is busy and will leave quickly if you hesitate with any questions after the visit is over.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared to ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Clinic is very busy at times. If I was not in a current cycle, it is sometimes hard to get a prompt call back from the nurse assigned to me. It was easier to email her.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
All embryo transfers are freeze all cycles FET#1 progesterone in oil injections, estradiol in oil injections, estring, antibiotic(around transfer), steriod(around transfer), baby aspirin, progesterone capsule vaginally(morning of transfer). Transferred 2 embryos resulting a positive pregnancy test, but ending in a missed miscarriage at 5 weeks. FET#2 progesterone in oil, estradiol in oil, estring, steriod (started at day 2 and ended at pregnancy test), antibiotic(around transfer), baby aspirin, progesterone capsule vaginally(morning of transfer) Transferred two embryos, negative pregnancy test FET#3 HSG Test performed before this transfer resulting in finding blocked tubes(no toxic fluid) but a normal uterus. Doctor suggested to proceed again. projesterone in oil, estradiol in oil, estring, metformin(to help prevent miscarriage), Claritin(help embryo attach, body not reject embryo), Pepcid(help embryo attach, body to not reject embryo), steriod, antibiotic(close to transfer, progesterone capsule vaginally(morning or transfer), baby aspirin. Transferred 2 embryos resulting in positive pregnancy test, but missed miscarriage at 5 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
She was very busy, so it was hard to hear back from her at times especially between active cycles, emailing her was better that calling her. She was very friendly, caring, patient, and understanding. Overall, I had a positive experience with her despite my current outcomes.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic and laboratory seem to be very experienced with the freeze all cycles. All my embryos have survived the thawing so far. I was able to recouperate and rest my body to prepare for my first frozen embryo transfer after the egg retreaval. This clinic seems to be more affordable than most clinics in the research triangle area. Carla, Brenda(the receptionist), and Carolynn are super friendly and caring.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring was from 8-9:30am. If I got there right at 8, they typically would get me right in within 30 minutes, my bloodwork and ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
$4800 for egg retreaval, first Frozen embryo transfer, storage of remaining embryos up to one year. Didn’t include any medications or injections($3,500 for egg retrieval meds and $500-$1,000 for each embryo transfer meds), monitoring(during and after transfer)and blood tests after transfer.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I did not have my embryos PGD/PGS tested so Dr Toma suggested to transfer 2 embryos each transfer to increase my odds of pregnancy.
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Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5