North Shore Fertility

1 doctors work here

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Operations
10
10
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
10
10
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
9.7
9.7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
10
10
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
10
10
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

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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
240
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

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

This clinic has 2 offices

Schaumburg
999 Plaza Dr
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Skokie
4250 Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60076

4 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Borkowski goes out of her way to make herself available to her patients. She gives you her personal cell phone number so you are able to call or text with any questions you might have throughout the process. It was a relief knowing I could reach her if I ever had any concerns. She is also extremely warm and empathetic...she does not take a one size fits all approach...
The doctor and staff are wonderful [at North Shore Fertility]. Your care will be individualized/custom to fit your specific needs, and you will never be left in the dark. We also were able to jump right into treatments as Dr. Borkowski works as much as possible with your body's schedule...[nurse] is great at following up, you are never left waiting or wondering what the next steps are.
How was your experience with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Dr. Borkowski is a breath of fresh air. She listened to what our concerns were about treatment options and follows protocols that suit the patient. In other words, she does not take a one size fits all approach, which is the experience we had at our prior clinic. Dr. Borkowski makes herself available to patients via text, call, or email. It was comforting knowing she would be available no matter what when going through stressful treatments. We were very grateful to Dr. Borkowski as our first frozen embryo transfer was successful. We will be returning to North Shore Fertility when we are ready for our next child.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Don't be afraid to reach out if you have a question or concern.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Dr. Borkowski goes out of her way to make herself available to her patients. She gives you her personal cell phone number so you are able to call or text with any questions you might have throughout the process. It was a relief knowing I could reach her if I ever had any concerns. She is also extremely warm and empathetic.
Describe the protocols Anne Borkowski used in your cycles at North Shore Fertility and their degree of success.
Our diagnosis is Male Factor Infertility. Egg retrieval: for stimulation, we used Gonal-F, one injection daily. Cetrotide was introduced five days in. There were three monitoring appointments over the 8 days of stims. Original plan was to use an HCG trigger, but there was concern of OHSS so we switched gears and triggered with Lupron on day 9. The retrieval was two days later. Frozen embryo transfer: oral estrogen 3x daily beginning at start of cycle. Progesterone suppositories 3x daily starting 5 days before transfer. Both estrogen and progesterone were continued until 10 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Shore Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
Jennifer is caring and knowledgeable. She is great at following up, you are never left waiting or wondering what the next steps are.
Describe your experience with North Shore Fertility.
The doctor and staff are wonderful. Your care will be individualized/custom to fit your specific needs, and you will never be left in the dark. We also were able to jump right into treatments as Dr. Borkowski works as much as possible with your body's schedule. This was a huge bonus as other similar-sized clinics typically do not offer this flexibility.
10
Doctor
Anne Borkowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Anne makes me feel safe, cared for, and respected. She validates my concerns and gives me hope and encouragement when I am struggling to find it....Dr Anne is the perfect fit for me , I both trust her medical knowledge and she truly makes you feel like you are her only patient. She is ALWAYS available on the phone , she talked to me twice when she was on vacation and when I was sick after a retrieval she checked in with me 2-3 times a day. She's truly wonderful.
They [Northshore Fertility] are smart, caring, and really give you special attention. They are always available and their response time is so much quicker than anyone else I tried to meet with for consultations. Plus they do weekend IVF/IUI appointments!...[Nurse] Jennifer is thoughtful, caring, funny, and consistent. She is always available to communicate with, she explains everything well, and is always on top of everything...Dr Anne was the only doctor I met with who suggested we try to bill insurance just to see if they would cover it..and they did.
How was your experience with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Dr Anne is the perfect fit for me , I both trust her medical knowledge and she truly makes you feel like you are her only patient. She is ALWAYS available on the phone , she talked to me twice when she was on vacation and when I was sick after a retrieval she checked in with me 2-3 times a day. She's truly wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Just be honest and open with her about everything and always ask the question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Dr Anne makes me feel safe, cared for, and respected. She validates my concerns and gives me hope and encouragement when I am struggling to find it.
Describe the protocols Anne Borkowski used in your cycles at North Shore Fertility and their degree of success.
1st retrieval- 600 IU gonal F, ganirelex 25 6 eggs , 3 day 3 embryos with slight hyperstim so had to do frozen cycle instead. 0/3 embryos implanted. No PGs testing due to cost. 2nd stim in progress- 300IU gonal f and later increased to 450, menopur 150, ganirelex 150
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Shore Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
Jennifer is thoughtful, caring, funny, and consistent. She is always available to communicate with, she explains everything well, and is always on top of everything.
Describe your experience with North Shore Fertility.
They are smart, caring, and really give you special attention. They are always available and their response time is so much quicker than anyone else I tried to meet with for consultations. Plus they do weekend IVF/IUI appointments!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility.
Dr Anne was the only doctor I met with who suggested we try to bill insurance just to see if they would cover it..and they did. The other two clinics I interviewed with said I would not be eligible and they would not submit to insurance. My only costs were for copay and medicine, totaling under $500
Describe Anne Borkowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Shore Fertility.
Due to being a single mom the doctor was only comfortable doing a one or two egg transfer. She talked me through pros and cons of both. I did single embryo transfer first time and then did two embryo transfer the second time.
10
Doctor
Anne Borkowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
12 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
This man [Dr. Gabe San Roman] showed me and my husband such compassion. I can’t say enough about how wonderful of a doctor and as a human being that he is. We adore him...He truly cared about you and the obstacles you have been trying to overcome. On the day of my egg retrieval, I had a moment of self-pity and started to cry during this woe-is-me moment (while I was on the OR table). He just stood there and held my hand. He distracted me until the anesthesia kicked in. I will never forget that kindness.
Fresh embryo transfer [at North Shore Fertility] was in the $10,000 range. Frozen was around $3,000...They were a well-oiled machine. Everything flowed smoothly in their office. Wait times weren’t crazy like i was used to with my previous infertility doctor. They were on top of everything. If I ever had questions, I would get a call back right away. And after every single monitoring appointment, I would meet either directly with Dr. San Ramon or his NP, Dawn.
How was your experience with Gabe San Roman at North Shore Fertility?
This man showed such compassion for me and my husband. It was more than you just being a patient. He truly cared about you and the obstacles you have been trying to overcome. On the day of my egg retrieval, I had a moment of self-pity and started to cry during this woe-is-me moment (while I was on the OR table). He just stood there and held my hand. He distracted me until the anesthesia kicked in. I will never forget that kindness. With my previous doctor, I had to terminate my pregnancy at 22 weeks due to severe fetal anamolies. I switched to Dr. San Ramon after some more failed attempts with my original doctor. Gabe was so sympathetic to how hard that was to us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gabe San Roman at North Shore Fertility?
Trust this man. He will help you and make you grateful that you picked him to help you during this emotional journey. You will never look back or second guess having him as your doctor. I will be forever grateful to have been in his care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gabe San Roman at North Shore Fertility?
This man showed me and my husband such compassion. I can’t say enough about how wonderful of a doctor and as a human being that he is. We adore him.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Shore Fertility.
These ladies felt like family. I felt that I always had access to them for any questions. They were amazing.
Describe your experience with North Shore Fertility.
They were a well-oiled machine. Everything flowed smoothly in their office. Wait times weren’t crazy like i was used to with my previous infertility doctor. They were on top of everything. If I ever had questions, I would get a call back right away. And after every single monitoring appointment, I would meet either directly with Dr. San Ramon or his NP, Dawn.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Shore Fertility.
Very organized with tolerable wait times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gabe San Roman at North Shore Fertility.
Fresh embryo transfer was in the $10,000 range. Frozen was around $3,000. IUIs were covered by insurance but medications were not.
Describe Gabe San Roman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Shore Fertility.
He preferred to do a single transfer. In his eyes, a two embryo transfer didn’t increase your overall odds of pregnancy by much. He felt that I had already experienced losing a baby at 22 weeks and didn’t want to put me in that position again, since a twins pregnancy was very risky. I more than agreed and trusted his expertise.
10
Doctor
Gabe San Roman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43
2 IVF
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Anne is a very kind hearted woman i talk to her like shes my sister she always me know that my case is not hopeless am african and i never thought i qouls meet such an understanding person shes very compassionate and will to explain i read alot of things on line and when i text her about it she never shins me but explains the pro and cons to me...My dr os a very kind woman alway ready to listen and explain to you ,she answers all questions to the best of her knowledge you can text her anytime and she will reply shes the only dr ive sern call you the day after a procedure to find out how you are doing
Jennifer is my nurse [at North Shore] she is ver proffessional as and compassionate...its a ver calm environment the ready to work with you even if you have financial constraints very professional staff the lady at the other clinic is so nice she brightens my day anytime i go for procedures...Dr Anne is a very kind hearted woman i talk to her like shes my sister she always me know that my case is not hopeless am african and i never thought i qouls meet such an understanding person shes very compassionate and will to explain i read alot of things on line and when i text her about it she never shins me but explains the pro and cons to me
How was your experience with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
Dr Anne is a very kind hearted woman i talk to her like shes my sister she always me know that my case is not hopeless am african and i never thought i qouls meet such an understanding person shes very compassionate and will to explain i read alot of things on line and when i text her about it she never shins me but explains the pro and cons to me
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
You are lucky to have a doctor like her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility?
My dr os a very kind woman alway ready to listen and explain to you ,she answers all questions to the best of her knowledge you can text her anytime and she will reply shes the only dr ive sern call you the day after a procedure to find out how you are doing
Describe the protocols Anne Borkowski used in your cycles at North Shore Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on estrace and suppository progestron
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Shore Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
Jennifer is my nurse she is ver proffessional as and compassionate
Describe your experience with North Shore Fertility.
Its a ver calm environment the ready to work with you even if you have financial constraints very professional staff the lady at the other clinic is so nice she brightens my day anytime i go for procedures
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility.
Embryo freezing
10
Doctor
Anne Borkowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5