North Shore Fertility

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Schaumburg
999 Plaza Dr
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-517-7570
Skokie
4250 Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60076
847-763-8850
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend North Shore Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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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.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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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!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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Doctor
Anne Borkowski
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
12 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
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.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
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.
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.
These ladies felt like family. I felt that I always had access to them for any questions. They were amazing.
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.
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.
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Doctor
Gabe San Roman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
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
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Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
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
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 your experience with your nurse at North Shore Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
Jennifer is my nurse she is ver proffessional as and compassionate
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
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 the costs associated with your care under Anne Borkowski at North Shore Fertility.
Embryo freezing
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Doctor
Anne Borkowski
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
North Shore Fertility
Skokie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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