NYU Langone Fertility Center

9 doctors work here

Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 14%8.6
71% strongly recommend
202 reviews
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Scheduling
8.7
8.7
Scheduling

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Billing Department
7.6
7.6
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Nursing Team
9.1
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LGBTQ Care
9.3
9.3
LGBTQ Care

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Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
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
3,147
National Avg
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This Clinic
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Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling
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Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

NY - 1st Ave
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212.263.8990
NY - Westside
109 West 27th St
New York, NY 10001
212.263.8999

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2005 - 2012, Unknown Success
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10
2 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
Ashkenazi Jewish
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. James Grifo] and his staff were personable... knowledgable, straight forward, reliable and honest. He adjusted treatments in response to results. He and the other physicians in the group were well coordinated, so I never felt as if there was a lapse in care if he was out of the office on the day of my visit...
[NYU is] well coordinated...Psychologist who evaluates prior to IVF, etc was excellent. Secretaries are efficient and responsive. One thing I do not like is the new answering system that they have created, although efficient it is impersonal...[nurses are] helpful...I was mistakingly removed from the egg donor list by one of the nurses...I went first thing in the morning. Hours were convenient. Very efficient, was able to always leave clinic and be on time for work. It is a first come first served process so getting there before the doors open is recommended
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Grifo is knowledgable, straight forward, reliable and honest. He adjusted treatments in response to results. He and the other physicians in the group were well coordinated, so I never felt as if there was a lapse in care if he was out of the office on the day of my visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Perhaps the only thing I would have advised was only doing IUI once and if that failed to go straight to IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He and his staff were personable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
helpful.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
well coordinated. good success rates. Psychologist who evaluates prior to IVF, etc was excellent. Secretaries are efficient and responsive. One thing I do not like is the new answering system that they have created, although efficient it is impersonal
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I went first thing in the morning. Hours were convenient. Very efficient, was able to always leave clinic and be on time for work. It is a first come first served process so getting there before the doors open is recommended
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
total over the yrs probably over $150K
Describe James Grifo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I am very happy that they placed 3 embryos at a time. I strongly believe this is the most appropriate option for women who are in their late 30's or older.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I was mistakingly removed from the egg donor list by one of the nurses.
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Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2011, 13 Eggs Frozen
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10
Age 39 - 40
2 Egg Freezing (cancer)
Cancer
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Noyes] is a guru in the field and has special expertise around protecting women like myself who are also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It was disappointing to me that I only saw Dr. Noyes though at the initial consultation and then at the egg retrievals...Dr. Noyes took a lengthy amount of time with me at my initial consultation...Don't expect warm and fuzzy but a very experienced doctor who will get you good results..She explained things very clearly and took time with me as I was overwhelmed by the whole process.
The clinic [NYU - 1st Ave] gets good results which is the most important thing. However, it does feel like a factory with so many people going in and out of the clinic and meeting different doctors and different nurses each time you visit the clinic...The clinic was open between 7am and 9am which made it very convenient with work. For the most part, the wait was about 15 minutes. The clinic ran fairly smoothly...I did not have a care coordinator but Wana was very involved in my care. She was helpful at instructing me about how to do the injections. Also, she assisted me when I ran out of medicine and needed to expedite orders the pharmacy.
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She is a guru in the field and has special expertise around protecting women like myself who are also undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It was disappointing to me that I only saw Dr. Noyes though at the initial consultation and then at the egg retrievals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Don't expect warm and fuzzy but a very experienced doctor who will get you good results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes took a lengthy amount of time with me at my initial consultation. She explained things very clearly and took time with me as I was overwhelmed by the whole process.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I do not remember the entire regiment of medicine I took but I did take the follicle stimulating hormone Gonal F my first round and then switched to a different stimulating medicine the second round in an effort to produce more eggs; although, I produced about the same amount. I was also on Femara to protect me as I had hormone related breast cancer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Wana)
I did not have a care coordinator but Wana was very involved in my care. She was helpful at instructing me about how to do the injections. Also, she assisted me when I ran out of medicine and needed to expedite orders the pharmacy.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic gets good results which is the most important thing. However, it does feel like a factory with so many people going in and out of the clinic and meeting different doctors and different nurses each time you visit the clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic was open between 7am and 9am which made it very convenient with work. For the most part, the wait was about 15 minutes. The clinic ran fairly smoothly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I received financial assistance from Live Strong so each cycle was discounted. My cost per cycle was $6750.
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Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 40
2 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We were listened to and treated with respect [by Dr Grifo] - and it was obvious he loved helping people create families. He shared things about his own life as well...We got the results we wanted and were always treated compassionately. I had had a previous bad experience with an HST test and he redid it in a much better way and made me feel like it was the other doctor's fault and not mine. At a time when I felt very vulnerable that my body wasn't doing what it was supposed to do, he never made me feel like it was my fault and he always made me feel like we had options...
Very efficient and professional [at NYU - NY - 1st Ave] - checkin with iPads, quick and easy - never a long wait. Staff helpful and friendly...Competent and quick to answer questions. Everyone always friendly, even early in the morning when I usually went in...Be prepared for a wait to get an appointment but once you're in, it's all good...
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
We got the results we wanted and were always treated compassionately. I had had a previous bad experience with an HST test and he redid it in a much better way and made me feel like it was the other doctor's fault and not mine. At a time when I felt very vulnerable that my body wasn't doing what it was supposed to do, he never made me feel like it was my fault and he always made me feel like we had options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be prepared for a wait to get an appointment but once you're in, it's all good.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
We were listened to and treated with respect - and it was obvious he loved helping people create families. He shared things about his own life as well.
Describe the protocols James Grifo used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Both pregnancies -- Clomid (lowest dose) one cycle with monitoring (ultrasound). IUI at the right time and I got pregnant. Very lucky, I know.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Competent and quick to answer questions. Everyone always friendly, even early in the morning when I usually went in.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very efficient and professional - checkin with iPads, quick and easy - never a long wait. Staff helpful and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
I'm sorry - it was a long time ago. I remember they didn't take my insurance so I had to submit by hand, but they always had the paperwork ready for me. It wasn't cheap, but we weren't expecting it to be.
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Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
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10
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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2010 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
IVF
Donor Eggs
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Strengths: [Dr. Grifo] was real and honest and encouraged us to 'stir the pot' with the donor eggs which we really liked. Weakness: he was speaking at an event the day of my embryo transfer so he didn't perform the day of the big event, which made me upset.
The entire [NYU] practice was great...I called NYU and they talked us through options and put us at the top of the list since we were off it for about 6 months that we thought we had a donor.
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Strengths: he was real and honest and encouraged us to 'stir the pot' with the donor eggs which we really liked. He showed us pictures of his IVF children and made us feel comfortable with the procedures. Weakness: he was speaking at an event the day of my embryo transfer so he didn't perform the day of the big event, which made me upset. However, like the entire process, I just went with the flow and now have two beautiful and healthy twin girls who I love and adore with all my heart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Request him to be present at the transfer if important to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
The entire practice was great. While on the wait-list for a donor, they called me to tell me they typically don't refer patients to agencies, but one had several girls who fit my profile so we ended up using this agency. Ended up 2 girls backed down - 1 2 weeks before she was set to come for the procedure. It was emotional to say the least. I called NYU and they talked us through options and put us at the top of the list since we were off it for about 6 months that we thought we had a donor. The entire practice treated us very kindly and like we were humans throughout this emotional stage.
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James Grifo
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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2007 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 41 - 45
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I really liked him [Dr. James Grifo] and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful...Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
[NYU was a] smooth running team. the worked well together and got you in and out quickly in the morning...Nursing Staff were compassionate and a pleasure to deal with...I really liked him [Dr. James Grifo] and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful...Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
How was your experience with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I really liked him and was very knowledgeable. He followed up when the IUI wasn't working and did further testing to find out if I wasn't having a problem. Since I was okay we moved into IVF. The first time was successful
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
To be upfront about everything and clear on your history. Be prepared it is group of Doctor's so he may not be the one performing your extractions and implantation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Since I did not really meet with him much it took away for the personal touch
Describe the protocols James Grifo used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
sorry I do not remember anymore.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
they were compassionate and a pleasure to deal with.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
smooth running team. the worked well together and got you in and out quickly in the morning.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
there were set monitoring hours and would make sure to go early to beat any waits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Grifo at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
don't remember
Describe James Grifo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
He did not provide an feedback on that. I only had 2 good embryos so we went with both of them.
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Doctor
James Grifo
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2010, 33 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 32 - 33
3 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Noyes] spent a lot of time asking me questions about myself, family, job, education, social life etc. She really wanted to know who should could be working with. She made me feel like I was doing the right thing, and that I was light years ahead of my counterparts. It was obvious from this meeting that Dr. Noyes's compassion and bedside manner matched my needs. Once my cycles started I did not see Dr. Noyes very often. I saw her an average of 2 times per cycle, and Dr. Noyes did not do either of my two retrievals...
The nurses [at NYU- 1st Ave] were amazing. I was coming in from Westchester and needed to get back to work in Westchester by 8:30 am, so I would get to monitoring at 6:30 am. They did their best to take me back first each morning, which was a huge relief...
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Our initial meeting with her lasted almost an hour. She spent a lot of time asking me questions about myself, family, job, education, social life etc. She really wanted to know who should could be working with. She made me feel like I was doing the right thing, and that I was light years ahead of my counterparts. It was obvious from this meeting that Dr. Noyes's compassion and bedside manner matched my needs. Once my cycles started I did not see Dr. Noyes very often. I saw her an average of 2 times per cycle, and Dr. Noyes did not do either of my two retrievals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be ready to have complete strangers give you internal ultrasounds at 7:05 am. If you this bothers you, than NYU, Cornell, or any big time center, is not the place. Talk to the person in the finance office that deals with medications and insurance. I was able to get my medication covered through Aenta Speciality Pharmacy. Aetna themselves did not tell me this, one of the patient coordinators at NYU told me to go through Aenta Speciality Pharmacy. The medications are brutal but you just need to power through it with your eye on the end result. Write everything down the doctors and nurses tell you during monitoring and nightly calls. Stay organized by inputting your medication doses and timing on the calendar on your phone. Keep track of your medication supplies daily, and check with the doctors/nurse weekly to be sure you have the correct supplies and enough medication to complete your cycle. Never give up. After having my first cycle cancelled I was devastated. I pushed through and ended up with 34 eggs...
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Round 1: Non-Lupron Cycle (10/27/09-11/4/09) - Cycle Cancelled 10/27/09: Nothing 10/28/09: Blood work and Ultrasound- saw Dr. Noyes: 450 Follistim pm 10/29/09: 225 Follistim am & 225 Follistim am 10/30/09: 225 Follistim am & 225 Follistim am 10/31/09: Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow: 450 Follistim pm 11/01/09: 450 Follistim pm 11/02/09: Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow, only 4 eggs, was told by fellow that these were disappointing results. The fellow was also about 8 months pregnant, so that did not help the situation. Antagon injected at NYU, 450 Follistim pm 11/03/09: Antagon am & 450 Follistim pm 11/04/09: Blood work and Ultrasound- saw Dr. Noyes, only 2 eggs, cycle cancelled. HcG shot taken at home Round 2: Lupron Cycle (11/11/09-12/10/09) - 12 eggs 11/11/09-11/22/09 - .1 injection of Lupron 11/23/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, saw a fellow, possibility of cysts 11/23/09 - 11/27/09 - .5 Lupron 11/25/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes, possibility of cysts so may delay start 11/28/09 - ok'd to start - .5 Lupron, 450 Follistim, 150 Menpur 11/29/09 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, 150 Menpur pm 11/30/09 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, 150 Menpur pm 12/01/09 - Blood work - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/02/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/03/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/04/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/05/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - did not see Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/06/09 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/07/09 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes, 9 eggs, .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 12/08/09 - Blood work 0- HcG shot at 11pm 12/09/09 - nothing 12/10/09 - retrieval - 12 eggs Round 3: Lupron Cycle (01/08/10-02/20/10) - 22 eggs ( I didn't seem to write down when I saw Dr. Noyes at morning monitoring) 01/08/10 - 1/26/10 -Blood work and Ultrasounds every 3 days. Progesterone levels were low, ovulation was delayed, and there was a cyst on my ovary. 01/27/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - saw Dr. Noyes - got the ok to start as ovulation had occurred. 01/28/ - 02/05/10 - .1 Lupron until period 02/05/10 - Day 1 of cycle. Called NYU to let them know that I had gotten my period and did not receive a call back 02/06/10 - continued the .1 of Lupron. Did not hear from NYU all day. Called at 5:30pm, got a call back at 7pm from a doctor I had never met. 02/07/10 - .1 Lupron 02/08/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - ok'd to officially start stims - .1 of Lupron in the am, .5 Lupron, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur in the pm 02/09/10 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, and 150 Menpur pm 02/10/10 - .5 Lupron & 450 Follistim am, and 150 Menpur pm 02/11/10 - Blood work - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/12/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/13/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/14/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/15/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/16/10 - .5 Lupron am, 450 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/17/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 150 Follistim & 150 Menpur pm 02/18/10 - Blood work and Ultrasound - .5 Lupron am, 11pm HcG 02/19/10 - Blood work 02/20/10 - Retrieval - 22 eggs
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The nurses were amazing. I was coming in from Westchester and needed to get back to work in Westchester by 8:30 am, so I would get to monitoring at 6:30 am. They did their best to take me back first each morning, which was a huge relief.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
10k for Each egg retrieval and close to 2k for meds each round
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Nicole Noyes
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10
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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2003 - 2010, Successful
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9
Age 43 - 50
3 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Noyes was straightforward, candid, warm but a bit brisk (I am OK with that), and made it clear that she would give you as much or as little detail as you wanted. She told me at the first visit that she thought she could get me pregnant "one way or another," and she did...Dr. Noyes discharged me from the fertility clinic at 3 months but sent a lovely note when my first daughter was born. Somewhat amazingly, I got pregnant again -- also the old-fashioned way -- when daughter #1 was 6 months old. Even though Dr. Noyes had nothing to do with that (except, perhaps, in the karmic sphere) and she sent another lovely note when my second daughter was born. Both girls are now in high school...
Strengths [of NYU - 1st Ave clinic]: top talent, eminent research and treating physicians, deep bench, efficient protocols. Weaknesses: big place, big staff, standardization can make certain aspects of treatment feel cookie-cutter. Also, they were constantly asking for money up front. I know the process is expensive, and I know insurance often doesn't cover it, or doesn't cover much, but sometimes I felt like NYU was more interested in my wallet than my womb...
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I saw Dr. Noyes a long time ago -- 1999-2000. I was 42 years old and had failed a number of IUI and IVC rounds with injectable hormones, as well as two previous donor egg attempts at a different clinic. Dr. Noyes was straightforward, candid, warm but a bit brisk (I am OK with that), and made it clear that she would give you as much or as little detail as you wanted. She told me at the first visit that she thought she could get me pregnant "one way or another," and she did. She originally planned to go straight to a donor egg cycle, but while waiting for a donor I unexpectedly got pregnant the old fashioned way (courtesy of my husband) for about ten minutes, until I had an early miscarriage. Still, that was enough evidence to prompt Dr. Noyes to suggest one more cycle using my own eggs. We tried that, but it did not work. Next, a donor became available and we had a long talk about how many embryos to implant. I wanted to be aggressive, in light of my age and history. Dr. Noyes eventually agreed to 4, with all kinds of contingency plans if I ended up with too many. As it turned out, one took. Dr. Noyes discharged me from the fertility clinic at 3 months but sent a lovely note when my first daughter was born. Somewhat amazingly, I got pregnant again -- also the old-fashioned way -- when daughter #1 was 6 months old. Even though Dr. Noyes had nothing to do with that (except, perhaps, in the karmic sphere) and she sent another lovely note when my second daughter was born. Both girls are now in high school.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Don't be shy. She responds well to questions: ask them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Noyes treated me like a human being. Sometimes I felt like a bit of a number while waiting to see her and while interacting with others at NYU. it is a big place.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
See above. I don't remember any of the names of the drugs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The nurses were generally efficient and competent, and most were also friendly. But it is a big staff and you did not always gets someone you felt simpatico with.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Strengths: top talent, eminent research and treating physicians, deep bench, efficient protocols. Weaknesses: big place, big staff, standardization can make certain aspects of treatment feel cookie-cutter. Also, they were constantly asking for money up front. I know the process is expensive, and I know insurance often doesn't cover it, or doesn't cover much, but sometimes I felt like NYU was more interested in my wallet than my womb.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Don't recall the details. It was a lot, and most was not covered by insurance.
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Nicole Noyes
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Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2003 - 2010, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 33 - 40
3 IUI
4 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Noyes at NYU] is smart, and tells it like it is. I appreciated her sense of humor. I didn't ask alot of questions, because I didn't feel the need to. I'm not a doctor, but I am smart, and I trusted her expertise. If you are older, she indicates that will work against you. She did follow up with me....Be prepared that she will be honest. She is not going to sugar coat your chances.
The facility, I felt, was private and the nurses took care of you. The billing was the billing, who likes to hand over $10K, but the billing staff was pleasant and provided me with what I needed....[The nurses were] a multitude of ages and personalities. All competent, all caring. Some were better at explanations and follow through, but I did not have any negative experiences. I also liked to talk to them and show an interest in their own lives, they knew so much about me, I felt they would like someone to show an interest in what was happening in their lives.
How was your experience with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She is smart, and tells it like it is. I appreciated her sense of humor. I didn't ask alot of questions, because I didn't feel the need to. I'm not a doctor, but I am smart, and I trusted her expertise. If you are older, she indicates that will work against you. She did follow up with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be prepared that she will be honest. She is not going to sugar coat your chances.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Had direct contact with her and discussed the treatment failures, she felt the disappointment I experienced as well.
Describe the protocols Nicole Noyes used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was prescribed the usual IVF protocols and each cycle produced eggs and embryos, but for some reason there was a failure to implant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
A multitude of ages and personalities. All competent, all caring. Some were better at explanations and follow through, but I did not have any negative experiences. I also liked to talk to them and show an interest in their own lives, they knew so much about me, I felt they would like someone to show an interest in what was happening in their lives.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The facility, I felt, was private and the nurses took care of you. The billing was the billing, who likes to hand over $10K, but the billing staff was pleasant and provided me with what I needed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Depended on the day, I was taken in the order I got there. Sometimes there was a line, sometimes not. I tried to get there early and get in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Noyes at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
$8K per cycle
10
Doctor
Nicole Noyes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources