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Long Island
1300 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 742-4100
Tribeca
255 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
(646) 962-7499
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2764
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2315 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(646) 962-3767
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657 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Weill Cornell Medical College to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 12%8.7
360 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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9.1
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Scheduling
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8.8
Scheduling

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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
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7.4
Billing Department

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8.6
Nursing Team

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7.8
Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
5,790
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
360 assessments
8
8
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
8
8
I wanted to handle every aspect of my journey, from the IVF protocols to the timing of transfer. I second guessed his nurses constantly. I emailed Dr. Reichman incessantly with compromises, worries, and left-field inquiries. He almost always answered in detail, which is something that I have yet to come across in other NYC physicians who are as busy as he is. He did not have unlimited patience, but he was always willing to sit down and touch base with us to alleviate fears, or to set our patient-physician relationship back on track after an argument.
The Tribeca office staff [at Weill Cornell] always remembered my name...Hannah was Dr. Reichman's nurse, whom I worked with before she went out on maternity leave. She was always cheerful and willing to help, but in most cases she did not know the extent of my discussions with Dr. Reichman, so I preferred to speak directly with the doctor...Front desk is very friendly. I chose this clinic due to early monitoring hours before work
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
8
8
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman was one of five REs in the NYC area my husband and I consulted with. He was optimistic with my case from the beginning, even when I felt pessimistic. I had come to see him having just experienced my very first pregnancy, which became a miscarriage at 10 weeks. I was emotional but had my heart set on doing everything possible to becoming pregnant again. I micromanaged him. I wanted to handle every aspect of my journey, from the IVF protocols to the timing of transfer. I second guessed his nurses constantly. I emailed Dr. Reichman incessantly with compromises, worries, and left-field inquiries. He almost always answered in detail, which is something that I have yet to come across in other NYC physicians who are as busy as he is. He did not have unlimited patience, but he was always willing to sit down and touch base with us to alleviate fears, or to set our patient-physician relationship back on track after an argument.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Advocate for yourself. Dr. Reichman is incredibly smart. If your requests are substantiated, he will compromise with you on reasonable grounds.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The Tribeca office staff always remembered my name, and Dr. Reichman kept detailed notes on my case.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We dove straight into IVF due to my diminished ovarian reserve. Dr. Reichman had pitched starting with IUI/letrozole, but he supported my more aggressive choice. I insisted on a natural start, resulting in 8 retrieved, 5 fertilized, and 4 frozen. We did not PGS test. The second cycle, he proposed using BCP. I was afraid of being oversuppressed and did not want to try this modification, but he assured me it would give good results. Unfortunately, I developed a lead follicle and he canceled that cycle. The third cycle, he proposed estrogen priming. I also fought him on this. Although I had 7 follicles going into retrieval, only 2 were retrieved. Both were alive at day 6, frozen, and confirmed to be PGS normal. I took some time off after the last cycle to undergo several back to back surgeries. In January of 2019, I insisted Dr. Reichman raise a request to the embryology lab for them to transfer the second-best graded frozen embryo in my batch. That FET resulted in my current pregnancy - I am due in three weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Hannah was Dr. Reichman's nurse, whom I worked with before she went out on maternity leave. She was always cheerful and willing to help, but in most cases she did not know the extent of my discussions with Dr. Reichman, so I preferred to speak directly with the doctor.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell Tribeca - biggest pro is that the physician performs the monitoring ultrasounds. I was able to see Dr. Reichman at almost every single monitoring appointment during the week. In addition, the clinic is clean, and the calls from nurses during the cycle are consistent and organized. Front desk is very friendly. I chose this clinic due to early monitoring hours before work, and the fact that it was a 5 minute walk from my apartment. Weakness: you do not get to see your doctor on weekends and holidays unless he/she happens to be on call. My weekend treks up to the UES office were always much worse experiences (i.e., longer wait times, unfamiliar physicians, and several incompetent nurses).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
If you are willing to be at the office right at 6:30, there is almost no wait time. I made it my priority to always be in by 7am, and never had an issue being late to work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My husband and I are fortunate to both have some fertility coverage from work. During 2018 when we were banking embryos, we were on his insurance, which covered the entirety of the 1st and 2nd round. We paid about $15,000 out of pocket for the 3rd round.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Reichman was adamant on single embryo transfer with me, citing my age and body type (slim/petite).
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Doctor
David Reichman
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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8
5
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
5
Weakness: I have had 2 failed embryo transfer with him. The last one was devastating as I transferred 2 of my last remaining embryos but I didn't receive any phone call from him. Even just to say, "sorry it didn't work". ... Strength: he tries to see his patients during "monitoring" hours. This puts me at ease as he knows everything that is going on with me. He will also try to call back your phone call by the end of the day.
Weakness: Speaking to billing [Weill Cornell] might not be private. Clinic could get crowded during the monitoring hours. ... During monitoring hours, They also have a "card" system where you just swipe your card and let them know you have arrived. ... I feel that since they [nurses] have many patients, sometimes they could loose their "patience". They would always return your phone call but you most times have to leave a message in an answering machine and waiting for their phone call.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
5
How was your experience with Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Strength: he tries to see his patients during "monitoring" hours. This puts me at ease as he knows everything that is going on with me. He will also try to call back your phone call by the end of the day. What I like about him is that he calls us personally with results of tests and what are the treatments. I liked that I don't feel rushed when I asked him questions after ultrasound during monitoring (which could be awkward for some). Weakness: I have had 2 failed embryo transfer with him. The last one was devastating as I transferred 2 of my last remaining embryos but I didn't receive any phone call from him. Even just to say, "sorry it didn't work". The only call I received was from my nurse that my pregnancy test was negative. I had to do a follow up appointment to speak to him about the next step. I know he might be busy or might be away during that time but days/weeks passed and still no phone call.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be prepared with your questions during your initial consultation. Do your own research also as to what IVF is. Be an advocate for yourself - if you don't understand something or want to discuss something with him don't be afraid to do so.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I rate my experience is neutral. I like Dr. Schattman - he called us personally to discuss test results; he will also call back if I leave any messages. When you see him during monitoring, I don't feel rushed to ask him questions. However, the nurse communication/instructions could be better. They have different numbers for appointments, Main office # and nurses. For the nurses, there will not always be someone to pick up your call. You will have to leave a voice message. Although they will call you back before the end of the day when you leave a message, during this stressful journey I feel that having someone answer your phone call (may it be to relay a message) feels more "human" or less anxious provoking. Also, sometimes you also gets a voice message thru Dr. Schattman's office. When I leave a message, there is always that thought what if my message get deleted by mistake or the voice mail machine acts up. What now? Just my thought. In terms of their monitoring and appointments, they have a different section for both which I like. You don't feel the crowdedness in the morning during monitoring hours if you have an appointment with your doctor.
Describe the protocols Glenn Schattman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I don't know that protocol Dr. Schattman used but he started me with Estrogen patches (after a positive ovulation using ovulation predictor kit) changing it every 2 days, till the 4th patch and getting my period. He then gave me letrozole for 5 days together with follistim/gonal-f and menopur. After a few days on those (I forgot exactly), I needed to get ganirelix to prevent "maturing" of my eggs. I had 1-2 that is growing faster than the rest. Then they gave me a Lupron trigger prior to egg retrieval. I have about 24 eggs retrieved with 3 embryos making it to freezing. I had one blastocyst transferred in October 2018 but failed and 2 morulas in April 2018 which also failed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jen)
My primary nurse at Weill Cornell is very knowledgeable about fertility treatments. Although I had difficulty communicating with them. I feel that since they have many patients, sometimes they could loose their "patience". They would always return your phone call but you most times have to leave a message in an answering machine and waiting for their phone call. I also feel that sometimes, they are rushed when you are in the phone with them or in person. This infertility journey is as stressful as it could be and we need someone from our team to be there for us to help us get through his journey. I remember one time during in this clinic during monitoring, the doctor (not my primary doctor) told me to give ganirelix since some of my eggs are growing faster than the rest. I thought she would repeat the instructions before leaving. I didn't ask again, I thought I could just ask a nurse. I went and asked for a nurse but the nurse (not my primary nurse) told me, if the doctor told you to do it, do it; "nothing yet is written in your file so I don't know what the doctor said". I left and cried but went back to the doctor that did the monitoring. This could have been avoided if the nurse just had asked the doctor what was said! As a nurse myself, I try to bridge that gap between the patient & the doctor. If something was not clear to the patient, I will make sure and even take "strides" to ask the doctor about the plan of care. I also feel that they could have an email sent to patients for "instructions" during monitoring as to avoid confusions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: clinic physically is clean and spacious. They have a separate area for doctor's appointment and during "monitoring hours". During monitoring hours, They also have a "card" system where you just swipe your card and let them know you have arrived. You don't have to fall in line to "register". The egg retrieval and embryo transfer are done in a hospital setting. What I also like it that they have a "pre-op" class prior to the egg retrieval, they check your labs, vitals". Weakness: Speaking to billing might not be private. Clinic could get crowded during the monitoring hours. Some receptionist in the front could be more friendlier.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell's monitoring hours was from 6:30 am-8 am so it was convenient for me. I will still be late for work since I start 7 am but I will just have to come to the clinic at 6:30 or earlier. It is a well oiled machined will lots of people taking blood so we move quickly. Dr. Schattman will also try to see me during monitoring hours for the ultrasounds which I liked since it also gives me opportunity to ask him questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
for regular appointments with Dr. Schattman, I only paid my copay with my insurance. For IVF cycle, please be advised that this clinic might be more expensive that the others. their IVF cycle for 1 fresh transfer: 10,500 for any frozen embryo transfer: $ 4,260 ICSI: $ 2, 630 Cryopreservation: $ 1,050 (storage $ 262. 50/quarterly); 1st 6 months waived Anesthesia fee varies if your insurance covers it but they have a facility fee $ 1005.84 during the day of egg retrieval which is an additional expense.
Describe Glenn Schattman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell Reproductive team has a sheet where you can put it who many embryos to transfer. The recommend embryo transfer for my age was only 1 but my second transfer since the embryos are in the morula stage, Dr. Schattman decided two embryos transfer but it also failed.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Glenn Schattman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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6
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
6
she [Dr. Kang] thought our previous clinic overstimulated us and she was confident we could have more success with less aggressive medication regimens to stimulate eggs. The first cycle we had 4 embryos, but only 1 was viable on testing. The second cycle was cancelled. However, when we met with her for the next cycle to discuss the treatment plan, she was much colder. We stated that due to insurance, this is our last cycle and we want to optimize it. She looked at us and said, "well we go into all of our treatment cycles thinking that."
Most times the wait [at Weill Cornell] is over an hour, though recently it has been under 15 minutes. Basically very variable...Unnecessary hoops for "veteran IVFer's" to jump through, like their IVF class, retrieval class in the city, etc. Its like they have unrealistic expectations on the amount of time their demands waste on the patients lives. For instance, a trigger shot may be administered at 12 midnight, then they expect the patient to come into the city for a 6am class - regardless of where you live so you may be coming from hours away, need to drive (awful parking) or take a train (horrible schedule at that time). Meaning you get 1 hour of sleep and they just tell you to deal with it.
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
6
How was your experience with Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Kang is sometimes warm and smiley, sometimes no nonsense, sometimes appears not invested. She is by the book (doesn't believe the research supports supplements, acupuncture, etc). I completed 1 egg retrieval, had 1 cancelled cycle, and about to begin another egg retrieval.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Come prepared with questions and research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We have done a couple of rounds of IVF retrievals with Dr. Kang. Prior to working with her, we were at RMA for 4 timed intercourse cycles, 3 IUIs, and 3 rounds of IVF. Dr. Kang started by treating us like a human at the beginning of the treatment. During the first cycle she stated that she thought our previous clinic overstimulated us and she was confident we could have more success with less aggressive medication regimens to stimulate eggs. The first cycle we had 4 embryos, but only 1 was viable on testing. The second cycle was cancelled. However, when we met with her for the next cycle to discuss the treatment plan, she was much colder. We stated that due to insurance, this is our last cycle and we want to optimize it. She looked at us and said, "well we go into all of our treatment cycles thinking that." When we asked for advice she wouldn't give us any suggestions and instead said, "Well what do you want to do?" I tried giving ideas based off of treatments I heard of through other support groups, online research, friends such as using Clomid on the male, procedures on myself, etc. She shook her head at all of them and said, "what else are you thinking?" So finally I responded, "Well, you are the professional and this is your area of expertise, I'm only telling you the little research I've done, why don't you give us some ideas based on your knowledge?" She was reluctant to come up with more suggestions but finally agreed to do a check up and after some time came up with a plan. I felt discouraged like I had to do the work on my own. Also felt as though she was not invested in our treatment after hearing we were running out of funds in our insurance plan.
Describe the protocols Hey-Joo Kang used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
1. Egg retrieval using an estrogen priming protocol (20 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 4 blastocysts, PGS testing 1 normal). 2. Same protocol for round 2, cycle cancelled due to poor response. 3. Will begin shortly, estrogen priming with microdose lupron flare to see if it controls eggs better.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Overall, its hit or miss. Seems like they are usually in a rush to call or se the next patient and its hard to stop them to ask questions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weaknesses: The billing team and clinic are very separate and they don't communicate with one another. Unnecessary hoops for "veteran IVFer's" to jump through, like their IVF class, retrieval class in the city, etc. Its like they have unrealistic expectations on the amount of time their demands waste on the patients lives. For instance, a trigger shot may be administered at 12 midnight, then they expect the patient to come into the city for a 6am class - regardless of where you live so you may be coming from hours away, need to drive (awful parking) or take a train (horrible schedule at that time). Meaning you get 1 hour of sleep and they just tell you to deal with it.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Most times the wait is over an hour, though recently it has been under 15 minutes. Basically very variable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Insurance covered but responsible for many copays, some medications.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Hey-Joo Kang
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Long Island
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2
3
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
3
Dr. Davis was a strong proponent of fresh day 3 transfers, and one time we transferred 4 of them, which made me pretty nervous. ... I went to Dr. Davis because of his reputation as a researcher, which is impeccable. However, he has so many patients that our interactions were very brief. By my third cycle I felt like he had lost interest in my case. During my fourth cycle - a protocol that I requested - I neither saw nor spoke to him once.
Cornell has a research profile and reputation that is nearly unmatched, as far as I can tell. ... But I experienced it as a large, impersonal practice, which very little investment in whether or not I personally had a successful outcome. ... I was in excruciating pain for 24 hours after each retrieval, and did not feel that the clinic took my pain seriously until my final cycle, and that was after speaking with four different people.
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
3
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I went to Dr. Davis because of his reputation as a researcher, which is impeccable. However, he has so many patients that our interactions were very brief. By my third cycle I felt like he had lost interest in my case. During my fourth cycle - a protocol that I requested - I neither saw nor spoke to him once.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Go prepared to ask a lot of questions, and do not expect hand holding. I thought I didn't need personalized attention if I was seeing someone with incredible research chops, but discovered that this is a more emotional process than I realized.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Cornell is a large cattle-call practice. I was monitored by a different attending almost every time. I didn't have a consistent nurse. I felt like my treatment plans were by the numbers, rather than tailored to me specifically, and I had real problems with pain management after egg retrieval. Over two years, they never even pronounced my name correctly. It wasn't great.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
3 IUI with Clomid, no success. One IVF cycle with estrogen priming and high doses of Follistim and Menopur, canceled due to nonresponse. One IVF cycle with estrogen priming, Clomid, and low doses of Follistim and Menopur, resulting in 3 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success. One IVF with estrogen priming, Clomid, low doses of Follistim and Menopur, plus endometrial co-culture, which was painful and not covered by insurance, 4 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success. One IVF with estrogen priming and Lupron flare (my request), 2 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a different nurse every time, so it's hard to say. Once I had to request a different phlebotomist because she was having so much trouble taking my blood. Honestly, my experience with them wasn't great.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell has a research profile and reputation that is nearly unmatched, as far as I can tell. And I know colleagues who have found success there. But I experienced it as a large, impersonal practice, which very little investment in whether or not I personally had a successful outcome. At the beginning of this process I thought I didn't need compassionate care if the research chops were there, but over time and repeated failures my needs changed, and I completed treatment elsewhere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was a cattle call with a line around the corner. I regularly waited at least an hour, and once was forgotten in an examining room waiting for an ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had insurance coverage. My out of pocket expenses were $1000 for endometrial co-culture, several trigger shots, and misc.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Davis was a strong proponent of fresh day 3 transfers, and one time we transferred 4 of them, which made me pretty nervous. He felt that embryos had a better chance of success in a woman's body than in a petri dish. I ultimately had success with a fresh day 3 transfer with another doctor.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
2
Doctor
Owen Davis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Reichman is an extremely personable physician. He makes his patients feel like they matter. He takes time at every appointment with you, answers every question you have, and does not make you feel rushed. There were a couple times he suggested we set an appointment for a "strategy meeting" - his words - which we loved. He knows every detail about his patients. He remembers everything, even asking about how our trip to Chicago was when we had a follow-up appointment with him.
front-desk staff [at Weill Cornell Medical College] are the nicest and sweetest team members. They remember your name, ask how you're doing, and are always on top of everything...[the nurse] replied very timely to emails...Monitoring appointments were very efficient...The office seems newer with state-of-the-art equipment and the most friendly staff. His staff are extremely helpful, especially if you need support dealing with prior-auths and insurance - they stepped in and before I knew it everything was handled.
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is like no other. We traveled from Pennsylvania to New York and it was all worth it. From the moment we had our initial consultation with him he gave us hope and made us feel like he truly cared. I have not had an easy journey with fertility - 2 natural pregnancies both ending in miscarriages, being told by a previous RE my lining was too thin and so never even getting to a transfer attempt, retained products of conception after a D&C by my OB. But Dr. Reichman never gave up. I remember starting my IVF cycle with him in March 2018 and during a saline sonogram is when he discovered I had retained products of conception and told me he would have to go in and do surgery after I completed the IVF cycle and retrieval. I started crying in the exam room. Dr. Reichman was extremely comforting, telling me "I am in your corner," letting me know that he would take care of me during the surgery as I was worried about my lining, and that together we would get through this and meet our end goal of having a baby. He is an extremely compassionate and caring physician, but he is also a realist - he is very straightforward with what he thinks. This is a quality my husband and I appreciated; we wanted someone who would be direct and honest. Dr. Reichman is always thinking about what is best for his patients; he individualizes every plan of care to each of his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. He answers every single one of them without making you feel rushed or that it's a silly question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is an extremely personable physician. He makes his patients feel like they matter. He takes time at every appointment with you, answers every question you have, and does not make you feel rushed. There were a couple times he suggested we set an appointment for a "strategy meeting" - his words - which we loved. He knows every detail about his patients. He remembers everything, even asking about how our trip to Chicago was when we had a follow-up appointment with him. His front-desk staff are the nicest and sweetest team members. They remember your name, ask how you're doing, and are always on top of everything.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I was on Gonal-F, Menopur, and Cetrotide, with an HCG trigger shot before the egg retrieval. I can't remember the exact dosages but he had me on a low dose of Gonal-F. I only had 5 antral follicles. We retrieved 5 eggs, all 5 fertilized, 3 made it to PGS testing and all 3 were PGS normal! We did not expect this and were thrilled, as my last miscarriage was confirmed due to chromosome issues.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah)
My primary nurse that I communicated with was Hannah. She always showed compassion during every interaction or phone call. She answered every question and made sure you understood your directions and next steps before hanging up the phone. Even when meeting in person about something Hannah never rushed you and was very thorough in her care and explanations. She also replied very timely to emails.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell Reproductive Medicine is a top center for infertility. As I said we traveled from PA to NY to be a patient and it was worth it in every way. I only wish we had done this from the beginning instead of wasting a year with a different RE in PA. Dr. Reichman's Tribeca office is absolutely wonderful. The office seems newer with state-of-the-art equipment and the most friendly staff. His staff are extremely helpful, especially if you need support dealing with prior-auths and insurance - they stepped in and before I knew it everything was handled.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring appointments were very efficient. You have a window of time they do "morning monitoring" and you don't have to wait very long once you arrive. Once you are pregnant, the 2-3 ultrasounds you have to have are via appointment after monitoring hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I was lucky as my insurance covered IVF 100%; the cost of the medications were mostly covered as well. We did pay a few hundred dollars though for some genetic testing and other blood work to be done as I had two previous miscarriages.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
From my experience, I believe Dr. Reichman prefers single embryo transfer.
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David Reichman
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8
9
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
9
He [Dr. Reichman] can be blunt with the reality of things, but he does care about you getting success and knows his stuff. If you want someone with a super compassionate bedside manner he may not be the one for you, but he certainly takes his work seriously and is always positive yet realistic. If you are paying out of pocket, he also understands the great cost of IVF and takes that into account when recommending next steps, which I really appreciate.
In the Tribeca office [of Weill Cornell Medical College] it is a very pleasant experience even when crowded -- and it's never that bad. I don't think I have waited longer than 30 min to be seen and sometimes i get seen within 10 min...Approx 10K for egg retrieval (all monitoring included)...The Tribeca location is fantastic. It is calm, comfortable, and all new...The nurses are all very nice. It's so much better than the UES location! The receptionists are also very nice and helpful
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
9
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I came to Dr. Reichman from another doctor only because my insurance changed and it now covers IVF and the other place I was going doesn't take my insurance. Dr. Reichman agreed with the assessment of my other doctor (age-related infertility). Although I feel I got more compassionate "bedside manner" from the first doctor, I appreciate that I see Dr. Reichman for every monitoring visit (at the Tribeca Office). He may take a day or so to email back, but he always always responds to email. His answers are short but to the point. He's gives it to you straight so you have to be able to take that, but I have no doubt he knows that he's talking about! I feel I am in good hands for sure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He can be blunt with the reality of things, but he does care about you getting success and knows his stuff. If you want someone with a super compassionate bedside manner he may not be the one for you, but he certainly takes his work seriously and is always positive yet realistic. If you are paying out of pocket, he also understands the great cost of IVF and takes that into account when recommending next steps, which I really appreciate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman sees me every visit (unless it is a weekend or he is off for a holiday), which I appreciate. He always seems to consider my case and our next steps carefully. He doesn't have the warmest bedside manner, and doesn't seem to plug into the emotional toll this takes, but he does lay out the numbers and realities and stays positive.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
2 stimulation cycles. Both times mostly 150 menapure, 300 gonal f, then leuprolide added in. Egg retrieval and fertilization with ICSI using fresh sample. Waited the 5 days to see which embryos survived and did genetic testing on those that did. Cycle 1 - 10 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 4 embryos genetically tested, 1 recommended for transfer. Cycle 2 - 7 eggs retrieved, 6 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 genetically tested - awaiting results. Still have not yet done an embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah)
Dr. Riechman's main nurse is fantastic. She always answers my questions and when I wanted to order fewer meds since i had to pay OOP as I hit my insurance limit, she worked with me on ordering just what was necessary. She's a pleasure every time I speak with her. Any other nurses that cover for her are also great.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Tribeca location is fantastic. It is calm, comfortable, and all new. It can get a little crowded during monitory hours but never too bad and they are really organized. The nurses are all very nice. It's so much better than the UES location! The receptionists are also very nice and helpful
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
In the Tribeca office it is a very pleasant experience even when crowded -- and it's never that bad. I don't think I have waited longer than 30 min to be seen and sometimes i get seen within 10 min.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance paid for up to 40K of my expenses. After I hit my limit, I have to pay OOP. Approx 10K for egg retrieval (all monitoring included), 1K for ICSI fertilization, 4K for PGD/PGS testing. 1K hospital fee. Not sure what frozen embryo transfer will cost. Meds were covered by insurance but i think it cost 10K
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David Reichman
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6
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
6
6
Dr. Spandorfer was pleasant during our consult and took an extensive history for both my partner and I. He acknowledged the emotional toll infertility takes on a woman and highlighted the psychological/counseling resources that are available at the clinic....looking back I feel that Dr. Spandorfer could have been more specific and blunt about my chances of success doing IVF and using my own eggs. At no point would he give us an estimated chance at success given my young age and diagnosis.
This [Weill Cornell] is an extremely busy practice and while it is run as efficiently as possible, I found the experience to lack personal attention. The front desk employees are not overly friendly. The doctors handing ultrasounds for follicle growth always seemed to be in a rush and I would need to ask questions quickly to get an answer before they left the room for the next patient. I never had a dedicated nurse assigned to my case while I was a patient.
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
6
6
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer was pleasant during our consult and took an extensive history for both my partner and I. He acknowledged the emotional toll infertility takes on a woman and highlighted the psychological/counseling resources that are available at the clinic. While I had a basic understanding of my diagnosis from doing research on my own prior to my first consult (my OBGYN had completed basic hormone level testing which indicated severe diminished ovarian reserve and high FSH and referred me to the clinic), looking back I feel that Dr. Spandorfer could have been more specific and blunt about my chances of success doing IVF and using my own eggs. At no point would he give us an estimated chance at success given my young age and diagnosis. He explained that while I would likely only produce 2-4 eggs per retrieval, there was a good chance that due to my young age, there was a chance I could produce a good quality egg within that cycle. As we progressed with treatment and moved on to second and third rounds of IVF, I often found that he would present options (ex: medication protocols) and I would be left to make the decision on which path to choose. I would have preferred the doctor to have more conviction and state "we should go with XX option given this will give you your best shot". I received a lot of "well we just don't know..." in my time with this doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be your own advocate. Do your research and be well prepared for your consult and appointments. You will need to speak up for yourself and not be afraid to ask questions about your plan of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
This is an extremely busy practice and while it is run as efficiently as possible, I found the experience to lack personal attention. The front desk employees are not overly friendly. The doctors handing ultrasounds for follicle growth always seemed to be in a rush and I would need to ask questions quickly to get an answer before they left the room for the next patient. I never had a dedicated nurse assigned to my case while I was a patient. Every call would be from a different individual which made it difficult if I had questions on my treatment....there was no consistency. For my egg retrieval and transfer at the hospital, it was one big waiting game. The room was full of patients and you were filed into the operating room one after the next. The process was quite long and there was a lot of down time while waiting your turn.
Describe the protocols Steven Spandorfer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Cycle 1: estrogen priming/antagonist protocol- 300 units Gonal F and 150 units Menopur; eggs retrieved: 3 Cycle 2: low dose medication protcol with clomid-&gt; (150 units Gonal F and 75 units Menopur; meds were eventually bumped up due to lack of response) we tried this approach given my body will never produce a large amount of follicles and I had been told by other parties that this is a good approach for poor responders/diminished ovarian reserve patients. This protocol unfortunately did not work at all and I was left stimming for approx. 18 days without any follicles growing past 10mm and cycle was then cancelled. Cycle 3: returned to original protocol- estrogen priming/antagonist protocol- 300 units Gonal F and 150 units Menopur; eggs retrieved: 1
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
This is an area that could be greatly improved upon. There should be consistency in the person you speak to during an IVF cycle. I felt like I needed to give color on my case or background information given I was always speaking to a new person. For my first failed transfer, the lack of compassion I received from the nurse who called to tell me my test was negative was very upsetting. There was no emotion or feeling of empathy as she spoke to me and the call last all of 2 minutes. At times nurses had attitudes and made you feel like you were bothering them if you called with a question. You would always have to leave a voicemail and someone would eventually call you back.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The reputation for this clinic is extremely strong in the NYC area. I know many people who have gone to this clinic and had success. I feel like if you have a more common issue or case and can follow standard protocols, you'll be good. The lab is also supposed to have a great reputation and rates of success. I felt like everyone was competent and I was in good hands but often felt like I was being shuffled along due to the amount of patients.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic has the flow down for monitoring appointments and is run efficiently however, there can be long waits due to the number of patients if you decide to go at "peak time". It is best to go when monitoring hours open or if it works for you, to their Tribeca office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
From what I recall, an IVF cycle with ICSI was approximately $20K.
Describe Steven Spandorfer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
For my first transfer, we transferred two embryos. The doctor gave me the choice if I wanted to transfer 1 or 2 embryos. He and the doctor performing the embryo transfer explained that there was an increased chance of twins by transferring 2 embryos.
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Steven Spandorfer
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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8
0
Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
0
i came to him [Dr. Davis] because i was told he would do day 2 or 3 freezing and fresh transfers if desired and appropriate. ... We had one initial converastion to make a plan. It was extended and I never felt rushed. ... I told him I thought I had been way overmedicated in my previous cycle and he listened and dosed lower as a result. We ended up having a very solid outcome of that cycle with 10 to freeze. Ultimately the one pgs normal was in that group but it ended up not taking in transfer.
100% a cattle call. ... there were literally 75- 100 people waiting to be seen. ... You check in with a swipe card. ... When you get called in you will see random blood draw person- i swear I never saw teh same person twice. ... I hated that I literally never saw Dr. Davis and they drs doing the scans were so clearly like- whatever- about their job. ... you are called by name and given scribs to change into they put the IV in your arm. And then you are put in a waiting room with all the same women AND their partners, parents etc..
Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 7 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
0
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis was the 4th fertility doc on my long list. i came to him because i was told he would do day 2 or 3 freezing and fresh transfers if desired and appropriate. This was the first time that those options had been offered to me and given the fact that i cannot get an embryo to day 5 in a dish this was comforting. We had one initial converastion to make a plan. It was extended and I never felt rushed. I asked him about the reason that nothign ever made it to day 5 in the dish and he said probably egg quality but not necessarily. He is not didactic in his approach to treatment and has been doing this long enough to remember the days before automatically pushing to day 5 blasts and pgs was the norm. We ultimately decided on a freeze all cycle with the plan to do another cycle immediately following which I ended up not doing because I hated the clinic so much. I told him I thought I had been way overmedicated in my previous cycle and he listened and dosed lower as a result. We ended up having a very solid outcome of that cycle with 10 to freeze. Ultimately the one pgs normal was in that group but it ended up not taking in transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be aware that you will probably never see him in person again after your initial consult. He was available by phone as was consistent in returning phone calls and I never felt rushed in our conversations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is a very nice person. He was very patient and available on the phone and reassuring. I absolutely hated the clinic and that was the reason I only did 1 cycle there. But I liked him as a Dr and respected his approach.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
It was lose dose- i think it was 25 clomid on cycle days 3-7 and then 125 follistim. He likes double ganirelix on theses low dose cycles, but I thouht it may have been over-suppressive so i actually just did one and a half ganirelix instead of 2X a day.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I remember Dr. Davis's manager a lot more than his nursing staff. His office manager was excellent. The way that Cornell organizes their clinic make me so aggravated that I honestly don't think I had a main nurse. You literally never see teh same person twice- nurse or even phlebotomist. They were all.... fine. It really is truly a factory so the nurses respond to the culture that they are a part of and have no power to change.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Let me start by saying that I hated pretty much everything about the way this clinic is run. it is impersonal. It is a factory but not a well oiled machine. All REs love to talk about how their labs are teh best. Literally every single RE will tell you they have the best lab. And while there are some labs that may be better than others in some ways, for the most part i think it's negligible once you get past a certain threshold of care. So I think Cornell hides behind "we have the best lab" argument to avoid actually providing quality continuity of care. The waiting room holds 100 people. You check in with a swipe card. It is incredibely impersonal. They do not run on time. When you get called in you will see random blood draw person- i swear I never saw teh same person twice. Then you will be assigned a room and random young dr will do your scan. I seriously had to ask a few of tehm if they were med students or not becuase tehy looked so young, and again, I never saw teh same person twice. This is a problem becuase everyone measures follicles differently and you are relying on their measurements being given to your dr to decide on what next steps are needed. So if you are deciding when to trigger and someone measures either generously or conservatively it can actually have a major impact on your outcome. I hated that I literally never saw Dr. Davis and they drs doing the scans were so clearly like- whatever- about their job. It is a factory. I also really, really have a major issue with how they handle retrievals. First of all, EVERYONE is required to come to a 6am class and sort of group blood work the day before your retrieval even if you have already done multiple retrievals. They come out with a clipboard and the order that your name goes on teh clipboard is the order that you are seen. So you sit around a conference table with all the women who are being retrieved the next day. Too bad about HIPPA and expectations of privacy- there are NONE. You could end up sitting there with your boss, or your sister in law, or your hairdresser. I actually can;t believe it's legal. Then they call yuo back one at a time to do blood and sign forms. I then refused to stay for the class ofw hat to expect becuase this was going to be by 4th or 5th retrieval which I told them. The nurses were not nice about it all and threatened to cancel my cycle if I messed up anything. I was like- you are handing me a piece of paper with the extensive instructions of what to do. i can read and I will follow them . And then I left. Then the next day I showed up at 6am again- for a 10am retrieval- which is just obnoxious. Then again, you are called by name and given scribs to change into they put the IV in your arm. And then you are put in a waiting room with all the same women AND their partners, parents etc... in scrubs... with an IV sticking in your arm. And you wait. Again. And then they call you by name in groups of 3 and take you to a tiny waiting room. There one at a time the anethesiologist pulls you into the hallway (i swear) to have a private converastion about any anethesia you may have. I had 2 very lovely girls I was sitting with and we kinda chatted a bit but honestly, what if you don't really want to be in scrubs with strangers having a convo right before your retrieval? Then they take you one at a time and you see whoever is on call for retrievals that day- you may or may not have ever met them. Then you go to recovery. They wake you up with mandatory pain pills and send you on your merry way. They do tell you how many eggs were retrieved and thats it. Having had a a fair amount of clinic experiences by the time I got there I had a lot of comparisons to other clinics and this model is by a loooong shot, my least favorite. I ended up moving my 10 frozen 2PNs to another clinic because I refused to ever cycle with them again.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
100% a cattle call. See above. I walked in one saturday and there were literally 75- 100 people waiting to be seen. It is the worst model for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid OOP for this whole cycle. I think it was around 20k?
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Owen Davis
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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10
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
We used PGD and did a thorough assessment of the embryos as recommended by Dr. Reichman and the CRM Staff. We used the ICSI procedure as well. I had a high probability of a male child afflicted with the Fabry's disease - hence we took all the necessary steps to make sure that the result is a healthy baby...was friendly, kind and very informative from day 1... Because of his careful guidance and treatment we were able to successfully get pregnant after the very 1st transfer (which we did in early March 2019). Our family is blessed and we are so thankful and forever grateful to Dr. Reichman and the entire staff at Weill Cornell CRM - as just few short weeks ago we welcomed a healthy baby boy into our family. Our family feels complete and we would not have been able to do this without the assistance and help of Dr. Reichman. We are forever grateful and thankful for his expert care and have nothing but respect and love for him!
The staff [at Weill Cornell Medical College] was tremendously helpful in answering questions, giving instructions and helping us identify an alternative pharmacy to receive the medications at a better cost...Patient should request early appointments in the day if they have regular lab draws. The clinic is very flexible in accommodating to patient's daily schedule...We used PGD and did a thorough assessment of the embryos as recommended by Dr. Reichman and the CRM Staff. We used the ICSI procedure as well. I had a high probability of a male child afflicted with the Fabry's disease - hence we took all the necessary steps to make sure that the result is a healthy baby.
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Our fertility journey began in November 2017 through March 2019. We saw Dr. David Reichman in June of 2018 after our 3rd miscarriage. We were able to successfully have our daughter in 2016 naturally with ease (we got pregnant very quickly). So when we tried for another child it was surprising and shocking when we were not able to, each miscarriage was extremely difficult for us. From the first meeting with Dr. Reichman, he laid out a path for us to figure out what was going on. Long story short-I was diagnosed with "secondary infertility" due to scar tissue in my uterus from a D&C procedure (after 1st miscarriage in 2017) and a condition called Asherman's syndrome (as a result of the D&C). Dr. Reichman performed a hysteroscopy to remove the scar tissue successfully and guided us throughout the IVF procedure. He is a phenomenal doctor, smart and precise. I felt very safe and trusted him 100% with good reason - he is great. We decided to do ICSI with PGT due to me being a carrier for Fabry's disease and later frozen embryo transplant using 5 day old embryo. Because of his careful guidance and treatment we were able to successfully get pregnant after the very 1st transfer (which we did in early March 2019). Our family is blessed and we are so thankful and forever grateful to Dr. Reichman and the entire staff at Weill Cornell CRM - as just few short weeks ago we welcomed a healthy baby boy into our family. Our family feels complete and we would not have been able to do this without the assistance and help of Dr. Reichman. We are forever grateful and thankful for his expert care and have nothing but respect and love for him!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
You are great hands. Follow his advice and expert medical guidance. He is an awesome Doctor who will treat you with the care and respect you deserve.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
From the first time I/we (my husband and I) sought treatment at fertility clinic we felt a high degree of professionalism from the staff and doctors. Our doctor (David Reichman M.D.) was friendly, kind and very informative from day 1. We felt everything and the entire process that unfolded step by step was explained in detail and there were supports in place for answers to all our questions. We enjoyed our experience at the fertility clinic and have so much respect, gratitude and admiration for Dr. Reichman-he is a brilliant doctor and a good person all around.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I used Gonal F and other meds as prescribed by Dr. Reichman. We used PGD and did a thorough assessment of the embryos as recommended by Dr. Reichman and the CRM Staff. We used the ICSI procedure as well. I had a high probability of a male child afflicted with the Fabry's disease - hence we took all the necessary steps to make sure that the result is a healthy baby.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The staff was tremendously helpful in answering questions, giving instructions and helping us identify an alternative pharmacy to receive the medications at a better cost.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Excellent clinic. They know what they are doing and they have a healthy success rate. Patient should request early appointments in the day if they have regular lab draws. The clinic is very flexible in accommodating to patient's daily schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Due to our very restricted insurance carrier, we paid out of pocket expenses on most of the medicines and procedure. Roughly out of pocket, our expenses including the entire procedure were circa $26,000. That included everything.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
We decided to only transfer 1 embryo at a time - because we wanted the highest probability of success with our procedure the first time around. And we are glad that our procedure worked in our favor.
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David Reichman
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1
1
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
1
1
He [Dr. Goldschlag] reported that the number and quality of my eggs are very low and may not be that great...During appointments I could hardly hear what he was saying as he ultrasounded me. I would ask questions and get no answer. I would then email him still no answer, I would call his office and still no answers. Turns out he wrote in my chart patient has many questions one day. All of those questions were still unanswered.
Never really got to know anyone in particular [at Weill Cornell] except the front desk when I had to leave after waiting over an hour and a half and had to go to work. There was one lady who made fun of me for going to the clinic as I was told I should by dr G. for my trigger injection...didn’t tell me the protocols of how much estrogen and when. The didn’t tell me when to start the clomid and one time it was too late and I already had a follicle and then he scoffed at me that if I took it I may have more eggs but the probably would all be defective if I took it. I didn’t know it was category x
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
1
1
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He seemed to have a hard time making direct eye contact with me especially when I asked questions or he was explaining things during my ultrasounds. He was very submissive of my questions that started with based on my research (of which I meant scholarly articles since I too am a doctor, I may be a doctor of physical therapy however I understand researching) what do you think about diet, supplements, acupuncture, and my other issues anxiety, low iron, stress, lack of progesterone etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Demand eye contact.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We went after researching many. After meeting him my husband seemed to like him, so we stayed initially. He kinda laughed at us the first day “why are you here? Did you know you are one of my youngest clients. This should be pretty easy.” After my blood work was taken he then called us in. He said that my husbands numbers were “low that day but he may have masturbated to recently to the data so he is probably fine. The reason he sometimes could not ejaculate was most like because,” turns to me, without looking at me, “the stress that is placed on him.” “(My) numbers aren’t terrible but aren’t great as my AMH IS 0.55. So we are going to treat you like a much older woman well into her 40s.” All without eye contact. I had to pipe up and ask what amh meant again. We were pretty new to all of this. I really wasn’t sure. He reported that the number and quality of my eggs are very low and may not be that great. I’m still having a hard time forgetting. “Not terrible”. During appointments I could hardly hear what he was saying as he ultrasounded me. I would ask questions and get no answer. I would then email him still no answer, I would call his office and still no answers. Turns out he wrote in my chart patient has many questions one day. All of those questions were still unanswered. I finally got my husband to ask after realizing DrG rarely made eye contact with me. He finally answered my husband the same questions I had been asking a few cycles ago. After that I was done with him. I took a break, cleaned up my diet, got some other hormones checked and took supplements. Now we are meeting with a new doctor who already explained the most of that was a waste of time for me.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Natural timing, clomid 50 with iui, estrogen patches with natural, climbs 150 with iui.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Never really got to know anyone in particular except the front desk when I had to leave after waiting over an hour and a half and had to go to work. There was one lady who made fun of me for going to the clinic as I was told I should by dr G. for my trigger injection.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths multiple doctors. Weakness you may still wait to get seen for hours. You will see other doctors. I had no idea I was supposed to keep a full bladder for the iui. I had been drinking water that entire morning waiting for my husband etc but thought I should use the restroom bc I really had to go and was worried it my hurt if they had to open my cervix and didn’t want to pee on the table so I quickly ran to the bathroom. Hearing that doctor complain about me ruining her morning making her job so much harder was horrible. Making me think that bc my bladder wasn’t full I was another reason my iui failed. Cold voicemails to tell you that The blood test was negative for your pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
400/ ultrasound I think it was $2000 for the iui
Describe Dan Goldschlag's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Dan Goldschlag
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Nursing
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
10
It was very clear that Dr. Reichman felt personally invested in our efforts. He was always responsive and we felt comfortable asking him whatever questions we had. He cared about us as people not just patients. We felt like we fully trusted him...He caught a polyp that my previous doctor had not. A lot of that is due to the fact that he does his own ultrasound...which allows for the best possible care. It was great to see him at almost all of our appointments.
The Tribeca office [of Weill Cornell Medical College] is very efficient. We rarely had to wait very long. Blood work was very efficient as well...It is smaller so more intimate. Always saw the same front desk staff as well as nurses and lab technicians. Everyone was very friendly. The office is immaculate, and also very conveniently located...one on one instruction around taking the medications to the small group class, they [nurses] helped us feel comfortable upfront. Throughout the process it was also great to be able to call them and even email them anytime. They were very helpful with making sure to order just the right amount of medication as my insurance was limited. They always called me every afternoon with clear instructions.
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
In addition to being very knowledgeable, Dr. Reichman is a very caring and nice person, which was important to us. We never felt like we were just a random patient. Beyond that, Dr. Reichman is a great communicator (we could email him, and also he made time to listen during our appointments), and he was good at managing expectations while keeping us in positive mindset. We also felt he was very transparent and honest about our options. He was thorough while at the same time practical. He caught a polyp that my previous doctor had not. A lot of that is due to the fact that he does his own ultrasound (as do a lot of the doctors at Cornell), which allows for the best possible care. It was great to see him at almost all of our appointments. He made decisions quickly, which was great because it shortened the length of our treatment. He took into account our personal preferences (eg I didn’t want to do a fully medicated transfer cycle so he came up with alternatives). He also was thoughtful about adjusting our treatment, rather than just doing the same thing over and over like our previous doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust the process. Cornell and Dr Reichman have a very well thought out process that worked perfectly for us. If he recommends something, take that seriously. He doesn’t just throw things out, everything is deliberate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
It was very clear that Dr. Reichman felt personally invested in our efforts. He was always responsive and we felt comfortable asking him whatever questions we had. He cared about us as people not just patients. We felt like we fully trusted him.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We went to Dr Reichman in the middle of an IUI cycle that we started with RMA. He was fine with taking us mid cycle. Because he saw us at each appointment (the RMA doctor didn’t see us for months) and because he did the ultrasounds, he was able to be smarter about the trigger date. When that did not work, he identified a polyp, and we removed it within a few weeks. The surgery was at Cornell’s new outpatient surgery center, and it was a great experience. Then we moved quickly into our first IVF cycle. We did the standard protocol (menopur, Goyal f, trigger shot). While it looked good initially, my estrogen levels did not rise as expected. Dr Reichman recommended cancelling to save money as we had limited insurance, but when our numbers looked a little better the next day we decided to go forward with it. He recommended genetic testing of the embryos, and we are glad we did because none of our four embryos were normal. We then quickly moved to a second cycle, in which Dr Reichman changed our medication. He used Lupron, which is used for people like me with poor egg quality. This cycle looked a lot better. We ended up with three genetically normal embryos. We tried a natural transfer cycle but again my hormones did not cooperate. Then we did a semi medicated cycle in which we used letrozole to ensure ovulation and then the progesterone suppositories. We then proceeded to transfer 1, and are now 10 weeks pregnant! Dr Reichman went out of his way to do our retrieval and transfer even when he wasn’t the scheduled doctor that day. It really meant a lot to see him in that room!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Christine )
Christine as well as the other nurses were incredibly helpful throughout the process. From one on one instruction around taking the medications to the small group class, they helped us feel comfortable upfront. Throughout the process it was also great to be able to call them and even email them anytime. They were very helpful with making sure to order just the right amount of medication as my insurance was limited. They always called me every afternoon with clear instructions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I would highly recommend Weill Cornell to everyone! The tribeca clinic was especially easy to navigate. It is smaller so more intimate. Always saw the same front desk staff as well as nurses and lab technicians. Everyone was very friendly. The office is immaculate, and also very conveniently located.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Tribeca office is very efficient. We rarely had to wait very long. Blood work was very efficient as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance paid for a lot of it. We did have to pay for one retrieval cycle out of pocket.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Given the quality of our embryo, we never even discussed using multiple embryos.
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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10
10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
I did several IUIs and Clomid cycles [with Dr. Pereira]. However, I ultimately underwent surgery to treat my endometriosis and a timed, unmedicated IUI that led to success. He did recommend surgery from the beginning, but I was first reluctant. He never pushed it, which I was thankful for, though I probably should have listened to him sooner... is the most compassionate and skilled doctor I have ever encountered...was there every step of the way explaining the process, answering questions, and offering support when needed. In my case, I ended up needing surgery for endometriosis and he did a phenomenal job! You can't even notice the scar and he called the following day I returned home to make sure I was ok.
The Tribeca office [of Weill Cornell Medical College] has an amazing nursing staff. They were always professional, friendly, and supportive. They made morning monitoring as pleasant as it could be...was clean and all staff from front desk personnel to coordinators and nurses were always professional and friendly...I ultimately underwent surgery to treat my endometriosis and a timed, unmedicated IUI that led to success. He did recommend surgery from the beginning, but I was first reluctant. He never pushed it, which I was thankful for, though I probably should have listened to him sooner.
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I am utterly grateful and privileged to have had Dr. Pereira as my doctor. It is because of Dr. Pereira that I am expecting and he made the emotional process of treating infertility so much easier. Dr. Pereira always listened to my concerns, explained procedures fully, and was always accessible if I had questions or concerns. I don't know many doctors who are not only willing to give out their email but responded so quickly and compassionately.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira is the most compassionate and skilled doctor I have ever encountered. Ther fertility process is a roller coaster of emotions, but Dr. Pereira was there every step of the way explaining the process, answering questions, and offering support when needed. In my case, I ended up needing surgery for endometriosis and he did a phenomenal job! You can't even notice the scar and he called the following day I returned home to make sure I was ok.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I did several IUIs and Clomid cycles. However, I ultimately underwent surgery to treat my endometriosis and a timed, unmedicated IUI that led to success. He did recommend surgery from the beginning, but I was first reluctant. He never pushed it, which I was thankful for, though I probably should have listened to him sooner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The Tribeca office has an amazing nursing staff. They were always professional, friendly, and supportive. They made morning monitoring as pleasant as it could be.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Tribeca clinic was clean and all staff from front desk personnel to coordinators and nurses were always professional and friendly. One tip though is that if you're waiting more than 15 minutes for bloodwork, let them know right away and they'll be sure to get you in there ASAP.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I am probably one of the lucky few, where my insurance covered the bill. I just needed to pay an annual deductible of $200 and a $30 copay + $20 lab copay for each visit. Visits do add up though when you're coming in 2 -3 times a week for monitoring, but affordable considering what it could have been without coverage.
10
Doctor
Nigel Pereira
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Pereira always takes the time to genuinely say hello, asks how you are and you can tell he really cares. He is extremely responsive to emails and calls. Within 24 hours, if not sooner you hear from him. At initial consult he took to time to clearly explain reproduction, hormones, levels etc and what everything means and why it is important. He is very knowledgeable and competent...I had a wonderful experience and am so glad I went with Dr. Pereira. He treats you like a human and takes the time to explain everything, your options, process etc. He is responsive and patient with questions and clarifications. I felt in very good hands and honestly he and the office made all the difference. I can't recommend him enough. Extremely supportive.
Val [nurse at Weill Cornell] was wonderful! Overall the nursing staff was great...I liked the way Monitoring worked. Tribeca office is so easy ( if you live downtown). It's a nice, quiet office building. Fewer patients compared to UES and the wait it not long. Including my 10 minute commute to office, I could leave my apt, go to monitoring and be home in 50min-1hr. I went to UES on weekend and it was busier and the wait was longer, plus it had the "hospital" feel, but I loved the Phlebotomists on UES.
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I had a wonderful experience and am so glad I went with Dr. Pereira. He treats you like a human and takes the time to explain everything, your options, process etc. He is responsive and patient with questions and clarifications. I felt in very good hands and honestly he and the office made all the difference. I can't recommend him enough. Extremely supportive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't hesitate to ask questions. He is very patient and easy to talk to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira always takes the time to genuinely say hello, asks how you are and you can tell he really cares. He is extremely responsive to emails and calls. Within 24 hours, if not sooner you hear from him. At initial consult he took to time to clearly explain reproduction, hormones, levels etc and what everything means and why it is important. He is very knowledgeable and competent.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Gonal F for several days, then I added Menapur and Centrotide for several more days. Trigger was Lupron and HCG. They retrieved 7 eggs, all were mature and frozen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Val)
Val was wonderful! Overall the nursing staff was great. I also met with Julie ( i think) on Day 1. Evangeline was the nurse who called me regularly. Val was beyond helpful and supportive, but everyone was great.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
My one issue was with the pre-authorization and billing departments. I had to call a lot and never got the response I needed. It often took many calls, asking for supervisors and explaining the issue over and over. My issue was related to approval, as Weill Cornell info and my insurance info did not match. It was quite upsetting to have to also deal with so much " red tape" at the onset of this process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I liked the way Monitoring worked. Tribeca office is so easy ( if you live downtown). It's a nice, quiet office building. Fewer patients compared to UES and the wait it not long. Including my 10 minute commute to office, I could leave my apt, go to monitoring and be home in 50min-1hr. I went to UES on weekend and it was busier and the wait was longer, plus it had the "hospital" feel, but I loved the Phlebotomists on UES.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Egg Freezing total, including meds : about 11,000
10
Doctor
Nigel Pereira
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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Scheduling
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10
10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr. Elias takes time to get to know his patients and truly seems to understand the weight infertility bears on the person struggling. He is compassionate and positive...He recommended an HSG due to recurrent chemical pregnancies - something that was not taken seriously at the previous clinic. Everything he explained at that first meeting made the eventual path to a bilateral salpingectomy and IVF easier. He was a partner in treatment and allowed us to try medicated timed intercourse for a year before moving ahead with surgery and IVF.
The 7:30 morning monitoring time [at Weill Cornell] is rough if you work in the city or at a job that starts earlier. The first come first serve model is difficult to manage but most patients are courteous lining up. Jessica at the front desk is personable and extremely helpful in getting you set up as a patient...Lisa and Jan [nurses] were always prompt in returning calls and answering questions. They were also positive in their communications.
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I don’t know where to begin with explaining how incredible Dr. Elias is in practice and in general. I’d previously gone to a fertility clinic that felt very impersonal and rushed. It put off treatment for me for years until I decided on a whim to see Dr. Elias. From the start he took time to describe what the next steps would be and what the possibilities for treatment would entail based on my anecdotal and medical history. He recommended an HSG due to recurrent chemical pregnancies - something that was not taken seriously at the previous clinic. Everything he explained at that first meeting made the eventual path to a bilateral salpingectomy and IVF easier. He was a partner in treatment and allowed us to try medicated timed intercourse for a year before moving ahead with surgery and IVF. Despite my fears of being medically sterile, I got pregnant my first IVF cycle and am currently home with my week old son. Dr. Elias is an extremely knowledgeable doctor that stays up to date with treatments. I’ve also never experienced a doctor until meeting him who actually spends time to thoroughly review your chart before meeting with you. There is not enough good I can say about Dr. Elias - he made a miracle happen, but even when we were in the seemingly endless treatment cycles we had hope and trust in him to keep us going.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Write down any questions you have before meeting with him, morning monitoring with him goes quickly, as it should, so it helps to be prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Elias takes time to get to know his patients and truly seems to understand the weight infertility bears on the person struggling. He is compassionate and positive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
Lisa and Jan were always prompt in returning calls and answering questions. They were also positive in their communications.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The 7:30 morning monitoring time is rough if you work in the city or at a job that starts earlier. The first come first serve model is difficult to manage but most patients are courteous lining up. Jessica at the front desk is personable and extremely helpful in getting you set up as a patient.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring was very efficient, considering the doctor himself was doing the monitoring. Some mornings can be busier than others but I never waited more than a half hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cost was as expected for fertility treatment in this area. Unfortunately (specific to my situation) while Dr. Elias and monitoring at the Westchester office was covered by my insurance, Weill Cornell in Manhattan was not so I had to pay out of pocket for all IVF related treatments.
Describe Rony Elias's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
eSET made absolute sense for my situation and his rationale behind it was completely correct.
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Doctor
Rony Elias
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Westchester
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9
9
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
9
Dr Reichman was kind and, more importantly, open and honest about my situation. He never misled me but presented me with the facts and statistics for my age and situation. He was not overly emotional and morning monitoring chats were brief but I understood there were dozens of other women waiting to see him.... I could email him directly, phone through to his staff or call an after hours service out of hours.
Weill Cornell is an incredibly busy fertility clinic so it can sometimes feel like a factory - mainly because of the sheer volume of women in the waiting with you and the fact that your doctor has to move quickly to other patients during morning monitoring appointments. Despite of that I felt like their care was excellent.... Sarah M. Fricke checked in with me almost every day during my egg donor selection, retrieval and transfer. She explained my medication procedures in detail
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
9
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Reichman was kind and, more importantly, open and honest about my situation. He never misled me but presented me with the facts and statistics for my age and situation. He was not overly emotional and morning monitoring chats were brief but I understood there were dozens of other women waiting to see him. He was positive and smart and I felt like his guidance was well informed and followable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Weill Cornell is a huge clinic so your one on one time with Dr Reichman will be limited (unless you've booked a specific hour long appointment to talk over things in depth.) Don't let that distract you from the fact that he's 100% professional and kind - and will be very honest with you about your potential success rates.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Weill Cornell is an incredibly busy fertility clinic so it can sometimes feel like a factory - mainly because of the sheer volume of women in the waiting with you and the fact that your doctor has to move quickly to other patients during morning monitoring appointments. Despite of that I felt like their care was excellent. Dr Reichman was always warm, efficient and honest. And I could email him directly, phone through to his staff or call an after hours service out of hours.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Sarah M. Fricke)
Sarah M. Fricke checked in with me almost every day during my egg donor selection, retrieval and transfer. She explained my medication procedures in detail (1 1/2 hours in person) and was smart, organized and a great communicator. She responded to every email and question very quickly and efficiently.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Big and busy with a slight tendency to seem like a factory due to the amount of women they're treating. But underneath that facade is very competent and knowledgable team of doctors that make you feel as calm as possible during a very emotional and stressful time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
So far I've spend just under $70K on 8 rounds (with minimal amounts covered on my health care due to my age)
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I used a donor egg and due to her young age she had great results with good quality embryos so Dr Reichman advised on a single embryo transfer. Also due to my age and health risks involved. If I had been younger or the embryos of poorer quality he would have considered transferring two embryos. This was all discussed with me and agreed upon.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
9
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr Pereira went above and beyond in his care for us, typically responding to emails within a few hours, setting up additional appointments if we had questions, and sometimes even calling us after hours or on the weekends to review results or make us feel at ease. He always took our emotions, questions and concerns seriously... We did four IUIs (three with Clomid/Letrozole) that did not result in pregnancy. We then moved onto IVF and transferred a PGS tested embryo
Monitoring hours [at Weill Cornell] ran like a well-oiled machine. I also got to see Dr Pereira for every single ultrasound monitoring (except a couple occasions when he was out of town) instead of being bounced around to different doctors every day, which was nice for continuity purposes.... very well-run and organized. From scheduling appointments, meeting with the genetic counselor, taking the IVF class, reviewing billing questions, etc, the process ran very smoothly
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Pereira is a world-class doctor that we highly recommend. He was knowledgeable, thorough and methodical, and made tweaks in our treatment to find the best fit which ultimately led to a successful pregnancy. He was a clear communicator in terms of benefits/risks of different tests and treatments and made sure we were comfortable every step of the process. Most important, he was kind, compassionate and accessible, which is incredibly important for patients struggling physically, mentally and emotionally with infertility. Dr Pereira went above and beyond in his care for us, typically responding to emails within a few hours, setting up additional appointments if we had questions, and sometimes even calling us after hours or on the weekends to review results or make us feel at ease. He always took our emotions, questions and concerns seriously particularly when we were uncertain how things would turn out. Dr Pereira had a nice sense of humor, which helped lighten the mood and made this process as pleasant as it could be given the circumstances. It was bittersweet to 'graduate' from Dr Pereira, as we would have loved to stay on with him as our OB. We are now in the final stages of our pregnancy, and continue to think fondly of him for getting us to this point. There is no question that we will work with Dr Pereira again when we decide to have our second child.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask all the questions you need to in order to feel comfortable with the series of tests, treatments, medicine, etc. Dr Pereira is patient and very willing to make sure you have all the information you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
At our consultation, Dr Pereira said that he treats his patients family and this was completely true in the one year that we worked with him to achieve pregnancy. He was kind, compassionate and went above and beyond to make sure all of our questions and concerns were addressed. Whether we wanted to discuss next steps in detail or test results, he would always welcome setting up additional appointments, responding quickly by email, or even calling us after hours / on the weekends to make sure we felt at ease.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We did four IUIs (three with Clomid/Letrozole) that did not result in pregnancy. We then moved onto IVF and transferred a PGS tested embryo via unmedicated FET. Unfortunately it did not take, so we did a hysteroscopy to rule out uterine issues. We did a second egg retrieval and medicated FET with a PGS tested embryo, which resulted in our current pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The main nurse that we interacted with was knowledgeable, patient and organized. She always followed up with results, protocol adjustments or other directions and was clear in her communication. In general, the nursing staff that I interacted with for blood tests and ultrasounds were all friendly and put me at ease.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is very well-run and organized. From scheduling appointments, meeting with the genetic counselor, taking the IVF class, reviewing billing questions, etc, the process ran very smoothly and we knew who to go to for specific questions. The office and equipment are fairly new and in great condition.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring hours ran like a well-oiled machine. I also got to see Dr Pereira for every single ultrasound monitoring (except a couple occasions when he was out of town) instead of being bounced around to different doctors every day, which was nice for continuity purposes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Part of IUIs/first round of IVF was covered by insurance. Second round of IVF was paid entirely out of pocket because we had used up our insurance infertility benefit.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Pereira recommended transferring just one embryo due to my age, body size, and genetically normal embryo.
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Nigel Pereira
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Tribeca
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr Rosenwaks is thorough and ensures I am monitored frequently, he then may make changes to the plan based on the results of my monitoring to ensure the best possible result.... Dr Rosenwaks did not prescribe a cookie-cutter treatment for me ahead of time, he had me come in often for monitoring and then tailored the plan based on the daily monitoring results.... My trigger shot was initially going to be with Novarel but the team became concerned about high risk for OHSS
Strengths: The staff here [Weill Cornell] are experts in their field. Morning monitoring starts at 6:30am 7 days a week, if you arrive prior to 6:30am you can sign in and sit in the waiting room... Weaknesses: The front desk staff seem unhappy....Twice I have arrived for morning monitoring and there are no orders for lab work, the tech then asks me what labs need to be drawn.... Katia is absolutely wonderful - she is very organized, compassionate, and communicates clearly.
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Rosenwaks is thorough and ensures I am monitored frequently, he then may make changes to the plan based on the results of my monitoring to ensure the best possible result. Dr Rosenwaks is an EXPERT, and in fact he has trained countless other physicians in his field.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
You are in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Rosenwaks did not prescribe a cookie-cutter treatment for me ahead of time, he had me come in often for monitoring and then tailored the plan based on the daily monitoring results.
Describe the protocols Zev Rosenwaks used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
The IVF cycle was with gonal-F, menopur, and cetrotide. My trigger shot was initially going to be with Novarel but the team became concerned about high risk for OHSS so Dr Rosenwaks switched me to a dual-trigger to reduce my risk. I ended up with 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 15 fertilized, 12 made it to blastocyst.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Katia Cossé (nee Derthick))
Katia is absolutely wonderful - she is very organized, compassionate, and communicates clearly. She replies to messages in a timely manner. When she is not in the office, the other nurses who have filled in for her have not been as on top of things and during these instances I have received misinformation.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: The staff here are experts in their field. Morning monitoring starts at 6:30am 7 days a week, if you arrive prior to 6:30am you can sign in and sit in the waiting room - the waiting room has plenty of comfortable chairs. Weaknesses: The front desk staff seem unhappy. I am leaning that the treatment plan for infertility often changes over time (which is a strength), but the covering staff does not always know/clearly communicate the current plan (the weakness part).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Morning monitoring starts at 6:30am, however you can arrive prior to that to sign in, which is helpful if it's important for you to be in and out quickly. The waiting room is spacious and has plenty of chairs. Generally for AM bloodwork and US I am there for ~45min.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The initial consultation with Dr Rosenwaks was approx $600-700 out of pocket. The lab work, egg retrieval, and embryo transfer were mainly covered by insurance and I was responsible for the co-pays.
Describe Zev Rosenwaks's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Rosenwaks is very direct that he only does eSET and does not do multiple embryo transfer due to the additional risks that it presents.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Zev Rosenwaks
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
Dr. Nigel Pereira treats all patients as if they are his family. This is a tough and emotional rollercoaster but he is there every step of the way to ensure you have everything you need. His bedside manner is also just what you need! Just one of the many examples of how amazing, Dr. P is - He was away visiting a family member who was sick and still personally called me on a weekend to provide me with an update on my blood results...
The nursing staff [at Weill Cornell Medical College] is amazing! They always see me and give me a big smile and ask me questions about how I am doing. I mentioned this before, but I am very afraid of needles, and they all are so patient and sweet to me. I have even broken down in tears before when I knew my blood test was going to be negative but they know what to say and do. Compassionate nurses make a VERY big difference!
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Nigel Pereira is amazing. Would recommend him to my best friend, in fact I did and she got pregnant right away! Having a doctor that you trust, feel at ease with and also know if you shoot him an email will get back to you VERY soon is a blessing and all you can hope for with your fertility journey. Also, Dr. P is sensitive to what is going on in your life whether it be travel for work, fear of needles or both!! He finds ways to make everything as easy as possible on you. Truly couldn’t recommend someone more - still not pregnant yet and saying this because I know how much he cares and wants to make this happen too!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust him and feel comfortable asking him anything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Nigel Pereira treats all patients as if they are his family. This is a tough and emotional rollercoaster but he is there every step of the way to ensure you have everything you need. His bedside manner is also just what you need! Just one of the many examples of how amazing, Dr. P is - He was away visiting a family member who was sick and still personally called me on a weekend to provide me with an update on my blood results.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I found out a few months into my fertility journey that I had PCOS and needed to see a R.E. Luckily after HSG and sperm testing everything looked good on our end and we started letrozole. We tried naturally the first month. The next 3 months we tried with an IUI (we think one month we were a little too late based on my work travel :/). We also use an estrogen patch to help with the growth of my lining. This month we are trying a mix of letrozole and clomid but I will be traveling (this time on a much needed vacation) so we will try naturally. I am going to see Dr. P this week to see how far down the line IVF is and if that is our best chance - despite hating needles more than anything it could be good to have some frozen embryos and a better success rate but I trust Dr. P wholeheartedly so whatever he says he will do!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing! They always see me and give me a big smile and ask me questions about how I am doing. I mentioned this before, but I am very afraid of needles, and they all are so patient and sweet to me. I have even broken down in tears before when I knew my blood test was going to be negative but they know what to say and do. Compassionate nurses make a VERY big difference!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is very organized, despite having a lot of women go through I feel like I am a priority and trust everything. They have two locations one UES and one Tribeca. I actually love UES but schlep downtown to see Dr. P several times a week - he always tries to find days he is working UES so I don’t need to travel as far. We also get to go UES on the weekend trips so that is a nice treat or for IUI or spem analysis. The afternoon following a blood test you get a call from the office with updates on medication as well as next steps if you didn’t already discuss. Making an appointment is VERY easy too. DR. P has his own medical assistant, Megi. Megi is very responsive and makes it all work!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I left my prior job and am currently paying for COBRA because the fertility benefits were better than my new job (non-existent!) IUI was $735 including male and female part!
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Nigel Pereira
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10
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Reichman suggested a single embryo transfer for us and we were in agreement! I think he evaluates each patient individually to see what makes the most sense for each....He did an excellent job of explaining the series of tests we would complete and how those outcomes would shape our treatment going forward...Dr Reichman actually came uptown on a day that he was not on call to do our transfer for us and it was such a positive experience. I
The clinic is wonderful! The staff is comprised of so many high quality people and the office runs so efficiently as a result. I've never been to a more organized doctors office. I really appreciated how easy early morning monitoring appointments were - I was typically in and out and on my way to work in 15 minutes! The facilities feel new - they are clean and modern....She worked with my insurance company directly to make sure I had everything I needed and the process was completely seamless
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Reichman is absolutely the best and we had such a positive experience working with him. We initially had an appointment with him in April but were fortunate enough to see him in February after putting ourselves on a wait-list for an earlier appointment. From that very first appointment, I knew we were in great hands. Dr Reichman is brilliant. He did an excellent job of explaining the series of tests we would complete and how those outcomes would shape our treatment going forward. He made great suggestions when necessary. He answered all of our questions in great detail and with honesty. He has a gentle way of telling it like it is and we found that to be very refreshing and reassuring - we really put our trust in him and he didn't let us down. I appreciated his upbeat and positive demeanor at 6:30am monitoring appointments and his quick responses to our numerous emails - many of which we sent him well outside of his normal business hours. Dr Reichman is kind and compassionate. When our first transfer wasn't a success he called us himself, shared in our disappointment and really reassured us that this would work - we just needed to try again. Our second attempt was a success! Dr Reichman actually came uptown on a day that he was not on call to do our transfer for us and it was such a positive experience. I really attribute the success of this transfer to him being there for us, not only because he is amazing at what he does but because his energy in the OR was so caring, positive and uplifting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust him! This process can be scary and overwhelming at times but you can rely on him to guide you through it each step of the way. Don't be afraid to ask him questions, take comfort in the fact that he is an expert and know that he really wants you to have success and he will do everything he can to make it happen for you. Believe in him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Reichman is incredible! He is both brilliant and kind and he really took the time to get to know us. It was very apparent that he was invested in our treatment and really wanted a positive outcome for us each step of the way. He went out of his way to come uptown to take care of our second transfer (on a day that he was not on call) and this transfer worked!
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide, Lupron, Pregnyl, Endometrin Results were excellent! 13 eggs retrieved 8 mature eggs 8 fertilized 7 day 5 embryos 4 PGS normal embryos
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Christine Lu)
Christine was outstanding and I absolutely loved working with her. She is smart, compassionate and extremely organized! I always looked forward to hearing from her with instructions or results and she was always so quick to respond to my calls and emails. She worked with my insurance company directly to make sure I had everything I needed and the process was completely seamless. She celebrated with us when we had good news and was empathetic and encouraging in more difficult times. She always made me feel like I had a friend in my corner throughout this process and while I am ecstatic to have had success and be moving forward, I will miss her! The nursing team in general is incredible - everyone is so kind and caring. I seriously considered a second career as a nurse after interacting with this team.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is wonderful! The staff is comprised of so many high quality people and the office runs so efficiently as a result. I've never been to a more organized doctors office. I really appreciated how easy early morning monitoring appointments were - I was typically in and out and on my way to work in 15 minutes! The facilities feel new - they are clean and modern.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring was extremely efficient! I would arrive when the office opened at 6:30am and I would consistently be out and on my way to work by 6:45am even with both blood-work and ultrasound!
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Our insurance covered all costs except for PGS!
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Reichman suggested a single embryo transfer for us and we were in agreement! I think he evaluates each patient individually to see what makes the most sense for each.
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David Reichman
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
While Dr. Rosenwaks is quite blunt and not very delicate, you can tell how much passion he has for his work and you as a patient. The first day we met him (initial consultation) he spent more than hour with my husband and me, discussing our history, personally doing a physical exam, and even took a photo of my husband and me (presumably to put faces to the names).... While he is not very delicate in his approach to care, know he cares, is always working for the good of his patients,
Strengths - physicians [at Weill Cornell] are making decisions as a team, excellent team based approach between the doctors and the nurses. Compassion and going above and beyond by all members of the care team... Weaknesses - there were a few times when we felt like they dropped the ball during our first cycle. For instance, when I met with the nurse to review the IVF instructions, she mentioned consent forms and a packet/folder.
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I don’t even know where to start... we’ve done two cycles with him, just finished the egg second egg retrieval. He is nothing short of brilliant, thoughtful, and compassionate. I broke down and started crying when I spoke with him over the phone when he mentioned the possibility of a second cycle... he was kind and referred me to his main administrative assistant who ended up finding significant financial assistance for us. He was also in constant contact with my husband and me after I experienced a rare reaction to progesterone injections. All this in the setting of living 3-4 hours away from the clinic. The only downside is he is not a great communicator... does not always tell you what he’s thinking or why, had some issues with calls back regarding a plan moving forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
While he is not very delicate in his approach to care, know he cares, is always working for the good of his patients, and is at the top of his practice with respect to his approach to treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College?
While Dr. Rosenwaks is quite blunt and not very delicate, you can tell how much passion he has for his work and you as a patient. The first day we met him (initial consultation) he spent more than hour with my husband and me, discussing our history, personally doing a physical exam, and even took a photo of my husband and me (presumably to put faces to the names). We were very impressed with all of this.
Describe the protocols Zev Rosenwaks used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
First cycle - Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix added in towards the end as the antagonist. Hcg trigger shot was 10,000 units. 14 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 1 early blastocyst transferred day 5, negative pregnancy test. Others were multinucleated and did not even approach the blastocyst stage. Trigger shot was done a little early based previous failed cycles with a different clinic, which produced no blastocysts between 2 cycles. Second cycle - clomid for five days total, after three days started follistim and menopur. Added cetrotide in after a few days. Hcg was 10000 units again. Had egg retrieval today, sounds like 10 eggs but won’t know until tomorrow how many, maturity, fertilization results. Not sure why the clomid first, other than I was using all donated medications and this is very inexpensive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Devon Klauck for first cycle, Katia for second)
The second nurse, Katia, as well as her other colleagues were extremely compassionate and kind. Devon (who I believe does not work there anymore) was quite cold, it appeared, and lacked the compassion shown by others.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths - physicians are making decisions as a team, excellent team based approach between the doctors and the nurses. Compassion and going above and beyond by all members of the care team, especially Shannon C. and Waleska P. Weaknesses - there were a few times when we felt like they dropped the ball during our first cycle. For instance, when I met with the nurse to review the IVF instructions, she mentioned consent forms and a packet/folder... we never got those though were supposed to have gotten them when checking in for the first daily monitoring appointment. Communication after cycle failure with our doctor was not great, he would say he’d need to ask the embryologists to review everything and he would really need to think about it, but did not call back with any updates. Two weeks later I finally emailed asking for an update, which was met with apologies for the late responses. Things a new patient would want to know - it may be busy/crowded (which was how I felt when I walked into the clinic for monitoring the first time), but they are generally a well-run clinic. Dr. Rosenwaks might not be cheery or delicate, but he is kind, compassionate, and great at what he does.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Some days were very busy and four of us would be called at a time and placed into rooms one by one. Other times, it was not that busy and one 1 or 2 would be called at a time. Sometimes you do bloodwork first, sometimes ultrasound first. There is a window from 6:30-8:30 am to get the monitoring done, so you show up and check in with the front desk sometime between those hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Zev Rosenwaks at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Since our insurance did not cover ANYTHING related to ART, we estimated the whole thing (IVF cycle, retrieval and hospital fees, parking, medications etc.) put us close to $25,000. We also live 3-4 hours away so would sometimes stay overnight, which also added to that cost.
Describe Zev Rosenwaks's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Generally I think he prefers single embryo transfers, at least in younger patients. Other than that, we never had more than one so that wasn’t really applicable or discussed.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Zev Rosenwaks
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2
3
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
2
3
We were living abroad when we went through the treatment with Dr. Chung. He makes an effort to go over the procedure and results with us either over the phone or in person when we were in NY. However, he does seem to be in a rush all the time...We did 3 retrievals with him, each time it failed to yield a PGTA normal embryo...we asked him multiple times to consider doing something different to improve the results but he refused.
[Weill Cornell has] a lot of patients cycle through so it's not as personal as a private clinic. Don't expect to see your doctor on every monitoring appointment. He / she may not do your retrieval or transfer. each doctor only does retrieval one day a week...The nurse had a hard time figure out how to coordinate with us because we were living overseas and did the first few days of monitoring outside of country. I would like to note the genetic counsel who communicated the final results to us was horrible. she had zero compassion and knowledge.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
2
3
How was your experience with Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pak Chung takes very straight and narrow approach to IVF , a process that has a lot variability. We did 3 retrievals with him, each time it failed to yield a PGTA normal embryo from a total of 14 highly rated day 5 embryos. Throughout the process, we asked him multiple times to consider doing something different to improve the results but he refused. We are now under the care of CCRM, the doctor there was very surprised by Dr. Chung's approach to stick with the same protocol after seeing the same results in 3 rounds. I think Dr. Chung's approach may work with 75% of the patients but if you have a tough/ unique case and requires the doctor to think out of box, you should not go to Dr. Chung. He sticks with the same general protocol. Being a part of an academic organization, the doctors there are super conservative. They would not go out of their way to help the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you have a tough case and his protocol didn't work for the first time, I would think very hard about staying with him. Get a second opinion. Be prepared with questions when you meet with him. He can be very intimidating sometimes but you need to be your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We were living abroad when we went through the treatment with Dr. Chung. He makes an effort to go over the procedure and results with us either over the phone or in person when we were in NY. However, he does seem to be in a rush all the time so better get your questions prepared ahead of time.
Describe the protocols Pak Chung used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I am a good responder to stim so he used the same protocol for all three rounds: 225 gonal F/ 150 Menopur then added grlx use 5000 IU HCG trigger
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurse had a hard time figure out how to coordinate with us because we were living overseas and did the first few days of monitoring outside of country. I would like to note the genetic counsel who communicated the final results to us was horrible. she had zero compassion and knowledge. her name was Ann Carlson. She didn't know how to explain our results and completely dismissed our results because they were abnormal. She would make these conclusions about the embryos without any data and told us it's based on her gut feeling. I am floored with how unprofessional she was. You should definitely request a different genetic counselor if you go to Cornell. She added so much stress to our process. We deserve better.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Go to Cornell for their lab - we got much better fertilization rate; They have a lot of patients cycle through so it's not as personal as a private clinic. Don't expect to see your doctor on every monitoring appointment. He / she may not do your retrieval or transfer. each doctor only does retrieval one day a week.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
cattle call but efficient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College.
mine was mostly covered by my insurance. Don't recall the exact cost
Describe Pak Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I think Cornell does up to 2 for day 5 and 3-4 for day 3 (not 100% sure)
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
2
Doctor
Pak Chung
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Reichman gave me his full and complete attention and I felt like he genuinely cared about the outcome of this difficult process... During my first cycle, though 23 eggs were retrieved the fertilization rate was low and ultimately there were no genetically healthy embryos. I was devastated and Dr Reichman was attuned and empathic and we moved forward and he has plans to make adjustments during next cycle of IVF in order to address the issues w fertilization.
The tribeca office [Weill Cornell Medical College] is very pleasant, clean, spacious, bright...nice artwork! Busy but you also feel like there is something personable and private. Staff friendly and positive. I can’t come up with any negatives about tribeca... I have never been to a medical practice that runs this smoothly- and it is remarkable given the volume of patients here. Even during monitoring visits, I was most often in-and-out. Phlebotomists, nurses, front desk lovely and always friendly and quick!
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Since our first meeting with Dr Reichman we have trusted him, had the utmost confidence in him and have felt like he has genuinely cared about the outcome of our process. He is direct and honest, compassionate and thoughtful through setbacks, reassuring and confident, and pleasant to interact with. He responds within hours to emails/phone calls. We felt like we were a team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
See him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Cornell is a busy practice and at times in the waiting room you feel like just a number. However, when interacting directly with Dr Reichman (and his team) I always felt like I was his only patient. Dr. Reichman gave me his full and complete attention and I felt like he genuinely cared about the outcome of this difficult process
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We have a 2.5yr old who was conceived naturally. After trying for 6+ months for a second child we saw Dr Reichman. Given my history he suggested IUI/clomid. We did 2 rounds with no success. He read my disappointment and we agreed together to do IVF. During my first cycle, though 23 eggs were retrieved the fertilization rate was low and ultimately there were no genetically healthy embryos. I was devastated and Dr Reichman was attuned and empathic and we moved forward and he has plans to make adjustments during next cycle of IVF in order to address the issues w fertilization. Second cycle was a success- 30-something eggs, 15 fertilized and 3 genetically healthy embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have never been to a medical practice that runs this smoothly- and it is remarkable given the volume of patients here. Even during monitoring visits, I was most often in-and-out. Phlebotomists, nurses, front desk lovely and always friendly and quick!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The tribeca office is very pleasant, clean, spacious, bright...nice artwork! Busy but you also feel like there is something personable and private. Staff friendly and positive. I can’t come up with any negatives about tribeca
10
Doctor
David Reichman
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
My first appointment with Dr. Reichman was more of a level-set; we talked about my health history, how long we'd be trying and what our options were...I felt cared for and listened to every step of the way. I don't think I've ever had a doctor I've trusted more...Over the course of seven months, we did five IUIs with no luck, moving on to IVF...Dr. Reichman stayed positive. I remember every time I got my period after a failed IUI I would go to see him and his first response would something warm and encouraging.
In total we paid approximately $20,000 just for IVF [at Weill Cornell Medical College]...I have only good things to say about WCM. It was clean, the staff organized and friendly. Sometimes the waiting room was crazy crowded and you'd have to wait for a while, but to be expected in New York...I spent a lot of time at WCM. I stopped counting after my 60th appointment. Yet somehow sometimes I would oddly look forward to those early morning appointments, which often required me to get probed and poked for blood work, etc. It was definitely because the staff was SO lovely and friendly, especially the nurse Christine who was clear and concise and had super positive energy, which I loved.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I came to Weill Cornell with very little understanding of how fertility treatments worked or what the process was for someone like me who wasn't getting pregnant after months of trying. I'd researched a bit on the internet and chatted with friends, but there was a lot of conflicting information out there and it really seemed like fertility treatment depended so much upon the individual and their circumstance. My gynecologist at the time was extremely unhelpful answering fertility questions — she basically told me to come back in a year if I still wasn't pregnant, and that was that. I was so discouraged and really wasn't sure what to expect with WCM. My first appointment with Dr. Reichman was more of a level-set; we talked about my health history, how long we'd be trying and what our options were. From the very beginning, Dr. Reichman made it clear that his objective was to get us pregnant, and he was going to do everything in his power to make that happen. I could tell he was incredibly smart and an expert in his field, which made both my husband and I feel reassured and confident in his plan. As Dr. Reichman's patient, I felt cared for and listened to every step of the way. I don't think I've ever had a doctor I've trusted more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust his judgement. Though it can of course be helpful to do your own research or talk to other women about IVF, I honestly never took anyone else's advice over his. If you have a question, no matter how silly, ask it and he will answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
From my first appointment to my very last, Dr. Reichman made me feel like my case was a top priority. He always remembered my husband's name, what I did for work, and snippets from our previous conversations. He never compared me to other patients like some doctors do (which can make you feel like just another patient in a long line of patients), unless of course it was relevant or he was sharing an example. Dr. Reichman always responded to my questions honestly and openly. I knew he was working hard and following all of the right steps to get us where we wanted to be.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Over the course of seven months, we did five IUIs with no luck, moving on to IVF in June of 2018. It was a bit of a rollercoaster those seven months — taking meds for two weeks then doing the procedure, then waiting the ten days....and every time is wasn't the answer we wanted. But Dr. Reichman stayed positive. I remember every time I got my period after a failed IUI I would go to see him and his first response would something warm and encouraging. After our 5th failed IUI we decided to do IVF and I was actually really relieved and excited for it. Dr. Reichman carefully explained what IVF would entail and WCM offered a helpful course, so we began the process with all of our questions answered, ready to go. All in, the 10 days or so of medication and daily monitoring wasn't so bad. Mostly it was enormously disruptive to my schedule but I didn't experience any pain or mishaps. We got 25 eggs which was a huge success, and ended up with 6 embryo. And as luck would have it, Dr. Reichman was able to do my transfer which made me really happy. That first transfer was successful, and I don't think I've ever been more excited than when I got the call confirming my bloodwork.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Christine )
I spent a lot of time at WCM. I stopped counting after my 60th appointment. Yet somehow sometimes I would oddly look forward to those early morning appointments, which often required me to get probed and poked for blood work, etc. It was definitely because the staff was SO lovely and friendly, especially the nurse Christine who was clear and concise and had super positive energy, which I loved.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have only good things to say about WCM. It was clean, the staff organized and friendly. Sometimes the waiting room was crazy crowded and you'd have to wait for a while, but to be expected in New York.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I found that getting there early was always best (and the nurses tipped me off to this), so waiting wasn't too much of an issue. The clinic was well-run, super organized and had an overall welcoming environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
In total we paid approximately $20,000 just for IVF. IUIS I believe were about $1,000 each.
10
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David Reichman
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10
10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Pereira is a special doctor, and one of the rare ones whose bedside manner equally parallels his incredible expertise. I have never felt so important and cared for as a patient, and I think Dr. Pereira's regular communication and quick responses to my inquiries, has a lot to do with it. During my time as Dr. Pereira's patient, I underwent emergency surgery for ovarian torsion. Dr. Pereira did not skip a beat making sure I was properly cared from the initial testing, to understanding my options, to answering my call at the crack of dawn when I knew I was in need of emergency surgery. I
The entire nursing staff [at Weill Cornell Medical College] was professional and lovely as can be, which is exactly what you want when you are going through something as serious and intimidating as fertility treatment...out of all of the tests I had run, and out of all of the results, the staff only failed to call me one time. Unfortunately it was regarding genetic testing that I had been waiting on a bit anxiously. When I messaged my doctor though, he responded within minutes apologizing for the failed communication and sharing the update with me. It was also good news, so I'm sure it wasn't critical for the staff to be in touch with me.
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Pereira or his staff. Dr. Pereira is a special doctor, and one of the rare ones whose bedside manner equally parallels his incredible expertise. I have never felt so important and cared for as a patient, and I think Dr. Pereira's regular communication and quick responses to my inquiries, has a lot to do with it. During my time as Dr. Pereira's patient, I underwent emergency surgery for ovarian torsion. Dr. Pereira did not skip a beat making sure I was properly cared from the initial testing, to understanding my options, to answering my call at the crack of dawn when I knew I was in need of emergency surgery. I felt really lucky to have a gynecological surgeon, who was also a fertility specialist, in charge of my care, because I knew he would ensure my fertility future was well taken care of. He really is the best doctor, and it was bittersweet 'graduating' from his practice. Can not recommend him enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would give any patient, of any doctor, the same advice, be patient and ask a lot of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Pereira or his staff. Dr. Pereira is a special doctor, and one of the rare ones whose bedside manner equally parallels his incredible expertise. I have never felt so important and cared for as a patient, and I think Dr. Pereira's regular communication and quick responses to my inquiries, has a lot to do with it. During my time as Dr. Pereira's patient, I underwent emergency surgery for ovarian torsion. Dr. Pereira did not skip a beat making sure I was properly cared from the initial testing, to understanding my options, to answering my call at the crack of dawn when I knew I was in need of emergency surgery. I felt really lucky to have a gynecological surgeon, who was also a fertility specialist, in charge of my care, because I knew he would ensure my fertility future was well taken care of. He really is the best doctor, and it was bittersweet 'graduating' from his practice. Can not recommend him enough.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Crystal)
The entire nursing staff was professional and lovely as can be, which is exactly what you want when you are going through something as serious and intimidating as fertility treatment.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I loved the walk in hours at the clinic, but, sometimes waiting for bloodwork was grueling. And I just wondered why I had woken up so early just to sit in the office waiting for bloodwork. Overall, I would say the clinic was very organized, clean, and as nice of an environment as you could expect for a medical fertility clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I can't remember specific costs, but I do remember that Dr. Pereira was very considerate with billing when my insurance wasn't the best.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call with results
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Nigel Pereira
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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10
10
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
I was warmly greeted by the doctor [Dr. Elias] by name and handshake. He took over an hour to explain all the details of my specific case and my available options. This doctor is not only interested in solving the problem, but to ensure the patient's level of comfort...After reviewing all of my documentation he was able to provide a potential diagnosis....not a fibroid at all but rather a blocked Fallopian tube. Not only could this be causing my pain, but could be the reason my IVF cycle was unsuccessful. He is thoughtful, cautious, kind, caring and patient. All the things that a doctor should be. I am willing to drive from LI to Westchester for him to be my doctor.
[Weill Cornell] does not accept my insurance plan so I was a self-pay patient...I was told that I had to pay upfront and then get a form that I could submit to my insurance for reimbursement...The office staff was organized in explaining and obtaining the necessary paperwork. I was seen by the provider in a timely manner in relation to my appointment. I do wish that the office had a direct # that is not affiliated with the main # for NY Presby/Weill Cornell. I had received a phone call the morning of my appointment that I missed. When I called back the # I spoke to the answering service telling me the office was closed when I just received a message.
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 6 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I have always experienced pain in the area of my right ovary at first during when I thought I was ovulating. Over the years this pain got progressively worse and more frequent. I was told by my OB/GYN that it was a uterine fibroid on the outside of the uterus in the back and it was sitting on a blood vessel. I sought fertility treatment from the Chief of a well known health system on LI. He advised me that he wasn't sure it was a fibroid, but rather it was a "mass". An MRI of the Pelvis showed absolutely nothing but the pain was even occurring during my period. I had a round of IVF in which I had 13 mature egg and all of them fertilized. A grade A embryo was implanted and it didn't take. We were devastated to say the least. I sought Dr. Elias for a 2nd opinion as I knew something was not right. After reviewing all of my documentation he was able to provide a potential diagnosis....not a fibroid at all but rather a blocked Fallopian tube. Not only could this be causing my pain, but could be the reason my IVF cycle was unsuccessful. He is thoughtful, cautious, kind, caring and patient. All the things that a doctor should be. I am willing to drive from LI to Westchester for him to be my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't be afraid to voice your concerns or questions as he is very willing to listen and give an explanation in layman's terms.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I was warmly greeted by the doctor by name and handshake. He took over an hour to explain all the details of my specific case and my available options. This doctor is not only interested in solving the problem, but to ensure the patient's level of comfort.
Describe the protocols Rony Elias used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Dr. Elias has prescribed a HSG to confirmed discussed diagnosis. Based on the results a Hysteroscopy is possible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have not had any interaction with the nursing staff at this clinic as I have not gotten past the testing stage.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The office staff was organized in explaining and obtaining the necessary paperwork. I was seen by the provider in a timely manner in relation to my appointment. I do wish that the office had a direct # that is not affiliated with the main # for NY Presby/Weill Cornell. I had received a phone call the morning of my appointment that I missed. When I called back the # I spoke to the answering service telling me the office was closed when I just received a message.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Elias does not accept my insurance plan so I was a self-pay patient. My plan does have out-of-network benefits, however, I was told that I had to pay upfront and then get a form that I could submit to my insurance for reimbursement.
Describe Rony Elias's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Elias explained that due to a number of factors including advanced maternal age as well as other medical issues I would be prudent to only transfer one embryo for not only a positive outcome for pregnancy but to my long term health.
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Rony Elias
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Compassion
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Westchester
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10
10
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr. Elias always made us feel comfortable. My husband and I had multiple appointments with him because of my pre-ops for my fibroid surgeries, lap, etc. He has great bed side manner, he's very kind, compassionate and extremely patient. We always knew the success rates going in which helped when a treatment didn't work and he always took the time to thoroughly explain everything...I truly feel he genuinely cares about his patients and ask my husband, he was the only person that could calm me down.
They [nurses at Weill Cornell] were great to work with and when I called multiple times for follow up questions, they always called me back the same day...the Mt. Kisco office would get crowded during monitoring appointments, but it was more of a personal feel getting to see Dr. Elias (being able to ask your own DR questions). NYC office was always packed, but they always moved pretty quick...IUI was ~750, IVF cycle was approximately 10k for one cycle plus injections were ~6k
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We would not be expecting our little boy in December if it wasn't for Dr. Elias. We will forever be grateful to him. Dr. Elias always called me to follow up after surgeries and several times when i freaked out over results. I truly feel he genuinely cares about his patients and ask my husband, he was the only person that could calm me down. You just feel a sense of comfort when he's talking to you. Dr. Elias is also extremely patient - pretty sure i repeated several questions over multiple appointments and he always answered them without hesitation. Although morning monitoring was fast, i never felt he rushed me without answering my questions. Dr. Elias was able to remove my fibroid with three minimally invasive hysteroscopic surgeries. After multiple IUI's and laparoscopic surgery which confirmed my blocked tube, we ended up doing IVF. Dr. Elias never made us feel rushed to move onto the next step until we were ready, but also gave us his honest opinion, which i really appreciated. The first IVF cycle ended in a CP, but was my first FET was a natural unmediated cycle and it was a success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't be afraid to ask him questions or give him your opinion on research you found, etc. He really takes the time to address your concerns so that you can understand his protocol, etc. He's happy to repeat himself though if you don't understand what he says the first time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Elias always made us feel comfortable. My husband and I had multiple appointments with him because of my pre-ops for my fibroid surgeries, lap, etc. He has great bed side manner, he's very kind, compassionate and extremely patient. We always knew the success rates going in which helped when a treatment didn't work and he always took the time to thoroughly explain everything.
Describe the protocols Rony Elias used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
1 clomid cycle and TI, 5 IUI cycles of 100mg Clomid (1 was 150mg Clomid). We were going to move forward with IVF after 4th IUI but we missed deadline due to time of year. For IVF: 150iu Gonal F, Menopour 75, Cetrotide. 17 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 12 fertilized with ICSI, 10 made it to blastocyst. Fresh cycle ended in a CP, Frozen was un-medicated with 1 BL and it was a success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Lisa and Jane )
Lisa and Jane are Dr. Elias's two IVF NYC Nurses that call to give daily updates. They also called me for IUI next steps as well. They were great to work with and when I called multiple times for follow up questions, they always called me back the same day.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
If you can try to go to the Mt. Kisco office for morning monitoring because you get to see Dr. Elias for US and Blood work everyday except Thursday's and weekends. The NYC main office is more of the factory feel and you get a different doctor or nurse each time. They are extremely fast though because there are so many NP's there.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Already stated above, but the Mt. Kisco office would get crowded during monitoring appointments, but it was more of a personal feel getting to see Dr. Elias (being able to ask your own DR questions). NYC office was always packed, but they always moved pretty quick.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College.
IUI was ~750, IVF cycle was approximately 10k for one cycle plus injections were ~6k, plus ICSI was ~2,500, Frozen cycle was ~4k. Insurance covered Fibroid surgeries, lap, IUI and IVF but i had to pay until we hit our out of pocket max.
Describe Rony Elias's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Elias strongly recommended SET due to my age even after my fresh cycle ended in a CP.
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Rony Elias
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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10
10
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr Pereira took the time to review my history thoroughly and took the time to answer all my questions. He was the only person I saw for checkups and he was able to switch things around to do my retrieval as well. He was always encouraging and always followed up. If I had any concerns he saw me the same day or next day. I cannot recommend him enough! He is compassionate and really cares about his patients!
Ivf cycle [at Weill Cornell was] $10,500...The retrieval and transfer are typically done by the doctor that is assigned to the OR that day. I had [Dr. Pereira] for my retrieval but someone else for the transfer...he was very knowledgeable and comforting as well...Everyone at the clinic was very nice and always helpful. Setting up appointments was easy and I always got a follow up call with results in the afternoon. If they couldn’t reach me they’d call again instead of just leaving a message. I always felt like everyone knew who I am when I called and they directed my concerns to dr Pereira as necessary. This was the first clinic (out of 3) where I did not feel like a number
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Pereira took the time to review my history thoroughly and took the time to answer all my questions. He was the only person I saw for checkups and he was able to switch things around to do my retrieval as well. He was always encouraging and always followed up. If I had any concerns he saw me the same day or next day. I cannot recommend him enough! He is compassionate and really cares about his patients!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Pereira always encouraged me that this will work and that there’s no reason that I can’t get pregnant. He always responded to my emails the same day and took all my concerns seriously. He was the only person I saw for all my checkups and the retrieval.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I started the cycle with 100mg of Clomid for 5 days. On day 4 I added 150iu Gonal and 150iu Menopur. Menopur was increased to 225iu after a few days (this was my request cause i felt i wasn’t responding well enough). The last 5 days before the retrieval I added Cetrotide. Since I had a failed transfer at another clinic with a PGS normal 6AA embryo, dr P suggested a fresh transfer for me. He explained that sometimes it’s better to do a day 3 transfer cause some embryos don’t like the lab and there’s a chance that my embryo was rejected by my immune system so an “untouched” embryo may be better for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Chrystal )
Everyone at the clinic was very nice and always helpful. Setting up appointments was easy and I always got a follow up call with results in the afternoon. If they couldn’t reach me they’d call again instead of just leaving a message. I always felt like everyone knew who I am when I called and they directed my concerns to dr Pereira as necessary. This was the first clinic (out of 3) where I did not feel like a number
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
At the tribeca office I never had to wait very long. However, the main office on the weekend gets crowded. I still feel like they were very organized and things moved well. You will always see your doctor for checkups. They are not done my a nurse or random doctor like other clinics. The only exception may be the weekend - but even then I was lucky enough to see my doctor. The retrieval and transfer are typically done by the doctor that is assigned to the OR that day. I had dr. P for my retrieval but someone else for the transfer. I forgot the name of the doctor that did my transfer, but he was very knowledgeable and comforting as well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I always saw my doctor for monitoring and I never had to wait very long - even if it was crowded. The team is very organized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Ivf cycle $10,500 ICSI $2,630 Sounding $600 Facility Fee $1005,84 Anesthesia $600 ————————- FET $4,260 Embryo Cryopreservation $1,050
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Since I had 1 PGS normal out of 3 embryos during that first cycle, we decided to transfer 3 embryos. This is also the clinics recommendation for non-tested embryos at my age
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Doctor
Nigel Pereira
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I have Factor V Leiden blood clotting disorder. It was decided [by Dr. Pereira] at that point that I would give myself daily Enoxaparin Sodium injections starting with my next positive pregnancy test. We decided to try IUI to increase our pregnancy success rate and got pregnant. Unfortunately I lost that pregnancy too at about 6 weeks though giving myself injections (on top of Progesterone supplements). Not wanting to deal with a 5th pregnancy loss that could potentially be due to an abnormal embryo, my husband decided to take aggressive action with IVF.
Cornell's early monitoring hours are really great and and make it really easy to avoid a disruption to work. It was easy to make appointments and get in for super last minute ultrasounds if I was ever feeling nervous about anything. Highly recommend Cornell's fertility care...The nurses at Cornell were really great and friendly which is really important when coming in daily at some points. They were always prompt with their calls to report blood results and some were particularly warm and friendly. At times it was hard to get in contact with them via phone, but they always returned your calls.
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
As previously mentioned, Dr Pereira always made me feel incredibly cared for. He always made time to explain everything and answer my questions thoroughly - no appointment ever felt rushed and I always felt like a priority of his.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
To chose him as your reproductive doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
From the moment my husband and I met Dr Pereira, we really liked him. He is not only knowledgeable, but incredibly warm and compassionate and always made me feel like a priority, which was especially important after I suffered an additional miscarriage while under his care. He never made me feel like a number and treated my case specifically based on my medical history. If I ever had any questions for Dr P, he would email or give me a call even after hours. He is a wonderful person and the best doctor I have ever had.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
As I had gotten pregnant two times previously on my own before visiting Cornell (and lost them), he started me out by putting me on Progesterone supplements post ovulation surge. I became pregnant naturally after my first cycle under his care and all was going well until week 9, when a heartbeat could no longer be detected. After testing it was determined that the fetus likely died due to a blood clot as it was 'normal' and I have Factor V Leiden blood clotting disorder. It was decided at that point that I would give myself daily Enoxaparin Sodium injections starting with my next positive pregnancy test. We decided to try IUI to increase our pregnancy success rate and got pregnant. Unfortunately I lost that pregnancy too at about 6 weeks though giving myself injections (on top of Progesterone supplements). Not wanting to deal with a 5th pregnancy loss that could potentially be due to an abnormal embryo, my husband decided to take aggressive action with IVF. We became pregnant with our first transfer of one embryo and I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and will be giving myself daily 40mg injections of Enoxaparin Sodium through my pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Crystal Wright)
The nurses at Cornell were really great and friendly which is really important when coming in daily at some points. They were always prompt with their calls to report blood results and some were particularly warm and friendly. At times it was hard to get in contact with them via phone, but they always returned your calls.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell's early monitoring hours are really great and and make it really easy to avoid a disruption to work. It was easy to make appointments and get in for super last minute ultrasounds if I was ever feeling nervous about anything. Highly recommend Cornell's fertility care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
While the office was generally super busy during monitoring hours and the wait could be longer than ideal, it was all managed quite well and the actual monitoring was really quick.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
As we did not qualify for IUI and IVF medical coverage with mine or my husband's medical status, we had to pay a lot of money out of pocket, easily in excess of $20k after IVF.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Pereira felt strongly that I should only have 1 embryo transferred due to my history with miscarriages and wanting to mitigate risk. This was in line with what my husband and I wanted to do also.
10
Doctor
Nigel Pereira
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
If you’re results oriented and respond to data and a logic-based approach, [Dr. Reichman is] your guy...For IVF, we did a frozen transfer to allow for timing flexibility on the transfer (to evaluate the lining of my uterus) and the option to genetic test the embryos...Though Dr. Reichman is a busy doctor, I always felt like our questions were answered, issues clarified, etc. I was fairly active on email and he was super responsive.
Worked with Hannah [nurse at Cornell] during the IUIs, she was fantastic. She then went on maternity leave and we worked with a new nurse, who was less familiar in the lead role. Had a few hiccups along the way, but got better as went went...We did ICSI, genetic testing on the embryos, and a frozen transfer. Including the cost of meds, anesthesia for the retrieval, and the aforementioned choices, we spent about $25K on IVF.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
My early reaction, and continued perspective on Dr. Reichman, is that I wish every doctor I had was like him. He’s super intelligent, passionate about his work, focused on results, data oriented, and a caring, communicative doctor. From our first consultation, he provided us with assurance that we had previously been lacking. The road wasn’t always smooth (2 failed IUIs), but we knew that the likelihood of getting pregnant that way was much lower than with IVF, given the data he presented in the first consult. When we had a hiccup with meds/insurance while starting IVF, he personally found a way to get us what we needed, allowing us to begin the cycle in what was a good month. I can’t ever say I’ve had a doctor that has gone so above and beyond. He was always very receptive to our thoughts and questions, to some concerns we had along the way, dedicated to making sure our experience was as good as it could be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you’re results oriented and respond to data and a logic-based approach, he’s your guy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Though Dr. Reichman is a busy doctor, I always felt like our questions were answered, issues clarified, etc. I was fairly active on email and he was super responsive.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
2 IUIs, first cycle with Clomid and second with Letrozole. Second cycle elicited a larger egg count, but ultimately, both cycles did not produce a pregnancy. For IVF, we did a frozen transfer to allow for timing flexibility on the transfer (to evaluate the lining of my uterus) and the option to genetic test the embryos. Got 12 oocytes, which led to 10 mature eggs. 8 fertilized, and 6 were viable after genetic testing. Meds prescribed pre-retrieval were Gonal F, Menopur, and Cetrotide. Did the trigger shot the night before the retrieval. Followed the transfer with progesterone inserts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Christine )
Worked with Hannah during the IUIs, she was fantastic. She then went on maternity leave and we worked with a new nurse, who was less familiar in the lead role. Had a few hiccups along the way, but got better as went went.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Amazing clinic- super kind staff, very prompt ‘service,’ extremely clean and modern facility. This is one well-oiled machine, with a very uncommon level of care and humanity. I really appreciate how quickly I could get in and out of the office, esp given the frequency of appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
IUIs cost about $400 with our insurance, not sure about the actual cost. Our insurance didn’t pay for ivf, so we paid out of pocket. We did ICSI, genetic testing on the embryos, and a frozen transfer. Including the cost of meds, anesthesia for the retrieval, and the aforementioned choices, we spent about $25K on IVF.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Thought it was smart and strategic that we transferred one, given my age, the number of viable embryos we had, and the potential risks posed with multiples.
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
[Dr. Melnick] is up to date on current advice regarding infertility treatment. She has a protocol she follows but knows when to adjust to meet patients needs. She is extremely smart and confident in her abilities which as a patient helped me with so much of my anxiety...Because of my history, Dr Melnick had me take baby aspirin and increased doses of Progesterone during my transfer and early pregnancy. I had a healthy baby boy and am now starting to think about round #2!
Holly, Lindsay, Connie and Jersey [nurses at Weill Cornell] are the best. The treat you like family and not just a number. They care about your success and are always positive even when you are going through the worst...I only had one instance where I didnt get a call on my directions for the following day but the on call Dr gave me a call back within minutes to update me...While it is no secret that the Hospital Waiting room can feel cold and "factory" it is a small price to pay for what expertise they have
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick is at the top of her field. She is young and up to date on current advice regarding infertility treatment. She has a protocol she follows but knows when to adjust to meet patients needs. She is extremely smart and confident in her abilities which as a patient helped me with so much of my anxiety.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Book an appointment as soon as possible!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick and her staff are all extremely warm, personal but also direct. They care about their patients but also value honesty which meant a lot to me in the process.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
When I saw Dr Melnick I was 1 year into TTC with 1 miscarriage (first month trying) because my labs / test showed no reasons why I couldn't get pregnant again we started with natural cycle IUI. The first cycle was negative and then we tried clomid + IUI for 3 rounds which resulted in 2 chemical pregnancies and 1 full miscarriage. At that point I was certain nothing would work however Dr. Melnick suggested IVF with PGS testing (which was confirmed recommendation by 2 other second opinions). We started IVF a few months later and had a very successful round with 23 eggs resulting in 12 embryos, 6 of which tested PGS normal. Because of my history, Dr Melnick had me take baby aspirin and increased doses of Progesterone during my transfer and early pregnancy. I had a healthy baby boy and am now starting to think about round #2!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Holly, Lindsay, Connie and Jersey are the best. The treat you like family and not just a number. They care about your success and are always positive even when you are going through the worst
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is known to be the best clinic in NYC and even the country. While it is no secret that the Hospital Waiting room can feel cold and "factory" it is a small price to pay for what expertise they have
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Insurance covered but roughly $20,000. Dr Melnick takes Aetna but the Hospital sadly does not
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Melnick did not suggest multiple embryo transfers given that mine had been through PGS
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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8
7
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
8
7
I would have liked to better understand what he [Dr. Reichman]/ we learned from each test and cycle. I often felt in the dark and my questions were answered but curtly and without elaboration...he was very matter-of-fact and direct. There were no elaborations, explainations were as minimal as necessary, he seems busy but always made time for pleasantries and to ensure I was OK. There were a few times I had to call nurses after the appointment for clarity on next steps.
[Experience with nurses at Weill Cornell was] Generally great but I had one major problem with billing that was in contrast to what the nurse told me...After my initial consultation the IUI nurse explained the process for submitting for insurance approvals and calling in and administering prescriptions. I was direcly told that I would not have to worry about insurance approvals and that Cornell handled that on my behalf. Unfortunately, they proceeded with my third IUI although my insurance denied it. They have billed me in full. Their stance is that upon my initial visit, I was read a script by their receptionist and asked to sign (many things) in acknowledgement before the Doctor would see me. In my state and the rush imposed, I may well have done so. It's a shame this is their practice and excuse. The billing representative I spoke with ("Supervisor") was condescending and rude - she seemed annoyed at my questions and had a "too bad" attitude. Once I had to call for a prescription order I was told was being placed - It was handled immediately after I called. I have requested my medical records (2+ weeks ago) and have not yet recieved.
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
8
7
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I felt he was competent and knew exactly what he was looking for and observing - I wish he shared more insight. I still do not understand why none of our attempts worked or if he had any understanding. Our first consultation was jarring because he assertively suggested IVF immediately (at 38 years old), but I can't blame him for my shock. Throughout, he was very matter-of-fact and direct. There were no elaborations, explainations were as minimal as necessary, he seems busy but always made time for pleasantries and to ensure I was OK. There were a few times I had to call nurses after the appointment for clarity on next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Do your reserach before seeing him to understand potential outcomes, alternatives and questions to ask. He will competently answer all, but not necessarily offer excess info.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I did understand what tests were being done, nor the outcome or meaning. I would have liked to better understand what he/ we learned from each test and cycle. I often felt in the dark and my questions were answered but curtly and without elaboration.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We attempted three IUI, first two with Clomid and third with Letrozole. We monitored frequently (expensively) and I gave blood and had an ultrasound for consecutive days prior to procedure. Each time I recieved conflicting recommendations for when to have intercourse following the IUI. Each IUI attempt was unsuccessful and if there was any suggestion of explaination, I never heard it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Generally great but I had one major problem with billing that was in contrast to what the nurse told me.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Generally great, reception is polite although a bit hasty and patronizing - I assume because of the volume of emotional women they deal with all day. Wait times can be up to an hour but for the most part were very quick and I felt the clinic did all possible to mitigate waiting. Facilities were clean and modern. Staff was all professional and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
IUI was apx $5K per attempt, including monitoring.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
Dr. Reichman always had a smile on his face and asked how I was. He responded quickly to my emails outside of office hours. He also always took what my husband and I wanted into consideration when presenting plans for next steps. I always felt like Dr. Reichman cared for me and was always rooting for the end result we wanted...When I came in for monitoring appointments he took my work schedule into account and would see me earlier in the morning.
Leave messages with questions. They always call you back [at Weill Cornell]...The ladies at the front desk always greeted me by name and were warm...The nursing staff was always friendly and answered all of my questions when they called with test results. They were also excellent when responding to messages I left for them... Our plan was to do one more cycle with IUI and then move on to IVF because my insurance would pay for it and my husband and I did not want to wait. Since it was our last IUI cycle Dr. Reichman though I should try clomid rather than letrozole to see if it yielded different results. I did not respond to clomid, so I went back on letrozole and did one last IUI. This cycle worked and I am now pregnant!
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Reichman. I have never felt like a doctor was so invested in me as I did with Dr. Reichman. He not only is an amazing doctor but he is warm and compassionate. He was very patient and thorough when explaining options, procedures and next steps. He made me feel very confident in the choices I made because I felt he had given me all of the information I needed. I also always felt very confident with his recommendations. When I emailed him questions he responded quickly even outside of office hours. When I came in for monitoring appointments he took my work schedule into account and would see me earlier in the morning.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Choose him as your doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The ladies at the front desk always greeted me by name and were warm. Dr. Reichman always had a smile on his face and asked how I was. He responded quickly to my emails outside of office hours. He also always took what my husband and I wanted into consideration when presenting plans for next steps. I always felt like Dr. Reichman cared for me and was always rooting for the end result we wanted.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I do not ovulate on my own due to PCOS. Dr. Reichman started me out on 2.5mg of letrozole to help me ovulate. He said that women with PCOS often respond better to letrozole than clomid. I did not respond to that dosage, so the next month he increased it to 5mg. I responded to that dosage and continued to use it for 3-4 cycles combined with regular monitoring, trigger shot and timed intercourse. Those cycles were met with negative pregnancy tests, so Dr. Reichman did a procedure to test my Fallopian tubes to make sure they were open. They were clear so, we moved on to 2 cycles of letrozole and IUI. Our plan was to do one more cycle with IUI and then move on to IVF because my insurance would pay for it and my husband and I did not want to wait. Since it was our last IUI cycle Dr. Reichman though I should try clomid rather than letrozole to see if it yielded different results. I did not respond to clomid, so I went back on letrozole and did one last IUI. This cycle worked and I am now pregnant!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always friendly and answered all of my questions when they called with test results. They were also excellent when responding to messages I left for them.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Leave messages with questions. They always call you back........…................................... ..........….....................................................................................................
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance covered everything except for my copays.
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 7 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr. Davis was by far the best RE I have ever worked with. He is the most knowledgeable and I truly trust his clinical judgement. He provided clear and concise recommendations, and I always understood the plan. He was readily accessible for questions, and always called me after a failed cycle. I was referred to him by a physician after multiple failed cycles for a second opinion and I believe he is known to take complicated cases.... I had a history of asynchronous follicle development, so Dr. Davis chose this protocol.
Cornell is a well oiled machine. They are efficient and organized. However, they are extremely busy so a wait time is expected. I was there over a Monday holiday weekend, and my wait times exceeded 1 hour and there were no chairs left....after many IUI and 7 IVF, I would consider myself experienced. I have used multiple clinics for IVF and have sought multiple second opinion consults. BY FAR, my experience at Cornell with Dr. Davis has been the best.
Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 7 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis was by far the best RE I have ever worked with. He is the most knowledgeable and I truly trust his clinical judgement. He provided clear and concise recommendations, and I always understood the plan. He was readily accessible for questions, and always called me after a failed cycle. I was referred to him by a physician after multiple failed cycles for a second opinion and I believe he is known to take complicated cases. I completely understand why. He provided a very personalized treatment plan, incorporating my complicated history. I had received multiple other 2nd opinions at other prestigious clinics, and only received generic "cookie cutter" recommendations. I was extremely impressed with the care I received from Dr. Davis at our very first meeting. My husband was also impressed (and trust me, it takes A LOT to impress him!) I would give Dr. Davis my highest recommendation!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Have a list of questions prepared, because you will get every single one answered!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
With my complicated history, Dr. Davis clearly reviewed my extensive fertility records prior to our visit and was prepared to lay out a well formulated plan. He was honest but extremely informative.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with estrogen patch. I had a history of asynchronous follicle development, so Dr. Davis chose this protocol. I had some of the best quality embryos to date, but unfortunately it did not result in pregnancy. He did recommend a protocol that they do at Cornell where they do an endometrial biopsy and grow your embryos on your own endometrial cells - which requires extra visits.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Cornell is a huge and busy clinic. Nursing care was not personalized for me, but most were nice and helpful. Sometimes I felt there was some miscommunication, so I felt it was important to advocate for yourself as a patient.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I am still in my fertility journey, and after many IUI and 7 IVF, I would consider myself experienced. I have used multiple clinics for IVF and have sought multiple second opinion consults. BY FAR, my experience at Cornell with Dr. Davis has been the best.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is a well oiled machine. They are efficient and organized. However, they are extremely busy so a wait time is expected. I was there over a Monday holiday weekend, and my wait times exceeded 1 hour and there were no chairs left.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid out of pocket for IVF, which was around $15K.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I did not have strong preferences on the number of embryo transferred, and took his recommendations which were based on age and prior transfer history for me.
10
Doctor
Owen Davis
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
44
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
He [Dr. Elias] has a great bedside manner and is highly responsive to any concerns or questions...I really felt that I was in the best possible care with his knowledge, ability, and expertise...is more than happy to share his knowledge - ask questions!...had a very positive outlook given the results and I appreciate that he had developed a strategy for the next IVF round during our follow up after the genetic results...
Considering the results [at Weill Cornell], the embryologist and the lab were excellent...Weekend monitoring on the UES was painless as the wait time was quick and the nurses always pleasant... loved going to the Mt. Kisco office which was much more intimate and the team there is fantastic. It felt like a family practice...They [nurses] were consistent and very considerate with regard to advice for my medication as I was paying out of pocket (advising on the more cost effective pharmacies). I received very quick responses to all my emails. I als
Age
44
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Elias offered a lot of guidance throughout the process, and took the time to explain his diagnosis, recommendation, as well as what to expect during the various stages of the cycle. He was highly compassionate and very human. I was fortunate to see him for almost every monitoring and he performed the retrieval. He was committed to delivering the best results and based on his protocol, his initial assumptions were spot on. I really felt that I was in the best possible care with his knowledge, ability, and expertise.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Elias is more than happy to share his knowledge - ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Elias is great listener and thoughtful about his approach to treatment. I had previously seen another RE that had discouraged me from IVF due to my age, and relative AMH and AFC; however, Dr. Elias had a positive outlook from the onset which made a huge impact in the process. He assessed HSG records from specialists that I had seen previously and where others failed to, he educated me on the results with his recommendation. He has a great bedside manner and is highly responsive to any concerns or questions.
Describe the protocols Rony Elias used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Estrogen priming antagonist protocol with 150 Gonal-F, 150 Menopur and Cetrotide. Trigger with HCG/Lupron. 8 mature eggs retrieved, 6 embryos, and 5 day 5 blasts. Shockingly positive results for my age and have to acknowledge the excellent work of Dr. Elias, his team, and the lab. All were aneuploidy and unfortunately in this case, I was a statistic of my age group. However, Dr. Elias still had a very positive outlook given the results and I appreciate that he had developed a strategy for the next IVF round during our follow up after the genetic results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Lisa Artusa)
Lisa and Jane were great and communicated with a lot of positivity and high energy. They were consistent and very considerate with regard to advice for my medication as I was paying out of pocket (advising on the more cost effective pharmacies). I received very quick responses to all my emails. I also loved going to the Mt. Kisco office which was much more intimate and the team there is fantastic. It felt like a family practice.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Considering the results, the embryologist and the lab were excellent. I would assume that my rate of conversion from egg --&gt;embryo--&gt;blast is on the higher range of success for any clinic. Weekend monitoring on the UES was painless as the wait time was quick and the nurses always pleasant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College.
No insurance coverage unfortunately. IVF Cycle Fee $9463, ICSI $2630, Freezing $1050, PGS $4850, Medication $4500, Hospital Fee $1000
Describe Rony Elias's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
n/a
10
Doctor
Rony Elias
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Westchester
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9
9
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
9
Dr Goldschlag always seemed positive and hopeful, yet is realistic in discussing options and recommendations with me. He is supportive and kind, and I trust his insight. I liked that I could typically see him for monitoring, and if he was in the clinic on the day of IUI he would certainly do the procedure once requested.... At times it is easy to feel like a number when waiting in the Cornell waiting room, but now that they take appointments for monitoring it felt more human- I knew who I’d be seeing, and have a general sense of how long I’d be waiting.
At times it is easy to feel like a number when waiting in the Cornell waiting room, but now that they take appointments for monitoring it felt more human- I knew who I’d be seeing, and have a general sense of how long I’d be waiting....I didn’t always feel like they were the best or most efficient communicators. I often waited until 5-6pm to get instructions; and even waited till that time for results of a pregnancy test. When I called and left messages w questions they typically called back within a few hours.
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
9
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Goldschlag always seemed positive and hopeful, yet is realistic in discussing options and recommendations with me. He is supportive and kind, and I trust his insight. I liked that I could typically see him for monitoring, and if he was in the clinic on the day of IUI he would certainly do the procedure once requested.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask questions! He seems willing to discuss and give info about any questions I have- I just need to be prepared with them :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
At times it is easy to feel like a number when waiting in the Cornell waiting room, but now that they take appointments for monitoring it felt more human- I knew who I’d be seeing, and have a general sense of how long I’d be waiting. Additionally, once in the room with Dr Goldshlag I felt understood and well taken care of.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I had a successful (yet complicated pregnancy) IUI cycle using Follistim and Ovidrel I. 2016-17. When I returned for continued treatment we attempted first to use clomid and letrozole to lower the chance of multiples. I didn’t respond to those so now I’m back to using Gonal F. So far, I’ve been responding but unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn’t always feel like they were the best or most efficient communicators. I often waited until 5-6pm to get instructions; and even waited till that time for results of a pregnancy test. When I called and left messages w questions they typically called back within a few hours. There were times I was given misinformation and had to push/ask them to clarify w the doctor because the nurse told me something different than he said earlier that same day.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had issues with prior authorization for one of the medications I needed/ they totally dropped the ball on it- telling me it would take 2 weeks for an answer; when I already waited 2 weeks and needed the meds already...I needed to follow up multiple times for that to be resolved. Otherwise, I had an overall positive experience w the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
So far insurance has covered all of my procedures, and I’ve needed to pay a copay for each visit.
Describe Dan Goldschlag's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I haven’t yet done IVF but in consultation about it, i was told that it would depend on embryo quality.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
9
Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
Dr. Pereira is smart, transparent, knowledgeable, and has a wonderful bedside manner. He had a consultation with me before we started our work together, which I really appreciated. He got to know me and my background and what I wanted out of this experience. If a question popped up in my head later, I could email him and receive a response in 24 hours, this was a first for me, I have never experienced that before.... After I became pregnant, I did not want to leave his care because he was such a great doctor.
The office [Weill Cornell Medical] is clean and beautiful and I never dreaded having to go see Dr. Pereira... Strengths: Office is beautiful, Dr. P and the nurses are great. Location is easy to get to. I always felt like I had access to nurses and Dr. P. Dr. Pereira also takes early appointments, I could go before work! Weaknesses: wait times depending on when you go. The earlier the better.... Karla and Kristin were wonderful, as were all the nurses. Past experiences have left much to be desired, but not at Dr. Pereira's office.
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira is smart, transparent, knowledgeable, and has a wonderful bedside manner. He had a consultation with me before we started our work together, which I really appreciated. He got to know me and my background and what I wanted out of this experience. If a question popped up in my head later, I could email him and receive a response in 24 hours, this was a first for me, I have never experienced that before.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Know what you want out of the experience, ask lots of questions because Dr. P will take the time to answer them. Be honest with Dr. Pereira.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira is amazing in every way. He is knowledgeable, warm, and considerate. He has high standards, as does his staff. After I became pregnant, I did not want to leave his care because he was such a great doctor. The office is clean and beautiful and I never dreaded having to go see Dr. Pereira. If you want results and a doctor who is transparent and considerate, definitely go to Dr. Pereira.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
timed conception, letrozole.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Karla and Kristin were wonderful, as were all the nurses. Past experiences have left much to be desired, but not at Dr. Pereira's office. They were kind, understanding, patient, and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: Office is beautiful, Dr. P and the nurses are great. Location is easy to get to. I always felt like I had access to nurses and Dr. P. Dr. Pereira also takes early appointments, I could go before work! Weaknesses: wait times depending on when you go. The earlier the better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid a copay, which I knew I had to. I paid a copay every time I saw Dr. Pereira because with my insurance, he is considered a specialist. I found Dr. Pereira because he was in network with my insurance, so besides copays, I paid nothing out of pocket. As for medications, I had one expensive medication, but I didn't have to take it every month, it was more of a one time prescription.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
n/a
10
Doctor
Nigel Pereira
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
42 - 48
Treated
2013 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
I could not have asked for a better physician than Doctor Chung. His genuine goal was to help me succeed, and I sincerely felt that he cared about the outcome more than your average Doctor would. I spent a span of six years (2013-2019) under his care, freezing and retrieving eggs and transferring embryos, and could not have been happier with the quality of care and treatment he provided me. There were several occasions where he took the time, outside of office hours, to call and explain things to me or console me when I received a negative pregnancy test.
The clinic itself [Weill Cornell] was great and had a pleasant and clean atmosphere. My only criticism was the morning wait was often extremely long. Several times I waited over an hour for them to call my name for bloodwork and ultrasounds.... The nurses (Cheryl Sabatino, Sarah Fricke, Juliana Shen, etc.) were all very capable, knowledgeable and efficient. They got back to me within a reasonable amount of time and responded to my questions in detail. The nurses who drew blood, in the mornings, were also very professional and caring.
Age
42 - 48
Treated
2013 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I could not have asked for a better physician than Doctor Chung. His genuine goal was to help me succeed, and I sincerely felt that he cared about the outcome more than your average Doctor would. I spent a span of six years (2013-2019) under his care, freezing and retrieving eggs and transferring embryos, and could not have been happier with the quality of care and treatment he provided me. There were several occasions where he took the time, outside of office hours, to call and explain things to me or console me when I received a negative pregnancy test. He is a true gem and a very kind doctor, in addition to being most knowledgeable about his area of expertise, fertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
To a prospective patient of Dr. Pak Chung, I would say "don't be afraid to ask many questions". Dr. Chung is the type of doctor who appreciates questions and has the patience and knowledge to answer them well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Chung always treated me and my husband in a very warm, caring and genuine way. Even though I wasn't able to conceive under his care (probably due to circumstances out of his control), I have zero doubt that him and his staff/team tried their absolute best to help us reach our goal of having a baby. Dr. Chung always listened patiently to my long list of questions and never made me feel rushed or silly for asking them. His assistants, Lily, Liliane, Phoebe and Alice were also always available to talk to me and assist me, and extremely helpful at all times.
Describe the protocols Pak Chung used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I would say that Dr. Chung started me with the basic protocol and modified it, when he saw that it wasn't working. With each round that did not succeed we would trouble-shoot to see how we could do things differently in order to increase our chances for success. Dr. Chung even conferred with my gynecologist several times, in order for me to get the optimal results out of a hysteroscopy, performed by my gynecologist.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Cheryl Sabatino, Sarah Fricke, Juliana Shen)
The nurses (Cheryl Sabatino, Sarah Fricke, Juliana Shen, etc.) were all very capable, knowledgeable and efficient. They got back to me within a reasonable amount of time and responded to my questions in detail. The nurses who drew blood, in the mornings, were also very professional and caring. These nurses (who were part of the monitoring staff in the mornings) are some of the only nurses I've met who consistently were able to draw blood on the first try, instead of poking me repeatedly to find a good vein.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic itself was great and had a pleasant and clean atmosphere. My only criticism was the morning wait was often extremely long. Several times I waited over an hour for them to call my name for bloodwork and ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The monitoring appointments were mostly organized, except for the very long waiting process (sometimes 1 1/2 hours). The monitoring hours were a little early, but I understand why they needed to be, so that they can have your blood work results back by that afternoon.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pak Chung at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid, out-of-pocket, $60,000 or more for costs including, egg retrieval and freezing, embryo creation, frozen embryo transfers, doctors visits, special ultrasounds, etc. The breakdown of the costs was very hard to keep track of, so I had to write diligent notes and create charts to stay organized and be financially prepared for the bills to come.
Describe Pak Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Chung was always direct in telling me his concerns regarding pregnancy of multiples He gave me all of the statistics, but when push came to shove, he allowed me to put in two, even though he objected to it.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
10
Doctor
Pak Chung
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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8
8
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
8
8
Dr. Spandorfer is very direct and is pretty good with the dad jokes (in a good way). I had a lot of questions and he sat down with me and addressed them all, even when they were beyond basic. I unexpectedly had to halt my treatment when I learned I needed surgery to address another condition, and Dr. Spandorfer was great and was prepared to alter my treatment if needed given the new condition. He has called me personally on a number of occasions.
Weill Cornell is a very streamlined operation. They have their processes down and are very efficient and organized. The professionalism of the office is comforting during this complicated process. Make sure to get one of their cards so you can check in yourself in the morning.... I unexpectedly had to halt my treatment when I learned I needed surgery to address another condition, and Dr. Spandorfer was great and was prepared to alter my treatment if needed given the new condition. He has called me personally on a number of occasions.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
8
8
How was your experience with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I was referred to Dr. Spandorfer by a friend who became pregnant after two IVF cycles under his care -- she was very happy with him and his level of knowledge and professionalism. My experience thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. He dealt with an unexpected (and unrelated) medical situation with care and compassion and has answered all of my questions every time. My one note is that he has not been proactive about discussing what my test results have meant in detail and relied on the clinic's class to make sure I understand drug protocol and administration for egg retrieval. But I trust that he knows exactly what he is doing based on my interactions with him and my friend's successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Come prepared with your questions and make sure to ask him about anything you need to know to feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Spandorfer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Spandorfer is very direct and is pretty good with the dad jokes (in a good way). I had a lot of questions and he sat down with me and addressed them all, even when they were beyond basic. I unexpectedly had to halt my treatment when I learned I needed surgery to address another condition, and Dr. Spandorfer was great and was prepared to alter my treatment if needed given the new condition. He has called me personally on a number of occasions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
So far they have been very responsive, returning my calls within hours.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell is a very streamlined operation. They have their processes down and are very efficient and organized. The professionalism of the office is comforting during this complicated process. Make sure to get one of their cards so you can check in yourself in the morning.
8
Doctor
Steven Spandorfer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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7
7
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
7
I was very happy with Dr. Pfeiffer until for one cycle, when we were setting up the IUI appointment she said “remind me for next cycle that you ovulate early” and it just showed me she did not have faith that this cycle would work. I already felt like it was a waste of time. At my consultation, one of the recommendations was laparoscopy and when I went in to try that as an option, she said if I was open to IVF then that would be the better option. However, when she discussed the IUI, I felt like she just felt that IVF was going to be what I did and was dismissive of other options.
The clinic [Weill Cornell] at Tribeca is filled with the nicest people I have ever met. However, because of the volume at their other office at York, the same treatment is not found there. And as a patient, you will need to visit both offices. At York, the woman at the front speaks too fast and seems uninterested in speaking with others. She called me on the day that should have been my third IUI at 10:40 AM claiming that she called me and left a message at 8 AM and if I was still coming in.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
7
How was your experience with Samantha Pfeifer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I was very happy with Dr. Pfeiffer until for one cycle, when we were setting up the IUI appointment she said “remind me for next cycle that you ovulate early” and it just showed me she did not have faith that this cycle would work. I already felt like it was a waste of time. At my consultation, one of the recommendations was laparoscopy and when I went in to try that as an option, she said if I was open to IVF then that would be the better option. However, when she discussed the IUI, I felt like she just felt that IVF was going to be what I did and was dismissive of other options. I thought she was a great doctor, and very thoughtful and compassionate, but I did feel like what she truly believed was not what she wanted me to do. It was as though I was rushing through the IUI’s so that I could be eligible for IVF. Also, there was only one cycle of the 4 cycles I was there that I saw her throughout the entire process. I really wanted her to be my doctor but she was often out of the office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samantha Pfeifer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be mindful that she is not always available and you will need to see other doctors quite often
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samantha Pfeifer at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Her bedside manner was great. She was really good at listening to me and not telling me only what she knew.
Describe the protocols Samantha Pfeifer used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
First cycle was clomid 50mg only but no timed intercourse or IUI. My husband had a viral infection and Dr. Pfeiffer was not sure if his sperm would be okay to use for the IUI. Second cycle was clomid 50mg again with an IUI (this is the cycle I saw Dr. Pfeiffer throughout). Third cycle was clomid 50mg with an IUI. My follicles were very small and I was already surging when I was told to go in for my IUI the next day. Fourth cycle was clomid 100mg with timed intercourse because the IUI was not scheduled on time. The two follicles were small (13-14) and I was again already surging when I was to schedule the IUI the following day. All four cycles resulted in negative pregnancy tests.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always patient, answered all my questions, and very compassionate. I once met Crystal, and she was very kind and always explained things very well to me.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic at Tribeca is filled with the nicest people I have ever met. However, because of the volume at their other office at York, the same treatment is not found there. And as a patient, you will need to visit both offices. At York, the woman at the front speaks too fast and seems uninterested in speaking with others. She called me on the day that should have been my third IUI at 10:40 AM claiming that she called me and left a message at 8 AM and if I was still coming in. I never got any missed call or message (because I was hoping the clinic would call me back in time and had my phone on my person all morning) but once 9AM hit, I told my husband to just go to work because we couldn’t wait all day, plus the follicles were very small and the doctor (Dr. Reichmann) when he did my ultrasound, had no impression that I would be ready for an IUI. I was annoyed that the woman was more interested in proving she was right than realizing that I missed my third IUI. I did not express that to her, but just said that my husband had to go to work and we would not be coming in that day. I have not gone back for treatments at Weill Cornell, or any clinic for that matter, because this very last experience left me discouraged and very stressed. This is pretty much the experience I have had at every ob/gyn before switching over to a fertility clinic. I will try another fertility clinic when I am ready again in a few months, but I think all the heavy lifting needs to be done by the patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samantha Pfeifer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
All costs were paid by my insurance except some medication and copays. I paid for Clomid, Sperm wash, and IUI through insurance.
Describe Samantha Pfeifer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
7
Doctor
Samantha Pfeifer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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3
3
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
3
My RE missed my ovulation 2x ... When we returned to him [Dr. Reichman] in 2018/2019 for baby 2 it was a very different experience. He was overly blunt, cold and got extremely upset whenever he was questioned or I advocated for myself. He just seemed like he was too busy too care anymore. Emails would go unanswered for days and you never received phone calls when requested.
The downtown office is smaller. Very clean and organized. You will usually always see your Dr when you go. The staff is friendly and knows your name. They always get your meds in on time. They only issue I found is it takes forever to get your records. So if you need them quickly you will have to stay on them. ... I only ever spoke to Hannah and Christine [nurses]. Both were good and responsive. However they will never really answer questions for you and will tell you to email Dr Reichman.
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
3
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I first went to him back in 2016. He was empathetic, concerned and took the time to walk you through everything and also made sure that you were handling everything ok mentally. He was the kind of dr that would call you from vacation or on his way home to check in and explain things. I will add that we did get pregnant during that time at his practice, however it likely would've happened regardless. When we returned to him in 2018/2019 for baby 2 it was a very different experience. He was overly blunt, cold and got extremely upset whenever he was questioned or I advocated for myself. He just seemed like he was too busy too care anymore. Emails would go unanswered for days and you never received phone calls when requested. It was like I was dealing with a completely different dr.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you tend to ask questions and advocate for yourself do not work with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
When i initially saw Dr Reichman in 2016 after 2 losses he was nothing short of amazing. He was kind, empathetic and really took the time to discuss treatment, calm anxiety and let you know he was there to support you. When I saw him again in 2018/2019 everything changed. He was blunt, short, easily annoyed and combative. I really felt like I was dealing with a completely different Doctor. He was no longer willing to try different things or think outside the box. It was very his way or the highway. I did not feel the comfort and support I once felt with him at all.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We only got as far as letrozole and timed intercourse with him. He also missed my ovulation twice.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah Giaimo)
I only ever spoke to Hannah and Christine. Both were good and responsive. However they will never really answer questions for you and will tell you to email Dr Reichman.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The downtown office is smaller. Very clean and organized. You will usually always see your Dr when you go. The staff is friendly and knows your name. They always get your meds in on time. They only issue I found is it takes forever to get your records. So if you need them quickly you will have to stay on them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
25k+ for IVF before medication, IUI 1.4k and trigger shots $100 if not covered by insurance.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He will never implant more than one embryo at a time. Or at leas that is what he said. He is extremely conservative.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
3
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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9
9
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
9
He [Dr. Reichman] is thoughtful and thorough, Always explains everything so I understand. If I need clarification for something, he explains it. He is realistic. I am currently still under his care and only starting round #2 of IVF, but he always comes up with a plan with me, rather than for me, and explains his rationale. ... He is not warm and fuzzy, but he is thoughtful and reasonable. If you are looking for hand holding, he is not for you.
Weaknesses: They [Weill Cornell] have so many patients, which sometimes makes me feel like a number. ... I never received a call on what time to take my trigger shot. I was told I would receive a call in the evening by 6 pm. I did not. Once I called, I received a call back right away, but this added stress. ... Strengths: After going to another clinic first, I was extremely impressed with the organization of this clinic. Everyone is vey nice, they are efficient. Hours are great. Never have to wait long. ... [Monitoring] Hours start at 6:45 and end at 8:30 so it did not interrupt my work schedule. The earlier the arrival, the less I had to wait.
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
9
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is thoughtful and thorough, Always explains everything so I understand. If I need clarification for something, he explains it. He is realistic. I am currently still under his care and only starting round #2 of IVF, but he always comes up with a plan with me, rather than for me, and explains his rationale.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is not warm and fuzzy, but he is thoughtful and reasonable. If you are looking for hand holding, he is not for you. But his knowledge and his confidence are very impressive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was very down to earth in our initial consultation. Asked my husband and I personal questions, which I liked, as it made me think he wanted to get to know us and cared. Always speaks to me like his equal, rather than a patient.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
For my first round, I used Gonal F 300 and night, then added Menopur 75IU and Cetrotide (can't remember specifics). I only had four follicles from. 5 eggs were retrieved. Only on embryo made. Sent for genetic testing. Embryo was not recommended for transfer (can't remember reasoning). For my second round (just started tonight), I am using Micro Lupron twice daily and adding Menopur 150IU and Gonal F 300 in the evening.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Christine Lu)
She is extremely responsive. ALways answers my questions in a timely matter. She is organized.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: After going to another clinic first, I was extremely impressed with the organization of this clinic. Everyone is vey nice, they are efficient. Hours are great. Never have to wait long. Weaknesses: They have so many patients, which sometimes makes me feel like a number.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was convenient. Hours start at 6:45 and end at 8:30 so it did not interrupt my work schedule. The earlier the arrival, the less I had to wait. There were often many people there (especially on the weekend, where we had to go to the main central location), which again makes me feel like a number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I'm lucky that my insurance covers 15K in fertility medication (per lifetime) and 3 rounds (per lifetime). For the first round, we reached out 15K in medication! We still had to pay out of pocket almost 3K for medications on top of that. We learned that pharmacies charge insurance companies insane amount of $$ for meds. If you are paying out of pocket for medications, there is a significant discount. For the second round (new med protocol and paying out of pocket, we have spent about $3100 so far, significantly less than previous. I do not know the cost of specific services. Genetic testing is not covered under insurance and is about $4100 out of pocket. Even if not embryos are recommend for transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
9
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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7
8
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Other
7
8
However, he overlooked something that could have saved my husband and I months of trying to conceive. Since I was diagnosed with PCOS on my first visit to him, he assumed that the problem was me and therefore did not recommend that my husband get tested as well. ... we finally pushed for a semen analysis (although he didnt recommend it yet) and found out that my husband had a low sperm count, at which point Dr. Reichman recommended IUI.
busy office [Weill Cornell] and you have to come in early, sometimes a wait but never more than 30 minutes. And usually they take you within 5 mins of your arrival. ... eveyrone who works there is really nice and friendly. ... ALso sometimes you have to wait in the room for the doctor to come in for 10 mins but not more. usually very fast.
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Other
7
8
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is a great doctor and he clearly cares a lot about his patients and is very responsive. Also extremely bright and has a nice bedside manner. However, he overlooked something that could have saved my husband and I months of trying to conceive. Since I was diagnosed with PCOS on my first visit to him, he assumed that the problem was me and therefore did not recommend that my husband get tested as well. After 6 months of Letrozole (which worked very well for me and got me to ovulate on the first try) and not getting pregnant, we finally pushed for a semen analysis (although he didnt recommend it yet) and found out that my husband had a low sperm count, at which point Dr. Reichman recommended IUI. After 3 IUI's and still not pregnant, WE asked Dr. Reichman if he thought it would be a good idea to see a reproductive urologist and he said it couldn't hurt and gave us a recommendation. We ended up seeing the urologist who told my husband that he had a double varicocele on both testicles and he had surgery to remove them. Now it has been 3 months post surgery and still not pregnant but at our last IUI a week ago, his sperm count had trippled. Howeevr, no we are finding out that there may be another problem with his capscore (ability of sperm to fertilize the egg) and the only way to deal with that is through IVF, however we want to wait at least until 6-7 months post-op to start IVF. In my opinion, Dr. Reichman is a great doctor, but he should have told us from the start to get my husband tested, because you never know if its just one persons fault or both until you get tested. If I had a freind going to see Dr. Reichman, I would recommend that she push to have her husband get tested on the first visit to avoid any further complexities and to make the process go faster.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
get your husband tested on the first visit even if he doesnt recommend it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is always extremely responsive to emails (answers usually right away) and questions I had while at the office for ultrasound appointments and bloodwork. However usually when I am there for ultrasounds the visit lasts less than 5 minutes and he doesn't ask if I have any questions and doesn't always explain what he's seeing in the ultrasound. However, when we first started seeing him, we had an hour meeting with him to discuss the plan and we just had another hour meeting with him to discuss potential IVF, in which he took the time to explain everything to us and answer any questions. He definitely treats me like a human and not just a number.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
fFirst I just did letrozole and since i have PCOS I reacted really well to it and began ovulating on the first try. Did this for a couple months. Dr. Reichman says normal couples TTC have a 1/5 chance of getting pregnant every time so he thought we should do that for 5-6 months. 7th month we did IUI after finding out that my husband had low sperm count, although he probably wouldve waited to do another cycle or 2 without IUI if we hadnt done semen analysis of my husband. Then we did IUI for 6 cycles. last 2 IUI's I was on clomid instead of letrozole so I would ovulate more than one egg and have a better chance of conceiving
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were great, really responsive and nice and friendly.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
busy office and you have to come in early, sometimes a wait but never more than 30 minutes. And usually they take you within 5 mins of your arrival. ALso sometimes you have to wait in the room for the doctor to come in for 10 mins but not more. usually very fast. eveyrone who works there is really nice and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
normal co-pay for ultrasounds, price depends on your insurance. my insurance didnt cover IUI, so we paid $750 out of pocket every time. Also HSG was around $250 that we paid out of pocket, but depends on your insurance and fertility benefits.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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7
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
My experiences with Dr. Schattman have been wonderful- i feel that we are on the same page and he even anticipates my questions even if they are going down the black hole of the web. He guides us and keeps our thoughts and hearts on the path to success even with our current hurdles.... He works with his colleagues and us to make sure we are doing everything right and not missing any details that may be impacting our chances of success.
Organized! The staff [Weill Cornell Medical College] is attentive, knowledgeable about the process, and are able to guide you. The team works as a team and the flow of the office is efficient! When you have to go to a doctors as often as we do, they make it tolerable versus burdensome and make it efficient so it doesn’t dictate your day.... Efficient, I get to see dr. Schattman almost always, even on the weekends!
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
My experiences with Dr. Schattman have been wonderful- i feel that we are on the same page and he even anticipates my questions even if they are going down the black hole of the web. He guides us and keeps our thoughts and hearts on the path to success even with our current hurdles. He seeks more information to have us successful and I feel That he a team player which Increases my already found respect for this man. He works with his colleagues and us to make sure we are doing everything right and not missing any details that may be impacting our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don’t go down the black hole of the internet! Every case is entirely different, he is the expert and each time that we aren’t successful he uses it for more information to increases the chances that the next time is more so- trust his process, even when you feel you have lost all control.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Glenn Schattman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He takes into consideration the personalities of the patient and partner while speaking with you and making next plans. For example, I am More serious than my husband who is a comedian, and we both use humor to lessen the severity of situations- Dr. Schattman despite my tears, when appropriate, has me chuckle and my husband chuckle allowing us to relate and feel even more comfortable with him. He also is very honest and allows us to get to know him as well- which makes things more personal.
Describe the protocols Glenn Schattman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Numerous
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jen)
Organized, responsive, empathic, helpful when you feel you are an emotional mess.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Organized! The staff is attentive, knowledgeable about the process, and are able to guide you. The team works as a team and the flow of the office is efficient! When you have to go to a doctors as often as we do, they make it tolerable versus burdensome and make it efficient so it doesn’t dictate your day.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Efficient, I get to see dr. Schattman almost always, even on the weekends!
10
Doctor
Glenn Schattman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
He made a plan that worked for me and my husband, and adjusted it as necessary over the course of a year so that I felt comfortable with what came next every step of the way. ... Dr. Reichman has really good personality, which I learned makes infertility treatments easier to deal with. He is super straightforward, has a great sense of humor, and is positive but not pushy or annoying or unrealistic.
Strengths- The people who work there [Weill Cornell] are very nice, friendly and good at their jobs- super helpful with billing and insurance issues. The office is very welcoming, clean and new. Weakness- Sometimes very crowded during monitoring hours but for the most part can be in and out in a half hour. ... This was my first experience with monitoring hours but it felt organized and fluid. Even when really busy wait was mostly 30 minutes at longest.
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I went to my first appointment at Dr. Reichman's office as a favor to my husband. I was very reluctant to do any fertility treatments. If a different Dr. had been sitting on the other side of the desk I am not sure I would have gone through a year that included several IUI's and ultimately a cycle of IVF that led to a positive pregnancy test. Dr. Reichman has really good personality, which I learned makes infertility treatments easier to deal with. He is super straightforward, has a great sense of humor, and is positive but not pushy or annoying or unrealistic. He explained things in terms that I could understand and answered every question I had every time I saw him. He made something really hard bearable. He was also available to my husband whenever he had questions and they had many phone calls to strategize the next steps. He adjusted our plan as necessary throughout the process and paid attention to what I was comfortable with every step of the way. I would 100% recommend him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Tribeca office is closed on weekends and holidays so sometimes have to go to Upper East Side location for monitoring which is much larger, less welcoming than the Tribeca office. Dr. Reichman did not perform any of my IUI's, egg retrieval or transfer procedures- depends on who is on call when they are scheduled.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman seemed to understand how I was feeling about infertility treatments even though I couldn't figure it out. He made a plan that worked for me and my husband, and adjusted it as necessary over the course of a year so that I felt comfortable with what came next every step of the way. He has a really great sense of humor, is very direct and the level of care that he has for his patients comes through in every visit.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Friendly, kind, compassionate, thorough, knowledgable, available
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths- The people who work there are very nice, friendly and good at their jobs- super helpful with billing and insurance issues. The office is very welcoming, clean and new. Weakness- Sometimes very crowded during monitoring hours but for the most part can be in and out in a half hour.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
This was my first experience with monitoring hours but it felt organized and fluid. Even when really busy wait was mostly 30 minutes at longest.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
4 rounds of IUI/ 1 cycle of IVF including genetic testing came out to be about $50k.
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
Also know that if you're doing IUI that Dr. Reichman most likely won't be doing the procedure ... He's very direct and to the point, which can come off as blunt but I appreciated because he was always very honest and helped manage my expectations. He only tells you what you absolutely need to know, and monitoring appointments are very quick, so if you're like me and prefer to be over informed, know that you should come to your appointments prepared with questions to ask.
The front desk staff at WC [Weill Cornell] are extremely friendly, and very quickly remembered my name which I was always impressed by. ... The office ALWAYS called with results and instructions on time, and she [nurse] is just genuinely a warm person. ... The Tribeca office is great - nice staff, efficiently run, and very comfortable environment. I was always seen on time. ... The UES, where you will have to go for IUIs and on the weekends when Tribeca is closed, is less so - there's a higher volume of patients and so there's longer wait times, more anxiety in the waiting room, etc.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I loved my experience with Dr. Reichman. He's very direct and to the point, which can come off as blunt but I appreciated because he was always very honest and helped manage my expectations. He only tells you what you absolutely need to know, and monitoring appointments are very quick, so if you're like me and prefer to be over informed, know that you should come to your appointments prepared with questions to ask. Dr. Reichman really knows his stuff - I always had full confidence in his plans - and appreciated how he would always explain his plan of attack, including recommending that I schedule a "strategy session" to discuss next steps if I was not pregnant after 3 rounds of Clomid. He always answered questions via email very quickly and encouraged me to email him directly at any time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask a lot of questions and try to prepare for your appointments in advance because he sees a lot of patients. Go in for monitoring appointments on the earlier side (before 8am) if you want to get seen without any wait. Put your faith in him and do as he says and stay off of Google!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Even though he was likely seeing dozens of patients a morning for very short periods of time, I could tell that Dr. Reichman always prepared himself to see me, knowing the details of my treatment and even remembering personal details about my job, husband etc. The front desk staff at WC are extremely friendly, and very quickly remembered my name which I was always impressed by.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
After he diagnosed me with mild PCOS, he recommended Clomid as a starting point as it appeared I only needed help ovulating more regularly based on bloodwork. He didn't push me to get other tests done right away (other than genetic screening) as he could sense I was hesitant, but after my husband decided to get a SA and it came back with a lower than average count, he recommended IUI to improve our chances of success. After the first round of Clomid didn't result in pregnancy, he recommended an HSG to make sure we weren't facing any additional obstacles, and he also recommended back to back IUIs for the 2nd round of Clomid. I got pregnant on that 2nd round, but if I hadn't we would have had an appointment to discuss our next steps and I believe he would have recommended moving on from Clomid after the 3rd round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah )
Hannah was who I mostly spoke to during my treatment. The office ALWAYS called with results and instructions on time, and she is just genuinely a warm person. I didn't have all that many needs for frequent communication but I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Tribeca office is great - nice staff, efficiently run, and very comfortable environment. I was always seen on time. The UES, where you will have to go for IUIs and on the weekends when Tribeca is closed, is less so - there's a higher volume of patients and so there's longer wait times, more anxiety in the waiting room, etc. Also know that if you're doing IUI that Dr. Reichman most likely won't be doing the procedure unless he happens to be on call - it wasn't a big deal to me and I had the same doctor do the procedure both times who was lovely.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have Cigna and all of my procedures and appointments were 100% covered, except for genetic testing (that was around $350 - they have a deal worked out not to exceed that if your insurance doesn't cover), so I mostly just had a specialist co-pay each visit of $40. Since there are a lot of monitoring appointments, all in I'd say I was spending $200-250 a month on co-pays or so.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
NA
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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10
10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Reichman took the time to ask me exactly what I wanted out of the process and tailored a plan specifically for me, and treated me with precise care each visit... I always felt that he was attentive to my needs and gave me straightforward answers. When we got a few embryos after the first retrieval he advised me to do a second one before doing a transfer, as I had told him at our initial consult that I wanted as many kids as possible
The nursing staff [Weill Cornell] was always available to answer questions, speak through concerns, and show kindness through the whole process. They returned calls in a very timely fashion and explained anything I didn't understand.... Upon initial consultation I met with the patient coordinator, Amanda, who explained all the steps I would need to take in order to begin the process. She was very patient and informative and guided me throughout.
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is a skilled, highly educated and kind doctor. I always felt that he was attentive to my needs and gave me straightforward answers. When we got a few embryos after the first retrieval he advised me to do a second one before doing a transfer, as I had told him at our initial consult that I wanted as many kids as possible,and if we waited it would be more difficult in the future, based on my age. I appreciated that he took me at my word and advised me according to what I wanted out of this whole process. He is completely informed on the latest technologies available and always treated me with complete kindness. I have recommended him to many people already.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust him and do what he says!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman took the time to ask me exactly what I wanted out of the process and tailored a plan specifically for me, and treated me with precise care each visit
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Estrogen patch for a week before period 150 menopur + 300 FSH first few days, then added Cetrotide, HCG trigger shot
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah Giaimo)
The nursing staff was always available to answer questions, speak through concerns, and show kindness through the whole process. They returned calls in a very timely fashion and explained anything I didn't understand. They were professional and skilled in performing any tests required.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Upon initial consultation I met with the patient coordinator, Amanda, who explained all the steps I would need to take in order to begin the process. She was very patient and informative and guided me throughout. As a new patient the process can be quite daunting but she always took the time to explain everything to me thoroughly. Make sure to coordinate any insurance issues with the billing department, as that is a time consuming process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring hours are in the early morning and I would make sure to arrive pretty close to when they opened. A typical wait for me was 10-15 minutes tops, they work quite efficiently there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
~$11,000 for the retrieval ~$10,000 for the PGS testing ~$3,000 for medications (insurance covered some) ~$4,000 for the transfer
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I initially asked Dr. Reichman for a multiple embryo transfer, I thought it would be fun to have twins, he explained the risks involved and as we were doing PGS testing on the embryos the chances of success of one implanting were higher
10
Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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9
8
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
8
Dr. Melnick is very smart, sensitive, and efficient. Early on (maybe our first meeting), she told us that she likes to take the stress off of her patients and that they will be monitoring all of my hormones, etc.. I think she made this statement after I had asked about or shown my ovulation testing (urine strips vs. temperature).... I think Dr. Melnick’s philosophy is that unless we ask for details about things or have specific questions, she will continue with the next course without giving a lot of details or explanation.
The facilities [Weill Cornell] are great. The waiting area has nice light and comfortable seating. The clinic is quite big and feels very different from seeing Dr. Melnick at her office, which is a few blocks away and quite small (but, also new and very nice!). Even though there are comfortable couches, due to it’s size - it feels like a hospital. I have had to wait quite a while a few days. My first trigger shot, I somehow ended up waiting for like 2 hours (there was a class
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
8
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick is very smart, sensitive, and efficient. Early on (maybe our first meeting), she told us that she likes to take the stress off of her patients and that they will be monitoring all of my hormones, etc.. I think she made this statement after I had asked about or shown my ovulation testing (urine strips vs. temperature). My husband and I have relief with this statement for sure, but we also want to know and wrap our heads around things. My first bloodwork was uploaded onto MyChart (Weill Cornell uses this system), which was great because we could go in and see - but all of the following results were never uploaded. I think Dr. Melnick’s philosophy is that unless we ask for details about things or have specific questions, she will continue with the next course without giving a lot of details or explanation. (Maybe this is standard practice because nothing was alarming in any of my test results) This has worked out well for us as it has taken the stress away at times. It has also made us gather a list of questions to ask before a visit. Dr. Melnick was recommended to me by a friend and I see why. For me (and I’m sure others), she’s been a great balance of warmth and cool / calm / efficiency.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Morning appointments have always been really easy to get in and out for me and come with specific questions to ask as your meeting with her will be quick.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick and her team are very warm and very efficient. Most of my appointments have been in the morning before work (as it seems with most of her patients). She teaches and has surgeries during the regular hours I would have possibly been able to go in. My experience was always one of an efficient morning with caring people getting things done (reminded me of a family environment getting ready to go school / work in the morning).
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I have had 7 rounds of Clomid and 4 IUI’s. My body responded well the first month to Clomid (I believe it was 50mg), but the second month only 1 or 2 follicles so the third cycle the prescription was increased to two tablets. This worked well for the last 5 cycles. Everything she prescribed made a lot of sense. Our insurance does not cover IVF - and, if it did we probably would have tried IVF after 2 IUI’s. She told us that the percentage of IUI working goes down each time, but she worked with us with what made sense financially. Because our insurance deductible was paid, we continued with IUI’s and Clomid through the rest of the calendar year. Now we are gearing up for IVF in this new year.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly Nadal)
Holly the nurse who helps with prescriptions and such is super helpful - responds well to emails and is very informative. The other staff - Connie (manager?), Lindsay (nurse who assists Dr. Melnick and takes bloods), and Jersey (front desk) are all very nice and work really well as a team.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The facilities are great. The waiting area has nice light and comfortable seating. The clinic is quite big and feels very different from seeing Dr. Melnick at her office, which is a few blocks away and quite small (but, also new and very nice!). Even though there are comfortable couches, due to it’s size - it feels like a hospital. I have had to wait quite a while a few days. My first trigger shot, I somehow ended up waiting for like 2 hours (there was a class - it is a teaching facility). After that, my husband always gave me the trigger shot. All of the staff are very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I now am out-of-pocket that I’m starting the process for IVF and I just paid $600 for my sounding. The IUI procedures along with all the bloodwork and ultrasounds were paid by insurance and I saw some very bizarre negotiations between the clinic and the insurance so I don’t have straight numbers for them. All of my medications needed pre-authorization and I would pay out of pocket mainly due to timing for Clomid, which is quite inexpensive.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I haven’t really gotten to a conversation with her about this yet. She said that it’s most efficient for the clinic to fertilize all of the eggs that are extracted and freeze extras - but we didn’t talk about how many would be transferred.
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Alexis Melnick
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8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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9
7
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
7
Dr. Kang has been great thus far - I appreciated that she did not immediately push us to IVF and instead took a more pragmatic approach of trying IUI. She did my first IUI, and then the 2nd cycle I asked to do a double IUI, both of which were performed by nurse practitioners. One thing I will say is I feel like the timing of the IUIs may not have been ideal. First cycle was only 22 hours post trigger (which seemed early), and 2nd cycle had IUIs at 26 & 51 hours (2nd seemed really late)
Weill Cornell has a large volume of patients, and it's not cheap. But hopefully you get top notch treatment and that will make it all worthwhile. For daily monitoring, come as early as you can (ideally before 7 AM) to get in & out more quickly.... Thus far in my treatment at CRM, I have not felt like I had one particular assigned nurse or clinical coordinator. Would be really helpful for them to establish a single point of contact up front for clinical questions/issues, and in particular if you could communicate
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
7
How was your experience with Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Kang has been great thus far - I appreciated that she did not immediately push us to IVF and instead took a more pragmatic approach of trying IUI. She did my first IUI, and then the 2nd cycle I asked to do a double IUI, both of which were performed by nurse practitioners. One thing I will say is I feel like the timing of the IUIs may not have been ideal. First cycle was only 22 hours post trigger (which seemed early), and 2nd cycle had IUIs at 26 & 51 hours (2nd seemed really late). I would prefer they teach you how to administer the trigger shot at home on your own so you can get the timing closer to 36 hours (my IUIs were all in the morning about 9:30-11). We're still awaiting results of 2nd cycle, but if it didn't work I'm going to push for that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The clinic is busy and they talk fast. Be prepared with questions for each visit with her, or you can call & talk to her assistant (Diana) or the nursing staff. Especially when it's your first cycle I feel like you need to do this or you may wish later on you'd done things differently (it's expensive you want to maximize your odds of success each round).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Based upon the process thus far, we are happy we chose Dr. Kang. She has a nice demeanor, and is very easy to talk to but also professional & clinical. I've been fortunate to see her for all my monitoring ultrasounds at CRM except one (which was with an RE fellow). Given the volume of patients they have at the clinic, she is good with remembering our specifics and has been helpful in keeping our spirits up during what can be an emotional, difficult process.
Describe the protocols Hey-Joo Kang used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
First cycle, I went in for baseline bloodwork & ultrasound on Day 2, then took 100 mg Clomid/day for Days 2-6, monitoring bloodwork & ultrasound Days 12, 13 & 15, and trigger shot on Day 15 with IUI next morning (22 hours after trigger; 2.25 hours post collection). Had 3 mature follicles (16, 20, & 21) on day of trigger. Did not work and Dr. Kang said afterward that clomid had resulted in thinning of the uterine lining (endometrial stripe was 6.8 when triggered), so we would try letrozole/femara next round. Second cycle did baseline bloodwork & ultrasound on Day 4, with 5 mg letrozole/day for Days 4-8, monitoring bloodwork & ultrasound Days 11 & 15, and trigger shot on Day 15 with double IUI next 2 mornings (26 hours after trigger, 1.5 hours post collection, & 51 hours after trigger, 2 hours post collection). Had only 2 mature follicles (21 & 14) on letrozole but better uterine lining (9.4), but given my age if this cycle doesn't work she recommended going back to clomid to increase our odds with more follicles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Thus far in my treatment at CRM, I have not felt like I had one particular assigned nurse or clinical coordinator. Would be really helpful for them to establish a single point of contact up front for clinical questions/issues, and in particular if you could communicate with them more directly via email, secure message etc. Sometimes you are not in a workspace conducive to being on the phone talking about your treatment, and at those times having an alternate method by which to communicate with their staff would be invaluable.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell has a large volume of patients, and it's not cheap. But hopefully you get top notch treatment and that will make it all worthwhile. For daily monitoring, come as early as you can (ideally before 7 AM) to get in & out more quickly. Also, it seems in 2019 they have enhanced their financial collection efforts - I had not even invoiced yet for coinsurance from my 1st cycle and they were asking me to pay the balance prior to starting my 2nd cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hey-Joo Kang at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Our insurance has a $30K lifetime max for infertility treatment so I've been tracking costs of everything really carefully. Would recommend putting it in a spreadsheet right away because there will be A LOT of insurance claims and it can get very confusing. Here's how it breaks down thus far (total for both husband & myself): o Diagnosis (physician consult, bloodwork/ultrasound, semen analysis & HSG test) = Billed charges ~$5,700; after discounts our insurance paid ~ $3,200; our cost sharing (deductible & coinsurance) ~ $900. o Genetic Testing (through Mt. Sinai Genomics/Sema4) = Billed charges ~$20,500; after discounts our insurance paid ~ $1,400; our cost sharing ~ $500 ** I think the billing staff at CRM said if the genetic testing was not covered by insurance it would only cost a few hundred dollars each, so was completely shocked by the enormous amount billed to our insurance. Wish they would have told us about that in advance (and fortunately our insurance confirmed genetic testing would not go toward our $30K lifetime maximum).** o IUI cycle #1 (medical) = Billed charges ~$4,600; after discounts our insurance paid ~ $3,300; our cost sharing ~ $300; o IUI cycle #1 (Rx-clomid & ovidrel) = after discounts our insurance paid ~ $70; our cost sharing ~ $130 o IUI cycle #2 (medical-estimate) = Billed charges ~$4,700; after discounts our insurance paid ~ $3,500; our cost sharing ~ $400; o IUI cycle #2 (Rx-letrozole & ovidrel) = after discounts our insurance paid ~ $50; our cost sharing ~ $120
Describe Hey-Joo Kang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/A - have not discussed since we are only doing IUI so far.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Hey-Joo Kang
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
10
Dr. Davis speaks very fast but he is very informative. I feel he knows what he is dealing, so I can confidently follow his instructions. When I had questions about culturing or not, he explained who needs it and why. So I can make right decisions. I also asked if I should do fresh transfer or not. To each of my question, he gives me his opinion to navigate my decision. In order to reach him, leave a message to his assistant, and he calls me back.
I believe they [Weill Cornell] have the latest technology. And they dealt with big numbers of cases that I feel they know what they are doing. They are dealing with big numbers of people but quite organized. Blood works and ultrasound to monitor follicles during the cycle is very early in the morning from 6:30-8:30.... Nurses are very kind, warm, and have positive energy. It’s hard to go through cycle. But at least they seem to understand our pain and try to put efforts to minimize the pain. I really feel thankful to them.
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis speaks very fast but he is very informative. I feel he knows what he is dealing, so I can confidently follow his instructions. When I had questions about culturing or not, he explained who needs it and why. So I can make right decisions. I also asked if I should do fresh transfer or not. To each of my question, he gives me his opinion to navigate my decision. In order to reach him, leave a message to his assistant, and he calls me back. During the cycle, almost every cycle, I see him at least once while I go for the morning ultrasound check ups. So I didn’t feel I was abandoned. But since he doesn’t take insurance, we only had one time actually we sat with him in his office for an hour at the beginning for consultation. But my insurance covered it as out of network. So that helped us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would write down all the questions I want to ask and give him a call. He will try to explain and navigate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is very accessible. He always returns the call. He speaks very fast. But he always try to give me answers to my questions. He is very realistic but in a warm way.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I started low stimulation strategy with starting with estrogen patch, cromid, 175 follistim, 75 menopure. And then I got 5 eggs retrieved 2 fertilized. Next cycle, he wanted to push a bit, and same except 225 follistim. And we got 7 eggs and 2 fertilized. He thinks that’s good result even only 2 fertilized. The 3rd cycle, we kept the same as 2nd cycle. We got 5 eggs but no fertilized. I try to figure out his analysis for that now.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses are very kind, warm, and have positive energy. It’s hard to go through cycle. But at least they seem to understand our pain and try to put efforts to minimize the pain. I really feel thankful to them.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I believe they have the latest technology. And they dealt with big numbers of cases that I feel they know what they are doing. They are dealing with big numbers of people but quite organized. Blood works and ultrasound to monitor follicles during the cycle is very early in the morning from 6:30-8:30.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is well oiled machine. Quite organized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I think it was about $580 or so. And I got out of network insurance Coverage for it.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/A
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Communication
Trustworthiness
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
8
Age
25 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
8
Dr Elias is a very good listener who is willing to do everything he can to achieve our goals together. Our situation is very complicated with very low chances to conceive, but he never made us feel that it was impossible. He's ready to explore every treatment, every solution for us to get pregnant. I will never change for another doctor because he's really aware of our situation and always tries to do the best for us.
This clinic [Weill Cornell] strengths are that they are really advanced on a technological, medical, research basis. The lab is really amazing and always try to improve, find new treatments. ... Weaknesses are the costs of course... You have to pay for success. Some people find also that it's like a factory because there is so much women and patient who are dealing with that and sometimes you will maybe have the feeling to be treated like a number.
Age
25 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
8
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
As I said before, he's willing to try everything for us to get pregnant. I am deeply convinced that he thinks of our situation outside our appointments with him, because he always come back with new solutions or treatment. I have a really good feeling with him and give him all of my trust. I am truly convinced that if I get pregnant one day, it will be with his help.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't hesitate to ask him everything you wish for. He will find a way if he can. I believe he's truly a good person beside his doctor qualifications.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Elias is a very good listener who is willing to do everything he can to achieve our goals together. Our situation is very complicated with very low chances to conceive, but he never made us feel that it was impossible. He's ready to explore every treatment, every solution for us to get pregnant. I will never change for another doctor because he's really aware of our situation and always tries to do the best for us.
Describe the protocols Rony Elias used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I don't have any trouble to conceive, but my husband has. On the first IVF round, we didn't find any sperm to try a embryo transfer. Later, he got in touch with my husband's doctor and find some new way to create sperm. So we got one embryo to transfer. Didn't get pregnant. During next years, we had the chance to have some more embryo to transfer, I did two transfer of two embryo (day 3 each) . Didn't get pregnant either. Now I think he wants to change something, I will have to see with him next time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Lisa Artusa and Jane Mary Taraf )
At first I was communicating with Lisa Artusa, she was really sweet, caring and always there when I had questions. It's been two years or so now that a new nurse came (Jane Mary Taraf) and she is also amazing. Always there, responsive, so sweet. I have some trouble for my bloodworks because I have some really little veins. I almost faint everytime and she's here to take care of me, she stays until everything is over and she has so much compassion. Thanks God she's here! I feel like I can tell her everything.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
This clinic strengths are that they are really advanced on a technological, medical, research basis. The lab is really amazing and always try to improve, find new treatments. If you are dealing with a severe trouble to conceive, don't hesitate one second to go to them because they will surely find a way to get out. Weaknesses are the costs of course... You have to pay for success. Some people find also that it's like a factory because there is so much women and patient who are dealing with that and sometimes you will maybe have the feeling to be treated like a number. But I will definitely tell you something, most of fertility clinics are like that. This doesn't bother me or my husband, but I can understand that some women prefer more intimacy.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Sometimes it's really crowded and you have to wait a little but it's really not that long. Doctors are very professional during ultrasound and nurses very caring for bloodworks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I really can't tell because he's part of general costs that we pay for IVF.
Describe Rony Elias's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I'm young (28) and when I started IVF with him I was 25, he insists of not putting a lot of embryo at the same time; he prefer to put one, or maximum two.
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Doctor
Rony Elias
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
Dr Elias always explained everything perfectly to my knowledge level so that I understood the process every step of the way. He is both extremely knowledgeable and kind. My interactions with Dr Elias always felt sincere...approached my IUIs with care. He recommended I have surgery to remove my uterine polyp. He explained that the polyp wasn’t necessarily causing the infertility, however the process of removing would increase the likelihood of pregnancy. He was 100% right. I got pregnant the very next cycle.
Strong Knowledge base at [Weill Cornell Medical College]. Clean facility. Reception staff could be friendlier. They do see lots of women. Be sure to Arrive early to avoid a wait on bloodwork/ultrasound days. Keep track of billing. It can get confusing...No explainable infertility so we tried IUI before going to IVF. After 2 rounds a uterine polyp developed. Dr Elias recommended surgery to remove. I wanted to try one more IUI. That didn’t work so we moved forward with the surgery. After removal, I got pregnant the next IUI. I was never pressured to do IVF. Had a successful pregnancy after 4 IUIs. I did not react well to clomid and had to take injections. Clinic Nps
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Elias had a way of making me feel like I was his only patient. He was thorough, informative, and approached my IUIs with care. He recommended I have surgery to remove my uterine polyp. He explained that the polyp wasn’t necessarily causing the infertility, however the process of removing would increase the likelihood of pregnancy. He was 100% right. I got pregnant the very next cycle. Dr Elias also performed the surgery as well to remove the polyp. One of my IUIs was done by a different doctor in the practice and I did not have a good experience. I explained this to Dr Elias who happened to be in the office the day of my next IUI. He made sure to do that one himself as he knew I was uneasy after the last time. He did not have to do that and I was very appreciative. After success and having a beautiful baby girl, I am back again with Dr Elias hoping for another successful IUI.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Elias is great. Just listen to his advice!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rony Elias at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Elias always explained everything perfectly to my knowledge level so that I understood the process every step of the way. He is both extremely knowledgeable and kind. My interactions with Dr Elias always felt sincere.
Describe the protocols Rony Elias used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
No explainable infertility so we tried IUI before going to IVF. After 2 rounds a uterine polyp developed. Dr Elias recommended surgery to remove. I wanted to try one more IUI. That didn’t work so we moved forward with the surgery. After removal, I got pregnant the next IUI. I was never pressured to do IVF. Had a successful pregnancy after 4 IUIs. I did not react well to clomid and had to take injections.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strong Knowledge base. Clean facility. Reception staff could be friendlier. They do see lots of women. Be sure to Arrive early to avoid a wait on bloodwork/ultrasound days. Keep track of billing. It can get confusing.
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Doctor
Rony Elias
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
He [Dr. David Reichman] was thorough and explained every aspect to me along the way. His attention to detail and care really shows he is an incredible doctor and I trusted him completely...After thoroughly reviewing my medical background and after an examination, he was adamant about making a few adjustments to my lifestyle which may increase my chances of getting pregnant. After being on medication for 4 cycles with another doctor and being told by that doctor to do IVF, i knew it wasn't right for me, so I wanted to get a second opinion from Dr. Reichman. Dr. Reichman didn't put me on any medication, i changed a few lifestyle habits and got pregnant without unnecessary means. He was right all along.
[Weill Cornell Medical College was] Clean, professional, organized. Any time I needed documents or to speak with a nurse, they were very responsive. The clinic was very organized, and although there were many many patients there each and every day, the system was efficient and hardly any time waiting...[nurses were] Respectful, responsive...Dr. Reichman spent time getting to know me and my medical history which helped him to asses the best way to move forward. He took the time to really understand my history and no detail was left unturned. He was personable, has great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would highly recommend Dr Reichman. After seeing several doctors, I felt Dr. Reichman had the best understanding and approach for my specific case. He wasn't quick to suggest an unnecessary procedure or medication, but took the time to do what he thought would be best for me. He was thorough and explained every aspect to me along the way. His attention to detail and care really shows he is an incredible doctor and I trusted him completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Make sure you can have a consultation with Dr. Reichman to go through your entire medical history so he can accurately asses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman spent time getting to know me and my medical history which helped him to asses the best way to move forward. He took the time to really understand my history and no detail was left unturned. He was personable, has great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
After thoroughly reviewing my medical background and after an examination, he was adamant about making a few adjustments to my lifestyle which may increase my chances of getting pregnant. After being on medication for 4 cycles with another doctor and being told by that doctor to do IVF, i knew it wasn't right for me, so I wanted to get a second opinion from Dr. Reichman. Dr. Reichman didn't put me on any medication, i changed a few lifestyle habits and got pregnant without unnecessary means. He was right all along.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Respectful, responsive.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Clean, professional, organized. Any time I needed documents or to speak with a nurse, they were very responsive. The clinic was very organized, and although there were many many patients there each and every day, the system was efficient and hardly any time waiting.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance covered everything with the exception of a small co pay.
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Doctor
David Reichman
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10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
The first time we met Dr. Pereira was after we had experienced a pregnancy loss. He couldn't have been more compassionate and he explained to us that he aims to treat his patients with the same care he would give to his family members. Now that we've been seeing Dr. Pereira for several months, I understand that he meant what he said during that first visit with him...I truly feel like his treatment and care is personalized (e.g., he really took into account the fact that we had experienced two natural pregnancies that resulted in a loss and the emotional state we were in). For example, he chose to delay my IVF cycle start because of a new physical condition that came up for me.
The monitoring staff [at Weill Cornell] show compassion and really make your daily monitoring experience more pleasant. That said, the weekend communication is a little less organized and it would be nice to have a way to contact the office more easily to ask questions...highly organized and personal at the same time. I am very pleased to have chosen Cornell. I do not have my IVF results yet, but still feel very happy with the service that Cornell provided me.
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira is someone you can trust. Of course, he works at one of the top clinics so you know that you can trust his expertise. Beyond that, you can trust him that he really cares about you as a patient and wants the best for you. I truly feel like his treatment and care is personalized (e.g., he really took into account the fact that we had experienced two natural pregnancies that resulted in a loss and the emotional state we were in). For example, he chose to delay my IVF cycle start because of a new physical condition that came up for me. While we could have proceeded with the cycle, he chose not to because he explained that he only wanted to start a cycle if I was set up to achieve optimal results. Also, as stated in other reviews, he is extremely responsive. He always responds to emails within several hours which helps ease your mind when you have questions/concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust that he wants the best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr.Pereira is simply the best best best. The first time we met Dr. Pereira was after we had experienced a pregnancy loss. He couldn't have been more compassionate and he explained to us that he aims to treat his patients with the same care he would give to his family members. Now that we've been seeing Dr. Pereira for several months, I understand that he meant what he said during that first visit with him. Dr. Pereira has really made us feel like he has our back through the ups and downs and we couldn't be more appreciative.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Gonal F and Menopur for first several days of cycle. Cetrotide was introduced at around day 6 of cycle. Gonal F dose started out at 150 and dropped to zero at the end of the cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Crystal is absolutely wonderful. She is compassionate, kind and has so much knowledge about the IVF process. She is extremely organized and makes you feel like she is in it with you. In addition to Crystal, all of the staff at Cornell are wonderful. The monitoring staff show compassion and really make your daily monitoring experience more pleasant. That said, the weekend communication is a little less organized and it would be nice to have a way to contact the office more easily to ask questions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It's a top clinic that is highly organized and personal at the same time. I am very pleased to have chosen Cornell. I do not have my IVF results yet, but still feel very happy with the service that Cornell provided me.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Pereira recommended single embryo transfer for PGT embryos.
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Doctor
Nigel Pereira
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Pereira was always considerate and kind when it came to all of my questions -- and I had a lot of questions about the treatment, why I was feeling a certain way and every time I shared my symptoms, he was always prompt and caring with his responses. Additionally, he was never "pushy" with one type of treatment or another -- he always prioritized and understood what was important to me -- making me feel comfortable with my decisions as I listened to my body.
Although I never met Crystal [nurse at Cornell] in person -- she's the one that delivered my blood results over the phone every day and gave me instructions -- I feel like we developed a bond over the eight months of treatment. She was super compassionate and clear in her communications so that I don't have to call back, and if I needed to call back, she was super helpful...Tribeca office is a great facility with relatively short wait times -- during regular monitoring hours, it took me no longer than 40 min for both ultrasound and blood work -- however, it can get crowded at times. The only thing I didn't like about the office was that it wasn't open during the weekend, so I had to go to Upper East location, where I didn't know any of the nurses. Other than that, a great facility, especially if you live near by.
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira was the best doctor that I could've asked for during my fertility journey. He was candid yet kind and prompt yet professional with all of his emails. Additionally, it seemed like he tailored his explanation and treatment based on the patient. For instance, I prefer to see the facts, the numbers behind one method over the other, and he always printed me a copy of the research paper so that I can read it on my own and come back to him with questions. Overall, while it was a relatively long journey for us (8 months), I'm really happy that he was our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Feel free to over communicate your symptoms and don't shy from asking him a lot of questions -- he's more than willing to help answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira was always considerate and kind when it came to all of my questions -- and I had a lot of questions about the treatment, why I was feeling a certain way and every time I shared my symptoms, he was always prompt and caring with his responses. Additionally, he was never "pushy" with one type of treatment or another -- he always prioritized and understood what was important to me -- making me feel comfortable with my decisions as I listened to my body.
Describe the protocols Nigel Pereira used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
My insurance policy required 6 cycles of IUI before IVF was required and Dr. P tried his best to make IUI work for me, which it did! He would change my dosage and when I take clomid based on how my body reacted the cycle before to optimize our chances.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Crystal)
Although I never met Crystal in person -- she's the one that delivered my blood results over the phone every day and gave me instructions -- I feel like we developed a bond over the eight months of treatment. She was super compassionate and clear in her communications so that I don't have to call back, and if I needed to call back, she was super helpful.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Tribeca office is a great facility with relatively short wait times -- during regular monitoring hours, it took me no longer than 40 min for both ultrasound and blood work -- however, it can get crowded at times. The only thing I didn't like about the office was that it wasn't open during the weekend, so I had to go to Upper East location, where I didn't know any of the nurses. Other than that, a great facility, especially if you live near by.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had pretty amazing fertility benefit, so had to just pay my co-pay ($15 / visit), which did add up because I ended up going 10-12 times / month for 6+ months. All of my husband's sperm exams and washing for IUI were out of pocket, so we had to pay around $200-$300 for each cycle. There were some tests that weren't covered that we had to pay out of pocket, but don't think we spent more than $3-$4K for the entire process.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Doctor
Nigel Pereira
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
44
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Reichman is very matter of fact, reality-based, and straightforward...Talk to him about your fertility goals and he will build an intelligent strategy with you -- he will give you the facts without giving you false hope. Also attend your monitoring appointments with all your questions ready to go!...recommended single embryo transfers...performed our last transfer himself -- the attention and care he took to make sure every last detail was in place was next level.
General monitoring hours were early morning approximately 7-8:30am [at Weill Cornell Medical College]. Extremely smooth process at Tribeca, no long waits, generally called within a few minutes for bloodwork, and then shortly thereafter would see the doctor. If monitoring needed to happen over the weekend, you have to go to the UES office, where there was typically a slightly longer wait but never too long there either...Weaknesses if any really was with pre certification and billing departments. I would recommend new patients take the time to ask the Tribeca office to thoroughly walk you through this process.
Age
44
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We received incredible medical care under Dr. Reichman during our fertility treatment -- anyone under his care is in the very best hands and we would highly recommend him (and Weill Cornell Tribeca) to anyone who is in the process of looking for a fertility doctor. Dr. Reichman was a clear and concise communicator -- he is straightforward, extremely intelligent, trustworthy, compassionate and has a great sense of humor; he somehow strikes the difficult balance of being both very realistic and practical while also being positive and encouraging. We saw Dr. Reichman at every appointment in Tribeca (exclusive of a few weekend monitoring appointments on the UES). While the monitoring appointments typically went quickly, we never felt rushed -- Dr. Reichman patiently answered all our questions both during appointments and over email. Finally, Dr. Reichman performed our last transfer himself -- the attention and care he took to make sure every last detail was in place was next level. In our experience with Dr. Reichman -- through the ups and downs of our IVF process -- it became very clear to us that he is one of the best, most humane, and deeply caring medical professionals we have ever worked with. We feel extremely grateful and fortunate to have had him on our side during our fertility journey. Truly can't say enough good things about Dr Reichman.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Reichman is very matter of fact, reality-based, and straightforward. For us, these qualities were decisive factors in becoming his patient and placing our trust in him. Talk to him about your fertility goals and he will build an intelligent strategy with you -- he will give you the facts without giving you false hope. Also attend your monitoring appointments with all your questions ready to go!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah & Christine)
I had a couple different primary nurses during my IVF treatments -- I thought the nursing staff at large was excellent, very communicative and caring. Nurse Christine at the Tribeca office was amazing!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell Tribeca - never had to wait more than 5-15 minutes for my appointment, usually saw the doctor within moments of arriving at the office. Technicians were all amazing as were the nurses, genetic counselors, and the office staff. It makes a huge difference when you are going in frequently for monitoring before work and there isn't a long wait! I don't know how they do it, but its makes the process so pleasant! Weaknesses if any really was with pre certification and billing departments. I would recommend new patients take the time to ask the Tribeca office to thoroughly walk you through this process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
General monitoring hours were early morning approximately 7-8:30am. Extremely smooth process at Tribeca, no long waits, generally called within a few minutes for bloodwork, and then shortly thereafter would see the doctor. If monitoring needed to happen over the weekend, you have to go to the UES office, where there was typically a slightly longer wait but never too long there either.
Describe David Reichman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Reichman recommended single embryo transfers.
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Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
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10
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Reichman remembered details about our discussions, and always asked questions following up on our prior conversations...He also responds to emails within hours...He is very clear, thorough, smart, candid, and responsive. I saw him for each of my appointments, which was a big relief because my medication and progress needed to be monitored closely to avoid over-stimulation. He was always well prepared for our appointments, on time, and remembered everything we had discussed about my course of treatment. He also responds to emails within hours and his nurse is also very responsive. After you are treated by Dr. Reichman, you wish that he could stay with you throughout your pregnancy and deliver your baby. I have absolute trust in him and his judgment and have recommended him to many friends, who have been equally happy with his care.
Hannah [at Weill Cornell Medical College] was very responsive and also very compassionate. Also, she was very clear with instructions on medication. Everything you could want in a nurse...The only downside to the Tribeca office is that you have to go to UES for procedures and weekend monitoring. I found the UES location similar to a factory. Very impersonal, not very helpful staff, not much information or instruction. The Tribeca office, itself, is terrific. They run on time, they know the patients, and they quickly respond to questions.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I can't say enough about how highly I recommend Dr. Reichman. He is very clear, thorough, smart, candid, and responsive. I saw him for each of my appointments, which was a big relief because my medication and progress needed to be monitored closely to avoid over-stimulation. He was always well prepared for our appointments, on time, and remembered everything we had discussed about my course of treatment. He also responds to emails within hours and his nurse is also very responsive. After you are treated by Dr. Reichman, you wish that he could stay with you throughout your pregnancy and deliver your baby. I have absolute trust in him and his judgment and have recommended him to many friends, who have been equally happy with his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Come with questions prepared. He is very busy. He will sit with you as long as you have questions but he doesn't have time to waste so make sure you know what you want to ask in advance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Reichman at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The Tribeca office is incredible. The front desk and nursing staff know most of the patients by name, are always helpful and responsive, and are extremely kind. Dr. Reichman remembered details about our discussions, and always asked questions following up on our prior conversations.
Describe the protocols David Reichman used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We did two IUIs with clomid (each negative result) and one IVF transfer (successful). Dr. Reichman advised that IUI was unlikely to work for us (unexplained infertility) and so recommended we try that no more than 3 times. He was very confident IVF would work (and it did).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Hannah)
Hannah was very responsive and also very compassionate. Also, she was very clear with instructions on medication. Everything you could want in a nurse.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The only downside to the Tribeca office is that you have to go to UES for procedures and weekend monitoring. I found the UES location similar to a factory. Very impersonal, not very helpful staff, not much information or instruction. The Tribeca office, itself, is terrific. They run on time, they know the patients, and they quickly respond to questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It gets pretty busy just before monitoring hours end so I would recommend showing up on the early side. You won't need to wait very long at all.
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Doctor
David Reichman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
He [Dr. Pereira] was incredibly thorough with testing (and moved fast with testing, which was much appreciated) and took lots of time with consults. I never felt rushed as we developed plans, and he took time to explain the procedures, our results, his interpretation of our results, and the rationale for his recommendations. I really appreciated feeling involved and respected in the process. He was very responsive when I had concerns--after receiving some disappointing results at one stage of treatment, my husband and I called and were very distressed. He called back within 10-20 minutes and took time to explain the results (which it turns out were not as bad as we feared), and it was so reassuring. He is also a gynecological surgeon and so was able to perform a surgery when I had to have one as part of my treatment--being able to have that continuity of care was great. We had success after our second round of IVF and plan to go back to Cornell and Dr. Pereira for any future treatments.
The nursing staff [at Weill Cornell] was very responsive--I always got return calls within a couple of hours, and Crystal was the responding nurse 90% of the time...Occasionally there was a long wait, but I think that may have been partially because I tended to arrive at the end of the monitoring window, which was the busiest time...I felt really comfortable with the quality of the entire practice and got the sense that the doctors collaborated quite a bit in making decisions about patients so you got the expertise of the crowd. Being in a larger practice also had pros such as an in-house genetics counselor. The nursing staff and admin staff were very responsive, and I always got calls back quickly when I had questions or concerns. The only slight negative in my whole experience was that monitoring hours sometimes got backed up so there could be a bit of a wait in the mornings, but this may partially be because I tended to show up towards the end of the monitoring window. Scheduled appointments always ran on time.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Pereira was great. He was incredibly thorough with testing (and moved fast with testing, which was much appreciated) and took lots of time with consults. I never felt rushed as we developed plans, and he took time to explain the procedures, our results, his interpretation of our results, and the rationale for his recommendations. I really appreciated feeling involved and respected in the process. He was very responsive when I had concerns--after receiving some disappointing results at one stage of treatment, my husband and I called and were very distressed. He called back within 10-20 minutes and took time to explain the results (which it turns out were not as bad as we feared), and it was so reassuring. He is also a gynecological surgeon and so was able to perform a surgery when I had to have one as part of my treatment--being able to have that continuity of care was great. We had success after our second round of IVF and plan to go back to Cornell and Dr. Pereira for any future treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He took tons of time to fully explain the treatments to me--he treated me like an equal. He was also very compassionate and responsive when I had concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Crystal )
The nursing staff was very responsive--I always got return calls within a couple of hours, and Crystal was the responding nurse 90% of the time.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
For fertility treatments it isn't only your particular physician that matters but the quality of the whole practice. The quality of the lab can influence results, and procedures are often completed by other doctors. I felt really comfortable with the quality of the entire practice and got the sense that the doctors collaborated quite a bit in making decisions about patients so you got the expertise of the crowd. Being in a larger practice also had pros such as an in-house genetics counselor. The nursing staff and admin staff were very responsive, and I always got calls back quickly when I had questions or concerns. The only slight negative in my whole experience was that monitoring hours sometimes got backed up so there could be a bit of a wait in the mornings, but this may partially be because I tended to show up towards the end of the monitoring window. Scheduled appointments always ran on time.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Occasionally there was a long wait, but I think that may have been partially because I tended to arrive at the end of the monitoring window, which was the busiest time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nigel Pereira at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had good insurance coverage. I believe I spent apx $4k on copays for 2 retrievals, 3 transfers, and testing (including diagnostic surgery). My main costs were associated with medications and elective PGS testing.
Describe Nigel Pereira's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He was very committed to eSET and was concerned about the risks associated with multiples pregnancy.
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Doctor
Nigel Pereira
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tribeca
Nursing
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10
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
He is very accomplished in his research but is able to breakdown all information so you can easily understand. Dr. Pereira put us at ease every time we met with him...From March-May we met fairly regularly to track ovulation to have planned intercourse. Throughout this process it was determined we had unexplained infertility so we began shots for our egg retrieval and embryo transfer in late May. To prepare for the egg retrieval we used Follistum, Menopur, and Ganirellix. After our egg retrieval I took a z-pac and Medrol. Once the embryo transfer was complete we started with the Progesterone shots.
The Tribeca office [of Well Cornell] is absolutely fantastic! Facilities are very clean and wait times were minimal, even during monitoring hours which can get pretty busy if you do not arrive before 8AM. The staff is extremely friendly and helps make you feel at ease during a difficult time, their smiles and personality make being at the doctor's very early in the morning multiple times a week much more bearable...The nursing staff at CRM is fantastic. Whenever I had a question about medications or procedures I received a call back the same day. The IVF class CRM offers is lead by the nursing team, this made me and my husband feel so much more comfortable about injections.
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K