Rated 6
Don't recommend: 100%6
0% strongly recommend
1 review
Humanity
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8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
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8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
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6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
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Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Venezuala
Residency
Jose Maria Vargas
Fellowship
Columbia
Abe Halfen works at

NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 7%8.9

At 2 offices

Stony Brook
2500 Nesconset Hwy
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 246-9100
West Islip
1111 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY 11795
(631) 482-9020
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2017, Unsuccessful
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8
Age 34
4 IUI
IVF
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I would describe Doctor Halfen as old fashion. He is very polite and tries to be warm, but he is so straight foward some times that the warm part gets lost. He helds his opinion and approach as the right one leaving no room for suggestions. After my third failed IUI, I was looking to try something different. I was in Femara in the second and third IUI and I wanted to try Clomid for my fourth and last IUI among other suggestions I brought up, but he did not agree and it was not done. My fourth IUI was also a failed attempt.
The three facilities [of Reproductive Specialists of NY] are very convenient. They are clean and well mantained. They have convenient appointment times and the staff is cordial. Depending what facility is closer to you, you might see different doctors every visit. I think this is a weakness. I would like to be constant and for my doctor to always be the one seeing my results.... I was in Femara 5mg daily for 5 days starting on day 3 of my mentrual period.
How was your experience with Abe Halfen at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York?
I would describe Doctor Halfen as old fashion. He is very polite and tries to be warm, but he is so straight foward some times that the warm part gets lost. He helds his opinion and approach as the right one leaving no room for suggestions. After my third failed IUI, I was looking to try something different. I was in Femara in the second and third IUI and I wanted to try Clomid for my fourth and last IUI among other suggestions I brought up, but he did not agree and it was not done. My fourth IUI was also a failed attempt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abe Halfen at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York?
Listen to Doctor Halfen's suggestions for treatment, but remember that you ultimately is who decides how to proceed. Do some research and be strong when suggesting changes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abe Halfen at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York?
He was very straight foward which was good. He was polite and respecful, however, I felt very discorauge to ask questions. He felt very strongly about his approach and left no room for suggestions.
Describe the protocols Abe Halfen used in your cycles at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York and their degree of success.
I was in Femara 5mg daily for 5 days starting on day 3 of my mentrual period.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York.
They were compassionated and kind.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York.
The three facilities are very convenient. They are clean and well mantained. They have convenient appointment times and the staff is cordial. Depending what facility is closer to you, you might see different doctors every visit. I think this is a weakness. I would like to be constant and for my doctor to always be the one seeing my results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abe Halfen at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York.
IUI cycles: covered by insurance $900 copay $60 each (4 cycles total) Medication: covered by insurance copay (around) $100
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York.
My generic testing results were displaced for a bit. I had gotten copies and had to give them copies of my copies because they could not find them.
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Doctor
Abe Halfen
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York
Mineola
Operations
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