Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 5%9
76% strongly recommend
19 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.8
7.8
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
7.9
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
NYU
Residency
Weill Cornell
Fellowship
Weill Cornell Medical College

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Alexis Melnick works at

Weill Cornell Medical College
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 10%8.8

At 2 offices

Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2764
Upper West Side
2315 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(646) 962-3767
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19 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 31 - 32
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Melnick is both professional and personable. She has made herself available via in-person appointments and email exchanges. She's been honest and realistic about our course of treatment, risks, and outcomes. Her knowledge and approach makes me feel at ease...she would most likely recommend a single embryo transfer due to the risk of multiples. At this point in our treatments, I agree with that assessment.
the [Weill Cornell Medical College] coordinators and they're always quick to answer messages and schedule appointments...Some of my monitoring has been done at the main York Ave office. It's a much larger, more hospital-like setting. I've had a few minor appointment delays at that specific office, but it was manageable...Each monitoring appointment was billed at $125-300. Each IUI was billed at $725-800
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick is both professional and personable. She has made herself available via in-person appointments and email exchanges. She's been honest and realistic about our course of treatment, risks, and outcomes. Her knowledge and approach makes me feel at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick does talk a little fast! Just make sure you're ready with a pen/paper or phone to take notes and you'll be fine.
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 warm and friendly. She has been honest with us during treatment and it feels like she's on our side to provide the best care that she can without taking unnecessary steps. She tends to be direct and fast paced, which I found to be helpful during before work monitoring appointments. She tailored her approach to provide a softer level of care when I was going through a miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Our first appointment with Dr. Melnick was after one year of TTC on our own with no success. Various tests (started by my OBGYN) led us to unexplained infertility. Dr. Melnick's recommended protocol started with natural IUIs. The first natural IUI was negative. The second natural IUI resulted in a pregnancy, but ended in miscarriage after about six weeks. We tried a third natural IUI that was also negative. For the fourth IUI, we added 50mg Clomid. This IUI resulted still in only one follicle and a negative. Our current status is that we are going to do one more Clomid IUI with an increased dose of 100mg. We wanted to start to plan ahead and have already had a conversation with Dr. Melnick about IVF. I've appreciated that Dr. Melnick is taking into consideration my age, test results, and desired family size when working through the protocol and treatment rounds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
The entire staff at Dr. Melnick's office on 68th Street has been very helpful and caring - Holly, Jersey, Connie, Jenny. Jersey and Connie are the coordinators and they're always quick to answer messages and schedule appointments. Jenny typically works with Dr. Melnick during morning monitoring appointments. She makes me feel really at ease with the blood work and her blood draws are never painful. I've only interacted with Holly over the phone, but I've found her to also be informative and kind. The office on York Ave is larger and is not Dr. Melnick's primary office (patients only go there on Wednesdays). I've found the nurses there to be less personal, which I can understand because they're seeing a lot more patients.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
So far, I've been happy with Weill Cornell. Some of my monitoring has been done at the main York Ave office. It's a much larger, more hospital-like setting. I've had a few minor appointment delays at that specific office, but it was manageable. I do like that Dr. Melnick is part of a larger practice and there's someone always on call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Each monitoring appointment was billed at $125-300. Each IUI was billed at $725-800. My insurance covered most of the expense (including insurance adjustments). I had deductible/co-insurance charges for the balance that was not covered by insurance (including office co-pays). I have not done IVF yet, but I do know that the office provides a detailed list of the associated charges.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have not progressed to IVF yet, but in our conversation about IVF Dr. Melnick already said that she would most likely recommend a single embryo transfer due to the risk of multiples. At this point in our treatments, I agree with that assessment.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
For one of my trigger shots, there was a delay getting the prescription sent to CVS Specialty Pharmacy. It seemed like a one off, as I've had no other issues.
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Melnick, my husband and I had all been on the same page about a single embryo transfer...She made time for video visits with my husband and I to answer questions between appointments about next steps in our treatment...she wanted to make sure that my appointments were with her so that she and I could discuss my progress..
During the IVF cycle, I received a call from the [Weill Cornell] nursing team every day I had gone in for monitoring with next step instructions before 2pm so I had a good understanding of what to do that evening...I had appointments in both locations. Dr. Melnick's office is smaller and quiet--the staff are really responsive and friendly. The main office is a little more of what you may expect from a hospital doctor's office however, I felt like everything moved quickly and the staff were responsive there as well.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick understood how stressful fertility treatments can be and acknowledged the added stress of going through them during a pandemic. She made time for video visits with my husband and I to answer questions between appointments about next steps in our treatment. During a Saturday monitoring visit near the beginning of my IVF cycle, I saw one of the Fellows who had told me he wasn't seeing many follicles and that more may not grow or I could lose some. I was incredibly upset leaving this appointment thinking I would end up with a cancelled cycle. I wrote to Dr. Melnick to ask for her thoughts on my progress and she let me know that it was quantity not quality that mattered most. Dr. Melnick told me that for the remainder of the cycle (outside of weekend appointments and procedures which are performed by whichever doctor is in the OR that day), she wanted to make sure that my appointments were with her so that she and I could discuss my progress. If I hadn't already felt confident with Dr. Melnick, that experience made me trust her completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Write down your questions before your appointment! Dr. Melnick is very busy and she's quick (though thorough). She will answer all of your questions if you have them but, have them prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick spoke to me candidly but warmly. She always remembered where we were and what was going on with my current cycle. She answered questions honestly and I never felt like my thoughts or opinions didn't matter. Her confidence allowed me to trust her completely and I never felt worried after leaving an appointment with her. I also had her direct email address and could ask additional questions in between appointments. I felt like a human being and knew I was in good hands.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I started on day 2 of my cycle with 150 units of Gonal F and 150 units of Menopur. The following week I started Ganerelix (which made me incredibly itchy). I had a double trigger before the retrieval (Lupron 80 units and Pregnyl 1500 units). Day of retrieval I started azithromycin (5 days) and Medrol (16mg once daily for 4 days). The day after the retrieval I started progesterone injections (1mg a day) and estrogen patches changed every other day--I was on progesterone and estrogen patches until the 7th week of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly Nadal)
Dr. Melnick's entire nursing team is spectacular though I spoke to Holly Nadal most frequently. During the IVF cycle, I received a call from the nursing team every day I had gone in for monitoring with next step instructions before 2pm so I had a good understanding of what to do that evening. Prior to beginning the IVF cycle, Holly called me one afternoon to walk me through the entire process including specifics on the injections. She sat on the phone with me for an hour answering all of my questions and told me to email with any follow up questions or concerns. My emails were always answered on the same day and if I had a complicated question, a nurse would call with my answer. It would have been very difficult to get through fertility treatments (especially the IVF cycle) without this nursing team!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Melnick is in a satellite office two blocks from the main Weill Cornell RE office. I had appointments in both locations. Dr. Melnick's office is smaller and quiet--the staff are really responsive and friendly. The main office is a little more of what you may expect from a hospital doctor's office however, I felt like everything moved quickly and the staff were responsive there as well. My appointments were all during the COVID pandemic so, there were many fewer patients in the waiting room at a time than there would have been previously. I was able to book specific times for all of my monitoring appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My health insurance covered $10,000 lifetime maximum in fertility treatments. Other than co-pays associated with visits that were note part of the IVF cycle, and the drug co-pays, I payed about $7000 out of pocket after insurance (this was for 3 IUI cycles and one IVF cycle).
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Melnick, my husband and I had all been on the same page about a single embryo transfer. My husband and I did make it clear that if the changes of a singleton were higher with two embryos transferred, we were open to it. On day 3, Dr. Melnick called after talking to the embryologist and the recommendation was to go with two embryos (both embryos with a chance around 50%) to increase the likelihood of the transfer working. We were fine with this recommendation and ended up with a singleton pregnancy.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Due to my age (29), the transfer day (day 5 transfer), and my health, we only had the option to transfer a single embryo...Dr. Melnick speaks fast and can throw a lot of information at you at once but she will always take the time to answer questions...I saw [her] once during monitoring and other doctors on rotation did my retrieval and transfer...
My insurance was billed $15,000 at the end of treatment...There is a nursing email address that you can reach out to any questions and I always received an answer that same day, sometimes within a few hours...At times, it [Weill Cornell] could feel factory-like when you're sitting in a waiting room with 30+ women waiting for daily monitoring but every time you interact with a person, you feel like you're getting the 1:1 attention you need. At times, it can be difficult to get in touch with their pre-authorization team which was frustrating at the start of treatment
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick is a great reproductive endocrinologist. She is friendly and trusting and is also straight forward and efficient. She made a pretty scary and daunting process approachable and manageable. We were dealing with male factor infertility and on the whole, I'd say my protocol was pretty straight forward so I cannot speak to her ability to diagnose and create protocols based on different cases.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask all the questions. Dr. Melnick speaks fast and can throw a lot of information at you at once but she will always take the time to answer questions. You can always follow up with her nurses via email (they respond very quickly).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Every time I saw Dr. Melnick, I felt like I was speaking with a close friend. She is warm and caring and will spend time explaining everything and answering your questions while also being straight forward and efficient. It's worth noting at Weill Cornell that once you start treatment, you do not see your doctor for every step of the process. I saw Dr. Melnick once during monitoring and other doctors on rotation did my retrieval and transfer. Dr. Melnick and her nursing team were always available for questions and called me everyday during monitoring to update me on protocols.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Due to dealing with male factor infertility, I assume my treatment was pretty standard and did not require a ton of customization. I started on day 2 of my cycle with 100 units Gonal F and 75 units of Menopur. After one day of shots, they reduced the Gonnal F to 75 and after two days, increased it to 87.5 where it stayed for the duration of stimulation. I started one Cetrotide kit per day on day 3 or 4 of shots. I did 8 days of shots and then did my trigger shot on day 10 of my cycle and the retrieval was 2 days after. I did a dual trigger - HCG and Lupron. The day after the egg retrieval, I started 1ml progesterone oil shots and estradiol patches.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Jessica, Holly, and Dr. Melnick's whole nursing team is hands down the best nursing team around. There is a nursing email address that you can reach out to any questions and I always received an answer that same day, sometimes within a few hours. The nurses called every day after monitoring to update me on treatment protocols and answered any question I had that day.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell Department of Reproductive Medicine is a well oiled machine. At times, it could feel factory-like when you're sitting in a waiting room with 30+ women waiting for daily monitoring but every time you interact with a person, you feel like you're getting the 1:1 attention you need. At times, it can be difficult to get in touch with their pre-authorization team which was frustrating at the start of treatment. I'm not sure what it's like at other clinics but it's worth noting that you will not see your doctor for everything. Various attendings, fellows, and residents rotate for monitoring and attendings rotate for egg retrievals and transfers. While my doctor was overseeing my entire treatment, I only met with her at the beginning, once when she was on rotation for monitoring, and for my first check up after a positive pregnancy test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance was billed $15,000 at the end of treatment. Currently working through what is covered vs. what is not. My insurance covered all medication which was around ~$8,000.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Due to my age (29), the transfer day (day 5 transfer), and my health, we only had the option to transfer a single embryo.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The only thing I checked was "lost paperwork" - a consent form was misplaced but they were very on top of it and it was remedied quickly.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Business Executive
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[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
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 38 - 39
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Architect
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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
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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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 34 - 37
6 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Melnick listened to my story, asked questions and showed genuine interest in helping my husband and I conceive. I felt heard and I felt known. She engaged by asking questions and reviewing my medical history with the two of us.... What I appreciate about Dr Melnick is that she normalizes this experience, which to a patient is beyond normal. Her knowledge of fertility/infertility is reflected in the confidence she shows when she tells me what treatment path we’re going to take.
This clinic [Weill Cornell Medical College] has been on the forefront of research and development for reproductive medicine. It's a very large clinic that has been partitioned into small practices around the city. Monitoring can take place at multiple locations. When I call I don't get to speak with someone right away but they are very consistent with calling back within a couple of hours.... All nursing staff has been very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
What I appreciate about Dr Melnick is that she normalizes this experience, which to a patient is beyond normal. Her knowledge of fertility/infertility is reflected in the confidence she shows when she tells me what treatment path we’re going to take. Whenever we talk or email I feel like I’m communicating with my much smarter more confident friend. It’s refreshing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Take notes because she takes fast!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Melnick listened to my story, asked questions and showed genuine interest in helping my husband and I conceive. I felt heard and I felt known. She engaged by asking questions and reviewing my medical history with the two of us.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We started doing IUI with clomid and progesterone suppositories and went that route six times until we decided to start with IVF. I am currently undergoing my first cycle and have started with 150 IU of Menopur and 225IU of GonalF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
All nursing staff has been very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. I always felt like I could ask questions. I have been very impressed with my continuum of care when I see new nurses on a regular basis.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
This clinic has been on the forefront of research and development for reproductive medicine. It's a very large clinic that has been partitioned into small practices around the city. Monitoring can take place at multiple locations. When I call I don't get to speak with someone right away but they are very consistent with calling back within a couple of hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
IVF medications- Approximately $6,000 IVF cycle- Approximately $15,000
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have not had a transfer yet, but in my case Dr Melnick said she would only consider transferring two embryos at day three and that she would not consider transferring more than one at day 5.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
When talking with billing to verify insurance coverage for medications, I was given the wrong benefits. The employee called me by another name as we were ending the call and when I corrected her, she realized she was under someone else's case and had given me the wrong information.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
2
Age 38 - 39
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Melnick is] very friendly but very fast. Too quick doesn't pay enough attention to the case in front of her...In her own words, our very first round of IVF was a 'total bust.' she called it too early and we didn't get enough mature eggs. Only 3 mature, didn't do ICSI cause she didn't explain it to us, only one fertilized and transferred day 3 and didn't take. The second round, we only got 3 eggs out of what looked like 10 follicles growing. I think I ovulated the eggs early, but of course, she wouldn't tell me that. And she allowed me to believe it was a problem with my eggs. Those two rounds of insurance covered IVF went up in smoke due to her lack of experience and attention to detail. I always sensed I had a carrying issue, cause I've had chemicals and not real miscarriages. I asked for the receptivity and ERA tests on my lining - Melnick told me those tests weren't necessary. My second private doctor (with YEARS more experience than Melnick) has been able to retrieve 11 eggs, with at least four making it to day 5 blasts. I got these numbers two retrievals in a row. Melnick only retrieved a total of 5 eggs over two retrievals. My current doctor also did the biopsies on my lining and discovered I have endometriosis - something Melnick didn't think to look into - even after requesting testing. I lost valuable time and money with Melnick. I would recommend finding a doctor with much more experience who will treat your infertility like a medical case to be figured out.
[Weill Cornell Medical College is] an assembly line of care - you are a number. You won't see your doctor more than once a cycle. But they take insurance and have a good lab. I would recommend finding something smaller with care that is more attentive...In her [Dr. Melnick's] own words, our very first round of IVF was a 'total bust.' she called it too early and we didn't get enough mature eggs. Only 3 mature, didn't do ICSI cause she didn't explain it to us, only one fertilized and transferred day 3 and didn't take. The second round, we only got 3 eggs out of what looked like 10 follicles growing. I think I ovulated the eggs early, but of course, she wouldn't tell me that. And she allowed me to believe it was a problem with my eggs. Those two rounds of insurance covered IVF went up in smoke due to her lack of experience and attention to detail. I always sensed I had a carrying issue, cause I've had chemicals and not real miscarriages. I asked for the receptivity and ERA tests on my lining - Melnick told me those tests weren't necessary. My second private doctor (with YEARS more experience than Melnick) has been able to retrieve 11 eggs, with at least four making it to day 5 blasts. I got these numbers two retrievals in a row. Melnick only retrieved a total of 5 eggs over two retrievals. My current doctor also did the biopsies on my lining and discovered I have endometriosis - something Melnick didn't think to look into - even after requesting testing. I lost valuable time and money with Melnick. I would recommend finding a doctor with much more experience who will treat your infertility like a medical case to be figured out.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
In her own words, our very first round of IVF was a 'total bust.' she called it too early and we didn't get enough mature eggs. Only 3 mature, didn't do ICSI cause she didn't explain it to us, only one fertilized and transferred day 3 and didn't take. The second round, we only got 3 eggs out of what looked like 10 follicles growing. I think I ovulated the eggs early, but of course, she wouldn't tell me that. And she allowed me to believe it was a problem with my eggs. Those two rounds of insurance covered IVF went up in smoke due to her lack of experience and attention to detail. I always sensed I had a carrying issue, cause I've had chemicals and not real miscarriages. I asked for the receptivity and ERA tests on my lining - Melnick told me those tests weren't necessary. My second private doctor (with YEARS more experience than Melnick) has been able to retrieve 11 eggs, with at least four making it to day 5 blasts. I got these numbers two retrievals in a row. Melnick only retrieved a total of 5 eggs over two retrievals. My current doctor also did the biopsies on my lining and discovered I have endometriosis - something Melnick didn't think to look into - even after requesting testing. I lost valuable time and money with Melnick. I would recommend finding a doctor with much more experience who will treat your infertility like a medical case to be figured out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Find someone more experienced
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She's very friendly but very fast. Too quick doesn't pay enough attention to the case in front of her.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
its an assembly line of care - you are a number. You won't see your doctor more than once a cycle. But they take insurance and have a good lab. I would recommend finding something smaller with care that is more attentive
0
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
2
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 36
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Melnick] is young and relatable, so it feels like you are speaking with a friend and makes the whole process feel a little more personal and less clinical. She was kind and compassionate, though sometimes it did feel as if the appointments were a bit too quick and slightly rushed...Because my labs were good, my age is "young" for the clinic, and I had given birth less than two years prior, she wanted to be very conservative and initially recommended IUIs without medication because she didn't want me to end up with twins. Neither was successful, so I then tried a third IUI with Clomid, which was also unsuccessful.
It was about $1,200 per IUI [at Weill Cornell Medical College]... in a convenient location and runs on time. Unfortunately the procedures take place at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, which is huge and does feel like a factory. Dr. Melnick did not actually perform any of my IUIs, and the location of the hospital is not convenient. This was not properly explained to me at my initial visit, and I didn't know Dr. Melnick would not be doing the actual procedure.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She is young and relatable, so it feels like you are speaking with a friend and makes the whole process feel a little more personal and less clinical. She was kind and compassionate, though sometimes it did feel as if the appointments were a bit too quick and slightly rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Make sure to ask for the follow-up steps for this cycle, as well as what you should do if the cycle is unsuccessful. If the cycle is unsuccessful, you will have to be proactive in making your next appointment on the right day and ordering any medicines to ensure that you have them on the day that you need them. There really isn't a lot of follow-up in between cycles, maybe because they have some veteran patients, so after my first cycle, I was a bit disoriented as far as next steps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She has a kind and friendly manner and tailored the treatment protocol to my specific situation, and advised against more aggressive treatments that she didn't feel were necessary yet.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Because my labs were good, my age is "young" for the clinic, and I had given birth less than two years prior, she wanted to be very conservative and initially recommended IUIs without medication because she didn't want me to end up with twins. Neither was successful, so I then tried a third IUI with Clomid, which was also unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly is the main nurse)
I only interacted with Dr. Melnick's primary nurse over the phone. All of our interactions were perfectly pleasant, but it can take some time to get them on the phone (you usually have to leave a message and get a call back by end of day). Sometimes I got a call back from her AFTER the receptionist had left, so if she told me I needed to make an appointment for the following day, I was unable to.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Melnick's office is great, in a convenient location and runs on time. Unfortunately the procedures take place at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, which is huge and does feel like a factory. Dr. Melnick did not actually perform any of my IUIs, and the location of the hospital is not convenient. This was not properly explained to me at my initial visit, and I didn't know Dr. Melnick would not be doing the actual procedure.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was about $1,200 per IUI. My insurance should have covered my doctor visits and ultrasounds, but they took it out of my deductible.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
n/a
8
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, 21 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
1 Egg Freezing
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Melnick was personable, direct, and professional. Understood my reasons for pursuing egg freezing but did not do a hard sell - if anything she was adamant about me deciding to do so because I wanted rather than because of the scare tactics in stats, graphs, etc for fertility viability in women after 35. I’d also done an initial consultation with her in 2016, followed up in 2018 when I was actually ready. I appreciated being allowed the space and time to come to the decision on my own with professional advice if needed.
Weill Cornell is an well-functioning machine. It is extremely efficient - I was amazed by the smoothness in which monitoring hours operated and followup calls with instructions were all timely and professional. Everyone was pleasant and nice. My only critique is that it felt a tad impersonal, you know you’re one of many...no Nurse is going to remember your name or face specifically. So something to keep in mind if that’s important to you. I never felt that care or attention was lacking though.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick was personable, professional, and direct. I sought out her practice for an initial consultation in 2016 as I was considering egg freezing. She heard my reasoning, but insisted I pursue only because I wanted to versus succumbing to the scare tactics of stats, graphs etc on the fertility viability of women after 35. I followed up when I was ready to move forward in 2018.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be open about your fears, concerns, questions, etc...
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick was personable, direct, and professional. Understood my reasons for pursuing egg freezing but did not do a hard sell - if anything she was adamant about me deciding to do so because I wanted rather than because of the scare tactics in stats, graphs, etc for fertility viability in women after 35. I’d also done an initial consultation with her in 2016, followed up in 2018 when I was actually ready. I appreciated being allowed the space and time to come to the decision on my own with professional advice if needed.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
150 Follistim, 150 Menopur for 3 days 125 Follistim, 150 Menopur, Cetrotide for 4 days 50 Follistim, 150 Menopur, Cetrotide for 2 days. Trigger Shot, 80 units of Lupron, 1500 of Novarel
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly Nadal)
My nurse took the time and energy to field my million and one questions. She was wonderful and timely as possible. Additionally, the nurses who handled monitoring hours were all friendly and efficient.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Weill Cornell is an well-functioning machine. It is extremely efficient - I was amazed by the smoothness in which monitoring hours operated and followup calls with instructions were all timely and professional. Everyone was pleasant and nice. My only critique is that it felt a tad impersonal, you know you’re one of many...no Nurse is going to remember your name or face specifically. So something to keep in mind if that’s important to you. I never felt that care or attention was lacking though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Egg Retrieval Cycle ~8K Medications ~ 1.7 K ( was able to reduce by using unused, remaining meds from friends) Hospital admitting fee ~ 1 K Anesthesia $750 Total cost ~11.5k
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We used an antagonist protocol for IVF stimulation followed by a natural FET [with Dr. Alexis Melnick]. My fresh transfer failed. I took 1 month off then I got pregnant with my first frozen embryo transfer...She counseled me on risk of multiples and recommended transferring one embryo based on my age and history...Not only is she brilliant and professional, but she has an amazing bedside manner. She was extremely responsive to my questions. She followed up appropriately with good and bad news throughout our treatments. She genuinely cared about helping us get pregnant and ultimately bring our baby into the world.
[Weill Cornell Medical College is] A well-oiled machine! Busy but efficient. If you are in a hurry, best to come in at 6:30 when monitoring begins if you'd like to be seen quicker. When Dr. Melnick wasn't available, I knew I was in good hands with the rest of the Cornell doctors and staff...The nursing team was phenomenal. Holly answered all my questions with patience, compassion and expertise...We used an antagonist protocol for IVF stimulation followed by a natural FET. My fresh transfer failed. I took 1 month off then I got pregnant with my first frozen embryo transfer.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
We had a fantastic experience with Dr. Melnick. She always took her time to answer our many questions and explained every step of our treatment plan thoroughly. She returned our calls and emails promptly and we saw her for nearly every monitoring appointment and procedure. While fertility treatments can be extremely overwhelming, Dr. Melnick went above and beyond to make our experience as smooth as possible. She is a true expert in her field and we are eternally thankful for her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Check with your insurance company regarding coverage in advance regarding coverage and pre-authorizations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick was amazing! Not only is she brilliant and professional, but she has an amazing bedside manner. She was extremely responsive to my questions. She followed up appropriately with good and bad news throughout our treatments. She genuinely cared about helping us get pregnant and ultimately bring our baby into the world.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We used an antagonist protocol for IVF stimulation followed by a natural FET. My fresh transfer failed. I took 1 month off then I got pregnant with my first frozen embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
The nursing team was phenomenal. Holly answered all my questions with patience, compassion and expertise.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
A well-oiled machine! Busy but efficient. If you are in a hurry, best to come in at 6:30 when monitoring begins if you'd like to be seen quicker. When Dr. Melnick wasn't available, I knew I was in good hands with the rest of the Cornell doctors and staff.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Busy but efficient at 1305 York ave office
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance covered my treatments
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
She counseled me on risk of multiples and recommended transferring one embryo based on my age and history. We agreed.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Accountant
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Melnick is] responsive to all of my questions and explains everything thing really well. She is up front and honest in her assessment...told me from the beginning I didnt have much time. She encouraged me to still try everything but was understanding in my hesitations. She is realistic and I found her to refine protocols specifically for me which I appreciate. She will also listen and make time for any questions I have. She is young and knowledgeable and willing to do what it takes.
Cornell is highly organized and efficient. I am constantly amazed at how well things are run. Monitoring hours are convenient to those of us that work and usually move fast. I had some issues with Billing/insurance but everything was eventually resolved...I was told to go straight to IVF since I have a low Amh. I chose to do 2 IUIs first and I found Dr Melnick to be supportive of my decision and encouraging. I am now going to try a cycle of IVF and she seems genuinely eager to do it and hopeful it will work.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She is up front and told me from the beginning I didnt have much time. She encouraged me to still try everything but was understanding in my hesitations. She is realistic and I found her to refine protocols specifically for me which I appreciate. She will also listen and make time for any questions I have. She is young and knowledgeable and willing to do what it takes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Just make the appointment- I was afraid to find out the results but wish i had started this years ago.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She is cery responsive to all of my questions and explains everything thing really well. She is up front and honest in her assessment.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I was told to go straight to IVF since I have a low Amh. I chose to do 2 IUIs first and I found Dr Melnick to be supportive of my decision and encouraging. I am now going to try a cycle of IVF and she seems genuinely eager to do it and hopeful it will work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly )
She calls in the afternoon and always gives a detailed message if I don’t answer. She tries to explain things as best as possible and provide explainations when numbers are off which is comforting to me.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is highly organized and efficient. I am constantly amazed at how well things are run. Monitoring hours are convenient to those of us that work and usually move fast. I had some issues with Billing/insurance but everything was eventually resolved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance has covered most of it so far but we will eventually likely be out of pocket.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
None yet but from what I feel we will do a multiple fresh embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 43 - 44
1 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Melnick was very upfront with me about expectations but was compassionate and understanding with me as well. She answered all my questions honestly and really listened to me when I spoke with her...She treated me like an individual with my own needs and circumstances. My treatment plan was very individualized based on my health status and what I was looking to achieve..
[Weill Cornell Medical College] Strengths include the staff's skills at lab draws and the access to the clinic (including early mornings and 7 days a week). Their weaknesses include poor communication regarding pricing so be sure to ask upfront about all costs...I had a $15k benefit through my employer and went over my max by $19K after 2 retrievals, 1 fresh transfer and 2 rounds of genetic testing
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick was very upfront with me about expectations but was compassionate and understanding with me as well. She answered all my questions honestly and really listened to me when I spoke with her. Her staff are equally fabulous, were always available to answer any question I had and always communicated with me on results and next steps. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through fertility issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would advise anyone going through fertility treatment to be open and honest about what they want/need, even if those change mid-way through treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She treated me like an individual with my own needs and circumstances. My treatment plan was very individualized based on my health status and what I was looking to achieve.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Dr. Melnick's entire nursing staff is absolutely incredible, compassionate and responsive.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths include the staff's skills at lab draws and the access to the clinic (including early mornings and 7 days a week). Their weaknesses include poor communication regarding pricing so be sure to ask upfront about all costs.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The waiting room is always packed and you are sometimes waiting for a blood draw and ultrasound for over an hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had a $15k benefit through my employer and went over my max by $19K after 2 retrievals, 1 fresh transfer and 2 rounds of genetic testing. Genetic testing was an OOP cost of around $4K per retrieval (depends on how many embryos you test).
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 31 - 32
2 IVF
Male Factor
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Overall great Doctor. She [Dr. Melnick] is really honest and try’s her best to make me as comfortable as possible. She allows me to express myself and takes my concerns into consideration. When I email her she responds really quick....prepared to hear the truth because Dr. Melnick is honest and straight forward....My nurse [Weill Cornell] was very sweet. I absolutely adore her. She’s patient, she’s honest and she’s compassionate. I like that she takes her time during our conversations. She is very smart and try’s her best to help me understand what is going on in my treatment.
I would say the strength is that’s they [Weill Cornell] are on top of everything. Weakness is that embryologist don’t always give as much updates as you would like. I want always aware of some of my embryos not making it to freeze. My husband had to call to find out. I would really love to speak to embryologist directly to understand what’s going on.... My nurse was very sweet. I absolutely adore her. She’s patient, she’s honest and she’s compassionate. I like that she takes her time during our conversations.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Overall great Doctor. She is really honest and try’s her best to make me as comfortable as possible. She allows me to express myself and takes my concerns into consideration. When I email her she responds really quick.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would tell them to be prepared to hear the truth because Dr. Melnick is honest and straight forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She takes her time with me. She includes me in the decision making and respond with compassion and care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My nurse was very sweet. I absolutely adore her. She’s patient, she’s honest and she’s compassionate. I like that she takes her time during our conversations. She is very smart and try’s her best to help me understand what is going on in my treatment.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I would say the strength is that’s they are on top of everything. Weakness is that embryologist don’t always give as much updates as you would like. I want always aware of some of my embryos not making it to freeze. My husband had to call to find out. I would really love to speak to embryologist directly to understand what’s going on.
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Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She's [Dr. Alexis Melnick] a doctor who is excellent at her job. She gets results. Not overly familiar, not cold, she has treated me like an adult, and without judgement. Something that is important for a potential single mother.... The nurses were kind and very patient with my questions. They responded to every e-mail and telephone message. The doctor also kind and understanding.... [The nurse was] Kind, patient, and responded to all questions. Gave clear directions.
The clinic [Weill Cornell] is large but not too large that it feels impersonal. I will say that I had a negative experience with the billing department. A week before retrieval, I was told that I owed a rather substantial amount of money that was not covered by insurance. I was told that unless I paid it all in advance, the doctors would not proceed with retrieval. This was a very stressful time for me and I resented being treated that way.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She's a doctor who is excellent at her job. She gets results. Not overly familiar, not cold, she has treated me like an adult, and without judgement. Something that is important for a potential single mother.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The nurses were kind and very patient with my questions. They responded to every e-mail and telephone message. The doctor also kind and understanding.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Kind, patient, and responded to all questions. Gave clear directions.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is large but not too large that it feels impersonal. I will say that I had a negative experience with the billing department. A week before retrieval, I was told that I owed a rather substantial amount of money that was not covered by insurance. I was told that unless I paid it all in advance, the doctors would not proceed with retrieval. This was a very stressful time for me and I resented being treated that way.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I was always seen within a reasonable period of time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
$4,795.00
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The billing department informed me that I had to pay a large balance. I called several times to confirm, but the operator couldn't find a balance on my account. Every visit thereafter included a visit to the billing desk, which was stressful.
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Melnick herself is very understanding and warm and responds to all questions thoroughly and with compassion...It was because of my interactions with her that I decided to stay with Weill Cornell for my IVF. Since my first visit to present, she has consistently answered all questions as quickly as she could and has taken the time to explain everything and also welcome more questions. The IVF world can be a cold and fast-paced one and extremely overwhelming. Dr. Melnick's expertise and personality is the combination that I needed to have the courage and assurance needed to keep moving forward with the process with hope and good presence of mind.
Holly is my assigned nurse [at Weill Cornell Medical College] and she is the perfect complement to Dr. Melnick. She is also very receptive to questions and answers everything with a positive and very helpful attitude. She makes you feel like you're in safe hands!...The clinic itself can feel cold, but the nurse I was assigned to is a blessing. The The mandatory IVF class is extremely helpful and you can ask all the questions you need to while practicing to handle your medications properly.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick made me feel comfortable from my very first appointment which was a consultation and physical examination. It was because of my interactions with her that I decided to stay with Weill Cornell for my IVF. Since my first visit to present, she has consistently answered all questions as quickly as she could and has taken the time to explain everything and also welcome more questions. The IVF world can be a cold and fast-paced one and extremely overwhelming. Dr. Melnick's expertise and personality is the combination that I needed to have the courage and assurance needed to keep moving forward with the process with hope and good presence of mind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Dr. Melnick treats all your questions with respect and kindness so ask anything you need to in order to have the assurances and answers you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick herself is very understanding and warm and responds to all questions thoroughly and with compassion.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Medications prescribed: Menopur, Gonal-F, Cetrotide
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Holly is my assigned nurse and she is the perfect complement to Dr. Melnick. She is also very receptive to questions and answers everything with a positive and very helpful attitude. She makes you feel like you're in safe hands!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic itself can feel cold, but the nurse I was assigned to is a blessing. The The mandatory IVF class is extremely helpful and you can ask all the questions you need to while practicing to handle your medications properly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I am not yet done with my first cycle but my medications have been covered so far by insurance. Medications for one cycle would have cost $11,300 if out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 35 - 36
5 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Melnick exceeded my expectations and made an uncomfortable topic feel as comfortable as possible. She is compassionate, kind, and most importantly, she LISTENS...[she] is a clear communicator and engages with her patients in a compassionate manner. She is respectful and will answer questions regardless of how simple or complex...JUST WORK WITH HER! You will not be disappointed!
Cornell is a BIG machine and it can feel very impersonal and business-like at times. That said, everyone is very professional. The waiting room is a bit overwhelming and can be anxiety-provoking... I didn't love some of the other providers I saw when Dr. Melnick was available, but the techs were always very warm and professional. The billing department can be a bit disorganized, but they seem willing to answer questions.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I was dreading beginning the process of fertility treatment and I have high standards for medical providers, as I previously worked in healthcare. Dr. Melnick exceeded my expectations and made an uncomfortable topic feel as comfortable as possible. She is compassionate, kind, and most importantly, she LISTENS. Her "support staff," including Holly (RN), Linsay (tech), Connie (Admin), and Jersey (admin), are ALL superb!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
JUST WORK WITH HER! You will not be disappointed!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick is a clear communicator and engages with her patients in a compassionate manner. She is respectful and will answer questions regardless of how simple or complex. She is a fantastic medical provider, which is rare in the world of western medicine.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly )
I called Holly the "wizard of Oz," because though I didn't see her often, she was in CONSTANT communication with me and was just the BEST!
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Ugh. Cornell is a BIG machine and it can feel very impersonal and business-like at times. That said, everyone is very professional. The waiting room is a bit overwhelming and can be anxiety-provoking, though it also normalizes the experience of struggling with infertility and makes you feel a little less alone. I didn't love some of the other providers I saw when Dr. Melnick was available, but the techs were always very warm and professional. The billing department can be a bit disorganized, but they seem willing to answer questions.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 39 - 41
2 IUI
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I appreciate Dr. Melnick in so many ways; she is a personable doctor and has a conversation with you about your experience through the infertility journey. I typically come with several questions, she with no hesitation spends time to help me understand the process. She seems to be certain of the next steps and I trust she has my health in mind though I would be comfortable with her being more exploratory with my reproductive health.
Like most fertility clinics in NYC, it's [Weill Cornell Medical College] very busy. When I'm working directly with Dr. Melnick, its a more personal vibe, but when I'm at the Center, its much more of a clinical process; in, wait, see someone maybe new to draw blood, sit in a room for awhile, have exam and out within 15 min...
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I appreciate Dr. Melnick in so many ways; she is a personable doctor and has a conversation with you about your experience through the infertility journey. I typically come with several questions, she with no hesitation spends time to help me understand the process. She seems to be certain of the next steps and I trust she has my health in mind though I would be comfortable with her being more exploratory with my reproductive health.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask her anything; she will be willing to discuss it with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick spent time with me, she did not rush me out or make me feel like another infertile patient. I feel we have a relationship and she's genuine with her interaction with me. I also feel she is as vested in my fertility healthy as I am.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Lovely, caring, gentle, and thorough.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Like most fertility clinics in NYC, it's very busy. When I'm working directly with Dr. Melnick, its a more personal vibe, but when I'm at the Center, its much more of a clinical process; in, wait, see someone maybe new to draw blood, sit in a room for awhile, have exam and out within 15 min.
8
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Melnick never rushed me and was always available to answer all of my questions...I had a great experience with Dr. Melnick. She is a great doctor who is honest and kind. She always kept me in the loop and explained everything thoroughly. She helped my partner and I to make fully informed decisions along the way. I would recommend her to anyone!...I did estrogen patches due to my FSH of 7. Once I started stimulation my dose was 300 fsh and 150 menopur with antagonist. I did ISCI and PGS. I had 10 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized and made it to blastocyst stage, 3 were PGS normal
The clinic [Weill Cornell Medical College] can feel very busy at times but...The doctors are the best of the best and all of the treatments are evidence based. The team really cares about outcomes for each patient and they don’t push unnecessary and expensive extras on patients. The nurses are smart caring and will bend over backwards for their patients...The nursing staff is highly organized and manage hundreds of patients. They do this while remaining compassionate.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I had a great experience with Dr. Melnick. She is a great doctor who is honest and kind. She always kept me in the loop and explained everything thoroughly. She helped my partner and I to make fully informed decisions along the way. I would recommend her to anyone!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Speak up and make sure to ask any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Melnick never rushed me and was always available to answer all of my questions.
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I did estrogen patches due to my FSH of 7. Once I started stimulation my dose was 300 fsh and 150 menopur with antagonist. I did ISCI and PGS. I had 10 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized and made it to blastocyst stage, 3 were PGS normal
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
The nursing staff is highly organized and manage hundreds of patients. They do this while remaining compassionate.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic can feel very busy at times but Cornell is truly the best place you can be. The doctors are the best of the best and all of the treatments are evidence based. The team really cares about outcomes for each patient and they don’t push unnecessary and expensive extras on patients. The nurses are smart caring and will bend over backwards for their patients.
Describe Alexis Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
N/a
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
5 IUI
Unexplained
Middle Eastern
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Going to see Dr Melnick was like going to see a friend. A real partner in the whole process. I never felt like just another patient - she really cares and wants to make sure I am comfortable through the whole process.... Conservative with rushing to IVF. Doesn’t push patients to go that route until it’s needed.... Hours for monitoring [Weill Cornell] are good. Doctors almost always are available. Good with working with billing and help to work with insurance.
Hours for monitoring [Weill Cornell] are good. Doctors almost always are available. Good with working with billing and help to work with insurance. They provide a lot of documentation to help you navigate the entire process. Very good about contacting you.... Going to see Dr Melnick was like going to see a friend. A real partner in the whole process. I never felt like just another patient - she really cares and wants to make sure I am comfortable through the whole process.
How was your experience with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Going to see Dr Melnick was like going to see a friend. A real partner in the whole process. I never felt like just another patient - she really cares and wants to make sure I am comfortable through the whole process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
She can sometimes feel rushed but will slow down if you have questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Personable Asked how I am doing and genuinely wanted to know Very personable staff
Describe the protocols Alexis Melnick used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Conservative with rushing to IVF. Doesn’t push patients to go that route until it’s needed.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Hours for monitoring are good. Doctors almost always are available. Good with working with billing and help to work with insurance. They provide a lot of documentation to help you navigate the entire process. Very good about contacting you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Melnick at Weill Cornell Medical College.
$45 co pay per visit
10
Doctor
Alexis Melnick
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5