Alison Zimon

CCRM Boston

Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 9%9.2
77% strongly recommend
26 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
9.2
9.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.9
7.9
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
8.2
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
Yale
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

How Doctor Communicates

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nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Alison Zimon works at

CCRM Boston
Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 95%Neutral: 5%9.8

At 3 offices

Chestnut Hill
300 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02459
844-539-0628
Manchester
150 Tarrytown Road
Manchester, NH 03103
(617) 449-9750
South Shore Office
90 Libbey Parkway MA
Weymouth, MA 02189
(617) 449-9750
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2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
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10
Age 29 - 30
4 IUI
6 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
We were informed by Dr. Zimon that our chances would not improve if we were to transfer more than one egg. We were better off freezing the left overs to do frozen cycles...She had great ‘bed side manner.’...Dr. Zimon has NEVER mentioned she thought we had an egg issue. We had gone through SIX of our insurance covered IVF rounds at this point without knowing about this supposed egg issue.
The nurses team [at Boston IVF] is their biggest strength in my opinion! Not being able to call the clinic if you are stuck in traffic and going to be late for your 7am transfer because it is only a call service is a downfall...Not being informed I had an egg quality issue was a big issue. However, I feel that is solely on Dr. Zimon...All was covered under our insurance except for acupuncture that was suggested.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
We felt very comfortable with Dr. Zimon. We thought she was the best choice for our fertility needs! Until she quit the practice without notice one day before our sixth round of IVF started. We went with the flow and wished the best for her. Clearly she found greener pastures and we were happy for her. We were disappointed in not being informed by her and given a course of action for our next steps, but again trying to keep positive thoughts... After our sixth round failed, the doctor who we got swapped to told us they understood now why are. Zimon has told us we had an egg issue. However, Dr. Zimon has NEVER mentioned she thought we had an egg issue. We had gone through SIX of our insurance covered IVF rounds at this point without knowing about this supposed egg issue. Unfortunately, we did not walk away with a child and if we had known we had an egg issue, maybe we would have made a few different choices. Was Dr. Zimon great and nice? Absolutely!! But we trusted her to tell us everything to make sure we walked away with a baby. That did not happen and now we question absolutely everything that is said to us and unfortunately have no more covered treatments and are forced to pay completely out of pocket if we wish to go forward with egg donation. Which wells never even a thought since we had no idea it should be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Ask questions and for second opinions!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
She had great ‘bed side manner.’ We felt very comfortable with her and the way she spoke with us. We always felt like she was telling us what was in our best interests and what would be the best results for a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
AMAZING!! The nurses at Boston IVF were the reason we continued with the clinic after Dr. Zimon left. There were the reason we drove, sometimes, over two hours for testing. They make Boston IVF!
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
The nurses team is their biggest strength in my opinion! Not being able to call the clinic if you are stuck in traffic and going to be late for your 7am transfer because it is only a call service is a downfall.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at Boston IVF.
All was covered under our insurance except for acupuncture that was suggested.
Describe Alison Zimon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
We were informed by Dr. Zimon that our chances would not improve if we were to transfer more than one egg. We were better off freezing the left overs to do frozen cycles.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
Not being informed I had an egg quality issue was a big issue. However, I feel that is solely on Dr. Zimon.
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Alison Zimon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
6
7
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Surrogacy
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Z[imon] had great manner, but the nursing staff didn't. It seemed like the provider would say one thing and the nurse would say another. It was hard to get clear answers...was attentive but didn't help with advocacy or information in our case. She moves really quickly and wasn't always able to break thing down in easy to understand language. As mentioned, the communication between her and the rest fo the staff was not good...We transferred after two missed cycles due to poor communication.
Poor communication between the provider and the nursing staff [at CCRM Boston] resulted in two missed cycles for us. We got calls for apologies but nothing changed...was one of the most expensive places in Boston. I don't remember costs, but I remember thinking if they actually provided a boutique service, then maybe the additional cost was worth it. I didn't receive a boutique services, so I left...It's a new clinic so has a lot of bells & whistles. There were really obvious growing pains that weren't addressed when we were there, and I'm not sure expanding the offices at the time was the best. I hope they've since done better work to ensure good flow of information and keeping everyone on track.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Dr. Zimon was attentive but didn't help with advocacy or information in our case. She moves really quickly and wasn't always able to break thing down in easy to understand language. As mentioned, the communication between her and the rest fo the staff was not good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
If she communicates something to you, ask how and when it will be communicated to the support staff as well as what to do if there are differences being communicated back to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Dr. Z had great manner, but the nursing staff didn't. It seemed like the provider would say one thing and the nurse would say another. It was hard to get clear answers.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at CCRM Boston and their degree of success.
We transferred after two missed cycles due to poor communication.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Boston.
Poor communication between the provider and the nursing staff resulted in two missed cycles for us. We got calls for apologies but nothing changed.
Describe your experience with CCRM Boston.
It's a new clinic so has a lot of bells & whistles. There were really obvious growing pains that weren't addressed when we were there, and I'm not sure expanding the offices at the time was the best. I hope they've since done better work to ensure good flow of information and keeping everyone on track.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston.
CCRM was one of the most expensive places in Boston. I don't remember costs, but I remember thinking if they actually provided a boutique service, then maybe the additional cost was worth it. I didn't receive a boutique services, so I left.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Boston?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
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Alison Zimon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
CCRM Boston
Chestnut Hill
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources