Ania Kowalik

Fertility Solutions of New England

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Medical SchoolSUNY Stoney Brook
ResidencyCornell
FellowshipCornell
Dedham
45 Stergis Way
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-2451
Peabody
1 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
(781) 326-2451
Plymouth
101 Court St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(781) 326-2451
Woburn
12 Alfred Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 326-2451
Providence
758 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
(781) 326-2451
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Ania Kowalik to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 13%8.8
15 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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Responsiveness
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Solutions of New England to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 3%Don't recommend: 8%9.1
29 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 3% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
15 assessments
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
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Even though Dr. Kowalik was "my" doctor, I met all the other doctors too- Dr. Anania once for monitoring, and it was actually Dr. Huang who did my retrieval AND my FET, just for scheduling reasons. I am obviously thrilled with my results, and highly recommend Dr. Kowalik and all the other partners at Fertility Solutions...My workup was negative so it was felt my diagnosis was likely age-related poor egg quality, and she recommended IVF with PGS testing. I ended up with one normal embryo (out of 3 that were tested, from 8 eggs harvested) which we transferred, and I am currently 12w pregnant!...
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I am a success story! I am 40 and had 3 miscarriages in a year, after one previous successful (natural) pregnancy so I came for eval. My workup was negative so it was felt my diagnosis was likely age-related poor egg quality, and she recommended IVF with PGS testing. I ended up with one normal embryo (out of 3 that were tested, from 8 eggs harvested) which we transferred, and I am currently 12w pregnant! I am very very fortunate to have been successful with my first cycle, but it also means my ability to review is more limited than someone who has had multiple cycles. Even though Dr. Kowalik was "my" doctor, I met all the other doctors too- Dr. Anania once for monitoring, and it was actually Dr. Huang who did my retrieval AND my FET, just for scheduling reasons. I am obviously thrilled with my results, and highly recommend Dr. Kowalik and all the other partners at Fertility Solutions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Sometimes too much information is not a good thing- so try to put your own "reasearch" aside and trust her!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt like my treatment protocol was tailored to my specific case and was not just one-size-fits-all
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Since I am older and at lower risk of OHSS I was on high dose follistim. I don't know the name of the protocol but for my retrieval cycle I started with OCPs then 450 follistim with ganirelix added towards the end, and an HCG trigger. We did ICSI and grew the embryos to day 5/6 before freezing for PGS. After PGS I did a medicated FET cycle (oral estrogen and IM progesterone) and transferred one (the only) normal embryo. I appreciated that I was not on as many meds as it seems a lot of people are (menopur, lupron, antibiotics, steroids...)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I only met nurses briefly at my procedures- most of my contact with them was over the phone and through messages on the portal. Everyone was great- but I don't really know who I dealt with.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
My only complaint is that my clinic (providence) was a satellite office, and wasn't as full-featured as the main office in Dedham. I did have to travel to Dedham for procedures and on times (weekends etc) that the satellites weren't open. So it was very convenient to have easier access to a satellite office- but it would have been great to just have everything at Dedham. I'm not sure that I understood at my first appointment that not everything could be done in Providence. This isn't a bad thing- just something to be aware of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Fortunately my insurance covers IVF- the only thing I had to pay for out of pocket was the PGS testing
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Ania Kowalik
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
Nursing
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
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Dr. Kowalik was wonderful from the first time we sat down with her. She was very kind, empathetic and gave us hope. I had a lot of fear about pursuing fertility treatments, but she made sure we addressed them together before we got started. I appreciated that she took the time to make sure I knew what was happening before we moved forward...I can be a bit hysterical/irrational sometimes and I think Dr. Kowalik sometimes might have thought I was a bit looney, but she was never anything less than empathetic, supportive and kind to me...
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Kowalik was wonderful from the first time we sat down with her. She was very kind, empathetic and gave us hope. I had a lot of fear about pursuing fertility treatments, but she made sure we addressed them together before we got started. I appreciated that she took the time to make sure I knew what was happening before we moved forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I can be a bit hysterical/irrational sometimes and I think Dr. Kowalik sometimes might have thought I was a bit looney, but she was never anything less than empathetic, supportive and kind to me. I think she is just a very rational, intelligent, straight-forward person, and thank goodness for it! She is a good mix of empathetic, hopeful and straightforward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was pretty upset after having suffered from infertility for a number of years and it was affecting my mental health. I was very afraid to pursue fertility treatments because I knew it could be a long, difficult journey, but I magically had some insurance coverage for it that year and was at my wits end trying it naturally. The first thing Dr. Kowalik did was sit down and go over each and every fear my husband and I had. I was always treated with empathy and respect, from every person I dealt with at the clinic.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We started with an IUI, with clomid (if I remember correctly). Because I had been trying naturally for 3.5 years and was at my wits end, and because of possible endometriosis we both decided to go ahead with IVF for the next cycle. I was ovulating regularly so I think they started me on a low dose of the fertility meds. I know I was given birth control pills to control/suppress ovulation until they were ready, then used a Gonal-F pen to stimulate egg production, then cetrotide to stall it for a bit (I think?). All the while they were measuring my blood hormones and checking with ultrasound every few days to see the eggs developing in the follicles. Once they were developed and I was almost ready to ovulate, I gave myself a trigger shot, so they knew that the next day they could retrieve the eggs. They got 7 eggs out, 5 were mature and 5 made it to day 5 when I had my embryo transfer where they transferred one which implanted! I had a positive pregnancy test result 10 days later and continued taking endometrium (a progesterone supplement) for a few more weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was so nervous about my egg retrieval and embryo transfer, but Dr. Huang and the nursing staff at the clinic in Dedham (where these procedures are performed) could not have been kinder or more supportive. They were very patient and made sure I understood exactly what would happen and how to take care of myself afterwards. I am such a hippie and was sad to be needing medical intervention to get pregnant, but they were so great that the process still seemed very personal and meaningful and special - plus it's really cool science and I'm endlessly grateful it exists.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I can tell that Fertility Solutions of New England has put a lot of thought into making fertility treatments as affordable and convenient as possible without sacrificing personal service or quality of care. I was so grateful to be able to visit my local clinic and see my own doctor for most of my visits. I would get blood drawn on my way into work and barely missed any time. The Dedham office where the major procedures are done, was beautiful and calming. There were times I did feel a bit confused about what was expected of me during my IVF cycle, but only because the drugs and treatments were new to me and I tend to get overwhelmed following directions sometimes. But help was always a phone call or message away. They try to make it as easy as possible for you, posting your instructions on the online portal and it wasn't hard to get the hang of things. Again, I was lucky because things worked quickly, but I really can't say enough about how wonderfully I was treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I know I am incredibly, incredibly lucky and I feel awful that this isn't the case for more people suffering from infertility, but my care was covered almost 100% by my state employer. I am now getting some bills (months after the procedure as it gets worked out with my insurance) so I think in the end I will end up paying almost $1000.00 total which I know is nothing. I wouldn't have been able to afford treatment otherwise and I can't imagine how awful that feels.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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She's a wonderful dr, intelligent, well-researched, very open-minded, compassionate and warm bedside manner. She [Dr Kowalik] communicates well and is open-minded to less conventional treatments, like immunological treatments. She was on top of the latest research and is thorough with diagnostics. She went above and beyond to help us reach the most success we've had so far.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She's a wonderful dr, intelligent, well-researched, very open-minded, compassionate and warm bedside manner. She communicates well and is open-minded to less conventional treatments, like immunological treatments. She was on top of the latest research and is thorough with diagnostics. She went above and beyond to help us reach the most success we've had so far.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Take advantage of her thorough knowledge on latest research in infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She took time to really listen to patients and address concerns and explain at complicated matters at a level we could understand. She was very compassionate and very much cared about her patients.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She based the protocols on what worked previously and tweaked as necessary from there, but also incorporated findings from latest research into consideration for how to proceed as well. She was open to treatment recommendations from the reproductive immunologist we were also working with and modified our protocol to accommodate them. Between the immunology protocol and a very competent IVF/FET protocol, we were able to get pregnant 3 out of 4 cycles (had almost all negatives at prior clinics) and reached 2nd trimester for the first time in our on-going pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was wonderful, prompt to answer questions, send in prescription orders, help with insurance as necessary. They went above and beyond to accommodate extra testing we needed for our reproductive immunologist. They were very compassionate and incredibly supportive.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The clinic is on the smaller side compared to others in the area, but with very personalized treatment and monitoring is done by doctors, not just ultrasound techs or nurses. Fairly good lab and wonderful treatment from the entire staff.
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Ania Kowalik
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
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0
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
Dr. Kowalik is in charge of the entire clinic, so you can't expect to have any personalized attention...I felt that this doctor was too busy running her clinic to pay any attention to patients. Instead of giving me a new blood test to check my hormones, they used an old test and therefore I ended up doing treatments for a week longer than normal. The doctor also forgot to give me more medication, and then a major snowstorm hit and I had to arrange with a nurse to leave medication out for me on the front stoop of the clinic. I had to drive two hours in a blizzard to pick up medication because no one checked in with me!
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt that this doctor was too busy running her clinic to pay any attention to patients. Instead of giving me a new blood test to check my hormones, they used an old test and therefore I ended up doing treatments for a week longer than normal. The doctor also forgot to give me more medication, and then a major snowstorm hit and I had to arrange with a nurse to leave medication out for me on the front stoop of the clinic. I had to drive two hours in a blizzard to pick up medication because no one checked in with me!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I would definitely not recommend this doctor. I only went to this clinic on the recommendation of a friend who had seen a different doctor here. Dr. Kowalik is in charge of the entire clinic, so you can't expect to have any personalized attention. I definitely felt like just a number and a source of income to them, as no one explained anything to me, even when I asked. I have a PhD and can figure things out on my own, but to not answer basic questions when hormones are involved is practically unethical.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
There was absolutely no explanation given to me. When it came time to do the injections, I asked if someone could show me how to do them. I was told to watch the videos online! When I went in for my ultrasounds, the doctor (a different one than Dr. Kowalik), introduced herself to me on the third time I had seen her that week. It was terrible care all the way around.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics. I do know that the dosage was wrong because they used an old test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It is a bit fuzzy for me now, but I do remember that the nursing staff was quite nice and helpful but also stretched very thin. The nurses split their time between the clinic and another hospital, which I think is crazy.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only visited two clinics and worked with this one. I would say that the doctors know their stuff, but they are way too overbooked to give any type of personalized care. I did receive good care during my procedure, but everything leading up to it was a nightmare. No one was willing to take the three minutes to show me how to do injections. I definitely felt like just a number there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I paid $7000 total.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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She [Dr. Ania Kowalik] was the first dr we met with that didn't give up on us or make us feel as if a family wasn't going to be in our cards. She worked tirelessly for us, and when we received negative results you could tell they effected her almost as much as they did us. But she never stopped trying and was able to give us the family we longed for...She is extremely compassionate, she listens but doesn't sugar coat. She's always the one to call and give your pregnancy test results good or bad, but the one thing she'll never do is give false hope or give up on you
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 6 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik from day one puts you at ease. She was always very up front about what our issues were but was willing to explore alternative treatments and when those didn't work tried something else. She was the first dr we met with that didn't give up on us or make us feel as if a family wasn't going to be in our cards. She worked tirelessly for us, and when we received negative results you could tell they effected her almost as much as they did us. But she never stopped trying and was able to give us the family we longed for
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Have faith. She knows what she's doing, it doesn't always happen on the first try but if your willing to put in the work then so is she. She takes great care of her patients and is a very compassionate person
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is extremely compassionate, she listens but doesn't sugar coat. She's always the one to call and give your pregnancy test results good or bad, but the one thing she'll never do is give false hope or give up on you
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I honestly don't remember- we've done 10 IVF cycles in total, 6 with Dr Kowalik and I don't remember the protocol
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
Everyone aside from the person that deals w your medical insurance is wonderful. From the reception staff to the nurses during and after transfers, we have not had an issues
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths would be physicians, all 3 are very nice and compassionate, the dedham office is very nice and clean, the Woburn office is ok, the staff there is a little all over the place and you can end up waiting quite some time for blood work if they are busy, but for the most part both locations are good (I have never been to the RI location)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Thankfully our insurance covered 100% of the retrieval and transfer we were only responsible for co-pays and a % of the medications I do know that they offer payment plans or financing as options When we chose the donor route, that's when unfortunately there are a lot of out of pocket expense. In that instance we had to pay 5,000 to the donor, 500 to the lawyer to sign the paperwork and 10,000 for the testing etc. The other expense is the storage fees, we still have frozen embryos and it's 100 a month to store them
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr.Kowalik is down to earth. I brought in a huge folder of all my past test and bloodwork my first day meeting her and she sat there and went through each page. Most doctors I've had experiences with would have pushed it aside. She even calls with updsates versus having staff do it. She explaines things in "mechanic terms for my husband so he can understand each process we will embark on.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr.Kowalik is down to earth. I brought in a huge folder of all my past test and bloodwork my first day meeting her and she sat there and went through each page. Most doctors I've had experiences with would have pushed it aside. She even calls with updsates versus having staff do it. She explaines things in "mechanic terms for my husband so he can understand each process we will embark on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Lay it all on the table, she is very understanding and doesn't judge .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt like a human because Dr.Kowalik was straight to the point. She did not sugar coat what the outcome may be or leave details out. She was very informative and actually reaches out during the process versus previous doctors whom I've only met during the consult.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I will be planning on proceeding with an antagonist cycle with Lupron to prevent ohss since I have pcos. I have started with provera to induce a cycle and will start with a month of birth control.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very informative and helpful all the way to finding the best pricing on meds (the whole process is out of pocket for us)
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They are organized respond quickly either on the phone or if you are like me(busy bee with anxiety) you can communicate right through a patient messaging system. As far as weaknesses maybe their site can be a little more informative. As a new patient I would say be ready for an experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't recommend any other practice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Our consult and bloodwork were about a 1000 Ivf cycle is around 9500 And meds around 5000
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
She explained that if we have healthy embryos then 1 would be ideal. My husband and myself have decided on 2 either way in which she advised us against it but after deliberation we will be signing a form to allow 2
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
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Ania Kowalik was open to hearing what treatment we were wanting to pursue and took my health into account. We are carriers of a fatal genetic disease and decided to pursue Embryo Adoption. Dr Kowalik decided to put is on a natural cycle because of no history. The following blood tests and ultrasounds were very easy and accurate. We transfered 2 5 day donor embryos and had a successful transfer.
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is warm and friendly, a calm personality. She showed compassion for me and why I was there. She didn't try to waste my time or try to suggest treatments that wouldn't be what we needed. She was open with me and explaining what we needed to do and what to expect. She is available to talk to and happily takes the time to do so.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Take the time to meet with her, you won't regret it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
They know me by make and they know our story, what we are seeking Fertility treatments and they really care about it being successful for us not for statistics.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Ania Kowalik was open to hearing what treatment we were wanting to pursue and took my health into account. We are carriers of a fatal genetic disease and decided to pursue Embryo Adoption. Dr Kowalik decided to put is on a natural cycle because of no history. The following blood tests and ultrasounds were very easy and accurate. We transfered 2 5 day donor embryos and had a successful transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Susan Tilden)
Our primary nurse is so helpful, compassionate, honest, knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't do any of this process with out her. She is very timely with getting necessary information to me.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
It was very easy to get in for my initial consult, phone calls are returned in a timely manor, and everyone on staff is very attentive and supportive.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
She based this on the grading of the embryos and decided to do a double embryo transfer.
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Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
At every visit she [Dr. Ania Kowalik] seemed very knowledgeable and up to date with current research. However, overall way too cautious and not aggressive enough treatment wise. I chose to forego IUI and jump right to IVF. I think (and now know) I was very poorly stimulated. I think if you have any other issues other than unexplained than this clinic is not for you. Too scared to treat appropriately
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was recommended a different doctor in this clinic by my OBGYN. Since there was a longer wait and I wanted to be seen sooner I chose to see Dr. Kowalik. At every visit she seemed very knowledgeable and up to date with current research. However, overall way too cautious and not aggressive enough treatment wise. I chose to forego IUI and jump right to IVF. I think (and now know) I was very poorly stimulated. I think if you have any other issues other than unexplained than this clinic is not for you. Too scared to treat appropriately
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Get other opinions first!
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I was on an antagonist protocol of gonal f and ganirelix. Again dose extremely too low given my age and AMH.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very quick to respond with any Qs. However I hardly ever met any in real life. The issue with this clinic is there is zero teaching! Most of the people I have heard about are required to get education on med injections or go over their protocols etc. none done here. For being such a small office it's kind of a joke
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Biggest strength would be the doctors do all of the ultrasounds so there are no techs doing it you can kind of get answers immediately. Weakness is as I mentioned the clinic is way too reserved in their treatment/care. Also their billing dept is an absolute nightmare!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Luckily living in MA insurance covered most of the treatment.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only transferred one I did not ask about doing two
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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I think as I saw her [Ania Kowalik] more often she became warmer and had better beside manner, she was more invested in me. I think she is extremely well informed and I feel like I am in good hands as her patient... She was always on the more cautious side, she doesn't believe in putting two embryos in unless there is a medical reason for it. she monitors everything very closely
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I think as I saw her more often she became warmer and had better beside manner, she was more invested in me. I think she is extremely well informed and I feel like I am in good hands as her patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
develop a relationship, ask questions and let her feel invested in you as a patient
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
The whole team there as been extremely helpful with answering questions and walking me through every step of the way. They are extremely invested in me as a patient and trying to get the results I desire. When the tests have been negative or when I had my miscarriage I felt like she showed empathy and cared about me as a patient.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She was always on the more cautious side, she doesn't believe in putting two embryos in unless there is a medical reason for it. she monitors everything very closely
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra and or Sue )
Always good communication and answered all my questions. Even shared some of their own fertility struggles with me.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
All the procedures take place in Dedham, it is hard living in the northshore. i didn't realize before selecting a clinic that I would have to travel so far far away.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
it was covered by my insurance and I had to pay around $1300 for medication
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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It was a long and hard experience but Dr. Kowalik remained attentive and supportive throughout.
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I got pregnant in my first round with my older daughter and loved my care with Dr. Kowalik so I followed her to fertility solutions for my second child. This time I got pregnant immediately but miscarried twins. Dr. Kowalik was so caring and supportive. She was always available and always had time to answer every question from whether I should change my diet to the intricate details of how Ivf works. She is bright and quick and straightforward so I always felt I was in good hands, but she also cares a lot. Having my second child took a number of rounds and it was a long and hard experience but Dr. Kowalik remained attentive and supportive throughout. I am so grateful to her for my two daughters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Don't hold back. She will never make you feel silly for asking even the most inane questions. If you are wondering about something, just ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Low alike is talented and also open, caring, and willing to answer endless technical questions from my husband. I felt like she was totally invested in my success. She is caring and smart.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Kowalik is an exceptional doctor, with a true understanding of just how emotional and scary the process of infertility can be. She never gave up on my dream to become a mother, even when I was having doubts, she knew we should push on. Her sensitivity to my needs as a patient were incomparable to any other doctors I've seen.... In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Kowalik is an exceptional doctor, with a true understanding of just how emotional and scary the process of infertility can be. She never gave up on my dream to become a mother, even when I was having doubts, she knew we should push on. Her sensitivity to my needs as a patient were incomparable to any other doctors I've seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She will truly take care of you and strive for success in your journey to become a parent!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She never had to look back to review my file and remember who I was, she was truly invested in finding a cause for my infertility
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue and Sandra)
Absolute compassion and transparency in the process/results.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean and comfortable
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Dr. Kowalik prefers to limit the number of embryos transferred to 2 at a time. However, after my many unsuccessful attempts, she agreed to let me transfer my 3 remaining embryos at once during my last cycle.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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She [Dr. Kowalik] was always very attentive with our care and we received calls from her regarding results, next steps, etc. She was always understanding and helpful. I always felt like she cared and was listening to our needs...She called us with results. She was always available to discuss questions/concerns we had. Very knowledgeable and thorough in our pre tests and throughout our cycles. She always went through the various options we had and the pros and cons of those...
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was always attentive. She called us with results. She was always available to discuss questions/concerns we had. Very knowledgeable and thorough in our pre tests and throughout our cycles. She always went through the various options we had and the pros and cons of those.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Not just Dr. Kowalik. Any fertility clinic, be informed. Make sure you are as informed as the doctor on the procedure or the protocol so you can ask the right questions. Dr. Kowalik was always good about getting us all the information we needed/wanted and helping us through any questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was always very attentive with our care and we received calls from her regarding results, next steps, etc. She was always understanding and helpful. I always felt like she cared and was listening to our needs.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
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She [Dr. Anua Kowalik] gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say with 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik is the greatest dr and we are so grateful to have her. Not only did she spend a long time going over my history and clarifying information, she gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say wth 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today. She is THE BEST!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
You are so lucky. She is honest and blunt so if you need sugar coating then she might be a bit blunt for you. But I appreciate that about her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was honest, blunt, and answered all our questions as many times as we needed. She is the greatest
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All were amazing. So caring and kind
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean, kind, great communication and organized. The only negative was that they don't open until 7:30.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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She [Dr Kowalik] was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs...Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
They were all very kind and dr kowolik is a great person.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Many
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra)
They were kind and organized. No complaints
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I liked them but I had multiple pregnancies and multiple losses which just stinked.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Fine
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Lots. Most was covered by insurance but one round there was communication problems with my insurance company that resulted in insurance not paying.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Just listen to her, she is extremely smart and knows what she is doing.
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Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I can just tell you I would highly recommend her to anyone, we feel she is just the best around for too many reasons to mention.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Just listen to her, she is extremely smart and knows what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She just made us feel comfortable and asked many questions of us to make sure we were comfortable with all decisions made at all times. Her nurse Sue always was the best as well!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
Just how she cared what was going on with us each call and visit and showed compassion.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
They were scheduled around my work schedule and these people were very caring as well
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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