Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
1 review
Humanity
10
10
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
8
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
10
10
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
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
San Marcos Med School
Residency
Hartford Hospital
Fellowship
Peter Bent Brighan

How Doctor Communicates

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August Olivar works at

Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10

At 1 office

West Hartford
2437 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-263-7501
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2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 22
7 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Olivar has always answered my questions, phone calls, concerns with compassion and empathy....I'm very introverted and nervous and sometimes when I am with the Dr, I forget or dont think of questions that come to me later, just call him back the next day and the office staff or even him will answer all your questions....I started my first 3 iui's using letrozole, I ovulated on all 3 and got pregnant with my third one, unfortunately I lost that pregnancy at 3 weeks. After that Dr. Olivar explained he would like to do letrozole treatments again since they had worked before.
This [Hartford Fertility] is a very small practice. There are only 3 staff including Dr. Olivar, and I find that to make this whole process much easier. Both the office administrator and lab technician(?) are kind, compassionate, and helpful....you know when you go in to the office who you will see that day. And I am always able to see and talk to my Dr. That strength may also be considered a weakness if you were to need a certain prescription sent in, you may have to call in twice to remind them as all the needs of the patients are on such few shoulders.
How was your experience with August Olivar at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I started seeing Dr. Olivar when I was 22, I had to stop for a few years due to financial reasons and came back when I was 25, and we started right where we left off. He has always treated my husband and I with empathy and compassion. He has done the 7 IUI's I have had and has answered every phone call I send him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of August Olivar at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I'm very introverted and nervous and sometimes when I am with the Dr, I forget or dont think of questions that come to me later, just call him back the next day and the office staff or even him will answer all your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with August Olivar at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Dr Olivar has always answered my questions, phone calls, concerns with compassion and empathy.
Describe the protocols August Olivar used in your cycles at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
I started my first 3 iui's using letrozole, I ovulated on all 3 and got pregnant with my third one, unfortunately I lost that pregnancy at 3 weeks. After that Dr. Olivar explained he would like to do letrozole treatments again since they had worked before. We did that 2 more times and then moved on to gonal-f. My first iui with gonal-f was a bit tricky because I created many large follicles and became hyperstimulated, we still were able to do the iui, but it was negative. This cycle he had me to take the gonal-f much slower and we were able to do the IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology.
This is a very small practice. There are only 3 staff including Dr. Olivar, and I find that to make this whole process much easier. Both the office administrator and lab technician(?) are kind, compassionate, and helpful.
Describe your experience with Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology.
One strength is how few staff they have, you know when you go in to the office who you will see that day. And I am always able to see and talk to my Dr. That strength may also be considered a weakness if you were to need a certain prescription sent in, you may have to call in twice to remind them as all the needs of the patients are on such few shoulders.
Describe the costs associated with your care under August Olivar at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology.
With my insurance each round of IUI was around 500-1000 dollars. An ultrasound is 250.
What specific things went wrong at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I have had to call to get my results from my Dr. once.
10
Doctor
August Olivar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Hartford Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
West Hartford
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