Beth Hartog

Chelsea Fertility of NYC

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Medical SchoolNY Medical
ResidencyAlbert Einstein
FellowshipGeorge Washington U
New York City
105 E 37th St, Suite 1
New York, NY 10016
212-685-2229
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Beth Hartog to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 1%9.2
6 assessments
  • 76% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 1% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.5
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
9.9
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Chelsea Fertility of NYC to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 43%Don't recommend: 10%8.7
9 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 43% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
10
Age
42
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr. Hartog heard my request, and responded perfectly. I felt heard, and as though the staff cared about our outcome. ... She heard all of my concerns, was able to adjust our plans, and did all my monitoring herself. I felt safe, and like she understood what I was going through. ... She was realistic about my chances, which weren't great, but didn't turn me away despite my age and my history of repeated failures.
It's a small clinic [Chelsea Fertility], they send their lab work out, and there were some hidden fees that I did not anticipate. I am still following up with the lab about billing, as they didn't submit to my insurance. All in all, though, I feel it's worth it for the care that I received. ... I loved the location, the front desk staff, the setting (nice lights, tea, music) and the fact that all procedures are done on site.
Age
42
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Dr. Hartog was wonderful. She was realistic about my chances, which weren't great, but didn't turn me away despite my age and my history of repeated failures. She heard all of my concerns, was able to adjust our plans, and did all my monitoring herself. I felt safe, and like she understood what I was going through. That I also found success with her is just the icing on the cake.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
It's a small clinic, they send their lab work out, and there were some hidden fees that I did not anticipate. I am still following up with the lab about billing, as they didn't submit to my insurance. All in all, though, I feel it's worth it for the care that I received.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
I went to Chelsea after a frustrating experience with a huge university clinic. I did not expect success, but was looking to feel like I was cared for, and as though the doctor and staff were invested in my personal outcome. Dr. Hartog heard my request, and responded perfectly. I felt heard, and as though the staff cared about our outcome.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
After several failed rounds with estrogen priming at my previous clinic, Dr. Hartog "deprogrammed" me using Ganirelix and progesterone. Then I did lowish dose stims with Follistim and Menopur for a short time - only a week. Triggered with Lupron. She felt that estrogen priming might have over-suppressed me. Though I wound up with fewer embryos ready to transfer than in previous cycles, Dr. Hartog was willing to do the transfer under sedation at my request, which I appreciated. And surprise! It worked.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I can't say enough about Elaine, Natasha, and Reena. They were all competent, friendly, caring, and made me feel as though they were personally invested in my outcome. A complete 180 from my experience with the nursing staff at the large clinic. Their skill is part of why I'm now persuaded of the advantages of boutique care.
Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
I loved the location, the front desk staff, the setting (nice lights, tea, music) and the fact that all procedures are done on site. There were some fees that I didn't anticipate, and I am wrangling with the lab and my insurance company, but overall I felt that the clinic was a wonderful experience. I have sent two friends there already who have shared my frustration with big university clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Chelsea took my insurance, which was great. There was a $500 facilities fee that I did not anticipate for the egg retrieval, and I am sorting out the lab billing now, which should have been submitted to my insurance but wasn't.
Describe Beth Hartog's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
If I had had a better response, Dr. Hartog would have liked us to let the embryos go to Day 5 and do PGS testing. We wound up with only one still viable on Day 3, and made the call together that day to do the transfer and hope for the best. She actually called me from her car to discuss it. I very much felt like an active participant in my own care, which was great.
10
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Beth Hartog
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10
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9
10
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
10
She [Dr. Hartog] was the best. My only problem with the experience (so far) was not being able to get her on the phone, I always had to speak to the nurses. But in person she was clear, thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable.... Because of PCOS, she pretty much insisted on FET as well as ICSI. I loved that she uses only the most current, modern technology available. She made decision making extremely easy.
It [Chelsea Fertility of NYC] is very much a boutique clinic. I liked that everything was laid out on the table financially at the first meeting. There were no surprises and it was all very clear. The consultation was free and I received all the information I needed immediately to make an informed decision....The nurses were wonderful. They were positive, compassionate, and so patient.
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
10
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
She was the best. My only problem with the experience (so far) was not being able to get her on the phone, I always had to speak to the nurses. But in person she was clear, thoughtful, patient, and knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Be ready for your appointment- have your questions written down and do your homework ahead of time so you can fully understand the options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
She took my concerns seriously, validated my feelings with past doctors, and was very clear about my options moving forward.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
Because of PCOS, she pretty much insisted on FET as well as ICSI. I loved that she uses only the most current, modern technology available. She made decision making extremely easy. We are waiting on genetic testing and will figure out what to transfer and what to save next. The clinic highly recommended the testing which was something I was looking for (ethically).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Chelsea Fertility of NYC. (Assigned nurse: Christina and Elaine )
The nurses were wonderful. They were positive, compassionate, and so patient. They never made me feel self-conscious; I could reach them 24/7; and I always got a thorough answer to my questions. I occasionally wanted to reach the doctor instead, that was my only complaint about this place. But in general, the nurses never steered me wrong.
Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
It is very much a boutique clinic. I liked that everything was laid out on the table financially at the first meeting. There were no surprises and it was all very clear. The consultation was free and I received all the information I needed immediately to make an informed decision.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
$9500 for IVF plus apporox $12000 in expenses (medicine, FET, anesthesia, etc)
Describe Beth Hartog's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
She allowed multiple transfers, it was really up to me. However I was informed thoroughly of the risk of twins if I wanted to do that.
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Beth Hartog
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Chelsea Fertility of NYC
New York City
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Hartog is very thorough and she takes the time to explain all the details and spends quality time individually with her patients. She answers all the questions and is present at all appointments. She always returns my phone calls and doesn't rush when spoken to...The doctor spends time individually with every patient, personality returns phone calls and is present at all my appointments.My first Mini IVF consisted of Femara/ Menopur/ Ganirelix. The doctor intriduced Ganirelix when my follicles were around 15-16 but the antagonist and Femara suppressed my estrogen too much which resulted in 0 eggs retrieved.
The nurses [at Chelsea Fertility] are amazing and always helpful. They return calls and always happy to help...The clinic and the stuff are great...I believe this clinic consists of an amazing team. From secretaries to nurses and the doctor, they are very professional. They always help with any questions you have, fast and efficient. Always ask questions and if you don't understand, ask again. Ask for all your records, find out how you respond to certain medication, ask for explanation and stay informed.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Dr Hartog is very thorough and she takes the time to explain all the details and spends quality time individually with her patients. She answers all the questions and is present at all appointments. She always returns my phone calls and doesn't rush when spoken to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Always ask questions, at every appt at every ulstrasound ask how is your body responding, always stay informed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
The clinic and the stuff are great. The doctor spends time individually with every patient, personality returns phone calls and is present at all my appointments.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
My first Mini IVF consisted of Femara/ Menopur/ Ganirelix. The doctor intriduced Ganirelix when my follicles were around 15-16 but the antagonist and Femara suppressed my estrogen too much which resulted in 0 eggs retrieved. My second cycle (conventional IVF) was 100IU Follistim (later added 50more IU) 50IU Menopur and Double Ovidrel. I had 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 6 on day 3 and one grade B blastocyst on day 5 which was transferred but failed to implant. No eggs remained to be frozen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are amazing and always helpful. They return calls and always happy to help
Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Unfortunately I haven't had success but I believe this clinic consists of an amazing team. From secretaries to nurses and the doctor, they are very professional. They always help with any questions you have, fast and efficient. Always ask questions and if you don't understand, ask again. Ask for all your records, find out how you respond to certain medication, ask for explanation and stay informed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Very convenient
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
$7000 for a mini IVF $8000 for conventional IVF
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Beth Hartog
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Chelsea Fertility of NYC
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10
10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Hartog is understanding and loving. She tries to understand what happened in the past and see what she can do. She's willingly to help and succeed in getting you pregnant. Her staff are wonderful have any questions, they are willing to answer. I call the office twice a day if found something in research and ask about it and very understanding and i they don't know the answer they will found out. When my next doctor appointment, they are willginly to over and beyond for their patients.
Dr. Hartog is understanding and loving. She tries to understand what happened in the past and see what she can do. She's willingly to help and succeed in getting you pregnant. Her staff are wonderful have any questions, they are willing to answer. I call the office twice a day if found something in research and ask about it and very understanding and i they don't know the answer they will found out. When my next doctor appointment, they are willginly to over and beyond for their patients.
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Black or African-American, Middle Eastern, Native American, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Dr. Hartog is understanding and loving. She tries to understand what happened in the past and see what she can do. She's willingly to help and succeed in getting you pregnant. Her staff are wonderful have any questions, they are willing to answer. I call the office twice a day if found something in research and ask about it and very understanding and i they don't know the answer they will found out. When my next doctor appointment, they are willginly to over and beyond for their patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
ASk her many questions and she has an asnwer. She very understanding and wll find the best treatment. Her first intake sessions are free before you start treatment which is nice. Many fertiliy clinics don't do that but love her office and so eger t help in anyway possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
When first visit clinic, she was warm and undestanding. Never felt that with other fertiliy clinics. She made me matter and came with a plan me to get pregnant even though had three miscarriages previous before seeing her. Love my doctor.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
We had discussed to use IUI but I decided to do IVF so I'm in the process o chosing a sperm donor for that produres.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Chelsea Fertility of NYC. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
She was great. Help me with a sperm bank and went through the list of sperms to choose from sermbank in california
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Deendng on the treatment it less an 10,000 dollars. IUI is 3000 and IVF is 8000 which I was in shocked.
Describe Beth Hartog's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
They prefer to do the best embryo transfer but if you want more than one embryo, it u to the doctor and patient in maning the prodres.
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Beth Hartog
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10
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5
5
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
5
5
Dr. Hartog recommended IVF with PGS testing...She emphasized that if we wanted a multiple embryo transfer we would most likely end up with multiples and that it wouldn't increase or decrease our chances of a successful pregnancy...does have a nice bedside manner and does take the time to speak through all of your questions and concerns...She provides a lot of information and most of it can be very clinical and fly over your head quickly.
The nursing staff was helpful and compassionate [at Chelsea Fertility of NYC]...During my HSG exam, the doctor explained a bit of his findings but when I met with Dr. Hartog they had a completely different analysis. They tried to explaine how it meant the same thing, but the whole experience made me feel weary. Additionally, they had ordered a MCAT exam for me without providing the insurance company any specific reason. I was denied coverage 3 times before we could finally get it sorted which I had to facilitate between the clinic and insurance company. Clinic Nps
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
5
5
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
I do think that Dr. Hartog is a good fit for someone looking for one-on-one attention. It's not that I had a bad impression with this doctor, it just didn't feel like the absolute right fit for me. If I'm going to be spending the amount of money that Chelsea Fertility charges, I want to make sure it's the best option.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Take notes. She provides a lot of information and most of it can be very clinical and fly over your head quickly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Dr. Hartog does have a nice bedside manner and does take the time to speak through all of your questions and concerns. The whole process is a bit overwhelming so it's hard to look back in hindsight and feel like it was a positive and personal experience.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
Dr. Hartog recommended IVF with PGS testing. We are seeking a second opinion and looking at other clinics before proceeding with this treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was helpful and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Chelsea Fertility is a small intimate setting. I did get the feeling that the cater more towards women in their late 30's / 40's. As someone in their early 30's it didn't feel like I fit in with the normal clientele.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Insurance covered most of the testing outside of the HSG. The cost of IVF would have been $20k+
Describe Beth Hartog's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
She emphasized that if we wanted a multiple embryo transfer we would most likely end up with multiples and that it wouldn't increase or decrease our chances of a successful pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
  • Provided conflicting information
5
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Beth Hartog
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5
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Chelsea Fertility of NYC
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8
8
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
8
8
She [Dr. Beth Hartog] is conservative in the use of medicine...They found water in uterus on egg retrieval and didn’t decide to cancel the transfer. Only when I asked if they would check after the second ivf failure did they find the infection. The dr advised to go ahead with the transfer. Which in my opinion was poor judgment. I lost 3 perfect embryos. I asked them to check if the infection is gone after taking the antibiotics and they didn’t call to tell me that the lab lost th specimen. I am disappointed.
[Chelsea Fertility of NYC was] Friendly and organized. Overall good clinic. I was happy with the clinic. Companionate. When I was feeling ill from an infection they weren’t helpful nor did they call to check on me. They were a wonderful clinic but once I became a cash patient they were not as thorough...She [Dr. Beth Hartog] is conservative in the use of medicine...They found water in uterus on egg retrieval and didn’t decide to cancel the transfer.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
8
8
How was your experience with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
Initially I had a baby with dr hartog and I was very happy but once I became a cash patient and wanted a second baby I fee that she didn’t use good judgment and hasn’t treated me as well. Although she has been helpful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
She is a good Dr but trust your gut
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
As a cash patient recently with dr Hartogs practice. Also with dr keltz.
Describe the protocols Beth Hartog used in your cycles at Chelsea Fertility of NYC and their degree of success.
She is conservative in the use of medicine.
Describe your experience with Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
Friendly and organized. Overall good clinic. I was happy with the clinic. Companionate. When I was feeling ill from an infection they weren’t helpful nor did they call to check on me. They were a wonderful clinic but once I became a cash patient they were not as thorough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Hartog at Chelsea Fertility of NYC.
All initially was covered with insurance with some out of pocket costs. Once I became a cash patient I had to pay all costs.
What specific things went wrong at Chelsea Fertility of NYC?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
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Beth Hartog
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8
Clinic
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