Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 38%Neutral: 62%8.8
38% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
7.3
7.3
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8
8
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.3
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
Brown
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Brian Walsh works at

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 5%9.1

At 1 office

Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-4222
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2018, Successful
8
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Walsh explained things thoroughly and was technically proficient at all exams throughout the process including hysteroscopy, etc, recommendations for genetic testing, the full IVF process. He managed expectations well and mentioned the chances for success...ICSI was recommended for male factor infertility hysteroscopy and other testing was performed to rule out female infertility causes
[nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital] explained everything thoroughly on all followup phone calls throughout the process which was like 20+ after every blood test, ultrasound etc...[monitoring appointments were a ] well-oiled machine...BWH is a great hospital for IVF, thorough, clean, and great staff. They are available 7 days a week; however, the location is annoying to get to if you don't live in that part of Boston. Parking requires payment in nearby garages or valet parking is available.
How was your experience with Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Walsh explained things thoroughly and was technically proficient at all exams throughout the process including hysteroscopy, etc, recommendations for genetic testing, the full IVF process. He managed expectations well and mentioned the chances for success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Ask all the questions you have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Explained things clearly
Describe the protocols Brian Walsh used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
ICSI was recommended for male factor infertility hysteroscopy and other testing was performed to rule out female infertility causes
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Kathy)
explained everything thoroughly on all followup phone calls throughout the process which was like 20+ after every blood test, ultrasound etc
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
BWH is a great hospital for IVF, thorough, clean, and great staff. They are available 7 days a week; however, the location is annoying to get to if you don't live in that part of Boston. Parking requires payment in nearby garages or valet parking is available.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
well-oiled machine
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
covered under insurance
Describe Brian Walsh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
An algorithm was used that said 1 embryo transfer was the maximum allowed, this wasn't really up for debate
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Doctor
Brian Walsh
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Unsuccessful
8
7
11 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He's an excellent doctor and did a great job on my myomectomy and did give my my only child, from IVF # 2... We were given incorrect instructions regarding my husband's preparation for day of egg retrieval/fertilization day. This resulted in zero fertilization on 11 eggs.
We were given incorrect instructions regarding my husband's preparation for day of egg retrieval/fertilization day. This resulted in zero fertilization on 11 eggs.
How was your experience with Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
He's an excellent doctor and did a great job on my myomectomy and did give my my only child, from IVF # 2.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Don't be over 42 :-)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
It was a bit rushed.
Describe the protocols Brian Walsh used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
We did use several different ones, I don't remember.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
It worked fairly well. As I recall, it was a first come, first served arrangement. As I work for a school, I would get in there early and would usually get seen quickly. The techs were not allowed to comment/give any info as they were doing the scans, which was a bit frustrating. But I understand why they do it that way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Walsh at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I don't recall. It was all covered by insurance. I believe our IVF with ICSI was in the $15K area.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
We were given incorrect instructions regarding my husband's preparation for day of egg retrieval/fertilization day. This resulted in zero fertilization on 11 eggs.
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Doctor
Brian Walsh
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources