Caryn Selick

NYU

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Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolNYU
ResidencyNYU
FellowshipMount Sinai
NY - E 30th
338 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-683-0090
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Caryn Selick to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Don't recommend: 33%7.3
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend NYU to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 20%8
102 assessments
  • 53% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
2
Age
41 - 43
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
Dr. Selick is a competent doctor, but her bedside manner could use a lot of work. Sometimes she could be very nice and compassionate, but other times she was terse and gave short answers to questions, or would comment as she walked out the door about something. She was also taking direction on meds from RMA and consulting with them with regard to timing of everything, which I actually liked.
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Age
41 - 43
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
How was your experience with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Dr. Selick is a competent doctor, but her bedside manner could use a lot of work. Sometimes she could be very nice and compassionate, but other times she was terse and gave short answers to questions, or would comment as she walked out the door about something. She was also taking direction on meds from RMA and consulting with them with regard to timing of everything, which I actually liked.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Just go straight to RMA. The fact that she is affiliated with them didn't provide me with any extra benefit at the end of the day. Had her bedside manner been completely different, it would be a great thing to experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology?
Dr. Selick has her own practice which is affliated with RMA in Manhattan. All of my monitoring was done at her office, but the actual egg retrieval and embryo transfers were done at RMA. This is potentially good, since you get the "boutique feel" while also getting the benefit of services from a big fertility clinic and lab.
Describe the protocols Caryn Selick used in your cycles at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics of the drugs used at this point, but it was driven by RMA's protocols at the time. The first several IVF cycles I did were Day 3 transfers, but then RMA changed its policy to 5 Day transfers, so my last one was a Day 5 transfer. At first, Dr Selick put me on the pill for a month before doing an IVF cycle, but I hated that part, so we stopped doing that towards the end. She did listen to me about that, and didn't insist on it. However, when I requested and alternative to the progesterone shots (i.e. Crinone) she felt that the shots were more effective (I ultimately got pregnant elsewhere using Crinone).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Rebecca)
Rebecca likes to call everyone "sweetie" or something like that, which got annoying. She is VERY no-nonsense, and also didn't have a great bedside manner. She also overused the same vein in my left arm to the point it got completely shot and can no longer be used for a blood draw. Sometimes it would take her a long time to get a blood draw, which I didn't experience elsewhere.
Describe your experience with Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
I would have early morning appointments and still wait, which was annoying. They were pretty good about calling with instructions for the following day during and IVF cycle. I did end up going back to Dr Selick after I got pregnant with RBA in Atlanta for early pregnancy monitoring, and she was truly happy for me. When we said goodbye, she gave me a big hug and told me she loved me! I was very surprised by that, but I guess it just goes to show that even a bad bedside manner doesn't tell the whole story. I guess that's just her manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Caryn Selick at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
Her costs were the same as RMA. I did all the paperwork, etc at the RMA offices.
Describe Caryn Selick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology.
Given my age and the number of embryos, we transferred everything.
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Doctor
Caryn Selick
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Manhattan Fertility & Gynecology
Manhattan
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Caryn is a no-nonsense doctor. She will look you right in the eyes and tell you, without sugar-coating life, what you need to do to get what you want out of the fertility process. We initially went to her, hoping to do an IUI cycle, and she quickly (after finishing all testing) referred us to start an IVF cycle with another doctor...She is forthright, and yet very caring when doing testing that seems invasive. She's real and exudes a motherly vibe (that you can trust)...
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Caryn Selick at NYU?
She is forthright, and yet very caring when doing testing that seems invasive. She's real and exudes a motherly vibe (that you can trust)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Caryn Selick at NYU?
If seeking IUI's - go to Caryn, she will absolutely help you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Caryn Selick at NYU?
Caryn is a no-nonsense doctor. She will look you right in the eyes and tell you, without sugar-coating life, what you need to do to get what you want out of the fertility process. We initially went to her, hoping to do an IUI cycle, and she quickly (after finishing all testing) referred us to start an IVF cycle with another doctor.
Describe the protocols Caryn Selick used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
I mentioned this before - she did a whole run-down of tests with us - and quickly recommended we run to get IVF - I'm not getting any younger! We appreciated her honesty
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Rebecca)
Rebecca is fantastic - kind and quick like Caryn. She is on top of it and you can tell a valuable asset to Dr. Selick
Describe your experience with NYU.
I only went to their office (not NYU's big fertility clinic) - it is dated, and seems like it needs a good face-lift, but I honestly appreciated the vibe, it's not pretentious
Describe the costs associated with your care under Caryn Selick at NYU.
Since we did not do any treatments w/ Dr. Selick, we were only billed office visit bills (co-pay) that were covered by our insurance
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Doctor
Caryn Selick
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - E 30th
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
She cared deeply about her patients and was so generous in even helping us by donating the costs of the med[ication] during our second round.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Caryn Selick at RMA of New York?
She was an incredible doctor. Highly intelligent and direct communicator and very, very thourough. She cared deeply about her patients and was so generous in even helping us by donating the costs of the meds during our second round. I continue to see her as my OB and have enormous respect for her. She has gotten a number of my friends pregnant too.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Caryn Selick at RMA of New York?
Be prepared for the worst news and be very patient. Infertility is a roller coaster and generally involves a long ride.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New York. (Assigned nurse: Rebecca)
Rebecca was awesome. Also direct, but cares about her patients and communicated my results always in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
It was excellent, again highly professional and punctual.
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Doctor
Caryn Selick
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
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Clinic
RMA of New York
NY - Eastside
Nursing
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