Catha Fischer

Spring Fertility

Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 92%Don't recommend: 8%9.5
92% strongly recommend
14 reviews
Humanity
9.6
9.6
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
9.8
9.8
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7
7
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
7.5
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Education

Medical School
Icahn School of Med
Residency
Yale New Haven
Fellowship
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia

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doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
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Catha Fischer works in 1 office at

Spring Fertility
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

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New York
114 W 41st Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

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2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 35
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Fischer] took a lengthy amount of time to get to know me, my background, and what I want in terms of a family in the future. She supported me as a single parent of choice while just getting out an unsafe relationship....She follows up and explains everything to you with compassion, and offers to be there for you even when I couldn’t financially go forward with the procedure...
Courtney [nurse at Spring Fertility] made sure to check in on me when I paused my appointments (due to financing). She connected me with all of the right team members to have financial and care conversations, got me the letters and things I needed to bring a case to my employer. She was great...The front staff were helpful, and the other physicians introduced themselves to me...
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at Spring Fertility?
Dr. Fischer spent considerable time with me when I had a diagnosis that will make having a family harder. She explained everything in detail, and checked on me via email several times after my visit. I appreciate that she is also doing research that could change the fertility game in the future for all of us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at Spring Fertility?
Learn about your fertility numbers early. Advocate for your company/insurance to cover these early tests.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at Spring Fertility?
Catha has been the best fertility doctor I have had to date. She took a lengthy amount of time to get to know me, my background, and what I want in terms of a family in the future. She supported me as a single parent of choice while just getting out an unsafe relationship. I have visited several doctors across the country trying to find high quality, low cost care, and she has been the best across the board. She follows up and explains everything to you with compassion, and offers to be there for you even when I couldn’t financially go forward with the procedure.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at Spring Fertility and their degree of success.
I did the initial assessment but due to cost, I was unable to move forward yet with the egg freezing I medically need due to low AMH and FSH and follicle counts. She said I will likely need 2-3 cycles performed, but cannot without insurance. She has helped write letters and provide information for me to bring to my employer in my fight for coverage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Spring Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Courtney)
Courtney made sure to check in on me when I paused my appointments (due to financing). She connected me with all of the right team members to have financial and care conversations, got me the letters and things I needed to bring a case to my employer. She was great.
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility.
Strengths: doesn’t feel quite like every other clinic. Has its own look and more feel. People were very welcoming when I came into the office. The front staff were helpful, and the other physicians introduced themselves to me. Weaknesses: the price is above other competitors and the pharmacy contract for financing was forced upon me without even my care plan being set. I did not like that. I provided feedback.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at Spring Fertility.
$450 initial assessment $8750-9750 egg freezing cycle $7000+ medications $650 Annual egg storage
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Spring Fertility
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fischer fully explained the treatments that were available to us, guided us on the probability of conception through IUI vs IVF, and never pushed us towards a specific treatment. (we decided on IVF due to the higher probability that we would conceive...[she] was able to perform both my egg retrieval and embryo transfer. She also performed my last 2 ultrasounds at RMA after I was pregnant
There were only a handful of times that I had to wait for my appointments. I think RMA does a great job of prioritizing the patients who come in regularly for morning monitoring (for blood work and/or ultrasounds) which is great because you have to go so frequently! Most of the doctors were great as well- I did not see my assigned doctor at every visit- I would see the doctor who was performing the ultrasounds that morning
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Since my first consultation with Dr. Fischer, which was virtual due to the COVID pandemic, I immediately liked her and felt I could trust her 100%. Her knowledge and compassion were extremely evident. She was very reassuring and she was the first doctor who diagnosed me with PCOS at the age of 34. For most of my adult life, I tried to tell my doctors that I felt that something was "off," but I felt that my doctors never really listened to me and brushed aside my symptoms. Within the first 5 minutes of my first conversation with Dr. Fischer, she was able to diagnose me with PCOS, which was one of the factors of our infertility. It was both reassuring and upsetting for me, and Dr. Fischer displayed so much compassion and gave my husband and me hope that we could conceive with fertility treatments. Dr. Fischer fully explained the treatments that were available to us, guided us on the probability of conception through IUI vs IVF, and never pushed us towards a specific treatment. (we decided on IVF due to the higher probability that we would conceive.) I was also so happy that Dr. Fischer was able to perform both my egg retrieval and embryo transfer. She also performed my last 2 ultrasounds at RMA after I was pregnant, which I was also happy about! I would definitely recommend Dr. Fischer- she is warm, compassionate, funny, and very knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
While RMA tries to help the patient with exploring treatment options and costs involved, make sure you do your own research and contact your insurance company to find out what is covered!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer absolutely treated me as a human, but at times, the clinic itself felt like a "baby factory." I have absolutely zero criticisms of Dr. Fischer though! She is wonderful.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
My husband and I decided to pursue IVF rather than try IUI first. The success rate of IVF was much higher for us, and we didn't want to wait any longer! I have PCOS and my husband also has an infertility factor having to do with his sperm (low morphology and motility,) and Dr. Fischer felt that we would be very successful with IVF. I did one cycle of ovarian stimulation injections for IVF. The embryos were biopsied and tested for genetic abnormalities (PGS testing.) Turns out my IVF cycle was very successful- we created 25 embryos and we decided to test 12. Amazingly, 11 of the 12 embryos were viable! The embryos were then frozen, and I had my embryo transfer a little over a month after my egg retrieval. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Adrienne)
The nurse assigned to me was always prompt with returning my phone calls and calling me to give medication instructions during my cycles. I really can't criticize too much, however, I felt that she didn't always communicate certain things to me. I felt that I had to ask a lot of questions in order to get all of the information I needed. For example, there are certain restrictions you have before and after egg retrieval as well as after the embryo transfer (i.e. what to avoid doing, such as exercising.) I felt that my nurse wasn't fully forthcoming with some of that information, so I researched a lot online, then asked her questions to confirm. At times I felt a little rushed during our calls as well. Also, when I spoke with other nurses that covered for my nurse when she was off, I felt that they spent more time with me on the phone, I didn't feel rushed, and they were more detailed about my treatments, what to expect, side effects, what to avoid, etc. So I think it really depends on which nurse is assigned to you and whether you will have a more positive experience.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
There were only a handful of times that I had to wait for my appointments. I think RMA does a great job of prioritizing the patients who come in regularly for morning monitoring (for blood work and/or ultrasounds) which is great because you have to go so frequently! Most of the doctors were great as well- I did not see my assigned doctor at every visit- I would see the doctor who was performing the ultrasounds that morning. (Dr. Margolis and Dr. Maguire were great!) I only had 2 bad experiences during ultrasounds- one doctor was kind of aggressive during an US during egg stimulation which was very painful, and another nurse practitioner was very insensitive to me when she found a sub-chorionic bump on my first US after I was pregnant, which scared me. There are times when you feel like "just a number," but overall, I had a good experience at RMA.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
The hours for monitoring are very early in the morning, which was fine with me because it worked well with my work schedule. I barely ever had to wait for blood work or ultrasound. I think there were maybe 3-4 times when I had to wait longer than usual.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
I was fortunate that my insurance covered all of the IVF procedures and most of my medications (or I had a small co-pay.) However, we still had out of pocket costs. If you pursue IVF, insurance does not cover embryo biopsy or genetic testing. You also have to pay a fee for each embryo you decide to test (I believe it was $200 per embryo.) You also have to pay out of pocket for cryopreservation, and you have to continue to pay an annual fee to keep them stored. I had a couple of other bills for one of my test procedures and for anesthesia during egg retrieval. In all, we spent a little over $6,000 for IVF.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
RMA highly recommends single embryo transfer, which we were 100% fine with.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had recurrent miscarriages and no one knew why. When we met Dr. Fischer, she provided us with more information than we had received over the course of 2 years...I was diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (BT). She spent about an hour going over the diagnosis...retrieval resulted in 33 eggs, 27 fertilized, 15 Day 5 blasts, and 5 were balanced/normal PGD...I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant with our miracle baby
The clinic [at RMA of New Jersey] itself is extremely well-coordinated, they use modern-day technology to communicate with their patients, and have an astounding turn around times for bloodwork. They work like a well-oiled machine. The staff is simply kind, efficient, and entirely intelligent...Sarah was readily available to us. She was punctual and always called with our daily plans and protocols.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
We met Dr. Fischer on our first consultation visit. My husband and I had seen a series of OBGYN's that just didn't know what was wrong with us. I had recurrent miscarriages and no one knew why. When we met Dr. Fischer, she provided us with more information than we had received over the course of 2 years. I won't lie, we left the clinic a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information that was laid on us. She called us back for testing, but I was working full time and felt like it was just too much. The clinic was so understanding of this when I canceled my appointment. I took a month-long break and then decided I was ready for testing. I went into the clinic and had everything drawn up. Dr. Fischer's response came fairly quickly after all the results were in. I was diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (BT). She spent about an hour going over the diagnosis. She waited patiently as I took notes and tried to understand what was going on and what my options were. She offered to call my husband and re-explain everything to him as well since he couldn't be on the call at the same time as me. She offered a couple of different solutions to our diagnosis but it was obvious that we needed to move forward with IVF with PGD testing in order to reduce the risk of having more miscarriages. Dr. Fischer was readily available for us, to prescribe medication as my bloodwork developed, to answer questions as they arose, and put us at realistic ease when things were really looking south. She performed both the retrieval and the transfer. During both procedures, we felt like we were in capable hands. My retrieval resulted in 33 eggs, 27 fertilized, 15 Day 5 blasts, and 5 were balanced/normal PGD. Her medical protocol had worked outstandingly for us. She really has a way of making you feel like you're her most important patient. The best part, I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant with our miracle baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't be afraid to ask questions -- she has so much to offer, take advantage of it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer was extremely empathetic as we navigated uncharted territories. When I came to her I had experienced two losses; before even getting to the testing portion I felt extremely overwhelmed coming into a fertility clinic. Dr. Fischer took her time with us, she was extremely patient as we came to terms with our diagnosis. She called and explained everything thoroughly and ensured I understood every aspect of it. She has an extremely calming demeanor that just puts you at ease. I'm not sure how it's possible, but out of her all her patients she truly makes you feel like she knows you well. She remembers details of things you've told her medically and not. She greets you as if she's known you forever. Small things like this made us feel like we were not only in capable hands, but caring ones too.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Robinson)
Sarah was readily available to us. She was punctual and always called with our daily plans and protocols. She took the time to explain everything to us. She did everything she was supposed to. I will say, my one frustration with her, was that it always felt like I was inconveniencing her with questions. She comes off as mildly annoyed a bit. Not sure if it was personal, or the job. In the end, she always came through, but there was always a tiny bit of snark.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is one of the best clinics I have ever heard of. I am so blessed to have found them and be a part of their patient community. The clinic itself is extremely well-coordinated, they use modern-day technology to communicate with their patients, and have an astounding turn around times for bloodwork. They work like a well-oiled machine. The staff is simply kind, efficient, and entirely intelligent.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Monitoring appointments were always every morning from 5:45 AM to 7:30 AM. If you needed to go in over the weekend, the office would then transfer you to Basking Ridge. They were usually very quick, I would be in an out within 30 minutes. I think on two occasions they were quite overwhelmed and it took longer -- closer to an hour. I suspect because those were days coming off of holidays / long weekends. Either way, the entire process itself was very efficient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
Insurance did not cover anything, everything was out of pocket. It cost us about 30k for one full IVF cycle (including testing, bloodwork, retrieval, PGD testing, and retrieval). It will continue to cost us $1200 every year to keep our embryos on ice, and furthermore when we transfer future embryos.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Income $200K - $499K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Fisher was not rigid in her ways. She allowed us to try different avenues such as progesterone suppositories instead of injections even though we were unsuccessful with the suppositories. Dr Fisher also was always open to hear what we had to say based on our own research but she always firmly stated her opinion with an open mind. We also really appreciated her bedside manner.
Even though you have a primary doctor, RMA leverages all their doctor staff for your various appointments so that means that you will likely see your doctor less than 50% of your visits. One positive is that you can potentially schedule your embryo transfer with one of the top doctors who may not be your primary...Some days it would be efficient and other days there were so many people you have to wait a while.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Fisher was not rigid in her ways. She allowed us to try different avenues such as progesterone suppositories instead of injections even though we were unsuccessful with the suppositories. Dr Fisher also was always open to hear what we had to say based on our own research but she always firmly stated her opinion with an open mind. We also really appreciated her bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
She has an open mind and will be willing to explore options within reason.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
At times RMA treats you like a number given the sheer number of patients they have so it was nice to have that contrasted with Dr Fisher who showed concern and understanding along the way.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We were fortunate to have several embryos. Instead of getting oil shots, Dr Fisher allowed us to try progesterone suppositories because of my fear of needles. Ultimately the first two transfers failed and with Dr Fisher’s suggestion I tried the oil shots which was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Rhonda)
This part I felt like a number. That said I understand that the nurse is busy. If I recall correctly, I was not given one of the medications so I had to rush to get that in time. Just overall not too much care.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Even though you have a primary doctor, RMA leverages all their doctor staff for your various appointments so that means that you will likely see your doctor less than 50% of your visits. One positive is that you can potentially schedule your embryo transfer with one of the top doctors who may not be your primary.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
It was hit or miss. Some days it would be efficient and other days there were so many people you have to wait a while.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
$15K in total
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
We only tried single embryo transfer and do not recall discussing multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
One of the prescriptions for medication was missing but ended getting it in time. Separately there were videos on how to prep some of the shots but it would have been better if the nurse walked us through it since there are so many shots.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Fischer was extremely kind, answered all my questions, scheduled extra phone calls when I wanted to, and was also extremely positive even when we received what I thought was discouraging news. She pointed out reasons for hope and optimism and was encouraging the whole way.... We did the strongest protocol ("maxed out") due to my low AFC and AMH, which meant that I took hcg with Follistim 450. Then I took cetrotide for the trigger shot.
The clinic [RMA of New Jersey] was well organized and clearly thought of the patient when designing the space. The wait room was huge, so even though there was always a lot of people there, you really didn't feel like cattle (as I've heard other clinics feel like) and it's comfortable with reasonable wait times. Everyone was really nice.... My nurse was nice. The only problem was, she had a variable schedule and I was often having to be in contact with other nurses in order to figure things out. So there was a little confusion on who to contact when, but overall it was fine.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
I really liked Dr. Fischer as my doctor. She was warm, patient, reassuring, and supportive. The only question I had was whether her lack of experience was going to impact anything (she only recently started practicing). But in terms of bedside manner, she was wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure you understand the process and what to expect. Dr. Fischer is more than happy to answer all of your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer was extremely kind, answered all my questions, scheduled extra phone calls when I wanted to, and was also extremely positive even when we received what I thought was discouraging news. She pointed out reasons for hope and optimism and was encouraging the whole way.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We did the strongest protocol ("maxed out") due to my low AFC and AMH, which meant that I took hcg with Follistim 450. Then I took cetrotide for the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jandee)
My nurse was nice. The only problem was, she had a variable schedule and I was often having to be in contact with other nurses in order to figure things out. So there was a little confusion on who to contact when, but overall it was fine.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic was well organized and clearly thought of the patient when designing the space. The wait room was huge, so even though there was always a lot of people there, you really didn't feel like cattle (as I've heard other clinics feel like) and it's comfortable with reasonable wait times. Everyone was really nice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
The monitoring visits were quick and easy. For the most part, it did not feel like a "cattle call." The wait room is big, so it doesn't feel crowded, and they kept it moving.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
For embryo freezing, it was about $18,000 including ICSI and CCS. Then I paid another $4,000 for meds, but that turned out to be covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
I was doing some of my monitoring visits at a different clinic, which was closer to my home. There were two mornings that I showed up and my orders were not in their system, which meant a lot of phone calls and waiting around to figure it out. One of those times I believe it was the other clinic's fault, but one time the nurse had forgotten to send them over.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fischer put me on Gonal F and other injection medications for my egg retrieval...after my egg retrieval I did a genetic screen test on all my embryos, she then froze the rest of the good ones and during my transfer she transferred only one healthy embryo and I am now pregnant!...is a sweetheart, always so kind and positive. I never felt a negative vibe from her...was always speaking to me as if my IVF was going to work, she would always re-assure me that everything will be ok, she said in the end, I will have a beautiful family and she was right!
I also chose to do genetic embryo testing [at RMA of New Jersey] which was not covered by insurance and I paid $5,000.00 out of pocket for that...Everyone at the clinic is amazing. The receptionist girls are great, very friendly, always remember you by your first name. Early monitoring employees are also so nice. You begin to establish a friendly relationship with everyone which is nice. I can't comment on any weaknesses of the clinic. Sometimes the monitoring are quick sometimes it takes longer. The clinic gets very busy especially in the morning.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Catha Fischer was always speaking to me as if my IVF was going to work, she would always re-assure me that everything will be ok, she said in the end, I will have a beautiful family and she was right!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Trust her. She is very smart and knows what she is doing. When she tells you "it'll be ok" believe me, it will.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Catha Fischer is a sweetheart, always so kind and positive. I never felt a negative vibe from her.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Dr. Fischer put me on Gonal F and other injection medications for my egg retrieval I cannot recall them all, after my egg retrieval I did a genetic screen test on all my embryos, she then froze the rest of the good ones and during my transfer she transferred only one healthy embryo and I am now pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Robinson)
Sarah is amazing. She always called me so fast with my results and never minded that I e-mailed her with a bunch of questions that I had. She always answered all my e-mails and questions. She is so GOOD!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Everyone at the clinic is amazing. The receptionist girls are great, very friendly, always remember you by your first name. Early monitoring employees are also so nice. You begin to establish a friendly relationship with everyone which is nice. I can't comment on any weaknesses of the clinic. Sometimes the monitoring are quick sometimes it takes longer. The clinic gets very busy especially in the morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
I had very good health insurance and my entire IVF cycle was 100% covered, the only thing I paid for were my co-pays for medications which in total I paid approximately $200.00. I also chose to do genetic embryo testing which was not covered by insurance and I paid $5,000.00 out of pocket for that.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
If the doctor says single embryo transfer is what's best, I would follow her protocol.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fischer felt like more than a doctor and also a friend. She took the time to have multiple calls with us to explain all options and details. Also, when my husband went in for surgery she made sure to stop by and see me in the waiting room and my husband pre-surgery to make us feel like she was on our team and there for us through the entire process...was so warm and honest from our first consultation to our last appointment at RMA before leaving and going back to my regular OBGYN. I felt like I was not only her patient, but a friend and that she was invested in my husband and my dream to start a family. Dr. Fischer is just a wonderful doctor that I completely trusted throughout this entire process and would recommend her to anyone!
Sarah [nurse at RMA of New Jersey] was wonderful from day one. She was very organized and constantly making sure that we were fully I formed of each process. Sarah was very patient, informative and compassionate...The clinic is very organized and staff is friendly. You’re not waiting forever in the waiting room and they are conscious of your time. The morning monitoring is completely seamless and they take everyone in the order that they came in.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
As I sit here on maternity leave waiting for our baby boy to make his debut, I can’t help, but think about the journey that got us to this place. Dr. Fischer was so warm and honest from our first consultation to our last appointment at RMA before leaving and going back to my regular OBGYN. I felt like I was not only her patient, but a friend and that she was invested in my husband and my dream to start a family. Dr. Fischer is just a wonderful doctor that I completely trusted throughout this entire process and would recommend her to anyone!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Be open and honest with her because she wants to help you and respects your opinions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer felt like more than a doctor and also a friend. She took the time to have multiple calls with us to explain all options and details. Also, when my husband went in for surgery she made sure to stop by and see me in the waiting room and my husband pre-surgery to make us feel like she was on our team and there for us through the entire process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Robinson)
Sarah was wonderful from day one. She was very organized and constantly making sure that we were fully I formed of each process. Sarah was very patient, informative and compassionate.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is very organized and staff is friendly. You’re not waiting forever in the waiting room and they are conscious of your time. The morning monitoring is completely seamless and they take everyone in the order that they came in.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fischer is one of the most brilliant and compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. She has a completely intuitive understanding of reproductive hormones and is incredibly motivated to achieve good outcomes for her patients, in line with their goals. She always knew every detail of my past and present cycles and never failed to offer new ideas and approaches when we faced disappointing results. She has the perfect disposition of cautious optimism that is very well-suited to an REI specialist.
Maryellen [nurse] was an incredible asset to our care at RMANJ. She is extremely knowledgable and compassionate and always did everything she could to help facilitate our care without delays, barriers, or inconveniences. She has been truly wonderful to work with...I have found RMANJ to be extremely organized and efficient. Wait times for appointments are very reasonable and the care from all personnel has been outstanding. I would strongly recommend care here to anyone dealing with infertility.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer is one of the most brilliant and compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. She has a completely intuitive understanding of reproductive hormones and is incredibly motivated to achieve good outcomes for her patients, in line with their goals. She always knew every detail of my past and present cycles and never failed to offer new ideas and approaches when we faced disappointing results. She has the perfect disposition of cautious optimism that is very well-suited to an REI specialist.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Maryellen)
Maryellen was an incredible asset to our care at RMANJ. She is extremely knowledgable and compassionate and always did everything she could to help facilitate our care without delays, barriers, or inconveniences. She has been truly wonderful to work with.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I have found RMANJ to be extremely organized and efficient. Wait times for appointments are very reasonable and the care from all personnel has been outstanding. I would strongly recommend care here to anyone dealing with infertility.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
1 Egg Freezing
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Fischer personally called me with results on numerous occasions. She was always available if I had any questions...will hold a special place in my heart. After two miscarriages before getting treatment I am pregnant thanks to Dr.Fischer. I had one retrieval with only one surviving PGS normal embryo that was transferred. I am very thankfully for Dr.Fischer...You do see other doctors for your morning monitoring. I had a great experience and met some great doctors.
You do see other doctors for your morning monitoring [at RMA of New Jersey]. I had a great experience and met some great doctors. I found everyone very helpful and followed up on any questions I may of had. Even the finance dept outlined everything out for me. I had a great experience at RMANJ. I would recommended them to anyone...Jandra [nurse] answered all questions I had (I had a lot) immediately and always returned my calls or answered my emails even after hours and on weekends.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr.Fischer will hold a special place in my heart. After two miscarriages before getting treatment I am pregnant thanks to Dr.Fischer. I had one retrieval with only one surviving PGS normal embryo that was transferred. I am very thankfully for Dr.Fischer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr.Fischer personally called me with results on numerous occasions. She was always available if I had any questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jandra)
Jandra answered all questions I had (I had a lot) immediately and always returned my calls or answered my emails even after hours and on weekends.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
You do see other doctors for your morning monitoring. I had a great experience and met some great doctors. I found everyone very helpful and followed up on any questions I may of had. Even the finance dept outlined everything out for me. I had a great experience at RMANJ. I would recommended them to anyone.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
single embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
2 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
For my second egg stimulation, Dr. Fischer changed the dose of Follistim which resulted in a significant higher number of eggs and consequently more fertilized eggs. For my second egg transfer, Dr. Fischer decided to do a synthetic cycle, opposed to a natural cycle, where she could control my ovulation period and resulted in my current pregnancy...I felt like I was the only patient she was treating, even though I new I was not. It felt like we developed a friendship during the treatment because of her incredible bedside manner. Dr. Fischer is kind, acknowledged and explain the process over and over again if needed. She was always calling and checking on us to see if we were okay. Dr. Fischer is by far the most caring doctor I've ever had.
She [nurse at RMA of New Jersey] was always only a phone call away. Maryellen is experienced, caring and practical...Morning monitoring was always very efficient. At RMA the monitoring hours were between 6am-7:30am, but if something had to be changed they would accommodate something for me...My only complain is that you can't call the front desk directly. RMA has a call system that transfers you to whom you need to speak with. During the weekend, if you need to speak with a nurse, you have to call the call center, try to explain your concerns to a non medical person, leave a message and the nurse would call you back. It
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
From our first visit, Dr. Fischer was very supportive and caring. She listened to all our issues and concerns and answered every single question we had. Dr. Fischer then proposed a treatment route and made sure we understood and were on board with it. We always felt that she had our best interest in mind, knowing that this is a very expensive treatment and she always offered the best alternative to us. She understands the stress and rollercoaster of emotions of going under fertility treatments. Though, to me the process was definitely easier just knowing that Dr. Fisher was there for us. Dr. Fischer also explained the risks of each decision and cautioned us about all the outcomes. We went to her office a few times before starting the treatment and she was always very patient and caring towards us, she would always call back when we needed to ask some specific questions. We were under her care for about two years, and I’m finally 14 weeks pregnant through IVF. We certainly wouldn’t be able to go through all the process if it wasn’t for Dr. Fisher personalized care and expertise. We still have one embryo left at the clinic and I couldn’t imagine going through all the process again without Dr. Fisher.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't be afraid of asking any questions you have regarding the treatment and all the little details, no matter how simplistic you might think your questions are. Dr. Fisher is there to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Under the care of Dr. Fischer, I felt like I was the only patient she was treating, even though I new I was not. It felt like we developed a friendship during the treatment because of her incredible bedside manner. Dr. Fischer is kind, acknowledged and explain the process over and over again if needed. She was always calling and checking on us to see if we were okay. Dr. Fischer is by far the most caring doctor I've ever had.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
For my second egg stimulation, Dr. Fischer changed the dose of Follistim which resulted in a significant higher number of eggs and consequently more fertilized eggs. For my second egg transfer, Dr. Fischer decided to do a synthetic cycle, opposed to a natural cycle, where she could control my ovulation period and resulted in my current pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Maryellen Matthews, RN)
Maryellen Matthews was the best! She was always only a phone call away. Maryellen is experienced, caring and practical. She was always clear with the doctor's instructions and aways helped me with the medications, for instance, where to buy the medication with different pharmacies to get a better price, and she also instructed me how to take the meds and when to take them. She would answer the same questions a thousand times if I needed without hesitation.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA in Basking Ridge is amazing, it felt like home during my two years of treatment there. The front desk were always very helpful and kind, the nurses where very skillful and caring, the exam rooms were always clean, very equipped and the ultrasound machines were all new. RMA Basking ridge has an incredible infrastructure and that gave us peace of mind giving us confidence during the procedures. RMA Basking Ridge has a great system when you go for the morning monitoring, which can get very busy. There's always a nurse in the clinic if you need as well. My only complain is that you can't call the front desk directly. RMA has a call system that transfers you to whom you need to speak with. During the weekend, if you need to speak with a nurse, you have to call the call center, try to explain your concerns to a non medical person, leave a message and the nurse would call you back. It is all very efficient, and I understand that in order to control volume they have to have a centralized system. But I wish I could also had the option to talk to the front desk especially if I had dealt with someone there with a specific issue. I also had some issues with the financial department. In the beginning we were never completely sure how much certain procedures would cost us, it wasn't as clear to us. I removed myself completely from the financial issues because I couldn't deal with my financial coordinator, I passed that ball to my husband who has a better understanding of insurance since he works with insurance.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring was always very efficient. At RMA the monitoring hours were between 6am-7:30am, but if something had to be changed they would accommodate something for me. At times, morning monitoring could get very busy, but I never had to wait more than 15 minutes to be seen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
Fertility treatment is not cheap, but we were confident we were under the best care we could get and that justified all the cost. We had two IUI and two IVF round, that all cost us around $65,000.00 including medication.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Fischer had my health as a priority, she was not concerned about numbers. She decided to transfer one embryo to avoid preterm labor and other complications and I think that was the best call.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Catha Fischer] will give you hope but is also realistic about the chances of success for each individual and their specific situation. She is very receptive to any questions and concerns...One FET using progesterone injections and the second (successful) natural cycle with progesterone suppositories...was so kind and knowledgeable about the entire process. She encouraged me and gave me hope that this would work for me and helped me feel that I was not “broken”...was personable and friendly. She explained everything clearly and was willing to answer and clarify any and all questions. During cycles, Dr. Fischer checked in on how I was doing and feeling and always made herself available to speak to me personally if I was concerned. She helped me stay positive with her positive energy and determination to make this work. She is truly amazing and would not hesitate to recommend her to someone seeking fertility options!
My nurse [at MRA of New Jersey] called daily with results and protocols. She was knowledgeable about procedures and protocol, however did not instill much hope in the process as I went through. She did not coddle or come off warm and understanding which was difficult for me, especially when I was losing hope...I wished I could have more contact with my direct doctor but I understand that can be difficult and she was available when I requested to speak with her or I happened to come on a day she worked monitoring hours.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer was personable and friendly. She explained everything clearly and was willing to answer and clarify any and all questions. During cycles, Dr. Fischer checked in on how I was doing and feeling and always made herself available to speak to me personally if I was concerned. She helped me stay positive with her positive energy and determination to make this work. She is truly amazing and would not hesitate to recommend her to someone seeking fertility options!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
She will give you hope but is also realistic about the chances of success for each individual and their specific situation. She is very receptive to any questions and concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer was so kind and knowledgeable about the entire process. She encouraged me and gave me hope that this would work for me and helped me feel that I was not “broken”.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Procedures included daily injections, oral medications as needed, and additional medications for specific timeframes. Gonal-F and ovidrel for IUI’s, Gonal-F and 2 additional medications for retrieval preparation. One FET using progesterone injections and the second (successful) natural cycle with progesterone suppositories.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Rhonda Minot)
My nurse called daily with results and protocols. She was knowledgeable about procedures and protocol, however did not instill much hope in the process as I went through. She did not coddle or come off warm and understanding which was difficult for me, especially when I was losing hope. I felt as though when I asked questions or called back I was being annoying even though she said I wasn’t. I felt anxious when I had questions for the type of response or tone I would receive and eventually avoided answering calls so I could just hear my protocols on voicemail and speak to Dr. Fischer instead who was extremely positive and encouraging throughout this difficult process.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA seems to have lots of success and a good understanding of infertility and treatment options. I was happy with the process (as much as one can be going through infertility). I wished I could have more contact with my direct doctor but I understand that can be difficult and she was available when I requested to speak with her or I happened to come on a day she worked monitoring hours.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have a very complicated medial history and am extremely high risk to carry my own child. Dr. Fischer advocated for me, did her own research, spoke to my other doctors and made it possible for my husband and I to complete a second IVF cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy with our second son...Don't expect to interact with her outside of the initial consultation but be confident she is making all the decisions behind the scenes
I thought the clinic [at RMA of New Jersey] was great. There was sometimes a back up, especially on the weekends for ultrasound, but never more than 30min. The Covid protocols made me feel comfortable and all the front desk staff was really friendly...Jandy was great! She called after every visit with test results and instructions. She was very familiar with my case and knew about my medical issues
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
I have a very complicated medial history and am extremely high risk to carry my own child. Dr. Fischer advocated for me, did her own research, spoke to my other doctors and made it possible for my husband and I to complete a second IVF cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy with our second son.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't expect to interact with her outside of the initial consultation but be confident she is making all the decisions behind the scenes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
I only spoke to Dr. Fischer 3 times throughout the cycle. I saw 3-4 other doctors at morning monitoring and during the retrieval and transfer.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
One thing worth noting is I did a natural transfer cycle to avoid unnecessary hormone treatments. This was the best decision based on my medical history and it was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jandra)
Jandy was great! She called after every visit with test results and instructions. She was very familiar with my case and knew about my medical issues. She was the liaison between me and Dr. Fischer and always got me answers quickly.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I thought the clinic was great. There was sometimes a back up, especially on the weekends for ultrasound, but never more than 30min. The Covid protocols made me feel comfortable and all the front desk staff was really friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
$18000
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
I would have loved to have twins and have this be our last pregnancy but I know it increased my risks and I respect the doctors opinion to only transfer one embryo.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
I had my 8 week ultrasound moved from a Friday to a Thursday by the nurse but when I arrived, they still had my orders in the system for Friday. I had to wait for them to consult with the doctor/nurse to verify I was supposed to be seen on the Thursday. It all worked out.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fischer's standard is single embryo transfer unless certain circumstances are better suited to multiple...never pushed us towards a treatment and constantly reminded us that it was our decision to make. She provided all possible scenarios, treatment options, and gave her best advice and medical opinion each step of the way...If there were hesitations to make a decision, Dr. Fischer called us to talk everything through until we felt confident in the next steps. I liked that she didn't put my body through more than necessary with her medication plan and transfer.
We loved our experience at RMA in Basking Ridge! the whole staff was knowledgeable, organized, and runs like a well oiled machine. I never waited more than 30 minutes during morning monitoring. Finance was great with handling all claims and having us understand our benefits prior to treatments...Efficient, well-oiled machine. I didn't feel like it was a cattle call...The earlier you got there the better and sometimes I was in and out in 20 minutes for BW & US.
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor for this journey! We always felt fully informed and that she had our best interests in mind. If there were hesitations to make a decision, Dr. Fischer called us to talk everything through until we felt confident in the next steps. I liked that she didn't put my body through more than necessary with her medication plan and transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Definitely book an appointment with her! She may be a newer doctor but she's extremely knowledgeable with an array of fertility options and has great communication skills to make all parties feel comfortable and informed but any treatments performed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer never pushed us towards a treatment and constantly reminded us that it was our decision to make. She provided all possible scenarios, treatment options, and gave her best advice and medical opinion each step of the way.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Since I didn't have any hormone issues, Dr. Fischer did a moderate medicine protocol for the egg retrieval and found the perfect balance of quality and quantity. We had 13 eggs and were left with 5 embryos frozen. For the transfer, she decided not to put my body through more than necessary and went with a natural transfer. This followed my body's natural cycle. It can be frustrating when your body takes longer than expected to ovulate following a retrieval but I'm glad we did that because all I took was a trigger shot followed by progesterone suppositories. That transfer took and currently 14 weeks pregnant!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
We loved our experience at RMA in Basking Ridge! the whole staff was knowledgeable, organized, and runs like a well oiled machine. I never waited more than 30 minutes during morning monitoring. Finance was great with handling all claims and having us understand our benefits prior to treatments.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Efficient, well-oiled machine. I didn't feel like it was a cattle call and I never waited more than 30 minutes. The earlier you got there the better and sometimes I was in and out in 20 minutes for BW & US.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
Our total IVF cycle cost was about $26K plus meds and luckily I had good insurance coverage and paid $300 for meds and $3200 for the entire cycle.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Fischer's standard is single embryo transfer unless certain circumstances are better suited to multiple.
10
Doctor
Catha Fischer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5