Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 20%Neutral: 80%8
20% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
8.4
8.4
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.4
8.4
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

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Education

Medical School
NYU
Residency
NYU
Fellowship
NYU

How Doctor Communicates

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Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi works at

Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 20%Neutral: 80%8.2

Explore Clinic
New York
51 East 67th St
New York, NY 10021

3 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 46
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
3rd of 3 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi] tried to maximize my egg retrieval to as many eggs I could produce this my meds cycle lasted an additional 1-2 extra days than most standard patients. She used a heavier mix of meds in the last couple of days to ensure full egg development...Dr Schmidt Sarosi has excellent bedside manner and takes time to explain everything in detail using diagrams and available material. She explained the procedure pre and post facto to me and my husband. in our case I believe she tried to do everything
Very small place, there are not too many patient rooms so there is a bit of a wait for rooms and doctor. Facilities are overall very clean. Everything is done in house. Only thing I would say is that I paid out of pocket for my treatment (insurance wouldn’t cover me for own egg IVF cycle) and OFRM demanded full payment for the complete cycle ahead. Since there was not embryo transfer I overpaid and I took me over 3 months for them to refund me the amount of the cycle I had not used which was over 10k.
How was your experience with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Schmidt Sarosi has excellent bedside manner and takes time to explain everything in detail using diagrams and available material. She explained the procedure pre and post facto to me and my husband. in our case I believe she tried to do everything she could to progress the IVF cycle but it didn’t work for other reasons outside of her realm. Sometime it may be a little hard to follow her given the technical terms but for the most part she is easy to understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you check whether you are covered with the insurance
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
The practice is small and the staff attention is more personalized than in other practices. They seem more human than the other 2 doctors I have been to. Unfortunately they are not covered with all insurances
Describe the protocols Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi used in your cycles at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She tried to maximize my egg retrieval to as many eggs I could produce this my meds cycle lasted an additional 1-2 extra days than most standard patients. She used a heavier mix of meds in the last couple of days to ensure full egg development
Describe your experience with your nurse at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Marina )
They were patient and communicated well and often
Describe your experience with Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Very small place, there are not too many patient rooms so there is a bit of a wait for rooms and doctor. Facilities are overall very clean. Everything is done in house. Only thing I would say is that I paid out of pocket for my treatment (insurance wouldn’t cover me for own egg IVF cycle) and OFRM demanded full payment for the complete cycle ahead. Since there was not embryo transfer I overpaid and I took me over 3 months for them to refund me the amount of the cycle I had not used which was over 10k.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Cycle is about 18,000 of which I used only 9,900 for the retrieval and fertilization. There was no transfer
Describe Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
No egg transfer
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Doctor
Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
New York
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 46
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
3rd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Sarosi] went over explanations with models and she changed course of action as necessary during the iVF cycle. Her bedside manner is soft and explains everything as she is performing. She also explained the chances of I find success under my condition... She has a more open approach to embryo transfer but we didn’t get into that since my embryos weren’t transferable
It’s a small place and as mentioned they [OFRM] don’t work with all insurances so need to watch out for costs. I paid upfront including embryo transfer and since embryo transfer didn’t occur it took me a while to get the money back from them...Costs are not tremendous for NYC standards but they require payment upfront via check and they are tough to give money back if you don’t finalize the whole cycle
How was your experience with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Thorough and personable. She went over explanations with models and she changed course of action as necessary during the iVF cycle. Her bedside manner is soft and explains everything as she is performing. She also explained the chances of I find success under my condition
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Watch out for costs as she doesn’t work with all insurances and the office requiere you pay upfront ahead of treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
She dedicated time and explained things thoroughly
Describe the protocols Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi used in your cycles at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I used lots of drugs for my treatment and was wearing tired at the end of the treatment. I also gained weight as a result of the treatment
Describe your experience with Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
It’s a small place and as mentioned they don’t work with all insurances so need to watch out for costs. I paid upfront including embryo transfer and since embryo transfer didn’t occur it took me a while to get the money back from them
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Sometimes they had me wait a while specially in morning monitoring hours because they have limited space and I needed to rush to work
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Costs are not tremendous for NYC standards but they require payment upfront via check and they are tough to give money back if you don’t finalize the whole cycle (eg you do retrieval and insemination but no transfer)
Describe Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
She has a more open approach to embryo transfer but we didn’t get into that since my embryos weren’t transferable
What specific things went wrong at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
I did gain weight as a result of the drugs because I used quite a few of them and I am disabled so I cannot gain weight. I wish they would have been more thorough with that
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Doctor
Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
New York
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 47
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Architect
1st of 3 Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Schmidt is perhaps too optimistic in the way she presents treatment and we only discussed negative outcomes when we crossed that bridge...Dr. Schmidt is a very warm, friendly person with excellent bedside manner. She's very optimistic with fertility treatment. She will show you what you want to know and will disclose your numbers if you ask...For my very first treatment, Dr. Schmidt said it's the Clomid Challenge and didn't explain what that meant in terms of being prepared to start fertility treatment, eventhough I understood my follicles were being monitored. It ended up being a rush to have sperm in the office ready for IUI. Subsequent IUIs and IVF went more smoothly after I knew what to expect.
Since OFRM is such a small clinic, you get very personalized treatment and responses from the staff. It might not be the best place if you eventually need an egg donor because it is a small practice unless you are willing to bring a donor in or select frozen donor eggs to use. It's a great place to go if you can use your own eggs...IUI procedure $700. IVF procedure with meds around $15,000. Insurance copays for all office visits and blood tests - extra.
How was your experience with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt is a very warm, friendly person with excellent bedside manner. She's very optimistic with fertility treatment. She will show you what you want to know and will disclose your numbers if you ask.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Schmidt is perhaps too optimistic in the way she presents treatment and we only discussed negative outcomes when we crossed that bridge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
OFRM is a very small practice so the staff knows everyone. Dr. Schmidt is a very warm person with good bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi used in your cycles at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For my very first treatment, Dr. Schmidt said it's the Clomid Challenge and didn't explain what that meant in terms of being prepared to start fertility treatment, eventhough I understood my follicles were being monitored. It ended up being a rush to have sperm in the office ready for IUI. Subsequent IUIs and IVF went more smoothly after I knew what to expect.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Marina)
They always got back to me right away when I phoned in with a question. All the nursing staff at OFRM are lovely and personable.
Describe your experience with Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Since OFRM is such a small clinic, you get very personalized treatment and responses from the staff. It might not be the best place if you eventually need an egg donor because it is a small practice unless you are willing to bring a donor in or select frozen donor eggs to use. It's a great place to go if you can use your own eggs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi at Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
IUI procedure $700. IVF procedure with meds around $15,000. Insurance copays for all office visits and blood tests - extra.
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Doctor
Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Offices for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
New York
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
6 of 5