Christine Murray

Northeastern Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolMayo Clinic
ResidencyMcGill
FellowshipMcGill
Colchester
105 West View Road
Colchester, VT 05446
802-655-8888
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Christine Murray to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 44%Don't recommend: 56%7.2
4 assessments
  • 44% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 56% 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 Northeastern Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 10%8.9
16 assessments
  • 76% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
6
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Dr. Murray was very accommodating at the beginning of treatment. The clinic is 2 hours away and my initial consultation was over the phone, on a Sunday.... Over the course of the actual IVF cycle I did not see Dr. Murray again as Dr. Cason performed an HSG and Dr. Brown did my retrieval. I felt a little disjointed with so many “cooks in the kitchen” but at the same time confident in the team overall.... BCP (10 days), Gonal f 150iu, Menopur 150iu. Ganirelix then Lupron/Pregnyl trigger.
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Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Murray was very accommodating at the beginning of treatment. The clinic is 2 hours away and my initial consultation was over the phone, on a Sunday. There was miscommunication between Dr. Murray and clinic staff that resulted in a delay of my first IVF cycle and in it’s place we were asked to do another IUI in the meantime. It was not in our plan, but we went ahead with it regardless as the IVF meds could not be expedited in time to save the cycle. Over the course of the actual IVF cycle I did not see Dr. Murray again as Dr. Cason performed an HSG and Dr. Brown did my retrieval. I felt a little disjointed with so many “cooks in the kitchen” but at the same time confident in the team overall.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared to advocate for what you need. Entering into fertility treatment can be overwhelming and it helps to know as much about your options going in so as not to get overwhelmed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
NERM-VT is committed to personal care. The standalone facility removes the clinical “feel” of treatment. Nurses and staff were attentive and welcoming.
Describe the protocols Christine Murray used in your cycles at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
BCP (10 days), Gonal f 150iu, Menopur 150iu. Ganirelix then Lupron/Pregnyl trigger. Uncomplicated retrieval, 11 eggs. 1 broken shell, all 10 fertilized (5 with ICSI, 5 unassisted). 2 embryos made it to day 5 and were transferred (both pre-blast). None made it to freeze. Pregnancy resulted, lost at 6 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always responsive and made sure my questions were answered. The nurses telephone line was helpful as they would always return a call in a timely manner. The patient portal was an added benefit as we could communicate electronically.
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is very peaceful and in times of high stress regarding fertility challenges sometimes that can make all the difference. I would highly recommend NERM-VT to any of my friends who many need to access services in the future.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
IVF - SHG $350, Anesthesia Fee $530, Monitoring Fee $1000, Procedure Fee $7000. Monitoring coverage began at baseline and ended at embryo transfer. Procedure fee included injection training. Also included was 1 year of embryo storage.
Describe Christine Murray's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
I was counseled on industry recommendations through current research. Pros and cons were clearly expressed but the ultimate decision was left to us. I appreciated the guidance and conversation we had regarding single vs multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
I feel like I always asked the hard questions and Dr. Murray always provided a well thought-out answer. She celebrated with us when we saw the heartbeat and she was right by my side when it was no longer there....For my IVF cycle, Dr. Murray used an Estrogen Priming protocol because I'm older and have a lower egg reserve. I feel like the cycle went very well, but my egg quality is just too poor as determined by my miscarriage and the fact that I didn't have any embryos to freeze.
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
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Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
How was your experience with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
I feel like I always asked the hard questions and Dr. Murray always provided a well thought-out answer. She celebrated with us when we saw the heartbeat and she was right by my side when it was no longer there. I feel like I'm a pretty demanding patient, and she's always been nothing but patient with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Take advantage of your one-on-one time with Dr. Murray. NRM is a small clinic, but they're very efficient so tasks that can be handled by a nurse will be handled by a nurse. You may not see Dr. Murray every time you're there, so really soak it up, ask all your questions, and get out all of your concerns when you're meeting with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
It's a small clinic, which helps with being made to feel like a human. Everybody seemed to learn my name quickly. Another doctor at the clinic (who was not my primary RE) even learned about me and my husband.
Describe the protocols Christine Murray used in your cycles at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For my IUI cycles, I was on Clomid. Both cycles had multiple follicles, but neither one resulted in a positive pregnancy test. For my IVF cycle, Dr. Murray used an Estrogen Priming protocol because I'm older and have a lower egg reserve. I feel like the cycle went very well, but my egg quality is just too poor as determined by my miscarriage and the fact that I didn't have any embryos to freeze. My only real concern with my IVF cycle was that I think the doctors could have stimmed me for an additional day to get more mature eggs out of me. This will not deter me from using NRM again, though. I'll be back.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are three or four nurses and most of them are very friendly and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
NRM is a relatively new clinic, but the doctors have many years of experience. They started their own practice in order to have more control over billing and other "red tape" issues with a larger, university setting. They take a team approach to patient care, from the Business Manager straight to the doctor. The only weakness I can see is that they might get too busy for the smaller staff they have and hopefully that doesn't influence important decisions regarding patient care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
Each meeting with my doctor costs $150. Each IUI cycle cost $400 (monitoring was done at an off-site location, I'm not sure how much this would cost at NRM). The IVF cycle was $8,000. This does not include medications, but all monitoring was covered. This included one frozen embryo transfer, however, we were unable to do this.
Describe Christine Murray's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Murray cautioned me of the complications with twins when I transferred two embryos, but ultimately left the decision up to me.
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Murray is very patient, kind and knowledgeable. She clearly states the science and the implications for treatment in a way that is very supportive....As a forty year old woman, I tried three unmedicated IUIs, one medicated and then asked to go straight to IVF. They would have supported more IUI tries if I had wanted to go that route too, but they agreed that moving to IVF at that point was probably the best call based on the numbers.
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Murray is very patient, kind and knowledgeable. She clearly states the science and the implications for treatment in a way that is very supportive. She was always professional, and I never felt rushed during any of my visits. I would say the same of the other two doctors at the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Just relax and know that you are in really good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Murray, along with the other Doctors at NERM, are warm, caring and generous people. They always took the extra time to discuss any concerns and were completely supportive of decisions I made along the way.
Describe the protocols Christine Murray used in your cycles at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was given a lot of choice in how I wanted to proceed. As a forty year old woman, I tried three unmedicated IUIs, one medicated and then asked to go straight to IVF. They would have supported more IUI tries if I had wanted to go that route too, but they agreed that moving to IVF at that point was probably the best call based on the numbers. They really understood the financial considerations and constraints I had and balanced their advice with those in mind. For example, they didn't recommend testing the embryos for a few reasons: one- they knew it would be expensive for me, two- at my age they knew I was likely to have few viable embryos, three- the current research shows that the testing can produce false positives for anomalies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were great, especially the head nurse.
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is so relaxing. My first child I had through a hospital based clinic. That experience was nowhere near as nice as it was at NERM. Very nice facility, friendly people, easy scheduling, and very seldom having to wait. All three doctors here are excellent, and I would recommend any one of them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
Relatively affordable in comparison to other options.
Describe Christine Murray's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
They respected my strong desire not to have twins, and transferred only one embryo at a time at my request.
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
5
She’s pleasant. She [Dr. Murray] treated us like more than just a number and we really felt like she was family. There were two times after cycles failed that she was supposed to call us and didn’t. So that diminished our trust in her. She didn’t do any other testing though we asked, and she didn’t seem to have any ideas... They [Northeastern Repro Med] all work together very well so even when you are assigned to one doctor they all know your case.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
5
How was your experience with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
She’s pleasant. She treated us like more than just a number and we really felt like she was family. There were two times after cycles failed that she was supposed to call us and didn’t. So that diminished our trust in her. She didn’t do any other testing though we asked, and she didn’t seem to have any ideas
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
I’m not sure
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
It was small and personal
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the nurses were better communicators than others and had answers to our questions
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
It’s small so they treat you like a human and not a number. They all work together very well so even when you are assigned to one doctor they all know your case. Everyone is very friendly and answers your questions or knows how to find them. There’s no money back guarantee here though like there is at some other clinics
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
I’m not 100% sure. A good chunk of ours was covered by insurance
What specific things went wrong at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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