Cristina Matera

Madison Women's Health and Fertility

Available Lines of Communication

Available by cell phone
Medical SchoolNYU
ResidencyColumbia
FellowshipColumbia
New York
50 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
212-639-9122
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cristina Matera to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%6
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% 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 Madison Women's Health and Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 24%8.5
11 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 24% Don't recommend (0-6)
1 assessment
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Sometimes she [Dr. Matera] ran late and you had to wait but it’s because she saw every patient. She answered all my questions thoroughly and took her time with me. I changed doctors because she wanted to go to donor eggs after 3 iui and 2 failed ivf...Her protocol was just to increase meds and she required pgs testing. Also the egg retrieval was done at NYU and not by her...Be prepared to wait for her
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Cristina Matera at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
She was always available via cell phone. Sometimes she ran late and you had to wait but it’s because she saw every patient. She answered all my questions thoroughly and took her time with me. I changed doctors because she wanted to go to donor eggs after 3 iui and 2 failed ivf. I wanted to get a second opinion and try a new protocol. Her protocol was just to increase meds and she required pgs testing. Also the egg retrieval was done at NYU and not by her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cristina Matera at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
Be prepared to wait for her for minoring appts because she does run late but she is very accessible and thorough, patient and kind. Sometimes she seems frazzled or forgetful but she always knows what she is talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cristina Matera at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
Dr Matera was always very attentive, thorough and patient. She was also very empathetic.
Describe the protocols Cristina Matera used in your cycles at Madison Women's Health and Fertility and their degree of success.
We did 3 iui with Gonal f. Did not work. We went with ivf with Gonal f and menpur. First cycle we had 6 embryos but the 2 that made it to day 5 and pgs testing came back abnormal. Second ivf we canceled mid cycle due to poor response and third cycle was just super high does of Gonal f and menpur we got 3 embryos and only 1 to pgs testing that came back abnormal. The last cycle I was up to 450 Gonal f 2x day and 150 menpur 1x day. Plus ganerilex for all three ivf because I was ovulating too early.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Madison Women's Health and Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Yocheved)
Jamilet the MA was new and wonderful. Very compassionate. The other staff were great as well. Yocheved, Melissa, and Marianne
Describe your experience with Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
The office is not a factory like other places but you can wait a long time since she is the only provider you see. It was a little disjointed to have my egg retrieval at the NYU facility but to tell you the truth it was a lot nicer than the Cornell facility. Dr Matera’s office is staffed with kind people but it is a busy place so you can be on hold but they do answer the phone unlike other places. Dr Matera is old school and uses papercharts. She seems disorganized at first because there are papers everywhere. But she knows each and every patient’s story and takes her time to explain things and make you feel comfortable. I just wish she had more than one protocol for me or that she would do a three day fresh transfer since my embryos were not making it to day 5.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cristina Matera at Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
She was out of network for me but i had some coverage under my insurance
Describe Cristina Matera's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
She was willing to transfer up to 2 pgs normal but I never had any to transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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