Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 25%7.3
43% strongly recommend
28 reviews
Humanity
7
7
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
7.8
7.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.1
7.1
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
7.3
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Wayne State
Residency
Albert Einstein
Fellowship
Cornell

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Dan Goldschlag works in 3 offices at

Weill Cornell Medical College
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 10%8.9

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Long Island
1300 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Upper West Side
2315 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 22 - 23
2 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Goldschlag himself is extremely nice and sympathetic to the challenges one faces during this time. Although he is not particularly mushy or compassionate, he does come across as very very understanding and positive. ..The only negative is that he isn't overly friendly with his patients. Your relationship with him is strictly about your goal, with minimal small talk. He shows his sympathy as best he could and you can tell he is trying but he would not be described as a warm doctor.
It is a very well run place [Weill Cornell], where you truly feel like you are in the right place to accomplish your goals. The atmosphere can be off-putting at times...I have a hard time with them [nursing staff]. I always feel like i am bothering them, and when they call me with results or instructions I'm just another thing on their list to cross off...needed a specific med to be called in and i specifically left a message for a nurse to do so, or to at least call me back and neither of those happened.
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is so positive that it really causes you to become just as positive as well. Its not "if you get pregnant", he says "when you get pregnant". He is very calm and very honest. You can really tell and feel that he wants to hear what is on your mind and how you are coping. He takes the time to explain every thing about the process to you and calls back his patients. No matter how big the matter, he wants you to feel that you can reach out to him no matter what. The only negative is that he isn't overly friendly with his patients. Your relationship with him is strictly about your goal, with minimal small talk. He shows his sympathy as best he could and you can tell he is trying but he would not be described as a warm doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be prepared for the atmosphere of the office. You feel like a number in a fast paced factory and that s just the way its gonna be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschlag himself is extremely nice and sympathetic to the challenges one faces during this time. Although he is not particularly mushy or compassionate, he does come across as very very understanding and positive. My husband and i found his positive energy to be quite infectious. Even when he had to break bad news, i felt that he was holding my hand through it and validating my emotions. However- the overall feel of the Cornell Reproductive office is very much like a factory, causing you to feel like a number. Although the nurses are nice, sometimes they seem like robots and i felt like i was bothering them whenever i had a question. It often feels like you are just a box they are checking off their list. Dr Goldschlag makes you feel more human, but for the rest of it you tend to feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I was put on the estrogen patch to help my ovulation window be extended during the diagnostic tests and processes. There hasn't been much other treatment involved as we quickly learned my husband has male infertility and the only option for us would be IVF which isa journey we have not yet embarked on.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have a hard time with them. I always feel like i am bothering them, and when they call me with results or instructions I'm just another thing on their list to cross off. I wish I was given one person to reach out to from the very beginning (not just for those who are on IVF...anyone going through this needs help not just IVF patients) who would make me feel comfortable and free to ask any questions to.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is a very well run place, where you truly feel like you are in the right place to accomplish your goals. The atmosphere can be off-putting at times, and the nurses may not be exactly how you want them to be, but at the end of the day it is a place where I feel my dreams are possible despite our fertility challenges.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is very expensive and insurances usually do not cover fertility associated treatments
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I needed a specific med to be called in and i specifically left a message for a nurse to do so, or to at least call me back and neither of those happened. It caused a great amount of stress and anxiety for no reason.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2015 - 2018, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 25 - 28
2 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Goldschlag] always said that he would be willing to do anything I wanted, but he wanted me to listen to his opinion on the matter before making decisions...When we had a cycle fail with no viable embryos, Dr. Goldschlag called me several days in a row, sometimes multiple times a day to update me on the situation and make sure I was ok. We spent over an hour talking about the results and what we were going to proceed with and he did not hang up the phone until he knew I was ok, and we had scheduled an appointment to meet and go over everything, despite it being a holiday weekend.
the cost at the time was approximately $12000 for IVF with ICSI [at Weill Cornell Medical College]... Something else that could be a little discomforting for patients is that because there are so many patients and the clinic is part of the hospital, not everything takes place in the clinic. Somethings take place in the radiology dept and then the lab, egg retrievals, and transfers happen in a surgical center in the hospital (I liked this because it was just IVF procedures happening there so no one else was walking in and out and you knew the nurses and front desk people did this all day every day).
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschlag is very patient, always asks me how I am doing, how I am feeling - he knows after our three year journey how my emotions can get the best of me and he always asks how things are at home. He talks to me in a way that I understand what is going on, but also that shows he respects my intelligence as a health care professional. Dr. Goldschlag also has a way of lightening the mood without coming off as uncaring or harsh. He jokes with me about my reliance on Dr. Google, and he always is up to date on all the studies and new tests I bring up and what is good about the studies or what was lacking in them and why he does or does not buy into the findings. I like that he is constantly researching and learning and not just doing the same thing over and over. No two of my protocols have ever been the same (until this current cycle bc the last cycle we did I got pregnant with my daughter and we are hoping to recreate that!!), he is always taking my latest hormone levels into account and tweaking everything so I react to the meds the best way possible. Also, he always gives my husband and I a few minutes after a monitoring appointment in the room to ask questions and talk about what is going on in order to make sure that we are comfortable with everything. It can be very hard to reach anyone in the office, and almost impossible to reach him on the phone, so I like that he gives us that time. Another thing he has started doing (I am not sure if this is for everyone, but my IVF cycles were not like this), is scheduling monitoring appointments with him specifically, so I am on his schedule and know when I am going to be seeing him so that I do not have to wait as long, and there is a continuity of care, as opposed to seeing which ever MD is on call that day for ultrasounds, and then it taking several days before I see him again and can get my questions answered. Dr. Goldschlag is also EXCELLENT when the cycle fails. We have had multiple cycles fail - very, very difficulty failures - and the way he handled it, my emotions, my husband's emotions, he was very straight forward and honest with us about our bleak situation and what the next steps were. I appreciated the honesty and when he was not being straightforward with me at one point I called him out on it and from then on he gave it to me like it was. I feel for myself and my husband, it is better for us to know the truth from the outset than for us to be under the assumption that we are going to have this amazing experience. Overall he was very willing to work with us and ultimately he was able to help us get to our goal and give us our beautiful daughter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Give him a chance to get to know you before you assume he is too quiet or hands off. Once I got to know him a little better and we were all able to relax around each other, it got much easier.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschalg and I get along very well. He has a very calming presence and helps bring me down off my crazy (sometimes hormone induced) tantrums about why it is not fair that I was not getting pregnant. He was very patient with me, always answered all my questions, talked to me about all the options and why something would be a good/bad/or ok idea for treatment. He always said that he would be willing to do anything I wanted, but he wanted me to listen to his opinion on the matter before making decisions. He knows that I am a healthcare professional and brings it up regularly, in explanation for decisions and for why he is explaining things to me in a scientific way. He talks to me in a way that I feel I understand what we are talking about, but that he respects my intelligence and research on our diagnosis. When we had a cycle fail with no viable embryos, Dr. Goldschlag called me several days in a row, sometimes multiple times a day to update me on the situation and make sure I was ok. We spent over an hour talking about the results and what we were going to proceed with and he did not hang up the phone until he knew I was ok, and we had scheduled an appointment to meet and go over everything, despite it being a holiday weekend. I know a lot of people who have cycled with Dr. Goldschlag sometimes are not pleased with their experience because they feel like a number, but I think that is more due to the size of the clinic. Cornell has hundreds of patients cycling through on a regular basis and if you do not stand up for yourself and advocate for your care, you may get lost, but if you are able to do that, you will get excellent care at a top rated clinic.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
As an Orthodox Jew, Cornell has a specific protocol they use to help push off the egg retrieval until a little farther on in the cycle (called the Mikva Protocol), to help shorten the period and keep any spotting at bay. Started with estrogen patches for a few days, then added a Ganirelix shot for three days, then started Menopure and GonalF, then added the Ganirelix back in, then triggered with HCG. My dosages were incredibly low bc of my VERY high AMH levels. First cycle was extended (I dont think the dosages were high enough and I was injecting them incorrectly so I wasnt getting the full dose). Second cycle was the same overall, but higher dosages and I had better quality eggs (more mature) than the first cycle. (Cycle failed due to Male factor component) First IUI with clomid - did not respond well to Clomid, poor follicle and lining Second IUI with Letrazol - started with 5mg a day for 5 days, three days off, then bumped up to 7.5 mg a day for 5 days. Went in and had 2 beautiful 24mm follicles (one on each ovary) and lining was almost 9mm. Triggered with 10kHCG and IUI the following day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Jamie, Allison, Cheryl, Tamara)
Jamie - Only had her the first cycle. She called me the first day and the last to let me know it failed but other than that I always talked with Allison. She gave me the wrong info which had to get changed and was thankfully caught before I gave myself the wrong meds. Was weird hearing from her that my cycle failed when I literally had nothing to do with her. She was no longer with Dr. Goldschlag when I came back six months later for my next cycle. Allison - Was there from my first cycle (she caught Jamie's mess up) all the way until my successful pregnancy. She often seemed overwhelmed, probably because of Dr. Goldschlag's caseload and how many phone calls she had to make. She always returned phone calls, and gave clear instructions. She was also a lot more down to earth than some of the other nurses I came across there, which was nice. She also was SOO happy when she got to call me with my positive pregnancy test after our fourth cycle, we were both crying on the phone together, because she had been with me through it from the beginning. Cheryl and Tamara - Dr. Goldschlag's nursing team this time is a little more haphazard, but they call me back and they seem to have things together. I dont have a real feel for them yet because I just returned to the clinic in the past month, but so far nothing bad to say.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is HUGE. If you are not ready for that, either find someplace new, or prepare yourself to advocate. If you are in their face and vocal you will have a better experience because they will know who you are. That being said this clinic also specializes in taking cases that no one else will touch. They are not as concerned with their success rates and only taking patients who will improve their rates, rather they are willing to give almost anyone a shot and they will adapt their protocols to meet patient's needs. One thing I like is that they have team meetings and come up with protocols as a team, not individual doctors making decisions on their own. This is comforting because you know that they are checking each others work. Something else that could be a little discomforting for patients is that because there are so many patients and the clinic is part of the hospital, not everything takes place in the clinic. Somethings take place in the radiology dept and then the lab, egg retrievals, and transfers happen in a surgical center in the hospital (I liked this because it was just IVF procedures happening there so no one else was walking in and out and you knew the nurses and front desk people did this all day every day). Also, the Andrology lab is on a different floor so you have to take the elevator and walk around with the sperm sample in a paper bag from when they give it to you to when you give it back to the nurse and have the IUI done (a little weird for people who know what is in the tube and see you walking around with it).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
What I do now is schedule an actual appointment, show up then and get seen within 15 minutes of that appointment. At the same time and what I used to do was show up anywhere from 6:30 to 9 am and sign in and wait in the waiting room to first get called for bloodwork and then ultrasound. The MD you see for the scan can be any of the doctors in the practice. Their system is automated, so there is a computer system that tells the tech who the next patient they are taking for blood or ultrasound is and what room to put them in. This keeps things moving assuming patients are not missing in the bathroom or grabbing coffee outside at the cart on the sidewalk. Sometimes there can be close to 100 patients waiting to be seen though, which can make the wait take several hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My IVF was covered by insurance but the cost at the time was approximately $12000 for IVF with ICSI (we also did Micro-TESE in conjunction which was $15k out of pocket) My IUI is also under insurance so I am not aware of the costs.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nurse told me to take the wrong dosage of medication but that was caught by another nurse and a secretary scheduled an appointment for 2 weeks later than I needed it and when I showed up I was not in the system - they resolved that quickly, but it was annoying because I got to monitoring late and then had to wait almost an hour to be seen)
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Goldschlag recommended to transfer one embryo if it made it to Day 5 and two embryos if we made it to Day 3 and given my age at the time... is personable when you he sees you in person and is very patient. He is good about answering questions and taking his time with you. I have trusted him with our treatment and he has been compassionate about our set backs...you won’t see Dr. Goldschlag unless you personally ask for him
When we miscarried, the nurse [at Weill Cornell Medical College] mistakenly advised us that our HCG looked great and to continue with the Progesterone shots which was heart wrenching. The follow up tests, the nurse didn’t know about until I had to mention on it. In other words you definitely need to remind them of what was prescribed and advocate for yourself when they are mistaken.
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschlag is personable when you he sees you in person and is very patient. He is good about answering questions and taking his time with you. I have trusted him with our treatment and he has been compassionate about our set backs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Understand that it is a big clinic and that you won’t see Dr. Goldschlag unless you personally ask for him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
It is a large clinic and on days for monitoring you feel like a number. On days when I see Dr. Goldschlag I feel more like a human.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
After we were evaluated and I had done a hysteroscopy to remove a small polyp; Dr. Goldschlag advises we could start with IUI or IVF. We decided to do a medicated IUI which all resulted in negative results. We then moved forward with our first IVF in April 2018. We were excited when it resulted in a pregnancy but then it resulted in a miscarriage at 8 weeks. Dr. Goldschlag gave me the option of miscarrying naturally and we proceeded with a second IVF cycle in September 2018 that resulted in a negative pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
When we first started with the clinic the main nurse we were dealing with as part of Dr. Goldschlag’s team was not the nicest and easily frustrated. I don’t believe she is currently at the clinic and since that time the nurses have been friendly and willing to answer questions and work with us.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinics strengths is that they are organized considering the amount of patients. The weaknesses are that it can feel impersonal at times and if you are feeling sensitive about it which many people do feel about this process; this may not be the best place for you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The wait time wasn’t exaggerated but it is a different doctor each time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My co-pay and extraneous costs not covered by insurance.
Describe Dan Goldschlag's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Goldschlag recommended to transfer one embryo if it made it to Day 5 and two embryos if we made it to Day 3 and given my age at the time.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
When we miscarried, the nurse mistakenly advised us that our HCG looked great and to continue with the Progesterone shots which was heart wrenching. The follow up tests, the nurse didn’t know about until I had to mention on it. In other words you definitely need to remind them of what was prescribed and advocate for yourself when they are mistaken.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
6
Age 37 - 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Goldschlag was very calm and collected during the whole process which is an nice trait to have...He would check in on my emotional state as well as my physical. He always returned phone calls within 24 hours if I asked to speak with him directly and he never made me feel rushed on the phone. He also understood that finances played a part in our decisions and helped us decide to not waste any more money on IUIs since we have no insurance coverage our money was better spent on IVF.
I did not like the fact that I ALWAYS had to leave a voicemail [at Weill Cornell] and then was called back. I never got a live person. This was extremely frustrating for me. I would have preferred some form for email ability since these are personal calls and very difficult to take in a small work office setting....The strength is that they have great labs and great doctors. The negatives is that it is a total factory. If you are looking for a lot of hand holding through the process this is NOT the pace for you. If you have a supper system outside of the doctors and just want the best medical care then Cornell is great. The waiting room can be intimidating since it's often packed for morning mornitiring.
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschlag was very calm and collected during the whole process which is an nice trait to have since at time I was a basket case. He would check in on my emotional state as well as my physical. He always returned phone calls within 24 hours if I asked to speak with him directly and he never made me feel rushed on the phone. He also understood that finances played a part in our decisions and helped us decide to not waste any more money on IUIs since we have no insurance coverage our money was better spent on IVF. When I was having a hard time with the nurses he put me in touch with a head nurse to oversee my case which made me feel like he heard my complaint and really tried to fix the situation. Over great guy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you want to see him at daily monitoring then you can try to request him and if he's there he will see you. That helped me see him more often but he does travel through several offices so is not always in the upper east side office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Goldschlag made me fee like a human but Cornell as a whole is a factory.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
We started with injectables for IUI's since I was 36 when we started. Goldschlag suggested we not waste any time since my husband and I had been trying on our own for a year. I felt he took the time to really look for any causes -he saw a slightly misshapen uterus and then sent me for an MRI which helped to rule out some factors. We did 3 IUIs with injectables and then moved on to IVF at Goldschlag's recommendation. We did our egg retrieval and have transferred one bastocyst and are currently in the dreaded TWW.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Shanice Jackson and Shakhira)
Shanice the coordinator is somewhat cold in the beginning but I think it's party due to the sheer volume of patients she has to coordinate. I did not like the fact that I ALWAYS had to leave a voicemail and then was called back. I never got a live person. This was extremely frustrating for me. I would have preferred some form for email ability since these are personal calls and very difficult to take in a small work office setting. Half way through I was assigned a new nurse and had a terrible first experience with her. I told goldschlag about not and he addressed it with her and we worked through the problem.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The strength is that they have great labs and great doctors. The negatives is that it is a total factory. If you are looking for a lot of hand holding through the process this is NOT the pace for you. If you have a supper system outside of the doctors and just want the best medical care then Cornell is great. The waiting room can be intimidating since it's often packed for morning mornitiring.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring was from 6:30-8:30am 7 days a week. The waits could be like 1/2 hour but I did notice that once I switched from IUI to IVF the did move me along faster in the morning. They are efficient and quick it's just very high volume of women.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They give a handout with th expenses. The initial IVF cycle is $10.5K but that's not including medication or anything in the holdouts. I think it was roughly 15K without medication.
Describe Dan Goldschlag's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
While some doctors would have advoses me to transfer more than one he made sure I understood the potential risk of twins. My husband and I really did not want to increase the chances for twins so we decided to go with one embryo.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Having to play phone tag with a fertility clinic is never fun. There was once that they did not call worhbmy protocol for evening injections and had to call the on call doctor. They called back quickly so it was an easy fix.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 33
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
would tell a prospective patient to be very clear with Dr. Goldschlag about your expectations and how soon or quickly you would like to proceed with specific treatments. He is very understanding and will move things along very quickly if that is what you prefer. He was very thorough in explaining all of my options and what the approximate timeline would be for every option. In my case, I was very clear that I wanted to move quickly and he immediately outlined my options based on my goals and expectations.
The Dr's staff and the clinic [Weill Cornell] were not initially clear on insurance process. They fail to tell you that the Dr may accept your insurance but the clinic may not. Fortunately, my insurance covered the Dr consultation and blood work and my husband's insurance covers everything else, including the clinic costs and procedures done through Cornell/NY Presbyterian. Make sure you ask if the Dr and the clinic accept your insurance.
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
If you like a very kind and warm doctor, I would not recommend Dr. Goldschlag. He is very polite and will explain everything fully, however, he does not engage in extensive conversation. I really appreciate that he answers every question thoroughly but gets to the point quickly, without small talk.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would tell a prospective patient to be very clear with Dr. Goldschlag about your expectations and how soon or quickly you would like to proceed with specific treatments. He is very understanding and will move things along very quickly if that is what you prefer. He was very thorough in explaining all of my options and what the approximate timeline would be for every option. In my case, I was very clear that I wanted to move quickly and he immediately outlined my options based on my goals and expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Goldschlag is polite but it can sometimes feel a bit rushed when speaking with him. However, I do not mind, I like a doctor that is knowledgable and gets to the point quickly. However, the clinic and the process for making appointments and getting in touch with the doctor's staff can make you feel like a number. It is impossible to communicate via email or to speak to someone the first time you call, you must always leave a message and they will return your call. Also, the doctor's hours are very inconvenient. I understand that this is a process that is time consuming, however, I wish appointment times were more convenient and the office was more accommodating for working professionals.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
After trying to conceive for 1.5 years, by husband and I decide to see Dr. Goldschlag. After he first consultation and follow-up, Dr. Goldschlag determined that my ovulation was not occurring regularly. He asked me to come in for an ultrasound and determined that I had not yet ovulated. Based on the size of my follicles he gave us an approximate time frame for when ovulation might occur and we should try to conceive naturally. We did just that and we were successful. However, just a few weeks later I miscarried. We now know that we can conceive naturally. However, du to my irregular cycles, my husband and I would like to conceive again asap. Therefore, Dr. Goldschlag recommended that once my next cycle begins, our next step will be to start clomid and IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Shakira)
The nursing team is very diligent about communicating results and next steps.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic feels like a very large, impersonal operation. However, it has a great reputation for results and the staff is polite. I really appreciate that monitoring hours start at 6:30 and although many people will be waiting by 6:40, the whole things runs very smoothly, you're in and out in no time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The Dr's staff and the clinic were not initially clear on insurance process. They fail to tell you that the Dr may accept your insurance but the clinic may not. Fortunately, my insurance covered the Dr consultation and blood work and my husband's insurance covers everything else, including the clinic costs and procedures done through Cornell/NY Presbyterian. Make sure you ask if the Dr and the clinic accept your insurance.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
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Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 27
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I only saw Dr. Goldschlag a few times, but he was always easy to work with when I did get to see him....He had relatively good bedside manner. I just wish I was able to be in contact with him directly more often. He was best at our first consultation, but after that I only saw him a couple more times during monitoring...I am young and healthy, with no known fertility problems so I believe he gave me the lowest dose for injections.
It is a very busy office [Weill Cornell ], and I usually got a nurse or other doctor..You check in for monitoring with a swipe card which is cool. The office is run pretty efficiently but it can be a challenge to accommodate every little thing you need because they are so busy...Strengths: efficiency, cleanliness, reputation, knowledgable, very busy (a lot of experience and knowing you're in good hands) Weaknesses: very busy, not a lot of personalization/you feel more like a number, wait times for nurse advice in person, limited ability to contact the doctor directly
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He had relatively good bedside manner. I just wish I was able to be in contact with him directly more often. He was best at our first consultation, but after that I only saw him a couple more times during monitoring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Go into it knowing that it's a busy practice and you may have to be very clear about your needs in order to get them fulfilled.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
It is a very busy office, and I usually got a nurse or other doctor. I only saw Dr. Goldschlag a few times, but he was always easy to work with when I did get to see him. You check in for monitoring with a swipe card which is cool. The office is run pretty efficiently but it can be a challenge to accommodate every little thing you need because they are so busy.
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I don't recall his rationale. I am young and healthy, with no known fertility problems so I believe he gave me the lowest dose for injections. I had menopur, an HCG trigger shot, ganirelix and follistim. I would get a call almost daily from a nurse (throughout the cycle) to change dosage as needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
During monitoring appointments it was difficult to ask a nurse specific questions. I would have to wait in a separate room to the side until a nurse was available to answer my questions. Because things can be very time sensitive with treatment, it was still better to wait in person than to wait for a response on the phone.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: efficiency, cleanliness, reputation, knowledgable, very busy (a lot of experience and knowing you're in good hands) Weaknesses: very busy, not a lot of personalization/you feel more like a number, wait times for nurse advice in person, limited ability to contact the doctor directly
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
You can go anytime between the monitoring hours. The later you go, the more people are in line ahead of you, and the longer it takes to get out. If I went as early as possible it would be about 30 minutes. But I had to take a train an hour each way so they were very early mornings, and I still got to work late.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I do not recall.
Describe Dan Goldschlag's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He educated us about risks of twins. He preferred singleton for us.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
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Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 33 - 35
1 IUI
1 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Cancer
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Goldschlag] is a great doctor and very knowledgeable of the field. He tailor my treatment specifically as I went in there for Fertility preservation prior to my chemo treatment for breast cancer. He was able to see me right away. After the cancer treatment, I was able to get pregnant naturally but miscarried, so he suggested to do IUI with clomid. Worked first round, I am going back there for 2nd soon.... IVF for fertility preservation prior to chemo and IUI with clomid post cancer treatment.
Dr goldschelg was great, but his nursing team [Weill Cornell] seems to be cold and treated me as a number... Very knowledgeable team and high technology but a lot waiting time and really “cold”. They seems to see a lot patients, but the treatments I received worked. I didn’t have a great experience overall at the clinic as i was always rushed in and out... The IVF cycle was $10k, my medicines were free as for cancer patients. IUI was around 5-6k for one cycle
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is a great doctor and very knowledgeable of the field. He tailor my treatment specifically as I went in there for Fertility preservation prior to my chemo treatment for breast cancer. He was able to see me right away. After the cancer treatment, I was able to get pregnant naturally but miscarried, so he suggested to do IUI with clomid. Worked first round, I am going back there for 2nd soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He sometimes can explain the procedure better
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr goldschelg was great, but his nursing team seems to be cold and treated me as a number
Describe the protocols Dan Goldschlag used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
IVF for fertility preservation prior to chemo and IUI with clomid post cancer treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nursing stuff treated me as a number. They were never available
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Very knowledgeable team and high technology but a lot waiting time and really “cold”. They seems to see a lot patients, but the treatments I received worked. I didn’t have a great experience overall at the clinic as i was always rushed in and out
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The IVF cycle was $10k, my medicines were free as for cancer patients. IUI was around 5-6k for one cycle
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33 - 34
4 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Goldschlag] is very monotone and not that warmest doctor but I am very happy with him overall. Know his time is limited as he has many patients so you will see him only briefly.
[The nurse at Weill Cornell] came to my apartment for the trigger shot as my husband was nervous too do it. Know his [Dr. Goldschlag] time is limited as he has many patients so you will see him only briefly.
How was your experience with Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is very monotone and not that warmest doctor but I am very happy with him overall.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Goldschlag at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Know his time is limited as he has many patients so you will see him only briefly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
She was very accessible. She came to my apartment for the trigger shot as my husband was nervous too do it.
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Doctor
Dan Goldschlag
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5