David Frankfurter

George Washington University

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Medical SchoolYale
ResidencyYale
FellowshipBeth Israel Boston
Washington DC
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 741-2520
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend David Frankfurter to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 25%9.3
11 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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 George Washington University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 8%8.9
17 assessments
  • 66% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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He's very thorough. He's a bit matter of fact in his manner, but he laid out all the pros and cons of our options and never once did he make us feel like our chances were hopeless. He also took the time to answer any questions we had. The only time I felt a bit dismissed by him was when I showed him my BBT charts...Dr. Frankfurter was candid about our situation and our options, but comes across as very knowledgeable and concerned. On procedure days, Dr. Frankfurter and all the staff were so kind, understanding, and helpful.
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is highly ranked for a reason. He's very thorough. He's a bit matter of fact in his manner, but he laid out all the pros and cons of our options and never once did he make us feel like our chances were hopeless. He also took the time to answer any questions we had. The only time I felt a bit dismissed by him was when I showed him my BBT charts and he told me that they weren't useful in helping TTC. When I panicked over misunderstanding the dosage on my trigger shot, he was the on-call dr and was so nice and patient, explaining to me what to do, and then telling me I did exactly what I should have done (calling him for help), and that it would all be ok. I feel that he's meticulous, and he really listens and cares.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is high in demand, so making appointments with him can be difficult. He books up fast! Expect at least a month wait before you can get a consultation appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
The staff are incredible. They were very patient at explaining things to me, even when I'd keep repeating questions. Dr. Frankfurter was candid about our situation and our options, but comes across as very knowledgeable and concerned. On procedure days, Dr. Frankfurter and all the staff were so kind, understanding, and helpful. They joked around with us to help lighten the mood when they knew we were nervous. The nursing staff are really wonderful people too, as they come to know each individual patient from the daily monitoring. They listened to my fears and emotions, and never made me feel less of a person.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics for egg retrieval, but I was on birth control and lupron (for suppression) for a month before the transfer. I was also on progesterone suppositories and vivelle estrogen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Venecia Williams)
They clearly had a large case load and were sometimes slow to follow up, so I just had to be on top of the communication. But they were always courteous and helpful, never made me feel bad, talked down to, or less of a person. My assigned nurse even sat down with me to give me an impromptu tutorial on injections after I'd already taken a class, when I was nervous about the first injection.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
They aren't the most expensive, but not the cheapest. I chose them for the doctor and overall clinic feel. I like that they're in a prestigious university setting, and have a great relationship with the university hospital and medical team. Being in this setting means they're very up-to-date with current research. They are less likely to turn away patients too, from what I understood when researching them originally, because of their university/teaching mission.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
It was efficient but a bit factory-like. You stand in line for your blood draw than you stand in line for the ultrasound monitoring. There's an unspoken rule about when to keep the door to the changing room open/closed (open if any of the 2 changing rooms are available, closed if both are occupied) and who sits in the chair by the door (whoever is next waiting for a changing room). Since the two lines are right next to each other, sometimes it got confusing and frustrating when a new, uninformed patient sat in the chair waiting for a blood draw because they didn't want to stand in line, or someone closed the door when there was a changing room available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
The first time we had insurance coverage, so I believe we paid less than $7000 for egg retrieval, ICSI, embryo storage, and egg transfer, but more with medications. This time, we don't have insurance coverage and are paying out of pocket, so the expenses are more. We haven't calculated our costs yet for our treatment yet.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter is very responsible and wants to limit the chances of multiples whenever possible. He told us he preferred to only transfer 1 embryo, which was fine with us.
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David Frankfurter
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
7
We had a history of a number of unexplained losses, and as soon as we sat down, Dr. Frankfurter launched into a review of these that made it clear he had closely studied our case. He operates at a very technical level, but also took the time to acknowledge what a hard time we’ve been through....Dr. Frankfurter clearly understands all the clinical ins and outs of our case...I do wish he was more accessible by phone or e-mail for emergency situations that arise between appointments, particularly because it is so difficult to get a consultation with him.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter clearly understands all the clinical ins and outs of our case and the challenges we’ve faced. He is not pushy about treatment, and he is also realistic about chances. He does not spend time injecting a lot of false hope, preferring just to focus on next steps. I do wish he was more accessible by phone or e-mail for emergency situations that arise between appointments, particularly because it is so difficult to get a consultation with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Go for the technical knowledge, not for the hand-holding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
It took a long time to get an appointment with Dr. Frankfurter himself, but when we did we felt it was worthwhile. We had a history of a number of unexplained losses, and as soon as we sat down, Dr. Frankfurter launched into a review of these that made it clear he had closely studied our case. He operates at a very technical level, but also took the time to acknowledge what a hard time we’ve been through.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We did a natural cycle IUI using only a trigger shot. I confess I thought the timing of the trigger and IUI was close, however the procedure did result in a pregnancy. Unfortunately, we had to terminate the pregnancy due to a severe chromosomal abnormality. We will likely be moving on to IVF with PGS, and will stay with Dr. Frankfurter and his advice in doing so.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Jasmine)
The nurses and front desk staff are all very nice. The approach of GW is in general less “luxurious” than some of the private clinics, but everyone is doing their best to provide comfort and efficiency.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
This is not an upscale fertility clinic. The waiting rooms and treatment rooms are nothing fancy, but you are there for the people with an academic interest in reproductive endocrinology, not for the perks. Monitoring takes place from 7-745 am each morning, and if you get the timing wrong, you’ll sit for a long time in a crowded waiting room of stressed out women and couples. No one is going through this process for fun or luxury, however, so to me it only matters that we get the best, most thoughtful, and intelligent care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
A natural cycle IUI cost us $1000, plus the cost of the trigger shot ($100). We have no insurance coverage for ART, and paid this out-of-pocket.
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David Frankfurter
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Dr. Frankfurter tailored my care to my individual needs. With my first egg retrieval, I got only 3 eggs (2 mature). Both fertilized but weren’t growing appropriately. We put both in on Day 3. BFN. With the second cycle, he totally changed things up, and we got 20 eggs! I really appreciated his willingness to think outside the box. He isn't afraid of the tough cases.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I fully trust Dr. Frankfurter and can't recommend him enough. He is truly invested in all of his cases, and I felt truly cared about (not just as a patient, but as a person). He's responsive and willing to mix things up to get different results. He learns as he goes and tailors treatment protocol to each individual.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I would tell any IVF patient (not just those of Dr. Frankfurter) to ignore the self-deprecating thoughts. You are resilient, brave, and strong! Specifically regarding Dr. Frankfurter, just trust him. I've wasted so much time turning to "Dr. Google." Dr. Frankfurter is so smart and detail oriented. Just live your life, and let him do the work!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter tailored my care to my individual needs. With my first egg retrieval, I got only 3 eggs (2 mature). Both fertilized but weren’t growing appropriately. We put both in on Day 3. BFN. With the second cycle, he totally changed things up, and we got 20 eggs! I really appreciated his willingness to think outside the box. He isn't afraid of the tough cases.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
With my first fresh cycle, I started with birth control. We learned that it over-suppressed me, and did estrogen priming the next time. The results showed a huge improvement. I stimmed with Menopour and Follistim. I triggered with Lurpon. I went from 3 eggs to 20. With my FETs, I started estrogen on CD 3. I added in progesterone around approx. CD 18. If a positive result, I'd continue both to 12ish weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra)
The nursing staff became my family. They are responsive and sympathetic.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Since its at a university, the clinic doesn't have all the bells and whistles as some of the newer clinics. But I found the doctors to be far more qualified here than anywhere else. That's what really matters! With GW, I didn't feel like I had to be my own advocate. I let them do the work, and I fully trusted them.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Highly efficient. I was usually in and out in 10 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
We paid fully out-of-pocket. I found their packages to also be the most reasonable of all clinics we looked at.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter will transfer one embryo most of the time as its safest for mom and baby.
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David Frankfurter
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Frankfurter was great at explaining the procedures and protocols and why he was recommending them for us. He's friendly, but not overly warm, which was what we liked. He answered all of our questions fully and did not ever make us feel silly for asking. He's a little conservative on his approach, but not stuck in his way. Over the time we saw him he changed general protocols based on current peer-reviewed studies.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter was great at explaining the procedures and protocols and why he was recommending them for us. He's friendly, but not overly warm, which was what we liked. He answered all of our questions fully and did not ever make us feel silly for asking. He's a little conservative on his approach, but not stuck in his way. Over the time we saw him he changed general protocols based on current peer-reviewed studies.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be prepared for a wait to get in to see him at the beginning of each cycle, but know that once you get in he will do everything to help you out and make sure your cycle goes well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter, the other REs, the nurses, and the staff were all wonderful. They all knew who we were, where we were in our cycle, and were very caring. It's a busy office, so there can be waits for initial meetings, but once you are in a cycle they make sure you get everything you need.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
The nursing staff was amazing! Unfortunately, there were a lot who left as I went through cycles (I believe most, if not all, left for reasons that were not about the clinic, but their commute, own health issues, etc.) but each new nurse was great. They were always available to answer questions, give results, and let me know next steps.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
I loved that the 3 REs and nurse staff met to discuss each patient even though Dr. Frankfurter was the one making the decisions for my care. This meant that no matter which RE was doing my monitoring or procedures they knew who I was, where I was in my cycle, and what I had previously done. Everyone was rooting for us and were so happy when we were successful. I always preferred when Dr. Frankfurter did my procedures since he was my primary RE, but was happy to have any of them -- they were all good!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was set for early morning and you just showed up. They were well organized and got through a lot of people without huge waits or making you feel rushed.
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David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Dr. Frankfurter went out of his way to ensure I received the level of information I needed/wanted. He understood quickly that I wanted to know everything personally so I could digest it, ask questions and then make my own decisions. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls.... Dr. Frankfurter was quick to provide me with information, I felt like he cared about me as a person and was always willing to discuss different treatment options...
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I liked the clinic because it was small and I felt like I received personalized care. Dr. Frankfurter was quick to provide me with information, I felt like he cared about me as a person and was always willing to discuss different treatment options. I ended up switching clinics when I moved to DE and liked that RE as well--the high quality treatment I received from Dr. F was one of the reasons I hesitated leaving his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be sure to ask how the clinic can help in terms of cost, timing of appointments, etc. Dr. F was quick to help when there was a challenge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter went out of his way to ensure I received the level of information I needed/wanted. He understood quickly that I wanted to know everything personally so I could digest it, ask questions and then make my own decisions. He was quick to respond to emails and phone calls.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
Over the course of several years, I had several nurses assigned--a new one was assigned each cycle as needed. I found the nurses to generally be very caring, it was a small clinic so I knew all of them by the end. Definitely a bonus at the clinic.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Strengths are the individual care, the fact that the clinic is associated with a teaching hospital so has the newest research available and doesn't turn down patients, was willing to work with me on cost. Major weakness that I worry about now (looking back) is wondering if their lab quality is as good as some of the for-profit centers around our area.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
There is a line but it wasn't horrible. If you arrived early, it wasn't ever a problem. They allowed me to bring my daughter when I was T42 to the monitoring appointments which was wonderful since I'm a single mother.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
IUIs ranged from $500 to $2000 depending on the meds, IVF was $6900 for 3 cycles (they offered this when I asked for a better deal)
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
I never had embryos that made it to Day 5 so the idea of eSET wasn't really as appropriate for me, but we did discuss it when I did an FET with leftover embryos and I chose eSET with their support.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Frankfurter is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his profession. He is not particularly emotional or overly sensitive in his approach; but We’ve chosen him for his expertise. He has always thoroughly explained each step, test, result, diagnosis, etc. and has answered any and every question we could think of along the way...Dr. Frankfurter is very conservative in his approaches...I have always received a phone call explaining my results
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his profession. He is not particularly emotional or overly sensitive in his approach; but We’ve chosen him for his expertise. He has always thoroughly explained each step, test, result, diagnosis, etc. and has answered any and every question we could think of along the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Trust his expertise
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I have always received a phone call explaining my results (good or bad) which allowed me to ask any questions I had. My thoughts/concerns/ emotions were never disregarded, but acknowledged as valid and warranted during our treatments.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
Dr. Frankfurter is very conservative in his approaches. .
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
I have had a few different nurses over the course of treatments. One was terrible and two were wonderful. The terrible one has since left the practice.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
While you have 1 primary doctor, you will likely see all of the doctors in the practice for monitoring appointments. The monitoring appointments are early in the morning, but ran extremely efficiently. The “admin” side of the office is run smoothly from my experience. Billing, while not perfect, has been extremely responsive and helpful when issues/descrepencies arise.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was a “cattle call” line, but surprising ran very efficiently. You could be in and out within 15 minutes if you arrive early.
Describe David Frankfurter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Frankfurter strongly advised against transferring multiple embryos due to the risks
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
8
Dr. Frankfurter is candid, personable and easy to talk to. He tries to inject humor into an otherwise arduous process...If you want a doctor who'll tell it like it is, Dr. Frankfurter would be a good choice. He's not a warm and fuzzy doctor. But I liked him and trusted him with my care.
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
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How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is candid, personable and easy to talk to. He tries to inject humor into an otherwise arduous process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
If you want a doctor who'll tell it like it is, Dr. Frankfurter would be a good choice. He's not a warm and fuzzy doctor. But I liked him and trusted him with my care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Ifeanyi Okwumabua)
My nurse, Ifeanyi, was the absolute best. She was kind, compassionate, easy to talk to and most importantly, responded quickly to my e-mail inquiries. I had to take a last-minute international trip during treatment, and she went out of her way to make sure I had all the medications I needed during my time away. My experience through the process made me realize that the nurses are just as important (or even more important) than the physician. They are the ones who you'll turn to for day-to-day advice and support.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
It's hard for me to evaluate since I don't know what other clinics are like. But as I mentioned before, the nursing staff provided me with the absolute best care. From a results standpoint, I do wish we were able to retrieve more eggs for embryo preservation, but I have no idea whether that had anything to do with the clinic. I am in my late 30s, so I wasn't exactly expecting a lot of eggs.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring appointments began at 7 a.m. It was first come, first serve. Some days were busier than others, but I don't remember having to wait that long to get through. It was a pretty efficient operation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
I was lucky that my care was completely covered by insurance.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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Dr Frankfurter was honest but kind. We’d had previous losses, including of living children, and he was able to express his condolences without dwelling. He explained everything beautifully and we really felt like he listened to us...He made a comprehensive treatment plan based on science and evidence and communicated well. He explained al the risks and benefits of various treatments. We always felt well cared for and would absolutely see him again.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
He made a comprehensive treatment plan based on science and evidence and communicated well. He explained al the risks and benefits of various treatments. We always felt well cared for and would absolutely see him again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Be prepared to hear some information that you don’t want to hear. He’s very honest, which I appreciated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr Frankfurter was honest but kind. We’d had previous losses, including of living children, and he was able to express his condolences without dwelling. He explained everything beautifully and we really felt like he listened to us.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We used an estrogen priming protocol for DOR, with ICSi. I was a poor responder.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra)
The nursing staff was not great. Many times our chart was not updated and our primary nurse wasn’t available. A different nurse called back after hours and left a message with outdated information. We almost missed a cycle due to this.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
Doctors are great, nurses are not great. Financial team is also pretty terrible. Refused to answer legitimate questions about the pricing of a cycle and gave incorrect info about what insurance would cover.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at George Washington University.
Monitoring was quick and efficient
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
one cycle with monitoring and egg retrieval was about $10k.
What specific things went wrong at George Washington University?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
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Age
34
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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...He [Dr. David Frankfurter] is a scientist by trade, a great one at that, and that was why we chose him. I had to remind myself of this every time I interacted with him. I do admit to being emotional about the whole undertaking. My diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" gave me no solace whatsoever. My husband disagrees, but I felt that Dr. Frankfurter and his staff had no tolerance for big emotions. It may be that they are on the receiving end of many, many emotions, and have decided to take a decidedly more clinic
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Age
34
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
We sought out Dr. Frankfurter because he is considered one of the best scientists in the area and not for his personality. We liked that we weren't being sold on some package deal or knowing that our money wasn't going to a marketing budget. We liked that Dr. Frankfurter was part of a university-affiliated system.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Remind yourself that you're there for his medical skills.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter is not a warm human being; he is a scientist by trade, a great one at that, and that was why we chose him. I had to remind myself of this every time I interacted with him. I do admit to being emotional about the whole undertaking. My diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" gave me no solace whatsoever. My husband disagrees, but I felt that Dr. Frankfurter and his staff had no tolerance for big emotions. It may be that they are on the receiving end of many, many emotions, and have decided to take a decidedly more clinical approach to all aspects of the infertility treatments they offer.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
As I noted above, the clinic is part of the GWU MFA program. It is not fancy, but it more than enough. I feel like there is a lot of commercialization of the IVF process; my husband and I purposefully avoided Shady Grove for this reason.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
$7,500+ in 2011
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David Frankfurter
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Frankfurter and his team were warm and friendly. We trusted him and always felt as though we had a great interactions with him. He took a lot of time in our appointments to explain the procedures...We loved everything about the experience. He remembered who I was during treatment and always made me feel comfortable. He was very clear in explaining everything and we had success the first time we transferred our embryos.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
We loved everything about the experience. He remembered who I was during treatment and always made me feel comfortable. He was very clear in explaining everything and we had success the first time we transferred our embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Trust him. He knows what he’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr. Frankfurter and his team were warm and friendly. We trusted him and always felt as though we had a great interactions with him. He took a lot of time in our appointments to explain the procedures.
Describe the protocols David Frankfurter used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
Honestly, I’ve put so much of it behind me now.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University. (Assigned nurse: Alejandra Lopez )
Wonderful nurses. Bright and sunny every day.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
The clinic was strong. I’d recommend them to anyone. They were organized and thoughtful. I felt my treatment was in good hands. The nurses who took the blood were also great at their work. The facility was clean and the staff were encouraging and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Frankfurter at George Washington University.
About $20,000 plus the medications.
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Doctor
David Frankfurter
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10
Clinic
George Washington University
Washington DC
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Dr Frankfurter was the best doctor I encountered on my journey. He took time to thoroughly review my file, answered my questions and seemed interested in my concerns...I appreciated his thoroughness, accessibility and willingness to think outside the box. He seemed to tailor the treatment plan to my patient history and when it didn't work, he thought about why...If you want to meet with him, schedule as soon as possible...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
I appreciated his thoroughness, accessibility and willingness to think outside the box. He seemed to tailor the treatment plan to my patient history and when it didn't work, he thought about why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
If you want to meet with him, schedule as soon as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Frankfurter at George Washington University?
Dr Frankfurter was the best doctor I encountered on my journey. He took time to thoroughly review my file, answered my questions and seemed interested in my concerns.
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David Frankfurter
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