David Keefe

NYU Langone Fertility Center

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Medical SchoolGeorgetown
ResidencyYale
FellowshipYale
NY - 1st Ave
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-263-7629
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend David Keefe to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 18%Neutral: 64%Don't recommend: 18%7.6
7 assessments
  • 18% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 64% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
3.5
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend NYU Langone Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 20%8.1
137 assessments
  • 58% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 22% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
7
3
Age
36 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
3
Dr. Keefe is kind, warm and compassionate, and takes time to explain and answer questions in great detail. I've only seen hime twice, both times for consultation. My only negative is that I wish I would see him more throughout the process. I only saw him for initial consultations. The rest of the time you deal mainly with the nurse coordinator and other doctors and technicians...He's not the doctor to see if you want personalized, individual attention from your doctor at every stage during the IVF process. I feel very confident with the level of care that I'm receiving and his oversight over my care, but there isn't much face time with Dr. Keefe. Their practice is so highly respected and has high success rates, that it's worth it to me.
NYU is one of the leaders in IVF and has perfected the process. They know what they're doing and I highly trust them. The downside is that they've operationalized the process so much that the experience often feels like a factory. I'd love to see greater personalization and more guided interaction...I wasted 4 months trying to get someone to help me get started...the process wasn't nearly as seamless as I had hoped it would be
Age
36 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
3
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Keefe is kind, warm and compassionate, and takes time to explain and answer questions in great detail. I've only seen hime twice, both times for consultation. My only negative is that I wish I would see him more throughout the process. I only saw him for initial consultations. The rest of the time you deal mainly with the nurse coordinator and other doctors and technicians.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He's not the doctor to see if you want personalized, individual attention from your doctor at every stage during the IVF process. I feel very confident with the level of care that I'm receiving and his oversight over my care, but there isn't much face time with Dr. Keefe. Their practice is so highly respected and has high success rates, that it's worth it to me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Keefe is extremely empathetic and passionate about what he does. He takes the time to make sure you're comfortable with the information.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
NYU is one of the leaders in IVF and has perfected the process. They know what they're doing and I highly trust them. The downside is that they've operationalized the process so much that the experience often feels like a factory. I'd love to see greater personalization and more guided interaction
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
After I confirmed with Dr. Keefe that I was ready to move forward with IVF, the process wasn't nearly as seamless as I had hoped it would be. I wasn't assigned a nurse coordinator and spent the next few months calling, asking questions trying to figure out the process. Finally I was put in touch with a nurse who put me in touch with a nurse coordinator. Now that that's happened, it's much better. But I wasted 4 months trying to get someone to help me get started.
7
Doctor
David Keefe
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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7
7
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
7
I have met Dr. Keefe once with my partner and never saw him again. Nurse Carol has been my primary contact and caregiver. After 3 clomid treatments and 2 IUIs , we have not been successful yet...I would have appreciated a closer relationship with my doctor, especially having gone through 3 unsuccessful cycles...He didn’t reply my email where I explained what has and hasn’t happened the 5 months since we initially met with him and followed his treatment protocol. We are in the process of moving forward with IVF after IUIs and I haven’t been able to get a hold of my doctor to get a roadmap for treatment so I can prepare for cost.
the initial consultation [at NYU] was $500 and the cost of each IUI is around $1000-$1500 and the cost of IVF is $17,000 plus outside lab genetic testing fees...We are in the process of moving forward with IVF after IUIs and I haven’t been able to get a hold of my doctor to get a roadmap for treatment so I can prepare for cost...Gets very busy- some days feels like a factory. Check in is automated so it goes fast and smooth. What I really had trouble with that they take limited insurance. And won’t help you with submitting claims to The insurance company which most other doctors will do.
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
7
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He was compassionate but After the initial half hour consultation there were no follow ups. I would have appreciated a closer relationship with my doctor, especially having gone through 3 unsuccessful cycles.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Stay connected closely. Ask questions. Be in touch
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
The NYU offices are very busy. I have met Dr. Keefe once with my partner and never saw him again. Nurse Carol has been my primary contact and caregiver. After 3 clomid treatments and 2 IUIs , we have not been successful yet.
Describe the protocols David Keefe used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Clomid x2 a day- day 3-7 Ovidrel day 13
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Carol)
Nurse Carol is the best thing in this place. She is thorough , professional, no nonsense, detailed and good communicator. Always immediately calls back with answers. Really like her
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Gets very busy- some days feels like a factory. Check in is automated so it goes fast and smooth. What I really had trouble with that they take limited insurance. And won’t help you with submitting claims to The insurance company which most other doctors will do. Coordinators nurses and billing staff is very responsive. I have not been able to reach my doctor ever again after meeting him initially for consultation. He didn’t reply my email where I explained what has and hasn’t happened the 5 months since we initially met with him and followed his treatment protocol. We are in the process of moving forward with IVF after IUIs and I haven’t been able to get a hold of my doctor to get a roadmap for treatment so I can prepare for cost.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
My doctorDoes not take my insurance so the initial consultation was $500 and the cost of each IUI is around $1000-$1500 and the cost of IVF is $17,000 plus outside lab genetic testing fees around $3000 plus the medication is From $2000 -$8000.
7
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David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
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8
7
Age
47 - 49
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
Dr Keefe has an excellent consultative demeanor. He is careful with how he communicates with my wife, sometimes explaining things in several different ways to make sure we both understand what is going on. He takes as long as needed to be sure we understand our options, the pros/cons and are comfortable making our decisions. ... Dr. Keefe is a caring, knowledgable doctor who thoroughly explains the available procedures, explains the data clearly and is careful with the patients' emotions.
NYU Fertility has a good schedule of opening in the morning for blood work and calling with results in the afternoon. The key is to get there right when they open in order to get in and get the blood draw done. Generally, their process is like clockwork. ... For the most part, Carol [nurse] was good with us. At times, however she could be a bit gruff on the phone (not always) and there was a time or two when we had to follow up to make sure we clearly understood what we were supposed to be doing.
Age
47 - 49
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Keefe is a caring, knowledgable doctor who thoroughly explains the available procedures, explains the data clearly and is careful with the patients' emotions. We've always felt we were receiving the best care with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr Keefe has an excellent consultative demeanor. He is careful with how he communicates with my wife, sometimes explaining things in several different ways to make sure we both understand what is going on. He takes as long as needed to be sure we understand our options, the pros/cons and are comfortable making our decisions.
Describe the protocols David Keefe used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We used IUI three cycles. IUI with injections one cycle and an IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Carol was the main one)
For the most part, Carol was good with us. At times, however she could be a bit gruff on the phone (not always) and there was a time or two when we had to follow up to make sure we clearly understood what we were supposed to be doing.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
NYU Fertility has a good schedule of opening in the morning for blood work and calling with results in the afternoon. The key is to get there right when they open in order to get in and get the blood draw done. Generally, their process is like clockwork.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
IVF was not insurance-covered so was about $12,500 + medicines and genetic testing (total $20-25k)
Describe David Keefe's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Dr Keefe believes in single embryo transfer if at all possible, but is open to discussing multiple embryo transfer if the patient truly wishes to follow that course after having a thorough discussion.
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David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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10
10
Age
39
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
10
What I loved the most is that he [Dr. David Keefe] described very complicated things in a basic way so that i would understand. Instead of a patient, he made me feel like a WARRIOR!... Expect a long time to get an appt with Dr. Keefe.... He spoke Portuguese, as do I so it helped that we had something in common . ... It sort of felt like a factory, the nurses went by my birth date, not name :(
The clinic [NYU] was clean which was important . The waiting room was kind of sad, all you see are women with similar issues waiting to be seen. The wait time was rather long too which gives you too much time to think of negative things. One day, while waiting for an appt, I saw what I assumed was a past patient, she had brought in hee baby to introduce to Dr. Keefe and the Receptionist, that made me feel so hopeful.
Age
39
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He spoke Portuguese, as do I so it helped that we had something in common . What I loved the most is that he described very complicated things in a basic way so that i would understand. Instead of a patient, he made me feel like a WARRIOR!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Expect a long time to get an appt with Dr. Keefe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He always called me by my first name
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It sort of felt like a factory, the nurses went by my birth date, not name :(
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic was clean which was important . The waiting room was kind of sad, all you see are women with similar issues waiting to be seen. The wait time was rather long too which gives you too much time to think of negative things. One day, while waiting for an appt, I saw what I assumed was a past patient, she had brought in hee baby to introduce to Dr. Keefe and the Receptionist, that made me feel so hopeful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Very very early morning monitoring which I hated but it was necessary or id. e late for work all the time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Since insurance covered the majority, all I had to pay out of pocket was 1k
10
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David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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6
6
Age
43
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
6
6
Very friendly and informative. He [Dr. Keefe] told me a lot about himself and his history. You can ask him questions but he will end the meeting after a few. He always run late and always has a student with him for training purposes. He doesn't offer much advice jn terms of things to do to help the process - vitamins, diet, exercise, etc. which would be more helpful.... Morning monitoring [NYU] typically takes about an hour with ultrasound due to wait times. The system seems kind of random after you check in though I'm sure there's a method to their madness.
Morning monitoring [NYU] typically takes about an hour with ultrasound due to wait times. The system seems kind of random after you check in though I'm sure there's a method to their madness. There is a process for follow-up calls, and they have never not provided instructions when expected. What would be helpful is if they provided you with a follicle count and size for each visit, in writing.... He told me a lot about himself and his history. You can ask him questions but he will end the meeting after a few. He always run late and always has a student with him for training purposes.
Age
43
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
6
6
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Very friendly and informative. He told me a lot about himself and his history. You can ask him questions but he will end the meeting after a few. He always run late and always has a student with him for training purposes. He doesn't offer much advice jn terms of things to do to help the process - vitamins, diet, exercise, etc. which would be more helpful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Ask questions you have. If you ade asking for advice, he will offer you his opinion of things which is helpful.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Morning monitoring typically takes about an hour with ultrasound due to wait times. The system seems kind of random after you check in though I'm sure there's a method to their madness. There is a process for follow-up calls, and they have never not provided instructions when expected. What would be helpful is if they provided you with a follicle count and size for each visit, in writing.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
6
Doctor
David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
He [Dr david Keefe] is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing...The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care...Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
He [Dr david Keefe] is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing...The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care...Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
He is warm and relatable, making me feel comfortable while remaining professional. I trusted him implicitly and am so glad we did. I only actually met with him once or twice - his team is amazing
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Talk open and honestly and listen. Come with questions and a thorough knowledge of your own medical history
Describe the protocols David Keefe used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Don't remember
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The team at NYU fertility is amazing. They felt like family. I was always seen promptly and felt I received the best care
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Insurance covered my care. I think one round of IVF would have been upwards of $25k
10
Doctor
David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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8
9
Age
33
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
9
Dr. Keefe is warm, takes time to establish bedside manner and tells great and relevant anecdotes....Listen to his stories. They seem longwinded but are designed to reassure you as a patient.
[The NYU Fertility clinic is] efficient, clean and functional...Monitoring from 7-9 AM. Pleasant enough waiting area....[The staff is] very professional, educated and direct. They are efficient and well-trained...They failed to bill me several times for embryo storage. When I called several times to inquire, I was neither given a bill nor reassurance about the status of my embryos.
Age
33
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
9
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Listen to his stories. They seem longwinded but are designed to reassure you as a patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Keefe at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Keefe is warm, takes time to establish bedside manner and tells great and relevant anecdotes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very professional, educated and direct. They are efficient and well-trained.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Efficient, clean and functional.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Monitoring from 7-9 AM. Pleasant enough waiting area.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
They failed to bill me several times for embryo storage. When I called several times to inquire, I was neither given a bill nor reassurance about the status of my embryos.
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Doctor
David Keefe
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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