Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 29%7.7
43% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.3
6.3
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
8.3
Good
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
Albert Einstein
Residency
Albert Einstein
Fellowship
Rutgers U

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doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
David Kulak works at

Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 14%8.6

At 1 office

Brooklyn
6010 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-436-3747
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2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Kulak was] Warm and friendly from the moment we met. Always available to us, whether in person, via phone or email. Checked in with me to see how I was doing. Was warm and supportive and sensitive when I was going through a D&C for a miscarriage after my first IVF cycle. Shared our joy when I finally became pregnant with the baby that is now my healthy, thriving son...Went right into the next IVF cycle after D&C, adjusted protocol a bit - used Lupron, menopur, gonal f and then triggered. This ended up being a freeze all cycle since we retrieved 21 eggs and we were being cautious of overstimulation.
[Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine] Clean and modern space. Easy that Brooklyn surgery center is attached for procedures/surgeries. The staff made us feel like family. From the front desk to the docs and nurses to the phlebotomists and sono techs -- everyone always kept us well informed, helped out, answered questions, cheered us on. We felt like they were genuinely rooting for us and we felt that the were genuinely sharing our happiness and joy when we were finally successful. Our doc was brilliant and gentle and just all around amazing. And I'd say that even if we hadn't been successful.
How was your experience with David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Warm and friendly from the moment we met. Always available to us, whether in person, via phone or email. Checked in with me to see how I was doing. Was warm and supportive and sensitive when I was going through a D&C for a miscarriage after my first IVF cycle. Shared our joy when I finally became pregnant with the baby that is now my healthy, thriving son.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Be open, share your concerns, ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Amazingly warm bedside manner. We felt like family. He was easy to talk to and we always felt so very comfortable with him. He was also supportive and sensitive during our darker times, like when we were miscarrying.
Describe the protocols David Kulak used in your cycles at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Started with 3 IUIs with clomid and ovidrel trigger. None successful. Moved right onto IVF - first cycle gave us 8 eggs retrieved, only 2 viable embryos -- two transferred, resulted in a pregnancy in which we lost the heartbeat by the 8 week sono. Went right into the next IVF cycle after D&C, adjusted protocol a bit - used Lupron, menopur, gonal f and then triggered. This ended up being a freeze all cycle since we retrieved 21 eggs and we were being cautious of overstimulation. The doc felt that my body wouldn't be ready for a fresh cycle and if I got pregnant, it could worsen symptoms of overstimulation. We froze 5 day 5 blastocysts. Went into our frozen cycle a month or two after retrieval and transferred two blasts. This resulted in a negative. Went right into our next frozen cycle and transferred two more blasts. This resulted in my healthy singleton pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Amazing. Compassionate. Our biggest cheerleaders. Shared in our joys and were there for us during our dark days. They were gentle and communicated well. They always made us feel comfortable. Same can be said for the phlebotomists and the sono techs. Everyone treated us like family.
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Clean and modern space. Easy that Brooklyn surgery center is attached for procedures/surgeries. The staff made us feel like family. From the front desk to the docs and nurses to the phlebotomists and sono techs -- everyone always kept us well informed, helped out, answered questions, cheered us on. We felt like they were genuinely rooting for us and we felt that the were genuinely sharing our happiness and joy when we were finally successful. Our doc was brilliant and gentle and just all around amazing. And I'd say that even if we hadn't been successful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
You have to get there early. Monitoring starts very early, at 6:45 am, and it's first come, first served. This was never a problem for me though as I'd get there very early since I had to go to work afterwards. These monitoring hours worked well with my work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered quite a bit, so we were lucky. We did have some out of pocket expenses with procedures that were done, co pays, medications etc. Our total out of pocket for all of our treatment in total was under $15,000.
Describe David Kulak's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
We transferred two embryos each time which worked well for us.
10
Doctor
David Kulak
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 46
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $0 - $49K
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. David Kulak was] Very patient, very timely answers...Very compassionate, patient, knowledgable, gets back to you right away...asks if procedure hurts, emotionally appropriate, reassuring. I felt like his only patient, though I wasn't!...FET with 2 day 5 embryos...be persistent if you have a concern-- he does not mind considering all options...Do your own research first, and come with questions.
[Genesis Fertility nurses were] Very kind, but overworked so rushed. Also, some had accents the were hard to understand....Only minor slip ups-- lost test results, some long waits, prescription request lost, pricing confusion, nothing major, always apologized...Procedure [FET] was $3800, but other things extra, saline soon $600, counselling $250, etc...You will have a good experience whatever the outcome. They really try to work with you.
How was your experience with David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Very compassionate, patient, knowledgable, gets back to you right away. Helps find embryos, asks if procedure hurts, emotionally appropriate, reassuring. I felt like his only patient, though I wasn't!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Do your own research first, and come with questions. Also, be persistent if you have a concern-- he does not mind considering all options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
Very patient, very timely answers
Describe the protocols David Kulak used in your cycles at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
FET with 2 day 5 embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Very kind, but overworked so rushed. Also, some had accents the were hard to understand.
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
It matters who your MD is. Do HW beforehand. You will have a good experience whatever the outcome. They really try to work with you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Kulak at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Procedure was $3800, but other things extra, saline soon $600, counselling $250, etc
Describe David Kulak's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
First decided one embryo then two. Happy, as one was better than another.
What specific things went wrong at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Only minor slip ups-- lost test results, some long waits, prescription request lost, pricing confusion, nothing major, always apologized.
10
Doctor
David Kulak
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5