David Seifer

Yale University

Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 100%9.2
100% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
8.3
8.3
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
8.3
8.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8
8
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
8.5
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
U of Illinois
Residency
Stanford U
Fellowship
Yale

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
David Seifer works at

Yale University
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 19%7.9

At 1 office

Orange
200 West Campus Dr
Orange, CT 06477
877.925.3637
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2 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2022, Successful
9
9
Age 39 - 43
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Seifer is clearly an expert in his field. He was very thorough in explaining all of the details and has a great way of using analogies to make complex topics more understandable. There were times when it seemed like some simple questions I asked gave him pause, as if he didn’t empathize with how I didn’t quite get a concept he explained. He was able to adjust quickly and break things down very well. He also has a great balance of factual when needed and also adjusting to show more compassion at some tougher times in the process
Monitoring [at Yale U] was done during a window and it felt like a mad rush to get there early for the front of the long line otherwise you would be late for work...$4,500 frozen transfer cycle. Appx 17,500 retrieval and free. $600 year to maintain frozen embryos. $2400 sono-histogram...Clean, welcoming clinic. Can feel like the dmv at times when coming in for morning monitoring. The front desk staff checking you in can sometimes make it feel like a drive thru window where you hear the same questions asked over and over as the line moves
How was your experience with David Seifer at Yale University?
Dr Seifer is clearly an expert in his field. He was very thorough in explaining all of the details and has a great way of using analogies to make complex topics more understandable. There were times when it seemed like some simple questions I asked gave him pause, as if he didn’t empathize with how I didn’t quite get a concept he explained. He was able to adjust quickly and break things down very well. He also has a great balance of factual when needed and also adjusting to show more compassion at some tougher times in the process
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Seifer at Yale University?
Keep asking questions until you get it. Sometimes his explanations are very scientific and need to be broken down
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Seifer at Yale University?
At times when waiting for daily testing it felt like waiting in line at the DMV. Once with the nurses or Dr Seifer, they were all personable, visits were not rushed and everyone felt genuinely interested in our journey
Describe the protocols David Seifer used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
We did two egg retrievals with ICSI, had PGS/PGD testing done to check for a single gene mutation both partners were carriers for. We froze embryos after the first retrieval, did a 2nd retrieval and sent all day 5 embryos for testing. We had 4 embryos for transfer. First frozen transfer resulted in a pregnancy to full term
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Yale University.
The nurses are what make the clinic what it is!! True compassionate individuals who hold your hand through it all and act as liaison between patient and doctor
Describe your experience with Yale University.
Clean, welcoming clinic. Can feel like the dmv at times when coming in for morning monitoring. The front desk staff checking you in can sometimes make it feel like a drive thru window where you hear the same questions asked over and over as the line moves
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Yale University.
Monitoring was done during a window and it felt like a mad rush to get there early for the front of the long line otherwise you would be late for work! You would get a number when checked in then go wait in another waiting area. No one spoke to eachother and it all felt very somber not an uplifting place for patients going through some tough processes
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Seifer at Yale University.
$4,500 frozen transfer cycle. Appx 17,500 retrieval and free. $600 year to maintain frozen embryos. $2400 sono-histogram. Plus genetic testing costs, don’t remember what those were
Describe David Seifer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
Given my age, his recommendation was for a single embryo transfer. When I asked about the risk of carrying twins at 39 (age of retrieval) versus being pregnant potentially again at 42+ he advised that since embryos were frozen at age of 39, the risk of carrying at 42+ was less than multiples at 39
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Doctor
David Seifer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Yale University
New Haven
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29 - 30
3 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Seifer] is very blunt when you first meet him. But he knows his stuff. You have to understand that it’s not to be mean it’s to find what is missing and why other options didn’t work. He makes an attempt to talk to me directly even if I see a team member. He always try’s to make me laugh at every visit...He is upfront with information, him and the team respond ASAP, truly listens...
The clinic [Yale University] is great - they work with your schedule, they’re nice with every phone call, you rarely have to wait when in office, the clinic is beautiful, very welcoming atmosphere...The nursing team is amazing, they respond to questions very quickly. They truly care about each person. They work on the doctors request during a visit ASAP...
How was your experience with David Seifer at Yale University?
He is very blunt when you first meet him. But he knows his stuff. You have to understand that it’s not to be mean it’s to find what is missing and why other options didn’t work. He makes an attempt to talk to me directly even if I see a team member. He always try’s to make me laugh at every visit
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Seifer at Yale University?
Be patient with him. He’s not here to waste your time
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Seifer at Yale University?
He is upfront with information, him and the team respond ASAP, truly listens
Describe the protocols David Seifer used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
We haven’t tried a cycle yet as I need to have a polyp removed first
Describe your experience with your nurse at Yale University. (Assigned nurse: Erica )
The nursing team is amazing, they respond to questions very quickly. They truly care about each person. They work on the doctors request during a visit ASAP
Describe your experience with Yale University.
The clinic is great - they work with your schedule, they’re nice with every phone call, you rarely have to wait when in office, the clinic is beautiful, very welcoming atmosphere. I look forward to on site visits
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Seifer at Yale University.
My insurance sucks with my new job so I’ve had to spend (well payment plans) SO FAR $5,000 and I didn’t even start treatment yet
Describe David Seifer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
N/A at this time
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Doctor
David Seifer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Yale University
Orange
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources