Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 87%Neutral: 13%9.5
87% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
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
9.7
9.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.9
6.9
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

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Education

Medical School
RWJ Rutgers
Residency
RWJ Rutgers
Fellowship
RWJ Rutgers

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Doreen Hock works at

RMA of New Jersey
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 6%9.1

At 1 office

Somerset
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-220-9060
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5 patient reviews

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2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Doreen Hock] is a great communicator, kind, compassionate, intelligent and very thorough. She always insisted that we give her a call whenever we had any questions. She didn’t take any risks and always made sure I was doing what was best for our chances and for me as an individual women going through this process...treats me with such care. She knows how to communicate what is going on in a way that is understandable and clear. She has gone above and beyond for us.
[The nurses at RMA of New Jersey are] Amazing. On top of my care, kind, courteous, attentive, answers all my questions, works through every detail. We had a special case with our timing and they were always sensitive to that. Just awesome...[monitoring appointments were] Streamline and always quick. They really have it figured out...$1000 to freeze embryos, $300 every time a sprem sample was frozen.
How was your experience with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
She’s is a great communicator, kind, compassionate, intelligent and very thorough. She always insisted that we give her a call whenever we had any questions. She didn’t take any risks and always made sure I was doing what was best for our chances and for me as an individual women going through this process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Never hesitate to ask her questions or reach out, she really wants to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Hock is wonderful. She is so kind, intelligent and truly treats me with such care. She knows how to communicate what is going on in a way that is understandable and clear. She has gone above and beyond for us. All the doctors we have experienced at RMA are that way. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with RMA and specifically Dr. Hock.
Describe the protocols Doreen Hock used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
IUI protocol - stims were Gonal - F, and ovidrel trigger Egg retrieval was stims - Gonal- F, certitude, ovidrel trigger. Did need to do Birth Control to delay period for IVF CYCLE
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Marya Slater)
Amazing. On top of my care, kind, courteous, attentive, answers all my questions, works through every detail. We had a special case with our timing and they were always sensitive to that. Just awesome.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Great hours, accommodating, great doctors and nurse staff, awesome people to draw blood. Friendly and considerate tot he emotional toll of this process. Helpful at answers my questions and making me feel Comfortable
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Streamline and always quick. They really have it figured out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey.
My insurance covers most everything. Have a small copay for some meds. A couple compounded meds I had to pay out of pocket for but could get reimbursement. When I had IUIs only my ultrasound days required a co pay, in IVF cycle I only paid a co pay one time. Nurses do complementary education for PIO shots the first time. CCS testing was out of pocket and included 10 Embryos. More than ten was $125 each to test and then none of the cryo was covered. $1000 to freeze embryos, $300 every time a sprem sample was frozen.
Describe Doreen Hock's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
They always recommend single embryo transfer unless the women is older. They always stress the how high risk multiple pregnancies can be and try to avoid that.
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Doctor
Doreen Hock
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Somerset
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 40
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Doctor [Hock] is very friendly, warm and compassionate. Patient in answering all questions. Balances patient needs and wants with what is safe from a medical standpoint...I started with 1 monitored intercourse cycle, 3 cycles of IUI and then went to IVF with success. Dr. Hock was willing to consider IVF without doing endless cycles of IVF. She recommended implantation of 1 embryo only to reduce the risk with multiples.
The center [RMA] is clean, modern and professional looking. Everyone is friendly and personal but also respect your privacy. You must come to the practice financially prepared. Deductibles and out-of-pocket fees (except copays) is collected up front in full before any cycle is started...My nurse and nursing staff are very friendly and understand the feeling involved in the process. They returned my calls quickly and was patient with any and all anxiety phone calls.
How was your experience with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Doctor is very friendly, warm and compassionate. Patient in answering all questions. Balances patient needs and wants with what is safe from a medical standpoint. I saw her for my first IVF pregnancy and live birth and chose her in a heartbeat to start next IVF cycke for baby #2.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Stick with it! Don’t give up with negative pregnancy tests or losses. She and the entire practice will be with you to the end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
My name is always remembered by all involved. I am always greeted warmly and family is asked about. Nurses follow up with me and make sure all is understood.
Describe the protocols Doreen Hock used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I started with 1 monitored intercourse cycle, 3 cycles of IUI and then went to IVF with success. Dr. Hock was willing to consider IVF without doing endless cycles of IVF. She recommended implantation of 1 embryo only to reduce the risk with multiples.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo & Patrice Cote )
My nurse and nursing staff are very friendly and understand the feeling involved in the process. They returned my calls quickly and was patient with any and all anxiety phone calls.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The center is clean, modern and professional looking. Everyone is friendly and personal but also respect your privacy. You must come to the practice financially prepared. Deductibles and out-of-pocket fees (except copays) is collected up front in full before any cycle is started.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
There is available monitoring 7 days a week. There is immediate notification to the lab team and ultrasound team when a patient arrives. The waiting room can be busy. A patient is usually sent first for labs and then returns to the waiting room to be called for the Ultrasound (if ordered for that day).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey.
Payment of deductibles or any outstanding balances must be paid in full before a cycle is started. The billing team is willing to work with a patient to create a payment plan but then a cycle cannot be started until it is completed. They are readily available to speak to and check your benefits.
Describe Doreen Hock's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Hock feels very strongly for eSET to reduce the risk with multiples.
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Doctor
Doreen Hock
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
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Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 28 - 29
2 IVF
Anovulation
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Doctor Hock always called me personally after bad news and discussed all our options. She answers every question in detail and is very kind but also very thorough. She has gotten to know me and my husband personally and seems to genuinely care about us...Dr. Hock has been very thorough and laid our our treatment plan at every step. She adjusts the plan after each test and every bit of additional information that we receive. I appreciate her honesty, but she also gives news very clearly and kindly.
I really like RMANJ. You will not see your doctor at most morning monitoring sessions or procedures, but they manage your care. The team works together well to give good care and everyone I encounter seem to have reviewed my chart and be able to answer my questions...The phlebotomists are excellent...[nurse] Kira is always willing to answer our questions and never seems to get annoyed when we have a lot of questions and concerns. She shows both passion and an ability to answer our questions knowledgeably.
How was your experience with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Hock has been very thorough and laid our our treatment plan at every step. She adjusts the plan after each test and every bit of additional information that we receive. I appreciate her honesty, but she also gives news very clearly and kindly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure you have time to discuss her answers. Dr. Hock will go over all of your questions in detail.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Doctor Hock always called me personally after bad news and discussed all our options. She answers every question in detail and is very kind but also very thorough. She has gotten to know me and my husband personally and seems to genuinely care about us.
Describe the protocols Doreen Hock used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We tried to use the embryos that were generated when I was with a previous doctor. However, after two failed transfers, we did a retreival with RMANJ and Dr. Hock believes that the egg quality will be better. I have also adjusted my diet for several months, which should help egg quality and will hopefully result in a successful transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Kira)
Kira is always willing to answer our questions and never seems to get annoyed when we have a lot of questions and concerns. She shows both passion and an ability to answer our questions knowledgeably.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I really like RMANJ. You will not see your doctor at most morning monitoring sessions or procedures, but they manage your care. The team works together well to give good care and everyone I encounter seem to have reviewed my chart and be able to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
It is pretty efficient and if you get there early, you won't have to wait long. The phlebotomists are excellent.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey.
We had general copays. We also had to pay embryo cryo and storage fees.
Describe Doreen Hock's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
RMANJ believes strongly in single embryo transfer. There have been studies that show that the success rate is higher when only one embryo is transferred. Their theory is that the embryos compete for resources, so it's better to transfer one embryo at a time.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
We did have to call multiple times to have them realize that paperwork had been provided by our previous doctor, but I think that was a miscommunication about how the paperwork from the previous doctor was laid out. They weren't familiar with the format of the information, so they didn't realize that they had it. It was a bit of a headache and required calls between both our previous doctor and RMANJ to get it sorted out with who had our information.
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Doctor
Doreen Hock
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Somerset
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
7
8
Age 38 - 39
11 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Hock was warm and friendly and compassionate. She was very easy to work with. We were very happy under her care. When we experienced a chemical pregnancy she was very delicate with us and helped us deal with the disappointment.... Just to be aware that you won't always get to see Dr. Hock and that the patient should be prepared for that....I had already had two successful ovulation induction cycles from when we lived in London
RMA [of NJ] is such a large organization that you don't necessarily see your primary doctor all that often. The nurse who was in charge of my contact was quite cold and unfriendly. That is really what kept Dr. Hock from getting full grades.... Everyone else (other than the nurse) that I came into contact with was so friendly and warm and sensitive in their manner and approach. RMA is a large organization and yet I still felt well taken care of.
How was your experience with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Hock was warm and friendly and compassionate. She was very easy to work with. We were very happy under her care. When we experienced a chemical pregnancy she was very delicate with us and helped us deal with the disappointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Just to be aware that you won't always get to see Dr. Hock and that the patient should be prepared for that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
RMA is such a large organization that you don't necessarily see your primary doctor all that often. The nurse who was in charge of my contact was quite cold and unfriendly. That is really what kept Dr. Hock from getting full grades.
Describe the protocols Doreen Hock used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I had already had two successful ovulation induction cycles from when we lived in London, so Dr. Hock immediately went with the same approach. The first resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The second resulted in triplets who are five years old now! We were not prepared for the high chance of high order multiples from ovulation induction.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey.
I felt that the primary nurse was cold and unfriendly. I would have preferred the option to switch nurses. She was not great at getting back to me and she was not very sensitive. I am quite sure that she is no longer there though.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Everyone else (other than the nurse) that I came into contact with was so friendly and warm and sensitive in their manner and approach. RMA is a large organization and yet I still felt well taken care of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey.
I don't recall.
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Doctor
Doreen Hock
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Somerset
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Doreen Hock] gets to know you on a personal level! She call at all hours of the day/night to check in on you. She is caring and empathetic and reassuring...She is thorough and explains everything step by step. She calls all the time to keep you informed. She is there for you through every failure and success cheering you on...Dr hock adjusted our protocol and medicine after the failed ivf transfer. She monitored me very closely.
The clinic [RMA of New Jersey] is awesome. RMA are the most knowledgeable doctors and staff. The clinic definitely prioritizes you as a patient. They are welcoming and always efficient. The phlebotomists are always talking to you and thanking you for being patient...Morning monitoring is done between the early hours of the day before work to keep it convenient for you. There is an app that tells you wait times. You can use that to help find a good time to go!
How was your experience with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Hock cares for her patients! She is thorough and explains everything step by step. She calls all the time to keep you informed. She is there for you through every failure and success cheering you on!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Be patient - everything happens for a reason!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Hock gets to know you on a personal level! She call at all hours of the day/night to check in on you. She is caring and empathetic and reassuring!
Describe the protocols Doreen Hock used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Dr hock adjusted our protocol and medicine after the failed ivf transfer. She monitored me very closely.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Cathy O.)
My nurse was excellent. She always kept me informed and was always reassuring!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is awesome. RMA are the most knowledgeable doctors and staff. The clinic definitely prioritizes you as a patient. They are welcoming and always efficient. The phlebotomists are always talking to you and thanking you for being patient.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring is done between the early hours of the day before work to keep it convenient for you. There is an app that tells you wait times. You can use that to help find a good time to go!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Doreen Hock at RMA of New Jersey.
My treatments were covered by insurance.
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Doreen Hock
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Somerset
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