Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 85%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 9%9.1
85% strongly recommend
36 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
9.7
9.7
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.7
6.7
Frequency Seen

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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

LGBTQ Care
8
8
LGBTQ Care

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Responsiveness
8.1
Good
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Education

Medical School
U of Texas
Residency
Med U of S Carolina
Fellowship
U of Texas Southwestern

How Doctor Communicates

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Edward Tarnawa works at

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 11%8.8

At 4 offices

Columbia
3 Medical Park Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)-726-3600
Asheville
76 Peachtree Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
(828)-210-8284
Greenville
17 Caledon Ct.
Greenville, SC 29615
(864)-232-7734
Spartanburg
1330 Boiling Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864)-583-2669
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2020 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 25 - 27
1 IVF
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tarnawa always sat down with us to help us understand the things that needed to be done and afterwards, why they happened a certain way. We were always greeted and asked how we were. He showed compassion throughout and even after our time with him...He leaves no stone unturned when he is making sure that everyone of his patients has the best possibly for success in whatever they may be trying to achieve.
I really enjoyed going to this [PREG] clinic. It made me feel welcomed everytime I walked through the door, which was alot. They make sure that you have the best understanding of what is going on and what needs to be done...The nursing staff was very helpful and compassionate...I agree with his approach to eSET.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I absolutely loved being Dr. Tarnawa's patient. He had the biggest heart and most compassion I have ever seen in any doctor. He leaves no stone unturned when he is making sure that everyone of his patients has the best possibly for success in whatever they may be trying to achieve.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The best advice I can give is to let Doctor Tarnawa do whatever test or procedure he believes is necessary. No matter how much you don't want it or even if you think it is unnecessary. He is trying to give you the best chance possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa always sat down with us to help us understand the things that needed to be done and afterwards, why they happened a certain way. We were always greeted and asked how we were. He showed compassion throughout and even after our time with him.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
When I first started seeing Doctor Tarnawa I was all but ready to start an IUI cycle with my former doctor. At our first appointment he sat down with my husband and I and went over what he thought of our previous plans and what he believed should be done. After discussions we decided since I am a carrier of DMD that we would go with an IVF cycle with PGT. Being overweight I needed to reach a certain BMI in order for the IVF to be done. Once I achieved the weight goal and went through all the testing he required, ultrasounds, genetic test for my parents, and medication for embryo retrieval. He retrieved 3 eggs, 2 became embryos, and 1 egg came back genetically normal. He found that I had a uterine polyp and preformed the removal of it. I went through the medication procedure and he transferred my one embryo, which didn't take. He checked in on my husband and I afterwards and gave us hope for the future.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Courtney Cutler )
The nursing staff was very helpful and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I really enjoyed going to this clinic. It made me feel welcomed everytime I walked through the door, which was alot. They make sure that you have the best understanding of what is going on and what needs to be done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My insurance provided a once in a lifetime $20000 fertility treatment coverage and $10000 fertility medication coverage. The clinic dealt with the insurance company and I just paid copays.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I agree with his approach to eSET.
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Edward Tarnawa
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Adaptability
10
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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Verified

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 35 - 36
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Typically his approach is single embryo transfer for lessening the risk of multiples...Dr. Tarnawa is both empathetic and factual. Meaning, he helps my husband and I understand the steps involved in our plan detail by detail...We used a Clomid protocol at first for IUI. That gave me a bad headache so we switched to Letrozole. For IVF we used a more aggressive protocol..
This is a newer branch of PREG so I think they’re working on the need for more staff or equipment to be able to do more of the IVF procedures at the Lowcountry location. The only comment I’d make is for my husband. When we have gone in for his sample he said the rooms are not very comfortable for him and there isn’t usually tissues or sink or anything for him...my main nurse and is just such a fast responder and compassionate human
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa is both empathetic and factual. Meaning, he helps my husband and I understand the steps involved in our plan detail by detail. He has drawn pictures for us and taken phone calls to help us feel good about our decisions and walk us through the facts while being very patient and understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Be flexible. Just because there’s a protocol in place doesn’t mean it’s an exact science. We have changed our plans a little but that’s all it is. Readjusting and taking small steps. Never be afraid to ask your questions! That’s what they’re there for.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Both Dr. Tarnawa and nurses working with me never ever forget my case details. They’re emphatic and also realistic and help us understand the science and “why” which I appreciate. I have never felt unheard and there’s always a plan.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
We used a Clomid protocol at first for IUI. That gave me a bad headache so we switched to Letrozole. For IVF we used a more aggressive protocol. BC 5 days before starting my new cycle and Gonal f and low dose Hcg. I did that antagonist protocol for 4 days and unfortunately a lead follicle took off. Instead this time we are using estrace and omnitrope with Gonal f and hcg to help the follicles grow together. We start this round tomorrow.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Katie Walker)
Katie is my main nurse and is just such a fast responder and compassionate human. I feel so comfortable with her and know that when I write in or call she always responds that day and gets me in when needed. The whole staff is lovely and I feel like they all care and just make you feel good in a tough situation.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I was able to get in so much sooner than the other local place. This is a newer branch of PREG so I think they’re working on the need for more staff or equipment to be able to do more of the IVF procedures at the Lowcountry location. The only comment I’d make is for my husband. When we have gone in for his sample he said the rooms are not very comfortable for him and there isn’t usually tissues or sink or anything for him. But that’s it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
It was about $12k or $15k for IVF with genetic testing. I don’t know that that includes meds. IUI was around $1000 first time and $600 the next without the HSG test.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Typically his approach is single embryo transfer for lessening the risk of multiples. I don’t see an issue with this if it’s a safer approach.
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Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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Verified

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2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 31
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tarnawa] never makes our appointments feel rushed or he needs to get to the next patient in his very busy schedule. Anytime I feel like I’m spiraling the second I meet with him about my concerns or confusion he immediately puts me at ease...He always put my mind at ease with his extensive knowledge. I would love to see him more in the treatments but at the same time he is always willing to jump on a call or schedule a meeting if necessary...
Their [nurses at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] compassion in telling us devastating news and their joy in celebrating the wins along with us is everything! Also having a nurse say she’s praying for you is the most comforting thing I’ve ever experienced in a medical setting. They answer all of my 50 million questions with 0 frustrations while being short staffed and dealing with countless other patients...
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He always put my mind at ease with his extensive knowledge. I would love to see him more in the treatments but at the same time he is always willing to jump on a call or schedule a meeting if necessary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Don’t be afraid to ask a million questions and come prepared for your meetings so you get the best of your time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He never makes our appointments feel rushed or he needs to get to the next patient in his very busy schedule. Anytime I feel like I’m spiraling the second I meet with him about my concerns or confusion he immediately puts me at ease.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I have endometriosis and one blocked Fallopian tube and my husband has low sperm count. Husband was put on clomid which we saw amazing results with that treatment for him. We were given a less than 5% chance of getting pregnant on our own and that IVF would be the best option for us. He didn’t think that IUI would work for us but was willing to give us 3 chances. After that he felt we would be throwing money away. (Loved the honesty!) We did our first IUI in October and resulted in a biochemical pregnancy. We were devastated. We had never seen a positive pregnancy test before and they short lived joy of that was really hard when we got our blood test results. Dr. Tarnawa and the nurses explained what that meant and why it can happen and gave us so much peace. We had to skip November’s cycle due to hormone levels taking awhile to come back to normal. We were scheduled to do another IUI in December and found out the day before Christmas that our IUI was cancelled due to my dominant follicle being on the side with the blocked tube. (Devastated was an understatement.) We did our second IUI in January and we were both on clomid and I had 1 trigger shot. We also did daily progesterone vaginal suppositories to help in case my lining was too thin and that could be a reason for a biochemical pregnancy. We found out 2 weeks later that it didn’t work. (4th month in a row of devastating news.) We met with Dr. Tarnawa in January and had the hard conversation of deciding to skip our 3rd IUI opportunity and moving to IVF. IVF increases our chances from 5% to 65%. I have a very high AMH which should give good results in follicle counts and eliminating the need to follow my bodies natural cycle and eliminating the use of the Fallopian tubes should give us the best results in having our own family!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Katie and Krystal)
I don’t know how we could have survived the last 4 months without Katie and Krystal. Their compassion in telling us devastating news and their joy in celebrating the wins along with us is everything! Also having a nurse say she’s praying for you is the most comforting thing I’ve ever experienced in a medical setting. They answer all of my 50 million questions with 0 frustrations while being short staffed and dealing with countless other patients! Can not say enough good things about them!
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The strengths are the staff. They’ve become like extended family members. Always remembering what’s happening in our life outside of the treatment. I’d say a weakness is that they seem short staffed as we’ve gone on with the clinic and more couples are going to them now that they expanded into the area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I believe we are at about $5,000 and it will being jumping to $20,000 in the next 2 months.
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Edward Tarnawa
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Explained risks
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10
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Asheville
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2022, Unsuccessful
5
7
Age 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
4th of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Tarnawa and I only spoke by phone due to him being in a different city. I spent a good bit of the time speaking with the nurses he had in charge of the IVF process. He would keep a close eye on all my scans and work done and adjust things as needed based on results. I felt confident that he was doing what was best for the optimal results...If you are not going to the Charleston, SC be prepared to be seen by another Dr. instead of him, although all results do go to him and he makes the final decisions...
My Nurses [at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] did a great job at communicating with me throughout the process. I felt I could reach them at anytime throughout the process whenever I needed to. They answered every question I had...wish I got more information on the embryos as they were developing and why some may not have made it. While I only had one it would have been good to know what happened to the few others that started to show signs of developing...
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa and I only spoke by phone due to him being in a different city. I spent a good bit of the time speaking with the nurses he had in charge of the IVF process. He would keep a close eye on all my scans and work done and adjust things as needed based on results. I felt confident that he was doing what was best for the optimal results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
If you are not going to the Charleston, SC be prepared to be seen by another Dr. instead of him, although all results do go to him and he makes the final decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was great with explaining everything to us when we started with him. It was hard to communicate or see him while going through the process due to being in two different cities, but he always made sure there was someone to take care of us in his absence.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
There were a few set backs in my process. The first occured whenever we were completing egg retrieval. My hormonal levels were not where they were suppose to be, he then waited another week to see if my follicles would grow even more and adjusted my medication. That seemed to help a lot. We also had a set back before transfer time, where my hormone levels and my lining of my uterus were not quite where they needed to be. He then decided to wait a week to give it more time before we moved forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My Nurses did a great job at communicating with me throughout the process. I felt I could reach them at anytime throughout the process whenever I needed to. They answered every question I had.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I thought the staff was very friendly and did a great job at explaining each thing that was happening through the process. I felt that they showed great empathy as my results were not where I wanted them to be, but they were thurough in being sure to set up another appointment to help explain things to me. There are a few things I wish were a little more available and there for patients. The first is I wish they had some way to help patients when the IVF process fails to help them financially be able to afford the process. Having to save 12,000 and hand it over between procedures and medicine is very hard to do, then to have something fail and feel like you have to do it all over again is gut wrenching; especially if you only had one embryo to start. I also wish I got more information on the embryos as they were developing and why some may not have made it. While I only had one it would have been good to know what happened to the few others that started to show signs of developing. After handing over $6,000 to them I felt like they then had me come in for more tests, this was fine but that money I felt should have been included in the original price, it was stressful knowing that for the next 2-3 times I came I still owed them money a week after almost cleaning out my savings.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
$6,000, after insurance
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Edward Tarnawa
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7
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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2019 - 2021, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 39 - 41
6 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Tarnawa has been great each time that I have met him. He took over Dr. Singleton's practice and took the time to introduce himself. He always explains himself very clearly and makes sure that you leave your consultation/office visit understanding what treatment/procedures lie ahead...he was very polite and caring. He took the time to explain procedures, freely gave recommendations and answered questions.
PREG lowcountry is wonderful. You will feel welcomed as soon as you walk through those doors! The environment is hopeful, peaceful, and calming. The ladies from the front desk to the back are friendly and try to help make you feel at ease during a stressful time...The nursing staff at PREG lowcountry have been wonderful. They are great with communicating and keeping in touch during treatment.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa has been great each time that I have met him. He took over Dr. Singleton's practice and took the time to introduce himself. He always explains himself very clearly and makes sure that you leave your consultation/office visit understanding what treatment/procedures lie ahead.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Do it...become a patient! Be at ease and take that first move...you won't regret it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I have met with him three times. One virtually and two in person. All three times, he was very polite and caring. He took the time to explain procedures, freely gave recommendations and answered questions.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
The iui that I had he prescribed clomid. This was my first time using Clomid and he made sure that monitoring was involved and then prior to the iui the trigger shot was given with the iui in 36 hours. Unfortunately, the procedure resulted in a negative pregnancy test. It is by no means a result of what Dr. Tarnawa did or didn't do. My God is the creator of life and Dr. Tarnawa is a tool used to help obtain this precious life. I'm a little older being 40, so we have decided that the 6th iui would be the last and we would be moving on the IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Courtney and Katie)
The nursing staff at PREG lowcountry have been wonderful. They are great with communicating and keeping in touch during treatment.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
PREG lowcountry is wonderful. You will feel welcomed as soon as you walk through those doors! The environment is hopeful, peaceful, and calming. The ladies from the front desk to the back are friendly and try to help make you feel at ease during a stressful time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The procedure for the iui cost roughly 2500 with medications included. We are currently looking at doing IVF and the estimates in prices were from 9700 to 12 700 without meds.
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Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
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9
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Greenville
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2019, Successful
7
7
Age 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa] Needs better bedside manner, Very educated, Not personable, Knows he job but does just that, Should be more active in all appointments and follow ups. I had two different doctors for retrieval and transfer.. Not invested in each patient or the situation...Just like he was going through the same old BS script he probably says to everyone
[PREG] Not personable, get passes around alot, financially driven, just felt like a number. End result was what they were paid to do so I can't complain. But they should assign one doctor or team to every patient instead of never seeing the same face twice...Very expensive, financial advisor not helpful, worthless pamphlets in a folder some not even up to date
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Needs better bedside manner, Very educated, Not personable, Knows he job but does just that, Should be more active in all appointments and follow ups. I had two different doctors for retrieval and transfer.. Not invested in each patient or the situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Ask alot of questions, ask specifically to continue appointments with only 1 doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Could work on bedside manner, didn't make us fell like a priority... Just like he was going through the same old BS script he probably says to everyone
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Male based infertility, so we did pills/shots to increase egg count for retrevel, shots are scary but well worth the result. Did egg retrevel and several sperm samples. Did 5 day embryo transfer which was bumped up for reasons unknown they wanted me to come in sooner. Resulted in singleton pregnancy with a live birth and now healthy happy 2yr old.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
At PREG columbia you almost always see a different face!! Patient care should be more personable and one on one. PREG is financially driven but I can't complain they did what they were paid to do
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Not personable, get passes around alot, financially driven, just felt like a number. End result was what they were paid to do so I can't complain. But they should assign one doctor or team to every patient instead of never seeing the same face twice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Schedule was planned, pretty basic, to the point, never seen the same person twice, there was even a stu
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Very expensive, financial advisor not helpful, worthless pamphlets in a folder some not even up to date
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I understand there are great risk with multiple transfer but they should do what the patient wants. Just explain everything upfront and let them decide
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Edward Tarnawa
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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2019, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 34
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
After me and my husband's last failed IUI we had a consultant with Dr. Tarnawa and he talked with us about the IVF process. Dr. Tarnawa took his time to explain the process and even drew a picture to help us visually see, since I am a visual person. Going into the consultation I was nervous and was thinking of the worst, but Dr. Tarnawa made me and my husband feel comfortable and we did not feel like a number. When we left the consultation we felt hopeful.
The clinic [PREG] was very flexible and they made special adjustments for me due to my work schedule. I was always greeted by the front desk staff and they would automatically check me in. One weakness was that the clinic did lose a staff member that handled insurance/billing and she was really good. ... The nurses were very patient and kind. They responded back to calls in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The first time I met with Dr. Tarnawa was during my chemical pregnancy. It was urgent that I came in for a ulItrasound to make sure it was not ectopic. It was the holiday season and my primary doctor was not available. Dr. Tarnawa was very patient and kind. He explained everything before it happened and was proactive with the next steps that needed to happen. After me and my husband's last failed IUI we had a consultant with Dr. Tarnawa and he talked with us about the IVF process. Dr. Tarnawa took his time to explain the process and even drew a picture to help us visually see, since I am a visual person. Going into the consultation I was nervous and was thinking of the worst, but Dr. Tarnawa made me and my husband feel comfortable and we did not feel like a number. When we left the consultation we felt hopeful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
That I would highly recommend him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The doctor prior was normally at a different location although he was very good but now I get a chance to speak with my doctor face to face without having to communicate with a nurse most of the time.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
My primary doctor Dr. Nichols who was great developed my treatment strategies. Most communication and plans were discussed with his nurse.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nurses were very patient and kind. They responded back to calls in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The clinic was very flexible and they made special adjustments for me due to my work schedule. I was always greeted by the front desk staff and they would automatically check me in. One weakness was that the clinic did lose a staff member that handled insurance/billing and she was really good.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Most of my treatment was with Dr. Nichols. Cannot recall.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
N/A
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Edward Tarnawa
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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Verified

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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 28
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Sales Representative
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr T [Tarnawa] is AMAZING. I suffered a previous miscarriage, and am a very “needy” and anxious patient. He takes time to explain everything in detail, and takes time to answer any questions and concerns you may have. He doesn’t sugar coat things and is very straight forward which I like, but has a very warm bedside manor.... At PREG, I only see Dr T as he is always in Columbia.
Love this clinic! Organized, professional, clean, efficient. At PREG you are ALWAYS treated like a person and NEVER like a number. Everyone from the sweet lab tech, Ms Jenny, (I hate having blood drawn and she comforts me) to the nursing staff to the doctors are nothing short of amazing. If you live in the midlands area, I would 10/10 recommend PREG. Trust me-I’ve been to other clinics and this far surpasses that!
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr T is AMAZING. I suffered a previous miscarriage, and am a very “needy” and anxious patient. He takes time to explain everything in detail, and takes time to answer any questions and concerns you may have. He doesn’t sugar coat things and is very straight forward which I like, but has a very warm bedside manor. He is very very intelligent and I completely trust his opinion in my treatment. I am currently pregnant from my first round of IVF. He is monitoring me very closely, and I feel as though I have the best doctor in Columbia. I went to another clinic in lexington that also had a location in Charleston. You have to rotate doctors there, or travel to see the same one. At PREG, I only see Dr T as he is always in Columbia.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Trust him!!! He knows what he is talking about!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr T takes time to understand the needs of his patient. He came to me highly recommended by a good friend, as she felt the same.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Vining)
Ashley is an angel. Seriously if I could give her the world I would! She takes so much time to personally make sure I am comfortable and communicated with. I have high anxiety and she has helped me tremendously with that through this IVF process.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Love this clinic! Organized, professional, clean, efficient. At PREG you are ALWAYS treated like a person and NEVER like a number. Everyone from the sweet lab tech, Ms Jenny, (I hate having blood drawn and she comforts me) to the nursing staff to the doctors are nothing short of amazing. If you live in the midlands area, I would 10/10 recommend PREG. Trust me-I’ve been to other clinics and this far surpasses that!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I opted to do IVF with genetic testing. I am not sure of the cost, but the genetic testing was worth the extra money to me due to my previous miscarriage.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
10
9
Age 33
1 IVF
Surrogacy
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tarnawa was thorough and patient. He explained things well and never seemed to be rushing us out the door. He seems to be a genuine person who cares about his patients. His greatest weakness is that he left my clinic and moved to another state!... Dr. Tarnawa took a lot of time to talk to us from the beginning, and I felt like he always remembered our particular situation at each visit.... We did a freeze-all IVF cycle using Bravelle, Menopur, and Ganirelix injections.
The nursing staff [Fertility Center of Dallas] was friendly and efficient. We typically saw the same person each time and she was always helpful in providing information or answering questions. The staff was small so sometimes things were a little rushed.... The front desk staff and lab tech are all very friendly. The embryologist Dr. Zhang seems excellent and is helpful in answering any questions about your embryos.... the total of everything from the egg retrieval, PGS, transfer, and medications came in around $25,000.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Fertility Center of Dallas?
Dr. Tarnawa was thorough and patient. He explained things well and never seemed to be rushing us out the door. He seems to be a genuine person who cares about his patients. His greatest weakness is that he left my clinic and moved to another state!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Fertility Center of Dallas?
I'd encourage any patient of any doctor to learn as much about their own situation as possible and ask any questions you have. Once you feel comfortable that you have all the information you need, trust Dr. Tarnawa to do the best he can to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Fertility Center of Dallas?
Dr. Tarnawa took a lot of time to talk to us from the beginning, and I felt like he always remembered our particular situation at each visit.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Dallas and their degree of success.
We did a freeze-all IVF cycle using Bravelle, Menopur, and Ganirelix injections. After egg retrieval, we did ICSI followed later by PGS testing of the embryos. This was all done because we were "unexplained" and didn't know where our problem was so we decided to do as much as we could to ensure this was the only retrieval cycle we'd have to do. When we did the frozen transfer I was on birth control, lupron injections, estrogen patches and PIO injections followed by suppositories. Our first and only cycle with Dr. Tarnawa was successful and resulted in the birth of our daughter.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Dallas.
The nursing staff was friendly and efficient. We typically saw the same person each time and she was always helpful in providing information or answering questions. The staff was small so sometimes things were a little rushed.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Dallas.
Dr. Tarnawa is no longer with this clinic so that is a weakness, but overall the clinic was good. It's relatively small so you see familiar faces each time, but that can also cause the staff to get backed up and rushed. The front desk staff and lab tech are all very friendly. The embryologist Dr. Zhang seems excellent and is helpful in answering any questions about your embryos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Fertility Center of Dallas.
I don't recall specifics, but I believe that the total of everything from the egg retrieval, PGS, transfer, and medications came in around $25,000. We were completely out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Fertility Center of Dallas
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
3
6
Age 27
PCOS
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
The doctor [Edward Tarnawa] spend more time discussing my weight than PCOS or treatment options...was great at explaining PCOS to me and going through all the initial blood test results...I felt like I was a number instead of a human. He recommended weight loss surgery - something that is major and permanent (also something my insurance doesn't cover). Despite telling him that I could get letters from my therapist, psychiatrist, and dietician that weight loss was not safe for me, he pushed it.
I loved that after meeting with the doctor [at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group], I met with someone from financial that gave me a printout of what my insurance would cover and what it wouldn't, as well as potential costs. This made it helpful to think about long-term planning - going for IUI vs. IVF, etc. They also knew my insurance coverage well to know what BCBS would consider "infertility."...I was told they would only call with my blood test results if there was something wrong. If there was nothing wrong, they would just shoot me an email with the results and I wouldn't need a follow-up appointment. Then they called wanting to discuss my results which resulted in a few hours of panic, thinking something was wrong with my test results. Turns out they just wanted to go over the test results regardless.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
While Dr. Tarnawa was great at explaining PCOS to me and going through all the initial blood test results, I felt like I was a number instead of a human. He recommended weight loss surgery - something that is major and permanent (also something my insurance doesn't cover). Despite telling him that I could get letters from my therapist, psychiatrist, and dietician that weight loss was not safe for me, he pushed it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
If you're a standard weight, it's fine. Come with lots of questions! He is good at answering them and putting you at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The doctor spend more time discussing my weight than PCOS or treatment options.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I loved that after meeting with the doctor, I met with someone from financial that gave me a printout of what my insurance would cover and what it wouldn't, as well as potential costs. This made it helpful to think about long-term planning - going for IUI vs. IVF, etc. They also knew my insurance coverage well to know what BCBS would consider "infertility."
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I was told they would only call with my blood test results if there was something wrong. If there was nothing wrong, they would just shoot me an email with the results and I wouldn't need a follow-up appointment. Then they called wanting to discuss my results which resulted in a few hours of panic, thinking something was wrong with my test results. Turns out they just wanted to go over the test results regardless.
3
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
8
9
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Immunological
Unexplained
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I felt like Dr. Tarnawa listened to our needs and wants and didn’t question our decisions. He also gave us honest suggestions but gave us the ability to choose our treatment...He was easy to communicate with and easily accessible as well. We lived 2 hours from his office and felt that he respected our time given the travel we had to put into our treatment. He answered our questions and respected our decision to agressively pursue pregnancy.
Karen [nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] was amazing. She shared her own experiences with infertility with me which gave me hope and a true human connection...The staff was wonderful about explaining the charges and had a nice “cash” fee discount...Beautiful office, clean, friendly staff. We always felt calm even though we were going through such a stressful time. We loved that they offered seminars and educational opportunities internally. Everyone was very compassionate there making it a very pleasant experience even when we were not in the best of spirits.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was easy to communicate with and easily accessible as well. We lived 2 hours from his office and felt that he respected our time given the travel we had to put into our treatment. He answered our questions and respected our decision to agressively pursue pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Don’t be afraid to tell him your concerns or be embarrassed of your goals. He will fulfill them for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I felt like Dr. Tarnawa listened to our needs and wants and didn’t question our decisions. He also gave us honest suggestions but gave us the ability to choose our treatment.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Bloodwork, ovulation observation, examination, x-ray and opening of Fallopian tubes, clomid, HCG, IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Karen)
Karen was amazing. She shared her own experiences with infertility with me which gave me hope and a true human connection. She is a beautiful person and helped me in so many ways that she will never know.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Beautiful office, clean, friendly staff. We always felt calm even though we were going through such a stressful time. We loved that they offered seminars and educational opportunities internally. Everyone was very compassionate there making it a very pleasant experience even when we were not in the best of spirits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Our insurance did not cover infertility. The staff was wonderful about explaining the charges and had a nice “cash” fee discount
8
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Tarnawa always took our ideas into account. He would explain why we were doing certain things. He always made himself readily available for us when we had questions. We are currently suffering from reoccurring loss with normal embryos and he’s been very compassionate while telling us what he thinks. He has been by far one of the best drs we’ve had fertility and non fertility wise and would constantly recommend him...
The nurses [at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] were always amazing. They showed compassion and we’re always responsive...The (Charleston) clinic was very prompt in responses. Appointments took no time and I never had to worry how long to get in. The Columbia one was a little more busy and harder to get initial appointments too...
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr Tarnawa always took our ideas into account. He would explain why we were doing certain things. He always made himself readily available for us when we had questions. We are currently suffering from reoccurring loss with normal embryos and he’s been very compassionate while telling us what he thinks. He has been by far one of the best drs we’ve had fertility and non fertility wise and would constantly recommend him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Trust his advice. If you have any questions ask! He’s very easy to talk to and has thought out explanations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr T always took my feelings and considerations into account. He explained everything to its full extent, and never made us feel like just a number.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Transfers- Lupron depot, Estradiol, PIO, letrozole, northindrone, lovenox, medrol
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Katie and Crystal )
The nurses were always amazing. They showed compassion and we’re always responsive
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The (Charleston) clinic was very prompt in responses. Appointments took no time and I never had to worry how long to get in. The Columbia one was a little more busy and harder to get initial appointments too.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
After multiple chemicals and a miscarriage we were recommended to transfer 2.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 31
4 IUI
Anovulation
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. Tarnawa] reviewed my treatment and diagnosis at my previous clinic and was willing to explain my diagnosis in more detail than my previous RE and was open to hearing what my experience has been like and how I want to proceed. ... He was very attentive, engaged, and compassionate and I felt that he was really interested in why I was there and how he could help me.
The clinic [PREG] is well run and they were very responsive to my appointment requests and able to get me in very soon and work with my limited availability. The clinic is clean and feels welcoming. I got any information I needed very quickly and they communicated with me very well. ... The nurses were friendly and compassionate and made me feel very comfortable.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He reviewed my treatment and diagnosis at my previous clinic and was willing to explain my diagnosis in more detail than my previous RE and was open to hearing what my experience has been like and how I want to proceed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Don't be afraid to ask questions or express concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was very attentive, engaged, and compassionate and I felt that he was really interested in why I was there and how he could help me.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I haven't done any cycles with him but will do IVF if my current IUI fails.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nurses were friendly and compassionate and made me feel very comfortable.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The clinic is well run and they were very responsive to my appointment requests and able to get me in very soon and work with my limited availability. The clinic is clean and feels welcoming. I got any information I needed very quickly and they communicated with me very well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
No costs yet.
9
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 40 - 42
5 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Edward Tarnawa] was an excellent doctor. I'd see him again. I just hate that the embryos didnt take. Id love to try it again, but I dont have enough cash. He was always on time. Told us the good and the bad and always offered the best solutions...I think that he did everything by the book. Was clinical and straight forward and easy to access.
They [Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] had everything mapped out to times and dates, and what to take and everything. It was a nice experience. Just hate that we didnt get a baby out of the deal...nice. clean. i had one nurse that i didnt particularly care for. I was able to talk to the clinic manager and we got everything taken care of. Everything was good in regards to everything else though.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was an excellent doctor. I'd see him again. I just hate that the embryos didnt take. Id love to try it again, but I dont have enough cash. He was always on time. Told us the good and the bad and always offered the best solutions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I think that he did everything by the book. Was clinical and straight forward and easy to access.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Excellent bed-side manners and very easy to talk to.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
They had everything mapped out to times and dates, and what to take and everything. It was a nice experience. Just hate that we didnt get a baby out of the deal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: cant remember off hand. )
they were good overall.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
nice. clean. i had one nurse that i didnt particularly care for. I was able to talk to the clinic manager and we got everything taken care of. Everything was good in regards to everything else though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
It was high. But it was what we expected.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Everything was fine. They did all that they could.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27
IUI
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Edward Tarnawa] is such a genuine and understanding doctor. Very smart, he made us so confident about pregnancy which was something we had lost and thought never to be found again. He is the really deal. He will be the next big name in IVF treatment for the state of S.C... His knowledge and skill makes him good at what he does. Very intuitive and genuiley wants the same outcome as we do.
[The staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group is] Super nice and very warm and inviting for a situation all might not be comfortable with. From the check in to the check out they don’t miss a step. You are always informed and we sometimes felt we had the whole staff dedicated to us and only us, even though there were many other patients
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He is such a genuine and understanding doctor. Very smart, he made us so confident about pregnancy which was something we had lost and thought never to be found again. He is the really deal. He will be the next big name in IVF treatment for the state of S.C
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Don’t waste your time going to anyone else but him. You won’t regret it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
His knowledge and skill makes him good at what he does. Very intuitive and genuiley wants the same outcome as we do. In my opinion, he will be the next big thing as IFV progresses, and will be sought out my many couples to come.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Great! Very well informed and always kept great contact.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Super nice and very warm and inviting for a situation all might not be comfortable with. From the check in to the check out they don’t miss a step. You are always informed and we sometimes felt we had the whole staff dedicated to us and only us, even though there were many other patients.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
10 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Tarnawa is] Very personanable and understanding. Always go above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and explains everything very well. When I leave his office I don’t have a question that hasn’t been answered for that visit.... Letrozole. 2 wand ultrasounds. Scheduled intercourse. And 2 weeks later pregnancy test... The front desk [PREG] knows my name right when I walk in. Holly is so sweet. Everyone always seems to be in a good mood and seriously loves their patients. Once again, never leave a appointment without my questions answered, specially when it comes to insurance.
No weaknesses. Always calls and checks on me. The front desk [PREG] knows my name right when I walk in. Holly is so sweet. Everyone always seems to be in a good mood and seriously loves their patients. Once again, never leave a appointment without my questions answered, specially when it comes to insurance.... [Cost Of Treatment] Over $2000 for one year so far... [Dr. Tarnawa is] Very personanable and understanding.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Very personanable and understanding. Always go above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and explains everything very well. When I leave his office I don’t have a question that hasn’t been answered for that visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
You made a good choice
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Letrozole. 2 wand ultrasounds. Scheduled intercourse. And 2 weeks later pregnancy test
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
No weaknesses. Always calls and checks on me. The front desk knows my name right when I walk in. Holly is so sweet. Everyone always seems to be in a good mood and seriously loves their patients. Once again, never leave a appointment without my questions answered, specially when it comes to insurance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Over $2000 for one year so far
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr.Edward Tarnawa] took the time to get to know us and hear our personal story and fertility troubles...He is very respectful of our wants and desires and never once made us feel unheard...he suggested the IVF procedure for us since we had been trying for a little over two years with no luck and have a history of secondary infertility...we chose to do clomid and injectables because it was the cheapest option
[PREG nurse] always make you feel comfortable and supported during every visit and procedure...they could improve on is on phone answering. Sometimes it can take a couple tries to get through to them...[cost] $110 for SA $500 iui $190 day 12 ultrasound 12,500 for IVF not including meds...Dr. Tarnawa suggested the IVF procedure for us since we had been trying for a little over two years with no luck and have a history of secondary infertility,
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa won us over with his kind smile and greeting as soon as we first met him! He has always made sure we were very comfortable and took time to really listen to our story and fertility background. We love that he listens but love even more that he cares enough to share information about himself and his family! He is very respectful of our wants and desires and never once made us feel unheard or uncomfortable when expressing our thoughts and beliefs. He is always really great at explaining every step with understandable language and drawings for us. We have always loved the way he tells us our realistic chances but also reassures us with statistical hope at the same time. Almost every doctor has mastered the knowledge of their specialty, but a great doctor is also one that takes time to really care and know their patient and Dr. Tarnawa has mastered both. He not only remembers our faces when we meet but also our personal story without having to read it in a chart. While I wish that I had something to critique Dr. Tarnawa about to make this review more balanced, he really is the best doctor my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and we look forward to working with him till our prayers are answered with a BFP!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
One piece of advice that I would give a prospective patient of Dr. Tarnawa is to not be afraid to express their hopes, dreams, goals or fears to him. He is always ready to listen and answer any questions you have and will never make you feel like a number in a chart!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tanarwa made us feel special from the moment we walked in his office. As soon as we walked in he made sure we were comfortable and took the time to get to know us and hear our personal story and fertility troubles. He has always listened to our concerns and family desires without forcing his opinions on us.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Tarnawa suggested the IVF procedure for us since we had been trying for a little over two years with no luck and have a history of secondary infertility, however we chose to do clomid and injectables because it was the cheapest option. We have not gotten pregnant yet, but because of Dr. Tarnawa laying out all the statistics we knew what results to prepare for and how long it may take!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nurses at PREG in West Columbia are so amazing. I do not have enough kind words to say about them. They always make you feel comfortable and supported during every visit and procedure!
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We love going to PREG in West Columbia. Every doctor and nurse that we have worked with their treat you like you are their one and only patient. The facility is always very clean and organized, however it is the staff's compassion that really makes them an outstanding clinic! The only weakness they could improve on is on phone answering. Sometimes it can take a couple tries to get through to them. But once you do they are always friendly and ready to assist you!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
$110 for SA $500 iui $190 day 12 ultrasound 12,500 for IVF not including meds
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 32 - 33
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Tarnawa took the time to carefully explain to us all our options and the processes involved. He literally spent over an hour and a half with us in our first meeting...He also went above and beyond to look up extra information about a test result that was a little off for me...We started with letrozol and timed intercourse as I was having irregular cycles. We have now moved on to IUI as my husband's count was also a little low
The [PREG] Columbia, SC office has a very clean, welcoming, calming atmosphere. It seems like everyone who works there enjoys it. The staff is very responsive to questions and have called me back within 24 hours every time. I also appreciate that they will come in on weekends if you happen to need them to based on the timing of your cycle...So far, it's been about $1200, after insurance which covers 70% after my deductible
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Very knowledgeable and encouraging. Explained processes in a lot of detail, which is my preference. He also went above and beyond to look up extra information about a test result that was a little off for me. Only reason I rated an 8 instead of a 10 is that we haven't been successful yet, but I am hoping we get there soon!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! He is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to answer, you just have to ask!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa took the time to carefully explain to us all our options and the processes involved. He literally spent over an hour and a half with us in our first meeting, which is longer than most doctors I see have ever spent with me in all appointments combined. He was very encouraging and repeatedly asked if we had questions.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
We started with letrozol and timed intercourse as I was having irregular cycles. We have now moved on to IUI as my husband's count was also a little low. We wanted to be conservative at first since I am relatively young and Dr. T did not think there was a hurry, but we are anxious to start a family so are ready to do IVF if this next round of IUI doesn't work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley, Heather and Amber have all helped!)
I have been seen by Ashley, Heather and Amber and they are all awesome! Amber, in particular, is very warm, reassuring and funny which is great during all the stress. Heather is really knowledgeable and always follows up with Dr. T if there is anything she doesn't know the answer to. I look forward to seeing them when I go in for appointments!
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The Columbia, SC office has a very clean, welcoming, calming atmosphere. It seems like everyone who works there enjoys it. The staff is very responsive to questions and have called me back within 24 hours every time. I also appreciate that they will come in on weekends if you happen to need them to based on the timing of your cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
So far, it's been about $1200, after insurance which covers 70% after my deductible.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
From what I remember in our first meeting, Dr. T says he generally only does single embryo transfer as statistically its just as successful without the stress of twins. As much as I wouldn't mind twins and the idea of only one pregnancy and being done is appealing, I have also heard that it's a much harder pregnancy and much more stress, so I am totally fine with eSET!
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
This was not a big deal, but I was surprised that Dr. T wanted me to do Ovidrel injections as part of the protocol as that was not explicitly stated in our consultation, but then I received a prescription to order the injection. It was cleared up quickly with a phone call.
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Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
10
10
Age 30
Fertility Medications
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa] was a great listener and I could tell he was really hearing me as I told him my story...We only went for the initial consultation and sperm analysis. But, everything he reviewed with me was so thorough. I learned so much in just one appointment...He answered all of my (sometimes annoying) questions...For the first time, I felt confident in our treatment plan and had hope about the future.
[Staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] greeted me and called me by name. I wasn’t just a patient...Nothing felt too clinical and everyone was so nice and compassionate...I could tell they all had a personal connection to their job...I can tell they work well as a team and they actually love their jobs!...With insurance, the most expensive treatment (IVF), would have been around $8000.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I loved my experience seeing Dr. T. He was a great listener and I could tell he was really hearing me as I told him my story. He answered all of my (sometimes annoying) questions. He confirmed some of what I already knew and also pointed out some things I didn’t. I learned so much from my consultation appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I suppose to come prepared with what you want to learn, know, and understand from your appointment. You’ll be in great hands and don’t have anything to worry about. Nothing felt too clinical and everyone was so nice and compassionate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Right when I walked in, everyone greeted me and called me by name. I wasn’t just a patient. Everyone was so kind. The nurse who took me back, asked me about my life. The sweet lady who took my bloodwork even prayed over me. I left in tears from everyone’s kindness.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
We only went for the initial consultation and sperm analysis. But, everything he reviewed with me was so thorough. I learned so much in just one appointment. Crazy enough, I found out I was pregnant on the same day my husband went in for his sperm analysis. However, we miscarried shortly afterward. I have been waiting to go back for a follow-up appointment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nursing staff was excellent! I was in awe of how wonderful they all were. I could tell they all had a personal connection to their job. Even the sweet lady who went over our paperwork, talked about her journey to conceive with me. I can tell they work well as a team and they actually love their jobs! Everyone was laughing and smiling. I felt at ease the entire time I was there.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I’m not sure I know of any weaknesses. All I can speak to are the strengths. Every part of our experience was positive. Our initial consult was everything I dreamed it would be and more. For the first time, I felt confident in our treatment plan and had hope about the future.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
With insurance, the most expensive treatment (IVF), would have been around $8000.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37
7 Fertility Medications
Uterine Fibroids
European
Black or African-American
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I think any doctor can cover the clinical matters, but Dr. T. [Edward Tarnawa] made a point of inquiring about helping me through an anticipated move several hours away. I also felt like I wasn't automatically written off as AMA and he didn't take for granted that another dr. had already performed a surgery (unsuccessfully) a month and a half before. He really listened to my symptoms and made a new plan for me. He took me off of meds that might do more harm than good.
I would advise bew patients to meet with Holly, the financial advisor asap [at PREG-Columbia]. She's incredibly thorough and managed to get everything I need to know for a surgery in hours so that I wouldn't have to worry about post op care interruptions due to insurance changes.... Most of my interactions with the nurses have been over the phone. They are all remarkably kind and very knowledgeable. I see them as very much an extension of the drs there.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was compassionate and caring, but also not afraid to consult with another physician to find the best path forward for me. I think I covered that in my previous answer and I really have no more to add. He was compassionate and caring, but also not afraid to consult with another physician to find the best path forward for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Come with your questions, even the ones that seem pretty silly or like something you think everyone else knows because he does a good job of explaining things on your level and adjusts very well to varying degrees of familiarity with certain topics.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I think any doctor can cover the clinical matters, but Dr. T. made a point of inquiring about helping me through an anticipated move several hours away. I also felt like I wasn't automatically written off as AMA and he didn't take for granted that another dr. had already performed a surgery (unsuccessfully) a month and a half before. He really listened to my symptoms and made a new plan for me. He took me off of meds that might do more harm than good.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
The strategy for me was an abdominal myomectomy after a failed hysterscopic myomectomy. He arrived at that treatment after a SHG and MRI showed at least 3 fibroids inside the uterine cavity. I have had 2 unmedicated cycles of lab work recently and previous records that indicate that I ovulate on my own. Having finally reached 12 weeks post-op, I can try to conceive naturally for 2-3 cycles before intervention.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Most of my interactions with the nurses have been over the phone. They are all remarkably kind and very knowledgeable. I see them as very much an extension of the drs there.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I would advise bew patients to meet with Holly, the financial advisor asap. She's incredibly thorough and managed to get everything I need to know for a surgery in hours so that I wouldn't have to worry about post op care interruptions due to insurance changes.
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Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 38
4 IUI
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Tarnawa has been very thorough with us in discussing each step along the path to pregnancy. ... My wife suffers from PCOS ... When he can tell we may be worried or concerned, he has been quick to provide positive support and words of encouragement. ... He is sharp, and I appreciate that he takes the time to fulling explain things to a point we understand them. ...
Strengths: Compassionate health care provided on a daily basis, thorough communication with patients, genuine concern for our success and feelings, always providing supportive words of encouragement. Weaknesses: Sometimes they [PREG] can be disorganized and at times you may have to wait a little while passed your scheduled appointment time. ... All of the nurses are very welcoming. They greet with smiles and are quick to answer questions.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa is a good communicator and he makes sure to explain not only the recommended course of treatment but also the reason that course of action was chosen. Dr. Tarnawa always provides us with a thorough explanation of the risks and benefits of the various choices facing us. He is sharp, and I appreciate that he takes the time to fulling explain things to a point we understand them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I would just say the he is very busy and you won't see him at every visit, but rest assured he is involved/supervising every step of the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa has been very thorough with us in discussing each step along the path to pregnancy. He made sure to put things into terms we could understand and he always answers the many questions we have for him. When he can tell we may be worried or concerned, he has been quick to provide positive support and words of encouragement.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
My wife suffers from PCOS and does not have a regular cycle/doesn't ovulate on her own. Dr. Tarnawa examined her thoroughly and said that we could take medicine that would cause her to ovulate. He explained clomid and letrozole could both cause ovulation. He told us the positives and negatives of using each and allowed us to make the choice. We went with letrozole and after getting a base line reading of her follicle size, we completed a round of the medication and he began to measure her follicles shortly after to see the growth. He wanted a follicle to reach 20 mm. He also made sure to measure her endometrium to see its thickening. My wife's body responded and a follicle measured 20 mm so a trigger shot of ovidrel was administered. We then had an IUI, not the immediately falling day, but the day after that. The first time we discovered she did not ovulate. He increased the dosage amount of the letrozole for the second IUI attempt and followed the same procedure as before. This time she did ovulate and we home tested positive for pregnancy but it ultimately ended up being a chemical pregnancy. We followed the same procedure for our third IUI and got eleven weeks into a pregnancy but miscarried. We just completed our fourth IUI, again following the same procedure of taking letrozole, three 2.5 tablets per day for seven days, measuring follicle growth and endometrium response, doing a trigger shot after one follicle reaches 20mm or more, and the IUI a day and a half later.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
All of the nurses are very welcoming. They greet with smiles and are quick to answer questions. Each nurse has a unique personality and is very good about being super supportive. They have made us laugh and smile and enjoy being there. They have become part of our family!
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Strengths: Compassionate health care provided on a daily basis, thorough communication with patients, genuine concern for our success and feelings, always providing supportive words of encouragement. Weaknesses: Sometimes they can be disorganized and at times you may have to wait a little while passed your scheduled appointment time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We have to pay for ultrasounds, blood draws, testing, semen analysis, IUIs, consultations, lab work.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We have not engaged in either of those.
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Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26
IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Tarnawa always takes the time to explain everything throughly. ... He always takes time to explain everything in great detail. He does not "sugar coat" the negative side of treatments. ... He does most ultrasounds himself and explains what he is looking out during the scan. He only explains one step of the IVF process at a time. ... He explains the risk at each step of the process but he always gives an explanation of how is going to try to avoid any negative outcomes if possible.
It is easy to become overwhelmed when talking with the financial coordinators at PREG. They sometimes seem un-compassionate. ... Also, they do not give you actual cost until you have had a consultation and ultrasound so you are financially invested. One strength they have is everyone seems to work as a team. Everyone knew exactly where we were in our treatment. The lab staff was excellent and always eased by mind.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa always takes the time to explain everything throughly. I am a ob/gyn nurse and was afraid he was going to assume I already knew about IVF. I was wrong. He always takes time to explain everything in great detail. He does not "sugar coat" the negative side of treatments. He explains the risk at each step of the process but he always gives an explanation of how is going to try to avoid any negative outcomes if possible. He does most ultrasounds himself and explains what he is looking out during the scan. He only explains one step of the IVF process at a time. I am a planner therefore I wanted to know what was going on over the following few weeks. Looking back, I appreciate him taking things one step at a time as I feel that it helped me from becoming overwhelmed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
If there is anything you don't understand, ask! He is great at explaining things on a level you can understand. My husband has no medical background but always had a clear understanding of everything when we left PREG.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
We always feel very welcomed while at PREG. From our first consultation, everyone knew us by name. We are always greeted with a smile and asked how things are going. Dr. Tarnawa spent over an hour at our first consultation getting to know us and our story up to that point. I have always felt that our care was personalized.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specific protocol but I do know we use to lupron trigger instead of a HCG trigger. We had 17 eggs at retrieval. 13 were fertilized. 6 made it to day 5 for cryopreservation. We are waiting for transfer at this point.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Emilie Smith)
All nurses at PREG are very pleasant and helpful. If you ever have questions about anything there is a nursing voicemail you leave a message in and they will call you back the same day. One negative thing about nurse is she is sometimes delayed in doing things you need such as calling in a prescription.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
It is easy to become overwhelmed when talking with the financial coordinators at PREG. They sometimes seem un-compassionate. I was given a big folder full of pamphlets to read and figure out how to pay for my treatment. It can be a bit confusing. Also, they do not give you actual cost until you have had a consultation and ultrasound so you are financially invested. One strength they have is everyone seems to work as a team. Everyone knew exactly where we were in our treatment. The lab staff was excellent and always eased by mind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We do not have fertility coverage so everything was self pay. You must pay the say of your procedure, ultrasound, consultation, etc. The cost they quote you for IVF does not include medications. They give an estimate of what medication will cost. My medication cost more than the estimated amount. They give a breakdown of everything included in the cost of your treatment. Baseline ultrasounds are not included in the cost of IVF.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
PREG gives specific guidelines on the number of embryos you can transfer. Typically one embryo is transfered first.
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Tarnawa is a knowledgeable, kind, understanding, creative and flexible provider. He is through in his explanations and like to get to the bottom of things. He includes the patient in the treatment plan, giving me the option to wait longer to pursue an IUI.... I completed one round of Clomid for 5 days right after my period. Unfortunately my cycle was 42 days which was rare for me so I did have to come in for multiple ultrasounds along the way. I did end up with follicles that we’re mature and received and injection right before the IUI was completed.
[PREG nursing staff was] Friendly and compassionate. Made my experience exciting and fun!... My deducatable had not been met so costs added up to about $700 for me to personally pay for the one IUi because of multiple ultrasounds... Dr Tarnawa is a knowledgeable, kind, understanding, creative and flexible provider. He is through in his explanations and like to get to the bottom of things. He includes the patient in the treatment plan
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr Tarnawa is a knowledgeable, kind, understanding, creative and flexible provider. He is through in his explanations and like to get to the bottom of things. He includes the patient in the treatment plan, giving me the option to wait longer to pursue an IUI. His consultation was detailed and provided me and my husband with lots of information and educational material. I really felt comfortable around him and trusted his input and suggestions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Be patient and flexible. Ask as many questions as you can to feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I felt that he was willing to be flexible and go the extra mile to see me, even though there are so many more women in my shoes
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I completed one round of Clomid for 5 days right after my period. Unfortunately my cycle was 42 days which was rare for me so I did have to come in for multiple ultrasounds along the way. I did end up with follicles that we’re mature and received and injection right before the IUI was completed. The pregnancy test results were negative and when I came back in for the next cycle I had a large cyst so took a month break. I decided to take another month break with my schedule but plan on going back for my next cycle to try another attempt at IUI if I am not pregnant by then.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Friendly and compassionate. Made my experience exciting and fun!
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
An in house nurse able to answer calls or call back as opposed to a nurse line that might be located in another city. More direction in the process of when to call and ovulation tests and when to order ovulation injections.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My deducatable had not been met so costs added up to about $700 for me to personally pay for the one IUi because of multiple ultrasounds
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Not applicable
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Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Surrogacy
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Tarnawa was the main doctor I saw and he is great. He did a great job with my medications and retrieval. He understands MRKH very well and I felt safe and that maybe one day I can be a mom. He was understanding to my questions and I never had to wait for any visits with him. He went over risk and outcomes very well.
The nursing staff [at PREG- Columbia] has been great at explaining and answering questions that I had after my appointments. She went over medications very well and we had no problems with that. I got responsives right away with any questions.... To be honest they have no weaknesses other then I would have liked to get more updates on my embryos while they were growing. The staff was great and understanding. The appointments went well without much wait and the were prepared for your visit each time.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr Tarnawa was the main doctor I saw and he is great. He did a great job with my medications and retrieval. He understands MRKH very well and I felt safe and that maybe one day I can be a mom. He was understanding to my questions and I never had to wait for any visits with him. He went over risk and outcomes very well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
This practice is understanding and caring and treats you as a patient with helping your dreams come true one day even through the ups and downs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I felt like a human because the staff has been so great with answering my questions. I saw Dr. Edward Tarnawa under Dr. Pynne. He has great bedside manner and I never thought I would ever get the chance to do IVF which is my only way of being a mom. That office has made it possible.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I was started on birth control and went through a 14 day cycle with Gonal F 375 and HCG 10 unties then it went to 20. Then we did cetrotide and triggered with lupron. We had great results with 22 eggs with 16 fertilized but only 2 made it to the blast stage to be frozen before we follow up with dr Payne for my serogent to get the all clear for transfer. I was explained all risk and had very few side effects and retrieval was very easy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Emilie)
The nursing staff has been great at explaining and answering questions that I had after my appointments. She went over medications very well and we had no problems with that. I got responsives right away with any questions.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
To be honest they have no weaknesses other then I would have liked to get more updates on my embryos while they were growing. The staff was great and understanding. The appointments went well without much wait and the were prepared for your visit each time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My retrieval was around 13,000 with medications and my transfer will be around 9,200.00 without medication cost added in yet.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I feel that since I only have two embryos that we could transfer the 2 because of cost and that this would be our only shot because of the high cost of transfer. Our transfer will be 9,200.00 alone and we have just paid about 13,000 for my meds and retrieval. I am hoping it works this one time.
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Edward Tarnawa
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
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2018, Unknown Success
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Age 31
2 IUI
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Tarnawa has always been very personable and caring. He is very easy to talk to and thoroughly describes everything. I have a retroverted uterus and my cervix is angled up so the IUI procedure was more difficult and took a little thinking outside of the box, using different flexible catheters.... I went to Dr. Tarnawa as a second opinion after working with an alternate fertility clinic. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility after all of my tests came back normal. This is now the fourth year I've been trying to conceive my first child.
Overall my experience has been pleasant. I do feel there was a communication disconnect on occasion. One nurse [at PREG] would tell me one thing, then another would tell me something different. I also scheduled an appt once and when I arrived they had no record that the appointment was made. What's funny is that was the only time I had them write my appointment date and time on a business card so I had proof that I had scheduled the appointment. I ended up waiting over an hour.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa has always been very personable and caring. He is very easy to talk to and thoroughly describes everything. I have a retroverted uterus and my cervix is angled up so the IUI procedure was more difficult and took a little thinking outside of the box, using different flexible catheters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Send staff to sensitivity training...
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarawa has always been personable and caring. He has gone in to great detail when explaining everything, including care and procedures. I felt like some of the staff workibg with him were not as personable and at times made me feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I went to Dr. Tarnawa as a second opinion after working with an alternate fertility clinic. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility after all of my tests came back normal. This is now the fourth year I've been trying to conceive my first child. Because of my small size I was started on 50 MG clomid before my first IUI. I was only producing 1-2 follicles so he increased my clomid to 100mg which prompted my body to produce a more follicles but still only 1-2 would continue to advance. After three clomid cycles, 2 being IUI cycles, i was still unable to conceive.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Overall the nursing staff were pleasant to work with. I had two occasions, with two different nurses, that I felt were upsetting. First, when I was checking out after my last ultrasound visit, I was given a time for my husband and I to come back for a semen retrieval and IUI. I asked the checkout nurse if there was another time available that day and the look she gave me was like, "are you serious!?" and she very loudly asked, "for your insemination procedure!?" There were several others in the lobby and I felt a little embarrassed. Also not sure why she felt the need to ask since of course that is what I'm referring to being my only scheduled appointment. The second time was during my second IUI. When I went for my first IUI I was never told to come with a full bladder and therefore the procedure was more difficult and painful. So I made sure to drink a glass of water and not use the restroom the second time around, obviously I would want the procedure to be as easy and painless as possible. So when they started the ultrasound the nurse assisting my usual nurse (who is great) kept asking if I really drank anything because my bladder was not full. It almost seemed like she was accusing me of lying. She then proceeded to berate me about it, pointing it out on the ultrasound and getting increasingly frustrated. So much so that i felt the tears welling upon my eyes. Luckily they left the room, to get me an entire bottle of water, so they did not see. In the end, the full bladder did not make much of a difference because of the positioning of my uterus and bend in my cervix.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Overall my experience has been pleasant. I do feel there was a communication disconnect on occasion. One nurse would tell me one thing, then another would tell me something different. I also scheduled an appt once and when I arrived they had no record that the appointment was made. What's funny is that was the only time I had them write my appointment date and time on a business card so I had proof that I had scheduled the appointment. I ended up waiting over an hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Every ultrasound visit I would pay around $100 out of pocket. I paid around $250 for each IUI out of pocket.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Edward Tarnawa
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Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources