Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 8%9.2
86% strongly recommend
37 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

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.8
6.8
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

LGBTQ Care
8
8
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
8.1
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

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

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Edward Tarnawa works at

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 11%8.8

Explore Clinic
Columbia
3 Medical Park Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Asheville
76 Peachtree Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
Greenville
17 Caledon Ct.
Greenville, SC 29615
Spartanburg
1330 Boiling Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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37 patient reviews

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 31
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other 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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Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We felt like family. He [Dr. Tarnawa] took his time and explained all of our options. He just didn’t give medical names of procedures but spoke to each one of them. He asked if there were questions that we had and he answered each one. My list was completely checked off....He makes sure that we have touch points each visit and updates us on the next steps. We enjoy that we get to see him each time we visit. He is an important person in our process and progress!
The nursing staff [PREG] was friendly and funny. They were very complimentary. They welcomed me in the back and let me know what we were doing before we began....We enjoy my visits. The waiting area is always clean and inviting. The front desk staff is always welcoming and greet us with smiles. They are also very personable. It doesn’t feel like a doctors visit but a visit to a friends’. The people at the clinic get to know you personally. It doesn’t feel like you’re just a number. At least we didn’t. We are able to tell you about each person we’ve met there, not just their profession.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was very professional but personable. He was down to earth. It felt like we knew him for a long time. We explained to him our desires and he gave his perspective from a professional stand point. We discussed our past tests and he explained/recommended how we should move forward. He makes sure that we have touch points each visit and updates us on the next steps. We enjoy that we get to see him each time we visit. He is an important person in our process and progress! My husband loves that he’s a Cowboys fan but I won’t hold that against him.😊
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Be honest. He doesn’t judge and needs all the correct information to help you make your dreams of being a parent a reality.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
We felt like family. He took his time and explained all of our options. He just didn’t give medical names of procedures but spoke to each one of them. He asked if there were questions that we had and he answered each one. My list was completely checked off. 😊 He went the extra mile to make sure all our questions were answered.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
We are still early in the process. We are having all the basic tests ran at the moment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nursing staff was friendly and funny. They were very complimentary. They welcomed me in the back and let me know what we were doing before we began.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We love this clinic! We enjoy my visits. The waiting area is always clean and inviting. The front desk staff is always welcoming and greet us with smiles. They are also very personable. It doesn’t feel like a doctors visit but a visit to a friends’. The people at the clinic get to know you personally. It doesn’t feel like you’re just a number. At least we didn’t. We are able to tell you about each person we’ve met there, not just their profession. We recommend PREG to our family and friends. If you have any problems, just let them know, they are quick to remedy any issues. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
We have incurred a cost of about 2000 thus far, we are still undergoing tests.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
N/A yet
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. EDWARD D. TARNAWA, M.D. is very compassion and shows that he is will to help us have a successful conception. During our visits, Dr. Tarnawa thoroughly discuss any abnormalities and make recommendations on successful ways to conceive. He also discussed the different methods such as IUI and IVF.... He’s very understanding and knowledgeable on the different procedures and options available for infertility issues
This clinic [PREG] provided me with a packet of information to complete before my appointment to provide them with information about the infertility issue. I fell like this is a strength on the behave because it gives them the opportunity to find out health history on their patients before pursuing options.... The cost we was informed with for the IVF was $12,000 for the procedure and another $5,000 for medication. Our insurance paid for the infertility screening only.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. EDWARD D. TARNAWA, M.D. is very compassion and shows that he is will to help us have a successful conception. During our visits, Dr. Tarnawa thoroughly discuss any abnormalities and make recommendations on successful ways to conceive. He also discussed the different methods such as IUI and IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He’s very understanding and knowledgeable on the different procedures and options available for infertility issues
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. EDWARD D. TARNAWA, M.D. has personally dedicated his time to explain some of the pros and cons of not being able to reproduce but has encouraged us of options available. We have always received warm welcoming in this facility.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
He just completed ultrasounds of my uterus and Fallopian tubes. He also completed a semen analysis on my husband.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The nurses at the faculty was very friendly and helpful.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
This clinic provided me with a packet of information to complete before my appointment to provide them with information about the infertility issue. I fell like this is a strength on the behave because it gives them the opportunity to find out health history on their patients before pursuing options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The cost we was informed with for the IVF was $12,000 for the procedure and another $5,000 for medication. Our insurance paid for the infertility screening only.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
N/A
9
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43
1 IVF
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tarnawa is a very kind and patient doctor. He took his time to explain the good and the bad of IVF treatment. I liked the fact he didn't look in a hurry or a rush to get through the appointment. He made me feel hopeful during the whole process. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with his care. I would gladly and graciously recommend Dr. Tarnawa to anyone needing infertility treatment.
They are organized and professional. You are not kept waiting for long periods of time. It is a very neat and clean facility. The staff is great and a pleasure to work with ... All the staff are wonderful. They greet you by name and make you feel part of the Preg family ... The goal is to have a healthy baby. He [Dr. Tarnawa] recommends a single embryo transfer. I agree with the goals and trust his judgment.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa is a very kind and patient doctor. He took his time to explain the good and the bad of IVF treatment. I liked the fact he didn't look in a hurry or a rush to get through the appointment. He made me feel hopeful during the whole process. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with his care. I would gladly and graciously recommend Dr. Tarnawa to anyone needing infertility treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Be yourself and listen to all he has to say.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He explained all possibilities and made sure I understood my treatment plan.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I used injectable hormones for my egg retrieval. They were used to help stimulate egg production and increase growth of the follicles. I had very good results and was very satisfied and excited.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Emily)
All the staff are wonderful. They greet you by name and make you feel part of the Preg family
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
They are organized and professional. You are not kept waiting for long periods of time. It is a very neat and clean facility. The staff is great and a pleasure to work with .There were no weakness that I can think of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Since my insurance did not cover any of the treatment, it was all out of pocket for me. I know IVF was expensive, but it really threw me through a loop once I got into it. Don't know exact amount paid, but it was over $20,000.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The goal is to have a healthy baby. He recommends a single embryo transfer. I agree with the goals and trust his judgment.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 30
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Very polite. Informative. But I’ve only seen him [Dr. Tarnawa] twice the whole 6 months I’ve been there. I would like to see him more and have more time to talk to him about my concerns. He is honest and realistic. ... immediately started IUI considering I tried letrozole with a previous doctor with no luck. I’ve done 2 IUI cycles with clomid and ovidrel. I do ovulate but can’t get pregnant ... My doc prefers one transfer
I was doing my first IUI cycle and was told to take OPKs and call to schedule IUI. ... The nurse called back and told me no, keep the IUI planned as scheduled. When I got there for my IUI, I had already ovulated. Dr Tawnara made it clear the nurse gave me wrong advice.... So my whole cycle was canceled ... The only downside is the financial counselor has not filed my insurance claims in a timely manner. They had me mixed up as far as self pay. Despite two calls, this hasn’t been fixed. ...
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Very polite. Informative. But I’ve only seen him twice the whole 6 months I’ve been there. I would like to see him more and have more time to talk to him about my concerns. He is honest and realistic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Go in with no expectations
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Staff is very nice and friendly
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I immediately started IUI considering I tried letrozole with a previous doctor with no luck. I’ve done 2 IUI cycles with clomid and ovidrel. I do ovulate but can’t get pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Very nice and fast. Organized and always returns phone calls. I never feel rushed.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Clinic is nice. Very organized. Clean. Get in and get out. The only downside is the financial counselor has not filed my insurance claims in a timely manner. They had me mixed up as far as self pay. Despite two calls, this hasn’t been fixed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My cost hasn’t been exceptionally high. I’ve paid almost 1800 dollars out of pocket
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
My doc prefers one transfer but I feel it should be my choice. If I’m ok with multiples then I should make that decision. My body my choice.
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I was doing my first IUI cycle and was told to take OPKs and call to schedule IUI. I did that thinking my date would need to be moved up a day earlier. The nurse called back and told me no, keep the IUI planned as scheduled. When I got there for my IUI, I had already ovulated. Dr Tawnara made it clear the nurse gave me wrong advice. I should’ve come in a day sooner. So my whole cycle was canceled
7
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
Poor Egg Quality
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa is] down to earth, patient, kind, but also direct and to the point. I t would have been helpful to meet with the finance person and the doctor together since the decision of which course of action to take was affected by out of pocket cost...did a great job explaining all the scientific medical things in a way we could understand. He even drew pictures! It was so helpful....he presented my best case scenario and did not hide the pros and cons.
[The nurses at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group are] very nice. One of them talked to me a little too much about her personal experience with pregnancy issues. In her situation she ended up pregnant. This was upsetting since I am not sure if I will ever get pregnant and here is a nurse trying to tell me that 'it will happen' since it happened for her... their financial counselor provided us with all the alternative options...Clean office!!!!! Polite, friendly and accommodating staff. They also have that new procedure called invo science.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
down to earth, patient, kind, but also direct and to the point. I t would have been helpful to meet with the finance person and the doctor together since the decision of which course of action to take was affected by out of pocket cost.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
come with questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnwa did a great job explaining all the scientific medical things in a way we could understand. He even drew pictures! It was so helpful.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
he presented my best case scenario and did not hide the pros and cons.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
very nice. One of them talked to me a little too much about her personal experience with pregnancy issues. In her situation she ended up pregnant. This was upsetting since I am not sure if I will ever get pregnant and here is a nurse trying to tell me that 'it will happen' since it happened for her.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Clean office!!!!! Polite, friendly and accommodating staff. They also have that new procedure called invo science. I was going to REACH in Charlotte first. When I found out they do not carry thiss ervice/procedure, i switched to PREG. They one of the few in the country that have it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
my insurance did not cover treatment so we paid out of pocket, However, their financial counselor provided us with all the alternative options.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 39
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Tarnawa was] Very knowledgeable, kind. Excellent job of explaining problems and treatments. Did not give false hope. Checked with primary physician as well to come up with best treatment plan. Very easy to work with- was understanding of my busy work schedule out of town and made lab draws and scheduling very easy. Answered all questions and never made me feel like I was taking too much time or bothering him.
[PREG was] Clean, calm and quiet. Waiting room wellcared for. Exam rooms clean and well equipped. Have lab on site for sperm collection and evaluation. Can perform HSG and all procedures on site. Lab also available for lab draws.... [Nursing Staff was] Very kind and caring. Knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. Easily accessible by phone... Just had one instance where they did not call to discuss progesterone level. Was able to speak with them about this and all was fine
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Very knowledgeable, kind. Excellent job of explaining problems and treatments. Did not give false hope. Checked with primary physician as well to come up with best treatment plan. Very easy to work with- was understanding of my busy work schedule out of town and made lab draws and scheduling very easy. Answered all questions and never made me feel like I was taking too much time or bothering him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Ask any and all questions you may have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Very kind but matter of fact- did not give false hope
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Currently trying clomid 75 mg on days 3-7 with ovidrel and iui
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Very kind and caring. Knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. Easily accessible by phone
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Clean, calm and quiet. Waiting room wellcared for. Exam rooms clean and well equipped. Have lab on site for sperm collection and evaluation. Can perform HSG and all procedures on site. Lab also available for lab draws.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
HSG 600 Ultrasounds 190-220 Iui 475
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Just had one instance where they did not call to discuss progesterone level. Was able to speak with them about this and all was fine
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
6
Age 31
Male Factor
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa] He explained everything very well and he advocates for his patients. He made me feel at ease and made my partner feel included and comfortable. I didn’t feel rushed at all, which I appreciated. I also felt like he was very upfront about risks and didn’t sugar coat anything...IVF was recommended for us due to infertility factors on both sides.
[nursing staff of PREG] Very friendly and professional...The financial person was more concerned with our marital status and tried to tell us that we would have to wait. Due to this misinformation we postponed our plans despite having loan approval...I believe we were quoted 5-8K dollars...
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He explained everything very well and he advocates for his patients. He made me feel at ease and made my partner feel included and comfortable. I didn’t feel rushed at all, which I appreciated. I also felt like he was very upfront about risks and didn’t sugar coat anything
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Give him a shot!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
He was very personable and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
IVF was recommended for us due to infertility factors on both sides.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Very friendly and professional
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I was not pleased with a particular office staff member. I felt like she was rude and insensitive, but not a deal breaker for the clinic. The financial piece can be complex and stressful and I felt that things were not explained correctly and it prolonged our treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I believe we were quoted 5-8K dollars.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
No comments, we haven’t done any procedures yet.
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The financial person was more concerned with our marital status and tried to tell us that we would have to wait. Due to this misinformation we postponed our plans despite having loan approval.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
6
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
Male Factor
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Tarnawa exceeded our expectations on our first appointment...[he] explained everything to us about the IVF treatments and all about the different procedures...went over all of our medical records and told us what he thought the problems was but need to have blood work done and ultrasounds...[he] really made us feel like we had a chance to become parents soon...He understands your needs
[Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] is a great clinic. The staff is very friendly...Nurse Ashley was very knowledgeable and understanding. She did my ultrasound and explained everything. She answered all of our questions...The clinic is always clean. Overall this is the best clinics I have ever been to...they treated us so nice, just felt the love
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa is the best doctor. He understands your needs. He explains the pros and cons of IVF treaments. Dr. Tarnawa exceeded our expectations on our first appointment. As a patient I felt like Dr. Tarnawa really could feel how bad we wanted to be parents and he understood our journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr. Tarnawa is the BEST.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
We felt like Dr. Tarnawa understood our journey. Dr. Tarnawa explained everything to us about the IVF treatments and all about the different procedures. Dr. Tarnawa is the greatest. We have seen other doctors about our infertility, but Dr. Tarnawa just really made us feel like we had a chance to become parents soon.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
On our first appointment we got to meet dr. Tarnawa and we talked about our 10 years of not being about to conceive a baby and how badly we wanted to be parents. Dr. Tarnawa went over all of our medical records and told us what he thought the problems was but need to have blood work done and ultrasounds. After have all of the items done we got a call to come back in to see Dr. Tarnawa and he explained result and what treatment would be next. Dr. Tarnawa explained we would have to do IVF treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Nurse Ashley was very knowledgeable and understanding. She did my ultrasound and explained everything. She answered all of our questions.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Piedmont is a great clinic. The staff is very friendly. I would 100% recommend Piedmont. The clinic is always clean. Overall this is the best clinics I have ever been to. From the time you walk in until the end of your appointment they treated us so nice, just felt the love
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa] talked to my previous doctors, studied my case with his colleges and researched for alternatives as I do not have health insurance. I have seen Doctor T for almost two months now and he put me in a different treatment plan which significantly reduced my pain, reduced the size of my cyst...is a very compassionate person, he goes far and beyond in order to better my quality of life...
Although I am bilingual and I don't need an interpreter they have staff [at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group] that speak Spanish fluently and I know that for someone that is dealing with infertility is very important to speak with a nurse who would understand you completely...My nurse is always helpful, she answers all my questions and is available when I need her.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I cannot express my gratitude with Dr. T, in almost 15 years I have never feel, the way I feel now. I have been complaining about my pain since 2010, every OBGYN that I have seen was telling me that my pain was normal, that it will go away once I have children and prescribed me strong pain killers that made me feel worse and because they were so addictive I refused to take them. In 2019, I had surgery as I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit, the endometriosis and the cyst completely damaged my left ovary and my left Fallopian tube and I had them removed. I thought that with surgery the pain was going to get away and my chances to get pregnant was going to be higher but the endometriosis came back and another cyst developed in less than 7 months. There has been many times that I have asked God to please take my life as the pain was unbearably, I was taking around 9-12 OTC pills a day in order to manage my pain. My previous doctor prescribed me a very aggressive treatment with horrendous side effects. That's why I decided to look for a second opinion and that's how I came across with Dr. T. Before putting me in treatment Dr. T. took the time to read all my medical records, please keep in mind that I have dealing with pain and doctors half of my life so the records were extensive. Dr. T talked to my previous doctors, studied my case with his colleges and researched for alternatives as I do not have health insurance. I have seen Doctor T for almost two months now and he put me in a different treatment plan which significantly reduced my pain, reduced the size of my cyst, last month I just had to take 1 pill instead of 12 and I feel amazing! My previous doctors made me feel like I was on my own, I am looking forward to continue treatment with Dr. T and hopefully become a mother soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Please trust him he really knows what he is doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I have been dealing with endo pain since I was 17 years old and I am 31 years old now. Dr. T is a very compassionate person, he goes far and beyond in order to better my quality of life, I have never been treated by a doctor that cares so much for a patient like he is.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Dr. T prescribed me Orillisa 150m for a month and I am now in a higher dose. My pain is not completely gone away but in one month has reduced significantly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
My nurse is always helpful, she answers all my questions and is available when I need her.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I love that the clinic is near me, like the clinic I was previous seen I had to travel to other city in order to have more tests done. Although I am bilingual and I don't need an interpreter they have staff that speak Spanish fluently and I know that for someone that is dealing with infertility is very important to speak with a nurse who would understand you completely. Is very hard to find a fertility clinic in South Carolina where they have staff that Speak Spanish.
Describe Edward Tarnawa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
According to his experience he prefers single embryo transfer for me.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Edward Tarnawa] was very personable and talked to me so I could understand but did not make me feel uncomfortable...[he]was very sincere and compassionate. He has very good bedside manner. The only weakness would be that you rarely have consultations with the Dr and the nurses do the procedures...When we did sit down I felt rushed.
The wait time for you appointment is really long. The office [of PREG] seems to over book...[clinic error]I was suppose to have a ultrasound done at one of my appointments but they only had me down for blood work...The doctor was very personable and talked to me so I could understand but did not make me feel uncomfortable. He was very sincere.
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The doctor was very sincere and compassionate. He has very good bedside manner. The only weakness would be that you rarely have consultations with the Dr and the nurses do the procedures. When we did sit down I felt rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
To take time with each patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
The doctor was very personable and talked to me so I could understand but did not make me feel uncomfortable. He was very sincere.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
Clomid 100 mg starting cycle day 3 for 5 days. Ultrasound on cycle day 13 to monitor for ovulation. The last cycle we did trigger 36 hours before insemination.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Vining)
Ashley is amazing. She is actually a friend.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The wait time for you appointment is really long. The office seems to over book. They are always running behind. I have waited almost 2 hours for a 15 minute appointment. They have a tv in the lobby but it never plays and there is no music. The atmosphere would be better if there was some background noise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The costs are pretty fair.
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I was suppose to have a ultrasound done at one of my appointments but they only had me down for blood work. I told the nurse and after confirming it with the doctor I had my ultrasound but the nurses made me feel like I was dumb and did not know what I was talking about.
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Tarnawa] advises us in the right path and what we can do to eliminate some doubts...Attending his consultation after 3 fail IVF and 3 retrieval...He was on time and carefully show us by drawing to explain what he was talking out if we ask a question...He gives us opportunities to express our feelings and did not bullied or push into a new procedure without addressing the fail cycle.
The community [PREG staff met] well with a smile and they greet you cheerful and welcoming...someone there to greet you and give you direction or instructions and what to do or where to go...He[Dr. Tarnawa] was on time and carefully show us by drawing to explain what he was talking out if we ask a question. He gives us opportunities to express our feelings and did not bullied or push into a new procedure without addressing the fail cycle...[est. cost] 16500
How was your experience with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Strengths: He was on time and carefully show us by drawing to explain what he was talking out if we ask a question. He gives us opportunities to express our feelings and did not bullied or push into a new procedure without addressing the fail cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Talk with him about cycle ask questions, he will answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Attending his consultation after 3 fail IVF and 3 retrieval. Both me and my husband felt very comfortable and hopefully. He advises us in the right path and what we can do to eliminate some doubts. After that cycle failed and we visited his office we felt comfortable in trying a new cycle even though we are having financial problems, he was honest to my knowledge and ability. I really appreciate his honesty and his form of communication especially in this pandemic.
Describe the protocols Edward Tarnawa used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I don't remember.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Catherine )
The community well with a smile and they greet you cheerful and welcoming.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
The clinic is Clean, fresh and welcoming. Once you enter there is someone there to greet you and give you direction or instructions and what to do or where to go. There clinic area is open and lively panting on the wall.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Tarnawa at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
16500
10
Doctor
Edward Tarnawa
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5