Elizabeth Fino

NYU

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolTemple
ResidencyNYU
FellowshipNYU
NY - 1st Ave
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-263-7629
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Elizabeth Fino to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 40%8.1
12 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 40% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend NYU to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 20%8
102 assessments
  • 53% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
12 assessments
10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological, Other, Unexplained
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Dr. Fino is exceptionally knowledgable, practical and compassionate. She spends at least 20 minutes with me every call we have and thoroughly answers all of my questions. She's also exceptionally open to hearing what research I have done or approaches I would like to consider. I appreciate that after my first failed transfer of a PGS tested embryo she gave me information on a reproductive immunologist to further explore additional options.
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological, Other, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr. Fino is exceptionally knowledgable, practical and compassionate. She spends at least 20 minutes with me every call we have and thoroughly answers all of my questions. She's also exceptionally open to hearing what research I have done or approaches I would like to consider. I appreciate that after my first failed transfer of a PGS tested embryo she gave me information on a reproductive immunologist to further explore additional options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Don't be discouraged by the fact that you don't see her very often or that you can't get immediate access to her. She is exceptionally responsive and thorough and if you schedule a call you will get all the time you want/need with her. She's been fantastic and I trust her completely.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
NYU is a large fertility clinic and well oiled machine. At first I felt like a number until I learned how to operate within the system. It's difficult to have direct access to your Doctor, which is understandable given the volume of patients they say day in and day out. However, any time I leave messages with Dr. Fino's assistant for Dr. Fino I get an immediate response. They went above and beyond for me several times. Dr. Masbou who is a fellow that works with Dr. Fino is super responsive and accessible by email as well. The staff at NYU has come to feel like family and they are very responsive and well organized.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
IUI protocol: letrozal (for PCOS) First Egg Retrieval: Gonal F (150), Menopur (150) both tapered down to 75 toward end of stimulation, Cetrotide First Transfer Cycle: Estrace (2 mgs, 4 mgs, 6 mgs), Progesterone 1.5cc First cycle Vitamins/Medicines: 750 mg Metformin, 600 mg CoQ10, 800 mg Folic Acid, 2,000 mg Vitamin D3 After failed transfer Dr. Fino performed a saline sonogram to look for fibroids and/or endometriosis and an endometrial biopsy. The biopsy found Endometritis. Husband and I were treated with strong course of 2 antibiotics for 2 weeks. Second Egg Retrieval: Gonal F (150), Menopur (150) both tapered down to 75 toward end of stimulation, Cetrotide. During this retrieval Dr. Masbou performed a follow up endometrial biopsy or scratch to both confirm Endometritis was cleared and at the recommendation of Dr. Jonathan Scher (reproductive immunologist). Second Transfer Cycle: Includes protocols from Dr. Jonathan Scher (reproductive immunologist as well). Estrace (2 mgs, 4 mgs, 6 mgs), Progesterone 1.5cc, Baby Aspirin (81 mg), Lovenox (0.6mL), Intralipid 20% Second cycle Vitamins/Medicines: 1500 mg Metformin, VitaCare (prescribed prenatal), 600 mg CoQ10, 1.4 mg Folic Acid (Metanx), 4,000 mg Vitamin D3, Fem-Dophilus pro-biotic, 400 mg Magnesium Citrate, Prednisone (15 mg per day), Synthroid (25 mg)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The NYU nursing staff is like my family. They all know me by name, are upbeat friendly faces to see every morning monitoring. Can't say enough about this staff. Really love them.
Describe your experience with NYU.
The clinic is extremely large so you have to proactively manage your care and be your own advocate. Do your research so you're prepared with your questions when you talk to your doctor or the staff. I keep a binder with all of my lab results, protocols, Insurance forms, Financial forms, general info etc. I have found absolutely everyone on this staff to be responsive and fabulous.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
Well oiled machine. Check in at computers up front and wait to be called. Blood taken first then sent to room for the ultrasound. I always get there early and am in and out in no time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
Our first cycle was completely covered by United Healthcare with the exception of PGS testing. The first cycle totaled approximately $21,000. Our second cycle (retrieval, PGS testing and transfer) have been completely covered by Progeny.
Describe Elizabeth Fino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU.
NYU recommends single embryo transfer for PGS tested embryos. We discussed all of the risks.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
We just did retrieval earlier this week and our numbers were good. Dr Fino noted that my wife was at risk for OHSS and carefully adjusted her medications and schedule to get the best possible results with minimal discomfort (even though this information was usually relayed to us by the nurses)...You're one-on-one time with her may be limited so always be prepared with questions. That being said, it's not difficult to reach a nurse or another doctor in the practice that can help you along the way.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
There is nothing constructive to say about Dr Fino. She is a great communicator, pays attention to every detail in our paperwork/conversations and is extremely compassionate. We just did retrieval earlier this week and our numbers were good. Dr Fino noted that my wife was at risk for OHSS and carefully adjusted her medications and schedule to get the best possible results with minimal discomfort (even though this information was usually relayed to us by the nurses).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
You're one-on-one time with her may be limited so always be prepared with questions. That being said, it's not difficult to reach a nurse or another doctor in the practice that can help you along the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr Fino, Nurse Mary and the entire staff at NYU are fantastic. When you speak with them, you feel like you're the only patient in the world. That being said, NYU is a machine and the volume of people entrusting their fertility services can be overwhelming. In more boutique centers we visited, you can easily call or email your doctor. At NYU, you can hopefully schedule a call with them within a week.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
We had completed an unsuccessful IUI with my wife's OBGYN and, given her age (almost 41) decided to move straight into IVF. With Dr Fino we timed my wife's cycle, started with the injection therapy, and did a retrieval. We are waiting to see how many viable embryos there are after day 5/6. Then the plan is to do PGS (at an outside lab) and frozen embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Mary)
Mary is the main point of contact for many of the IVF patients and she is incredible. All of the onsite nurses and professional and reliable.
Describe your experience with NYU.
At the end of the day, we chose the bustling, busy operation that is NYU Fertility over a more boutique, personalized experience because of numbers. They are exceptional against the national average in terms of FET, live births, and single births. We knew what to expect and, while it would be great to be able to call/email our doctor anytime, we have been satisfied with our decision based on results so far.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
There are a LOT of people doing morning monitoring at NYU Fertility right now. If you arrive at the tail end of a particularly busy day (9am, as opposed to coming closer to 7am) you could be there for 45 minutes. But the staff and operations there are generally very efficient and have everything down to a science.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
We are fortunately covered for 3 cycles of IVF through insurance (but not PGS testing). From what it looks like, their costs are comparable to NYC average.
Describe Elizabeth Fino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU.
NA
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
7
When I actually talked to Dr.Fino she was great on the phone and respected my approach to getting pregnant...As a patient I met her once- after that I was thrown into the NYU system. I can't really rate her as I was her patient because I hardly ever dealt with her at all- when I would finally be able to pin her down on the phone I had good clear candid conversations with her- I think she was clear and understood my perspective and honored that- but I did not get any sort of follow up from her and no human communication- even when I got pregnant-
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Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
As a patient I met her once- after that I was thrown into the NYU system. I can't really rate her as I was her patient because I hardly ever dealt with her at all- when I would finally be able to pin her down on the phone I had good clear candid conversations with her- I think she was clear and understood my perspective and honored that- but I did not get any sort of follow up from her and no human communication- even when I got pregnant-
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Be extremely persistent in regards to communication- she will not follow up it is really on you to make extra phone calls and demand calls back and time to talk to her about issues you may have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
When I actually talked to Dr.Fino she was great on the phone and respected my approach to getting pregnant. That said it was difficult to reach her, the phone system sucked, it took me weeks to schedule a phone appointment. And it felt like a system that was not humanly compassionate.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
I only wanted to use IUI as my insurance would not cover anything else- so she helped facilitate that and believed that there were quite a few options with in the IUI cycle that may work for me- so if Clomid wasn't working we could go down a different road in the IUI system. I felt this was really helpful and I really appreciated that she did not push IVF which I was opposed to
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Carol)
I dont remember who was who- but the people taking blood where nice- main nurse that I worked with was super responsible in returning phone calls and calling in results-
Describe your experience with NYU.
I thought that the clinic felt like a total factory- I think that if you want to go in and get IVF then thats what they do- thats what they are comfortable doing. That said you will not have a personal relationship with your doctor- it is a big place and you will be thrown into the system- you will deal with a different person each time that you go in- if your ok with that then you should go for it- that sort of attitude was not for me- I had some doctors who were cold and not helpful and did not explain things to me and made me feel dumb about questions or scheduling etc. My actual doctor on the other hand was great when I could arrange a time to meet wither her ( they did not encourage in person but rather phone calls) I was never able to email her directly only thru her assistant which I found insulting and found that other friends of mine did not have that experience at other clinics. Their phone system was bonkers and it was rare to have a person at the clinic pick up the phone instead you have to go thru this long phone system and call center to leave a message- then when they would finally leave a message it would be from a non working number that you could not call back and then would have to call the service again and wait another 3 hours-
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
$1k
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
6
When I spoke directly with Doctor Fino (after my first cycle ended and I received my PGS results), I found her to be helpful, understanding and willing to go into as much detail as I needed...I found it difficult to get in touch with Doctor Fino without scheduling a call a week out...My interaction with her was limited other than determining a plan of action pre- and post-cycle. I never doubted her abilities, but did not have direct contact with her during the course of treatment to explain why certain decisions around timing and hormone levels were being made.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
6
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
My interaction with her was limited other than determining a plan of action pre- and post-cycle. I never doubted her abilities, but did not have direct contact with her during the course of treatment to explain why certain decisions around timing and hormone levels were being made.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Understand that you will not see her directly or be able to access her directly during cycles, but rest assured that the clinic is a well oiled machine.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
When I spoke directly with Doctor Fino (after my first cycle ended and I received my PGS results), I found her to be helpful, understanding and willing to go into as much detail as I needed. I felt more like a number during the cycle itself, going into the clinic and seeing a different doctor each time and receiving a call from a different nurse each time. I found it difficult to get in touch with Doctor Fino without scheduling a call a week out.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
First time was typically 300 Follistim and 150 Menapur. For this current cycle, starting an estrogen patch a week before beginning injections to stabilize my estrogen levels and hopefully generate eggs that are more consistent (14 eggs retrieved last time, but many were too mature or too young).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Rarely had the same one twice; however, all were kind and intelligent. Always received a call back promptly from a nurse when I left a voicemail with the clinic.
Describe your experience with NYU.
Like a factory; limited interaction with doctors. Not for those who need their hand held. However, well oiled machine that seems to be working well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
7-9am. If you get there early, you should be seen within 15-30 minutes. Restrictive hours, though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
$15.5k for cycle with PGS, $3k for meds and $5k for PGS
Describe Elizabeth Fino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU.
Strongly encouraged to do single.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Dr. Fino is an extremely intelligent and humane doctor who is well-versed in the latest research. She is collaborative and not paternalistic. At NYU you definitely don't see your doctor every visit but I always knew she was looking out for me.
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Age
39 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr. Fino is an extremely intelligent and humane doctor who is well-versed in the latest research. She is collaborative and not paternalistic. At NYU you definitely don't see your doctor every visit but I always knew she was looking out for me. Dr. Fino let me try IVF with my own eggs three times even though my results were always atrocious (bad eggs). When I switched to donor eggs my donor had her best cycle ever and I'm on my second successful pregnancy from that cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
If you have a question that the nurses can't answer, don't be afraid to call Dr. Fino's office directly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr. Fino takes the time to really explain things and spoke to me like I was an intelligent grown-up. I felt like a partner in my own treatment. She was also open to considering ideas I had researched myself, which was wonderful.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
3 different IVF protocols with some additional adjustments to see if we could make my eggs work -- there was one we didn't try but by that time I was over it and wanted to move on to donor eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Nancy McGoff)
The donor nurses are great (at least as of Fall 2015).
Describe your experience with NYU.
NYU is huge and you have to be proactive at times to get the communication you need. But the doctors and resources are tremendous.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
Monitoring is an efficient cattle-call. I loved being in and out before work. When I moved out of the area and traveled in for a cycle they accommodated me during non-monitoring hours when it was mor convenient for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
I can't remember the exact price of the cycles but they are pretty upfront about the costs.
What specific things went wrong at NYU?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Dr Fino is wonderful and has great bedside manner and explains things very clearly. She made me very comfortable... No guarantees you would see her for follow-up visits due to the structure of the clinic which involves seeing any IVF doctor who is doing monitoring or procedures on the day you need to come in....Warm bedside manner. Takes her time during initial consultation. Difficult to get a hold of in between visits....here was some difficulty around communication in terms of whether I needed additional pre-conception testing,
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Warm bedside manner. Takes her time during initial consultation. Difficult to get a hold of in between visits. No guarantees you would see her for follow-up visits due to the structure of the clinic which involves seeing any IVF doctor who is doing monitoring or procedures on the day you need to come in.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
She is a wonderful doctor, and I would have been happy to work with her, but at NYU there are no guarantees of which doctor will see you for appointments which was not a good fit for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr Fino is wonderful and has great bedside manner and explains things very clearly. She made me very comfortable, and I planned to continue to work with her. However, I found the office itself to be very impersonal, difficult to connect with the same person, difficult to navigate with long hold times and often having to talk to the answering service. I also found the group orientation very impersonal and also not as private as I would like which is why I switched clinics.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
I had a cycle of timed intercourse during which I took Ovidrel as trigger shot and then took Progesterone for two weeks after, but not successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were kind and helpful, but I did not like not having a point person/primary nurse
Describe your experience with NYU.
Nice facility. Compassionate staff but can feel a bit like a factory with many many patients and fairly impersonal process. Monitoring hours are 7-9 am, and if you arrive close to 9 am it could take a very long time. May see a different doctor at every visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
minimal co-pays
Describe Elizabeth Fino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU.
NYU recommends eSET
What specific things went wrong at NYU?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
6
I think Dr. Fino is very kind and explains all of your options well. However, in my 9 months of treatment, I only saw her twice. She does seem very busy nonetheless so your time with her is limited...was on 9 cycles of Letrozole with no changes in treatment over the course of that time... Doctor is difficult to get ahold of by phone...Dr. Fino is very nice and has good bedside manner...when I had phone appointments with Dr. Fino, she was always at least 45 minutes late...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
I think Dr. Fino is very kind and explains all of your options well. However, in my 9 months of treatment, I only saw her twice. She does seem very busy nonetheless so your time with her is limited.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Lower expectations of doctor facetime/contact. Doctor is difficult to get ahold of by phone.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr. Fino is very nice and has good bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
I was on 9 cycles of Letrozole with no changes in treatment over the course of that time. In addition, I had one surgery to remove a polyp that she thought might improve my chances.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff are better in person. It's impossible to get them on the phone. Much better off stalking them in person.
Describe your experience with NYU.
Strengths - they have experience and see a high volume of patients so probably know each and every possible case or explanation. Weaknesses - very little doctor content, feels like a factory, nurses and billing are impossible to get on the phone. You will call 4 times, and every time they will say you will hear a response in by end of day, and you do not. It gets extremely frustrating on top of everything else that goes along with this process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
IUI cycles top to bottom are about $1500-2000 per month depending on the monitoring costs. As I move onto frozen transfer IVF, it is estimated it would cost about $18k top to bottom.
Describe Elizabeth Fino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at NYU?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Dr Fino is kind and compassionate, she has been very reassuring throughout the entire process. She is very smart and good at explaining the medical information so we could understand. She did not rush us in our initial meeting. We had an interesting scenario where we were forced into fertility preservation because of a newly diagnosed cancer, on top of our infertility struggle.... Menopur + Gonal F, trigger was Ovridel and Lupron
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Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$500K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr Fino is knowledgable and kind. She is realistic but also supportive and encouraging during a time that can feel hopeless and frustrating. She wants what's best for you and you can feel that she is completely behind you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
To ask a lot of questions because she will answer you honestly, not sugar coating, but also not making you feel helpless.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr Fino is kind and compassionate, she has been very reassuring throughout the entire process. She is very smart and good at explaining the medical information so we could understand. She did not rush us in our initial meeting. We had an interesting scenario where we were forced into fertility preservation because of a newly diagnosed cancer, on top of our infertility struggle.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
Menopur + Gonal F, trigger was Ovridel and Lupron
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are extremely kind...it's a big place and initially you can feel like you could get lost in the shuffle. But they all have a smile on their faces, they are happy to see you, answer your questions and are kind & loving during the monitoring process and retrieval.
Describe your experience with NYU.
Sometimes feels a bit overwhelming when you walk in and see a large waiting room filled with people. But it moves smoothly and they're prompt to see you, call w bloodwork/medication info and they make everything as easy as possible.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
Rather efficient...not terrible waiting times, to be expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
I have UHC/Progyny insurance and it's amazing.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
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I found her [Dr Elizabeth Fino] to be extremely competent and realistic. She also had my best interests at heart and was very "real" about how to proceed. I didn't have many choices because of my situation- but she was very optimistic about my course and everything turned out positive for me. I was very lucky!
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Age
38 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
I found her to be extremely competent and realistic. She also had my best interests at heart and was very "real" about how to proceed. I didn't have many choices because of my situation- but she was very optimistic about my course and everything turned out positive for me. I was very lucky!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
She is a kind doctor who doesn't sugar coat anything but is sensitive enough to treat you well
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
With any fertility treatment, there are so many emotions. Try to not get too wrapped up and trust them. Maybe I was lucky because things went according to plan, but there were times I didn't see her and I was ok with that. It didn't bother me but I know it bothered other people. I trusted that things were going according to plan and Dr. Fino did not disappoint.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are many of them but it was mostly limited to drawing blood and then then a follow up phone call for me. They were all pleasant and helpful.
Describe your experience with NYU.
It is a bit like a factory. Lots of doctors. Lots of nurses. Very process oriented.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU.
It was mostly a well oiled machine but I did have an emergency once where I was injured and worried about the pregnancy. They saw me immediately and my doctor made sure to see me as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
Egg freeze - $12000 Ivf- $7000 OOP
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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6
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
6
I would have liked to have more communication with her [Dr. Elizabeth Fino], but overall the experience was good. She is right in the middle when it comes to giving information in a soft manner vs. a cold manner. We communicated the most when I was deciding to do IVF.... It was a very busy clinic and I liked the “in and out” aspect, but I can see how many patients would not. I also rarely saw Dr. Fino
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Native American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
6
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
I would have liked to have more communication with her, but overall the experience was good. She is right in the middle when it comes to giving information in a soft manner vs. a cold manner. We communicated the most when I was deciding to do IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Do your homework and breath a lot.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
It was a very busy clinic and I liked the “in and out” aspect, but I can see how many patients would not. I also rarely saw Dr. Fino
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Lavina )
Even though the clinic was super busy, she remembered me and called a lot.
Describe your experience with NYU.
I really do not have a comparison because this is the only clinic that I’ve gone to, but it was a bit like “herding cattle” as it’s extreme busy and I never saw the same women in the clinic. That said, I never waited very long and everything was very professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Fino at NYU.
12,500 for treatment. 9,000 for drugs and pgs testing was 3,600
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Fino was through and thoughtful and it always felt like she cared. It never felt like a show of interest. She was busy built always felt like she was there only for you....IF unsuccessful we would switch to IVF. Dr Fino was very accommodating. After the first unsuccessful IUI she allowed us to take the IVF classes and prepare for IVF while continuing the IUI treatment. We were luckily successful with the second IUI.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
The reception staff was terrible! I can't even pretend that they weren't. However, all of the nurses and finance people were amazing!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Don't let the receptionist annoy you. Don't be afraid to ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr Fino was through and thoughtful and it always felt like she cared. It never felt like a show of interest. She was busy built always felt like she was there only for you.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Fino used in your cycles at NYU and their degree of success.
We used IUI and Planned on doing that for 3 rounds. IF unsuccessful we would switch to IVF. Dr Fino was very accommodating. After the first unsuccessful IUI she allowed us to take the IVF classes and prepare for IVF while continuing the IUI treatment. We were luckily successful with the second IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Super amazing at being available and assuring during the process
Describe your experience with NYU.
The clinic is very reputable and professional with the exception of the receptionisht
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Dr. Fino was very nice, took a lot of time with us listening. Seemed very intelligent and knowledgeable. Gave us all our options... Understand that you won't see her every time you come in for visits (and there will be a lot of them). But that she is aware of what's going on and is monitoring everything.
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Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
How was your experience with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Dr. Fino was very nice, took a lot of time with us listening. Seemed very intelligent and knowledgeable. Gave us all our options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
Understand that you won't see her every time you come in for visits (and there will be a lot of them). But that she is aware of what's going on and is monitoring everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Fino at NYU?
I definitely felt like I was treated as an individual. I understand how some people think it can feel like a factory when you are getting monitored and during the numerous appointments. But I would rather get in and out fast since I had to go some many times. Everyone was always nice and friendly and personable during my many many monitoring appointments. Dr. Fino was very nice and gentle and honest.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Someone was always available to speak with on the phone whenever I had questions.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Fino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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