Elizabeth Ginsburg

Elizabeth Ginsburg

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 10%8.8
77% strongly recommend
16 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.8
8.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.2
7.2
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
1
Poor
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Mount Sinai
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Elizabeth Ginsburg works at

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 4%9.2

At 3 offices

Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-4222
South Shore
1032 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 682-4564
Stratham
75 Francis Street
Stratham, NH 03885
(617) 732-5500
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Age 40 - 43
Treated 2014 - 2017
Success w/ Doc Yes
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
[Dr. Ginsburg is] good but all business...but also sympathetic when we weren’t getting pregnant/ had a miscarriage...Sometimes I felt like things were missed or I had to remind her of things...I had no reason for not conceiving other than my age. So she chose protocols to match my diminished ovarian reserve. When the first cycle resulted in all negative test results, she changed it up for next time. She acted surprised each time I didn’t get pregnant because my embryos looked so good.
I had a paper [from Brigham & Women's Hospital] that said I was doing one protocol, then they called me with instructions that were totally different from what the paper said. It was very confusing. Turns out my protocol had changed...I think they have a great secretary Michelle who keeps things organized and running smoothly. Also the girl who does all of the submitting to insurance knows what she’s doing and was very helpful. Sometimes I had an ultrasound appointment first thing in the morning and the tech wasn’t in yet. So that could be improved.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
It’s hard for me to separate my feelings for her from the frustration I felt during the whole process. Sometimes I was angry with her but other times I thought she was knowledgeable. One time my protocol had changed but I still had the instruction sheet from the original protocol. Sometimes I felt like things were missed or I had to remind her of things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She’s good but all business.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was definitely all business, but also sympathetic when we weren’t getting pregnant/ had a miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Ginsburg used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had no reason for not conceiving other than my age. So she chose protocols to match my diminished ovarian reserve. When the first cycle resulted in all negative test results, she changed it up for next time. She acted surprised each time I didn’t get pregnant because my embryos looked so good.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Nancy was the sweetest most compassionate nurse. I loved her. Also Joanie for my blood draws was great.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I think they have a great secretary Michelle who keeps things organized and running smoothly. Also the girl who does all of the submitting to insurance knows what she’s doing and was very helpful. Sometimes I had an ultrasound appointment first thing in the morning and the tech wasn’t in yet. So that could be improved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Didn’t have insurance for the consult, so we had to pay that out of pocket. I forget what it was. $500-$750 maybe? After that it was all about meeting my insurance deductible and huge copays for the medications.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I had a paper that said I was doing one protocol, then they called me with instructions that were totally different from what the paper said. It was very confusing. Turns out my protocol had changed.
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Elizabeth Ginsburg
Humanity
Communication
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore
Operations
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5
Age 37
Treated 2014
Success w/ Doc No
8 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 6 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Dr Ginsburg isn't warm she seems straight forward which is good but didn't give us the back ground of what was going . Her protocols where very aggressive which I know now is not always the way to go. It is a hospital setting so there is never any thinking out of the box when it comes to immunology issues, nutrition or supplements. You feel like just a number.
#1Was yelled at by a nurse about my cell phone message with no name attached this was while I was going tru a cycle already in an emotional state in a emotion state . #2 They called and Ridley asked why I had missed coming in for my HCG blood test. Which had been taken 2 days before which was negitive. #3 Had a hard time getting my protocol sheets
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Ginsburg isn't warm she seems straight forward which is good but didn't give us the back ground of what was going . Her protocols where very aggressive which I know now is not always the way to go. It is a hospital setting so there is never any thinking out of the box when it comes to immunology issues, nutrition or supplements. You feel like just a number.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She maybe a good Dr for younger women in there 20s and early 30s with aggressive protocols Iwas 36 when I saw her and didn't get pregnant.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Ginsburg used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
High doses of medication very aggressive. 1st cycle 3 eggs implanted 1 no pregnancy 2nd cycle triggered to early lost most of the eggs which makes me question there lab and how they grow immature eggs.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Hospital setting
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
They where great
Describe Elizabeth Ginsburg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
We chose to do one . She later told us we should implant 3 . I agree with that.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
#1Was yelled at by a nurse about my cell phone message with no name attached this was while I was going tru a cycle already in an emotional state in a emotion state . #2 They called and Ridley asked why I had missed coming in for my HCG blood test. Which had been taken 2 days before which was negitive. #3 Had a hard time getting my protocol sheets
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Elizabeth Ginsburg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Treated 2014 - 2015
Success w/ Doc No
4 IUI
Donor Sperm
Ashkenazi Jewish
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
See previous comment. Additionally, she didn't perform procedures. Rather, colleagues or interns did - including doctors we hadn't met, even when we were there for the first procedure (first time) and were nervous/anxious.
We were seen by her team, not her. When it was her, she was robotic, like reciting a script. Even answering our questions, it felt like she was bored.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
See previous comment. Additionally, she didn't perform procedures. Rather, colleagues or interns did - including doctors we hadn't met, even when we were there for the first procedure (first time) and were nervous/anxious.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Choose another doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
We were seen by her team, not her. When it was her, she was robotic, like reciting a script. Even answering our questions, it felt like she was bored.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The one I remember... the word "gruff" comes to mind.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston
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