Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.7
8.7
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
6
6
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
8.7
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
Tufts U
Residency
Beth Israel / Harvard
Fellowship
Rutgers - NJMC

How Doctor Communicates

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Emily Holden works at

Damien Fertility Partners
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 12%9.6

At 1 office

Shrewsbury
655 Shrewsbury Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
732-758-6511
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3 patient reviews

LGBTQ
2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
IUI
3 IVF
3 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
1st of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Holden has the most wonderful demeaner. Always made me feel like I was her only patient. She gave us hope and also explained all our options. We never felt like a number at this clinic and she was always there to help with any questions we had...she was warm, caring and acknowledge all we had gone through the last year, prior to working with her
I suggest everyone I know to check Damien Fertility out and to talk to Dr. Holden. She really is the answer to our prayers...Their strengths are definitely their locations...I would say that is a weakness for Damien, however I loved how small the clinic was, the portal did not fully phase me. Everything is written by hand. I would have loved to see photographs during my receival cycle, however it was the best cycle we had.
How was your experience with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
We came to Dr. Holden has a referral from a friend after leaving another clinic. From the 1st appointment she was warm, caring and acknowledge all we had gone through the last year, prior to working with her. She recommend Endometriosis testing to see if this is the cause of anything, while I was unsure, my prior clinic did not suggest. It was this appointment I knew we would be getting somewhere. She also did not suggest IVF off the bat, like our prior clinics. She suggested treatments, possibly surgery and then an IUI, unless I wanted IVF. She always gave her opinion with my options but said she will do whatever we want. It was a breathe of fresh air. She is so kind and has wonderful bedside manor. I suggest everyone I know to check Damien Fertility out and to talk to Dr. Holden. She really is the answer to our prayers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Never be afraid to ask questions, she will help answer them all as best as she can with her honest input.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Holden has the most wonderful demeaner. Always made me feel like I was her only patient. She gave us hope and also explained all our options. We never felt like a number at this clinic and she was always there to help with any questions we had.
Describe the protocols Emily Holden used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
Before our embryo transfer I wanted to do an ERA, due to our prior failed transfer, with another clinic. She mentioned to have me think it over before deciding, however she did not think I needed it. She did 2 transfer cycles with her, the first one was canceled - the estrogen patches were not working with my body. We went on another protocol which went well. She mentioned if this cycle didn't work out she would convert the transfer to an ERA. However, if my lining was good, she would go with the transfer, I agreed and trusted her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Damien Fertility Partners.
I had spoken with 3 of the nurses during my retrieval and transfer protocols. Each nurse was different, one in particular was fairly brash. However the other 2 were wonderful, very helpful and so sweet.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Their strengths are definitely their locations. I am over an hour from their main location. They are able to accommodate you to another location that fits your schedule easier, which was great. Coming from a much larger clinic with a portal, was really nice. I would say that is a weakness for Damien, however I loved how small the clinic was, the portal did not fully phase me. Everything is written by hand. I would have loved to see photographs during my receival cycle, however it was the best cycle we had.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners.
Much more affordable.
What specific things went wrong at Damien Fertility Partners?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Damien Fertility Partners.
During my retrieval cycle I wasn't told next steps one of the days, so I called and asked. It was an error, all was well.
10
Doctor
Emily Holden
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My first cycle was under the assumption I was unexplained infertility, but Dr. Holden did raise her concerns about endometriosis and my options. She allowed me to make the decision to hold off on the endometriosis surgery and go straight for IVF after the two failed IUIs. ... My doctor always completed my monitoring appts herself. ... Dr. Holden followed my request as I asked but reminded me of risks and told me she will be as aggressive as possible without putting me at risk. Whenever Dr. Holden gives me her opinion I hear in her voice she is giving me her true thoughts, I trust what she says and I go with her suggestions everytime.
The clinic [Damien Fertility Partners] is clean, warm, accomodating, and modern. I've never waited more than 15 minutes, but most commonly I'm only 5 minutes waiting. Everything is under one roof, so I don't need to go to a bunch of different places for lab work, procedures, ultrasounds, etc. ... On the rare occasion I couldn't make the [appt] window - they would accommodate me. My doctor always completed my monitoring appts herself.
How was your experience with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Holden is VERY thorough. She goes over all options with you and gives you her suggestions and reasoning why. She also allows you to make the decision and showcases through her actions that she is in full support of whatever your decision might be. Dr. Holden always made me feel and made it clear that I am in full control of my cycle and how I want to get pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Make sure you are honest with her on your wants and expectations - she will support you and try to make/exceed your expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
She got to know me personally and always remembered me. Asked me how my dogs were, my house, etc. She always spent time with me to see if I had more questions, called me to check up on me, etc.
Describe the protocols Emily Holden used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
My first cycle was under the assumption I was unexplained infertility, but Dr. Holden did raise her concerns about endometriosis and my options. She allowed me to make the decision to hold off on the endometriosis surgery and go straight for IVF after the two failed IUIs. My original dosage was 150 Gonal - F, 1 menopure, 1 cetrotide daily. For my second IVF round, she knew what we were dealing with as I was diagnosed with endometriosis through having the surgery prior to this cycle. Her original dose to start was 200 Gonal-F, 1 Menopure, 1 Cetrotide. After a few days and some bloodwork - she increased the dose to 225 Gonal-F and left the rest the same. I did ask her if we can be aggressive in this cycle. Since COVID and not needing to travel like I normally do for work, this is the perfect time to be aggressive as I will be completely working from home. Dr. Holden followed my request as I asked but reminded me of risks and told me she will be as aggressive as possible without putting me at risk. Whenever Dr. Holden gives me her opinion I hear in her voice she is giving me her true thoughts, I trust what she says and I go with her suggestions everytime.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Damien Fertility Partners. (Assigned nurse: Micaela, Michelle, Claudia, Jennifer, Jamie, Liz, Kiersten, )
I love all these ladies! I've never had a bad encounter with any nurse or staff member at the office. They are always kind, compassionate, down to earth, I could keep going! They always remember my name who I am, ask me about work, etc. I feel at home at the office with the entire staff.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
The clinic is clean, warm, accomodating, and modern. I've never waited more than 15 minutes, but most commonly I'm only 5 minutes waiting. Everything is under one roof, so I don't need to go to a bunch of different places for lab work, procedures, ultrasounds, etc.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Damien Fertility Partners.
Never ruined my schedule and most of the time, they worked with me. On the rare occasion I couldn't make the window - they would accommodate me. My doctor always completed my monitoring appts herself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners.
After I hit my deductible, I was covered - $1500. I sadly hit my OOP Max for medications, so that will no longer be covered, but the office is helpful in finding me the best discounts if needed for future cycles.
Describe Emily Holden's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
Given my age, my doctor prefers 1 egg. I asked about multiple eggs for the second round and she is open to it but wants to see the eggs retrieved before we both make the decision together.
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Doctor
Emily Holden
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Holden is very educated with i lnfertility. She always ask if you have any questions. She explains every detail and make sure you understand what she is explaining. She goes out her way to make sure you understand. She is very professional and have good bedside manners...Ask all the questions you need and Dr. Holden will answer all your question
The [Damien Fertility Partners] clinic is clean and well organized. The clinic helps patients with surgery, bills and appointments. The clinic makes you feel very welcome when you walk in the office. The clinic can use more option for financial assistance...All the nurses are professional and friendly...Dr. Holden explain everything about my partner and my infertility
How was your experience with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Holden is very educated with i lnfertility. She always ask if you have any questions. She explains every detail and make sure you understand what she is explaining. She goes out her way to make sure you understand. She is very professional and have good bedside manners.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Ask all the questions you need and Dr. Holden will answer all your question
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emily Holden at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Holden explain everything about my partner and my infertility
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Damien Fertility Partners.
All the nurses are professional and friendly
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
The clinic is clean and well organized. The clinic helps patients with surgery, bills and appointments. The clinic makes you feel very welcome when you walk in the office. The clinic can use more option for financial assistance.
10
Doctor
Emily Holden
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources