Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 90%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 2%9.6
90% strongly recommend
130 reviews
Humanity
9.8
9.8
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
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
8.4
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
SUNY Downstate
Residency
Duke
Fellowship
RWJ Rutgers

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Eric Forman works in 1 office at

Columbia University
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 8%8.9

Explore Clinic
New York
5 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

130 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Investment Banker
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Forman] asked lots of questions about both my and my husband's medical history, and also made an effort to know more about us on a personal level...was very realistic with expectations and direct in the way he communicated with us, while also demonstrating empathy and compassion. His responsiveness to emails and phone calls, and the office's quick turnaround time in communicating results also helped take some of the stress and anxiety out of an already stressful process.
Christine and the other nurses at Columbia were wonderful. They are extremely communicative and always available to answer questions. All of the staff at the clinic from the phlebotomists to the ultrasound technicians were caring and kind. The morning monitoring process was extremely smooth and ran efficiently...Convenient location, bright, clean office...Some minor billing issues...
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
In our first appointment with Dr. Forman, he provided a thorough overview of Columbia's fertility clinic and the typical diagnostic tests a new couple undergoes before starting treatments. He also went through what the typical path would be to go down (although everyone will be different). Dr. Forman provided plenty of detail on the various procedures and types of medication and answered questions we had about outcome probability and risks of treatment. He asked lots of questions about both my and my husband's medical history, and also made an effort to know more about us on a personal level. After bloodwork and other diagnostic tests, it was decided the best course of action would be to start with IUIs. After the first one was successful, we decided to try another IUI given I had responded well to the medication. We were unsuccessful again on attempts 2 and 3 and decided to move onto IVF. We started IVF with about two weeks of medication and while my follicles were a little slow to start growing, there were plenty to proceed with the egg retrieval procedure. We were excited to have fertilized eggs a day after the procedure, unfortunately, none of the fertilized eggs made it viable embryos and our first cycle was over. This was upsetting and disappointing but Dr. Forman spent an hour on the phone with me after sharing the results walking through what could have caused that outcome and providing reassurance that he was confident that we could have success with another round. We agreed to take a month off and then try again. Dr. Forman tweaked our protocol slightly for round two and it seemed like my response to the medication was better this time around. After the egg retrieval, we had 8 fertilized eggs, 5 which made it to the Day 5 blastocyst stage and 4 which came back as good after being sent for genetic testing. Dr. Forman shared the news with us on Valentine's Day evening (which on top of being Valentine's Day was a also Sunday - he really does care about his patients!!) and we couldn't have been more grateful for such good news that day. We did a medicated transfer cycle a month later with our highest-quality embryo. While we did get pregnant based on the early bloodwork after the transfer, our levels were low and Dr. Forman was realistic about the chances of the pregnancy being viable. Ultimately we experienced a biochemical pregnancy which was devastating to us. Dr. Forman was understanding and compassionate while also giving us hope that we still have good embryos left and that there was a good chance the next try would work. For our next transfer, Dr. Forman suggested we try a natural cycle which involves no medication and closely monitoring my own cycle to time the transfer with ovulation. We used a trigger shot to ensure the timing of ovulation. This second cycle worked; early bloodwork looked promising and continued on the right trajectory and an ultrasound two weeks later confirmed the pregnancy and we saw the heartbeat. At 9 weeks we "graduated" from Dr. Forman's care and he helped us find an OBGYN to allow us to continue our care with Columbia.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Know you are in good hands and ask any and all questions you have - Dr. Forman will find time to get you the answers you need
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman was very realistic with expectations and direct in the way he communicated with us, while also demonstrating empathy and compassion. His responsiveness to emails and phone calls, and the office's quick turnaround time in communicating results also helped take some of the stress and anxiety out of an already stressful process.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
IUIs: Clomid + Trigger Shot Retrieval Round 1: Started on birth control; Follistim + Low Dose HCG; Ganirelix; Lupron + HCG trigger Retrieval Round 2: Clomid; Follistim + Menopur; Ganirelix; Lupron + HGC trigger Medicated Transfer: Started on birth control; Estrogen + Progesterone injections Natural Transfer: Progesterone suppositories + trigger shot
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine (Nurse))
Christine and the other nurses at Columbia were wonderful. They are extremely communicative and always available to answer questions. All of the staff at the clinic from the phlebotomists to the ultrasound technicians were caring and kind. The morning monitoring process was extremely smooth and ran efficiently.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Strengths -Wonderful doctors and nurses who truly care and are accessible -Efficiently-run morning monitoring process -Convenient location, bright, clean office Weaknesses -Some minor billing issues
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Forman is supportive of elective single embryo transfer
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Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Forman listened to my concerns and is very good with first time IVF patients. Nothing was too small for his attention and he’s always doing his best for you. He consistently went above and beyond for me the entire time I was in his care. A perfect example of this was when I had expressed how much I wanted him to perform the actual IVF procedure rather than another doctor from the clinic. The day of the procedure, it wasn’t guaranteed that he could make it but he rushed to the clinic and made it happen.
I had Katrina and Tiffany as nurses. They did their jobs well. Even the nurses who draw blood exhibited a great standard of care. Peri, the Egg Donor Program Coordinator, is especially great. She was incredibly helpful and reliable.... I can't recommend this clinic (Columbia) enough. The only things that I would hope for other to avoid are things that they can't necessarily control. 1) Make sure your procedures are pre-authorized well in advance. Speak with your insurance yourself and know for sure that pre-autho went through.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman listened to my concerns and is very good with first time IVF patients. Nothing was too small for his attention and he’s always doing his best for you. He consistently went above and beyond for me the entire time I was in his care. A perfect example of this was when I had expressed how much I wanted him to perform the actual IVF procedure rather than another doctor from the clinic. The day of the procedure, it wasn’t guaranteed that he could make it but he rushed to the clinic and made it happen. I actually teared up when I saw him. These things mean the world to women who have no control over their bad fortune.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman listened to my concerns and is very good with first time IVF patients. Nothing was too small for his attention and he’s always doing his best for you. He consistently went above and beyond for me the entire time I was in his care. A perfect example of this was when I had expressed how much I wanted him to perform the actual IVF procedure rather than another doctor from the clinic. The day of the procedure, it wasn’t guaranteed that he could make it but he rushed to the clinic and made it happen. I actually teared up when I saw him. These things mean the world to women who have no control over their bad fortune. He and his team understood that these things mattered and what a difference it makes when your concerns are taken seriously. Even the front desk and nurses who draw blood exhibited the same standard of care. Peri, the Egg Donor Program Coordinator, is especially great. She was incredibly helpful and reliable. I can’t recommend Columbia University Fertility Center enough.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I do not have a uterus but still have my ovaries. IVF, creating and freezing embryos and using a gestational carrier was the only strategy. It was all pretty straight forward for everyone. I declined using birth control because I had LH test strips to tell me approximately when my first day of cycle would be. He then monitored my blood work until we knew when to start everything. My injectables were Menopur, Gonal F & Cetrotide.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Katrina)
I had Katrina and Tiffany as nurses. They did their jobs well. Even the nurses who draw blood exhibited a great standard of care. Peri, the Egg Donor Program Coordinator, is especially great. She was incredibly helpful and reliable.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I can't recommend this clinic enough. The only things that I would hope for other to avoid are things that they can't necessarily control. 1) Make sure your procedures are pre-authorized well in advance. Speak with your insurance yourself and know for sure that pre-autho went through. 2) One of the third party companies that they work with, Igenomix that is used for PGS testing, relies on your IVF doctor to explain things that I believe should be their responsibility. The only thing that the clinic can do to help avoid a lot of frustration when it comes to finding out your results from Igenomix is to explain to their patients that 1) Currently, NY state law does not does not allow companies like Igenomix to disclose mosaic results 2) Explain that mosaic results from Igenomix are handled differently and how. 3) Interpret the results from Igenomix completely for the patient before they try to do it for themselves with an Igenomix rep. Again, all things that I believe Igonmix should explain before someone uses their services considering it has to do with their results and the service that your paying them to do, not the clinic. Igenomix should be saying, “You should know that that NY State law prevents us from disclosing information about mosaics…”, “this is how we outline our results. we conclude mosaic embryos are also abnormal embryos so you wouldn’t use them anyway… (paraphrasing that last part… that’s not exactly right)..”, “This is how you interpret our results, here is an example”.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 33
1 IVF
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Eric Forman is a fantastic physician who tried everything that was in our reach to produce a positive results...always went out of his way so that I could understand everything that was happening...For my egg retrieval a Lupron trigger protocol was used with me because of my PCOS...he prefers a single embryo transfer but if you wanted a multiple embryo transfer he will oblige....All 3 of my embryo transfers with Dr. Foreman were positive but the first two ended up being ectopic pregnancies and the last one ended up in a miscarriage.
The nursing staff of RMA NJ are are wonderful and compassionate the downfall would probably be that they are busy so sometimes you have to wait a full day to get your results back...Morning monitoring was busy but you never feel like they don't care about you....Dr. Forman always went out of his way so that I could understand everything that was happening and when anything went wrong as well. Great communicator, always respectful and honest.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Forman always went out of his way so that I could understand everything that was happening and when anything went wrong as well. Great communicator, always respectful and honest. Whenever something went wrong he showed concern for me and would not push us aside.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at RMA of New Jersey?
Never be afraid to ask any question because he will always answer you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Forman is a fantastic physician who tried everything that was in our reach to produce a positive results. Unfortunately all my pregnancies ended in miscarriages and Dr. Forman and the staff were always understanding about it and always treated us with respect and empathy.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval a Lupron trigger protocol was used with me because of my PCOS. I was supposed to have a fresh embryo transfer done but because my ovaries did become a bit over stimulated we moved to a frozen embryo transfer instead. All 3 of my embryo transfers with Dr. Foreman were positive but the first two ended up being ectopic pregnancies and the last one ended up in a miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
The nursing staff are are wonderful and compassionate the downfall would probably be that they are busy so sometimes you have to wait a full day to get your results back.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
This clinic is busy which means that morning monitoring can be a long wait but they always are efficient and do their best to get you out the door as fast as they can without sacrificing patient care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring was busy but you never feel like they don't care about you.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Foreman would always prefer a single embryo transfer but if you wanted a multiple embryo transfer he will oblige.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 50 - 52
Donor Eggs
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman is a great communicator...He was very responsive to my email queries outside of appointment time as well as in the appointments when I met with him in person. He is personable and empathic but is also very straight and direct about the facts of one's individual case...I was 50 when I met with Dr. Forman for the first time...advised that I would have the best chance of IVF success and a healthy baby with a donor egg, given my age...
I felt very cared for in my experience with Dr. Forman and his team at Columbia University Fertility Center. I greatly appreciated the transparency in billing, ease of setting up appointments/follow-ups, readiness and thoughtfulness in answers to my many questions, and insight and preparation regarding next potential steps the team readily provided. The team was unfailingly warm and empathic...
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is a great communicator, which is so needed in an IVF process, which is multilayered and sometimes confusing. He was very responsive to my email queries outside of appointment time as well as in the appointments when I met with him in person. He is personable and empathic but is also very straight and direct about the facts of one's individual case. This forthrightness builds trust.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I would highly recommend a client book a consult with Dr. Forman if considering IVF and deciding on a doctor and clinic in NYC.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I felt very cared for in my experience with Dr. Forman and his team at Columbia University Fertility Center. I greatly appreciated the transparency in billing, ease of setting up appointments/follow-ups, readiness and thoughtfulness in answers to my many questions, and insight and preparation regarding next potential steps the team readily provided. The team was unfailingly warm and empathic.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I was 50 when I met with Dr. Forman for the first time. I wanted to have a child, but my partner had passed away unexpectedly. We had been trying for a child together at this late stage in life but had been unsuccessful. Dr. Forman advised that I would have the best chance of IVF success and a healthy baby with a donor egg, given my age. His team helped me navigate the donor selection process. Once that was completed, embryos were created and tested for viability, and an embryo transfer was scheduled. The embryo transfer was successful on the first try!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Gertrude Wilfred)
All of the nursing staff were warm and empathic. I also found that they were organized and ready and able to answer any of my questions during a visit.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I really have no weaknesses to report about this clinic. I found all communications to be organized and well articulated, whether in billing, clinical, care coordination, or admin. I felt very supported by Peri Lowell who helps patients navigate the donor process, which can have multiple steps and decision pathways that feel complex and overwhelming at times.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
One of the reasons I chose Dr. Forman was his research and subsequent recommendation for single embryo transfers over multiples. I did not want to take the risk of potentially having twins/multiples through IVF.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Forman] has a sense of calmness to him which i think for folks like me (high anxious) works in his favor. I did not feel like he was pushing me unnecessarily towards any procedure. He performed the necessary tests and clearly explained the results, options available etc...His willingness to provide a clear path of what to expect and who will be involved in your care during each stage. During my process, he was going to be on vacation but he mentioned this to me before we started and gave me the choice.
Clinic [Columbia University] is great ... I think the only part where I had to do a lot more follow up and chasing was on the admin side but otherwise the actual individuals who physically took care of me were great. A couple of times another doctor and fellow had to step in when Dr Forman was not available she felt a bit more transactional with me but otherwise the whole experience has been good...
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
He has a sense of calmness to him which i think for folks like me (high anxious) works in his favor. I did not feel like he was pushing me unnecessarily towards any procedure. He performed the necessary tests and clearly explained the results, options available etc. I also had the benefit of comparison because before him i had had my consultation with a doctor at another practice who really felt like a salesman (i.e. just scared me without explaining anything when i asked multiple times). I appreciated that Dr Forman has been upfront and explains things. 2nd - His willingness to provide a clear path of what to expect and who will be involved in your care during each stage. During my process, he was going to be on vacation but he mentioned this to me before we started and gave me the choice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Be open with him, he communicates so likewise just make sure you communicate as well. You're in good hands. He also was Dr to a friend of mine.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
It really has felt like when Dr Forman communicates he has read your chart, remembers your story and the most important part was the responsiveness and willingness to answer any questions. I am a highly anxious person so i work better when i know what to expect and when things are explained to me regardless or whether the expected outcomes is in or not in my favor. I mentioned this to him in the beginning and so throughout he has been explaining the results and provided a bit more context to questions I had.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
For the ovarian stimulation, I was on Menopur 2vials, Follistim 300. My dosage didn't change throughout. I was on same dosage of those for about 11 days before the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
The whole team is amazing. Again i had the benefit of comparison with another practice. While it is very clear that everyone here is operating on a system, standard emails etc they do take the extra few minutes to explain things when you ask. Very responsive.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clinic is great ... I think the only part where I had to do a lot more follow up and chasing was on the admin side but otherwise the actual individuals who physically took care of me were great. A couple of times another doctor and fellow had to step in when Dr Forman was not available she felt a bit more transactional with me but otherwise the whole experience has been good.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
The system works. The only piece with me about this process is i wish they provided more context as they were doing the observation. When i asked they responded though so not bad.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
We were paying everything out of pocket except (insurance didnt cover) for diagnostic testing. For the embryo preservation the cost was about $18k and then medications $6k. On the medications the tip from the nurse was i could order as we go to avoid ordering too much that you dont end up using. The nurse would advise me. This was helpful esp since everything was out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Forman views every patient as a human and really gets to know you and your story. He takes all the information into account to create a personalized treatment plan...When we had a failed transfer, he specifically reached out when he was on vacation to check in on me...He always explained procedures and what the course of treatment would be and was available for any questions that came up during my cycles.
[the Columbia University nurse] sat with us over zoom twice to go over drawing up and mixing meds and was incredibly patient. the care coordinator was also incredible and was responsive to outreach...Be patient with the clinic staff. The medical assistants are amazing and remembered details of my personal life. Very rarely did I need to wait more than 15 minutes from my appointment time..
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
From the start, Dr Forman was incredible. He can come off as unemotional but he truly cared about us and our outcome. He truly cares about his patients. When we had a failed transfer, he specifically reached out when he was on vacation to check in on me. I never felt like a number, rather a person. He listened to our story and tailored the treatment to just that. He always explained procedures and what the course of treatment would be and was available for any questions that came up during my cycles.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Be your own advocate. Sometimes you can get lost in the mix, but stand up for yourself and ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman views every patient as a human and really gets to know you and your story. He takes all the information into account to create a personalized treatment plan. He was always considerate of my time and feelings and when asked for more explanations he or his nurse (Christine) would call me to explain more.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
For timed intercourse and IUI's, we alternated between Clomid & Letrozole, although most of the cycles I was on Letrozole. I also used the trigger shot (ovidrel) most times. For my first IVF cycle I took 10 nights of 2 vials of menopur, and 250 units of gonalF, and 5 nights of cetrotide. For my second IVF cycle, I had the same protocol, although I was on the meds for 12 days. Both times, I used Ovidrel and Lupron as triggers. For my first transfer, we primed with birth control and i took estradiol and 1.5 mL of progesterone in Oil. For the second transfer, we decided not to prime with birth control and i was on estradiol and 1 mL of progesterone in oil.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
Christine was always available and when she called with the results of our first transfer which failed because Dr Forman was on vacation, she was incredibly empathetic. She sat with us over zoom twice to go over drawing up and mixing meds and was incredibly patient. Gertrude- care coordinator was also incredible and was responsive to outreach.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Be patient with the clinic staff. The medical assistants are amazing and remembered details of my personal life. Very rarely did I need to wait more than 15 minutes from my appointment time. The clinic is beautiful and has a welcoming waiting area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
most of our procedures were covered under insurance.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr Forman is in favor of eSET
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Doctor
Eric Forman
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
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
2 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Forman] is excellent at explaining scientific and medical terms in digestible manner so that even a person distant from medical field can clearly understand the procedures. He does not sugar coat but sets realistic expectations and stays positive and reassuring during the process...We had a second round of IVF which resulted in 4 good embryos after the genetic testing. We then proceeded with the natural transfer which resulted in active pregnancy...
The clinic [Columbia University] is well run. Morning monitoring appointments are quick and a patient can book them via Connect which is convenient.The location is great and the office itself is clean...The team is absolutely wonderful - very efficient, responsive and helpful...We had a second round of IVF which resulted in 4 good embryos after the genetic testing...
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman is caring and is always there for you throughout your journey. He is excellent at explaining scientific and medical terms in digestible manner so that even a person distant from medical field can clearly understand the procedures. He does not sugar coat but sets realistic expectations and stays positive and reassuring during the process. He listens to his patients and seeks for the solutions best suitable for them. He always acts with utmost professionalism and provides exceptional care.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We first had 2 IUI rounds with Clomid which did not result in pregnancy. We then decided to move to IVF and had 2 rounds. I responded well to medications so both rounds had the same protocol (Gonal-F+Menopur+Lupron+HCG). The first one yielded 4 embryos but only 1 was good after the genetic testing. This was disappointing for us since we hoped to have more embryos that we could freeze. We had a second round of IVF which resulted in 4 good embryos after the genetic testing. We then proceeded with the natural transfer which resulted in active pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine - nurse and Gertrude - care coordinator)
The team is absolutely wonderful - very efficient, responsive and helpful.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic is well run. Morning monitoring appointments are quick and a patient can book them via Connect which is convenient.The location is great and the office itself is clean. The staff is very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Most of my expenses were covered by my insurance.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr Forman has a preference to eSET due to potential risk complications in multiple embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2021, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 30
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Forman] never pushed a certain protocol, but rather presented our options and gave his honest opinion about what route we should take. I truly have never met a doctor who takes such interest in his/her patients’ cases and is so devoted to making himself available - day or night - to provide support...answering my countless questions via email within an hour’s time (no matter the day of week), or reaching out unprompted to ask how I felt on my IVF medication, he always made me feel safe in his care
CUFC [Columbia Univeristy] is very well-organized with an incredible staff. My bloodwork and ultrasound monitoring appointments were always quick and efficient, which is key because there are so many of them. The entire nursing staff is compassionate, and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful....
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I have nothing but the best things to say about my experience with Dr. Forman and Columbia University Fertility Center. Dr. Forman recognized that I really wanted to understand what we were doing every step of the way and thanks to his willingness to always answer my questions, I learned so much through this process. I truly can’t imagine going through the IVF process with anyone else and cannot recommend him enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman will get you where you want to go - just trust him and his process!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Navigating infertility struggles can be extremely stressful and scary, but Dr. Forman was by my side every step of the way. Whether it be walking me and my husband through our options and ensuring we felt comfortable with the process, answering my countless questions via email within an hour’s time (no matter the day of week), or reaching out unprompted to ask how I felt on my IVF medication, he always made me feel safe in his care. He never pushed a certain protocol, but rather presented our options and gave his honest opinion about what route we should take. I truly have never met a doctor who takes such interest in his/her patients’ cases and is so devoted to making himself available - day or night - to provide support.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Elbo)
The rest of the team at CUFC - Gertrude, Christine, Jenny, Lisette, and many others - are all incredibly kind and knowledgeable as well. They understand what their patients are going through and try to make the countless appointments as enjoyable as possible.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
CUFC is very well-organized with an incredible staff. My bloodwork and ultrasound monitoring appointments were always quick and efficient, which is key because there are so many of them. The entire nursing staff is compassionate, and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
9
Doctor
Eric Forman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 44
3 Egg Freezing
East Asian
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Forman is incredibly supportive and responsive to patients. He always answered questions thoroughly and responds to emails personally, usually with a very quick turnaround time...Having a doctor who treats you as an individual rather than a statistic, and helps you understand your options at every step of the process...
Columbia Fertility is a world class clinic, from the front desk to the physicians, everyone is professional, respectful and compassionate. It is smaller than some of the other NYC-based clinics (not at all like the factory feeling of other places) so I always felt like the staff knew me personally and I was comforted to see familiar faces in the nursing and medical staff...Patients are allowed to self-schedule monitoring appointments so I could choose a time that worked for my schedule
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman is the best doctor I've ever seen, of any specialty. I'm deeply grateful for his approach to educating and caring for patients. As women on this forum know, fertility treatments are a stressful process, both physically and emotionally, especially for women over 40. Having a doctor who treats you as an individual rather than a statistic, and helps you understand your options at every step of the process, is so incredibly important. I have recommended Dr Forman to many relatives and friends, all of whom have had very positive experiences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Fertility treatments are tough, and for many of us, there are cycles during which we get disappointed. But having an expert, trusted advisor like Dr Forman is so critical to having the reassurance that you are getting the best care available.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman is incredibly supportive and responsive to patients. He always answered questions thoroughly and responds to emails personally, usually with a very quick turnaround time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Christine and the IVF nursing team at Columbia are top notch. They are incredibly supportive, communicative and responsive to questions. I am so grateful for their professionalism and how available they are to patients.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia Fertility is a world class clinic, from the front desk to the physicians, everyone is professional, respectful and compassionate. It is smaller than some of the other NYC-based clinics (not at all like the factory feeling of other places) so I always felt like the staff knew me personally and I was comforted to see familiar faces in the nursing and medical staff.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Patients are allowed to self-schedule monitoring appointments so I could choose a time that worked for my schedule
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45 - 46
2 Embryo Freezing
Income $500K+
Graphic Designer
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
5 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman always took extra time to explain absolutely everything about a procedure, reason behind his recommendations, drug regimens and research to backup his suggestions...left the decision up to us whether we wanted to proceed or move to a transfer. There was never any pressure, he would return emails almost immediately and answered every question thoroughly. He has a sweet bedside manner, is kind, so knowledgeable and an expert in the field...
Christine [nurse at Columbia University] was our rock. She was Dr.Formans right hand woman, was consistently there for us during appointments and scheduling as well as answering all logistical questions. She connected us to the right people for billing etc, and was generally just a wonderful person...Clean waiting room, never too packed, stayed on schedule. Blood test room was easy to get in and out of...
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman was very honest about our chances of conception being lower than average due to my age (at the time 46 years old). He explained the procedures we could attempt in order to increase our chances, and expertly laid out all of our options. We were hoping to get additional embryos in case the single viable embryo we already had did not take. After two additional cycles he was very honest with us that the chances were extremely low of getting another, but left the decision up to us whether we wanted to proceed or move to a transfer. There was never any pressure, he would return emails almost immediately and answered every question thoroughly. He has a sweet bedside manner, is kind, so knowledgeable and an expert in the field. When my husband and I say “Wow we made this baby!”, we always add “The three of us made this baby (myself, husband and Dr. Forman). We are forever thankful and recommend him to the moon and back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Come in with questions, they can be as specific and niche as possible and Dr.Forman will not only have an answer, but will likely be able to cite studies and additional research to backup answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman always took extra time to explain absolutely everything about a procedure, reason behind his recommendations, drug regimens and research to backup his suggestions.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
The protocol was not changed much from cycle to cycle, so less custom than our previous doctor. Since we only had one viable embryo, he recommended we do a trial transfer which involved taking all the drugs we would take for an actual transfer and in lieu of an actual transfer he would take a biopsy of the uterine lining. This is in order to ensure he has the best approximation of the window of time in which he should do the transfer. We were very happy we did this because he was able to make an adjustment to the timing for our actual transfer which we did several weeks later.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Christine was our rock. She was Dr.Formans right hand woman, was consistently there for us during appointments and scheduling as well as answering all logistical questions. She connected us to the right people for billing etc, and was generally just a wonderful person.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clean waiting room, never too packed, stayed on schedule. Blood test room was easy to get in and out of. Liked the option of sitting in chairs or at long table to the side. They provide a water machine and apples in the waiting room (pre-COVID). Front desk staff always courteous and professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
We were fortunate to have an insurance plan which covered most costs. We were responsible for a small copay each visit and PGS testing costs.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I appreciated the time Dr. Forman took to go over various options and answer all of our questions along the way. He is very talented at communicating complex and technical information (e.g., probabilities) into lay-person terms...I felt 100% in good hands with Dr. Forman...He listened to our concerns and worked with us to develop a plan that felt right. I would recommend him without reservation to prospective patients.
The [Columbia University] clinic is very well organized. I never waited long to be seen by doctor, nurse, or other staff. Clinic staff went above and beyond and exceeded expectations to work with us to get all treatment fit in a tricky schedule (and helped get a slow pharmacy to speed things up)...The entire team was excellent: nurse, care coord'r, financial person, techs, phlebotomists.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I felt 100% in good hands with Dr. Forman. Dr. Forman was able to break down complex technical material into understandable pieces. He answered all of our questions -- including outside of work hours and email follow-up questions. He listened to our concerns and worked with us to develop a plan that felt right. I would recommend him without reservation to prospective patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, and to ask them again if you don't quite understand -- Dr. Forman is very happy to explain things.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I appreciated the time Dr. Forman took to go over various options and answer all of our questions along the way. He is very talented at communicating complex and technical information (e.g., probabilities) into lay-person terms.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I started treatment at 38 years old (partner was 44). My hormone levels were in normal range. We tried 2 rounds of IUI first. Then did injections/egg retrieval; ICSI; frozen embryo transfer (rather than fresh transfer to let body reset hormone levels). I had no negative side effects from injections. 12 follicles; 8 eggs; 4 mature eggs; 2 fertilized; 1 5-day embryo ... 1 baby!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
The entire team was excellent: nurse, care coord'r, financial person, techs, phlebotomists.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic is very well organized. I never waited long to be seen by doctor, nurse, or other staff. Clinic staff went above and beyond and exceeded expectations to work with us to get all treatment fit in a tricky schedule (and helped get a slow pharmacy to speed things up).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Dr. Forman answered all of our questions about cost at the outset, so we knew what we were getting into. He also alerted us to a NYS grant program (sliding scale based on income) that we were able to take advantage of. Total costs for one round of egg retrieval and IVF were between $15-20K.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
eSET recommended and we agreed. (I did *not* want to take any risk of multiples -- I was more cautious about this than the Dr.)
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Forman was FANTASTIC! From the initial consultation to the positive pregnancy test Dr Forman was with us every step of the way! Any questions no matter how big or small we would respond within 24hrs. He put your wellbeing first knowing the emotional rollercoaster fertility is!..took the time to explain the different processes from IUI to IVF, helped us get a back up protocol in place in case the IUI's didn't work. He was never too busy to answer Q's
[Columbia University] Clinic was lovely, very clean, generally busy but minimal wait potentially 10/15 minutes at max. Rooms were thoroughly cleaned between each patients. Nothing was too much trouble! Great location with transport links...Nursing staff were always extremely happy & would remember you by name! They always had the right level of data to help with any Q's. Truly all of the nurses we met or spoke to, were all amazing
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman was great, he took the time to explain the different processes from IUI to IVF, helped us get a back up protocol in place in case the IUI's didn't work. He was never too busy to answer Q's. I truly believe it is due to Dr Forman (& his incredible team of nurses) why we're pregnant today!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
The level of treatment & care is well worth any cost different with other clinics. His reviews & results speak for themselves
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman was FANTASTIC! From the initial consultation to the positive pregnancy test Dr Forman was with us every step of the way! Any questions no matter how big or small we would respond within 24hrs. He put your wellbeing first knowing the emotional rollercoaster fertility is!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We used Clomid from Day 3 for 5 days, then returned to the clinic to check follicle growth, would inject Ovidel & have intercourse that night before returning to the clinic approx 36hrs later for the IUI insemination, followed by intercourse that night or the following to improve chances.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia University.
Nursing staff were always extremely happy & would remember you by name! They always had the right level of data to help with any Q's. Truly all of the nurses we met or spoke to, were all amazing
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clinic was lovely, very clean, generally busy but minimal wait potentially 10/15 minutes at max. Rooms were thoroughly cleaned between each patients. Nothing was too much trouble! Great location with transport links & would recommend to anyone NYC or NJ based.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Costs at Columbia were more compared to our prior clinic in NJ however it was worth it to get the level of care & attention from Dr Forman & the nurses! It was approximately $2,000 per cycle for medicated IUI, with insurance covering some elements but not all.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
n/a
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Forman] is the rare kind of doctor who is both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job, and highly sensitive to the emotional ups and downs patients experience during infertility. He always explained treatment options thoroughly, was highly responsive to questions and concerns via email, and helped us remain hopeful after a failed cycle...He took all possible factors into consideration (my age, diagnostic results, insurance coverage, etc.) into consideration when recommending we jump straight into IVF. Our first cycle yielded only 1 egg, but thankfully, PGS results were normal. We stuck with a similar protocol for the second round of IVF, with the goal of aiming for quality eggs again. That cycle was unsuccessful and we did not end up with any PGS normal embryos. Dr. Forman then suggested we adjust our protocol to something more aggressive (a microdose Lupron flare with a higher dose of Gonal (375 per night), 1 vial of Menopur, and HCG t
The clinic [Columbia University] is a well-oiled machine. They see lots of patients yet few things slip through the cracks. Everyone is professional and helpful. My morning appointments were always very quick, which eased the stress of getting to work on time afterwards. The only process that was a little confusing was the ordering of medications. In my first round of IVF, for example, the timing was unclear and I was anxious about getting all my medications on time. We were also missing a medication in the third round of IVF, which was nearly overlooked and could have been an issue.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Working with Dr. Forman has been the most positive experience I've ever had with a doctor. My husband and I did our research, and chose Dr. Forman after reading many positive reviews about his communicative style, compassion, and good results. We began seeing him in August of 2019, after a year of trying to conceive naturally and some disappointing diagnostic results (low AMH, high FSH) at another clinic. He took all possible factors into consideration (my age, diagnostic results, insurance coverage, etc.) into consideration when recommending we jump straight into IVF. Our first cycle yielded only 1 egg, but thankfully, PGS results were normal. We stuck with a similar protocol for the second round of IVF, with the goal of aiming for quality eggs again. That cycle was unsuccessful and we did not end up with any PGS normal embryos. Dr. Forman then suggested we adjust our protocol to something more aggressive (a microdose Lupron flare with a higher dose of Gonal (375 per night), 1 vial of Menopur, and HCG trigger). This protocol resulted in my most successful cycle, with 9 eggs and, ultimately, 2 PGS normal embryos. Due to the pandemic, a transfer was not an option during early spring, so after a thorough consultation with Dr. Forman, we opted for one more round of IVF in an attempt to bank another normal embryo. This final round was unsuccessful, with 2 abnormal embryos. Throughout the process, Dr. Forman was highly communicative and always available via email. He was sensitive yet forthcoming about my prospects when my FSH numbers continued to rise throughout the year. I appreciated the delicate balance he managed of being honest but caring. He also genuinely shared in our successes, which made it feel like we were a real team. I was grateful that he adjusted my protocol and always seemed to be thinking of new things to try. We did an eSET in August, which Dr. Forman made a point of doing himself, and are currently 11 weeks pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Take advantage of his expertise and responsiveness, and ask him any and all questions you may have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is the rare kind of doctor who is both extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job, and highly sensitive to the emotional ups and downs patients experience during infertility. He always explained treatment options thoroughly, was highly responsive to questions and concerns via email, and helped us remain hopeful after a failed cycle.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
See above.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
The nursing staff was excellent too. They always followed up with test results by the end of the day and provided detailed instructions for medications.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic is a well-oiled machine. They see lots of patients yet few things slip through the cracks. Everyone is professional and helpful. My morning appointments were always very quick, which eased the stress of getting to work on time afterwards. The only process that was a little confusing was the ordering of medications. In my first round of IVF, for example, the timing was unclear and I was anxious about getting all my medications on time. We were also missing a medication in the third round of IVF, which was nearly overlooked and could have been an issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Our cycles were covered by our fertility insurance, Progyny.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Forman opted for an eSET to reduce the risk of multiples and miscarriage. My understanding is that this is the current preferred approach based on research, so I was glad he chose it.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman was so respectful and kind to us. He never rushed through any of our appointments and communicated with us thoroughly! He listened and took time to read through our history...Even right before many of my procedures, he would email with another tip/suggestion to increase my chances. I also was very nervous for many of my procedures and of course made him aware of that so he'd make sure to reassure me and provide a step by step of what to expect so that I didn't worry.
When I walked in [to Columbia University], I couldn't believe how beautiful and modern it was inside. My previous fertility clinic was old and dingy. Columbia's fertility center is elegant, clean and upscale. The check in process was always seamless and I never had a long wait. I am a teacher so this was helpful for my monitoring appointments...Christine [nurse] was amazing. She communicated so quickly and efficiently. I could ask her any question I wanted and she took the time to respond and give a thorough answer.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is incredibly professional, smart and caring. He takes the time to review every detail about your history and tailors his treatment so that it works for you. Even right before many of my procedures, he would email with another tip/suggestion to increase my chances. I also was very nervous for many of my procedures and of course made him aware of that so he'd make sure to reassure me and provide a step by step of what to expect so that I didn't worry.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Make an appointment with him ASAP. He is the reason I am pregnant right now after being with the wrong doctor for almost a year.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman was so respectful and kind to us. He never rushed through any of our appointments and communicated with us thoroughly! He listened and took time to read through our history.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We did two egg retrievals and one frozen transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Christine was amazing. She communicated so quickly and efficiently. I could ask her any question I wanted and she took the time to respond and give a thorough answer.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
When I walked in, I couldn't believe how beautiful and modern it was inside. My previous fertility clinic was old and dingy. Columbia's fertility center is elegant, clean and upscale. The check in process was always seamless and I never had a long wait. I am a teacher so this was helpful for my monitoring appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Our insurance covered two egg retrievals. About $1200 for frozen embryo.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
We did a frozen embryo transfer with a 5 day blastocyst. We did not do genetic testing because of our age and preference.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We finally decided to start treatment again in NY with Dr Forman and the first test he did was ERA to check why I had to FET that failed in the past .... results: I needed one a day of medication! He took the time to go over everything and realized that was the piece of the puzzle missing from the other clinic!...I have to say that Dr Forman took the time to explain everything in details and he would even email us when he was not in the office to check if we were ok or congratulate us for the results. The treatment we received was excellent. Before going to Columbia I was treated by a fertility clinic in NJ and I could definitely “feel” the difference between clinics. I did not mind driving all the way from to NJ even for a morning monitoring because I knew I was in good hands and when you go thru this you want to make sure your Doctor is the best !
My nurse [at Columbia] was Christine and she was excellent... took the time to explain things in detailed and always answered all my questions (I had a lot!) My case coordinator was Gertrude and she was great! Always a smile on her face and making sure we were ok!...The clinic was excellent! Always trying to schedule my appointments according to my needs considering I was coming from NJ and phone calls or emails were answered right away!! The technology and everything on yo ur application make things easier for patients!
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
No words can express how grateful I am to have Dr. Forman and his amazing team care for me during my IVF journey. Everyone was so caring and detail oriented every step of the way. Dr. Forman collaborates with the patient and the nursing/lab team to provide efficient, timely results. I would highly recommend this center for any friends and family wishing to start a family. Dr Forman takes care of his patients in a way that I have never seen it before. He will email/call even when he was away just to check on us!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Listen to him and don’t doubt him... he definitely knows what he is doing. But even if you have any questions, he will always answer you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I have to say that Dr Forman took the time to explain everything in details and he would even email us when he was not in the office to check if we were ok or congratulate us for the results. The treatment we received was excellent. Before going to Columbia I was treated by a fertility clinic in NJ and I could definitely “feel” the difference between clinics. I did not mind driving all the way from to NJ even for a morning monitoring because I knew I was in good hands and when you go thru this you want to make sure your Doctor is the best !
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Dr Forman was my first IVF doctor in NJ but the. He moved to NY. We figured we could stay in the NJ clinic because it would be the same ... we were wrong! We finally decided to start treatment again in NY with Dr Forman and the first test he did was ERA to check why I had to FET that failed in the past .... results: I needed one a day of medication! He took the time to go over everything and realized that was the piece of the puzzle missing from the other clinic!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine A. Helbo )
My nurse was Christine and she was excellent... took the time to explain things in detailed and always answered all my questions (I had a lot!) My case coordinator was Gertrude and she was great! Always a smile on her face and making sure we were ok!
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic was excellent! Always trying to schedule my appointments according to my needs considering I was coming from NJ and phone calls or emails were answered right away!! The technology and everything on yo ur application make things easier for patients!
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman treated me with kindness and grace the entire time - he was authentic and optimistic even in our first consultation, and when he called me with my positive pregnancy test, I could tell the result was positive by his intonation on the phone that Sunday morning (yes, he truly goes above and beyond)... He is a thoughtful clinician who will look at your care and case inside and out, which is exactly what you need in your REI. And he does it with warmth, kindness, and genuine optimism while still being direct and clear. He is an outstanding communicator and is incredibly responsive - he returns emails with quick, clear, thorough explanations and immediately relieves my concerns. As a physician, I had more detailed questions about my plan/care (though I tried not to go overboard) and he authentically listened to my opinions; I was heard in a nonjudgemental way, and I truly felt like we're on the same te
The seating area [at Columbia University] is nice and spread out, and somehow miraculously never too crowded...They call you only by your first name instead of your first and last, so your privacy is respected...There are 2 private clean bathrooms in the waiting room as well. I preferred getting my blood drawn in the exam room instead of at the lab station...Hysteroscopy and repeat endometrial biopsy to confirm endometritis was gone (at my request). 2 IUIs (medicated) while waiting for embryos to be transferred from old clinic, unsuccessful but not surprising since it's IUI. Then progesterone suppositories for thin endometrial lining - lining wasn't as responsive as it was at stim for egg retrievals with injectables, so transfer was canceled. Then tried injectibles (G
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is truly the best of the best. I say this both as a patient and as a physician who has literally worked with 100s of other doctors. He is a thoughtful clinician who will look at your care and case inside and out, which is exactly what you need in your REI. And he does it with warmth, kindness, and genuine optimism while still being direct and clear. He is an outstanding communicator and is incredibly responsive - he returns emails with quick, clear, thorough explanations and immediately relieves my concerns. As a physician, I had more detailed questions about my plan/care (though I tried not to go overboard) and he authentically listened to my opinions; I was heard in a nonjudgemental way, and I truly felt like we're on the same team. He is evidence-based and even in casual conversation would cite certain papers (that I would then look up and read on PubMed) which really put my mind at ease. I had been in a stressful, toxic clinic previously (Cornell) and upon coming to Columbia with Dr. Forman, my stress evaporated overnight, literally. And we finally had success - thanks to Dr. Forman and his team. He will fight for you and has your best interests at heart. I wish I had found him as my first REI, not second. When I move back to the West Coast, I will continue to travel to him so we can continue to grow our family with him - I literally trust him with my life. My husband and I are eternally grateful to Dr. Forman!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Trust him. You'll see that he deserves your trust.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman treated me with kindness and grace the entire time - he was authentic and optimistic even in our first consultation, and when he called me with my positive pregnancy test, I could tell the result was positive by his intonation on the phone that Sunday morning (yes, he truly goes above and beyond).
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Hysteroscopy and repeat endometrial biopsy to confirm endometritis was gone (at my request). 2 IUIs (medicated) while waiting for embryos to be transferred from old clinic, unsuccessful but not surprising since it's IUI. Then progesterone suppositories for thin endometrial lining - lining wasn't as responsive as it was at stim for egg retrievals with injectables, so transfer was canceled. Then tried injectibles (Gonal-F and menopur) for lining, which worked, and we transferred with success! Used progesterone IM injections because I was concerned the lining was less responsive to suppositories due to chronic endometritis history and lack of response to suppositories; the shots were worth the peace of mind.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Christine is also a treasure! When I was crying about a canceled cycle due to thin lining (I never cry in doctors' offices, so I was surprised!) she met with me and was authentically empathetic and not rushed. I showed her my spreadsheet of endometrial lining history from prior cycles and expressed my concerns, she didn't think I was crazy, appreciated the data, and we all came up with a gameplan which was ultimately successful.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic setting is very serene, zen, and spa-like, complete with fruit and filtered water. No TVs, thank goodness. The front desk ladies are lovely and friendly. It really makes a difference to see kind faces when you're giving yourself shots daily and your entire life is revolving around IVF! The seating area is nice and spread out, and somehow miraculously never too crowded (Contrast to Cornell, where there are literally >100 patients on weekend monitoring days in the waiting room, standing room only, and some patients even take pictures of the scene, which is upsetting!). They call you only by your first name instead of your first and last, so your privacy is respected. (Again a huge contrast to Cornell, where your first and last name is shouted in front of >100+ patients.) There are 2 private clean bathrooms in the waiting room as well. I preferred getting my blood drawn in the exam room instead of at the lab station, and I think they're continuing to do this in the COVID-era.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Only copays, luckily. Freezing sperm was not covered by insurance so that was ~$600 I think. The financial team was awesome and coordinated everything with our insurance and pharmacy.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
He wrote the studies on eSET so he obviously recommended eSET, which I agreed with given my age and maternal/fetal health risks with multiples.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $500K+
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman is knowledgeable, kind, calm, compassionate, honest and always available to answer any questions or concerns not matter the day or the time of day within minutes of my email sent to him. I felt he was always on call 24/7. He even answered a request weeks after I was discharged from his care. Similar to his team, he took the time to know me and my husband and he was always knowledgeable of both my medical and personal life. Fertility journey had many ups and downs and the one time we got bad news he made sure to make the phone call and calming and compassionately explaining the bad news and our options. I have never felt more taken care of than the time i was under Dr. Forman's care.
Christine was my main nurse and she was always so helpful and responsive. She even make sure to make an appointment to show and educate my husband and I how to administrate the progesterone shots. Columbia University Fertility Center has many nurses and nursing staff that you get to see every other day and their tremedous efforts and carrying is what makes every other day visit a pleasure. They truly go above and beyond!...The clinic is so well organized. I never experience a practice that has so many patients to work so smoothly. I never had to wait and I was always taken with in within minute after the check in. The blood work email will come in every time within 1.5 hrs after blood drawn with the instruction of what I needed to do next. The step by step explanations were very clear and not once I have to call for clarifications. My presctriptios were always called in and ready for pick up and when my pharmacy could get one of the prescription filled, the nurse called me within 15 minutes after I left their office and informed me of where I need to go to pick up that particular drug.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is knowledgeable, kind, calm, compassionate, honest and always available to answer any questions or concerns not matter the day or the time of day within minutes of my email sent to him. I felt he was always on call 24/7. He even answered a request weeks after I was discharged from his care. Similar to his team, he took the time to know me and my husband and he was always knowledgeable of both my medical and personal life. Fertility journey had many ups and downs and the one time we got bad news he made sure to make the phone call and calming and compassionately explaining the bad news and our options. I have never felt more taken care of than the time i was under Dr. Forman's care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Let Dr. Forman get to know you both medical records and individual. He will only be able to give you the best care and attention if he truly knows you. Follow his advice, I found that he was never once wrong!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
My main concern going to to Columbia University Fertility Center and seeing the number of patiences was that I will be just a number. Something I express to Dr. Forman during our first call. Dr. Forman assured me that every patience is given the time and attention needed and he was so right. Every doctor and nurse I came in contact with knew my name, asked personal questions which they would remember to ask follow up questions at the next visit and most of all knew I couldn't seat in the chair for the blood work. Dr. Forman told me his team of nurses will try to accommodate me and once again he was correct. His team accommodated and went when above and beyond every single time to make me comfortable.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I went to Dr. Forman after three failed IUIs at a different practice. Where despite of being the only patient at the time of the appointment, my husband and I felt that after six months, they know us or care to hear out concerts. We initially met with Dr. Forman for a second opinion and with 10-15 minutes talking with him, we knew that he is the right doctor for us. After reviewing my records and learning about my husband and I, Dr. Forman recommended the IVF with the genetic testing of each individual normal embryo. In October 2019, we started the first IVF treatment, we got nine eggs of which only two of them fertilized. Both embryos were genetically tested and we learned that both were not normal. While the news was devastating, Dr. Forman called us and explained to us that this is just a set back but he doesn't think this is the end road for us. He gave us the option to try again but also not to rush and take our time making the decision. We decided to do it again and on December 31, 2019 we started our second cycle. Once again we had nine eggs but this time around four of them fertilized. And after the genetic testing, Dr. Forman called us with the good news. We had one perfect embryo! Once again Dr. Forman gave us some options and we decided to go for the transfer in March. Nine days later, we found out we are pregnant and I'm now 16 weeks and so far every pregnancy test (NP, NIPT etc.) has come back perfect.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
Christine was my main nurse and she was always so helpful and responsive. She even make sure to make an appointment to show and educate my husband and I how to administrate the progesterone shots. Columbia University Fertility Center has many nurses and nursing staff that you get to see every other day and their tremedous efforts and carrying is what makes every other day visit a pleasure. They truly go above and beyond!
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic is so well organized. I never experience a practice that has so many patients to work so smoothly. I never had to wait and I was always taken with in within minute after the check in. The blood work email will come in every time within 1.5 hrs after blood drawn with the instruction of what I needed to do next. The step by step explanations were very clear and not once I have to call for clarifications. My presctriptios were always called in and ready for pick up and when my pharmacy could get one of the prescription filled, the nurse called me within 15 minutes after I left their office and informed me of where I need to go to pick up that particular drug.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
I don't remember the exact cost but I do recall being similar to the other practice I initial went to. I'm very fortunate that my company has paid in full for my treatments.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
I believe the elective single embryo transfer is the best choice as healthy pregnancy result from from quality and not quantity. I could be more happy that Dr. Forman practices the single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
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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2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
4 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I trusted Dr. Forman's suggestion on transferring a single embryo for my first IVF cycle and it was successful...was always kind, respectful, and took his time explaining all procedures to my husband and I. He never made us feel rushed at any point, and he took his time to answer all our questions. He made sure we understood the pros and cons of all the procedures before they were done...goes above and beyond to provide quality care for his patients. He always addresses my question and concerns since our very first meeting. He explains all procedures in detail and makes sure you understand the pros and cons before it is done. He never forces any procedures on you, he suggests it, gives you all the information, and lets you decide if you want to take that approach. Because of the quality work and great advice from Dr. Forman, I now have a healthy baby boy.
Nurse Christine[at Columbia University] is amazing. She always delivers the results by phone or email as soon as it becomes available. She is also available to answer any questions or concerns, if not she usually gets back to you as soon as she can...Overall, Columbia fertility is a wonderful place. As you exit the elevator you are greeted with friendly smiles from the front desk employees which makes you feel welcome. The office is bright, clean, and comfortable with complimentary refreshments. The wait time to be seen is very short.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
There aren't enough words to describe how amazing Dr. Eric Forman is. He is kind, very compassionate, extremely knowledgable, great communication, and he handles all procedures with great attention and care. Dr. Forman goes above and beyond to provide quality care for his patients. He always addresses my question and concerns since our very first meeting. He explains all procedures in detail and makes sure you understand the pros and cons before it is done. He never forces any procedures on you, he suggests it, gives you all the information, and lets you decide if you want to take that approach. Because of the quality work and great advice from Dr. Forman, I now have a healthy baby boy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Ask all the questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman was always kind, respectful, and took his time explaining all procedures to my husband and I. He never made us feel rushed at any point, and he took his time to answer all our questions. He made sure we understood the pros and cons of all the procedures before they were done.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
Nurse Christine is amazing. She always delivers the results by phone or email as soon as it becomes available. She is also available to answer any questions or concerns, if not she usually gets back to you as soon as she can.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Overall, Columbia fertility is a wonderful place. As you exit the elevator you are greeted with friendly smiles from the front desk employees which makes you feel welcome. The office is bright, clean, and comfortable with complimentary refreshments. The wait time to be seen is very short.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Insurance covered the cost
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
I trusted Dr. Forman's suggestion on transferring a single embryo for my first IVF cycle and it was successful.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
During that retrieval, Dr. Forman did a scratch test to see if there was any inflammation in my uterine lining. There was a few plasma cells found, so I took an antibiotic for that. We also went back and figured out which protocol provided my thickest lining and we decided menopur and Gonal f would gain the best lining for me...was ALWAYS available. Whether it was to vent or ask small questions, there was always an email in return. He goes above and beyond for his patients. I traveled in from northern NJ to see him and he was always considerate for that too.
She [nurse at Columbia] constantly returned my phone calls to answer all my questions and keep me calm. I can’t say enough good things...Columbia is gorgeous! Everything is clean and everyone when you walk in is friendly and helpful. Every one who ever drew my blood got to know me and made me feel super comfortable. The sonographers were informative and knowledgeable. I was always able to get in contact with someone to answer my question.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
The level of contact and patience he had for me as a patient goes above and beyond any other doctor I’ve ever seen. From the moment we met, I felt totally comfortable and respected any decisions Dr. Forman suggested as my course of treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Ask questions and always be your own advocate no matter who your doctor is.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman was ALWAYS available. Whether it was to vent or ask small questions, there was always an email in return. He goes above and beyond for his patients. I traveled in from northern NJ to see him and he was always considerate for that too.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
For all 3 IUIs we did letrozole to stimulate follicles. Then I was the one who volunteered to proceed to IVF. For the first egg retrieval, we used menopur and Gonal F. Then we added centrotide and triggered with HCG. For those frozen transfers, we did estradiol to thicken my lining and then progesterone in oil. After 1 miscarriage and 2 failed transfers, we decided to do a second egg retrieval. This was the same protocol. During that retrieval, Dr. Forman did a scratch test to see if there was any inflammation in my uterine lining. There was a few plasma cells found, so I took an antibiotic for that. We also went back and figured out which protocol provided my thickest lining and we decided menopur and Gonal f would gain the best lining for me. This was a natural cycle that I triggered a follicle and used progesterone suppositories instead of the oil. That’s what did the trick!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Christine and Gertrude are also amazing people. Christine is always so happy and positive. She constantly returned my phone calls to answer all my questions and keep me calm. I can’t say enough good things about these two women. They’re super respectful, professional, and compassionate with patients.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is gorgeous! Everything is clean and everyone when you walk in is friendly and helpful. Every one who ever drew my blood got to know me and made me feel super comfortable. The sonographers were informative and knowledgeable. I was always able to get in contact with someone to answer my question.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
I have amazing insurance as a teacher so everything was covered except for genetic testing of embryos and cryopreservation. The biopsy was $2500 per retrieval and $100 per month for storage.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
I always wanted to have one child at a time and Dr. Forman is a big advocate for it, so it was perfect for us.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Forman personally answers emails with any questions you may have. When I had an issue with medication not being called in, he helped me during the weekend so I can get my medication in time to start my IVF...Our first consultation with Dr. Forman was very detailed. He explained my diagnosis and the process moving forward. We decided to go straight to IVF due to my condition. The doctor is not the type that is overly warm, but he is knowledgeable and always on top of the latest research. He is more of the traditional and convention IVF view.
I dealt with a number of nurses [at Columbia University] while one of them was out so never really go to build good rapport...Finance department was giving out my old insurance information to doctors when I had changed insurance plans at the beginning of my IVF cycle. Failed to call in prior authorization for one of the medication resulting in me having to chase around to get the drug approved or risk delaying the start of my cycle. Did not take enough specimen for the tests we were going to perform
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Our first consultation with Dr. Forman was very detailed. He explained my diagnosis and the process moving forward. We decided to go straight to IVF due to my condition. The doctor is not the type that is overly warm, but he is knowledgeable and always on top of the latest research. He is more of the traditional and convention IVF view.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
He is not overly warm but will be blunt and honest about the treatment ahead. I would suggest to do your own research about the latest tests available and bring it up to see if he is okay to it. Be an advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman personally answers emails with any questions you may have. When I had an issue with medication not being called in, he helped me during the weekend so I can get my medication in time to start my IVF.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Gonal F, Menuopur, Novidel trigger for egg retrieval. Lupron, estrace, and progesterone in oil for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
I dealt with a number of nurses while one of them was out so never really go to build good rapport.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clinic was bright, clean, modern. The finance department was horrible. Super hard to get in touch with. Had the wrong insurance information. The finance coordinator does not pick up the phone ever and I always had to leave messages for her to call me back. Phone tag basically. The clinic was not too transparent with costs unlike other clinics. I felt I had to advocate for myself and asks about costs.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Very quick and easy. The earlier you go the better. In an out in 15 minutes. If you want to have your doctor perform your ultrasound you need to request it and the doctor may not always be available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Not sure yet...
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
He strongly suggests single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia University.
Finance department was giving out my old insurance information to doctors when I had changed insurance plans at the beginning of my IVF cycle. Failed to call in prior authorization for one of the medication resulting in me having to chase around to get the drug approved or risk delaying the start of my cycle. Did not take enough specimen for the tests we were going to perform
7
Doctor
Eric Forman
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
7
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 42
2 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Forman is awesome. He’s very responsive and always lets you know the possible outcomes. Obviously what Him and the embryologists do is incredible the science is there but there’s the parts they can’t control and he lets you know up front. He also lets you make your decisions without pressure but tells you his point of view. I trusted Dr Forman the whole step of the way and very grateful for him and all he’s done for us...always lets you know the possible outcomes. Obviously what Him and the embryologists do is incredible the science is there but there’s the parts they can’t control and he lets you know up front. He also lets you make your decisions without pressure but tells you his point of view. I trusted Dr Forman the whole step of the way and very grateful for him and all he’s done for us.
Christine [nurse at Columbia Fertility Associates] was amazing. Very patient, quick to respond and genuinely cared. Also all of the nurses that took my blood were the best. So gentle and caring...Retrieval cycle including PGS testing (not Transfer as insurance covered) around $14,000. Didn’t have to pay for monitoring as my insurance covered this as well...The office is beautiful. Doesn’t feel like a doctors office at all. At first I was worried that the costs would be much higher than other clinics but that’s not the case! The staff is wonderful. The nurses and all the doctors that I had the experience of dealing with. Nothing but positive things to say about Columbia!
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Forman is awesome. He’s very responsive and always lets you know the possible outcomes. Obviously what Him and the embryologists do is incredible the science is there but there’s the parts they can’t control and he lets you know up front. He also lets you make your decisions without pressure but tells you his point of view. I trusted Dr Forman the whole step of the way and very grateful for him and all he’s done for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia Fertility Associates?
Trust his judgment and take notes if you’re one that needs to know all the details!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Forman and his staff knew me and out conversations and appointments showed that. You can tell they truly care about their patients. When you go in for your retrieval and transfer it’s one room so one person at a time. You don’t feel like your in a hospital. Very different from my other clinic.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
He changed my protocol after my first clinic wasn’t successful as I ovulated before they went in for retrieval. He used lupron micro flare along with follistim and menopour.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo )
Christine was amazing. Very patient, quick to respond and genuinely cared. Also all of the nurses that took my blood were the best. So gentle and caring.
Describe your experience with Columbia Fertility Associates.
The office is beautiful. Doesn’t feel like a doctors office at all. At first I was worried that the costs would be much higher than other clinics but that’s not the case! The staff is wonderful. The nurses and all the doctors that I had the experience of dealing with. Nothing but positive things to say about Columbia!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia Fertility Associates.
Retrieval cycle including PGS testing (not Transfer as insurance covered) around $14,000. Didn’t have to pay for monitoring as my insurance covered this as well.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia Fertility Associates.
N-a
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia Fertility Associates
Washington DC
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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 39 - 40
2 Embryo Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Forman did clearly explain everything he did and why he was doing it... Kind, compassionate, always available even in off hours by phone and email. He helped us to procure a New York State fertility grant for which other clinics had huge and unreasonable waitlists, and got us in right before the annual deadline so that we could do an egg retrieval immediately! Without his extra attention and assistance, we could never have done the retrieval at all.
Columbia never ever felt like a cattle call...I was always treated quickly and with great attention and care...is the pinnacle of fertility care, from a super clean and new facility to great doctors, nurses, and administrators. I have complete confidence in everyone I saw there and they made me feel very well cared for throughout the whole process...The nursing staff is all friendly, warm, compassionate, and utterly competent, to the point that I somehow didn't even mind any of the blood draws or the going in early for monitoring!
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is always willing to explain everything down to the smallest detail, and has always been available for us when we had any questions or concerns. After a mediocre experience with one doctor at another clinic, and a terrible experience with another doctor at another clinic, finding Dr. Forman felt like a godsend.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Don't hesitate to ask questions! He's got the answers
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is incredible. Kind, compassionate, always available even in off hours by phone and email. He helped us to procure a New York State fertility grant for which other clinics had huge and unreasonable waitlists, and got us in right before the annual deadline so that we could do an egg retrieval immediately! Without his extra attention and assistance, we could never have done the retrieval at all.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
While I don't recall the precise strategies now, Dr. Forman did clearly explain everything he did and why he was doing it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University.
The nursing staff is all friendly, warm, compassionate, and utterly competent, to the point that I somehow didn't even mind any of the blood draws or the going in early for monitoring!
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is the pinnacle of fertility care, from a super clean and new facility to great doctors, nurses, and administrators. I have complete confidence in everyone I saw there and they made me feel very well cared for throughout the whole process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Columbia never ever felt like a cattle call (distinctly different from NYU, which always did). I was always treated quickly and with great attention and care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
Dr. Forman helped us to get a New York State grant for partial coverage of our egg retrievals, without which we could not have afforded treatment. All other billing was handled efficiently and logically.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
No comment.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Forman as my doctor - he saw me through cycles of treatment, a miscarriage, D&C, retrieval, transfer, and ultimately a healthy pregnancy. I have zero hesitations going back to Dr. Forman to pick up treatment for future children. I am the type of patient that wants to know all the details, the numbers, the statistics, etc. And Dr. Forman patiently answered all of my questions. He was always accessible by email and felt that he wanted us to succeed and was invested in our personal wellbeing (not because it would improve his business/record, etc.).
I switched clinics because the other clinic felt like a factory - and felt a complete difference once I switched to Dr. Forman/Columbia...I thought the rest of the clinical staff though was great as well - anybody who gave me an ultrasound or did my bloodwork was always warm and helpful...Never had to wait too long and I really appreciated it.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Forman as my doctor - he saw me through cycles of treatment, a miscarriage, D&C, retrieval, transfer, and ultimately a healthy pregnancy. I have zero hesitations going back to Dr. Forman to pick up treatment for future children. I am the type of patient that wants to know all the details, the numbers, the statistics, etc. And Dr. Forman patiently answered all of my questions. He was always accessible by email and felt that he wanted us to succeed and was invested in our personal wellbeing (not because it would improve his business/record, etc.).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Don't be afraid to ask him questions. Gather all of your questions and ask in one shot, rather than pepper him with questions in a number of emails/calls etc. I prefer things in writing so I can refer back to them later, Dr. Forman had no problem with email communication and really appreciated that he was super responsive. He is very receptive to input (i.e. dont think he's insulted if you ask follow-up questions on the protocol) - and is willing and able to answer the whats and the whys.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I switched clinics because the other clinic felt like a factory - and felt a complete difference once I switched to Dr. Forman/Columbia. Dr. Forman always had time for me and for my questions - a couple of times he even called us from his car on his commute home so we could pepper him with all of our questions. Although he is not necessarily the person who sees you at every appointment I felt like he was actively reviewing my case at every turn and bump in the road and knew I could always reach out if I needed to speak with him directly. The nurses and ultrasound techs were also great - never treating us like a number. They were comforting when we went through challenges and there to celebrate with us when we had good news to share too. It seemed like they were all rooting for us to succeed, which doesn't happen if you are at a clinic that treats you like a number.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Don't remember the specifics - but he strongly encouraged a frozen transfer so that the retrieval cycle could focus separately on creating the best eggs for retrieval (and not have to worry about creating a hospitable environment for transfer until the following cycle).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
There was a bit of an adjustment period with Christine, I think I had one interaction with Christine that was not the most positive and felt it was because she was less aware of my own specific situation, I don't really remember the specifics and felt like she was playing goalie to Dr. Forman at the time. That was earlier in my experience with the clinic, but I got bolder as time went on and learnt to ask for what I needed. Also, I think Christine got used to my follow-up questions... knowing that I would want to know exact numbers and levels etc, she started providing those ahead of my asking for them at some point (rather than just telling me the follow-up instructions). I also preferred instructions in writing, so before she would call me with results she would email me the results as well. I thought the rest of the clinical staff though was great as well - anybody who gave me an ultrasound or did my bloodwork was always warm and helpful.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Although they have many patients it did not feel like a factory. The location was great for us - right off the subway line (our previous clinic was about an hour commute by public transit, switching to Columbia cut it down to 30 minutes). Dealing with the financial/insurance stuff may always be a headache, but I felt like the financial coordinator did not always go about the pre-approvals/authorizations the right way. Always follow-up with them or with insurance and don't assume that they know what they're doing unfortunately.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Never had to wait too long and I really appreciated it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
I had an insurance coverage issue that required us to switch employee insurance mid-year and Dr. Formans office was the first to help us discover it. Insurance covered everything after 5K OOP Maximum, however insurance had limits to how much they would cover for meds and IVF procedures to 35K maximum. As I did not know how many cycles I would need, and the mark-up for meds through insurance was ridiculous (5K through insurance for the same med that I can purchase for $800 out of pocket, from THE SAME PHARMACY! Not a joke, and I'm surprised it's legal) I opted to pay for most of my meds out of pocket to ensure that I would still have coverage available if needed for a second cycle.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Multiples are tougher pregnancies, and we were transferring a PGT euploid embryo, which has an even greater likelihood of pregnancy. I was not pushing for a multiple transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia University.
Husband came to provide bloodwork for specific test results and they submitted his blood for the wrong test. Needed to resubmit another blood sample. IVF meds were a little difficult to coordinate there was some back and forth between Diana and a misunderstanding of what meds were required. IVF meds are complicated so I guess its understandable and ultimately we got to the right place, it was just a little bit of stress I wish I didn't have to deal with.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 43
2 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Forman is honest and straightforward. I knew exactly what we were doing and why, and my expectations were set and leveled. And, when I need to reach out to him (usually via email). he is quick to respond. I feel like he is my partner in this journey...I like that Dr Forman doesn't sugar coat anything. I like that he gives me details, explains things clearly (uses visuals even), and I know what to expect every step of the way. I don't think his style works for everyone, but I think if you're ok with someone level setting you at each step then he is great.
I love Columbia. The one drawback is how busy they are, but I love the attention I get. I have never had a negative experience (other than being in a crowded waiting room). Don't be afraid to speak up if you think you're being lost in the crowd, the staff is incredibly responsive. I think it may feel intimidating and clinical to someone who is new, but once you start your treatments you'll feel like you're being taken care of.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
I like that Dr Forman doesn't sugar coat anything. I like that he gives me details, explains things clearly (uses visuals even), and I know what to expect every step of the way. I don't think his style works for everyone, but I think if you're ok with someone level setting you at each step then he is great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Don't be turned off by his straightforward manner. You are going to be in the best mindset possible under his treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman is honest and straightforward. I knew exactly what we were doing and why, and my expectations were set and leveled. And, when I need to reach out to him (usually via email). he is quick to respond. I feel like he is my partner in this journey.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We used Clomid, Menopur, and Gonal-F. I am older so I needed more egg stimulation for IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine Helbo)
I love Christine and the nursing staff at Columbia. I was anxious about shots - before and after IVF, and they were extremely helpful in getting me over my anxieties.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I love Columbia. The one drawback is how busy they are, but I love the attention I get. I have never had a negative experience (other than being in a crowded waiting room). Don't be afraid to speak up if you think you're being lost in the crowd, the staff is incredibly responsive. I think it may feel intimidating and clinical to someone who is new, but once you start your treatments you'll feel like you're being taken care of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
IVF cycle out of pocket was a little under $14,000; implantation was about $3,000 out of pocket, and the embryo storage (to take it out) was about $5000
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
I had no choice but to go with single embryo transfer - I only has one healthy embryo.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
1 IVF
Income $0 - $49K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
rom our initial consultation, he asked how many kids we want to have and since neither of us have any kids, we couldn’t even fathom how to answer that question. After our first meeting, he shared with us his email address in case we had more questions about the process. Then later that night Dr Forman sent us an follow up email on our consultation. During the NYC blackout, the clinic is within the blackout zone and we were worried about our embryos in the clinic
Columbia Fertility is a well run place, the receptionists are organized and always check you in on time when you arrive for an appointment or monitoring. The nurses and ultrasound tech is polite and sweet, always great bedside manner. I would say there is not much of weakness at all...We went straight to IVF with antagonist protocol, it did not need pre-treatment. We did the shots for 7 day and was able to retrieved 7 eggs even though we saw over 20 follicles during the monitoring.
How was your experience with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr. Forman is extremely knowledgeable in his field, he attends many reproductive conferences and participate in guest panels, we know from the moment we met him he is a detailed and smart doctor. He does not sugar coat any statistics or facts at the same time he always maintain positive and encouraging. Being I am 43, time is important so after our discussion with Dr. Forman, we decided to go straight into IVF instead of multiple rounds of IUI. Through out our decision making Dr Forman was always there when we had a question or concern. Never once we doubted Dr. Forman's recommendation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Do your own research and come to Dr. Forman with your questions and he will answer them one by one and put your mind at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Forman at Columbia University?
Dr Forman is one of the best in his field, from our initial consultation, he asked how many kids we want to have and since neither of us have any kids, we couldn’t even fathom how to answer that question. After our first meeting, he shared with us his email address in case we had more questions about the process. Then later that night Dr Forman sent us an follow up email on our consultation. During the NYC blackout, the clinic is within the blackout zone and we were worried about our embryos in the clinic lab. We emailed Dr. Forman and he responded quickly to assured our embryos are safe in the nitrogen tanks and later shared on his social media that one of the embryologist climbed 13 flights of stairs to ensure all the back up generators were working. This is such brilliant team work, Dr Forman has a very capable team aside him.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We went straight to IVF with antagonist protocol, it did not need pre-treatment. We did the shots for 7 day and was able to retrieved 7 eggs even though we saw over 20 follicles during the monitoring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Christine)
Dr. Forman entire team work seamlessly. Christine is Dr. Forman's main nurse, she always emailed or contact us on the treatment plan and monitoring results. Gertrude is Dr. Forman's secretary, she is always on point in scheduling the appointment and coordinate office visits. When one of them is not available, there is always other support staff stepping in and communicate with you. In this process, every single piece of communication is so important and needed.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia Fertility is a well run place, the receptionists are organized and always check you in on time when you arrive for an appointment or monitoring. The nurses and ultrasound tech is polite and sweet, always great bedside manner. I would say there is not much of weakness at all.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Well run clinic and very efficient. The staff always inform you if there is more than few minutes of wait. They always try to work around your schedule the best they can and we always felt well treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman at Columbia University.
IVF one cycle is about $17,000 without the meds.
Describe Eric Forman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
We trust Dr. Forman's recommendation on Single Embryo Transfer as we do not want the risks of having multiples.
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5