Francis Polansky

Bay IVF

Available Lines of Communication

Nurse available by email
Nurse email
Nurse available by direct line
Direct line to nurse
Not available by cell phone
Not available by personal cell phone
Medical SchoolCharles
ResidencyBarnes-Jewish Hosp
FellowshipStanford U.
Palo Alto
1681 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-322-0500
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Francis Polansky to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
Humanity

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

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

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Excellent
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Bay IVF to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
1 assessment
10
Age
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
He [Dr. Polansky] is very matter of fact and I've heard he will urge women to consider donor eggs of their own are low quality. I personally believe this to be a positive thing...
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Age
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
His bedside manner was frank and compassionate without being condescending or over-promising. His confidence never seemed like arrogance and his overall lifestyle/diet/supplement suggestions were in line with my own.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
Don't expect too much hand holding. He is very matter of fact and I've heard he will urge women to consider donor eggs of their own are low quality. I personally believe this to be a positive thing since he understands the high costs associated with ART and the desire for the patient to have a positive outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francis Polansky at Bay IVF?
Every person working for Dr Polansky knew my name, where I was in my cycle, and were incredibly supportive during the whole process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They knew me by name and without being too intrusive, and we're just as relieved and overjoyed by my outcome. They called me a year later to ask how my daughter was doing.
10
Doctor
Francis Polansky
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Bay IVF
Palo Alto
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