Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 48%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 26%7
48% strongly recommend
16 reviews
Humanity
7.6
7.6
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
7.6
7.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.2
6.2
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
RWJ Rutgers
Residency
Cooper Hosp
Fellowship
Yale

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Grace Lee works at

Harvard Vanguard
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 15%8.1

At 2 offices

Boston
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-421-1000
Wellesley
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
781-431-5400
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Grace Lee works at

Boston IVF
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 17%8.3

At 1 office

Lexington
One Forbes Road
Lexington, MA 02421
800 858-4832
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5 patient reviews filtered by:

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2016, Successful
8
10
Age 29 - 34
3 IUI
4 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Lee is very smart and very straightforward. She is not warm and fuzzy but she is as accessible and logical as they come. She's one of the more conservative RE's, as far as I can tell, but her rates speak for themselves. She gets the job done...Dr. Lee and the nurses remembered personal information about me and recognized my particular case. Every cycle was evaluated from the start and tweaked based on what we had learned during the previous cycle...
HVMA Wellesley is organized, clean and efficient. The ultrasound tech is caring and funny, and news is shared efficiently. The online option for communication is excellent...[Nurse] Tracy has been doing this for a long time, she's seen it all. She has a great sense of humor and is warm and caring. She's happy to answer any and all questions that come up...
How was your experience with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Dr. Lee is very smart and very straightforward. She is not warm and fuzzy but she is as accessible and logical as they come. She's one of the more conservative RE's, as far as I can tell, but her rates speak for themselves. She gets the job done.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Dr. Lee and the nurses remembered personal information about me and recognized my particular case. Every cycle was evaluated from the start and tweaked based on what we had learned during the previous cycle.
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles at Harvard Vanguard and their degree of success.
In 2013, we did 3 clomid/IUI cycles that resulted in negative tests. We then did one IVF cycle using Gonal F/Menopur that gave us 4 mature eggs. We did a 3-day transfer of 1 (the only one that remained at the time) that resulted in a healthy pregnancy and birth. In 2015/2016, we did 3 IVF retrievals and 4 transfers. The first was a Gonal F/Menopur cycle that resulted in 8 mature eggs. We had only two medium-grade embryos on Day 3 so we transferred one and did not get pregnant. The second was a Gonal F/Menopur cycle that resulted in 13 mature eggs. We were required to freeze all post-retrieval because my progesterone was high during the medicated portion (meaning that my lining would not have been receptive to a transfer). All but 1 embryo failed to make it to Day 5, we transferred the one high-quality embryo remaining and did not get pregnant. The third retrieval cycle we switched the protocol to a Gonal F/Lupron medicated cycle. 22 embryos were retrieved and 5 high quality Day 5 embryos were frozen. I overstimulated on the new protocol and once again had to freeze all, this time due to high estrogen. We then did an FET of one frozen embryo that did not result in pregnancy, but had 4 frozen embryos remaining. We then did an FET of two frozen embryos that resulted in a twin pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Harvard Vanguard. (Assigned nurse: Tracy)
Tracy has been doing this for a long time, she's seen it all. She has a great sense of humor and is warm and caring. She's happy to answer any and all questions that come up.
Describe your experience with Harvard Vanguard.
HVMA Wellesley is organized, clean and efficient. The ultrasound tech is caring and funny, and news is shared efficiently. The online option for communication is excellent.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard.
We have great coverage under BCBS MA and paid 10% of all fees until we reached $1,000 out of pocket, after which BCBS paid 100%. We paid 10% of prescription drugs costs.
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Doctor
Grace Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Harvard Vanguard
Wellesley
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 36
2 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We are also doing PGS testing, so it was requested that she [Dr. Grace Lee] increase dosage to account for low number of normal embryos last cycle and she was agreeable...Prefers single transfer and options/risks were explained...She was warm and friendly...knowledgeable, easy to make appt with. Listened to my concerns and made adjustments based on age and prior retrieval cycle...
Can be difficult to schedule appts at the time/place I needed [at Harvard Vanguard]. Lab services are quick with good hours. Ultrasound tech and support staff at Burlington HVMA are wonderful. Friendly scheduling coordinators...nurse was very helpful and prompt...Easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and experienced. Warm and personable. Able to answer all my questions...Usually right on schedule. Could be difficult to schedule ultrasound at preferred center on some days
How was your experience with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Professional, warm, friendly, knowledgeable, easy to make appt with. Listened to my concerns and made adjustments based on age and prior retrieval cycle.................................... .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Have your questions and concerns ready. Explain your goals and expectations so that she can personalize your treatment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
She was warm and friendly. Helped with appointments and her nurse was very helpful and prompt.
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles at Harvard Vanguard and their degree of success.
We are also doing PGS testing, so it was requested that she increase dosage to account for low number of normal embryos last cycle and she was agreeable. Gonal F 300, menopur 300, cetrrotide, hcg and lupron trigger. Retrieval is in 2 days so no results yet
Describe your experience with your nurse at Harvard Vanguard. (Assigned nurse: Chris)
Easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and experienced. Warm and personable. Able to answer all my questions
Describe your experience with Harvard Vanguard.
Can be difficult to schedule appts at the time/place I needed. Lab services are quick with good hours. Ultrasound tech and support staff at Burlington HVMA are wonderful. Friendly scheduling coordinators
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Harvard Vanguard.
Usually right on schedule. Could be difficult to schedule ultrasound at preferred center on some days
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard.
High med copays, high deductible. Other costs covered by insurance
Describe Grace Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Harvard Vanguard.
Prefers single transfer and options/risks were explained
8
Doctor
Grace Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Harvard Vanguard
Wellesley
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Lee was friendly and knowledgable. She provided us with detailed explanations regarding our treatment plan, possible outcomes, and next steps. Although our outcomes were not successful she remained positive...Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and ask her to explain in more detail if you aren't understanding the plan/procedure.
To a certain extent we were a number [at Harvard Vanguard], but Dr Lee tried to discuss our individual case in detail with us...[Nursing staff was] Lovely, friendly, outgoing...Clinic does not do egg retrievals or embryo transfers on site...Dr Lee was friendly and knowledgable. She provided us with detailed explanations regarding our treatment plan, possible outcomes, and next steps. Although our outcomes were not successful she remained positive...Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and ask her to explain in more detail if you aren't understanding the plan/procedure.
How was your experience with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Dr Lee was friendly and knowledgable. She provided us with detailed explanations regarding our treatment plan, possible outcomes, and next steps. Although our outcomes were not successful she remained positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and ask her to explain in more detail if you aren't understanding the plan/procedure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
To a certain extent we were a number, but Dr Lee tried to discuss our individual case in detail with us
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles at Harvard Vanguard and their degree of success.
Can't remember the exact treatment protocols. Following three IUIs, we did one IVF cycle which was canceled before egg retrieval due to spontaneous ovulation, followed by another IVF cycle which allowed for two embryos to be transferred but again wasn't successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Harvard Vanguard.
Lovely, friendly, outgoing.
Describe your experience with Harvard Vanguard.
Clinic does not do egg retrievals or embryo transfers on site.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard.
Completely covered by insurance, no out of pocket costs
8
Doctor
Grace Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Harvard Vanguard
Wellesley
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2011, Unsuccessful
7
3
Age 39 - 41
10 IUI
8 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Was invested in my care. Compassionate but practical. Honest.
Hardly ever the same RN calling with instructions...No privacy at RSC - big room with multiple beds, curtains open for before and after transfer.
How was your experience with Grace Lee at Boston IVF?
Was invested in my care. Compassionate but practical. Honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grace Lee at Boston IVF?
Is committed to her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grace Lee at Boston IVF?
Dr. Lee was invested in our care
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Various protocols, varying degrees of success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Depended on which nurse you got, some were ok, some just plain bad. Some not compassionate, or organized, or helpful.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Many locations, which didn't help with coordination of care. Hardly ever the same RN calling with instructions. Procedures done at RSC New England in Lexington. No privacy at RSC - big room with multiple beds, curtains open for before and after transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
MD would sometimes call with test results and instructions to make another appt., but it was impossible to make the appt. on a weekend. The main desk would say they were closed when they were not, and you couldn't get though to the fertility dept. Very frustrating
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Grace Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Boston IVF
Lexington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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2017, Successful
8
8
Age 32
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
We had a standard frozen embryo transfer cycle [with Dr. Grace Lee]. We used injectable medications at a higher dosage that we did with our fresh transfer to ensure that the embryo took...was much more personable than our previous provider...very thorough and knowledgeable, and had good bedside manner. She’s very knowledgeable about different procedures, and sympathetic toward our needs and wishes
Chris [nurse at Harvard Vanguard] was an amazing nurse she was empathetic, kind, knowledgeable, and organized. We saw her with our original provider, and stuck with our clinic so we can continue to see her...Scheduling with this clinic was very frustrating, it led to issues with being able to work full-time...We had a standard frozen embryo transfer cycle. We used injectable medications at a higher dosage that we did with our fresh transfer to ensure that the embryo took.
How was your experience with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Dr. Lee was very thorough and knowledgeable, and had good bedside manner. She’s very knowledgeable about different procedures, and sympathetic toward our needs and wishes. Dr. Lee was very thorough and knowledgeable, and had good bedside manner. She’s very knowledgeable about different procedures, and sympathetic toward our needs and wishes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard?
Dr. Lee was much more personable than our previous provider
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles at Harvard Vanguard and their degree of success.
We had a standard frozen embryo transfer cycle. We used injectable medications at a higher dosage that we did with our fresh transfer to ensure that the embryo took.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Harvard Vanguard. (Assigned nurse: Christine French)
Chris was an amazing nurse she was empathetic, kind, knowledgeable, and organized. We saw her with our original provider, and stuck with our clinic so we can continue to see her
Describe your experience with Harvard Vanguard.
Scheduling can be very frustrating be sure to advocate for yourself. Scheduling can be very frustrating be sure to advocate for yourself. Scheduling can be very frustrating be sure to advocate for yourself. Scheduling can be very frustrating be sure to advocate for yourself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grace Lee at Harvard Vanguard.
We had full insurance coverage for all procedures.
What specific things went wrong at Harvard Vanguard?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Harvard Vanguard.
Scheduling with this clinic was very frustrating, it led to issues with being able to work full-time.
8
Doctor
Grace Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Harvard Vanguard
Wellesley
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources