Halina Wiczyk

Baystate Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolNYU
ResidencyNYU
FellowshipMount Sinai
Northampton
325B King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 794-7045
Springfield
3300 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01199
(413) 794-7045
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Halina Wiczyk to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 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.
5
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
OK
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 Baystate Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 87%Neutral: 13%9.7
9 assessments
  • 87% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 13% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
My first protocol [with Dr. Wiczyk] was a microdose lupron protocol, which is what they use for woman expected to be poor responders. This wasn't wildly successful, we got two eggs and one resulted in a good blast and a transfer, which didn't take. She decided to mix it up for round two and I did the patch protocol with the addition of HGH...we did decide to transfer two fresh embryos, which was recommended for someone my age.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Wiczyk is a tell-it-like-it-is kind of doctor, but in a process that is emotionally and physically draining, I found that refreshing. Thanks to her I went into the process with hope, but realistic expectations. From day 1 she recommended that we consider donor eggs but didn't push us in that direction. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and when she felt she had exhausted the options for treatment using my own eggs, she referred us to a top specialist. In the end, we decided to continue our treatment with her using donor eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared not to have things sugar coated. It's a good thing, trust me!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Wiczyk was upfront with me at all times, never gave me false hope and yet was sensitive to my concerns and fears.
Describe the protocols Halina Wiczyk used in your cycles at Baystate Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My first protocol was a microdose lupron protocol, which is what they use for woman expected to be poor responders. This wasn't wildly successful, we got two eggs and one resulted in a good blast and a transfer, which didn't take. She decided to mix it up for round two and I did the patch protocol with the addition of HGH. This cycle was a disappointment resulted in two more eggs, but none survived for transfer. My third protocol, which was the most successful, was back to the microdose lupron with the addition of HGH and we got 7 eggs, three of which made it to blast. We transfered 2 fresh and 1 frozen. None of these resulted in pregnancy. I did not have any genetic testing done on any of the embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love all of the nurses at Baystate. Most of them have been doing this a long time and have great advice and reassure you when you need it. They are patient and answer all of your questions, even when you might think they seem silly. You can tell that they feel the emotions that go with this grueling process right along with you - they pray and hope for your success right along with you. I worked most closely with Ellen and Tina and they were fantastic!
Describe your experience with Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
I have been very happy with Baystate Reproductive. As with all offices, there can be delays, but they are mostly on time with appointments and I found it very easy to get in and out quickly when I was doing the daily monitoring of bloodwork and ultrasounds, which was important because I live 1.5 hours away from the facility.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
It was very easy to get in and out. I usually showed up right when the opened so I was first on the list. There was one ultrasound technician who was more gentle than the other, but everyone was kind and efficient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
I am lucky that my IVF cycles were covered by insurance. The only out of pocket costs I incurred were co-payments, storage fees and HGH was not covered because it was considered experimental by the insurance company. This was about $1,000 per round. I am currently in the middle of a donor cycle, which is not covered by insurance because of my age, but the meds are. I have paid $15,000 for a frozen egg cohort from Fairfax Egg Bank, which is their partner organization and I anticipate about $10-12K in expenses for the procedures.
Describe Halina Wiczyk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
We had so few embryos available to us that we didn't have much discussion of this, but we did decide to transfer two fresh embryos, which was recommended for someone my age.
What specific things went wrong at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Halina Wiczyk
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Baystate Reproductive Medicine
Springfield
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10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
She [Dr. Halina Wiczyk] was honest about what treatment would likely and would not likely work for us. She was aggressive in treatment but not too aggressive. She listened to our concerns and provided answers to most of our questions (We're diagnosed as unexplained so there simply are not answers for everything). She knows her stuff and is confident in the information she provides and her treatment recommendations.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
She was honest about what treatment would likely and would not likely work for us. She was aggressive in treatment but not too aggressive. She listened to our concerns and provided answers to most of our questions (We're diagnosed as unexplained so there simply are not answers for everything). She knows her stuff and is confident in the information she provides and her treatment recommendations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Go talk with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Very caring and willing to listen and answer questions. Honest and upfront but still had a warm demeanor.
Describe the protocols Halina Wiczyk used in your cycles at Baystate Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
IVF Down regulation, control cycle with bc pills for 3 weeks Started 10IU of Lupron on day 18 After day 3 US, reduced Lupron to 5IU and mixed in 300IU Follistim and 175IU Menopur (this was not for a set period of time; time on the meds differs by response). I took these for about 10 days 9 follicles, 6 were eggs. All 6 fertilized. 4 were ready on day 5 and 2 were ready on day 6. Transfered 1 fresh on day 5. It stuck but only in week 5 so far.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing. Very caring, very willing to answer questions and ease fears. They are also very responsive. The receptionist usually takes a message but a nurse will call you back to answer your questions.
Describe your experience with Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
I have only positive things to say at this point. The doctor is great, nurses are great, lab has been great, anesthesiologist was great. I have yet to receive a bill so I cannot yet comment on their insurance/billing department.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
They are a well oiled machine. The facility has a lab downstairs for blood draws. The staff there are very friendly and fast. Then you sign in at the office upstairs and wait for an US. I think the longest I waited was 45 minutes but I got there toward the end of open hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Halina Wiczyk at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
There was a mix up with my insurance. My primary insurance doesn't cover IVF but we purchased a secondary plan through my spouse's employer that does. They had his insurance as the primary and mine as secondary which is wrong and making the claims reps at the insurance company cranky. They fixed the order in their system but I have yet to be charged for anything (not even copays) so we'll see how that works out.
Describe Halina Wiczyk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
For my age (31), she highly discouraged multiple transfers. They only do day 5 embryos and the lab is very good. They have decient success rates so the they focus on counseling patients about health of the baby and risks with multiples.
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Doctor
Halina Wiczyk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Baystate Reproductive Medicine
Springfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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