Rated 5.7
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 33%5.7
33% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
6.7
6.7
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
7.3
7.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6
6
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
6
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Temple
Residency
Lenox Hill Hosp

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Hugh Melnick works at

Advanced Fertility Services
Rated 6.3
Strongly recommend: 25%Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 25%6.3

At 1 office

New York
1625 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 369-8700
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3 patient reviews

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2014 - 2017, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 24 - 27
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Melnick was there to make money. Initially, I didn’t feel this way. However, at my last visit he lied about my bloodwork to sell me vitamins that I didn’t need and attempted to inject me with Vitamin B12, insisting I needed regular shots as I was “dangerously low.” I refused and got a second opinion within a week - no issue with my B12. When I wanted my records, I was refused multiple times. This was three years ago and I’m still shaken by this interaction.
I was refused my records [from Advanced Fertility Services] when transferring clinics multiple times. First I was told they wouldn’t email them, then that they would mail them (I lived in the neighborhood and didn’t receive them) I ended up sitting in the waiting room for over an hour while they agreed to photocopy them. I received two pages of my many years there. Completely bizarre.
How was your experience with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Dr. Melnick was there to make money. Initially, I didn’t feel this way. However, at my last visit he lied about my bloodwork to sell me vitamins that I didn’t need and attempted to inject me with Vitamin B12, insisting I needed regular shots as I was “dangerously low.” I refused and got a second opinion within a week - no issue with my B12. When I wanted my records, I was refused multiple times. This was three years ago and I’m still shaken by this interaction.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Do yourself a favor, run away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Dr. Melnick showed little to no interest in me (or other patients) for example, he called another patient while I was in the room to inform her she wasn’t pregnant. He also attempted to sell me vitamins from his business that I didn’t need.
Describe the protocols Hugh Melnick used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility Services and their degree of success.
I was there for diagnosis and treatment of PCOS and hypothyroidism, not yet trying to conceive. I was given Armour-Thyroid and Spironactone. I had no issues with these treatments.
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Services.
I was refused my records when transferring clinics multiple times. First I was told they wouldn’t email them, then that they would mail them (I lived in the neighborhood and didn’t receive them) I ended up sitting in the waiting room for over an hour while they agreed to photocopy them. I received two pages of my many years there. Completely bizarre. More than once, I waited well over an hour for my general OBGYN appointment with no explanation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services.
I don’t recall.
Describe Hugh Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility Services.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility Services?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Hugh Melnick
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Services
New York
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 47
2 IVF
5 Egg Freezing
3 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He made sure that I received pre-treatment blood work to determine if I needed to take a closer a look at my thyroid as possibly being a factor in my infertility...Dr Melnick was open to new and innovative techniques before other doctors were. He seemed knowledgeable on the latest infertility treatments. He also was very patient with all of my questions and didn't rush the appointments...
The clinic [Adv Fert Srvcs] itself seemed a little dated and not that clean. I saw a dead bug in the changing room which distracted me during the remaining part of the consultation. The surgical facility seemed newer and cleaner....They [nursing staff] were pleasant and straight to the point...$2500 for the rejuvenation procedure but it would have included anesthesia...We discussed ovarian rejuvenation after several months on a thyroid treatment in order to balance a hypo thyroid issue I was having.
How was your experience with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Dr Melnick was open to new and innovative techniques before other doctors were. He seemed knowledgeable on the latest infertility treatments. He also was very patient with all of my questions and didn't rush the appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Do your research and write down all your questions before going to see him. Take notes
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
He made sure that I received pre-treatment blood work to determine if I needed to take a closer a look at my thyroid as possibly being a factor in my infertility.
Describe the protocols Hugh Melnick used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility Services and their degree of success.
We discussed ovarian rejuvenation after several months on a thyroid treatment in order to balance a hypo thyroid issue I was having.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Advanced Fertility Services.
They were pleasant and straight to the point.
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Services.
The clinic itself seemed a little dated and not that clean. I saw a dead bug in the changing room which distracted me during the remaining part of the consultation. The surgical facility seemed newer and cleaner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services.
$2500 for the rejuvenation procedure but it would have included anesthesia.
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Doctor
Hugh Melnick
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Services
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 49
5 IUI
5 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Melnick was knowledgeable, pleasant and explained instructions well. It was disappointing each time I was not pregnant but He tried. He was pleasant and professional. He was usually punctual. He took time with instructions...He transferred one embryo for most of the IVF...While my embryos were considered excellent they did not implant. He was never able to confirm why. I think Dr. Melnick is resilient, and determined to satisfy his patients. I would hope he will try all the new techniques now available. I have one last chance of IVF with my Husband sperms but I am unable to afford it. I am sure he will continue to be pleasant and professional.
[The nurse at Advanced Fertility Services] went above and beyond to make sure all went well with medications and visits..The staff is excellent. Communication is good. Appointments are made according to each person's situation... The facility is comfortable...Dr. Melnick was knowledgeable, pleasant and explained instructions well. It was disappointing each time I was not pregnant but He tried. He was pleasant and professional. He was usually punctual. He took time with instructions...He transferred one embryo for most of the IVF...While my embryos were considered excellent they did not implant. He was never able to confirm why. I think Dr. Melnick is resilient, and determined to satisfy his patients. I would hope he will try all the new techniques now available. I have one last chance of IVF with my Husband sperms but I am unable to afford it. I am sure he will continue to be pleasant and professional.
How was your experience with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Dr. Melnick was knowledgeable, pleasant and explained instructions well. It was disappointing each time I was not pregnant but He tried. He was pleasant and professional. He was usually punctual. He took time with instructions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Ask as many questions as you need to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services?
Most of my treatment was done after my I had tragic circumstances in 2016 I did Major Surgery for fibroids May 27, 2016. May 28, 2016 my Husband Cris took me home, May 29, 2016 my Husband felt sick and was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he passed away the next day May 30, 2016. Following this my Dad passed September 11, 2016. While my embryos were considered excellent they did not implant. He was never able to confirm why. I think Dr. Melnick is resilient, and determined to satisfy his patients. I would hope he will try all the new techniques now available. I have one last chance of IVF with my Husband sperms but I am unable to afford it. I am sure he will continue to be pleasant and professional.
Describe the protocols Hugh Melnick used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility Services and their degree of success.
I used birth control to start then Lupron and other medications.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Advanced Fertility Services.
Shana Gordon was an exceptional Nurse. She went above and beyond to make sure all went well with medications and visits.
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Services.
The staff is excellent. Communication is good. Appointments are made according to each person's situation. Overall great experience. You will expect a good outcome with treatment you feel positive. The facility is comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services.
Some were ok. Some was expensive because I am a disabled Veteran who self pay and did loans due to no insurance coverage.
Describe Hugh Melnick's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility Services.
He transferred one embryo for most of the IVF.
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Doctor
Hugh Melnick
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Services
New York
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources