Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 92%Don't recommend: 8%9.6
92% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
9.2
9.2
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

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.8
4.8
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
7.2
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Education

Medical School
Uniformed Services U.
Residency
Tripler Army Med Ctr
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

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John Csokmay works at

Shady Grove Fertility
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 17%8.1

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Washington DC
2021 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.296.2595
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2021, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 24
1 IUI
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Other
Other
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Csokmay was the most genuine doctor I had the pleasure of working with at this clinic. As a patient you will see numerous doctors based on scheduling and clinic construction but he is by far the best. For my first IUI procedure Dr. Csokmay rearranged his schedule to perform the procedure even though he was not on schedule to do IUI's that day. He explains every step, treatment, procedure and makes sure there is time for questions so there is no confusion...
There are many nurses as the clinic [ART Institute of Washington] is run at a large military hospital. Many are used to the hussle and bussle of the clinic so it may seem a little fast paced when first attending. All of the nurses are direct and straightforward...The clinic has a long waitlist and is in extreme high demand which can make treatment not as accessible in the immediate. It is very dependent on the BMI...clinic also can miss calls due to business but will call back within a day or so...
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
If i could guarantee I would see Dr. Csokmay every visit I would absolutely do so. He treats you like a person rather than a number on a list or a subject. He takes the time to explain options and procedures to ease nerves and makes you feel a little less alone through the process. I truly hope when I move into IVF this time around I get to have Dr. Csokmay for the procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
If you can get an appointment with any doctor this is the doctor to get one with. He is kind, knowledgeable, and a complete open book when it comes to your treatment plans. I would ask any questions you have and reach out when necessary because he will most definitely reach back out to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay was the most genuine doctor I had the pleasure of working with at this clinic. As a patient you will see numerous doctors based on scheduling and clinic construction but he is by far the best. For my first IUI procedure Dr. Csokmay rearranged his schedule to perform the procedure even though he was not on schedule to do IUI's that day. He explains every step, treatment, procedure and makes sure there is time for questions so there is no confusion. As I await my final HCG test before going back to fertility treatments in April, post molar pregnancy, Dr. Csokmay called and made sure to speak with me and let me know there would be an open line of communication always.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
I have one fallopian tube that is blocked or not there, so we decided to do IUI procedures since I was diagnosed with unexplained and secondary infertility. The first IUI did not work, the second resulted in a Molar Pregnancy. Due to my husband and I's lab work looking exceptionally healthy there was no need for medicated cycles. After a molar pregnancy we unfortunately have to wait 6 months prior to getting pregnant again. After my last 6 month lab in April 2022 we are finally able to go back to treatment. I will most definitely be doing everything in my power to be back under the care of Dr. Csokmay as we move forward with IVF only.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ART Institute of Washington.
There are many nurses as the clinic is run at a large military hospital. Many are used to the hussle and bussle of the clinic so it may seem a little fast paced when first attending. All of the nurses are direct and straightforward.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic has a long waitlist and is in extreme high demand which can make treatment not as accessible in the immediate. It is very dependent on the BMI even though that is outdated source of information. The clinic also can miss calls due to business but will call back within a day or so. Overall, the clinic is nothing special not horrible but not amazingly comforting.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
IUI costs were direct, forward, and minimal. IVF costs are on a sheet when referred to that area, but are confusing and change greatly depending upon your specific situation.
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic I attend has a single embryo transfer policy, not the doctors. I would like the opportunity for multiple to increase success rates, however, I understand the safety concerns and why the policy exists.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 24
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there... During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that...My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation.
For a fresh cycle of IVF [at ART Institute of Washington] with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$...A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments...I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I would describe my experience at Walter Reed as GREAT. Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there. They really took wonderful care of me. All staff, nurse and doctors included were great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
No specific advice. If you have any questions regarding any part of your treatment or specific issues you want to know more about.. definitely bring everything up. Ask all the questions you have! And concerns!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Even though I was treated at a Military Hospital, I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation. During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ART Institute of Washington.
WONDERFUL!
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
For a fresh cycle of IVF with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
The doctors only allowed me to transfer ONE embryo, due to my age, and having a fully developed blastocyst. I understand the risks with multiple pregnancies and I also understand the reasons why they do not allow multiple embryos to be transferred unless there is a specific need or previous IVF failures.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
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
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27
1 IVF
Anovulation
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
11 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Csokmay is an extremely compassionate doctor who cares for his patients immensely. Every visit I had with him I left sure of what was happening next and what he was doing in the interim...I ended up in surgery afterwards due to [a] complication from IVF and my Drs. followed my care and [to] ensure I was well taken care of even after I left the hospital.
Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic [A.R.T. Institute of Washington]... Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day.
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay is an extremely compassionate doctor who cares for his patients immensely. Every visit I had with him I left sure of what was happening next and what he was doing in the interim. ART Institute is extremely different from any other clinic I have interacted with but their ability to care for so many couples amazes me. Do not underestimate or cast off the clinic due to practice styles it wont disappoint.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
I can not say enough good about the ART institute in Bethesda. My cycle was a hard failure and they took care of me and treated me beyond so well. The results of my cycle were unexpected and ultimately the end of our 1st IVF journey but their caring attitude at the clinic made it somewhat easier. I ended up in surgery afterwards due to complication from IVF and my Drs. followed my care and ensure I was well taken care of even after I left the hospital. I will be returning for a future IVF cycle and can't wait to work the amazing team in Bethesda.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ART Institute of Washington.
The nursing staff was a remarkable ability of organization and compassion. The staff sees dozens of women each morning sometimes before the sun has even risen and yet they manage to make you feel like this is an individual experience. Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day. The clinic has done this for many years and has the practice perfected.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
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
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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
2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Csokmay kept me informed every step if the way. Treated me with respect. Took time to explain what was going to happen at the current visit and future visits. Kind & compassionate. Took the time to ensure the patients felt like individuals not just a number within the cycle group.... Dr. Csokmay will assist as he can and work with you in hopes of the results you want...Our embryos underwent genetic testing for C.F. before completing frozen cycles. Dr.Csokmay & his team kept us informed as they spoke with the genetic team (off site), we initially had to delay our cycle because our c.f. screening had to be built. Dr. Csokmay & his team did not hesitate to get us in outside of a normal cycle window for our 1st transfer.
The entire team at [ART Institute] knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team...The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice...I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently...
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay kept me informed every step if the way. Treated me with respect. Took time to explain what was going to happen at the current visit and future visits. Kind & compassionate. Took the time to ensure the patients felt like individuals not just a number within the cycle group.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Go into treatments with an open mind & open heart. Dr. Csokmay will assist as he can and work with you in hopes of the results you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
The entire team at the clinic knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles at ART Institute of Washington and their degree of success.
I was sent home with a slew of medications and detailed instructions. The staff kept in contact on how the medications were to be administered, dosing, & my reaction. Egg retrieval occurred then ICSI & the embryos were frozen on day 5. Our embryos underwent genetic testing for C.F. before completing frozen cycles. Dr.Csokmay & his team kept us informed as they spoke with the genetic team (off site), we initially had to delay our cycle because our c.f. screening had to be built. Dr. Csokmay & his team did not hesitate to get us in outside of a normal cycle window for our 1st transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Institute of Washington. (Assigned nurse: Darshana)
The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic is set inside Walter Reed Military Medical Center. The clinic is easy to access if you are a military family seeking treatment from the surrounding area. We traveled from Southern VA for treatments. The clinic works closely with the pharmacy at the medical center which was convenient.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington.
I think in total we paid out of pocket Approx. $15,000 due to being active duty military family
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 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.

2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 27
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Csokmay was gentle and kind when speaking to us about the reason behind our infertility. He respected and honored my fears and even some of my strange requests. I think the way that he treats patients is very rare in today's medical setting but much appreciated.... Dr. Csokmay did his best to personalize care and even now, four years later, he is always willing to answer a question if one arises....
The clinic [ART Institute of Washington] itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.... Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.... I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
How was your experience with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay was gentle and kind when speaking to us about the reason behind our infertility. He respected and honored my fears and even some of my strange requests. I think the way that he treats patients is very rare in today's medical setting but much appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Do not be scared to ask him questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Csokmay at ART Institute of Washington?
Dr. Csokmay did his best to personalize care and even now, four years later, he is always willing to answer a question if one arises. The clinic itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ART Institute of Washington.
I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ART Institute of Washington.
When I arrived at the clinic I would sign in and take a number. Luckily, I lived and worked nearby and was able to be there very early. I never waited very long, usually a few people ahead of me.
Describe John Csokmay's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Institute of Washington.
We were warned about the risks of multiple embryo transfers by Dr. Csokmay but in the end he ultimately left the final decision up to us.
What specific things went wrong at ART Institute of Washington?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ART Institute of Washington.
My initial blood work indicated a rise in one hormone level. A doctor called to tell me it was an issue, left a voicemail asking me to call them back, but then didn't respond to several of my attempts to reach them. I ended up worrying all weekend and talking time off of work to wait to speak to one of the doctors, turned out the issue wasn't very big and he level was back to normal when I did a repeat test, but not being able to get in touch caused unnecessary worry.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5