Joseph Hill

Fertility Centers of New England

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Medical SchoolMed Col of Georgia
ResidencyHarvard
FellowshipHarvard
Boston
575 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
1-877-26-3483
Reading
20 Pond Meadow Drive
Reading, MA 01867
1-877-26-3483
Bangor
700 Mt Hope Ave
Bangor, ME 04401
1-877-(326-3483)
Portsmouth
875 Greenland Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
877-FCNEIVF (326-3483)
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Joseph Hill to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 20%7.7
13 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.3
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
7.9
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
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Centers of New England to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 52%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 17%7.9
43 assessments
  • 52% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
13 assessments
3
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
3
Although we never got as far as a transfer, Dr. Hill indicated that he would transfer 2 embryos if that was our wish. He left it totally up to us...I reached out to Dr. Hill’s office within the year we first started (about 10-11 months after our first cycle) to complete our last “free” cycle. Dr Hill met with us personally and explained that we were technically over our time limit, and indicated that it *shouldn’t* be free. He was not very friendly about this fact
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
3
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
We had one phone consultation with Dr. Hill before our first IVF cycle. He did not do our egg retrieval nor did he check in during monitoring. He did not call when the cycle failed. We met with him (which we initiated) to plan our second cycle. We were all still hopeful at this point and he was fairly outgoing and conversational. He did not do any monitoring or the egg retrieval, and again, no contact during the cycle. He called to recommend donor eggs when he called to tell me the cycle failed. We met with him several months later, and was a little less friendly at this point, because as he explained, we were using a “free cycle” that he didn’t feel should be free (he stated we had waited too long for to use our 2 for 1 cycle). He did do that egg retreival, and left me a voicemail the next day that was about ten seconds long, that said “Hey Meredith, not good news unfortunately. As predicted, no eggs fertilized this cycle. I’m going to recommend you try donor eggs. Bye bye now.” And we have never talked since.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
His clinic is affordable, which is why we went with him. We did not have a good experience (x3). I would gladly pay a little more for a better experience overall— even if the cycle ultimately failed. Our cycles all failed, which may or may not have been Dr. Hill’s fault (he never really tweaked the protocol, he just continued to recommend donor eggs). It was the overall experience that we remember and want others to know about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
1.) Although there were many friendly faces during monitoring, there were no initial instructions about what to expect during monitoring. There is no receptionist working during that time, so I didn’t know where to even sign in or what to expect. 2.) Dr Hill saw us in the parking lot on the way into our last egg retrieval and looked through us as if he didn’t know us, even after I smiled and gave a quiet “hello”. 3.) Dr Hill called me the day our embryo arrested and very bluntly said to turn to donor eggs. During our follow up meeting, he agreed to try one with my eggs more time with very little persuasion on my end. I felt as though he did not need to make that donor egg recommendation over the phone, one breath after telling me that our cycle failed. 4.)we did a “buy two get one free” package. I reached out to Dr. Hill’s office within the year we first started (about 10-11 months after our first cycle) to complete our last “free” cycle. Dr Hill met with us personally and explained that we were technically over our time limit, and indicated that it *shouldn’t* be free. He was not very friendly about this fact, and indicated that he was doing it as a favor for us, which I did not appreciate because we bought our first two cycles fair and square, and were completing our last cycle within the agreed upon timeframe.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
We used antagonist (Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide) for two cycles and Long Lupron for one cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were for the most part friendly. The one expection was when my husband and I questioned the timing of our trigger shot, the nurse told us to “trust the doctor and stay off Google.”
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
Strengths: price tag (especially in comparison to other northern New England clinics). Patient portal (the nurses were very prompt in responding to any and all questions on the portal). Weaknesses: quality of care. Tweaking protocol when cycles failed. No communication with or from the lab. Patient has little or no say in treatment.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Overall monitoring worked like a well-oiled machine, once you know the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
We did a two cycles for the price of one deal that included monitoring, egg retrieval and transfer. Medications were separate.
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
Although we never got as far as a transfer, Dr. Hill indicated that he would transfer 2 embryos if that was our wish. He left it totally up to us.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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3
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Portsmouth
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10
Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Hill is wonderful. He is straight forward without being harsh and will give you the information you mean without fluff. I prefer that over sugar coating! I know some have thought he was "mean" but I never had that experience and from reading reviews, I think his was more often than not, related to him critiquing patient's weight.... I have always done the standard lupin protocol, but for my next one we are changing it up to the micro flare lupron in hopes of getting more embryos
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Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr. Hill is wonderful. He is straight forward without being harsh and will give you the information you mean without fluff. I prefer that over sugar coating! I know some have thought he was "mean" but I never had that experience and from reading reviews, I think his was more often than not, related to him critiquing patient's weight.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Ask questions! He often comes across as speeding through appointments/consults, but it isn't because he doesn't care. He just has a plan and knows what it is! Trust him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I always felt like Dr. Hill gave me the time to answer questions. I think a Dr is only as strong as his support team, and the nursing staff at FCNE is top notch, and i felt like together, they all treated me like a person, not a number.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
I have always done the standard lupin protocol, but for my next one we are changing it up to the micro flare lupron in hopes of getting more embryos!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love ALL of the nurses at FCNE. They've always been kind when things haven't gone our way, and given us hope to move forward. I think ti takes a special person to be a fertility nurse and FCNE has the best!
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
Communication great! Patient Liaison is amazing. Early morning monitoring hours make it easy to get to work and pursue treatment. I have never once regretted my choice to go to FCNE. If you are thinking of IVF please consult with Dr. Hill and crew.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Blood work is first, and usually that staff arrives really early so you can get that done and be first in line for U/S.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
Self pay and it isn't cheap but FCNE seemed to have the most affordable.
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
We only did one transfer where we transferred two embryos, so i cannot speak to this much.
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Joseph Hill
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10
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7
Age
37 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
7
Dr. Hill is a very bright and experienced doctor. While he explains everything, sometimes I wish he would slow down a bit to allow for better absorption of information and understanding. At times, he seems closed off to alternate treatments, but I attribute that to the fact that he's been doing this for a long time and knows what works....Now that I'm over 40, we use an antagonist down regulation protocol (using Estrace and Cetrotide). Stimmimg consists of 300 gonal-F, 150 Menopur and Cetrotide. I've produced 4+ eggs with each cycle. For one cycle, we tried the Lupron microflare protocol (in an attempt to harvest more eggs).
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Age
37 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr. Hill is a very bright and experienced doctor. While he explains everything, sometimes I wish he would slow down a bit to allow for better absorption of information and understanding. At times, he seems closed off to alternate treatments, but I attribute that to the fact that he's been doing this for a long time and knows what works.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Bring a notepad to take notes when Dr. Hill speaks. Sometimes he goes to fast and it feels a bit rushed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
The nurses at FCNE are amazing! They are warm, caring and always make me feel important.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
Now that I'm over 40, we use an antagonist down regulation protocol (using Estrace and Cetrotide). Stimmimg consists of 300 gonal-F, 150 Menopur and Cetrotide. I've produced 4+ eggs with each cycle. For one cycle, we tried the Lupron microflare protocol (in an attempt to harvest more eggs). Unfortunately, that cycle ended up being cancelled because I had one lead follicle and the others failed to grow.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are incredible. I felt so well cared for. They are responsive (always before the end of the day), caring and kind. There was one nurse, Christine Mazri, who went out of her way to be there for me throughout my procedures. However, all of the nurses on Dr. Hill's care team are fabulous.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
The clinic is organized, well-run and has kind and knowledgeable staff. The nurse care-team is outstanding. Compared to what I hear patients of other clinics complain about, I can't think of any complaints.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Monitoring is done at several satellite offices, which makes it convenient. The hours at the office I typically monitored at were 7:00-7:30 am. I am a single mom of a young child so it was sometimes hard to get there by 7:30. Also, on Sundays, you need to go to the Reading office and sometimes you would need to wait for over an hour if you needed an ultrasound. I live 45 minutes away from that office so a Sunday monitoring, it was often close to 3 hours including travel time. I dreaded Sunday monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
IUI-$500 per cycle PGS- $2650 regardless of quantity of embryos being tested.
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
Due to my age, Dr Hill was fine with me transferring 3 embryos at a time. He explained to me that it was highly unlikely that that would result in multiple babies. He was right!
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Joseph Hill
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9
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Dr.Hill is very knowlegable and straight to the point. Which I loved. He always made sure we understood our next step. Our experience has been great besides not having a live birth. Through one egg retrieval and 2 transfers I have never felt like I didn’t know what was going on. My questions and concerns were always answered in a timely manner and with a straight answer...I wish I would of had the choice of multiple embryo transfer for our FET as it ended in a negative pregnancy test and we only have one embryo remaining. Our fresh cycle ended in a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr.Hill is very knowlegable and straight to the point. Which I loved. He always made sure we understood our next step. Our experience has been great besides not having a live birth. Through one egg retrieval and 2 transfers I have never felt like I didn’t know what was going on. My questions and concerns were always answered in a timely manner and with a straight answer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Ask as many questions as you can think of.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
The team at fcne is wonderful, after my miscarriage every person I came in contact with consoled us.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
I believe I did the antagonist protocol with my fresh cycle. My fresh cycle included 3 different injectables and oral estrogen. With our FET we did 12-14 days of vaginal estrogen then adding progesterone injections 6 days before transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was wonderful- besides the one time I asked a question close to 5pm and they responded through portal and there was no way for me to ask questions after that message was sent as everyone had gone home. I think with orders close to closing they should call and speak personally with the patient. It is stressful enough going through IVF, the unknown can be scary.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
I prefer personal phone conversation, the clinic does a lot of their conversing through an online messaging center which can be confusing. I also wish nurses could schedule appointments, as when I was transferred the scheduling desk would have no idea what I just went through(miscarriage, negative pregnancy test) and don’t understand the importance of speaking with your doctor as soon as possible after a failed cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
So far $17,000
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
I wish I would of had the choice of multiple embryo transfer for our FET as it ended in a negative pregnancy test and we only have one embryo remaining. Our fresh cycle ended in a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
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9
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Portsmouth
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8
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
Dr Hill is upfront and honest. He listened, did thorough testing, gave options and then we got going right away. Since the beginning he's been making adjusting and alterations with each cycle and hopefully we'll get it right soon. I trust his knowledge and compassion to help me and he makes me feel comfortable. The other doctors in the practice have also been great to be a patient of.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr Hill is upfront and honest. He listened, did thorough testing, gave options and then we got going right away. Since the beginning he's been making adjusting and alterations with each cycle and hopefully we'll get it right soon. I trust his knowledge and compassion to help me and he makes me feel comfortable. The other doctors in the practice have also been great to be a patient of.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I would recommend Dr Hill & Fertility Centers of New England. Unfirtunately the whole fertility process is stressful and hard.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Doctors were great but the whole fertility process in general makes one feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve so Dr Hill was initially aggressive in my first IVF cycle. With only 2 mediocre embryos Dr Hill would have preferred to put them both in but unfortunately insurance only allowed 1. I miscarried at 7 weeks. We had to put in the frozen embryo next round despite Dr Hill wanting to do a fresh round and put 2 embryos in so again unfortunately insurance was holding us back. I've been diagnosed and treated for endometritis also. I'm doing aggressive stimulation now for my second IVF round, treatment for the endometritis before 2 embryos finally are transferred. I hope after the first trial, adjustments and 2 embryo transfer like we always wanted this round will have a positive outcome.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Impatient nurses for procedures were great. The phone care team was ok. I didn't always get all the info I was looking for.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
Strengths were doctors, nurses and organization. Weaknesses was compassion of the care team.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Monitoring was convenient early mornings
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
Insurance covered costs so just co pays for me
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Joseph Hill
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8
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Fertility Centers of New England
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7
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Dr. Hill has a warm nature about him. He was a bit overwhelming at first when we found out our diagnosis and he went straight to talking about IVF. Though this was our only option, we personally didn't have time to wrap our head around it before he went on to explain the entire procedure and ask us when we wanted to start.
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr. Hill has a warm personality, as described earlier. We didn't have a ton of interaction with him once the IVF cycle started as your care is managed by the team of doctors and nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
He can present a lot of information at once, which can be overwhelming, but is open to questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr. Hill has a warm nature about him. He was a bit overwhelming at first when we found out our diagnosis and he went straight to talking about IVF. Though this was our only option, we personally didn't have time to wrap our head around it before he went on to explain the entire procedure and ask us when we wanted to start. Though he was my primary doctor, the practice operates with many physicians and you will talk to or meet with whoever is on call or on schedule that day.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
Because we had male factor infertility that could not be improved upon enough to conceive naturally, Dr. Hill let us know up front that we would need an IVF cycle with ICSI. We were lucky to get pregnant on the first try with a fresh cycle. The rest of the embryos were frozen for future use.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses would update the online portal with instructions. They were always available to speak with during business hours and would confer with the doctor as necessary. The nurses in the pre-procedure/recovery area were very nice.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
Large clinic in an easily accessible area. They are open 7 days a week and always have a doctor on call for questions or emergencies. The practice has about six doctors that rotate schedules, so you may not always get your doctor for procedures or phone calls.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Ultrasounds were always done in the morning for set hours. It was first come, first serve. Since I work early I made sure to be there right when they opened. I don't remember a time that I had to wait more than a half hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
We are lucky to live in Massachusetts, which covers fertility treatment. We've only had to pay the medication co-pays out-of-pocket. This was still a significant cost over about a month (around $500).
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Joseph Hill
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6
Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
6
He [Dr. Hill] talks really fast, until you know the lingo you can get lost. He is to the point, which can be a bit hard when you want more than what you got...
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Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
6
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
He talks really fast, until you know the lingo you can get lost. He is to the point, which can be a bit hard when you want more than what you got. Sometimes you just want to cling to your poor embryos
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Double-check your regimens and information, it can be years between transfers, especially if successful, and they may not be reading everything. They deal with many patients, don't assume they remember you can't have a certain medication. As with any doctor, you need to be your own advocate. Don't get to caught up in what others did for their cycle but do check with Dr Hill to see if it might work well for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I was repeatedly given a regimen or information for what I am guessing is a typical patient. This led to me being put on a medication I couldn't be on, had we not discussed this beforehand I would understand them missing it, but we had discussed it. I assumed there was something different about what they prescribed, but no, they just missed that I couldn't be on it. That caused a cancelled cycle. They almost sent my embryo biopsies to a lab that couldn't test them. Fortunately, I asked enough questions that the mistake was caught before my embryos were destroyed in some sort of freeze thaw marathon. The staff needs to slow down and read charts and patient information
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
We wanted a lot of eggs because my issue leads to very few being viable. Even with my low weight, he had me take a medium dose of goal-f, my body reacted too well and he immediately adjusted my protocol to slow me down and bring my estrogen down. If my estrogen continued to skyrocket he was going to "coast" me which he explained can lead to diminished egg quality, fortunately, we did not need to coast. Instead of a day 10 egg collection, I was ready at day 9. He got a whopping 25 eggs... This led to 8 day 5, 1 compatible with life and 2 inconclusive. We agreed to let my body recover and skip the next cycle. The following cycle my lining decided to slough off mid-cycle, so we cancelled. Finally, having my body back to normal for transfer really was the best thing, my lining cooperated and we transferred. They monitored through the first few weeks then it was all my OB. I have a beautiful little boy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Centers of New England.
I did everything through the portal, so there wasn't really interaction. She responded promptly and thoroughly. I remember liking her, but it has been too long. I do remember an issue with the hospital I was having ultrasounds at. They needed something marked differently on an order. She had the change to me immediately so that none of my testing was delayed.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
They work with a lot of patients, while that can lead to mistakes like I experienced, it also means they have seen a lot of different cases and that gives them a considerable amount of knowledge to pull from when solving the complex issues that comes with each individual's infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
It was $11,800 for IVF with PGD, $2000 for medication, $3500 for the PGD probe, plus travel and hotel. Came out to $24,000, roughly, the first year. We have paid $500 each additional year to preserve our inconclusive embryos. To retest our embryos, it will be another $3500 plus lab fees. I need to ask what just a FET will cost, I am sure it is on their site. Their site is very informative. We try to take this one step at a time, after the number of miscarriages we have had you learn not to plan too far ahead. Right now we are enjoying our miracle.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
6
Doctor
Joseph Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
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Fertility Centers of New England
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
We were pleased that dr Hill was willing to transfer two day 5 embryos. Which resulted in Singleton birth...genuinely cares and wants success for his patients. He’s thorough and has amazing bedside manner... is Extremely knowledgeable , compassionate and thorough. Will take his time to explain it until you understand and will explain it many times again without hesitation or annoyance. His experience is vast and his attention to individual patient detail exceptional. You are not a number. He treats you as if you were his own family.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr Hill is Extremely knowledgeable , compassionate and thorough. Will take his time to explain it until you understand and will explain it many times again without hesitation or annoyance. His experience is vast and his attention to individual patient detail exceptional. You are not a number. He treats you as if you were his own family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Trust him. He knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr Hill genuinely cares and wants success for his patients. He’s thorough and has amazing bedside manner
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
Agnostic protocol, TESA , IVF wifh icsi
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was distant and distracted. I’m unsure if it was due to workload or if they just didn’t care as much about patient relationships as the doctors do.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
Clinic is very organized , the online patient portal is easy to use and quick means of communication. You have response within a couple hours typically. As they are so familiar with the protocol consultation and treatments have minimal wait time compared to other clinics. The only thing I missed is having a after hours number to call If you experience problems post retrieval and transfer
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
It was drop in basis. First come first served. Blood work wait was minimal at times there was a wait for ultrasound. Overall well designed though
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
8400 for IVF wifh icsi
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
We were pleased that dr Hill was willing to transfer two day 5 embryos. Which resulted in Singleton birth
10
Doctor
Joseph Hill
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
Westborough
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7
Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
He [Dr. Joseph Hill] recommended one embryo to be transferred and his reasons supported that decision...really cared about me. When he would talk to me he would say, "If you were my daughter" that meant a lot to me so it made me really listen to his advice...We worked with Dr. Hill for our donor egg cycle. I live out of state so I have never met him in person. I sometimes felt a little rushed on the phone and wish he would of spent more time with me. I would hang up and realize I didn't get a chance to ask all of my questions.
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Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
We worked with Dr. Hill for our donor egg cycle. I live out of state so I have never met him in person. I sometimes felt a little rushed on the phone and wish he would of spent more time with me. I would hang up and realize I didn't get a chance to ask all of my questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Go prepared with questions and don't let him rush you. This is your time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I believe Dr. Hill really cared about me. When he would talk to me he would say, "If you were my daughter" that meant a lot to me so it made me really listen to his advice.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
I do not remember that protocol we used for our donor. The cycle did not go so well and I was told that we should cancel the cycle but we kept going. We ended up with PGS tested embryos so I am glad we didn't stop.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing. Very supportive and helpful and quick to respond to calls or questions.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
We went to the clinic once and it looked beat up. It needs a facelift for sure. The waiting room so small and there weren't enough chairs for my husband so he has to wait in the lobby. The wait time was great and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
His cost were reasonable compared to our first clinic. I still hope that one day insurance will help cover some costs. We were 100% out of pocket.
Describe Joseph Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of New England.
He recommended one embryo to be transferred and his reasons supported that decision.
7
Doctor
Joseph Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
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10
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Don't expect a lot of one on one attention and hand holding but know that you are still getting excellent and state of the art care... I felt very comfortable working with him [Dr. Hill] because he is incredibly knowledgeable. He was confident in the treatment plan and was right.
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I felt very comfortable working with him because he is incredibly knowledgeable. He was confident in the treatment plan and was right. We've had the best outcome one could hope for twice now working with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Don't expect a lot of one on one attention and hand holding but know that you are still getting excellent and state of the art care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
While I didn't have as much interaction with the doctor because I was traveling from out of state the nurses always knew exactly what was going on with me and never confused me with another patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every single nurse on the team knew what was going on with my cycle. I never had to remind anyone what medications I was one or where I was at in the cycle. All of my questions(even the dumb ones) were answered quickly and with compassion and understanding.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
While there was just a general monitoring time, it ran very smoothly! Only once or twice was I there for more than 15 minutes. The nurses and techs are very efficient about getting everyone in and out in a timely manner.
10
Doctor
Joseph Hill
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
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9
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
He [Dr. Joseph Hill] tends to move quickly through details...He is very matter of fact. We are still undergoing treatment so don't know the results yet. He is great at answering questions when you are with him but hard to get a hold of him when not at an appt...The nursing staff [at Fertility Centers of New England] is good. When you are at appointments they are wonderful and helpful. Sometimes it is a little difficult to get answers through the patient portal...There are several doctors at the clinic and some are better than others. The hours of operation are great and having more than one location provides good flexibility.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
He is very matter of fact. We are still undergoing treatment so don't know the results yet. He is great at answering questions when you are with him but hard to get a hold of him when not at an appt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
He tends to move quickly through details.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Most of the time the care is great Sometimes it is hard to get a hold of a nurse.
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
I don't really remember. Sorry
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is good. When you are at appointments they are wonderful and helpful. Sometimes it is a little difficult to get answers through the patient portal.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of New England.
There are several doctors at the clinic and some are better than others. The hours of operation are great and having more than one location provides good flexibility.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Tends to be busy, but if you get there early, there is no wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
Mine was covered by insurance.
9
Doctor
Joseph Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Hill. When we started treatment I was a bit nervous as I had seen a few ratings where people thought he was "mean". I didn't find this to be the case AT ALL! My guess is is that people didn't like that he was being honest about things.... Dr Hill was WONDERFUL! Honest and to the point but he cares about his patients!
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Hill. When we started treatment I was a bit nervous as I had seen a few ratings where people thought he was "mean". I didn't find this to be the case AT ALL! My guess is is that people didn't like that he was being honest about things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Book an appointment!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Dr Hill was WONDERFUL! Honest and to the point but he cares about his patients!
Describe the protocols Joseph Hill used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of New England and their degree of success.
Fresh Cycle- Failed but eggs frozen Fresh Cycle- Success! Live Birth! Full Term Boy Frozen Cycle- SUccess! Live Birth! Full Term Boy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Centers of New England.
I loved all the staff at FCNE both in the office and during procedures
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Centers of New England.
Early morning so could be to work on time! Very quick wait!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England.
IVF Assist $7200
10
Doctor
Joseph Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
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2
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
2
He is an excellent scientist but lacking in compassion.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
2
How was your experience with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
He is an excellent scientist but lacking in compassion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Go in with a thick skin and question him on the source of his stats. Don't let him rush you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Hill at Fertility Centers of New England?
Appointments were usually rushed, and explanations brief. Stats were cherry-picked and misleading. He actually told me once I "screwed up" a cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were almost always caring, attentive and friendly.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of New England?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
2
Doctor
Joseph Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Fertility Centers of New England
Boston
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