Jovana Lekovich

RMA of New York

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Medical SchoolUniversity of Belgrade, Serbia
ResidencyNew York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine
FellowshipWeill Cornell Medicine
NY - Eastside
635 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-756-5777
Brooklyn
26 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11242
718-532-8700
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jovana Lekovich to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 14%Neutral: 71%Don't recommend: 14%7.3
7 assessments
  • 14% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 71% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.9
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
8.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.3
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
Poor
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 RMA of New York to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 20%7.9
272 assessments
  • 54% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 26% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
8
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
8
[Dr. Jovana Lekovich] checked in, followed up, and kept me informed throughout the process. During one cycle of retrieval I barely saw her and she made sure to reach out...Email is a good way to get ahold of her - the nurse can always connect you as well. She is forthright and will not sugar coat it - but does it warmly and with compassion...was warm, interested, and responsive.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
8
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
The doctor's strength and weaknesses cannot be conflated with the weaknesses of the clinic. The Doctor checked in, followed up, and kept me informed throughout the process. During one cycle of retrieval I barely saw her and she made sure to reach out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Email is a good way to get ahold of her - the nurse can always connect you as well. She is forthright and will not sugar coat it - but does it warmly and with compassion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
While the clinic is definitely a 'by the number' clinic - Dr. Lekovich herself was warm, interested, and responsive.
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
I used Gonal F, Menopure and Cetrocide towards the end of the retrieval. I was also on Lovonox 60mg to prevent blood clots due to Factor 5. I can try to look back and provide more information but it was approx 2 menopure vials at night, 300mg gonal f in the mornings and that increased towards the end.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New York. (Assigned nurse: Alissa)
While there was some lapses in communication, overall they were responsive, fast to respond to inquiry - and if they needed to check with the doctor they got back to me as soon as possible. This is at the RMA of BK. The staff and nursing staff at the main RMA - were less helpful.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
The Brooklyn office is warm, faster, and generally smaller - making it a more ideal location. The main office on Madision Ave of RMA is a giant cog machine that routes people through as numbers not faces and it is a factory.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
It was morningtime before work. I was lucky enough to live walkable to the location. The phlebotomist at this location was the BEST - pain free, didn't leave marks, always quick. It took longer for the ultrasounds depending on what time you arrived, but never TOO long. The weekend hours were at the Madision Avenue location were a cluster and cattle call. Jam packed, call out your name large system. It was disappointing there were no hours at the BK location.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
This is tricky, insurance initially denied. So the costs of that were 15,000 for the first round of retrieval. 6,000 for PGD/PGS. But then that got discounted because I did not do transfer, so the second round cost less. With insurance finally being fought and won. The PGD was not covered, but the co-insurance was only 1,500 per retrieval round. So for three rounds 4,500.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New York?
  • Failed to call with results
8
Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
RMA of New York
Brooklyn
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7
Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
7
Dr. Lekovich was able to answer questions that I had in a kind and professional way . I love that she seems to know her patients by name even when she’s not in the examining room . My only gripe would be that she doesn’t answer emails when it’s sent . I ended up asking my question in person but it works have been nice to get a reply via email .... The antagonist protocal was used for my treatment . I used Gonal F, Menopur , Cetrotide along with trigger shots Lupton and Oviidrel. The idea was to increase the amount of eggs for a successful cycle . It worked ! Just hoping that a healthy embryo will be the result .
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Age
45
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Dr. Lekovich was able to answer questions that I had in a kind and professional way . I love that she seems to know her patients by name even when she’s not in the examining room . My only gripe would be that she doesn’t answer emails when it’s sent . I ended up asking my question in person but it works have been nice to get a reply via email .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Have your questions ready to ask her . She is very quick to answer questions .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Dr. Lekovich was friendly and answered questions that I had regarding my care .
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
The antagonist protocal was used for my treatment . I used Gonal F, Menopur , Cetrotide along with trigger shots Lupton and Oviidrel. The idea was to increase the amount of eggs for a successful cycle . It worked ! Just hoping that a healthy embryo will be the result .
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Warm , compassionate and caring are some words that come to mind when thinking of the nursing staff . I was told at the last minute that I needed another medication exhausted od my bloodwork and I was panicking because I didn’t k ow how I’d get it in such a short space of time . Unfortunately , I don’t recall her name but she ended up giving me the medication and tried to calm me down . I was so appreciative of the kind gesture that was shown to me .
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
RMA is run efficiently . There are several locations in Manhattan , Brooklyn and Westchester so it’s convenient for people in various locations in the city . However the monitoring hours should be a bit more flexible . The strict monitoring hours makes it difficult to rearrange your schedule depending on the type of job you have .
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
Monitoring hours were a pain because of my work schedule . I wished that the monitoring hours were more flexible .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
My insurance covered some of my costs . The outstanding costs were mostly the ICSI ,PGS anesthesia and genetic testing .
7
Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
RMA of New York
Brooklyn
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8
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
Dr. Lekovich was great in terms of taking time to answer my questions and she was compassionate to my situation. I feel like what was not communicated to me was the possible outcomes after the retrieval in terms of what to expect regarding the number of eggs retrieved, embryos fertilized and how many may not be viable.... Due to my situation, she tried to be as aggressive as possible while being safe to retrieve enough eggs to give us options.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Dr. Lekovich was great in terms of taking time to answer my questions and she was compassionate to my situation. I feel like what was not communicated to me was the possible outcomes after the retrieval in terms of what to expect regarding the number of eggs retrieved, embryos fertilized and how many may not be viable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Ask what to expect.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
She is very warm and remembered my personal situation when I was with her.
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
Due to my situation, she tried to be as aggressive as possible while being safe to retrieve enough eggs to give us options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were great but the coordinator staff and reception is severely lacking. They are not one and the same. The coordinators tend to be very disorganized and are not proactive in managing your care. Be sure to ask questions and keep track of everything on your own as you'll need to cross-check their communication.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
This clinic has great doctors and nursing staff. The facilities are also great and the pricing comparable to other places. The area of needed growth is in the coordinator team. They are often unavailable or appear to be frustrated with you anytime you have questions for them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
Approximately $18,000 for the cycle including $750 for anesthesia. Medications ranged an additional $5000-6000.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New York?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
8
Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
RMA of New York
Brooklyn
Nursing
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
She [Dr. Lekovich] is friendly and understanding. She took her time with my husband and I and gave us thorough explanations. She is excellent at putting me at ease, which I experienced when doing the saline sonogram...This cycle she upped the menopur, isnt doing lupron, and is doing cetrotide. She started this cycle earlier (I was on the pill for less time) This is the second IVF cycle I have done with her.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
She is friendly and understanding. She took her time with my husband and I and gave us thorough explanations. She is excellent at putting me at ease, which I experienced when doing the saline sonogram. Years ago I had a terrible experience with the hsg and was nervous. She is good at making conversation and is pleasant all around. I had Dr. Copperman before, she is a million times better.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Nothing in particular
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Very understanding, she explains well and has a great bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
She has used gonal f, menopur, lupron. This cycle she upped the menopur, isnt doing lupron, and is doing cetrotide. She started this cycle earlier (I was on the pill for less time) This is the second IVF cycle I have done with her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nice but do not always explain everything thoroughly.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
Office was not completely on top of beginning the first cycle. They are fairly receptive. Every sonogram during monitoring I get a different doctor, most are fine but one is not gentle. Dr. Letterman - try not to get him.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
Pretty efficient. It is from 7 - 8:30 in the morning, which has been difficult as I live in queens.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
Costs are very expensive, over 15,000 per cycle, not including medications and the anesthesiologist. I have gotten a discount through using Bonei Olam, but it is still very expensive.
Describe Jovana Lekovich's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New York.
No comments
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New York?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RMA of New York
NY - Eastside
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8
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
Dr. Lekovich took over my case from another doctor. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel at easy since I didn’t start this process with her....r. Lekovich was very understanding and knowledgeable. As a patient she was realistic about the process and took the time to explain and answer any questions I had. Being that I was only in health care for a short time I still think we will continue this journey with her as our doctor.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Dr. Lekovich was very understanding and knowledgeable. As a patient she was realistic about the process and took the time to explain and answer any questions I had. Being that I was only in health care for a short time I still think we will continue this journey with her as our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. She will always be willing to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Dr. Lekovich took over my case from another doctor. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel at easy since I didn’t start this process with her.
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
Antagonist Gonal F Menopur Cetrotide HcG Leuprolide Azithromycin (2) after retrieval
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The Brooklyn staff were very caring and called with updates throughout my Ivf process. If I had questions about medication I was able to contact the clinic and someone would call back usually within 30-1hr.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
I liked that RMA had different clinics for me to do my blood work, ultrasound, but only one specific clinic for IUIs, Retrieval, sperm sample, etc. It made it so much more convenient for me and my hubby for our daily routines.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
Monitoring appointments were pretty easy. Some days were busier than others but I usually didn’t find that I had to wait long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
My insurance paid for my IVF cycle except for Anesthesiologist PGS Shipping and return
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Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RMA of New York
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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7
Age
47
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
She [Dr. Lekovich] is very professional, which could be interpreted as being a little bit cold. She is courteous and explains everything in detail, with technical terms and “common”, more understandable terms. I didn’t have to wait too long to see her and she is also available over the phone. ... We are trying IVF. The chances are low but she is willing to try. She will take all the steps to try to make it happen.
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Age
47
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
She is very professional, which could be interpreted as being a little bit cold. She is courteous and explains everything in detail, with technical terms and “common”, more understandable terms. I didn’t have to wait too long to see her and she is also available over the phone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Ask questions. She can be very technical.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
The Dr was personal and explained my situation and my options in a very clear manner.
Describe the protocols Jovana Lekovich used in your cycles at RMA of New York and their degree of success.
I didn’t start the treatment yet. We are trying IVF. The chances are low but she is willing to try. She will take all the steps to try to make it happen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New York. (Assigned nurse: Estephany Jimenez)
Very pleasant and helpful. She answered all my questions and replied to my emails very fast.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
The office is in a good location and the hours are convenient. They are also open on weekends. The office is pretty clean. The waiting time is not too long. It is easy to schedule an appointment. The staff is very nice and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
Approximately $35,000
Describe Jovana Lekovich's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New York.
She will lab-test the embryo before the transfer, to ensure the embryo is good.
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Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
RMA of New York
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
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3
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
3
She’s [RMA of NY] very detailed during the paid visits. However, IVF Cycle for us was more of a disappointment since we didn’t get much of details of what is going on and what to expect next. Retrieved egg count was pretty low compared to the follicles were counted in the last visits.... Explicitly have her tell you the amount of eggs to be retrieved at every visit so you can have a chance to cancel before going in for retrieval.
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
3
How was your experience with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
She’s very detailed during the paid visits. However, IVF Cycle for us was more of a disappointment since we didn’t get much of details of what is going on and what to expect next. Retrieved egg count was pretty low compared to the follicles were counted in the last visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Explicitly have her tell you the amount of eggs to be retrieved at every visit so you can have a chance to cancel before going in for retrieval.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York?
Mostly rushed during daily checks and not given too much info as in how I’m progressing
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Caring and nice. Responsive at all times.
Describe your experience with RMA of New York.
Expect bills sent months later. Finance team is working weird imo. Coordinator was not too sharp in my case, there were lots of wrong info passed by her that i had to dig in and get corrected. So, good luck with that. Clinic in general -except Brooklyn location- is clean and nice. Nurses are the best thing of RMA of NY.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New York.
First in first out. You dont know which doctor is on duty. Somewhat rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jovana Lekovich at RMA of New York.
More than 20K
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New York?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Jovana Lekovich
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
RMA of New York
NY - Eastside
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