Kara Goldman

Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolLoyola U.
ResidencyNorthwestern
FellowshipNYU
Chicago
259 E. Erie St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-695-7269
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kara Goldman to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 91%Don't recommend: 9%9.2
7 assessments
  • 91% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.6
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
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9.4
Communication

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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.

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 18%8
107 assessments
  • 53% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 29% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
10
10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Goldman has been amazing during our infertility journey. We met her for a consultation the day after my 40th birthday. She has been informative, comforting, and encouraging. She has been thorough in presenting us with all our options, making sure we understand next steps and available to answer questions that arise along the way.
The Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinic is great! They are knowledgeable, kind, patient, and provide hope. They have made this process less scary and eased our anxiety along the way. One drawback would be the wait time for scheduling appointments with your doctor. ... The monitoring appointments were convenient and occurred before work hours. The process was efficient and smoothly ran.
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Goldman has been amazing during our infertility journey. We met her for a consultation the day after my 40th birthday. She has been informative, comforting, and encouraging. She has been thorough in presenting us with all our options, making sure we understand next steps and available to answer questions that arise along the way. Most recently after our stimulation process did not produce the results we were hoping for, she scheduled a telehealth appointment (due to COVID-19) to check-in with us to ensure we were okay. She gives us hope that they process will eventually work!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Any prospective patient would be in great hands with Dr. Goldman. I would recommend scheduling in advance as she is often booked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Goldman took the time to explain our options (IUI, IVF) and answered our many questions during our consultation and subsequent appointments. She has been comforting while providing us with realistic and sensitive information. She has been able to ease our anxieties during this whole process and has given us hope for a child(ren).
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We completed two IUI cycles. I was prescribed Clomid for 5 days and then an Ovidrel injection. Neither IUI cycle resulted in pregnancy. We have gone through one round of egg stimulation and retrieval thus far. We have not been able to do another cycle of stimulation nor transfer due to the COVID 19 emergency. Due to my age, I was prescribed high doses of stimulation medications to retrieve as many eggs as possible. ( Gonal F 300 units/day; Menopur 150 units/day; Ganirelix 250 mg; Ovidrel 250 mg as the trigger shot). The egg stimulation resulted in 12 eggs retrieved. 10 of the eggs fertilized and we had 4 embryos created. Due to my age, genetic testing was recommended. After the genetic testing was complete, we have 1 healthy embryo for eventual transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are warm, compassionate, and uplifting. They have been responsive to any and all questions presented to them.
Describe your experience with Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinic is great! They are knowledgeable, kind, patient, and provide hope. They have made this process less scary and eased our anxiety along the way. One drawback would be the wait time for scheduling appointments with your doctor.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The monitoring appointments were convenient and occurred before work hours. The process was efficient and smoothly ran.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance coverage for fertility medications is a $10,000 lifetime allotment and 10% out of pocket copay. I went through this allotment very fast and the copay amount was pretty high. The Northwestern Medicine Specialty Pharmacy was willing to work with me and my insurance to maximize the most insurance coverage and less the out of pocket expense. The clinic has a $2,095 payment for embryo storage that is due before the stimulation process can begin. We spent just over $3500 for medication copays, medications, and genetic testing. Thus in total our out of pocket cost for the egg stimulation/retrieval is over $5,600. We will have to pay out of pocket for any further medication associated with the embryo transfer and if we would like to pursue another round of egg stimulation/retrieval. Unfortunately, we were informed that there is no financial assistance available for us during this process through Northwester Medicine nor EMD Serrano as we do not qualify financially :(
Describe Kara Goldman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Goldman recommended a single embryo transfer to ensure the likelihood of a successful, healthy pregnancy.
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Kara Goldman
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10
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Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Chicago
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10
6
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
6
Dr. Goldman never made me feel rushed or embarrassed to ask questions, she understands this is a sensitive journey and she wants you to be as comfortable as possible. ... She is positive, but doesn't sugar coat the situation you are in dealing with infertility but she provides you with hope. I feel safe in her care and I trust her to take care of me throughout this journey.
Advocate for yourself and your appointments that are needed when scheduling. The scheduling team [at Northwestern Medicine] isn't always the same as the nursing staff so be sure to clarify what you need to schedule to ensure that it gets taken care of. They are all organized and timely. ... She [Dr. Goldman] believes you should only transfer one embryo because it's the safest option for me, and I trust this and want this as well!
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
6
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Goldman is amazing. She cares deeply for her patients, and really makes you feel like you are on this journey together. She is positive, but doesn't sugar coat the situation you are in dealing with infertility but she provides you with hope. I feel safe in her care and I trust her to take care of me throughout this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Ask as many questions as you want, and if you don't understand something ask for clarification. Dr. Goldman never made me feel rushed or embarrassed to ask questions, she understands this is a sensitive journey and she wants you to be as comfortable as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Goldman has amazing bed side manner, she always looks you in the eye, speaks to you with kindness and directness, and is always very prepared for your appointments. When I had a miscarriage, she was the one to tell me and I will never forget the kindness and compassion she showed me on that horrible day.
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had two IUIs with clomid and tigger shot, one ending in a miscarriage at 8 weeks. She got me in the very next day the day before Thanksgiving for a D&C. Then, we tried two more IUIs with Clomid and trigger shot, both ending in a negative pregnancy. We are going to start IVF as soon as the coronoavirus settles down.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kait)
Amazing!
Describe your experience with Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Advocate for yourself and your appointments that are needed when scheduling. The scheduling team isn't always the same as the nursing staff so be sure to clarify what you need to schedule to ensure that it gets taken care of. They are all organized and timely.
Describe Kara Goldman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
She believes you should only transfer one embryo because it's the safest option for me, and I trust this and want this as well!
10
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Kara Goldman
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Northwestern Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Chicago
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10
10
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Goldman] also hears me when I am weighing the costs of IVF vs continuing to do IUIs, and never pressures me about IVF. She is wonderfully steady, warm, upbeat and quick to laugh - every single attribute I personally need on this journey...smart and patient. She walks me thru every step and every outcome. She is direct but kind, and in my case has been cautiously optimistic, which is just what I need to push thru the IUI efforts. When I have asked for additional testing, she and her team provided it as well as analysis of the results.
They [nurses at NYU] are amazing, all incredibly thoughtful, warm and capable women. All encouraging of the process and mindful of all the components involved (billing, meds, travel to the clinic, scheduling.) I have felt like they have held my hand every single step of the way...The clinic is great. It's clean and the systems in place (ipad registration, open hours for bloods, etc) are well organized. Everything moves so quickly and efficiently. It takes me longer to get to 1st Avenue than my time actually spent in the clinic. THAT is incredible. My only complaint is I have no cell coverage while in the clinic. And when I log in to guest wifi I am still not connected. Seriously, my only complaint is the shoddy wifi.
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman is smart and patient. She walks me thru every step and every outcome. She is direct but kind, and in my case has been cautiously optimistic, which is just what I need to push thru the IUI efforts. When I have asked for additional testing, she and her team provided it as well as analysis of the results. She also hears me when I am weighing the costs of IVF vs continuing to do IUIs, and never pressures me about IVF. She is wonderfully steady, warm, upbeat and quick to laugh - every single attribute I personally need on this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Be honest with her. Tell her all of your concerns and the circumstances that are affecting your life in the process, as they relate to the process. For example I had a myomectomy 12 months ago and have a major concern for the medications to increase the return of uterine fibroids. She and her team have been monitoring my fibroids along the way and been thoughtful about my medications. Since I am single and pursuing this on my own, I was also upfront about the costs that I can bear and those that I can't. While she is direct with me about the best possible outcomes I NEVER feel bullied into procedures that I cannot afford. She is truly wonderful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman is thoughtful and professional, honest and warm. This business is all a mixed bag: good numbers, science mingling with miracles, data on donors, genetic testing, but through it all Dr. Goldman and her team speak to me and my life and my choices as if I am their only patient.
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
1) Testing everything: all bloods, genetic testing, mammogram, cancer genetic testing, donor counseling (SO IMPORTANT), Hysteogram (spelling?, but the fallopian tube test), sperm donor genetic testing. Once everything was good, then IUIs. 2) First attempt: 100 mg of Clomid, day 3 of cycle to day 7. Then u/s and bloods, three follicles (19, 20 and 22mm), trigger shot. Return next day for IUI. Negative pregnancy. Second attempt: 100 mg of Clomid, day 3 of cycle to day 7. Then u/s and bloods, three follicles (17, 23, 24mm), trigger shot Ovidrel. Bloods one week later to test progesterone, result "as perfect as can be." Return next day for IUI. Negative pregnancy. Third attempt: will follow protocol, after a one cycle break.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NYU Langone Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
They are amazing, all incredibly thoughtful, warm and capable women. All encouraging of the process and mindful of all the components involved (billing, meds, travel to the clinic, scheduling.) I have felt like they have held my hand every single step of the way.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic is great. It's clean and the systems in place (ipad registration, open hours for bloods, etc) are well organized. Everything moves so quickly and efficiently. It takes me longer to get to 1st Avenue than my time actually spent in the clinic. THAT is incredible. My only complaint is I have no cell coverage while in the clinic. And when I log in to guest wifi I am still not connected. Seriously, my only complaint is the shoddy wifi.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
labs are about $150 each, IUI about $600, u/s $250, specimen handling fee $75, I believe.
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Kara Goldman
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10
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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10
9
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
9
kara [Goldman] was one of the best doctors I have ever interacted with. She was compassionate and realistic. She advised where required and told us when a decision had to be ours. She was patient with us and always willing to answer questions and spend the necessary time. She made a difficult situation as comfortable as possible...She was great. Patient, realistic and always professiona...She skipped IUI and went directly to retrieval
The clinic [NYU] is great. The only issue is that you see a different doctor everyday and that the appointments check-ins can be tough. There were a couple billing issues and the billing situation was very difficult to navigate...Great nursing staff. Always helpful, compassionate and informative. Only issue with 1 nurse over the 10-15 we saw over a 5 month period.... It can get very busy and take a lot of time. Once we learned to "game" the system and show up early or late it was better.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
9
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
kara was one of the best doctors I have ever interacted with. She was compassionate and realistic. She advised where required and told us when a decision had to be ours. She was patient with us and always willing to answer questions and spend the necessary time. She made a difficult situation as comfortable as possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Feel free to ask as many questions as possible. Note however that there is always a lot of information, but you will have multiple opportunities to go over everything at each step.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She was great. Patient, realistic and always professiona
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
She skipped IUI and went directly to retrieval. The issue we had was a shortage of eggs, so she was realistic and didnt want to waste our time and money. During the second retrieval she changed one of the meds and our result was not as good, so she quickly changed course for the third retrieval and our result was better. She also advised to do a frozen transfer as the technology was such that it would increase the genetic screening and increase our chances for an ultimate live birth. She also said she highly recommended only a single transfer as we did a frozen transfer and there was no need to to do multiples as we already know the embryo is viable, rather than the 40-50% chance of a viable embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great nursing staff. Always helpful, compassionate and informative. Only issue with 1 nurse over the 10-15 we saw over a 5 month period.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
The clinic is great. The only issue is that you see a different doctor everyday and that the appointments check-ins can be tough. There were a couple billing issues and the billing situation was very difficult to navigate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
It was somewhere in between. It can get very busy and take a lot of time. Once we learned to "game" the system and show up early or late it was better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
About $20,000 -25,000 per retrieval all in (including meds) and $5,000 for the transfer. This is probably too simplistic as it was a very complicated process.
Describe Kara Goldman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
She definitely pushed for eSET as we did a frozen transfer and the embryo was already tested and viable. It got us out of the 40-50% viability with a fresh transfer. Also we were very clear we did not want twins.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
There was one point where they called the Pharmacy late and given the time sensitivity of some of the medications this added some stress.
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Kara Goldman
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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1
1
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Cancer
1
1
Dr. Goldman did not call after my second retrieval to inform me or explain why 6 of the eggs were not retrieved...She also should have told me about the egg donor option given that my time for egg retrieval was limited due to cancer treatment. Finally, I underwent a painful procedure because she misdiagnosed a polyp. She did not tell me the procedure would be painful nor did she tell me risk of misdiagnosis...
Staff [at NYU] other than nurses were not very kind or compassionate and made my partner feel uncomfortable. They made me feel like a number rather than a person. The billing staff were particularly rude and not helpful...The nursing staff was thoughtful and compassionate and tried to help me find discount medications due to my cancer status...[Monitoring Appointments] It felt like a cattlecall most times.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Cancer
1
1
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman should have told me more about the painful procedure to diagnose a polyp and what it entailed given my sexual abuse history. She also should have told me about the egg donor option given that my time for egg retrieval was limited due to cancer treatment. Finally, I lost four eggs due to attrition because she did not time the retrieval properly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
She should be more concerned about their well being rather than having them pay for costly treatments that may not be helpful. She should also be more candid about the risks and benefits of all procedures and provide all options at the outset. Finally, if she is not going to perform retrievals she should ensure the staff doing so are well trained and highly qualified.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman did not call after my second retrieval to inform me or explain why 6 of the eggs were not retrieved. She also did not provide me with all relevant information during either of my two cycles. Finally, I underwent a painful procedure because she misdiagnosed a polyp. She did not tell me the procedure would be painful nor did she tell me risk of misdiagnosis
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was thoughtful and compassionate and tried to help me find discount medications due to my cancer status
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Staff other than nurses were not very kind or compassionate and made my partner feel uncomfortable. They made me feel like a number rather than a person. The billing staff were particularly rude and not helpful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
It felt like a cattlecall most times.
What specific things went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
See prior response.
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Kara Goldman
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1
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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10
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I used clomid to stimulate egg production, estrogen and progesterone shots for my IVF cycles [with Dr. Kara Goldman]. They all produced a good amount of eggs and we transferred 4 under her care...policy was to transfer one single embryo...was knowledgeable, kind and always professional...knew all the details of our file/case. She had confidence in our ability to become pregnant, she was always positive and looking for new methods or tweaks to our plan. She performed almost all of my treatments, including surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
Morning monitoring [at NYU] took place from 7am-9am. Could be seen before work. There were a lot of women waiting but it was organized...clinic's policy was to transfer one single embryo...Strengths: highly efficient and organized, flexible with changing protocol if necessary, offering a selection of pharmacies to get meds. Always clean and professional. Weakness: fast paced office with time for shorter conversations only. They want to get you in an out (this is also a strength depending on your point of view.)
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman knew all the details of our file/case. She had confidence in our ability to become pregnant, she was always positive and looking for new methods or tweaks to our plan. She performed almost all of my treatments, including surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Give Dr. Goldman all details of your situation from financial to medical to personal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Dr. Goldman was knowledgeable, kind and always professional.
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I used clomid to stimulate egg production, estrogen and progesterone shots for my IVF cycles. They all produced a good amount of eggs and we transferred 4 under her care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It was a rotating staff but everyone I spoke with knew all the details and protocols for our procedures.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Strengths: highly efficient and organized, flexible with changing protocol if necessary, offering a selection of pharmacies to get meds. Always clean and professional. Weakness: fast paced office with time for shorter conversations only. They want to get you in an out (this is also a strength depending on your point of view.)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Morning monitoring took place from 7am-9am. Could be seen before work. There were a lot of women waiting but it was organized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
$17,000 from start to finish including ICSI + meds. $4000 for embryo transfer.
Describe Kara Goldman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
Dr. Goldman and our clinic's policy was to transfer one single embryo.
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Kara Goldman
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10
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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10
I thought Kara Goldman did a great job. she was forth coming and explained everything in full detail. she would explains things multiple times if needed. she always seemed to care about her job and the patient...Kara Goldman had amazing bed side manor. she would explain why things were happening, give us her professional opinion, and offer us our options. she remembered who we were every time we came in and provided us with a safe environment.
i felt more like a number at the clinic [NYU -] than a patient. the staff was sweet but you felt like they were trying to get everyone in and out in a timely manor. they would call your name, take your blood, get examined by the dr on call and you would be out before you blinked an eye...all the nurses were very kind....Kara Goldman had amazing bed side manor. she would explain why things were happening, give us her professional opinion
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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10
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
I thought Kara Goldman did a great job. she was forth coming and explained everything in full detail. she would explains things multiple times if needed. she always seemed to care about her job and the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
trust her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center?
Kara Goldman had amazing bed side manor. she would explain why things were happening, give us her professional opinion, and offer us our options. she remembered who we were every time we came in and provided us with a safe environment.
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU Langone Fertility Center and their degree of success.
not everything goes as planned. i needed to adjust the hormones and trust that Dr Goldman was tweaking the medications in order to get better results each time. i had to take a month off between the 2nd and 3rd retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
all the nurses were very kind.
Describe your experience with NYU Langone Fertility Center.
i felt more like a number at the clinic than a patient. the staff was sweet but you felt like they were trying to get everyone in and out in a timely manor. they would call your name, take your blood, get examined by the dr on call and you would be out before you blinked an eye.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kara Goldman at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
all in i spent around $85,000 -$90,000 including medication and acupuncture
Describe Kara Goldman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NYU Langone Fertility Center.
i didnt want multiples and Dr Goldman felt that transferring one embryo was more safe than transferring 2
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NYU Langone Fertility Center
NY - 1st Ave
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