Kara Goldman

NYU

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Medical SchoolLoyola U.
ResidencyNorthwestern
FellowshipNYU
NY - 1st Ave
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-263-7629
NY - W 52nd
355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-263-0040
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kara Goldman to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 74%Don't recommend: 26%7.7
5 assessments
  • 74% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 26% 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
8.4
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
Excellent response time
OK
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 NYU to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 22%7.8
127 assessments
  • 53% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
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?
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?
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?
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 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. (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.
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.
labs are about $150 each, IUI about $600, u/s $250, specimen handling fee $75, I believe.
10
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Kara Goldman
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10
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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?
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?
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?
She was great. Patient, realistic and always professiona
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Kara Goldman
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
It felt like a cattlecall most times.
What specific things went wrong at NYU?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
1
Doctor
Kara Goldman
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Frequency seen during appointments
1
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NYU
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?
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?
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?
Dr. Goldman was knowledgeable, kind and always professional.
Describe the protocols Kara Goldman used in your cycles at NYU 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.
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.
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.
$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.
Dr. Goldman and our clinic's policy was to transfer one single embryo.
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Kara Goldman
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10
Clinic
NYU
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
10
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
10
10
How was your experience with Kara Goldman at NYU?
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?
trust her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kara Goldman at NYU?
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 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.
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.
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.
i didnt want multiples and Dr Goldman felt that transferring one embryo was more safe than transferring 2
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Doctor
Kara Goldman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
NYU
NY - 1st Ave
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