Lauren Safier

Island Fertility

Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 100%9
100% strongly recommend
1 review
Humanity
10
10
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
8
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8
8
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
9
Excellent
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
University of Miami
Residency
Weill Cornell
Fellowship
Columbia

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
not available by directline
not available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Lauren Safier works at

Island Fertility
Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 21%9.5

At 1 office

Commack
500 Commack Road
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 638-4600
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2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 34
IUI
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Safier] explained our course of treatment well. As a nurse I know and understand the medical aspect. She took the time to thoroughly make sure my husband understood what was going on too.... she has answered every concern and weighed every option with us. She made it clear that she wants us to get pregnant just as much as we want it. Not just another doctor pushing pills and treatments “hoping” for the best.
The nurses [Island Fertility] are amazing. The medical assistants are ok.... Insurance coverage was explained and then copays were not thoroughly explained I suppose. I was told one fee for testing and another for seeing the dr. So days I didn’t see the dr and only had labs drawn I was paying both fees. In perspective it’s a lot less than someone without great coverage. Just unclear.
How was your experience with Lauren Safier at Island Fertility?
She explained our course of treatment well. As a nurse I know and understand the medical aspect. She took the time to thoroughly make sure my husband understood what was going on too. With a hiccup regarding testing that requires surgery now, even though I was ready to do IUI this month, she has answered every concern and weighed every option with us. She made it clear that she wants us to get pregnant just as much as we want it. Not just another doctor pushing pills and treatments “hoping” for the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Safier at Island Fertility?
She listens so don’t be afraid to talk things aloud with her and ask all the questions no matter how small or stupid you think they are.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Safier at Island Fertility?
She listens, explains thoroughly, and validly takes concerns of mine into the course of our treatment.
Describe the protocols Lauren Safier used in your cycles at Island Fertility and their degree of success.
No results yet
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Island Fertility.
The nurses are amazing. The medical assistants are ok. There’s one that I can’t stand. She doesn’t listen and always ends up sticking me over and over for labs until she finally gets someone else after hurting me. I know I’m tough and I’ve been drawing blood for over 10 years. I’m not a wimp or anything like that. It’s like she forgets there’s a human on the other side of the needle and not just a specimen.
Describe your experience with Island Fertility.
Insurance coverage was explained and then copays were not thoroughly explained I suppose. I was told one fee for testing and another for seeing the dr. So days I didn’t see the dr and only had labs drawn I was paying both fees. In perspective it’s a lot less than someone without great coverage. Just unclear. Office otherwise is very nice, optimistic, and supportive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Safier at Island Fertility.
Just copays so far and medicine expenses
Describe Lauren Safier's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Island Fertility.
No experience
What specific things went wrong at Island Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Island Fertility.
I was told I could have my salon sono and follicle count same visit. I made the appointment and the day before someone called and said no because of billing reasons. I work nights and this is a commute for me. So to have to go in two mornings in a row after working all night is a lot. And the appointments are usually running a little behind. Still not sure if it’s because of insurance or greed.
9
Doctor
Lauren Safier
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Island Fertility
Commack
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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