Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 36%9.3
64% strongly recommend
8 reviews
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
9.8
9.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.9
6.9
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
7.5
Good
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 Vermont College of Medicine
Residency
University of North Carolina
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Linnea Goodman works in 1 office at

Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 6%9.3

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Charlottesville
595 Martha Jefferson Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Linnea Goodman works at

West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 32%Don't recommend: 13%8.5

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Morgantown
1322 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV 26505

8 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
3 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We instantly felt a patient/provider connection with her beginning at our new patient consult. [Dr. Goodman] even took the time to draw a demonstration on paper for us during that first visit, giving us a visual of what my body should be doing each month. She explains everything in great detail...she has always kept us informed and educated of our options moving forward when we are ready to do so.
The [Virginia Fertility & IVF] nurses have been great so far. They have been quick to call back after leaving messages and are always so kind during office visits...The clinic itself is a very clean, modern, welcoming facility. From the front desk, to the nurses and physicians, we have been very satisfied so far! We do wish they were still in Lynchburg as it would cut our travel time in half, however, we wouldn’t go anywhere else.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
Dr. Goodman is the perfect match for my husband and I. We instantly felt a patient/provider connection with her beginning at our new patient consult. She even took the time to draw a demonstration on paper for us during that first visit, giving us a visual of what my body should be doing each month. She explains everything in great detail. In a world where Google can cause negative thoughts, we’ve left each appointment with her feeling informed and at ease. Her calming and nurturing approach has definitely made a difference for me, as infertility can cause much anxiety and nervousness.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
A lot of information is covered during the first consult. Definitely write your questions down and bring them with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
While we have only been with this clinic since November 2021, we feel very satisfied with Dr. Goodman. She has a very nurturing personality and is always so patient with any questions we’ve had so far. Her personality is the perfect match for me as a patient.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA) and their degree of success.
So far, we have only done medicated cycles with timed intercourse/trigger. However, she has always kept us informed and educated of our options moving forward when we are ready to do so.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
The nurses have been great so far. They have been quick to call back after leaving messages and are always so kind during office visits.
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
The clinic itself is a very clean, modern, welcoming facility. From the front desk, to the nurses and physicians, we have been very satisfied so far! We do wish they were still in Lynchburg as it would cut our travel time in half, however, we wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
We only have insurance coverage for diagnostic testing, so all of our ultrasounds and treatments are out of pocket. I believe so far, it is reasonably priced compared to research of other clinics.
10
Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)
Charlottesville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Goodman was always super sweet and always made me feel very comfortable...Natural start for stimulation. No birth control priming. 350 gonal F 150 menepor. I was supposed to do a double trigger but due to being at risk for OHSS, I just triggered with Lupron. Results were 35 eggs retrieved, 33 mature, 31 fertilized, 15 blasts, 6 euploid, 4 mosaic, 5 aneuploid. I am 35. This was a stark contrast from my previous two retrieval’s at other clinics.
The clinic [Virginia Fertility & IVF] is brand new location and beautiful, the staff is responsive and friendly and I had results I didn’t even know where possible...They go off your body’s natural cycle instead of batching their cycles which I believe not only contributes to better results, it shows they are putting their patients before profits...She [nurse] was very responsive and always helped out along with way with my insurance and getting my meds ordered
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
You can tell Dr Goodman is a rockstar doctor. After having procedures with two other doctors, it was incredible to see the difference in my results. My previous two other retrieval’s resulted in 12 and 13 eggs collected, Dr Goodman collected 35.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
If you live in Virginia, go see doctor Goodman. Don’t waste your time on doctors you’re not confident in. It would have saved me a lot of time and money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)?
At VA Fertility you always get to see a Dr. you are never pushed to a PA to manage your care. They go off your body’s natural cycle instead of batching their cycles which I believe not only contributes to better results, it shows they are putting their patients before profits. Dr. Goodman was always super sweet and always made me feel very comfortable.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA) and their degree of success.
Natural start for stimulation. No birth control priming. 350 gonal F 150 menepor. I was supposed to do a double trigger but due to being at risk for OHSS, I just triggered with Lupron. Results were 35 eggs retrieved, 33 mature, 31 fertilized, 15 blasts, 6 euploid, 4 mosaic, 5 aneuploid. I am 35. This was a stark contrast from my previous two retrieval’s at other clinics. 1st retrieval primed with Birth control, 250 gonal f 150 menepor. Results 12 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 3 untested blasts which resulted in failed transfers. 2nd retrieval 13 eggs collected, 9 mature, 6 fertilized, 3 embryos all aneuploid. Transfer protocol was 2 months Lupron Depot due to stage 4 endometriosis, prednisone, antibiotics, PIO and suppositories, and estrace. Transfer is successful so far I am 9 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA). (Assigned nurse: Tara)
She was very responsive and always helped out along with way with my insurance and getting my meds ordered
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
I don’t have anything negative to say. The clinic is brand new location and beautiful, the staff is responsive and friendly and I had results I didn’t even know where possible. I have to give credit to what I can only imagine is a state of the art lab and lab staff after having such amazing results. I just graduated this week and I wish I could keep going here throughout my pregnancy. I had to drive 3 hours each way for appointments and every minute was worth it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
I did the shared risk program which I was surprised I qualified for after so many failed cycles. The shared risk program is 26K for up to 6 retrieval’s and unlimited transfers. For me it was worth it to pay extra for the insurance after so many disappointments. For one retrieval with unlimited transfers it is 11K
Describe Linnea Goodman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA).
ESET with euploid embryo
10
Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility & IVF (FKA Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of VA)
Charlottesville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 35
1 IUI
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Goodman made us felt comfortable...listened to our concerns before making recommendations, and was flexible in helping come up with what felt like a customized plan...told us the baseline and mid cycle ultrasound were not completely necessary. This saved us the stress of having to make 2 additional trips plus taking time off work, and the cost of the ultrasounds...she had a quick ultrasound set up just to confirm before we went through with the IUI, and we were not charged...
UNC Fertility is very advanced from a technological standpoint. It was very easy to set up an initial consultation, we received email communications in a timely manner and were directed to a patient portal online that was detailed and accurate, and made us feel comfortable...[Dr. Goodman] listened to our concerns before making recommendations, and was flexible in helping come up with what felt like a customized plan...
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman was thorough in her descriptions and explanations about the process, the science behind it, but also the involvement of mother nature in creating life. Although she may have been blunt at times, it was with good intention. She was comfortable with using previous ultrasounds to identify the viability of the eggs, but then when the day of IUI came, she had a quick ultrasound set up just to confirm before we went through with the IUI, and we were not charged. So although it was a bit unexpected to have an ultrasound done when you are going in for IUI, it made us feel good that she wanted to be extra cautious and wasn't going to charge us since it wasn't something that had been in our original plans. We felt very good leaving Dr. Goodman's office because she was clear with her instructions and the next steps involved, and took our comments and concerns into consideration prior to making any recommendations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Relax, and ask lots of questions. She is very down to earth and will be happy to answer you and listen to your concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman made us felt comfortable, speaking to us in a practical manner while also explaining in detail some of the answers to our questions. She listened to our concerns before making recommendations, and was flexible in helping come up with what felt like a customized plan, not a cookie cutter list of next steps she would give to everyone else.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at UNC Fertility and their degree of success.
We had done 3 cycles of Letrozole, then 2 cycles of Letrozole with injection, through a different doctor prior to coming to see Dr. Goodman. We discussed the fact that we were interested in IUI since it was now covered under our insurance plan. We were on our 31st cycle of trying, and Dr. Goodman agreed that IUI would be appropriate. We stayed with Letrozole and had a choice of doing a day 3 baseline ultrasound, followed by a mid cycle ultrasound prior to the IUI. Since it involved travel of over 2 hours for each visit, and since we had previously done treatments that included ultrasounds which the records transferred over, Dr. Goodman told us the baseline and mid cycle ultrasound were not completely necessary. This saved us the stress of having to make 2 additional trips plus taking time off work, and the cost of the ultrasounds. We did not see success on our first cycle of IUI, and then on our second cycle the coronavirus shut down treatments, but we are hopeful to return for future treatment as soon as possible.
Describe your experience with UNC Fertility.
UNC Fertility is very advanced from a technological standpoint. It was very easy to set up an initial consultation, we received email communications in a timely manner and were directed to a patient portal online that was detailed and accurate, and made us feel comfortable.
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Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
UNC Fertility
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 31 - 32
10 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Linnea is level headed and calm, which is a good match for anyone who may be feeling emotional about where they are in their infertility journey. She has answers any questions I have had along the way fully, let me know what I *dont* have so we can try to figure out what is causing my infertility, and has taken this whole process step by step...
[UNC Fertility staff] They are usually on time and I don’t spend long waiting for my scheduled appointment. It’s easy to schedule appointments and they are responsive in their online question portal. The accounting team is proactive in letting me know what I should expect to spend for each visit...My first ultrasound was close to $500, but with that I reached my max and all other appointments have been 10% of the procedure. Most things have been insurance eligible.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Linnea is level headed and calm, which is a good match for anyone who may be feeling emotional about where they are in their infertility journey. She has answers any questions I have had along the way fully, let me know what I *dont* have so we can try to figure out what is causing my infertility, and has taken this whole process step by step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
It can feel like things might be moving slowly, but Dr. Goodman has suggested the right treatment/procedures in the right order for me to be able to understand why we are having trouble conceiving, so trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman is a very kind person who explains everything very clearly and was the first person to be able to give me real answers about my infertility.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at UNC Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Goodman was able to finally confirm that I did not have PCOs due to some labs that were run. I’m currently taking Levitrozole, but after a few months with no pregnancy, we did an ultrasound and found that I was already superovulating, so we didn’t increase my dosage. Then, we did an HSG to see if I had a blockage. No blockage was found, but they were able to see that my uterus shake was abnormal, so we did a 3D ultrasound and they were able to confirm that I had a uterine septum. The next step for me is to have a procedure to remove the septum, and continue trying until next steps are required.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UNC Fertility.
The nursing staff is great, my one pain point is that I requested a female doctor, and my first visit they had a male intern there assigned to me with the doctor. I decided that in the end I didn’t care enough to say anything, but it would have been appreciated if the nursing staff looked at my request before having a male intern participate in my procedures.
Describe your experience with UNC Fertility.
They are usually on time and I don’t spend long waiting for my scheduled appointment. It’s easy to schedule appointments and they are responsive in their online question portal. The accounting team is proactive in letting me know what I should expect to spend for each visit. The only negative is my comment on the previous question.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility.
My first ultrasound was close to $500, but with that I reached my max and all other appointments have been 10% of the procedure. Most things have been insurance eligible.
Describe Linnea Goodman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UNC Fertility.
N/a
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Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
UNC Fertility
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Goodman is an exceptional fertility specialist. Coming to her after a devastating miscarriage, she helped us process the loss and begin treatment with assurance. Always an excellent communicator, she also has a warm but wry demeanor and a realistic but encouraging attitude toward treatment. Indeed, she guided us to the exact right treatment plan such that when we had setbacks, we were able to weather them easily and stay the course having already anticipated them. Fertility treatment isn’t easy and I don’t think we could have completed it without her caring and careful guidance.
Although our primary care doctor was Linnea Goodman, we had the opportunity to be seen by every single doctor in the [UNC Fertility] clinic: everyone was wonderful. The nursing staff was wonderful and our care coordinator was wonderful. Even the receptionist was wonderful. I would recommend UNC Fertility to everyone...Mindy was a wonderful nurse...These appointments were all early in the morning and easily managed with schedule with little flexibility. We were able to get in and out quickly with marginal time.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman is an exceptional fertility specialist. Coming to her after a devastating miscarriage, she helped us process the loss and begin treatment with assurance. Always an excellent communicator, she also has a warm but wry demeanor and a realistic but encouraging attitude toward treatment. Indeed, she guided us to the exact right treatment plan such that when we had setbacks, we were able to weather them easily and stay the course having already anticipated them. Fertility treatment isn’t easy and I don’t think we could have completed it without her caring and careful guidance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Trust her advice: she knows what she’s talking about and won’t direct you toward unnecessary or unwarranted treatment plans.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman is an exceptional doctor: while realistic about probabilities, she remained hopeful and encouraging about outcomes. “Cautiously optimistic” was the phrase of the day.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at UNC Fertility and their degree of success.
Having low egg reserves, we followed a max dosage for fertility drugs for each retrieval (gonal + menapur): 3 total retrievals. We also decided to freeze and test all embryos for each cycle before implanting due to concerns about poor egg quality and thus avoided implanting embryos that would have resulted in another miscarriage (and additional setbacks in timing).
Describe your experience with your nurse at UNC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Mindy )
Mindy was a wonderful nurse (she held my hand for our first ultrasound because my partner couldn’t be present knowing that were were fearing a failed implantation). Mindy also served as my care coordinator, making sure that we were taking all the right drugs in the right way, emailing explicitly instructors the night before retrieval. All the nursing staff who regularly took my vitals and blood were wonderful as well: Everyone knew my name and treated me like family.
Describe your experience with UNC Fertility.
Although our primary care doctor was Linnea Goodman, we had the opportunity to be seen by every single doctor in the clinic: everyone was wonderful. The nursing staff was wonderful and our care coordinator was wonderful. Even the receptionist was wonderful. I would recommend UNC Fertility to everyone.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at UNC Fertility.
These appointments were all early in the morning and easily managed with schedule with little flexibility. We were able to get in and out quickly with marginal time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility.
$52k for 3 retrievals (including meds but not including extra genetic testing of embryos or Anesthesia for retrieval, which totaled ~$5k)
Describe Linnea Goodman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UNC Fertility.
Dr. Goodman directed us to do a single embryo transfer to avoid complications with pregnancy (preterm birth, low birth rate and miscarriage).
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Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
10
Clinic
UNC Fertility
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 29
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Linnea Goodman] was extremely friendly and supportive while being realistic with possible outcomes. She made us both feel very comfortable and in control of the whole process...She took the time needed to answer any questions and we never felt rushed. She was genuine and compassionate...She can have a bit of dry humor (which I appreciated) to lighten the mood so don’t stay so serious the whole time...We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. I created and ovulated my egg every month but we never became pregnant after 18 months of trying. We tried 3 unsuccessful IUIs and followed directly with IVF and a successful fresh transfer.
The wait times could be quite long [at UNC Fertility] some days. The receptionist wasn’t the friendliest. The phlebotomists were skilled and accurate...We tried 3 unsuccessful IUIs and followed directly with IVF and a successful fresh transfer...Ally [nurse] wasn’t my favorite. She was all business. She was knowledgeable and helpful but not as warm as I prefer. Wendy was absolutely wonderful. She saw my upset one day and went out of her way to call me to make sure everything was ok. She was truly one of the warmest and most genuine people I’ve ever met.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr Goodman was always positive and personable. She took the time needed to answer any questions and we never felt rushed. She was genuine and compassionate. I was sad we had to leave her care but happy we were able to graduate to a regular obgyn
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
She can have a bit of dry humor (which I appreciated) to lighten the mood so don’t stay so serious the whole time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr Goodman was extremely friendly and supportive while being realistic with possible outcomes. She made us both feel very comfortable and in control of the whole process.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at UNC Fertility and their degree of success.
We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. I created and ovulated my egg every month but we never became pregnant after 18 months of trying. We tried 3 unsuccessful IUIs and followed directly with IVF and a successful fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UNC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Ally )
Ally wasn’t my favorite. She was all business. She was knowledgeable and helpful but not as warm as I prefer. Wendy was absolutely wonderful. She saw my upset one day and went out of her way to call me to make sure everything was ok. She was truly one of the warmest and most genuine people I’ve ever met.
Describe your experience with UNC Fertility.
The wait times could be quite long some days. The receptionist wasn’t the friendliest. The phlebotomists were skilled and accurate. Avoid Dr. Mercero at all costs. She has terrible bedside manner and will introduce herself to you over and over even if it’s the 4th time you’ve seen her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility.
Insurance covered my 3 IUIs and most testing up until I started the IVF process and testing. Then it was all out of pocket
Describe Linnea Goodman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UNC Fertility.
With the diagnosis of unexplained infertility it was suggested to transfer 1 egg since we didn’t know the reason as to why I wasn’t becoming pregnant
What specific things went wrong at UNC Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at UNC Fertility.
We had some trouble with insurance and medicine coverage so we had to have a couple different meds called in to see what was covered. Only 1 of the 2 meds were called in so I had to get ahold of the nurse on call over the weekend to fix it.
10
Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
UNC Fertility
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 29 - 30
2 IVF
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Goodman was incredibly warm and supportive throughout the process. She patiently answered every single one of my questions and made me feel like I was not alone....She was awesome. I just felt like she understood what I was always asking and she never made me feel like I was taking too much of her time or asking too many questions. She’s a very technically talented provider with incredible emotional intelligence and bedside manner.
[RMA - Somerset] Morning hours for monitoring that didn’t interfere with my work schedule were great. You see a lot of different doctors, which can be hard for some but is understandable. Financial team is hit or miss. Some members are great others aren’t great. Hard to get an appt with a specific doctor sometimes...[nurse] Extremely organized and on top of everything. I don’t trust anyone else like I trust her.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at RMA of New Jersey?
She was awesome. I just felt like she understood what I was always asking and she never made me feel like I was taking too much of her time or asking too many questions. She’s a very technically talented provider with incredible emotional intelligence and bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at RMA of New Jersey?
Call early. It can sometimes take a while to get an appointment with her. And she may keep you waiting sometimes, but only because she’s trying to give every patient the time and attention they need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Goodman was incredibly warm and supportive throughout the process. She patiently answered every single one of my questions and made me feel like I was not alone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Patrice )
Extremely organized and on top of everything. I don’t trust anyone else like I trust her.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Morning hours for monitoring that didn’t interfere with my work schedule were great. You see a lot of different doctors, which can be hard for some but is understandable. Financial team is hit or miss. Some members are great others aren’t great. Hard to get an appt with a specific doctor sometimes.
Describe Linnea Goodman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Very high pregnancy rates with this clinic, so eSET seems to be a better option.
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Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Somerset
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 42 - 43
1 IUI
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I've only seen Dr. Goodman twice, but I have access via the on-line patient portal... I see different Drs. when I go in for ultrasounds and had an RN do the IUI...team approach...quite good about making you feel like your case is important to them...they aren't necessarily the best at reaching out to you to see if you have questions...Sometimes, I left the clinic and didn't know what to expect...
UNC Fertility is a very comfortable atmosphere. The staff are discrete and everything is clean and welcoming. Everyone I've interacted with there is kind, from the front desk to the phlebotomists to the Drs., RNs, and financial staff...I see different Drs. when I go in for ultrasounds and had an RN do the IUI. However, they work well as a team - team approach...The IUI is about $1,100.
How was your experience with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Sometimes, I left the clinic and didn't know what to expect. While they make you feel comfortable and like your situation is important to them, they aren't necessarily the best at reaching out to you to see if you have questions. This is a game in which you have to be resourceful and seek them out for answers to your questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Make sure you contact them with any questions. Have questions ready for your visits.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility?
Dr. Goodman's team is quite good about making you feel like your case is important to them.
Describe the protocols Linnea Goodman used in your cycles at UNC Fertility and their degree of success.
We used Letrozole and transvaginal ultrasound monitoring, for the most part. You take the Letrozole on days 3-7 of your cycle, with cycle day 1 being the first day of your period. You come back mid-cycle for an ultrasound, to see if you have a viable follicle. I also used the Ovidrel shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UNC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Mindy Soucy)
I have never actually met the RN that works with my Dr. I see different Drs. when I go in for ultrasounds and had an RN do the IUI. However, they work well as a team - team approach - and I don't mind it. I've only seen Dr. Goodman twice, but I have access via the on-line patient portal to all of them.
Describe your experience with UNC Fertility.
UNC Fertility is a very comfortable atmosphere. The staff are discrete and everything is clean and welcoming. Everyone I've interacted with there is kind, from the front desk to the phlebotomists to the Drs., RNs, and financial staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linnea Goodman at UNC Fertility.
The IUI is about $1,100. The ultrasounds, for monitoring, are about $125-200 each. The Ovidrel shot was about $90. The Letrozole was under $10. The initial consult was totally covered under insurance, so I'm not sure how much that cost.
8
Doctor
Linnea Goodman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
UNC Fertility
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5