How was your experience with Lisa Grossman Becht at Columbia University?
Dr. Grossman is kind, empathetic and always rooting for you. To more cynical personalities, this could seem inauthentic/fake, but it's not—she never wavers in her positive attitude, but is realistic and action-oriented in her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Grossman Becht at Columbia University?
Do not be shy to ask questions. When you have her, her time is yours, but it can be hard to get in touch with her at other times, with you needing to go through her nurse or coordinator.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Grossman Becht at Columbia University?
Dr Grossman is incredibly warm and friendly. While Columbia is a bit of a zoo, whenever I saw or spoke with her, time slowed down and she was present, engaged and eager to listen and answer questions. During our time with Dr Grossman, there was a period of over a year that we took off, and when we came back, she remembered details about our lives like she was an old friend when other doctors elsewhere had forgotten my name in a week's time.
Describe the protocols Lisa Grossman Becht used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Two failed IUI cycles: one with Clomid, and another on Letrozole when Clomid resulted in a thin lining. Responded well to both. One IVF cycle: Menopur and Gonal F with Cetrotide. I had a lower response than I had hoped with just 7 eggs, 5 of which made it to blast, and 2 of which ended up being normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Varda)
Varda was great. Very matter of fact, but also very empathetic. I felt like I had access to her via email and phone (during office hours) and could count on her to get me whatever information I was looking for.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is tricky. I think the staff is wonderful, from the front desk to the phlebotomists to the nurses and doctors. At the same time, I found myself feeling frustrated and lost in the shuffle. If you do not speak up and advocate for yourself, you will likely feel the same.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Grossman Becht at Columbia University.
covered by insurance
Describe Lisa Grossman Becht's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.