Mark Leondires

RMA of Connecticut

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Medical SchoolU. of Vermont
ResidencyMaine Med Ctr
FellowshipMagee-Womens UPMC
Danbury
103 Newtown Road
Danbury, CT 06810
203-731-2520
Norwalk
761 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-750-7400
Stamford
1290 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 595-5455
Trumbull
115 Technology Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 880-5340
Fishkill
600 Westage Bus. Ctr. Dr.
New York, NY 12524
(845) 231-5600
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Leondires to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 73%Don't recommend: 27%8.2
3 assessments
  • 73% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 27% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend RMA of Connecticut to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 9%9
40 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
9
Age
36 - 43
Treated
2011 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
He [Dr. Leondires] is compassionate and kind and took his time with us. He once called me on his weekend off because the nurse told him I was upset. He made me feel like he had our best interests in mind. He was very up front about our chances of success... I believe he told us he would have moved on to IVF sooner, but our insurance covered 6 IUI cycles and no IVF so he wanted to exhaust the covered services before subjecting us to a fully self-pay service.
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Age
36 - 43
Treated
2011 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
He is compassionate and kind and took his time with us. He once called me on his weekend off because the nurse told him I was upset. He made me feel like he had our best interests in mind. He was very up front about our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
His office is quite far from where we live and he does not usually have office hours closer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
In all communication with anyone in the office, I felt like they knew who I was and what my general and/or recent history was. Everyone including the receptionists, lab techs, nurses and practioners were friendly and helpful.
Describe the protocols Mark Leondires used in your cycles at RMA of Connecticut and their degree of success.
We did 6 IUI cycles - 2 with Clomid, 2 or 3 with combined Clomid and injectables and 1 or 2 with injectables alone. I believe he told us he would have moved on to IVF sooner, but our insurance covered 6 IUI cycles and no IVF so he wanted to exhaust the covered services before subjecting us to a fully self-pay service. We finally did one IVF cycle and transferred 2 of 14 embryos and froze 4 more. We had 1 full term singleton birth from the first IVF cycle. The remaining embryos were genetically tested but 3 of the 4 didn't survive the thaw. We later attempted 2 FET cycles with the last remaining embryo (delayed for more than a year due to complications, need for further testing and travel to a Zika zone). The first was cancelled before transfer for unfavorable uterine lining. The second resulted in an early miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Connecticut. (Assigned nurse: Jocelyn Crespo and Mary ?)
They were all very good
Describe your experience with RMA of Connecticut.
Overall very organized and compassionate group of people who really know what they're doing. There was 1 physician that I did not like at all, but the others were fantastic. When we returned to the clinic for a FET after our successful pregnancy, my financial advisor had moved to a new position and I had difficulty getting accurate information from the several financial advisors I was assigned to over the next couple of years. Despite having frozen embryos, I also wished I had been told sooner that I likely had DOR
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Connecticut.
Usually very quick and organized. On weekdays, I could go to any of the 4 offices for monitoring. Even on weekends when all patients were at the same office, it was never too long of a wait, nor did the practitioners seem rushed
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut.
About $30000 total for copays & deductibles, IVF, genetic testing of embryos and FET
Describe Mark Leondires's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Connecticut.
He briefly mentioned eSET for our 2nd cycle but it became irrelevant when 3 of the 4 frozen embryos were lost
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Connecticut?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Leondires
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of Connecticut
Norwalk
Nursing
Operations
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5
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
5
Dr. L [Leondires] seemed nice enough at first....He originally diagnosed me with unexplained. Then after tests came back he said I had DOR. He was still confident we had a 66% chance of success and was confident that we would be parents. After my first retrieval I only had one viable egg to transfer. He changed the protocol for my 2nd attempt and I got 3 eggs but none were viable. After that he gave me the donor egg speech. I was totally shocked since he had shown me all these fancy charts that said I at first had and 85% chance and then 66% chance.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
Dr. L seemed nice enough at first. This was my first fertility doctor and I didn't really know what to expect. He originally diagnosed me with unexplained. Then after tests came back he said I had DOR. He was still confident we had a 66% chance of success and was confident that we would be parents. After my first retrieval I only had one viable egg to transfer. He changed the protocol for my 2nd attempt and I got 3 eggs but none were viable. After that he gave me the donor egg speech. I was totally shocked since he had shown me all these fancy charts that said I at first had and 85% chance and then 66% chance. Then he just gave up so I left.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
ask his familiarity with your condition
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
He kept wanting to call me by a different name (really makes you feel good).
Describe the protocols Mark Leondires used in your cycles at RMA of Connecticut and their degree of success.
IVF 1-Antagonist protocol IVF 2- Estrogen priming with microdose lupron
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Connecticut. (Assigned nurse: Kiersten)
My nurse was great except she was one vacation a lot during my cycles...which I wasn't aware of ahead of time. It made it quite difficult to get information while she was away.
Describe your experience with RMA of Connecticut.
Large clinic, very clean, acupuncture, nutrition and counseling available, morning monitoring at decent hours...had a policy you were not to wait longer than 20 minutes
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Connecticut.
I would say mix between cattle call and well oiled machine. Large group of people waiting but usually in and out within 30 minutes
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut.
I had insurance coverage so copay only.
Describe Mark Leondires's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Connecticut.
Multiple for greater chance
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Connecticut?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
5
Doctor
Mark Leondires
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
RMA of Connecticut
Norwalk
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Leondires is a very thoughtful doctor - willing to spend time explaining process and steps. He also is very knowledgeable about current research and comprehensively covered risks / benefits and our percentage chance of success...Standard IVF cycle - - Birth control - 10 days shots - Egg retrieval - 1 month pause while embryos were tested and frozen - Frozen Transfer + 10 weeks of intramuscular progesterone
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
Leondires is a very thoughtful doctor - willing to spend time explaining process and steps. He also is very knowledgeable about current research and comprehensively covered risks / benefits and our percentage chance of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
Let him guide you but ask all the questions you want! He's always happy to answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
Great thoughtful care.
Describe the protocols Mark Leondires used in your cycles at RMA of Connecticut and their degree of success.
Standard IVF cycle - - Birth control - 10 days shots - Egg retrieval - 1 month pause while embryos were tested and frozen - Frozen Transfer + 10 weeks of intramuscular progesterone
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Connecticut. (Assigned nurse: Catherine Gray)
super great staff- good at getting you in + out but also will take time to explain things if needed.
Describe your experience with RMA of Connecticut.
Strengths - - Team based medicine - Timely, organized, and efficient - Responsive via e-mail - Great financial back office team Weaknesses - You need to be OK with team based medicine, you are not always going to see your primary dr. - Sometimes they are a bit rushed, especially in the AM. This was always OK with me b/c I had to go to work but others might feel shortchanged. They are always willing to talk over e-mail or other.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Connecticut.
Efficient well-oiled machine in the morning. Loved the way they did it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut.
All in costs of $50K Insurance covered everything except PGS ($5K out of pocket)
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Connecticut?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
10
Doctor
Mark Leondires
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of Connecticut
Norwalk
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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