Melvin Thornton

American Fertility Services

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Medical SchoolWash U. St. Louis
ResidencyUSC
FellowshipUSC
Greenwich
100 Putnam Green
Greenwich, CT 06830
203 774-9900
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Melvin Thornton to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
2 assessments
10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
Given my relatively young age at the time (30) and no egg quality or quantity factors, he [Dr. Melvin Thornton] selected a not aggressive stem process that left me with little to no side effects and success on the first try...Given my age (30) and quality of eggs, he recommended eSET unless we were ok with multiples...I always personally saw Dr. Thornton or a trusted colleauge at each of my appointments. If it was not going to be Dr. Thornton, he would let me know in advance.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Melvin Thornton at Sher Fertility of New York?
Warm, compassionate, calming presence. Matter of fact about all aspects of treatment. Always reachable, provided us with his cell and direct email. Selected the appropriate protocol given our infertility factors and history.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melvin Thornton at Sher Fertility of New York?
Don't be afraid to push for more details and clarity when needed. He can sometimes act like the treatment is simplistic but if you ask questions he will always take the time to answer them thoughtfully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melvin Thornton at Sher Fertility of New York?
I always personally saw Dr. Thornton or a trusted colleauge at each of my appointments. If it was not going to be Dr. Thornton, he would let me know in advance.
Describe the protocols Melvin Thornton used in your cycles at Sher Fertility of New York and their degree of success.
Gonal F 225. Given my relatively young age at the time (30) and no egg quality or quantity factors, he selected a not aggressive stem process that left me with little to no side effects and success on the first try.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility of New York. (Assigned nurse: Shardae)
Always compassionate, however, tended to see many different nurses and instructions were not always clear.
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of New York.
Hours and location were convenient for monitoring appointments. Retrievals and transfers were done in the NYC office, which was also accommodating with hours (my transfer was on a Sunday). Did not batch patients which I liked. However, sometimes long waits. The reception staff in the Westchester office were sometimes less than understanding and could be abrasive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melvin Thornton at Sher Fertility of New York.
24K plus prescriptions.
Describe Melvin Thornton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sher Fertility of New York.
Given my age (30) and quality of eggs, he recommended eSET unless we were ok with multiples. i agreed with this approach.
What specific things went wrong at Sher Fertility of New York?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Melvin Thornton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Sher Fertility of New York
Purchase
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
He [Dr. Thornton] went above and betond to make me feel comfortable. He is an amazing doctor....Bedside manner, positive attitude, friendly, understanding and compassionate. I am an adult but young but he treated me in a well respected manner and I am very appreciative of that.I cannot wait until I get the results that I am seeking but I am confident that with his help I will be there soon....As friendly as Dr. Thornton. they [nursing staff] are amazing and friendly...
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Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Melvin Thornton at CT Fertility?
Bedside manner, positive attitude, friendly, understanding and compassionate. I am an adult but young but he treated me in a well respected manner and I am very appreciative of that.I cannot wait until I get the results that I am seeking but I am confident that with his help I will be there soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melvin Thornton at CT Fertility?
Patience
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melvin Thornton at CT Fertility?
He went above and betond to make me feel comfortable. He is an amazing doctor.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
As friendly as Dr. Thornton. they are amazing and friendly.
Describe your experience with CT Fertility.
The strengths of this clinic is their staff and environment. It is very clean and very comforting. I am approached every time with a smile and a warm greeting. This clinic does not have any weaknesses.
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Doctor
Melvin Thornton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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