Michael Drews

RMA of New Jersey

Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 84%Don't recommend: 16%8.4
84% strongly recommend
17 reviews
Humanity
8.7
8.7
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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.3
5.3
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
8.2
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
Cornell
Residency
North Shore U. Hosp
Fellowship
Mount Sinai

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Michael Drews works at

RMA of New Jersey
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 6%9.1

At 2 offices

Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-604-7800
West Orange
475 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-325-2229
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17 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
4 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Michael Drews] reviewed our history. Spoke with us candidly about his assessment of our case. He was responsive to questions asked and backed it with evidenced based knowledge. I trust his care. His demeanor and compassionate nature shine through so easily in his personality. I appreciate how he educates his patients. We gleaned so much about reproductive health in the conversations had without him throughout our course of care. No downsides.
Clean, beautiful space. Most if not all testing was done on site [at RMA of New Jersey - Basking Ridge]. Staff were professional, the space was welcoming and clean. The fish tanks were lovely to watch, there was plenty of space, wait time if ever was minimal...Well oiled machine. Morning monitoring was between 6-8am. They'd call early afternoon with your results. Very efficient and staff were kind and professional.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews knew was prepared when my husband and I walked in for that first appointment in January 2021. He reviewed our history. Spoke with us candidly about his assessment of our case. He was responsive to questions asked and backed it with evidenced based knowledge. I trust his care. His demeanor and compassionate nature shine through so easily in his personality. I appreciate how he educates his patients. We gleaned so much about reproductive health in the conversations had without him throughout our course of care. No downsides.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Schedule with him! While this ridiculous Rollercoaster of IVF promises that there are no promises, our case was not looking great going into our fourth andnfinal covered retrieval. With the protocol utilized we got 19 eggs retrieved. Only one of which made it to viable embryo stage. We transferred and I'm pregnant now, due in November with our baby. My sister and her wife referred us to him and they'll be celebrating their daughter's first birthday in June. It is hard. To have a doctor as a partner through the process was incredibly helpful!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews is versed, attentive, compassionate, and thorough. From the day we met him he thoroughly knew our case and factors that impacted us. The relationship felt professional and personal, as if he genuinely cares for us. He was clear, direct, and provided us with information in a clear and conscientious manner.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Menopur and ganarellix didn't work for me. I was on follistim, estradiol, the PIO shots.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne Tepper)
Anne was responsive! She was thorough, diligent, attentive, and organized. The voicemails and emails were clear and thorough. She was warm and helpful.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Clean, beautiful space. Most if not all testing was done on site. Staff were professional, the space was welcoming and clean. The fish tanks were lovely to watch, there was plenty of space, wait time if ever was minimal.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Well oiled machine. Morning monitoring was between 6-8am. They'd call early afternoon with your results. Very efficient and staff were kind and professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
4k for testing. 40 copay when pregnant for each visit thereafter, until graduation. Medications that needed to be compounded off site. Genetic testing duento having Robertsonian translocation.
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic only transfers 1 embryo at a time. It wasn't really a conversation in our case because I only got one embryo after retrieval #3; and one embryo after retrieval #4.
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Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 33
2 IVF
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Doctor Drews acknowledged in our first meeting this mistakes that were made by the first doctor and assured us he’d give us a different protocol for the second round. During the second round it was nearly impossible to see Dr.Drews. He didn’t even call us to share our results that this round was not successful - our nurse did and told us if we wanted to know why we could schedule to see him. I called several times to get an appointment with him and was told I’d have to wait about a month to even speak with him. When we did get to see him he gave us absolutely no definitive answers - he blamed smoking ( Neither of us are smokers ) he said it could be from medications but absolutely not one answer as to why. He then proceeded to push doner eggs. We both stated that It’s not something we’d want t
you will not likely see the same doctor twice in one cycle [at RMA of New Jersey]. It feels like a revolving door and you are on your own. No general information about what to do to have a successful cycle. Lack of explanation - they make you feel as if they don’t want to tell you much about what happened or they try to keep you in the dark - or they simply can’t answer you...It was supposed to be a different result from the first cycle. When the results seemed to be similar the week of the retrieval I asked if they’d suggest canceling the cycle and they did not agree and I felt their professional opinion would be better than mine. This cycle had worse results than the first.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Absolutely predatory, careless, checked out, cold, no compassion. A factory farm for IVF clinics. He said he would check in with my OBGYN and other doctors and he did not. Infect they were unable to be in touch with him too. - I understand fertility IQ only checks negative reviews. Which is very upsetting because I feel after this I’ve found other negative experiences with him from other sources. I wish that negative reviews were as welcomes as the positive reviews . I wouldn’t have waisted a round of IVF with them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
RUN
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
We originally had decided on RMA because of a specific doctor. Half way through or first failed cycle - when calling to let us know that no embryos made it - he also let us know he’d be leaving to start another clinic in Cali. Which was something everyone at RMA knew when we started our first cycle. They attempted to push us on to another doctor that I met with and felt very uncomfortable with and we had to insist on seeing Dr.Drews who was recommended to us as the “ best doctor at the clinic” - it was a battle to even have a choice in what doctor we saw after they roped us in. The first round I’d like to add was botched - medications were not ordered - lack of contact - only saw the first doctor three times from the entire cycle. He did nothing but read results from a paper. Doctor Drews acknowledged in our first meeting this mistakes that were made by the first doctor and assured us he’d give us a different protocol for the second round. During the second round it was nearly impossible to see Dr.Drews. He didn’t even call us to share our results that this round was not successful - our nurse did and told us if we wanted to know why we could schedule to see him. I called several times to get an appointment with him and was told I’d have to wait about a month to even speak with him. When we did get to see him he gave us absolutely no definitive answers - he blamed smoking ( Neither of us are smokers ) he said it could be from medications but absolutely not one answer as to why. He then proceeded to push doner eggs. We both stated that It’s not something we’d want to do. He continued to push and even said “ oh that’s what they all say I’m sure after a few years of trying unsuccessfully you’ll be back for the doner eggs”. I only saw/spoke doctor Drews twice during the entire cycle. Not available for questions, concerns, did not give any helpful information.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
It was supposed to be a slow grow of my eggs. It was supposed to be a different result from the first cycle. When the results seemed to be similar the week of the retrieval I asked if they’d suggest canceling the cycle and they did not agree and I felt their professional opinion would be better than mine. This cycle had worse results than the first.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Our nurse was not from dr.drews team - she was the only one who was helpful in the entire clinic )
The primary nurse Christine was the only reason we trusted to stay for a second round. She was helpful but it also felt that she didn’t have time. She seemed to be the only one working in the clinic. I feel that if she had less on her plate our cycles would have been more successful. The ordering of medication was incorrect both cycles. The first cycle we confirmed the list of medications we had and that it was correct before we started. The day before we learned that it was not correct and had to order a trigger shot. The entire cycle was almost lost due to their lack of care or time. I partially blame the stressed RMA directly caused me for my first failed round.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Strengths - they’re very good sales people and the look and cleanliness of the facility. Weakness - compassion, organization, doctors availability. The fact that you will not likely see the same doctor twice in one cycle. It feels like a revolving door and you are on your own. No general information about what to do to have a successful cycle. Lack of explanation - they make you feel as if they don’t want to tell you much about what happened or they try to keep you in the dark - or they simply can’t answer you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
The monitoring appointments were fine. The nursing staff and staff that took blood were lovely. The doctors for monitoring were different everyday. One being the one I felt very uncomfortable with. No consistency at all
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
Very expensive. Our cycles were covered by our Insurance however we had to pay a very large sum for our genetic testing. The day before we started our second cycle at about 2:30 in the afternoon we received a call from Jenna in finance telling me that we had no IVF coverage which was not true. We spoke with our insurance provider who also assured us our insurance was in place. My husband and I both had to leave our work early to spend over three hours on the phone with Jenna and our insurance yo convince them that we have coverage. The insurance agent even put us on a three way call to tell her we have been approved for the cycle. The insurance agent was even irritated by their issues. The mistake in the end was on their part. Surprise surprise. They tell you don’t be stressed and then tell you the day before a cycle you have no insurance. Absolutely incompetent.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
Failed to order proper medication for both cycles. Both times we had emailed our nurse with a list of the medications we did receive and we’re told that we had everything when in fact we did not. For the first cycle results we had to hunt down our first doctor on his last day with the clinic to get our results that had been sitting on his desk for days. For the results of our second cycle doctor Drews couldn’t even take 5 minutes to call and share the results or what went wrong himself. Our nurse called us and gave us the news in a quick 3 minute call and told us to schedule with him.
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Michael Drews
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0
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
2
3
Age 37 - 38
3 IUI
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
After my initial consultation and all the blood work and testing [with Dr. Michael Drews], I was ready to get started. The doctor had my assigned nurse (who was lovely) call to tell me that the doctor wanted me to lose 20 to 25 lbs before starting IUI. They set me up with their nutritionist on staff, who was also lovely. After I lost almost 20 lbs, I was told I was close but not quite there. During the almost two years that I wasted trying to lose weight (which eventually all was gained back) the doctor never once scheduled a meeting or call to check in. I wasted two years and i did not have two years to waste.
We did not get to the first IUI because a week before I would have started the process, my assigned nurse [at RMA of New Jersey] called to say that I had to lose weight. I was not even given the option of proceeding...She [nurse] was wonderful. Very sweet and compassionate and responded quickly to emails...I felt that during the waiting period while I was trying to lose weight, I fell off their radar. Even the nurse stopped following up with any frequency after a while. I had to cancel a nutritionist appt because I was sick and then I never heard back from her even though I had reached out.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews was very knowledgeable and was kind even though he did not have a great bedside manner. He was confident which made me feel positive. However, he also didn't seem to have time for me and did not do any follow up. I basically didn't see or hear from him after my initial visit, one subsequent visit and the HSG.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Call early and follow up more frequently. You have to be proactive if you want to see him or hear from him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
After my initial consultation and all the blood work and testing, I was ready to get started. The doctor had my assigned nurse (who was lovely) call to tell me that the doctor wanted me to lose 20 to 25 lbs before starting IUI. They set me up with their nutritionist on staff, who was also lovely. After I lost almost 20 lbs, I was told I was close but not quite there. During the almost two years that I wasted trying to lose weight (which eventually all was gained back) the doctor never once scheduled a meeting or call to check in. I wasted two years and i did not have two years to waste.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We were going to try a few rounds of IUI since my test results were great and I seem to have an unexplained infertility. Dr. Drews suggested that I use something other than Clomid because of my age (I was 37 at the time). He said that Clomid doesn't work as well for people my age - I later used Clomid and responded well to it. We did not get to the first IUI because a week before I would have started the process, my assigned nurse called to say that I had to lose weight. I was not even given the option of proceeding.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey.
She was wonderful. Very sweet and compassionate and responded quickly to emails.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I felt that during the waiting period while I was trying to lose weight, I fell off their radar. Even the nurse stopped following up with any frequency after a while. I had to cancel a nutritionist appt because I was sick and then I never heard back from her even though I had reached out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
It was mostly co-pays with some additional costs for the HSG. Around $2,000 total.
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Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
West Orange
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 40
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Drew’s is highly intelligent and truly cares about the outcome of his patients treatment plan. I found him to be very knowledgeable during our consultation and I found his treatment plans to fall in line with what he stated during the consultation. I like that he took a different approach after the first transfer didn’t work. We are in the process of setting up our second transfer so we will see what the outcome is this next time around.
It [RMA of NJ] is a good clinic with great doctors and nurses. Sometimes you do feel a little rushed because of the amount of people that have to be seen during morning monitoring. I feel it would help if they had more doctors and nurses on during that time to ensure quality of care and that questions can be answered by the doctor that is seeing you at that time. Overall, they work hard to get the job done.... It cost us a little over $12,000 after insurance.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drew’s is highly intelligent and truly cares about the outcome of his patients treatment plan. I found him to be very knowledgeable during our consultation and I found his treatment plans to fall in line with what he stated during the consultation. I like that he took a different approach after the first transfer didn’t work. We are in the process of setting up our second transfer so we will see what the outcome is this next time around.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Write down all questions before you arrive so you can leave the consultation with a good understanding of what will take place next.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drew’s is an excellent doctor with extensive knowledge about infertility. I feel he gets to the point and explains in detail what you need to know about the IVF process as well as what to expect. I do not feel he treats his patients like a number.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
My first protocol consisted of Estrace, follistim, low dose hcg, ganirelix, and Pregnyl as the trigger. That protocol yielded 8 mature embryos. 7 made it to the next day, 5 made it to blastocyst stage, and 2 were genetically normal. My second protocol consisted of Estrace, Lupron, low dose hcg, follistim, and pregnyl as the trigger. That protocol yielded 15 embryos. 13 made it to the next day and 6 made it to blastocyst stage. We are waiting for the genetic testing results to come back.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jill Hendricks)
Jill is very detail oriented and includes all the information you will need to understand your treatment plan. She calls when she says she will and answersquestions accordingly.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It is a good clinic with great doctors and nurses. Sometimes you do feel a little rushed because of the amount of people that have to be seen during morning monitoring. I feel it would help if they had more doctors and nurses on during that time to ensure quality of care and that questions can be answered by the doctor that is seeing you at that time. Overall, they work hard to get the job done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
It cost us a little over $12,000 after insurance. $6,000 was for genetic testing, freezing the embryos, and fees associated with retrieval and fertilization. $1,000 was for Lupron and Low Dose HCG because they needed to be compounded and came from a different pharmacy.
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Drew’s was very strong about transferring only 1 embryo at a time. We went with his recommendation. We are not sure as to what he will do for the next transfer.
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Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
West Orange
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36 - 38
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Drews is a compassionate and honest doctor. He does not candy coat but he has a way with sharing information that leaves you feeling as if you are of personal importance to him. He provides relevant information in a professional yet compassionate way...He has humanized me in every way during this painful process ...he is personally reviewing each and every one of your scans and would treats each patient as if it was his own daughter.
The monitoring appointments [at RMA-Basking Ridge] are NOT my favorite. However I have found that there are better monitoring offices than others. After much frustration, I realized that it was better for me emotionally if I drove to the headquarters (40 min drive) as opposed to the office that was more geographic convenient (15 min drive). That literally made ALL the difference...My nurse Michelle is INCREDIBLE. She is the true lifeline through this painful and emotional process.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Drews is a compassionate and honest doctor. He does not candy coat but he has a way with sharing information that leaves you feeling as if you are of personal importance to him. He provides relevant information in a professional yet compassionate way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
To trust that he is personally reviewing each and every one of your scans and would treats each patient as if it was his own daughter. You can feel it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr drews is a very compassionate doctor. He has humanized me in every way during this painful process and though I have not ended up pregnant yet I feel he is personally committed to me
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I have had 1 egg retrieval and 6 IVF cycles: IVF cycle 1- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer 1 D&C IVF cycle 2- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer, benadryl 3 x day 1 D&C 1 Uterian biopsy IVF cycle 3- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer, benadryl 3 x day 1 shot methotrexate IVF cycle 4- 5 day double FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer IVF cycle 5 5 day double FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 6 days before transfer 1 Hysteroscopy IVF cycle 6 - 5 day single FET, NATURAL cycle , endometrin 3 x day
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Oliviera )
My nurse Michelle is INCREDIBLE. She is the true lifeline through this painful and emotional process. She handles herself professionally, but she also has displayed a great deal of compassion to my situation.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA has been described as a baby factory, but I think I have been in their care for so long (18 months) that they are like family to me. I think selecting your doctor and nursing team is the best approach so do your homework beforehand as to what doctor you would like to care for you. Even if it means waiting 4 months for an appointment, it is so worth it.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
The monitoring appointments are NOT my favorite. However I have found that there are better monitoring offices than others. After much frustration, I realized that it was better for me emotionally if I drove to the headquarters (40 min drive) as opposed to the office that was more geographic convenient (15 min drive). That literally made ALL the difference.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
I am VERY lucky. My insurance has covered every single IVF bill except for the genetic testing of my embryo's, which was $5,000 out of pocket (plus my deductible of course). We decided to do a 2nd screening of my embryo's to take advantage of next generation technology and RMA comped this test - free of charge!
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Drews opinion was that if I wanted 2 babies to put in 2 embryos. It was the recommendation of Maternal Fetal Medicine dr. to start to put 2 in to net 1.
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Michael Drews
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr Michael drews] stepped up when I was released from RMA back to my doctors care and then had a miscarriage and my doctor wouldn't help me... Dr. Drews did without any hesitation. His bedside manner is amazing, and ultimately he did exactly what he said he would, he got us pregnant and we now have the most beautiful little 3 month old boy. We can't thank Dr. Drews enough. There are no words to say that adequately explain how genuinely thankful we are for him giving us the family we have always dreamed about. It was not an easy road for us. For some it will be but for others it may not. My advice is to stick with it.
I call [RMA of New Jersey] the baby making factory. It's filled with the top rated doctors in the infertility field. I'm so glad we chose RMA. I did look elsewhere but no one else compares!..We are completely paying OOP for everything. Dr. Drews helped us with a discount when we did our second FET after the clinical trial we were in was over...Dr Drews is the most knowledgable infertility specialist in the game. If you want to have a baby, he's your guy! As one of the founders of RMA, he leads the pack! He always made us feel safe, like we were making the right decision and he never pushed us.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Drews is the most knowledgable infertility specialist in the game. If you want to have a baby, he's your guy! As one of the founders of RMA, he leads the pack! He always made us feel safe, like we were making the right decision and he never pushed us. He stepped up when I was released from RMA back to my doctors care and then had a miscarriage and my doctor wouldn't help me... Dr. Drews did without any hesitation. His bedside manner is amazing, and ultimately he did exactly what he said he would, he got us pregnant and we now have the most beautiful little 3 month old boy. We can't thank Dr. Drews enough. There are no words to say that adequately explain how genuinely thankful we are for him giving us the family we have always dreamed about. It was not an easy road for us. For some it will be but for others it may not. My advice is to stick with it. Stick with Dr. Drews or at the very least, with RMA! They will get you pregnant! It took us four years of trying and three with Dr. Drews but now that our son is here it feels like that Time is a distant memory. We look forward to going back next year and having Dr. Drews help us to add to our family!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Ask him anything, he is patient and kind and caring. He will be honest with you but you need to be honest and open to whatever he suggests in return.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
We were lucky to be chosen for the NexGen IVF study. While in that study I did feel like "just a number". I thought well this is THE Baby making factory and I assumed that's just the way this worked. Once our IVF Study cycle was complete and ended in miscarriage we took a year off to regroup (I recommend NOT taking so much time), however; we did need to just get our heads back in the game. We met back with Dr Drews to discuss our game plan moving forward. He is the most kind and caring Doctor I've ever met. Not only did he do my D&C after we lost the baby from the 1st IVF FET (I wasn't under his care any longer but my doc wouldn't help me), he also sat with us before we were ready to try again and just really made us feel like we could do this. The second IVF FET were with our NexGen Study embryos but was a completely different feeling. I wasn't in the study and I wasn't treated like a number. I was finally a human and it really made feel good about getting pregnant! (My little miracle IVF baby is now 3 months old!)
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We were lucky to be chosen to be in the NexGen IVF study, so once we had embryos from the study our only game plan was to do another IVF FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Josephine)
I still email and call Josephine with updates! I send baby pics and ask her to forward our updates to Dr. Drews. The whole staff is amazing there. You go there enough and you end up really getting to know them!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I call RMA the baby making factory. It's filled with the top rated doctors in the infertility field. I'm so glad we chose RMA. I did look elsewhere but no one else compares!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
RMA has everything you needed. Going in for blood work and ultrasound monitoring was easy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
We are completely paying OOP for everything. Dr. Drews helped us with a discount when we did our second FET after the clinical trial we were in was over.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2015, Successful
10
N/A
Age 34 - 36
2 IUI
3 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Drews is an amazing physician that helped me become a mom. He was compassionate during difficult times, yet always remained realistic and positive. He always took time to discuss everything with my husband and I, so we fully understood protocols and procedures. Dr. Drews answered any questions we had and was always available. His knowledge and expertise is easily observable and truly cares for each patient...Dr. Drews always took time to explain procedures and status with us personally.
RMA is a wonderful, highly organized clinic filled with amazing doctors, nurses, and personal. Everyone was always on the same page, very kind and knowledgeable. My only complaint is wait times during morning monitoring, but I took the time to relax and catch up with emails...Anne was amazing. She helped me with every step of my journey. She answered all my questions, addressed all of my concerns, and advocated for my care.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews is an amazing physician that helped me become a mom. He was compassionate during difficult times, yet always remained realistic and positive. He always took time to discuss everything with my husband and I, so we fully understood protocols and procedures. Dr. Drews answered any questions we had and was always available. His knowledge and expertise is easily observable and truly cares for each patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Trust Dr. Drews expertise and follow all protocols given to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews always took time to explain procedures and status with us personally. He was always caring and realistic. He treated all of my physical and emotional needs.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I had 2 IUI's done first since egg quality was not of a concern. Both were unsuccessful. I then went trough an egg retrieval where we had the opportunity to freeze one embryo. We had icsi and pgd testing. The next month we transferred the embryo using a natural cycle and became pregnant. Unfortunately, at absolutely no fault of RMA I had a stillbirth at 37 weeks due to placenta and umbilical cord problems. About 6 months later I had another egg retrieval where I used a regiment of vitamins to help improve egg quality and hgh injections to increase egg quantity. I sucessfully had 14 eggs retrieved 13 embryos and 2 frozen blastocysts. We attempted one more retrieval as part of a banking package. My medications were slightly changed this time around. One more blastocyst was frozen from this retrieval. I then had an embryo transfer using a natural cycle and laser acupuncture, resulting in a pregnancy and live birth of a beautiful, healthy baby girl.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne)
Anne was amazing. She helped me with every step of my journey. She answered all my questions, addressed all of my concerns, and advocated for my care. Anne was always clear and on time with instructions and remained kind, calm, and positive during all treatments. She is very knowledgeable and has been in the field a long time. Anne is a true angel on earth.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is a wonderful, highly organized clinic filled with amazing doctors, nurses, and personal. Everyone was always on the same page, very kind and knowledgeable. My only complaint is wait times during morning monitoring, but I took the time to relax and catch up with emails.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Drews is amazing. He's warm, funny but also extremely knowledgeable and will spend as much time as you need to answer all your questions. ... I live in California and was having a problem finding a doctor to remove a polyp before I could have my transfer. I mentioned this to my nurse and she called me back within an hour to tell me that Dr. Drews said he would do ... ... A lot of doctors will repress providing any sort of opinion on outcome so as to not create expectations but Dr. Drews wasn't afraid to give us hope when we had so little. ...
RMA is extremely organized and leaders in advancements in fertility. ... I went first thing in the morning [monitoring] so I was seen promptly but by the time I would come out there were many people in the waiting area. ... I was a part of their refund guarantee plan which was about $30k for up to six cycles. ... My nurse Anne is amazing. She was proactive and always willing to get answers for me. ...
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
I live in California and was having a problem finding a doctor to remove a polyp before I could have my transfer. I mentioned this to my nurse and she called me back within an hour to tell me that Dr. Drews said he would do it if I was willing to fly out. Dr. Drews was also extremely confident about that we would have success. A lot of doctors will repress providing any sort of opinion on outcome so as to not create expectations but Dr. Drews wasn't afraid to give us hope when we had so little. I truly believe that it contributed to our success. He believed we'd have a baby so we were able to believe too and remain positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Do what he says! He's an expert and the best of the best.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews is amazing. He's warm, funny but also extremely knowledgeable and will spend as much time as you need to answer all your questions.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics of my protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne Tepper)
My nurse Anne is amazing. She was proactive and always willing to get answers for me. Anytime I'd call or email her she'd return it within 20 minutes.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is extremely organized and leaders in advancements in fertility. They do studies on large scales and aren't afraid of implementing new changes. They are often at the forefront of new developments.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
I went first thing in the morning so I was seen promptly but by the time I would come out there were many people in the waiting area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
I was a part of their refund guarantee plan which was about $30k for up to six cycles.
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Drews is a proponent for eSET.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 35
6 IUI
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Michael Drews] is one of the founders of RMANJ. He treated myself and my wife with respect and compassion. He thoroughly explained fertility, treatment options, necessary testing, and how the clinic operates. He was genuinely happy when we had our daughter and genuinely disappointed when my wife had a more difficult time getting pregnant... Because of the cost of donor sperm we decided to do medicated cycles with back to back IUI. Clomid to grow more than 1 follicle. Ovidrel to more perfectly time ovulation. Back to back IUIs to more perfectly time ovulation.
Rmanj is amazing. The doctors and nurses are brilliant and compassionate. The receptionists are upbeat and competent. The financial advisors are wonderful advocates. The in house social worker was easy to speak with and specialized in fertility. The clinic itself doesn't close and has monitoring hours every day...The entire staff at RMANJ are kind and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to explain things and make themselves available.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
He is one of the founders of RMANJ. He treated myself and my wife with respect and compassion. He thoroughly explained fertility, treatment options, necessary testing, and how the clinic operates. He was genuinely happy when we had our daughter and genuinely disappointed when my wife had a more difficult time getting pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't feel embarrassed. Ask as many questions as you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
The entire staff at RMANJ are kind and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to explain things and make themselves available.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I'm a healthy woman in my early 30s. Because of the cost of donor sperm we decided to do medicated cycles with back to back IUI. Clomid to grow more than 1 follicle. Ovidrel to more perfectly time ovulation. Back to back IUIs to more perfectly time ovulation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Oliveira )
Michelle has been our nurse through three different times trying to conceive. She is smart, kind, compassionate, available and reliable.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Rmanj is amazing. The doctors and nurses are brilliant and compassionate. The receptionists are upbeat and competent. The financial advisors are wonderful advocates. The in house social worker was easy to speak with and specialized in fertility. The clinic itself doesn't close and has monitoring hours every day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
We have very good insurance. Once I hit my deductible it was 80/20. For 2 cycles of IUI, monitoring, HSG, saline sonogram, cd3 bloodwork, etc maybe $3500
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 39 - 40
12 IVF
12 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Drews is very experienced and explains the procedures very well which brought a lot of comfort for me having gone through repeated non-successful cycles in my home country. He is trustworthy and uplifting....Large clinic [RMA] with a very good lab and very professional staff; but also lead for me to feeling more anonymous as there are changing doctors doing the monitoring, retrieval, etc...
Large clinic [RMA - Basking Ridge] with a very good lab and very professional staff; but also lead for me to feeling more anonymous as there are changing doctors doing the monitoring, retrieval, etc. All the nurses were always extremely helpful and compassionate...Very efficient monitoring process, first come first serve, but almost no waiting times as there are always several nurses for bloodwork and mostly more than one doctor doing ultrasound in several rooms, a bit of a wait toward the end of the monitoring hour time slot
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews is very experienced and explains the procedures very well which brought a lot of comfort for me having gone through repeated non-successful cycles in my home country. He is trustworthy and uplifting.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Oliveira)
Extremely quick to communicate, went out of her way for us as I sometimes need more information to get the right medication in my home country, very supportive and always explained everything in detail which we wanted to know
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Large clinic with a very good lab and very professional staff; but also lead for me to feeling more anonymous as there are changing doctors doing the monitoring, retrieval, etc. All the nurses were always extremely helpful and compassionate
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Very efficient monitoring process, first come first serve, but almost no waiting times as there are always several nurses for bloodwork and mostly more than one doctor doing ultrasound in several rooms, a bit of a wait toward the end of the monitoring hour time slot
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic only does single embryo transfers to keep down the risk of for mother and embryo
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
My financial department contact is a bit draining - has lost paperwork or not considered it, takes long to answer, I have the feeling I need to check all the she does as I don't trust the result
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2004 - 2011, Successful
10
8
Age 44 - 51
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Our discussions were thorough. Dr Drews took the time to ensure all of my questions and concerns were addressed....He is there to help. Talk to him about anything re: your treatment. He will take the time to make sure you fully understand the procedures & are ready to go through with them.... Because of my age (45) I did not produce many eggs & he suggested I consider egg donation.... I remember my experience with Dr Drews was very positive. He was always professional and did not rush me out of the office. There were only a couple of times when he was not present when I needed to be seen.
They [RMA of New Jersey] have been in business for decades and have the knowledge and experience to treat any fertility issue... [nurses] They were always pleasant, understanding and efficient. Also respected the right for privacy...My twins are now 12 years old. But I remember my experience with Dr Drews was very positive. He was always professional and did not rush me out of the office. There were only a couple of times when he was not present when I needed to be seen.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
My twins are now 12 years old. But I remember my experience with Dr Drews was very positive. He was always professional and did not rush me out of the office. There were only a couple of times when he was not present when I needed to be seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
He is there to help. Talk to him about anything re: your treatment. He will take the time to make sure you fully understand the procedures & are ready to go through with them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Our discussions were thorough. Dr Drews took the time to ensure all of my questions and concerns were addressed.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
IUI used a handful of times. Because of my age (45) I did not produce many eggs & he suggested I consider egg donation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of New Jersey.
They were always pleasant, understanding and efficient. Also respected the right for privacy.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They have been in business for decades and have the knowledge and experience to treat any fertility issue
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
A lot! Approx $25k in total.
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
At the time, it was recommended that 3 embryos be transfer. I believe new testing techniques have improved chances of success of just one embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2010 - 2015, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 42 - 47
6 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Drews was compassionate and understanding at every turn. I always felt better after an appointment with him, understanding what was in the future and with all the information I needed to make a decision for my family. He has heard it all. He will patiently answer all your questions, not matter how insignificant or silly the seem to you.
I loved my care team [at RMA New Jersey]. I did not have the result I wanted, a live birth, but never did I feel like a number or a bother when I had questions. I would recommend them to anyone. My nurse was always available and responded in a timely fashion, always the same day.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Drews was compassionate and understanding at every turn. I always felt better after an appointment with him, understanding what was in the future and with all the information I needed to make a decision for my family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Be open, be honest. He has heard it all. He will patiently answer all your questions, not matter how insignificant or silly the seem to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
I loved my care team. I did not have the result I wanted, a live birth, but never did I feel like a number or a bother when I had questions. I would recommend them to anyone. My nurse was always available and responded in a timely fashion, always the same day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Meghan)
How she was always there. I always knew I could call or email and she would get back to me. Even when she patiently explained things once she would always do it again if I needed it.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring is never fun, but it was efficient. Blood draws were done first, then ultrasounds. A little cattle call - ish, but at least it kept the process moving.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 24 - 27
2 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
There are not enough words in the English language to describe how wonderful Dr Drews, I'm externally grateful for everything that he has provided for me and my family...Very personable, knew information about my history prior to being a patient
Joyce [Nurse at RMA of New Jersey] is a miracle worker. She is kind, empathetic and patient. She is beyond invested. She has helped me maintain my sanity. Other than our children Joyce is the best part of our RMA experience...Well oiled machine. In and out in a timely manor
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
There are not enough words in the English language to describe how wonderful Dr Drews, I'm externally grateful for everything that he has provided for me and my family
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Trust him and trust the process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Very personable, knew information about my history prior to being a patient
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Joyce M)
Joyce is a miracle worker. She is kind, empathetic and patient. She is beyond invested. She has helped me maintain my sanity. Other than our children Joyce is the best part of our RMA experience
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Well oiled machine. In and out in a timely manor
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Consult
5
6
Age 40
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $500K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I only went to Dr Drews for a consultation. During that consultation - I was impressed by how thoroughly he memorized my patient history (I sent a lot of records from previous doctors). However - I felt that he just lectured me about his proposed path for our fertility, and did not try to understand my husband and I's approach towards family building. He forced us towards the donor egg route - saying we could only start treatment at RMA if we started going down the donor eggs concurrently to trying with my own eggs... has the tendency to ramble on, given that he has so much experience and knowledge.
I only went for a consultation [at RMA of New Jersey], and paid the entire thing out of pocket. That's $450 for the consultation and over $100 for bloodwork...This is the poshest clinic I've ever been to - very large space, fresh fruits and water, lots of seating in the waiting room. On the flip side - I feel that they're too driven by their success numbers...The care staff and coordinator were very organized...I only went to Dr Drews for a consultation. During that consultation - I was impressed by how thoroughly he memorized my patient history (I sent a lot of records from previous doctors). However - I felt that he just lectured me about his proposed path for our fertility, and did not try to understand my husband and I's approach towards family building. He forced us towards the donor egg route - saying we could only start treatment at RMA if we started going down the donor eggs concurrently to trying with my own eggs. As a result we decided not to go with RMA.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
I only went to Dr Drews for a consultation. During that consultation - I was impressed by how thoroughly he memorized my patient history (I sent a lot of records from previous doctors). However - I felt that he just lectured me about his proposed path for our fertility, and did not try to understand my husband and I's approach towards family building. He forced us towards the donor egg route - saying we could only start treatment at RMA if we started going down the donor eggs concurrently to trying with my own eggs. As a result we decided not to go with RMA.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Definitely come prepared with your questions, and don't be afraid to speak up for yourself. Dr Drews has the tendency to ramble on, given that he has so much experience and knowledge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
I felt that Dr Drews lectured me about my prognosis for quite a long time, and did not give me much chance to ask questions, nor did he want to understand our approach to family planning. He would dismiss my questions and push us towards donor eggs (presumably to keep RMA's success % high).
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey.
The care staff and coordinator were very organized.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
This is the poshest clinic I've ever been to - very large space, fresh fruits and water, lots of seating in the waiting room. On the flip side - I feel that they're too driven by their success numbers. Be wary of any clinic that advertises higher than national average numbers! There's a high chance they're juicing those numbers through selecting their patients, or pushing their patients towards certain treatment options (such as donor eggs). I've heard this comment from multiple RMA patients as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
I only went for a consultation, and paid the entire thing out of pocket. That's $450 for the consultation and over $100 for bloodwork.
5
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 38
4 IVF
4 Egg Freezing
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Michael Drews] was caring, honest, knew exactly how to treat my issues and what medications I should be on. He is incredible! After 6 losses we finally got our miracle baby and now pregnant with number 2!...had my best interest, explained everything, took his time, did my retrieval’s and transfers, and went above and beyond to make sure we got our baby...Dr Drews is the most amazing doctor! I named my son after him!
The clinic [RMA of New Jersey] is organized, know what they are doing and get you results. The lab is unlike any other. After 3 retrieval’s with another clinic, this lab got me instant results with 5 tested embryos. It’s always clean and the staff is friendly...He [Dr. Michael Drews] was caring, honest, knew exactly how to treat my issues and what medications I should be on. He is incredible! After 6 losses we finally got our miracle baby and now pregnant with number 2!...had my best interest, explained everything, took his time, did my retrieval’s and transfers, and went above and beyond to make sure we got our baby...Dr Drews is the most amazing doctor! I named my son after him!
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Drews is the most amazing doctor! I named my son after him! He was caring, honest, knew exactly how to treat my issues and what medications I should be on. He is incredible! After 6 losses we finally got our miracle baby and now pregnant with number 2!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Listen to him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Drews was also caring, had my best interest, explained everything, took his time, did my retrieval’s and transfers, and went above and beyond to make sure we got our baby.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is organized, know what they are doing and get you results. The lab is unlike any other. After 3 retrieval’s with another clinic, this lab got me instant results with 5 tested embryos. It’s always clean and the staff is friendly.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 36 - 38
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Michael Drews] has a fantastic bedside manner...He cares and is very personable...explained and walked me through everything...listened to my questions and answered everything clearly and thoroughly. He is helpful and sets realistic expectations and advises specifically to me and my needs...smart and very kind...thankful that you're with him.
Everything is very organized [at RMA of New Jersey], and I definitely recommend them. At first, I was confused by all of the steps within the process, but the team - from front desk to blood work to nurses to doctors to financial services are all very interconnected and helpful with anything I needed...[nurse] is wonderful. She's very thorough and organized... [Dr. Michael Drews] is helpful and sets realistic expectations and advises specifically to me and my needs.
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
He is very personable and has a fantastic bedside manner. He explained and walked me through everything. He listened to my questions and answered everything clearly and thoroughly. He is helpful and sets realistic expectations and advises specifically to me and my needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Be thankful that you're with him. He's smart and very kind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
He cares and is very personable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne)
Anne is wonderful. She's very thorough and organized.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Everything is very organized, and I definitely recommend them. At first, I was confused by all of the steps within the process, but the team - from front desk to blood work to nurses to doctors to financial services are all very interconnected and helpful with anything I needed.
9
Doctor
Michael Drews
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021, Successful
10
10
Age 31
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Drews] studied my medical history from front to back and gave me the raw honest truth while still being kind and gentle. He was patient with me while I asked questions and wanted me to fully understand the process. Don’t expect to hear directly from him through the course of treatment. He does communicate through your assigned nurse but your answers are never left unanswered!
Monitoring appointments [at RMA of NJ] were a set amount of hours in the morning before regular 9-5 hours which was very convenient. I barely waited for more than 20 minutes since I would get there at 6am when they opened. You are in and out without being rushed...Anne [nurse] was a great communicator. The whole nursing staff was friendly and warm...
How was your experience with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
During our initial consultation, I was immediately confident in Dr Drews. He studied my medical history from front to back and gave me the raw honest truth while still being kind and gentle. He was patient with me while I asked questions and wanted me to fully understand the process. Don’t expect to hear directly from him through the course of treatment. He does communicate through your assigned nurse but your answers are never left unanswered!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Trust in him! He knows what he’s doing. He’s one of the founding partners and this is his life’s work. Again, you may not see him as often as you think but he is fully committed to you and your case.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Drews studied my records so well before our initial consultation, I barely had to say a word. He was very thorough and honest. He made me feel at ease
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne Teplin)
Anne was a great communicator. The whole nursing staff was friendly and warm.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Get there as early as possible to reduce wait times. The clinic can get packed very quickly. However, the staff are all so friendly and patient. You never feel like you’re being pushed out. The facility is clean and you feel comfortable throughout your treatments and early monitoring.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Monitoring appointments were a set amount of hours in the morning before regular 9-5 hours which was very convenient. I barely waited for more than 20 minutes since I would get there at 6am when they opened. You are in and out without being rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews at RMA of New Jersey.
I don’t have a breakdown but all in all, a little under $18,000 without medication. My insurance covered about $11,000 and I paid $7,000 out of pocket. My insurance also paid all medications.
Describe Michael Drews's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr Drews did advise on a single embryo transfer since my embryos were tested and genetically normal to reduce the risk of multiples and preterm labor.
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