Nicole Budrys

Henry Ford Medical Center

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Medical SchoolWayne State U
ResidencyWilliam Beaumont Hospital
FellowshipU of Texas - San Antonio
Troy
1500 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
1-800-436-7936
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Nicole Budrys to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 42%Don't recommend: 58%6.5
5 assessments
  • 42% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 58% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.4
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
7.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.6
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Henry Ford Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 35%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 47%7.5
6 assessments
  • 35% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 47% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
She's very thorough I really appreciate a doctor who is. She is also honest, positive, and optimistic. She also listens to her patients!... Dr. Budrys performed a saline infusion hysterography to check all my parts. She also ran other important tests prior to the laid out treatment plan. She first started me on Clomid with an hcg trigger shot.... She was ontop of everything and laid out a very detailed plan. She also listens to her patients!
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Native American
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
I like that her and Dr. Strickler have an open line of communication. Also love the fact that it's through my preferred hospital. I went to her after our third loss. She was ontop of everything and laid out a very detailed plan. She also listens to her patients!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Be open with her! She'll listen and adjust things on a personal level.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
She's very thorough I really appreciate a doctor who is. She is also honest, positive, and optimistic. She also listens to her patients!
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Budrys performed a saline infusion hysterography to check all my parts. She also ran other important tests prior to the laid out treatment plan. She first started me on Clomid with an hcg trigger shot. My ovaries responded well and unfortunately we did not get pregnant. Then we did a second round with same results. I then requested to be switched to femara. That cycle was a bust since I had ovulated early on my own. Then I had a leftover cyst from the previous cycle. Every cycle I was monitored closely and given instructions. Every cycle I did produce mature follicles. I think timing was off maybe. With all that id continue with them as I like them and they know my history.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are incredibly nice and sensitive to all of our needs. Very helpful and understanding!
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
My only thing is I wish they had more locations. It is a far drive for me. Also I had noticed that when I asked to be on Femara they had thought I already was. I was on Clomid actually. Just better communication between staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
As having recurrent losses they're able to Bill it accordingly. The only costs I encountered we're medications not covered by my insurance. Which was the ovidrel hcg trigger shot. The staff there know how to Bill it right.
10
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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5
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
5
She referred me to a surgeon stating that I needed laparoscopic surgery rather than a hysteroscopy because of the size and location of my fibroid. I went to see the surgeon, and the surgeon stated that I needed a hysteroscopy not a laparoscopic procedure. I returned to Dr. Budrys who told me she disagreed with the surgeon. I wanted a hysteroscopy or at least to discuss it, and Dr. Budrys seemed to dismiss me. At that point I decided on a second opinion.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys was initially very warm and reassuring. She explained clearly what would happen in upcoming appointments. I had a fibroid that needed assessing, so I had a saline sonogram and some bloodwork. After my bloodwork I heard back quickly that my hormone levels were good. My saline sonogram was separate, and at that appointment she stated that I needed laparoscopic surgery. She referred me to a surgeon stating that I needed laparoscopic surgery rather than a hysteroscopy because of the size and location of my fibroid. I went to see the surgeon, and the surgeon stated that I needed a hysteroscopy not a laparoscopic procedure. I returned to Dr. Budrys who told me she disagreed with the surgeon. I wanted a hysteroscopy or at least to discuss it, and Dr. Budrys seemed to dismiss me. At that point I decided on a second opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Do your own research and don’t be afraid to ask questions or push for your needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys took time to explain my condition to me. On one occasion a medical student joined our conversation. I wasn’t informed in advance and this felt funny.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
NA
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses did quickly answer questions. After I had heavy bleeding following a procedure, I was concerned and felt a little brushed off.
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The clinic was able to quickly offer me an appointment. From there, scheduling procedures was very quick. For example I had an initial appointment on a Friday and had my saline sonogram the following Monday. The wait time at the office is very quick. I liked that I met with the doctor in her office (like with her desk and computer) rather than in an exam room. Since I wasn’t having an exam, I felt more at ease in the office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
My costs were covered by insurance.
Describe Nicole Budrys's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Henry Ford Medical Center.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
5
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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0
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
0
Dr. Budrys gave us a diagnosis without all of the proper testing. We received an MFI diagnosis without a full workup on my husband. She was reluctant to give him a recommendation to see the reproductive urologist she worked with so we could give him a full exam. She made her diagnosis off of one semen analysis. She also did not do complete testing on me. She recommended IVF right away for us, without giving us all the information.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys gave us a diagnosis without all of the proper testing. We received an MFI diagnosis without a full workup on my husband. She was reluctant to give him a recommendation to see the reproductive urologist she worked with so we could give him a full exam. She made her diagnosis off of one semen analysis. She also did not do complete testing on me. She recommended IVF right away for us, without giving us all the information. We wound up seeking a second opinion, as Dr. Budrys was not communicative when we would not agree on the spot to IVF. I'm glad we sought the 2nd opinion, because it turned out we could easily treat my husband's condition. And the 2nd doctor we saw completed all the tests that SHOULD have been done with me, and we found some major issues that would have made IVF difficult if we had not found out before. We were given and IVF w/ ICSI option with our second doctor, after getting some other issues in check with our second doctor. I was not at all comfortable with Dr. Budrys and felt like we were a money making opportunity with her. She didn't seem to like, or seemed off put, when we asked questions, or wanted her to dive a little bit more into her reasoning so we could fully understand our situation. I know there are a couple of positive reviews for her on here, but that was far from our experience with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Do your research, make sure you have all of the information before making a decision, and don't feel pressured to make an on the spot decision. Do your research on all of the testing that is usually done for a standard fertility work up, and listen to your gut. I knew she wasn't doing tests that seemed like they should have been done to get a complete baseline. I'm glad I listened to my instincts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys spent very little time with us at the appointments we had with her. When she gave us our diagnosis, she asked for money up front, and got upset when we wanted to think about our treatment decision before spending $10,000+ dollars.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
I do not recommend the IVF protocol she outlined for us. The decision was made without full testing on me & my husband.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was so-so. They could have used a lot more communication. I would get calls last minute for blood work before a test or procedure, and not be able to get there in time. For example, calling me the afternoon before my 8:00 AM HSG telling me I needed a blood pregnancy test, when the nearest lab to my office was 45 minutes away, and I was travelling for work that day. And I had already done a blood pregnancy test 7 days prior. The nursing staff didn't seem fully prepared when I saw them for some procedures. Dr. Budrys was overseeing a nurse doing my HSG, and the nurse did not seem well trained on the procedure and I definitely felt like a "practice" patient.
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
There wasn't much communication with the clinic honestly. They weren't overly communicative, but weren't terrible either. It was tough to get basic information at times though. There didn't seem to be much support staff at the clinic if we had follow up questions or needed to call. We dealt with a couple of nurses and Dr. Budrys herself. I wish they would have had more basic information available to us up front about procedures, costs, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
We spent probably around $1,000 out of pocket for the testing she did do. She quoted us between $10-$20,000 for the IVF Cycle we decided not to pursue with her.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Nicole Budrys
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Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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5
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
Dr. Budrys is probably a great doctor if you have a well known fertility issue like PCOS. However, I felt like my concerns weren't taken seriously because the common tests were considered normal. The fact that I am infertile didn't warrant additional blood work from the doctor. I never got my progesterone, estrogen, AMH, or FH blood work done because, apparently, I "ovulate normally" and I'm "young." If you have unexplained infertility, I don't know if Dr. Budrys is the doctor for you.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys is probably a great doctor if you have a well known fertility issue like PCOS. However, I felt like my concerns weren't taken seriously because the common tests were considered normal. The fact that I am infertile didn't warrant additional blood work from the doctor. I never got my progesterone, estrogen, AMH, or FH blood work done because, apparently, I "ovulate normally" and I'm "young." If you have unexplained infertility, I don't know if Dr. Budrys is the doctor for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Demand answers and you may need to verbally request blood work like AMH, FH, and estrogen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
The doctor did not ask me personal questions or test me for anything other than common fertility probelms like PCOS.
Describe the protocols Nicole Budrys used in your cycles at Henry Ford Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Budry follows standard protocol. For unexplained: started with clomid, IUI x 4 trial next, and then IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn't meet any of the nurses.
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The receptionist is very friendly. The clinic was clean, and I never had to wait long. Results were posted on the mychart website quickly. Appointments for various tests were not hard to get. My only problem was the lack of personalized care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
Costs for tests (ultrasound, HSG) were high but that was due to my insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Henry Ford Medical Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
5
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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10
Age
37 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Budrys and her staff were always available for questions or concerns...Dr. Budrys is honest about success rates and clearly informed me about risks and the challenges in fertility treatments. Every visit she spent a good length of time explaining and answering every question.
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Age
37 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys is honest about success rates and clearly informed me about risks and the challenges in fertility treatments. Every visit she spent a good length of time explaining and answering every question.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Be prepared with questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center?
Dr. Budrys and her staff were always available for questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with Henry Ford Medical Center.
The clinic has very good hours to accommodate all schedules. The tech get blood draws done quickly as well as the ultrasound techs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Budrys at Henry Ford Medical Center.
My insurance covered part of the cost. IUI was about $300 each try plus medication. Egg retrieval, ICIS, IVF was about $10,000. Medication was another $2,500. FET is $3,000 plus cost of medication
10
Doctor
Nicole Budrys
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Henry Ford Medical Center
Troy
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