Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 7%8.9
68% strongly recommend
38 reviews
Humanity
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9
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
9.4
9.4
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5
5
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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.4
OK
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Education

Medical School
Wake Forest
Residency
Cornell
Fellowship
Harvard

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not available by personal cell phone
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Owen Davis works at

Weill Cornell Medical College
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

At 1 office

Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2764
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38 patient reviews

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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
2
3
Age 39 - 41
3 IUI
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Writer
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Davis was a strong proponent of fresh day 3 transfers, and one time we transferred 4 of them, which made me pretty nervous. ... I went to Dr. Davis because of his reputation as a researcher, which is impeccable. However, he has so many patients that our interactions were very brief. By my third cycle I felt like he had lost interest in my case. During my fourth cycle - a protocol that I requested - I neither saw nor spoke to him once.
Cornell has a research profile and reputation that is nearly unmatched, as far as I can tell. ... But I experienced it as a large, impersonal practice, which very little investment in whether or not I personally had a successful outcome. ... I was in excruciating pain for 24 hours after each retrieval, and did not feel that the clinic took my pain seriously until my final cycle, and that was after speaking with four different people.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I went to Dr. Davis because of his reputation as a researcher, which is impeccable. However, he has so many patients that our interactions were very brief. By my third cycle I felt like he had lost interest in my case. During my fourth cycle - a protocol that I requested - I neither saw nor spoke to him once.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Go prepared to ask a lot of questions, and do not expect hand holding. I thought I didn't need personalized attention if I was seeing someone with incredible research chops, but discovered that this is a more emotional process than I realized.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Cornell is a large cattle-call practice. I was monitored by a different attending almost every time. I didn't have a consistent nurse. I felt like my treatment plans were by the numbers, rather than tailored to me specifically, and I had real problems with pain management after egg retrieval. Over two years, they never even pronounced my name correctly. It wasn't great.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
3 IUI with Clomid, no success. One IVF cycle with estrogen priming and high doses of Follistim and Menopur, canceled due to nonresponse. One IVF cycle with estrogen priming, Clomid, and low doses of Follistim and Menopur, resulting in 3 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success. One IVF with estrogen priming, Clomid, low doses of Follistim and Menopur, plus endometrial co-culture, which was painful and not covered by insurance, 4 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success. One IVF with estrogen priming and Lupron flare (my request), 2 day 3 fresh embryos transferred, no success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had a different nurse every time, so it's hard to say. Once I had to request a different phlebotomist because she was having so much trouble taking my blood. Honestly, my experience with them wasn't great.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell has a research profile and reputation that is nearly unmatched, as far as I can tell. And I know colleagues who have found success there. But I experienced it as a large, impersonal practice, which very little investment in whether or not I personally had a successful outcome. At the beginning of this process I thought I didn't need compassionate care if the research chops were there, but over time and repeated failures my needs changed, and I completed treatment elsewhere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It was a cattle call with a line around the corner. I regularly waited at least an hour, and once was forgotten in an examining room waiting for an ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had insurance coverage. My out of pocket expenses were $1000 for endometrial co-culture, several trigger shots, and misc.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Davis was a strong proponent of fresh day 3 transfers, and one time we transferred 4 of them, which made me pretty nervous. He felt that embryos had a better chance of success in a woman's body than in a petri dish. I ultimately had success with a fresh day 3 transfer with another doctor.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had a real problem with pain management after egg retrieval. I gather that my body is unusually sensitive, as most people don't experience this level, but I was in excruciating pain for 24 hours after each retrieval, and did not feel that the clinic took my pain seriously until my final cycle, and that was after speaking with four different people.
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3
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2017, Unknown Success
8
0
Age 40
2 IUI
8 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
4th of 7 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
i came to him [Dr. Davis] because i was told he would do day 2 or 3 freezing and fresh transfers if desired and appropriate. ... We had one initial converastion to make a plan. It was extended and I never felt rushed. ... I told him I thought I had been way overmedicated in my previous cycle and he listened and dosed lower as a result. We ended up having a very solid outcome of that cycle with 10 to freeze. Ultimately the one pgs normal was in that group but it ended up not taking in transfer.
100% a cattle call. ... there were literally 75- 100 people waiting to be seen. ... You check in with a swipe card. ... When you get called in you will see random blood draw person- i swear I never saw teh same person twice. ... I hated that I literally never saw Dr. Davis and they drs doing the scans were so clearly like- whatever- about their job. ... you are called by name and given scribs to change into they put the IV in your arm. And then you are put in a waiting room with all the same women AND their partners, parents etc..
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis was the 4th fertility doc on my long list. i came to him because i was told he would do day 2 or 3 freezing and fresh transfers if desired and appropriate. This was the first time that those options had been offered to me and given the fact that i cannot get an embryo to day 5 in a dish this was comforting. We had one initial converastion to make a plan. It was extended and I never felt rushed. I asked him about the reason that nothign ever made it to day 5 in the dish and he said probably egg quality but not necessarily. He is not didactic in his approach to treatment and has been doing this long enough to remember the days before automatically pushing to day 5 blasts and pgs was the norm. We ultimately decided on a freeze all cycle with the plan to do another cycle immediately following which I ended up not doing because I hated the clinic so much. I told him I thought I had been way overmedicated in my previous cycle and he listened and dosed lower as a result. We ended up having a very solid outcome of that cycle with 10 to freeze. Ultimately the one pgs normal was in that group but it ended up not taking in transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be aware that you will probably never see him in person again after your initial consult. He was available by phone as was consistent in returning phone calls and I never felt rushed in our conversations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is a very nice person. He was very patient and available on the phone and reassuring. I absolutely hated the clinic and that was the reason I only did 1 cycle there. But I liked him as a Dr and respected his approach.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
It was lose dose- i think it was 25 clomid on cycle days 3-7 and then 125 follistim. He likes double ganirelix on theses low dose cycles, but I thouht it may have been over-suppressive so i actually just did one and a half ganirelix instead of 2X a day.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I remember Dr. Davis's manager a lot more than his nursing staff. His office manager was excellent. The way that Cornell organizes their clinic make me so aggravated that I honestly don't think I had a main nurse. You literally never see teh same person twice- nurse or even phlebotomist. They were all.... fine. It really is truly a factory so the nurses respond to the culture that they are a part of and have no power to change.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Let me start by saying that I hated pretty much everything about the way this clinic is run. it is impersonal. It is a factory but not a well oiled machine. All REs love to talk about how their labs are teh best. Literally every single RE will tell you they have the best lab. And while there are some labs that may be better than others in some ways, for the most part i think it's negligible once you get past a certain threshold of care. So I think Cornell hides behind "we have the best lab" argument to avoid actually providing quality continuity of care. The waiting room holds 100 people. You check in with a swipe card. It is incredibely impersonal. They do not run on time. When you get called in you will see random blood draw person- i swear I never saw teh same person twice. Then you will be assigned a room and random young dr will do your scan. I seriously had to ask a few of tehm if they were med students or not becuase tehy looked so young, and again, I never saw teh same person twice. This is a problem becuase everyone measures follicles differently and you are relying on their measurements being given to your dr to decide on what next steps are needed. So if you are deciding when to trigger and someone measures either generously or conservatively it can actually have a major impact on your outcome. I hated that I literally never saw Dr. Davis and they drs doing the scans were so clearly like- whatever- about their job. It is a factory. I also really, really have a major issue with how they handle retrievals. First of all, EVERYONE is required to come to a 6am class and sort of group blood work the day before your retrieval even if you have already done multiple retrievals. They come out with a clipboard and the order that your name goes on teh clipboard is the order that you are seen. So you sit around a conference table with all the women who are being retrieved the next day. Too bad about HIPPA and expectations of privacy- there are NONE. You could end up sitting there with your boss, or your sister in law, or your hairdresser. I actually can;t believe it's legal. Then they call yuo back one at a time to do blood and sign forms. I then refused to stay for the class ofw hat to expect becuase this was going to be by 4th or 5th retrieval which I told them. The nurses were not nice about it all and threatened to cancel my cycle if I messed up anything. I was like- you are handing me a piece of paper with the extensive instructions of what to do. i can read and I will follow them . And then I left. Then the next day I showed up at 6am again- for a 10am retrieval- which is just obnoxious. Then again, you are called by name and given scribs to change into they put the IV in your arm. And then you are put in a waiting room with all the same women AND their partners, parents etc... in scrubs... with an IV sticking in your arm. And you wait. Again. And then they call you by name in groups of 3 and take you to a tiny waiting room. There one at a time the anethesiologist pulls you into the hallway (i swear) to have a private converastion about any anethesia you may have. I had 2 very lovely girls I was sitting with and we kinda chatted a bit but honestly, what if you don't really want to be in scrubs with strangers having a convo right before your retrieval? Then they take you one at a time and you see whoever is on call for retrievals that day- you may or may not have ever met them. Then you go to recovery. They wake you up with mandatory pain pills and send you on your merry way. They do tell you how many eggs were retrieved and thats it. Having had a a fair amount of clinic experiences by the time I got there I had a lot of comparisons to other clinics and this model is by a loooong shot, my least favorite. I ended up moving my 10 frozen 2PNs to another clinic because I refused to ever cycle with them again.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
100% a cattle call. See above. I walked in one saturday and there were literally 75- 100 people waiting to be seen. It is the worst model for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid OOP for this whole cycle. I think it was around 20k?
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Owen Davis
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0
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 38
2 IUI
7 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Davis was by far the best RE I have ever worked with. He is the most knowledgeable and I truly trust his clinical judgement. He provided clear and concise recommendations, and I always understood the plan. He was readily accessible for questions, and always called me after a failed cycle. I was referred to him by a physician after multiple failed cycles for a second opinion and I believe he is known to take complicated cases.... I had a history of asynchronous follicle development, so Dr. Davis chose this protocol.
Cornell is a well oiled machine. They are efficient and organized. However, they are extremely busy so a wait time is expected. I was there over a Monday holiday weekend, and my wait times exceeded 1 hour and there were no chairs left....after many IUI and 7 IVF, I would consider myself experienced. I have used multiple clinics for IVF and have sought multiple second opinion consults. BY FAR, my experience at Cornell with Dr. Davis has been the best.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis was by far the best RE I have ever worked with. He is the most knowledgeable and I truly trust his clinical judgement. He provided clear and concise recommendations, and I always understood the plan. He was readily accessible for questions, and always called me after a failed cycle. I was referred to him by a physician after multiple failed cycles for a second opinion and I believe he is known to take complicated cases. I completely understand why. He provided a very personalized treatment plan, incorporating my complicated history. I had received multiple other 2nd opinions at other prestigious clinics, and only received generic "cookie cutter" recommendations. I was extremely impressed with the care I received from Dr. Davis at our very first meeting. My husband was also impressed (and trust me, it takes A LOT to impress him!) I would give Dr. Davis my highest recommendation!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Have a list of questions prepared, because you will get every single one answered!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
With my complicated history, Dr. Davis clearly reviewed my extensive fertility records prior to our visit and was prepared to lay out a well formulated plan. He was honest but extremely informative.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with estrogen patch. I had a history of asynchronous follicle development, so Dr. Davis chose this protocol. I had some of the best quality embryos to date, but unfortunately it did not result in pregnancy. He did recommend a protocol that they do at Cornell where they do an endometrial biopsy and grow your embryos on your own endometrial cells - which requires extra visits.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is a huge and busy clinic. Nursing care was not personalized for me, but most were nice and helpful. Sometimes I felt there was some miscommunication, so I felt it was important to advocate for yourself as a patient.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I am still in my fertility journey, and after many IUI and 7 IVF, I would consider myself experienced. I have used multiple clinics for IVF and have sought multiple second opinion consults. BY FAR, my experience at Cornell with Dr. Davis has been the best.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cornell is a well oiled machine. They are efficient and organized. However, they are extremely busy so a wait time is expected. I was there over a Monday holiday weekend, and my wait times exceeded 1 hour and there were no chairs left.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I paid out of pocket for IVF, which was around $15K.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I did not have strong preferences on the number of embryo transferred, and took his recommendations which were based on age and prior transfer history for me.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 43 - 44
3 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Davis speaks very fast but he is very informative. I feel he knows what he is dealing, so I can confidently follow his instructions. When I had questions about culturing or not, he explained who needs it and why. So I can make right decisions. I also asked if I should do fresh transfer or not. To each of my question, he gives me his opinion to navigate my decision. In order to reach him, leave a message to his assistant, and he calls me back.
I believe they [Weill Cornell] have the latest technology. And they dealt with big numbers of cases that I feel they know what they are doing. They are dealing with big numbers of people but quite organized. Blood works and ultrasound to monitor follicles during the cycle is very early in the morning from 6:30-8:30.... Nurses are very kind, warm, and have positive energy. It’s hard to go through cycle. But at least they seem to understand our pain and try to put efforts to minimize the pain. I really feel thankful to them.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis speaks very fast but he is very informative. I feel he knows what he is dealing, so I can confidently follow his instructions. When I had questions about culturing or not, he explained who needs it and why. So I can make right decisions. I also asked if I should do fresh transfer or not. To each of my question, he gives me his opinion to navigate my decision. In order to reach him, leave a message to his assistant, and he calls me back. During the cycle, almost every cycle, I see him at least once while I go for the morning ultrasound check ups. So I didn’t feel I was abandoned. But since he doesn’t take insurance, we only had one time actually we sat with him in his office for an hour at the beginning for consultation. But my insurance covered it as out of network. So that helped us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would write down all the questions I want to ask and give him a call. He will try to explain and navigate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is very accessible. He always returns the call. He speaks very fast. But he always try to give me answers to my questions. He is very realistic but in a warm way.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I started low stimulation strategy with starting with estrogen patch, cromid, 175 follistim, 75 menopure. And then I got 5 eggs retrieved 2 fertilized. Next cycle, he wanted to push a bit, and same except 225 follistim. And we got 7 eggs and 2 fertilized. He thinks that’s good result even only 2 fertilized. The 3rd cycle, we kept the same as 2nd cycle. We got 5 eggs but no fertilized. I try to figure out his analysis for that now.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Nurses are very kind, warm, and have positive energy. It’s hard to go through cycle. But at least they seem to understand our pain and try to put efforts to minimize the pain. I really feel thankful to them.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I believe they have the latest technology. And they dealt with big numbers of cases that I feel they know what they are doing. They are dealing with big numbers of people but quite organized. Blood works and ultrasound to monitor follicles during the cycle is very early in the morning from 6:30-8:30.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is well oiled machine. Quite organized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I think it was about $580 or so. And I got out of network insurance Coverage for it.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Owen Davis
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10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2018, Successful
8
6
Age 37
1 IVF
East Asian
South Asian
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
I found Dr.Davis competent and respectful of a patient. When he had a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) done on me, he explained every step to me even though I might have not understood every steop. During the IFV cycle, I did not see him until a couple days before an egg retrial surgery. Because he talked fast, it was at times hard for me to understand everything especially it was about unfamiliar medical subjects. He, however, answered my questions patiently
The clinic [Weill Cornell] has a good system for monitoring appointments where patients checked in for the appointments in the morning 7 days a week.... I found the clinic well run. I liked that waiting area is not too small. This is not directly about the clinic, but we drove to the clinic so it was hard at times to find a parking space. We used different parking facilities nearby.... I spoke with two different nurses from the office of Dr.Davis. Both of them knew my case and clarified my misunderstanding. It required me to study all documents they sent to us about the IVF cycle.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I found Dr.Davis competent and respectful of a patient. When he had a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) done on me, he explained every step to me even though I might have not understood every steop. During the IFV cycle, I did not see him until a couple days before an egg retrial surgery. Because he talked fast, it was at times hard for me to understand everything especially it was about unfamiliar medical subjects. He, however, answered my questions patiently so that I could understand well. He was very sympathetic when finding out that our IVF treatment was unsuccessful. And he provided us with options to improve the chance of success next time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I wished I could have became more familiar with basics of the IVF treatment and anatomy on a female reproductive system so that I could have used the limited time more effectively.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Even though the Upper East Side facility of Weill Cornell as many described as well run facility, care providers, nurses, and doctors took reasonable time to answer questions I had. When I had communicated with nurses from Dr.Davis's office over the phone, they were prompt and courteous.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I went to a usual IFV cycle with regular monitoring. I used Follistim, Menopour, and Ganorelic until the egg retrieval. I used Novarel for egg triggering and afterword Progestorne. Dr. Davis monitored our case though we did not speak to him everyday. Egg retrieval was successful but we did not have mature embryos except 2 embryos used in the embryo transfer procedure. The IVF treatment was unsuccessful but Dr.Davis offered additional procedures to increase the chance of success next time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I spoke with two different nurses from the office of Dr.Davis. Both of them knew my case and clarified my misunderstanding. It required me to study all documents they sent to us about the IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I found the clinic well run. I liked that waiting area is not too small. This is not directly about the clinic, but we drove to the clinic so it was hard at times to find a parking space. We used different parking facilities nearby.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic has a good system for monitoring appointments where patients checked in for the appointments in the morning 7 days a week. I had to get used to in the beginning but soon it became a routine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
We had to pay a fixed fee for the IVF treatment in the beginning.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Our doctor suggested multiple embryo transfer to increase a chance of pregnancy thought he talked to us about a chance of getting twins and its risks.
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Owen Davis
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6
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2018, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 44
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Black or African-American
Income $500K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We did PGS testing [with Dr. Owen Davis] given my age...spoke to me honestly and explained in detail the statistical chances of success and the reasons for the protocol he’s chosen... is up to date on all of the research and is a preeminent expert in the field. I only saw him in person once because I live uptown and decided to do all my monitoring in Tribeca, but when I had questions it was very easy to schedule a call and he always took the time to speak with me and answer any of my questions.
Cattle call on UES [of Weill Cornell Medical College], but very efficiently run if you weren’t at the start of your cycle. Tribeca civilized and well run, never waited there more than 20 minutes...20-25k per cycle...and they don’t allow outside lab monitoring, so no traveling if you can’t get back every other day...I didn’t forge any relationship wit the nursing staff, they vary as did the quality of their communication.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is up to date on all of the research and is a preeminent expert in the field. I only saw him in person once because I live uptown and decided to do all my monitoring in Tribeca, but when I had questions it was very easy to schedule a call and he always took the time to speak with me and answer any of my questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Have faith, and even though the clinic itself is very crowded and impersonal, know that an experts eyes are monitoring you daily and in charge of tour cycle and outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis spoke to me honestly and explained in detail the statistical chances of success and the reasons for the protocol he’s chosen.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
300 Gonal F, 150 menopur, Cetrotide. We did PGS testing given my age. Estrogen priming the second round. First round, 8 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized with icsi, 3 made it to day 5 (blastocyst), all anaploid. Second round 10 retriever, 8 mature, 3 fertilized with icsi, 2 made it to day 5 (blastocyst), one mosaic and one anaploid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I didn’t forge any relationship wit the nursing staff, they vary as did the quality of their communication.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Crowded on UES location, and they don’t allow outside lab monitoring, so no traveling if you can’t get back every other day. The tribeca location was easy and civilized and little wait but of course Dr Davis isn’t there, so i never saw him.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cattle call on UES, but very efficiently run if you weren’t at the start of your cycle. Tribeca civilized and well run, never waited there more than 20 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
20-25k per cycle.
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Owen Davis
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7
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 40 - 42
4 IUI
1 Egg Freezing
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Davis is a strong scientist. He is not a hand-holder. I felt like our interactions were very brief, straightforward and business-like....Clomid for 5 days (I'm 42, low AMH) and IUI. HSG after 4th IUI...I feel like there were several oversights in association with my treatment, and I wonder if his ego got in the way. As an example, he waited several cycles before performing an HSG on me. Most clinics use that in their initial diagnostic phase. IUIs with a blocked fallopian tube is pointless.
The nurses [at Weill Cornell Medical College] are great. Slightly frazzled, lots going on. But they are caring, compassionate and smart. I liked them better than my doctor, to be honest...One of the more expensive places in NYC. Owen Davis charges for clomid monitoring, which seems semi-insane. Around 1250 / IUI...It is a factory. On the plus side, they know what they're doing and they are efficient. On the minus, there is not a ton of personal connection here. The ladies behind the front desk at the monitoring station can be quite cold. If you want warm and fuzzies, this clinic is not the place.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I know he is good at what he does. However, I feel like there were several oversights in association with my treatment, and I wonder if his ego got in the way. As an example, he waited several cycles before performing an HSG on me. Most clinics use that in their initial diagnostic phase. IUIs with a blocked fallopian tube is pointless. AND an HSG can increase the chances of IUI success. No reason in the world that this shouldn't have been done before I started. Lots of money down the drain, and I consider that careless.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
DO YOUR HOMEWORK and make sure you ask for as much info as possible. Silly things, like getting on a prenatal as you start treatment were never disclosed. You really have to ask for the things you need with OD, cause it will not be volunteered. He is not a bad human and I think he cares about what he does. But again, too many clients and a slightly large ego makes him a bit tricky.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis is a strong scientist. He is not a hand-holder. I felt like our interactions were very brief, straightforward and business-like.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Clomid for 5 days (I'm 42, low AMH) and IUI. HSG after 4th IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nurses are great. Slightly frazzled, lots going on. But they are caring, compassionate and smart. I liked them better than my doctor, to be honest.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is a factory. On the plus side, they know what they're doing and they are efficient. On the minus, there is not a ton of personal connection here. The ladies behind the front desk at the monitoring station can be quite cold. If you want warm and fuzzies, this clinic is not the place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
One of the more expensive places in NYC. Owen Davis charges for clomid monitoring, which seems semi-insane. Around 1250 / IUI
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Only one mishap - drug sent to the wrong pharm. Otherwise, these guys know what they're doing.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 34 - 36
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Davis was always knowledgeable About my situation...I would 100% recommend him if he had a different staff. He is always knowledgeable about my situation, answers my questions and seems to be on top of his game. Usually he calls me back immediately. Once i had been notified of a chemical pregnancy but he didn’t call me until Monday (i asked to speak to him Friday morning).
They [nurses at Weill Cornell] have made mistakes. Often i ask them to double check with dr Davis and their directions would change as a result. They did not seem to be able to answer my questions. Generally unimpressed. I had Katie last time and i thought she was on top of things. This time the nurses keep changing and i have not being impressed...It makes the process mor Nerve racking because i wish i could trust the nurses and not have to second guess.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I would 100% recommend him if he had a different staff. He is always knowledgeable about my situation, answers my questions and seems to be on top of his game. Usually he calls me back immediately. Once i had been notified of a chemical pregnancy but he didn’t call me until Monday (i asked to speak to him Friday morning).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be your own advocate with the nurses. Get the plan from dr Davis and question the nurses if they are incorrect or if it was different than the plan dr Davis mentioned.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis was always knowledgeable About my situation. The nurses did not seem to always be knowledgeable and i felt like a number with them.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
First time i got pregnant in 2016 after a natural cycle iui with estrogen priming for an ivf cycle i did not need to start because i was pregnant. I then did 3 natural cycle iuis (because it was successful the first time). Started Estrogen priming for ivf but had to Stop protocol Because i had a positive pregnancy test. Turned out it was a chemical pregnancy. Starting ivf next cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They have made mistakes. Often i ask them to double check with dr Davis and their directions would change as a result. They did not seem to be able to answer my questions. Generally unimpressed. I had Katie last time and i thought she was on top of things. This time the nurses keep changing and i have not being impressed.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Davis is great and very knowledgeable. Be your own advocate with the nurses and ask questions. When necessary ask them to double check with the doctor. The billing department is inefficient and annoying.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He was out of pocket. So expensive
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nurses gave me incorrect information but i questioned it. I almost had to cancel an iui because nurse Noel thought i was doing ivf not an iui and told me i couldn’t come in for my appointment. A couple of times they gave me instructions i questioned and when they checked with dr Davis i was correct. It makes the process mor Nerve racking because i wish i could trust the nurses and not have to second guess.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Compassion
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8
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
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Clinic Atmosphere
2018, Successful
10
9
Age 37
4 IUI
1 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Davis treats you with respect. He is an extremely responsive physician who does not sugar coat issues but has a healthy degree of optimism...I wish I had seen him more generally but I felt he was extremely accessible over the phone. There were a few instances where he went out of his way to check my follicles during the retrieval processes. He was hands on when he felt like he needed first hand evaluation to ensure we were setting ourselves up for success.
[Monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell had] Long lines but efficiently run. I tried to come at off hours and generally was in and out. If you come at peak times, expect to wait up to 45 minutes...doesn't take insurance so I had to pay for everything out of pocket and then hope to be reimbursed by my insurance company...They function like a machine and clearly have a high volume of patients. I liked that they had clear procedures in place... others feel like it's a factory.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He's so bright, thoughtful and experienced and is able to operate with appropriate levels of empathy and compassion. He's busy and a fast talker but was very patient with all of the questions and details I wanted. I wish I had seen him more generally but I felt he was extremely accessible over the phone. There were a few instances where he went out of his way to check my follicles during the retrieval processes. He was hands on when he felt like he needed first hand evaluation to ensure we were setting ourselves up for success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be patient but forthcoming and direct with your questions and concerns. He will address anything you need to know but you will need to advocate/push for yourself as well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis treats you with respect. He is an extremely responsive physician who does not sugar coat issues but has a healthy degree of optimism.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Depending on the day, you see a different nurse. I felt like I interacted in person more with the phlebotomists (all were great except 1 without much experience who had just started after working the front desk...). Generally they know what they are doing and many are very compassionate. That said, this is a large facility so it's hard for them to remember every detail in this fast paced environment.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Clinic is known to treat difficult fertility problems. They function like a machine and clearly have a high volume of patients. I liked that they had clear procedures in place... others feel like it's a factory.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Long lines but efficiently run. I tried to come at off hours and generally was in and out. If you come at peak times, expect to wait up to 45 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Davis doesn't take insurance so I had to pay for everything out of pocket and then hope to be reimbursed by my insurance company. I think our out of pocket costs were in the tens of thousands... lost count.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
There was an instance where some paperwork/preauthorizations were not handled appropriately. Frustrating given so much you have to manage during the fertility process. I wish they had someone who coordinated and guided you through this part of the process (i.e. insurance is a nightmare, having someone consult you through that would be great).
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 44 - 45
3 Embryo Freezing
IVF
Surrogacy
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I had Multiple protocols [with Dr. Owen Davis] with various success but Antagonist protocol seemed to work best for me...Doctor Davis was always available to answer questions either by phone or email. He adjusted course of treatment multiple times when I didn’t respond well to stimulation. I have done 3 cycles with drDavis and am still in process of banking embryos for transfer. First transfer didn’t work out but I am still hopeful.
I felt that the nurse [at Weill Cornell] was not always available and on many questions rerouted me to drDavis for answers. I understand that she was only part time and when I called was most of the time speaking to answering machine. However she did return the calls eventually but not always promptly...Once prescription wasn’t called in time and I had no trigger shot medication on hands. Thankfully their after hours team corrected the mistake in time .
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Doctor Davis was always available to answer questions either by phone or email. He adjusted course of treatment multiple times when I didn’t respond well to stimulation. I have done 3 cycles with drDavis and am still in process of banking embryos for transfer. First transfer didn’t work out but I am still hopeful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask many questions and participate in actively in discussing and choosing appropriate protocol. If you can - have your retrieval done by drDavis - his hands are magic and I never had any pain or complications after he has done my procedure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The clinic is large, it is always overly crowded during monitoring hours and you can’t help to feel like a number. However when I needed to speak with drDavis he was always available and either answered my questions through email or returned my phone call within a couple of hours.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I had Multiple protocols with various success but Antagonist protocol seemed to work best for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
I felt that the nurse was not always available and on many questions rerouted me to drDavis for answers. I understand that she was only part time and when I called was most of the time speaking to answering machine. However she did return the calls eventually but not always promptly.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Extremely busy, not always well coordinated, some amazing nurses and some pretty average once. Overall like any other large clinic I had been with - has good and bad sides. Over course of my treatment I really got to know some of the nurses and phlebotomists as well as attending and learned that if you request a certain doctor or attending- most of the time they will see you for your scans and that way there is a feel of some continuity through the treatment. I really like drPasternak - she was thorough and attentive with great reassuring attitude.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Always had huge lines but most of the time pretty efficient unless you neeed yo speak with a nurse- like at the beginning of the cycle and then can spent hours waiting :((
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The cycle monitoring without transfer was about $9400, but there is a cost of facility for retrieval which is additional $1200. ICSI is about $2500 and additional costs for freezing and storage of embryos. Medications add up to another $4-5K depending on the protocol. After you are gone it all adds up to $20K+
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had done multiple transfers as recommended by my doctor since considering my age the chance of having multiples is pretty low.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Once prescription wasn’t called in time and I had no trigger shot medication on hands. Thankfully their after hours team corrected the mistake in time .
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Davis speaks very quickly but is also very thorough. It is obvious that he is very experience and is aware that there is not one or even 10 protocols that work for all patients. The cycles with him feel very individualize to you the patient based on your prior history...He adjusted his schedule so he was the physician who completed the retrieval for both of my cycles with him.... I felt like an individual patient with him rather than just someone who the standard protocol was not working for them. He was very engaged with adjusting the cycle. We did day 3 transfer, which was not offered by our prior RE, we also tried a co-cultured cycle with him.
All of the staff [at Weill Cornell] including the physicians but especially the nurses, phlebotomists, scheduling staff, billing team and other support staff were always kind and compassionate even when we were having a tough day. Lovely waiting room, with very reasonable wait times...The nursing team was exceptional! They always called back, answered emails and never made you feel like you were one of many.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Pros Dr. Davis was generous with his time. After we became his patient, we could schedule a visit with him within a week of when we called for an appointment he also followed up all phone calls to his office and provided time on the phone to answer my questions. Even though Cornell is a group practice, it was obvious that Dr. Davis was making the decisions about the day to day changes in my cycles. He adjusted his schedule so he was the physician who completed the retrieval for both of my cycles with him. While I have not been successful with him and we are moving on to donor eggs, I had the best experience with cycles with him. I felt like an individual patient with him rather than just someone who the standard protocol was not working for them. He was very engaged with adjusting the cycle. We did day 3 transfer, which was not offered by our prior RE, we also tried a co-cultured cycle with him. He was always very truthful in his expectations of success and we never felt like he was trying to sell us or convince of a procedure that he did not believe would potentially improve the cycle. Cons Dr. Davis speaks very quickly. He also tended to be quite technical but that may be because he was aware of my back ground in genetics and health care. He spoke more often to me rather than my husband though my husband was present at all appointments with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Come in with a list of questions and refer to it during the appointment. You may also want to audio record the sessions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Davis speaks very quickly but is also very thorough. It is obvious that he is very experience and is aware that there is not one or even 10 protocols that work for all patients. The cycles with him feel very individualize to you the patient based on your prior history
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Came to him with two prior IVF cycles with complete arrest of embryos by day 5 and no transfers Cycle 1: birth control start, 75 U menopure, cetrotide and gonal F started on cycle day 5, gonal F low dose and dose progressively decreased. 15 eggs, 13 mature, 10 fertilize, 3 transferred on day 3, remaining embryos arrested by day 5. No pregnancy Cycle 2: endometrial biopsy for co-culture, estrogen patch start, gonal F only, cetrotide and menopure added on day 5, gonal F dosage progressively decrease. 18 eggs, 16 mature, 14 fertilized (all co-cultured), 3 transferred on day 3, remaining embryos arrested by day 5. no pregnancy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Susan, Katie)
The nursing team was exceptional! They always called back, answered emails and never made you feel like you were one of many.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
All of the staff including the physicians but especially the nurses, phlebotomists, scheduling staff, billing team and other support staff were always kind and compassionate even when we were having a tough day. Lovely waiting room, with very reasonable wait times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Consults with Dr. Davis are $600 out of pocket. The uterian sounding is also $600 out of pocket. We had a follow up consult with him that he did not charge for, he also does not charge for phone calls. All cycle costs were covered/ cost based on my insurance which provided some coverage of fertility treatment
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He was very realistic about our chances with 1,2, 3 embryos. He always made the decision to transfer 3 because of poor quality. We had the conversation that we would reduce if we had a triplet pregnancy. We could have also chosen to put in fewer embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
During my first transfer Dr. Davis decided to transfer 3 rather than 2 embryos based on quality. We had spoken 2 days prior to the transfer and the decision to transfer 2 was made with a window to change based on quality. We were not contacted by Dr. Davis's team to be made aware of this decision on the day of the transfer. I was not told until I was alone in the transfer room. This information came from the doctor who was doing the transfer and he seems surprised that I was surprised by the change. It made me uneasy. Especially because this was my first transfer
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 44
7 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $500K
Doctor
2nd of 4 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Owen Davis] wanted to do a fresh transfer instead of a frozen one and wanted to transfer at 3 day since this was the old fashioned way. He thought the freeze and thaw and additional PGD testing on an older woman’s embryos might be too aggressive. He said we didn’t need to cherry pick at my age. We used the same treatment protocol I had used with my previous doctor using menopur and Gonal f. I started out with fewer eggs this cycle and he thought my ovaries maybe had a diminished response after having had four cycles previously. Even though we had fewer eggs than I had had in my previous cycles and I was reluctant to continue with the cycle he thought we should proceed.
They [Weill Cornell] had a convenient satellite location downtown where I could go for monitoring. This location was much more efficient than the UES location. Working with Dr. Davis and his administrators was always easy. Once you have to come for monitoring, schedule of your procedure, preop, your procedure and recovery you feel more like you’re in a big institution.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was very impressive. He had ideas on how to take a different approach after we had four previously failed cycles. He couldn’t really explain to us why our transfer didn’t work. When I wanted to know what we could do differently for a subsequent cycle, I never heard back from him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be prepared to deal with a big facility type of feeling.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He spent ample time with my husband and I during our first consultation and again after our transfer didn’t work. He answered our questions to our satisfaction. He returned phone calls. Only at the end, did he not respond to my email seeking advice on what to do next.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
He wanted to do a fresh transfer instead of a frozen one and wanted to transfer at 3 day since this was the old fashioned way. He thought the freeze and thaw and additional PGD testing on an older woman’s embryos might be too aggressive. He said we didn’t need to cherry pick at my age. We used the same treatment protocol I had used with my previous doctor using menopur and Gonal f. I started out with fewer eggs this cycle and he thought my ovaries maybe had a diminished response after having had four cycles previously. Even though we had fewer eggs than I had had in my previous cycles and I was reluctant to continue with the cycle he thought we should proceed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The nurse was good about giving you a calendar to start and keep track of things. The nurses were generally good with phone calls and emails. When I had bleeding and clotting during my 2ww while doing progesterone injections, no one I could reach on the emergency line could explain to me why.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
They had a convenient satellite location downtown where I could go for monitoring. This location was much more efficient than the UES location. Working with Dr. Davis and his administrators was always easy. Once you have to come for monitoring, schedule of your procedure, preop, your procedure and recovery you feel more like you’re in a big institution.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The UES location was very busy in the mornings and on weekends. The Tribeca location ran very well and efficiently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My insurance covered my care with Dr. Davis and most of my medications.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Given my age, Owen Davis was willing to transfer as many as 8 3 day embryos. He had had success in the past doing this. I was willing to go ahead as well. We implanted 3 of the embryos we retrieved an fertilized.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 40
2 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
My husband and I both really liked Dr. Davis. Easy to talk to, compassionate, direct with the stats but always optimistic, never made us feel rushed and took his time answering our questions always with thoughtful and detailed responses....you won't see him all of the time - the doctors rotate for monitoring, retrievals, transfers etc. - not unlike many other clinics. Important to note that he will make himself available by phone whenever you need to speak to him.
World class doctors and staff. It's a very busy clinic but efficient - they do a good job with the monitoring process and I never had to wait very long. It's a one stop shop with radiology across the street if you need an HSG and the retrieval/transfers are also done across the street...It's a huge clinic but the nurses and the doctors all did a good job of making me feel comfortable there...Organized, compassionate and very responsive nurses and overall great staff. All very professional and kind.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
My husband and I both really liked Dr. Davis. Easy to talk to, compassionate, direct with the stats but always optimistic, never made us feel rushed and took his time answering our questions always with thoughtful and detailed responses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Just know you won't see him all of the time - the doctors rotate for monitoring, retrievals, transfers etc. - not unlike many other clinics. Important to note that he will make himself available by phone whenever you need to speak to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
It's a huge clinic but the nurses and the doctors all did a good job of making me feel comfortable there.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I did 3 cycles with Owen Davis. 2 IVF cycles and 1 IUI. For the IUI I was just on clomid > 2 follicles > negative pregnancy test. For the first IVF cycle I was on Menopur and Follistim - 4 follicles, retrieved 4 eggs, 1 fertilized, transferred 1 > negative pregnancy test. For the second IVF cycle I was on a microflare lupron protocol - 4 follicles, retrieved 2 eggs, 2 fertilized, transferred both > positive pregnancy test but miscarried around 8 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Organized, compassionate and very responsive nurses and overall great staff. All very professional and kind.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
World class doctors and staff. It's a very busy clinic but efficient - they do a good job with the monitoring process and I never had to wait very long. It's a one stop shop with radiology across the street if you need an HSG and the retrieval/transfers are also done across the street.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Approximately $20k for an IVF cycle not including PGS testing.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
No strong preference but based on my age and specific condition the recommendation was 3-4 embryos.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Successful
10
8
Age 40 - 43
6 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
[Dr. Owen Davis used a protocol of] Co-culture, Estrogen priming & 450 Gonal-f & and 150 menopur to stimulate follicle growth; cetrotide to prevent ovulation; HCG to trigger. I had 1 successful pregnancy from this protocol. Co-culture, 150 Gonal-f & 75 menopur; cetrotide to prevent ovulation; HCG trigger. I had more follicles on this low dose protocol and had a chemical pregnancy.... Dr Davis is extremely knowledgeable and knew my chart and history inside and out before our consults.
Strengths [of Weill Cornell Medical College]: very efficient and able to handle high volumes of patients. Flexible monitoring hours. Highly successful results. Weaknesses: some issues with billing/ filing insurance claims/ getting reimbursements. You don't see your primary Dr for most procedures. Retrievals are done at the hospital across the street vs in office, which is an added expense.... Dr. Davis' nursing staff is extremely responsive and caring. There are a high number of patients for daily monitoring; however, most Dr's took the time during ultrasounds to explain the results and answer questions. Patients see whichever Dr is in duty for monitoring, retrievals and transfers.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis is extremely knowledgeable and knew my chart and history inside and out before our consults. He is willing to try numerous treatment options and does not get discouraged by poor responders. Dr. Davis is extremely busy and prefers phone calls to emails. If you have questions, leave a message with his assistants, and he will call back quickly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis is excellent with dealing with finished ovarian reserve. He is willing to try multiple stimulation options to achieve the best outcome possible. If you need to reach him during a call, call his amazing Assistant, and she will have him call you right back.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis' nursing staff is extremely responsive and caring. There are a high number of patients for daily monitoring; however, most Dr's took the time during ultrasounds to explain the results and answer questions. Patients see whichever Dr is in duty for monitoring, retrievals and transfers.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Co-culture, Estrogen priming & 450 Gonal-f & and 150 menopur to stimulate follicle growth; cetrotide to prevent ovulation; HCG to trigger. I had 1 successful pregnancy from this protocol. Co-culture, 150 Gonal-f & 75 menopur; cetrotide to prevent ovulation; HCG trigger. I had more follicles on this low dose protocol and had a chemical pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Davis' primary nurses are amazing. I worked with 1 in 2014 who was fantastic. She left in 2016, and there was a period of time where a nurse was filling in. I experienced communication gaps during this time period. Dr Davis now has a new primary nurse, and she is also excellent.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: very efficient and able to handle high volumes of patients. Flexible monitoring hours. Highly successful results. Weaknesses: some issues with billing/ filing insurance claims/ getting reimbursements. You don't see your primary Dr for most procedures. Retrievals are done at the hospital across the street vs in office, which is an added expense.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Monitoring appointments are very busy and the waiting room is full most days.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
IVF cycle with co-culture: $11,500 ICSI: $2,630 Anesthesia: $800 Hospital admitting fee for retrieval: $1,005.84
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Be sure to confirm treatment plan and protocol with each department you work with (i.e.: when doing co-culture).
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2017, Successful
10
10
Age 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Business Executive
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Davis is highly competent, intelligent, compassionate, realistic, and thorough -- all the things I could have hoped for in a doctor. He is a man on a fertility mission; he is all business yet still manages to make you feel like a person. Despite the high volume of patients he sees on a daily basis, he was always up to speed with my treatment and was available whenever I needed to speak with him directly. At no time was I confused about my treatment or what the next steps were going to be. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Even though the practice at [Weill Cornell] CRM is huge, everyone I met with treated me with respect and kindness. There are literally hundreds of patients waiting in the monitoring room each day yet I did not encounter any frustrated doctors, nurses, or other staff...Everyone is super nice and professional, but the automation keeps things moving smoothly. With this volume of patients, everything has to be timed to the minute. Despite the high volume, the obvious compassion and level of training from everyone - the billing team, receptionists, nurses, doctors - makes you feel like a person.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is highly competent, intelligent, compassionate, realistic, and thorough -- all the things I could have hoped for in a doctor. He is a man on a fertility mission; he is all business yet still manages to make you feel like a person. Despite the high volume of patients he sees on a daily basis, he was always up to speed with my treatment and was available whenever I needed to speak with him directly. At no time was I confused about my treatment or what the next steps were going to be. I can't recommend him highly enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Do not wait to make an appointment - if you want to see him, the sooner the better.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Even though the practice at CRM is huge, everyone I met with treated me with respect and kindness. There are literally hundreds of patients waiting in the monitoring room each day yet I did not encounter any frustrated doctors, nurses, or other staff. Whenever I met with Dr. Davis, he was completely up to speed on my treatment.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I started a protocol of 300 cc follistim, 150 menopur for the first 12 days of my cycle - around day 8 as I was getting ready for the retrieval, he prescribed ganirelix to prevent me from ovulating. I was monitored every day or every other day with blood work and then ultrasounds. I did not have any side effects, which I am so grateful for. I was triggered on day 13 and retrieved on day 15, closely following my natural cycle. Dr. Davis retrieved 14 eggs, 11 of which were mature. Of the 11, 8 fertilized with ICSI, and 5 went on to be blastocysts. I transferred a single embryo on day 5 - prior to the retrieval we discussed my desire to transfer just 1 embryo if possible. I was thrilled to get a positive blood pregnancy test on day 28, and now have an additional 4 embryos frozen for future use. Dr. Davis did not recommend genetic testing in my case because of family history and age; he explained that it was an additional step to freeze and unfreeze the embryos and that in my circumstances, the risks were not worth doing it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Katie is an excellent nurse and always answered my questions within a few hours. She is super thorough and organized - nothing ever fell through the cracks with her. I saw her frequently, but other nurses often did the blood work monitoring or ultrasounds. They were all great. Like Dr. Davis, Katie was always completely up to speed on my treatment, which reassured me that my case was being followed personally.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Many other patients have described CRM as a well-oiled machine. It is, which, when it comes to IVF, is a great thing. Having experienced both kind of clinics - more personal vs more automatic - I prefer this environment. Everyone is super nice and professional, but the automation keeps things moving smoothly. With this volume of patients, everything has to be timed to the minute. Despite the high volume, the obvious compassion and level of training from everyone - the billing team, receptionists, nurses, doctors - makes you feel like a person.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Super efficient. I do not live close to the clinic in Manhattan (I am about 2 hours away) so it was a pain sometimes getting there in the morning before 8:30. However, I never had to wait long to see someone (less than 15 minutes) and was always in and out. Everyone super nice and professional. Usually there are between 75-100 people waiting. The Mount Kisco location is closer to my house, but unfortunately not as efficient. I think they only have 1-2 nurses there, and usually only 5-10 people waiting, but much longer wait times (usually 30 minutes or more).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Medications - $14,000; IVF - $10,500; ICSI - $2,700; Hospital Fee - $1800; Embryo cryopreservation - $1100 per year; Individual consultations/visits with Dr. Davis - $550 each, probably around 6-8 of those total including initial consultation and follow up after achieving pregnancy
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
In my first consultation with Dr. Davis, I expressed to him that I wanted to transfer just 1 embryo if possible. He noted my wishes and said that realistically he could transfer either 1 or 2, but it depended on the embryos themselves: how many were fertilized, and how they looked on day 3 post-fertilization. This made sense, and post retrieval he and my nurse Katie kept me aware of how they were doing and how likely a day 5 transfer would be. Happily, 5 embryos made it to day 3 and looked good enough to wait until day 5 for a single embryo transfer.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2015 - 2017, Successful
10
8
Age 43 - 45
8 IVF
Donor Sperm
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr Owen Davis was very personable, listened to my preferences with respect, and was upfront with the statistics of achieving pregnancy at my age. He always called back within 36hrs of leaving a message, sometimes within 2 - 4 hrs...He was upfront and honest about what my chances were of achieving a positive outcome from a biological as well as a financial perspective. He expressed his own preferences for certain protocols and also adjusted to accommodate my preferences readily. He patiently answered all my questions when I didn't understand something clearly...
Expect high volume and the pros and cons that come with it [at Weill Cornell - U East]. Less personal attention but very efficient. The retrieval procedures done through NY Presbyterian were as stress-free as I think they could possibly have been...I went out of my way to get there very early in the morning to minimize wait time to 20-3min. Otherwise waits were anywhere from 30min to 2hrs. Going to the satellite clinic in Tribeca was extremely helpful as it was closer to me and less crowded...
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis was very knowledgeable. He was upfront and honest about what my chances were of achieving a positive outcome from a biological as well as a financial perspective. He expressed his own preferences for certain protocols and also adjusted to accommodate my preferences readily. He patiently answered all my questions when I didn't understand something clearly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He is very informative and can give you lots of statistics off the top of his head. Take notes to create a plan, as well as a back up plan, that you are comfortable with. Be ready to clearly discuss your options and questions before going in thereafter. Dr Davis is a highly ranked fertility doctor, not a therapist (so don't expect lovely dovey emotional support and hand holding). But do expect honesty and results consistent with the expectations he set.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Owen Davis was very personable, listened to my preferences with respect, and was upfront with the statistics of achieving pregnancy at my age. He always called back within 36hrs of leaving a message, sometimes within 2 - 4 hrs.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Frozen embryo transfer over fresh - better success rates. PGS testing - Dr Davis was neutral about this. After several unsuccessful cycles, I did not want to lose time in case of a miscarriage. I requested testing eventually and he did not disagree. In retrospect, I would have started with PGS testing right away. After batching 3 retrieval cycles with 54 eggs retrieved, only 2 were genetically normal. Transferred 1 of the 2 and achieved pregnancy. Meds: Follistim, ganirelex, menopur. Medicated embryo transfer cycle: Didn't want to leave anything to chance.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Primary Nurse: had a miscalculation issue regarding cycle days and expected time of embryo transfer. Nurse was not very clear in setting expectations and I had to do a last minute stressful scramble with my work schedule. Spoke to Dr. Davis and requested to have nurse changed. Subsequent nurse was was very clear and concise thereafter. Nursing Staff: high volume clinic, very professional and friendly except for one nurse (eastern block - russian/ukranian?) who was a bit cold and never bothered to have me check my name/birthdate blood tube label like all the other nurses did. Surgical nursing staff for retreivals at NY Presbyterian: phenomenal. Can't say enough good things about them. Super caring and attentive.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Expect high volume and the pros and cons that come with it. Less personal attention but very efficient. The retrieval procedures done through NY Presbyterian were as stress-free as I think they could possibly have been.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I went out of my way to get there very early in the morning to minimize wait time to 20-3min. Otherwise waits were anywhere from 30min to 2hrs. Going to the satellite clinic in Tribeca was extremely helpful as it was closer to me and less crowded.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Davis is Out of Network. So I had to pay out of pocket for his visits and procedures e.g. hysterocsopy, pregnancy ultrasound. Initially I paid out of pocket for all procedures, meds and most bloodwork. They have a flat fee per IVF procedure with add'l cost per transfer. Within range of expected costs for IVF comparable to other clinics. My Insurance started covering IVF in 2016 - costs decreased significantly to deductible only.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Davis was fine with transferring 5 embryos without PGS testing. Once PGS tested, he recommended eSET. I thought this was appropriate based on my age group.
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They did make 2 significant mistakes that I was willing to deal with and eventually get past. 1) embryology did not thaw the correct frozen eggs and fertilize despite verbal and written plan to do so. The follow-up was thawing them out after the fact and fertilizing them with sperm that had been previously thawed and left over. Poor fertilization, unsuccessful cycle, and hard to know exactly what were contributing factors. 2) my nurse made a counting error for scheduled retrieval procedure. Had to scramble work schedule creating a lot of stress. Requested to change primary nurse thereafter.
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Owen Davis
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8
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2015 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 41 - 42
4 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Davis] said that at my age (41 at the time) more embryos transferred was best and would increase my chances of getting pregnant. He did not recommend PGD, possibly because I didn’t have enough eggs to do that...I met with Dr Davis for the initial consultation, which included a sit down session in which he reviewed and discussed my prior medical records...he also did a physical exam including a breast exam. He also performed the hysterosalpingogram. After that, most of the contact with Dr. Davis was by phone or communications through his dedicated nursing staff. He always explained his reasoning and sounded hopeful without making any promises.
Surprisingly, even when waiting room [at Weill Cornell Medical College] was full, it went quickly. They opened at 6:30am. Sometimes I got there late, ie 9am and it was still possible to do monitoring at that later hour...You will not meet with your doctor each time. For the early part of your monitoring, it will be done by a fellow (usually in their first year). As it gets closer to retrieval, you will be seen by an attending. For the actual retrieval, there is a rotation of attendings.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I met with Dr Davis for the initial consultation, which included a sit down session in which he reviewed and discussed my prior medical records I had faxed to his office earlier. At the initial visit he also did a physical exam including a breast exam. He also performed the hysterosalpingogram. After that, most of the contact with Dr. Davis was by phone or communications through his dedicated nursing staff. He always explained his reasoning and sounded hopeful without making any promises.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be on time.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
My issue was diminished ovarian reserve and being a non responder to the treatment. So we kept trying ... when I didn’t produce more than 1-2 Follicles, he said that he’d be willing to go for single egg retrieval. We kept On going and eventually Went for 2 follicle retrieval, and I hadtwo 3-day embryos Transferred But it didn’t take, possibly because I had to get treated for a severe yeast infection during that cycle, after the embryo transfer. We kept on going, had endometrial co-culture and eventually got to 3 follicles, 3 embryos transferred, and a singleton pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Elizabeth Lewis)
Nurses doing phlebotomy ere quick, wait was never that long.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
You will not meet with your doctor each time. For the early part of your monitoring, it will be done by a fellow (usually in their first year). As it gets closer to retrieval, you will be seen by an attending. For the actual retrieval, there is a rotation of attendings.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Surprisingly, even when waiting room was full, it went quickly. They opened at 6:30am. Sometimes I got there late, ie 9am and it was still possible to do monitoring at that later hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
All was covered by insurance except for endometrial coculture ($1000) and the fetal ultrasounds ($400 per ultrasound).
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He said that at my age (41 at the time) more embryos transferred was best and would increase my chances of getting pregnant. He did not recommend PGD, possibly because I didn’t have enough eggs to do that.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
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2014 - 2016, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 44 - 46
5 IUI
5 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Graphic Designer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Upon my first meeting he [Dr. Owen Davis] was already read up on my whole chart and practically recited to me. He listened to all my questions and concerns and was very optimistic and hopeful as we proceeded. Although nothing was ever guaranteed he did say anything can happen and that kept me in good spirits. I always felt there was a genuine concern for me as a patient. He followed up with calls after every procedure to make sure I was ok.
Elizabeth [a nurse at Weill Cornell] was available for my many questions. I did not see her that often though but it was not necessary. Mostly needed her for questions on protocol, etc. All of the nurses were warm and welcoming to me.... All I remember was we used lower doses of meds which resulted in 4-5 very good embryos each IVF cycle. My first dr/hospital used very high meds and only produced 1-2 eggs both times. Dr Davis took the time to see what was best for my body as opposed to some cookie cutter protocol.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Upon my first meeting he was already read up on my whole chart and practically recited to me. He listened to all my questions and concerns and was very optimistic and hopeful as we proceeded. Although nothing was ever guaranteed he did say anything can happen and that kept me in good spirits. I always felt there was a genuine concern for me as a patient. He followed up with calls after every procedure to make sure I was ok.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He talks fast so pay attention! He is very open so ask him anything
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He took the time to explain everything. He was very realistic but always encouraging. He was always available if I had a question and called to follow up after both of my miscarriages with genuine concern
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
All I remember was we used lower doses of meds which resulted in 4-5 very good embryos each IVF cycle. My first dr/hospital used very high meds and only produced 1-2 eggs both times. Dr Davis took the time to see what was best for my body as opposed to some cookie cutter protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Elizabeth Ann Prusiewicz)
Elizabeth was available for my many questions. I did not see her that often though but it was not necessary. Mostly needed her for questions on protocol, etc. All of the nurses were warm and welcoming to me.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
I believe they have the best Drs. I liked all of them. It was a very busy place in the morning when you are there for bloodwork and sometimes could wait up to an hour, sometimes just 10 min. There's no way to know. Everyone was friendly and compassionate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
it was a very busy room however they moved it along pretty quickly. Some morning you wait an hour some just 10 min, no way to tell so you have to come prepared with patience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
unfortunately insurance in CT was not covered for me so I payed everything out of pocket. He does not take insurance for his appt's either. The cost were astronomical!
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
we put back in all 4 embryos every time. I wish maybe we tried to freeze a couple but I did what he suggested as he felt it upped the odds of success.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2015, 16 Eggs Frozen
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10
Age 33
1 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I am a scientifically oriented person, and I found that a few other doctors who I consulted with really glossed over the data, when I wanted to hear hard credible facts. Dr. Davis respected me and provided the information I wanted. He is compassionate but also got right to the point. And most importantly, I have full trust in his medical abilities. I was never scared that I was going to be overstimulated, because Dr. Davis and his team made it seem like they were doing an excellent job of monitoring me closely. I was not a complicated case, so maybe this isn't all due to Dr. Davis' skill, but I got a beautiful result, more than I eve
I really liked Dr. Davis, but I also really liked and respected the entire team at Cornell. This is important because you don't often see your own doctor - you see whomever is in charge of monitoring hours on a given morning, and the doctor who does your retrieval is whomever happens to be on call that day. So I only saw Dr. Davis for my initial consult and one time when he happened to be doing monitoring hours. But I thought that all of the nurses and doctors at Cornell were excellent. Everything went exactly as described, all of the staff were 100% on top of giving me clear instructions every day, and I never had to wonder what was going on or feel like I didn't know what to do next. Dr. Davis himself is great. He took a lot of time to explain the options to me, and provided data on probability of success in detailed terms that I really appreciated. I am a scientifically oriented person, and I found that a few other doctors who I consulted with really glossed over the data, when I wanted to hear hard credible facts. Dr. Davis respected me and provided the information I wanted. He is compassionate but also got right to the point. And most importantly, I have full trust in his medical abilities. I was never scared that I was going to be overstimulated, because Dr. Davis and his team made it seem like they were doing an excellent job of monitoring me closely. I was not a complicated case, so maybe this isn't all due to Dr. Davis' skill, but I got a beautiful result, more than I even expected, with basically no side effects. I was just thrilled that I decided to do elective egg retrieval and freezing, and I would 110% recommend Dr. Davis and Cornell to anyone else considering it.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I really liked Dr. Davis, but I also really liked and respected the entire team at Cornell. This is important because you don't often see your own doctor - you see whomever is in charge of monitoring hours on a given morning, and the doctor who does your retrieval is whomever happens to be on call that day. So I only saw Dr. Davis for my initial consult and one time when he happened to be doing monitoring hours. But I thought that all of the nurses and doctors at Cornell were excellent. Everything went exactly as described, all of the staff were 100% on top of giving me clear instructions every day, and I never had to wonder what was going on or feel like I didn't know what to do next. Dr. Davis himself is great. He took a lot of time to explain the options to me, and provided data on probability of success in detailed terms that I really appreciated. I am a scientifically oriented person, and I found that a few other doctors who I consulted with really glossed over the data, when I wanted to hear hard credible facts. Dr. Davis respected me and provided the information I wanted. He is compassionate but also got right to the point. And most importantly, I have full trust in his medical abilities. I was never scared that I was going to be overstimulated, because Dr. Davis and his team made it seem like they were doing an excellent job of monitoring me closely. I was not a complicated case, so maybe this isn't all due to Dr. Davis' skill, but I got a beautiful result, more than I even expected, with basically no side effects. I was just thrilled that I decided to do elective egg retrieval and freezing, and I would 110% recommend Dr. Davis and Cornell to anyone else considering it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Set aside time to do some research on where to obtain the drugs - first have the Cornell nurse call them in to see if your health insurance will cover them, and if not, research a pharmacy with the best retail price. The Cornell team does not help that much with this part, so you'll need to spend some time on it. Also, do attend the "training" on how to inject yourself. It was worth it to feel more comfortable with starting the injections.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
While Cornell has tons of patients undergoing cycles at any one time, the fact that they process you through their massive system didn't make me feel like a number - I appreciated that they had such a system, which made things efficient and move quickly! In his consultation with me, Dr. Davis truly listened, and was willing to take as much time as I needed to answer my questions and discuss my options. He is truly a caring doctor as well as being brilliant.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Dr. Davis used a basic protocol for me, with Menopur and Gonal-F to stimulate, followed by another drug to suppress ovulation starting halfway through, followed by a single trigger shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Instructions were always left on time, always very clear, and it was easy to get someone to call me back if I had a question. I didn't have just one nurse though - it varied a lot from day to day. But I was OK with that.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Tribeca location usually didn't have a long wait if you got there right when it opened. UES location did always have a long wait, but tons of people were there in the waiting room, so it appeared to be moving as fast as it possibly could.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
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Doctor
Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2014 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
2 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had complications along the way, specifically a very dangerous ectopic pregnancy. I could get ahold of Dr. Davis any time I needed to. He responded quickly to all of my inquiries. He set face to face meetings on very short notice when they were warranted. He provided great patient care....Dr. Davis does not accept insurance, so you must pay for all of his services (initial consultation $600?, hysteroscopy $5,000?, hsg ???, confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound $750??) in full before they are rendered.
Cornell is a large center. I feared there could be a chance of feeling like a number. But, I had complications along the way, specifically a very dangerous ectopic pregnancy. I could get ahold of Dr. Davis any time I needed to. There were times when the billing department did not send the necessary forms, and when contacted acted put out by the request. The clinic as a whole was participating in my insurance, so IVF and monitoring were all paid directly from insurance to the clinic and I did not have to pay out of pocket. I believe IVF with ICSI and cryopreservation of embryos is approximately $16,000 per round plus medications.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr. Davis is very knowledgeable and is able to convey all information clearly. He is soft spoken, but confident. He prepared me for each upcoming event so I knew what to expect. He answered any and all questions I had throughout the 14 months I was his patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Ask questions so that you understand each procedure
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Cornell is a large center. I feared there could be a chance of feeling like a number. But, I had complications along the way, specifically a very dangerous ectopic pregnancy. I could get ahold of Dr. Davis any time I needed to. He responded quickly to all of my inquiries. He set face to face meetings on very short notice when they were warranted. He provided great patient care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Elizabeth)
Elizabeth would call each day during monitoring and provide all pertinent information in a clear and concise way. She was able to answer many questions for me and if she couldn't answer a question she would put me in contact with Dr. Davis immediately.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is a large clinic. Some days the wait time is long for monitoring, but the earlier you arrive the shorter the wait time.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The monitoring staff works quickly to get you in and out each day. The waiting area is comfortable and spacious enough for everyone to have a seat while waiting.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Davis does not accept insurance, so you must pay for all of his services (initial consultation $600?, hysteroscopy $5,000?, hsg ???, confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound $750??) in full before they are rendered. Then the billing department is to send you paperwork to submit to insurance for reimbursement. There were times when the billing department did not send the necessary forms, and when contacted acted put out by the request. The clinic as a whole was participating in my insurance, so IVF and monitoring were all paid directly from insurance to the clinic and I did not have to pay out of pocket. I believe IVF with ICSI and cryopreservation of embryos is approximately $16,000 per round plus medications.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
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2015, Successful
7
9
Age 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Davis is a wonderful Doctor. I loved the fact that he always had a plan....The only negative aspect of my experience was that I felt he considered me as an easy case since I was young and did not investigate why I was not getting pregnant before starting me on fertility treatment. After 2 failed iui and 2 failed ivf he decided to perform a histeroscopy and found out I had a polyp- after the procedure I did my final ivf and got pregnant. I wish I had done the histeroscopy before starting with treatments
My nurse [at Cornell Fertility] was not very accessible. I am not from ny so I was doing an out of town cycle and struggle to communicating with her, getting orders and prescriptions. when I was 6 weeks pregnant I started bleeding and called the emergency line. They never got back to me, just sent me an email asking how bad was the bleeding - at that point I was already on the emergency room (thankfully it was a SCH that have already resolved)
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Dr Davis is a wonderful Doctor. I loved the fact that he always had a plan. I was devastated after all my failed cycles and he was able to give me confidence that he knew what he was doing and that it would work out well. I would definitely recommend him for anyone dealing with infertility, specially for people with difficult diagnosis. The only negative aspect of my experience was that I felt he considered me as an easy case since I was young and did not investigate why I was not getting pregnant before starting me on fertility treatment. After 2 failed iui and 2 failed ivf he decided to perform a histeroscopy and found out I had a polyp- after the procedure I did my final ivf and got pregnant. I wish I had done the histeroscopy before starting with treatments
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be prepared to spend a lot of money but in my opinion, it is worth the investment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
The interactions I had with dr. Davis were great. He knew my records pretty well and always had a plan or next step, which gave me a lot of confidence that I would get pregnant eventually- he made me fell as a human not a number. However, those interactions were only in the first appointment and after failed cycles, in between all my interactions were with the nurses and then I felt like a number.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
For the iui I had used clomid and then they performed the insemination. Ivf- birth control pills, low dosage of menopur and follistim. He added ganerelix when my eggs started to getting mature. Follow the retrieval I started the pio shots. For the frozen cycles I used birth control pills, lupron, estrogen patches and pio shots
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My nurse was not very accessible. I am not from ny so I was doing an out of town cycle and struggle to communicating with her, getting orders and prescriptions. when I was 6 weeks pregnant I started bleeding and called the emergency line. They never got back to me, just sent me an email asking how bad was the bleeding - at that point I was already on the emergency room (thankfully it was a SCH that have already resolved)
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic is amazing. I have only great thinks to talk about it: the structure is great, process, technology used. The only down side is that due to the amount of patients you can wait for a long time to be monitored
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
The clinic monitors their patients early in the morning. Due to the number of patients the waiting time can be very long depending on the time you arrive - the earlier the shorter waiting time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I have paid everything out of pocket and it costed me approximately $30k (1 iui, 1 fresh ivf cycle, 2 FET and histeroscopy)
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Since I was doing an out of town cycle I had a few issues on getting bloodwork orders and perscriptions
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Owen Davis
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9
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2012 - 2013, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
European
Income $500K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I traveled from DC to see him....I couldn't believe how much time he had spent with my file before sitting down with us. He also began by addressing why he thought I was experiencing the miscarriages. He didn't try to push more IVF until he had determined why the miscarriages were occurring.
I would say that the practice is large and other doctors often perform retrievals, monitor progress, etc. on a rotation. But the doctors at Weill Cornell are all exceptional, so it didn't cause concern. Dr. Davis was always available by email or phone if I felt I needed to check in with him.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I credit him with the birth of my twin girls and could not have been happier with my choice. He is a brilliant doctor -- creative and always trying to find the right solution for his patient, not what works for most patients. He did a hysteroscopy on me to look at my uterus before starting fertility treatments, suspecting that I may have some scarring that was preventing implantation. And he was right -- I have significant scarring from a D&C the year before that my previous doctor had never thought to look for. He promptly returned my calls and was thoughtful in answering all my questions. And he treated me like an individual -- I always felt as though I had very personal care. I cannot recommend him highly enough. If there is any weakness, I would say that the practice is large and other doctors often perform retrievals, monitor progress, etc. on a rotation. But the doctors at Weill Cornell are all exceptional, so it didn't cause concern. Dr. Davis was always available by email or phone if I felt I needed to check in with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
I traveled from DC to see him. Don't rule him out just because you live outside of New York, if you have hit a wall with physicians in your city and your personal/work life allows for travel. He's the best and is worth the trip.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
After leaving a doctor who never remembered my name and made little attempt to address my problems -- low ovarian reserve and recurring pregnancy loss (3 miscarriages) -- I arrived for a consult with Dr. Davis with low expectations. He sat with my husband and me for probably an hour and a half, repeating my medical history from memory. I couldn't believe how much time he had spent with my file before sitting down with us. He also began by addressing why he thought I was experiencing the miscarriages. He didn't try to push more IVF until he had determined why the miscarriages were occurring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Elizabeth)
Elizabeth was very responsive and experienced.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
There was a morning window, so I could go when convenient. The waiting area is very busy, so that does not feel personal at all, but they were orderly and efficient and the wait was not excessive. The waiting area has comfortable seats, water and plenty of reading materials.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
10
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2006 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 42 - 47
IUI
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
And most importantly, he [Dr. Owen Davis] was willing to take me on as a patient when no one else at any of the major fertility centers in NYC, Boston, SF, or Baltimore would (because I was 42, and had very poor ovarian reserve and endometriosis), and he was willing to keep trying for years despite terrible odds until he really thought my chances of conceiving with my own egg had become impossible and was no longer comfortable continuing to try. And even then, when I requested going back to doing unmedicated IUIs so as not to waste even a single chance while awaiting donor eggs, he was willing to listen to me and do them. Thank goodness! Because on the second one I got pregnant with my wonderful, normal, healthy son!
Biggest strength [at Cornell] is that the were willing to take me and made it all happen and were pleasant and efficient about it. Biggest weakness was one obnoxious phlebotomist. I hate the relatively new (done because of HIPAA) practice throughout Cornell of calling people by their first name and last initial when they call out for you in the waiting room as though we were all in kindergarten, but that's not their fault. I'd prefer they either ask me what I'd like to be called, or just have us all take a number like they do at the deli.
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
As I said, he's kind, respectful, and provides as much detail as one wants to know about one's treatment. And most importantly, he was willing to take me on as a patient when no one else at any of the major fertility centers in NYC, Boston, SF, or Baltimore would (because I was 42, and had very poor ovarian reserve and endometriosis), and he was willing to keep trying for years despite terrible odds until he really thought my chances of conceiving with my own egg had become impossible and was no longer comfortable continuing to try. And even then, when I requested going back to doing unmedicated IUIs so as not to waste even a single chance while awaiting donor eggs, he was willing to listen to me and do them. Thank goodness! Because on the second one I got pregnant with my wonderful, normal, healthy son!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Be as relaxed and nonchalant about it as you can possibly be, and keep trying. That's when it happens.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He's kind, respectful, and provides as much detail as one wants to know about one's treatment. The staff were lovely, too (with the exception of one obnoxious phlebotomist).
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Dr. D told me it was extremely unlikely (maybe a 1% chance) that I would be able to conceive with my own eggs but that he was willing to try.  We did one or two unmedicated IUIs (with 1 chemical pregnancy), 4-6 medicated IUIs (with various doses of Clomid, an HCG trigger, and IM Progesterone after; 1 chemical pregnancy), and 7 or 8 IVF cycles (with various doses of Menopur and Follistim +/- Ganirelix; best cycle, which was early on, got 8 follicles otherwise 1-3; did 2-3 retrievals and only 1 transfer that didn't work).  He then told me that since I was now over 45 and had even worse ovarian function, getting pregnant with my own eggs would now be virtually impossible, and I should consider adoption or donor eggs.  I agreed to move to donor eggs, but said that while we were doing all we needed to do to make that happen, I wanted to go back to doing unmedicated IUIs on every possible cycle I could, so as not to waste even a single, potentially good egg while waiting.  He agreed to do it because I insisted, but swore it would never work. The second one resulted in a normal healthy son. He repeated the pregnancy test before calling me with the positive result because he didn’t believe it!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They were very good and pleasant. The nurses/PAs who did most of my IUIs (Dr. Davis did a few, too) were lovely.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Biggest strength is that the were willing to take me and made it all happen and were pleasant and efficient about it. Biggest weakness was one obnoxious phlebotomist. I hate the relatively new (done because of HIPAA) practice throughout Cornell of calling people by their first name and last initial when they call out for you in the waiting room as though we were all in kindergarten, but that's not their fault. I'd prefer they either ask me what I'd like to be called, or just have us all take a number like they do at the deli.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I think an unmedicated IUI including tv u/s was about $400. IVF came out to somewhere between $20-40k depending on what we did. I honestly don't recall the details. A few cycles were covered by my insurance, the rest I paid myself. It was expensive and it was a long time ago.
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
We never got enough for this to be an issue. But I would never have transferred more than 2.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
Operations
Scheduling
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2004 - 2010, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 40
5 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Davis] talks fast, but explains everything, and doesn't sugar-coat. I am a scientific professional and I want to be given accurate information -- and I was. I was a surprisingly challenging patient -- came in as obstructive male factor, but stimmed like 5 years older than I actually was -- so we did some crazy estrogen-priming protocol when I was still 37 and it WORKED for kid #2. Plus: he's super kind...
[Weill Cornell - U East] Strengths: unbelievably strong medical team & lab. Weaknesses: they're a big operation & necessarily run like one....They stayed in contact & supported when we needed them...Listen closely. Don't be afraid to ask questions. He will answer e-mail but keep yours short; his will be too. There's no one like him for aging ovaries. I owe my two children to him...
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He talks fast, but explains everything, and doesn't sugar-coat. I am a scientific professional and I want to be given accurate information -- and I was. I was a surprisingly challenging patient -- came in as obstructive male factor, but stimmed like 5 years older than I actually was -- so we did some crazy estrogen-priming protocol when I was still 37 and it WORKED for kid #2. Plus: he's super kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Listen closely. Don't be afraid to ask questions. He will answer e-mail but keep yours short; his will be too. There's no one like him for aging ovaries. I owe my two children to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
During my first cycle at Cornell. my mother died unexpectedly the day before I was supposed to start stims. Dr. Davis, and the entire staff, could not have been more kind. They held me on Lupron for a week and we decided to cycle. Cancelling would have been devastating -- I had to travel to cycle -- and it was the right thing to do, and they gently supported me through it. That cycle was successful. I love this clinic, & especially Dr. Davis.
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
Starting off: age 34, obstructive male factor & two failures at an Ohio clinic. (Sperm was frozen when I was 32 & we had a fixed number of vials that were shipped from Ohio to NYC; my husband could not tolerate another operation.) We did vanilla long Lupron, moderate stims, endometrial co-culture, success. Came back at age 37 & tried same long Lupron protocol; low response but did make it to transfer, negative. Then microdose Lupron; cycle cancelled for lack of response. Then estrogen priming & giant stim dose; still endometrial co-culture; success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Weill Cornell Medical College.
They stayed in contact & suported when we needed them. This was when I had first gotten a smartphone & was still amazed at how useful texts could be...the appointment coordinator for the co-culture biopsies was super helpful.
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: unbelievably strong medical team & lab. Weaknesses: they're a big operation & necessarily run like one. (But if you think those compare in weight? That's your problem. Also: I grew up in NY and generally value competence & efficiency over politeness. So I'm happy when institutions I work with agree.)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Cattle call, but comfortable. Much more efficient than time slot appointments would have been.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Oh gosh. I think we spent over 100K total, for 6 cycles at 2 clinics, and certainly the bulk of that was at Cornell. No insurance coverage. The year we did 3 cycles I think we had over 50K in medical expenses on our tax returns.
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Owen Davis
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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10
Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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2016 - 2019, Successful
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9
Age 32 - 35
2 IVF
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Owen Davis] was great, I got the results I wanted! He probably could have been warmer but he was very nice...He was more open to multiples than I was but didn’t push them or really even recommend them to me...explained everything clearly, always asked if I had questions...I went to him because he was recommended by my ob so it was more important to me to be going to a great dr than to have a dr who was my friend
They [nurses at Weill Cornell Medical College] were all nice but didn’t always fully answer questions which could be frustrating, also sometimes it was hard to know when my meds were really called in...I had an issue with getting meds from one of the nurses...I also had a transfer that I am sure was botched as it was painful because the dr poked my uterus with the catheter...all my other transfers were easy... [staff is] not always warm and fuzzy or transparent in terms of which dr does the retrieval/transfer and what their success rate is. As a patient spending tons of money, I want to have a say in who is actually performing the procedures
How was your experience with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was great, I got the results I wanted! He probably could have been warmer but he was very nice and I went to him because he was recommended by my ob so it was more important to me to be going to a great dr than to have a dr who was my friend
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
Know that at Cornell you are mostly talking to the nurses and your dr is in charge of your treatment but not necessarily the retrievals/transfers which can be stressful
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Owen Davis at Weill Cornell Medical College?
He was very nice, explained everything clearly, always asked if I had questions
Describe the protocols Owen Davis used in your cycles at Weill Cornell Medical College and their degree of success.
I don’t remember exactly
Describe your experience with your nurse at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
They were all nice but didn’t always fully answer questions which could be frustrating, also sometimes it was hard to know when my meds were really called in
Describe your experience with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Strengths: great doctors Weaknesses: not always warm and fuzzy or transparent in terms of which dr does the retrieval/transfer and what their success rate is. As a patient spending tons of money, I want to have a say in who is actually performing the procedures
Describe Owen Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He was more open to multiples than I was but didn’t push them or really even recommend them to me
What specific things went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Weill Cornell Medical College.
I had an issue with getting meds from one of the nurses I also had a transfer that I am sure was botched as it was painful because the dr poked my uterus with the catheter (it was not dr Davis who did this) and all my other transfers were easy
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Owen Davis
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Upper East Side
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