Philip Marcus

Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility

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Medical SchoolUSC
ResidencyUSC/LAC Medical Center
Twin Cities-Edina
6405 France Avenue Suite W400
Edina, MN 55435
952-920-2730
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Philip Marcus to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.6
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.2
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.2
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 85%Don't recommend: 15%9
7 assessments
  • 85% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
9
Age
27 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Immunological
9
Dr. Marcus takes quite a bit of time to explain everything to the patient and really allows for good communication. He also would reschedule his day to fit me in for my D&C’s...was brilliant at diagnosing me and a wonderful surgeon for my endometriosis. He was willing to try treatments to address my recurrent miscarriages and was willing to look into all kinds of testing to determine the cause. The only negative would be that his appointments tended to run later and I would often have to wait for him, however this was due to the amount of time spent with his patients.
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Age
27 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Immunological
9
How was your experience with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
Dr. Marcus was brilliant at diagnosing me and a wonderful surgeon for my endometriosis. He was willing to try treatments to address my recurrent miscarriages and was willing to look into all kinds of testing to determine the cause. The only negative would be that his appointments tended to run later and I would often have to wait for him, however this was due to the amount of time spent with his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
He’s a wonderful Dr. and surgeon And through all of the difficulties we’ve had we always trusted that he his part he was doing everything for the best plan of care. I would suggest however planning your appointments to take longer than at other clinics.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
Dr. Marcus takes quite a bit of time to explain everything to the patient and really allows for good communication. He also would reschedule his day to fit me in for my D&C’s.
Describe the protocols Philip Marcus used in your cycles at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Marcus performed a Tula laparoscopies and excised my endometriosis. On my second pregnancy after my first loss Dr. Marcus put me on progesterone and baby aspirin. On my last loss to address immune issuesDr. Marcus put me on prednisone, Progesterone, Lovenox and baby aspirin. That pregnancy ended in a trace on me for so was not a good gauge of if the immune treatment would have worked.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Overall the nursing staff was very competent, officiant with providing any results, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
Dr. Marcus has limited days So his schedule could be booked out for awhile sometimes up to a month. The front desk staff has always been great at trying to find appointments at work or reschedule if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
Most of my costs were covered under insurance.
9
Doctor
Philip Marcus
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility
Twin Cities-Edina
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Dr. Marcus, he would take so much time to listen to my concerns and describe to me the treatment and path we were moving towards and everything that needed to happen.... I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (PO) and my husband (age 29-30 throughout this period of time) was diagnosed with a bit of male factor infertility.... So the best path forward was to use medications to get my ovaries to grow mature follicles and ovulate and then do an IUI to ensure the best sperm could reach hopefully a viable egg.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
How was your experience with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
Dr. Marcus knows what he's doing, he may be a bit arrogant and talks a lot, but he really does know what he's doing and if says he'll get you pregnant, I have learned to believe him. He said I would be pregnant within 3 successful cycles and voila, I was pregnant within 3 successful cycles and now have my beautiful baby daughter (it took 8 months to get three successful cycles due to not knowing how my body would react to the meds). I have recommended two close friends go see him. He is the best of the best in the Twin Cities. My sister in law saw him and she had to do IVF, and while his clinic doesn't perform them, he told her to go right to IVF instead of leading her down the wrong path so his clinic could financially benefit. He is extremely trustworthy and up front.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
You sometimes have to wait a long time to see him when you have an appointment, but it's because he takes so much time with his patients. and you so appreciate it when you are on the receiving end. Look around the ego, he's the best.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
When meeting with Dr. Marcus, he would take so much time to listen to my concerns and describe to me the treatment and path we were moving towards and everything that needed to happen. I felt so taken care of.
Describe the protocols Philip Marcus used in your cycles at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility and their degree of success.
I was 28-29 years old throughout what I described below. After some initial ultrasounds and testing in April and May of 2016, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (PO) and my husband (age 29-30 throughout this period of time) was diagnosed with a bit of male factor infertility. Important to note, I was not diagnosed with PCOS. Only Polycystic Ovaries. I didn't have the other signs that would lead to a PCOS diagnosis. So the best path forward was to use medications to get my ovaries to grow mature follicles and ovulate and then do an IUI to ensure the best sperm could reach hopefully a viable egg. I swear I have the most stubborn polycystic ovaries. We initially tried Letrozole and I was able to grow 1 mature follicle for my first cycle, ovulate with Ovidrel and do an IUI. It did not result in a pregnancy. We tried two more Letrozole cycles that both ended up being cancelled. I didn't grow a mature follicle with Letrozole again. So we decided to move on to injectables. I did a laparoscopy first to ensure I didn't have other issues with my lady parts. Everything looked perfect. I just had PO. Our first cycle of injectable meds was cancelled. With having PO and using injectable meds for the first time, Dr. Marcus and team had to be conservative and start the med dosage low, since you never know how your body will react. It can be a delicate balance because your docs don't want you to overstimulate which can land you in the hospital. So for that first cycle of injectables, I was unable to grow a mature follicle. The first cycle for me was a good lessons learned cycle... the doctors were able to understand how my body reacts to these meds and course correct. For my second injectable cycle, we started with 75 Menopur days 3-7 and added incremental follistim days 8-15 (ended at 125iu) on top of the Menopur. With daily ultrasounds and monitoring closely, I grew 3 mature follicles and triggered all 3 mature follicles via Ovidrel and completed an IUI. Two weeks later, I took a positive pregnancy test. 9 months later I delivered a healthy, beautiful baby girl who is turning 6 months old as I write this. We have so much more joy and love in our life than I ever thought possible. Now, we are beginning to wrap our minds around the fact that we will be dealing with our infertility again in the future, probably within the next year to hopefully try for another baby and provide our daughter a sibling. While I know I have a pretty good story compared to others, having a child within 5 assisted cycles, at the time, it was extremely emotionally painful and hard. I was a mess and looking at that process again gives me a bit of PTSD, but realizing I'm up for the battle again soon.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Once Dr. Marcus had his plan in place, the nurses really managed your experience and they seemed almost as invested in my journey as I was. especially for me with polycystic ovaries, I had to go in and do ultrasounds almost every day when I was in injectable meds. We really got to know each other. And then some of the same nurses did my ultrasounds for my daughter in utero.
Describe your experience with Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
You really understand your plan, and all the nurses, whoever you talk to, understands your plan and works with you to get pregnant, stay pregnant and deliver a health baby. Yes, I was able to stay with this clinic from infertility to delivering my baby. It was a phenomenal experience. Everyone I encountered was a positive experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
Most of my appointments with Dr. Marcus were covered by insurance. What cost the most money (when I ran out of my annual infertility allowance of $2,000) was the almost daily ultrasounds for each cycle ($300 each ultrasound out of pocket) and then the injectable meds - probably cost about $1,500 each cycle.
Describe Philip Marcus's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
Not applicable to me
10
Doctor
Philip Marcus
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility
Twin Cities-Edina
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Immunological, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Philip Marcus] took the time to listen and care for us, even though it made his appointments running super behind...Loved his bold and candidness. He is just the best out there for endometriosis and aggressive treatment. We seem to currently be on the recurring loss/immunity issue where he isn't as much of an expert, but very willing to try all types of drugs to help...Be prepared for him to be SUPER behind, like hours...It is a OBGYN office, so that can be hard dealing with recurring loss with bellies
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Immunological, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
Loved his bold and candidness. He is just the best out there for endometriosis and aggressive treatment. We seem to currently be on the recurring loss/immunity issue where he isn't as much of an expert, but very willing to try all types of drugs to help.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
Be prepared for him to be SUPER behind, like hours.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility?
He took the time to listen and care for us, even though it made his appointments running super behind.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Always great with calling and explaining
Describe your experience with Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
It's great. It is a OBGYN office, so that can be hard dealing with recurring loss with bellies, but still worth it. Also, it's attached to the only parking lot in Edina next to the hospital so it costs $3 to park everytime and race over the skyway. A draw back when you are going in for blood work weekly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Marcus at Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility.
Covered by insurance except for sperm analysis
10
Doctor
Philip Marcus
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Obstetrics Gynecology & Infertility
Twin Cities-Edina
Nursing
Operations
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Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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