Pinar Hatice Kodaman

Yale University

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

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

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Medical School
Yale
Residency
Yale
Fellowship
Yale
Pinar Hatice Kodaman works at

Yale University
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 19%7.9

At 3 offices

Guilford
385 Church St
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 785-4708
New Haven
150 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-4708
Westport
125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 341-8899
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2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
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Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
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Unsuccessful
Dr. Kodaman is unreachable. You cannot call her. You cannot message her. At my initial consult I was told that Dr. Kodaman would be performing my procedures but that fellows would perform monitoring. I had 2 IUIs (a 3rd that was canceled), and 2 IVF egg retrievals and subsequent embryo transfers and she wasn’t at a single one. At our initial consult she was positive and Very informative...she shuffles you out of her office, doesn’t return her own emails (a nurse does), and doesn’t have a direct number to reach her at...
At this office [Yale University] you are assigned a time and expected to show up. That time is between 7am and 8:30am. When you arrive you are literally assigned a number that they call out - like cattle. You’re shuffled through the office as a number. Most nurses and doctors don’t care to learn your name...schedule appointments even when you don’t know if you’ll need them because otherwise you’re out right back into the waiting list (3 months long) with everyone else - new and returning patients...
How was your experience with Pinar Hatice Kodaman at Yale University?
Dr. Kodaman is unreachable. You cannot call her. You cannot message her. At my initial consult I was told that Dr. Kodaman would be performing my procedures but that fellows would perform monitoring. I had 2 IUIs (a 3rd that was canceled), and 2 IVF egg retrievals and subsequent embryo transfers and she wasn’t at a single one. At our initial consult she was positive and Very informative and I was very hopeful. Beyond that visit, she had been a completely different person - she shuffles you out of her office, doesn’t return her own emails (a nurse does), and doesn’t have a direct number to reach her at.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pinar Hatice Kodaman at Yale University?
Be aggressive in scheduling appointments - schedule appointments even when you don’t know if you’ll need them because otherwise you’re out right back into the waiting list (3 months long) with everyone else - new and returning patients. Also, if you can, switch doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pinar Hatice Kodaman at Yale University?
At this office you are assigned a time and expected to show up. That time is between 7am and 8:30am. When you arrive you are literally assigned a number that they call out - like cattle. You’re shuffled through the office as a number. Most nurses and doctors don’t care to learn your name.
Describe the protocols Pinar Hatice Kodaman used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
For each of our IUI cycles we stimmed with Letrozole and then trigger shot of Ovidrel when ready. IUI number one I produced 3-4 large follicles and we were told (by a fellow- not Dr. K) that we were in jeopardy of having to cancel our cycle because of too many. In the end we agreed to do selective- fetus reduction if we were to get pregnant with anything more than twins. First IUI was unsuccessful. We were required to wait a month and then started a second IUI cycle with the same exact process. This cycle seemed to be better timed and again was unsuccessful. Our third cycle was canceled because of poor follicle development. I never had any reach 18mm. It’s important to note that Dr. Kodaman did not perform any of my IUIs. One was performed by a fellow & one performed by an APRN. After the third failed IUI cycle, we switched to IVF. Our IVF cycles (2) were both identical in the strategies used. We stimmed with Menopur and Follistim with Ganirelix as an antagonist. My first egg retrieval produced 11 eggs and 3 embryos. We transferred one and only one made it to freeze on day 6. My transfer for our first was HORRENDOUS. Dr. Kodaman didn’t order a mock transfer be done during retrieval. She also wasn’t at the transfer. My transfer was performed by Dr. Carson. I had an anxiety attack after 15 minutes of her poking my cervix and not being able to get the catheter through. I said “I think I’m going to pass out” and she rolled her eyes and was so inconvenienced. Our transfer failed. Our 2nd round was similar - we produced 15 eggs and 4 embryos. Dr. Kodaman did order Lorazepam for our send transfer to help with anxiety and it was smoother. It was performed by Dr. Kallen, who was awesome. Dr. Kodaman will prescribe Endomentrin for progesterone and not a PIO shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Yale University.
The first faces you see when you check in are generally unfriendly. After that when you’re shuffled back to blood draw, Joyce and Kree are amazing!! Joyce was at my first retrieval and Kree was at my second and they were both amazing. They are the nurses you see most frequently. Marie was another awesome nurse. She works at the Guilford office, so you likely won’t see her often - but she is a joy. There are several other nurses that are present for ultrasounds that are pretty cold. The nurses that respond to emails (Erica and Jamie) are cold, rude, and unhelpful.
Describe your experience with Yale University.
Some nurses are good and the fellows (Dr. Haan and Dr. Glenn) are amazing. I honestly love Dr. Glenn. She is incredibly compassionate. However, the clinic doesn’t give a rats behind if you get pregnant. They’re unorganized, cold, unprofessional. If you have Yale Health Insurance, unfortunately you won’t have a choice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pinar Hatice Kodaman at Yale University.
We have Yale Health Insurance so our coverage was 100%. All we paid for was cryopreservation- $1,500. The cost if we didn’t have insurance was $36,000
Describe Pinar Hatice Kodaman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
We asked for her to transfer multiple embryos for our second transfer and she denied our request - blaming it on insurance, which is not true.
What specific things went wrong at Yale University?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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