Rated 9.9
Strongly recommend: 98%Neutral: 2%9.9
98% strongly recommend
30 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
Humanity

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

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

Communication
9.7
9.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7
7
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
7.4
OK
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Cincinnati
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

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Rachel Ashby works at

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 5%9.1

At 2 offices

Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-4222
Newton
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
(617) 243-5200
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
As a patient, I've had a good experience with Dr. Ashby, despite not being pregnant yet. She doesn't just spit out what we need to do, but talks to us and asks how we are doing during this whole process...Round 1 (birth control pills at beginning, started on follistim injections, then cetrotide injections and follistim injections. Post retrieval/transfer used crinone gel, medrol, estradiol) Round 2 (started on patch, then cetrotidge injections, then once I got my period again, I started on follistim and menipur injections, then added cetrotide injections. Post retrieval/transfer used crinone gel, medrol, estradiol) Round 3 Frozen (birth control pills at beginning, then estradiol, progesterone injections. Post transfer continued on progesterone injections and estradiol) Round 4 (lupron injections, then added follistim injections and then menipur injections. No fertilized eggs)
Nancy, and the entire nursing staff [at Brigham & Women's] are amazing. They were great at explaining the whole process as we were going through it. They always called me back when I left messages with tons of questions. They also helped me deal with a lot of back and forth insurance issues...My insurance covered 90% so we paid $1,000 up front for each round that we started. And then a few additional costs I think.
How was your experience with Rachel Ashby at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
As a patient, I've had a good experience with Dr. Ashby, despite not being pregnant yet. She doesn't just spit out what we need to do, but talks to us and asks how we are doing during this whole process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Ashby at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Ask lots of questions - don't be afraid.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Ashby at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
When my husband and I met with Dr. Ashby, she did not just spit out numbers and facts, she explained this and also asked how we were doing during our treatment. She also walked us through each failed cycle to explain what happened and what we would do differently for future cycles.
Describe the protocols Rachel Ashby used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Round 1 (birth control pills at beginning, started on follistim injections, then cetrotide injections and follistim injections. Post retrieval/transfer used crinone gel, medrol, estradiol) Round 2 (started on patch, then cetrotidge injections, then once I got my period again, I started on follistim and menipur injections, then added cetrotide injections. Post retrieval/transfer used crinone gel, medrol, estradiol) Round 3 Frozen (birth control pills at beginning, then estradiol, progesterone injections. Post transfer continued on progesterone injections and estradiol) Round 4 (lupron injections, then added follistim injections and then menipur injections. No fertilized eggs)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
Nancy, and the entire nursing staff are amazing. They were great at explaining the whole process as we were going through it. They always called me back when I left messages with tons of questions. They also helped me deal with a lot of back and forth insurance issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Ashby at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My insurance covered 90% so we paid $1,000 up front for each round that we started. And then a few additional costs I think.
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Doctor
Rachel Ashby
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Newton
Operations
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