Rachel Weinerman

University Hospitals Fertility Center

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Medical SchoolHarvard Med
ResidencyNYU
FellowshipU of PA
Beachwood
1000 Auburn Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-285-5028
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Rachel Weinerman to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 35%Don't recommend: 18%8.5
6 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 35% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.3
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
8.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.7
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
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 University Hospitals Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 22%8.2
46 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
6
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
I did ask about immunology testing after my 2nd failed IVF cycle and all she [Dr. Weinerman] said was that they don’t do that. No recommendations on where to get it done or explanation as to why she wouldn’t think I needed it. That kind of upset me because I really want to cover all bases before transferring my last embryo. Also during treatment, when I wasn’t responding well to the stims I feel like she waited until the last minute to increase my dose and we only ended up with 3 eggs retrieved both times.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
I have only had contact with Dr. Wienerman twice in person and once over the phone during 6 months of treatment. This seems to be normal though for the clinic. When I did have contact with her she was easy to talk to and laid everything out pretty straightforward. I did ask about immunology testing after my 2nd failed IVF cycle and all she said was that they don’t do that. No recommendations on where to get it done or explanation as to why she wouldn’t think I needed it. That kind of upset me because I really want to cover all bases before transferring my last embryo. Also during treatment, when I wasn’t responding well to the stims I feel like she waited until the last minute to increase my dose and we only ended up with 3 eggs retrieved both times.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Advocate for yourself because they seem to follow a standard protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Most of the time everyone was very friendly and I had no complaints. On one occasion, I was there for a procedure and Dr. Wienerman made it very obvious that she was in a hurry in between cases and got frustrated with staff. It seemed unprofessional and made me nervous that she’d rush through my procedure.
Describe the protocols Rachel Weinerman used in your cycles at University Hospitals Fertility Center and their degree of success.
IVF CYCLE #1: started with BC pills to manipulate my cycle. Began microdose Lupron once my cycle began and continued that until trigger. Stims were Gonal-f 150 twice per day and Menopur 75 once daily. I used HCG trigger. Only had 3 eggs retrieved. 3 fertilied with ICSI. 1 embryo transferred on day 3. The other 2 arrested shortly after day 3. Result- BFN. IVF CYCLE #2: Began clomid on CD5-9. On CD 7 I added Gonal-f 150. A few days before retrieval I used Ganirelix once per day. Triggered with HCG. 3 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized with ICSI. Transferred 2 on day 3 and froze 1 day 5 embryo. Result: BFN
Describe your experience with your nurse at University Hospitals Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Diane or Carol)
Diane and Carol were both excellent. They always called back before the end of the day, usually within a couple of hours. Test results were reviewed before leaving the office or called to me that afternoon. They were always willing to help me with taking care of FMLA paperwork for my job.
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
It is nice that they have an office on the west side of Cleveland. Driving an hour to Beachwood isn’t terrible but the westlake location is wonderful. They get you in and out for monitoring appointments first thing in the morning which is nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
I had phenomenal insurance so I paid $0 out of pocket for both my IVF cycles besides meds. My meds were less than $1000 with insurance for both cycles. Out of pocket cost for self-pay would be approx $10,000 for a full fresh cycle(not including meds) and $2500 for a FET.
Describe Rachel Weinerman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
I had no issues when I requested to transfer 2 embryos during my second cycle.
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Rachel Weinerman
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
University Hospitals Fertility Center
Westlake
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10
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Weinerman entered the picture when I really needed someone who was going to advocate on my behalf....Dr. Weinerman didn't sugarcoat anything, but she still maintained a warm demeanor... From the first time I spoke to her via phone, she said what I needed to hear and genuinely expressed her apologies for the loss of all of my eggs... I felt that I could be myself, honest and vulnerable with her and that I wouldn't be judged.
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
I decided to change physicians to Dr. Weinerman from another doc in the group. Dr. Weinerman entered the picture when I really needed someone who was going to advocate on my behalf. From the first time I spoke to her via phone, she said what I needed to hear and genuinely expressed her apologies for the loss of all of my eggs. She took the time to speak with me and answer my questions at length. I felt that I could be myself, honest and vulnerable with her and that I wouldn't be judged. Dr. Weinerman didn't sugarcoat anything, but she still maintained a warm demeanor, which I also really needed. After talking via phone, she made it a point to meet me during one of my monitoring visits and again spent a substantial amount of time talking with me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
I decided to change physicians and chose Dr. Weinerman. Dr. Weinerman entered the picture when I really needed someone who was going to advocate on my behalf. From the first time I spoke to her via phone, she said what I needed to hear and I could tell she was genuine. She took the time to speak with me and answer my questions at length. Dr. Weinerman didn't sugarcoat anything, but she still maintained a warm demeanor, which I really needed. After talking via phone, she made it a point to meet me during one of my monitoring visits and again spent a substantial amount of time talking with me. Consequently I felt that she viewed me as an individual and a human, not just a number.
Describe the protocols Rachel Weinerman used in your cycles at University Hospitals Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My protocol didn't change with Dr. Weinerman at first. I used follistim, menopur and ganirelix as well as the hcg trigger. I was taking the highest doses and got 8 eggs. For my second cycle with her I asked to alter things and used lupron instead of ganirelix. I got 10 eggs with that cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was a bit more consistent during my third cycle. I had the same nurse for most days. The one con is that she was orienting a new nurse and I wasn't asked if I was ok with that. There was one instance on my second day of monitoring where the nurse said things weren't looking good. She said she would have thought that I would have responded more. She then flipped through my chart to look at a previous cycle and noticed that I was slower to respond during the previous cycle too. Because of this she was not as concerned about the lack of progress noted at that visit. This upset me because had she not jumped to the conclusion that I wasn't responding and instead taken the time to look back at previous cycles she would've known that this finding was not abnormal. This goes back to my previous review of the nurses and how they don't seem to prepare or review your chart before meeting with you. I would argue that I felt more like a number when working with the nurses than a human. The nurses who I worked with during my retrievals on the other hand were great.
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
This clinic has a good reputation for the most part. The clinic is clean. The clinic needs to improve upon organization, and communication in all areas from administrative to nursing and at the physician level.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
Monitoring was fine.
What specific things went wrong at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
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Rachel Weinerman
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6
Clinic
University Hospitals Fertility Center
Beachwood
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9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
Dr. Weinerman met with me for over two hours so she could thoroughly understand my medical history. She asked my opinion and feelings on her treatment plans. She has also called me personally multiple times over the course of my treatment with her, just to check to see how I am doing...Dr. Weinerman has provided reassurance and guidance during a stressful time. While my treatment has so far been unsuccessful, Dr. Weinerman has taken time each month to personally call me to talk through our next steps and options. I feel that she is using her best judgement and trust the choices she is making during our fertility journey.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
I transferred to Dr. Weinerman after struggling with my former clinic because I felt like just a number to them. Dr. Weinerman has provided reassurance and guidance during a stressful time. While my treatment has so far been unsuccessful, Dr. Weinerman has taken time each month to personally call me to talk through our next steps and options. I feel that she is using her best judgement and trust the choices she is making during our fertility journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Make sure that you have time set aside to meet with Dr. Rachel Weinerman. My appointments have been longer than expected each time I've seen her because she takes the time to talk through each step of the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
During my initial visit, Dr. Weinerman met with me for over two hours so she could thoroughly understand my medical history. She asked my opinion and feelings on her treatment plans. She has also called me personally multiple times over the course of my treatment with her, just to check to see how I am doing.
Describe the protocols Rachel Weinerman used in your cycles at University Hospitals Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I saw Dr. Weinerman after I already had one frozen embryo. I had 2 transfers cancelled with a prior doctor because of thin uterine lining and fluid in my lining. Dr. Weinerman prescribed a hormone patch protocol for 2 months to increase my estrogen and thicken my lining. She also suggested a book, The Fertility Diet, and made personal diet suggestions to naturally increase my hormone levels and improve my fertility chances. When the patch protocol did not adequately thicken my lining, Dr. Weinerman prescribed an oral birth control. When again my lining was too thin, Dr. Weinerman suggested a simulated retrieval cycle before my transfer. I am on 150 IU of Menopur nightly and will trigger with HCG. She prescribed Menopur so that I could have a follicle large enough to trigger ovulation and try to trick my uterus into preparing for implantation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University Hospitals Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Madeline )
I was able to meet with my primary nurse the first day I visited the clinic. She has been my primary contact during my monitoring and has called me most often with results. When she is not available, I have felt comfortable with the rest of the nursing staff. There are two ultrasound techs, both of whom are friendly and knowledgeable. The lab tech who draws blood is quiet but has always been efficient. The waiting time during the monitoring process has been longer than expected. There are a limited number of ultrasound wands and each takes 15 minutes to clean between patients. For daily follicle and estrogen monitoring, I have averaged roughly 45 minutes to an hour in the clinic. The nursing staff does take time to go over the ultrasound results in person and calls promptly every afternoon to report estrogen levels.
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
The clinic is clean and in a new hospital, though the waiting room is a bit small. The staff all seem to work well together so the clinic has an inviting feel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
If I had chosen to do a full IVF cycle including retrieval and transfer, the total cost would have been roughly $5000 without medication. The out of pocket cost of an embryo transfer without medication is $2250. Each time I have follicle monitoring and labs, I pay roughly $200 out of pocket.
Describe Rachel Weinerman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
For my current age of 30, Dr. Weinerman suggested transferring only 1 embryo, though if I did have 2 to transfer, she would be open to discussion.
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Doctor
Rachel Weinerman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University Hospitals Fertility Center
Beachwood
Nursing
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8
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
8
Dr weinermen started me out on 100mg of clomid for our first iui which I thought was a lot considering I ovulate on my own already she didn't seem concerned about the dose So I took the clomid as persecuted. The clomid made my ovary swell and I ended up in the hospital because she started me at too high of a dose which I told her nurse I was concerned with. Her office wanted me to take 50mg the second iui and I told them I'm only taking 25mg so I did the 25mg Wich I'm glad because our iui was cancelled anyway.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
8
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Although Dr weinermen took lots of time with us and was very nice she percribed me with too high of a dose of clomid which I even called twice to verify. The clomid made my ovary swell to three times the size and landed me in the hospital. Dr weinermen didn't call me back or seem concerned
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
She's very nice and smart but make sure your question everything you think you should and write everything down
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Dr Rachel weinermen took lots of time with us our first visit and was very kind
Describe the protocols Rachel Weinerman used in your cycles at University Hospitals Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr weinermen started me out on 100mg of clomid for our first iui which I thought was a lot considering I ovulate on my own already she didn't seem concerned about the dose So I took the clomid as persecuted. The clomid made my ovary swell and I ended up in the hospital because she started me at too high of a dose which I told her nurse I was concerned with. Her office wanted me to take 50mg the second iui and I told them I'm only taking 25mg so I did the 25mg Wich I'm glad because our iui was cancelled anyway.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University Hospitals Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Carol)
Carol did our first iui and was very nice. She explained everything and always called me back when I had questions
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
The clinic always calls back and is very organized, clean and updated. They did have the issues with the freezers which is scary but other then that it's been good. They usually can always get me in and our normally on time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
My insurance doesn't cover anything so around 500$
Describe Rachel Weinerman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
Na
What specific things went wrong at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Rachel Weinerman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
University Hospitals Fertility Center
Beachwood
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8
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
8
Dr Weinerman is very compassionate and understanding. She is eager to try new treatments and different ideas. However she and her staff are also very eager to use ivf as a treatment and tend to be pushy about it even if the patient is not in a position to use it.... Use an open mind. She is very compassionate and willing to help. She tends to a dress one matter at a time instead of treating the whole thing at once this tends to take time.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Dr Weinerman is very compassionate and understanding. She is eager to try new treatments and different ideas. However she and her staff are also very eager to use ivf as a treatment and tend to be pushy about it even if the patient is not in a position to use it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Use an open mind. She is very compassionate and willing to help. She tends to a dress one matter at a time instead of treating the whole thing at once this tends to take time. Be patient!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
She and her staff are very sympathetic and very easy to get a hold of if you have a question or concern
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is compassionate and willing to help. They are quick to respond if you call them and are determined to obtain an answer for any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
The clinic itself tends to be pushy toward using ivf instead of other means to me this is their weakness. Their streingths are being compassionate and easy to contact. They tend to respond quickly when callingbaboutba test result or returning a phone call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center.
As with any fertility treatment the cost can be overwhelming. Luckily for most things insurance was able to be used. However the iui's and some medication werw not cover and for that their staff had a person to discuss the cost of treatment and set up a payment plan. They also provided a discount for some procedures that were put of pocket if they were paid in full at the time of services provided.
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Rachel Weinerman
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
University Hospitals Fertility Center
Beachwood
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10
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
She [Dr. Weinerman] had me do a HSG test, she was quick and thorough through the pain and discomfort. The Dr. Explained my results. Set up time for surgery consultation and time frame for surgery. Gave me assurance I have lots of eggs and that it good news. Went over blood results and explain all important information. Extremely helpful. I feel like I am on the right path having Dr. Weinerman as my Doctor...
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Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Dr. Weinerman had a thorough consultation with my husband and I. She then did a transvaginal ultrasound right after the consultation in the same day. Went over three times with me the next procedures. She then ended the visit with a blessing of a successful pregnancy. She had me do a HSG test, she was quick and thorough through the pain and discomfort. The Dr. Explained my results. Set up time for surgery consultation and time frame for surgery. Gave me assurance I have lots of eggs and that it good news. Went over blood results and explain all important information. Extremely helpful. I feel like I am on the right path having Dr. Weinerman as my Doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
Listen to the Doctor she knows what she is doing, be patient and stay positive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Weinerman at University Hospitals Fertility Center?
She took time to understand our history , asked intelligent questions and had specific answers to the treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University Hospitals Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Eileen)
Pleasant and helpful
Describe your experience with University Hospitals Fertility Center.
The clinic is clean, organized, welcoming, warm and there are helpful people everwhere. I would reccomend this clinic to anyone in need of a Doctor or a medical procedure. I feel comfortable and in the right path choosing this clinic.
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Rachel Weinerman
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University Hospitals Fertility Center
Beachwood
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