Rated 4.5
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%4.5
50% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
6
6
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
6
6
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
8.5
Good
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
NYU
Residency
U. of Pittsburgh
Fellowship
USC

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Richard Legro works at

Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 48%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 44%7.3

At 1 office

Hershey
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 531-3503
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2 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Legro] was nice and had good bedside manners but I think he missed adding in Ganirelix early enough in my cycle causing my estrogen to drop, which resulted in them canceling my cycle. I was very distraught, angry, and disappointed after this happened. I'm glad I found a new doctor who I fully trust. This is just speculative but I think the doctor forgot to tell me to start taking Ganirelix. My estrogen levels dropped on day 11 and they cancelled my cycle. I worry that it was either a lab error with my blood tests that day or the Ganirelix was added too late. On day 9 I had started seeing another dr at the practice and she said "I see you're taking Ganirelix" but I had not been instructed by the doctor the previous day to start taking it. In addition, I had my own estrogen test completed the next day and my estrogen was quadruple what it was on day 11 when it dropped so it also could've been a lab error.
I felt like a lab rat while I was at Hershey. There were always a lot of people in the waiting room and we were all taken back and treated the same. I felt like he didn't pay careful attention to my specific protocol. They get so many patients and they get used to treating everyone the same. I was an IVF patient and I got the feeling the most people were there for IUI....I started out seeing Dr. Dodson. He's the one that "sold" us on IVF. He developed my protocol but I never saw him during my cycle. My protocol was 100 IU of Follistim. Ganirelix was added in but not until day 9, which seemed very late to me. I think this is the reason my estrogen dropped and my cycle was cancelled. The trigger shot was going to be ovidrel but I never got to that point.
How was your experience with Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
He was nice and had good bedside manners but I think he missed adding in Ganirelix early enough in my cycle causing my estrogen to drop, which resulted in them canceling my cycle. I was very distraught, angry, and disappointed after this happened. I'm glad I found a new doctor who I fully trust.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Make sure you're asking questions and double checking your next steps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
I felt like a lab rat while I was at Hershey. There were always a lot of people in the waiting room and we were all taken back and treated the same. I felt like he didn't pay careful attention to my specific protocol. They get so many patients and they get used to treating everyone the same. I was an IVF patient and I got the feeling the most people were there for IUI.
Describe the protocols Richard Legro used in your cycles at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State) and their degree of success.
I started out seeing Dr. Dodson. He's the one that "sold" us on IVF. He developed my protocol but I never saw him during my cycle. My protocol was 100 IU of Follistim. Ganirelix was added in but not until day 9, which seemed very late to me. I think this is the reason my estrogen dropped and my cycle was cancelled. The trigger shot was going to be ovidrel but I never got to that point.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State). (Assigned nurse: Joni)
Joni was very nice. I enjoyed working with her.
Describe your experience with Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
I didn't like that monitoring appointments were a free-for-all. It was on first come, first serve basis. The mornings there were always busy and the waiting room is not cozy at all. I felt like I was in a hospital waiting room...actually, that's basically what it was.
What specific things went wrong at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
This is just speculative but I think the doctor forgot to tell me to start taking Ganirelix. My estrogen levels dropped on day 11 and they cancelled my cycle. I worry that it was either a lab error with my blood tests that day or the Ganirelix was added too late. On day 9 I had started seeing another dr at the practice and she said "I see you're taking Ganirelix" but I had not been instructed by the doctor the previous day to start taking it. In addition, I had my own estrogen test completed the next day and my estrogen was quadruple what it was on day 11 when it dropped so it also could've been a lab error.
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
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10
Age 31 - 32
6 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Richard Legro] also makes you feel comfortable and ensures you know what is expected. Also, very open to questions and making sure you understand every thing.... Baseline appt and blood work, hsg to ensure tubes were clear and unblocked prior to starting pill cycles, started with 1 pill and it didn't work cycle 1 so dosage was increased to 2 pill and that was working (I was ovulating).
The clinic [Hershey Medical Center] is a large office with several doctors to choose from. Which I see as a strength as this allows you to schedule an appointment that is not months and months in the future. I felt like the clinic was state of the art and had advanced equipment and technology. You are able to view what your doctor is seeing on a big screen on the wall during your exams. They appeared to run on scheddule most times with little delays.
How was your experience with Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Dr. Legro is very knowledgeable and straight-forward. He had previously done a dermoid cyst removal surgery for me in the past and i had a great experience with him then so i felt comfortable when I had to go back under his care for fertility treatments. He also makes you feel comfortable and ensures you know what is expected. Also, very open to questions and making sure you understand every thing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
I felt like they cared and I wasn't just another patient.
Describe the protocols Richard Legro used in your cycles at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State) and their degree of success.
Baseline appt and blood work, hsg to ensure tubes were clear and unblocked prior to starting pill cycles, started with 1 pill and it didn't work cycle 1 so dosage was increased to 2 pill and that was working (I was ovulating).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State). (Assigned nurse: Joni McCreedy)
She was extremely helpful and warm. Felt like she really cared. Also very quick to get back to you with any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
The clinic is a large office with several doctors to choose from. Which I see as a strength as this allows you to schedule an appointment that is not months and months in the future. I felt like the clinic was state of the art and had advanced equipment and technology. You are able to view what your doctor is seeing on a big screen on the wall during your exams. They appeared to run on scheddule most times with little delays.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Legro at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
Once my $500 deductible was met there were no more costs. I reached the deductible with the very first visit which was a baseline appt that included diagnosis and blood work
Describe Richard Legro's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
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Doctor
Richard Legro
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)
Hershey
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources