Rita Sneeringer

Boston IVF

Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 8%9.1
84% strongly recommend
24 reviews
Humanity
9.5
9.5
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.6
6.6
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
7.4
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Georgetown
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Rita Sneeringer works at

Boston IVF
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 16%8.4

At 4 offices

Cambridge
330 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
888 300-2483
Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(888) 300-2483
Stoneham
2 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
(888) 300-2483
Waltham
130 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 434-6500
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Rita Sneeringer works at

Cardone & Associates
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 35%Neutral: 59%Don't recommend: 6%8.4

At 1 office

Stoneham
2 Main St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
781-438-9600
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24 patient reviews

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2014 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 38 - 43
3 IUI
5 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
South Asian
Engineer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Rita Sneeringer] was easy to speak with, gave facts in a kind manner...She is conservative with the medical technology and prefers to "put the eggs through hoops" with lab growth then genetic testing...does not prefer to have Day 3, Day 5 transfers. Prefers genetic screening then frozen transfer. Prefers 2 embryos at most...I felt she brought up donor eggs too early after one unsuccessful cycle
[Boston IVF] Primary care nurse was professional but not compassionate. Made statements that weren't necessary. I had to insist on email to have better communication...all my surgeries were also at the clinic and I felt at ease with the surgical team...Egg freezing cycles = $15,000-17,000. 3 elective frozen egg cycles. Human growth hormone = $3,000.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer is probably one of the best in the industry. She is compassionate, friendly, and genuinely wants to see you succeed. She knows when to also be firm and assert her expertise. She did let me ask about novel protocols, etc. The one issue is she is conservative and plays it safe. I was also using frozen eggs. She insisted on developing the eggs past 5 day blasts and having genetic testing on both fresh and frozen eggs. After several failed cycles I asked for a Day 3 transfer and she agreed to a Day 5 transfer. That helped me conceive. But we used every egg and I have no frozen eggs left. I often wish we had done a Day 5 transfer on earlier cycles. Or we had frozen the one remaining embryo that was left with the frozen egg at Day 5. I may have been able to have one more child?
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer is one of the best fertility specialists. She is genuine and cares. Some people prefer a stronger voice, but she is professional and asserts her medical expertise when necessary. She is conservative with the medical technology and prefers to "put the eggs through hoops" with lab growth then genetic testing. I felt she brought up donor eggs too early after one unsuccessful cycle. But otherwise, every interaction with her was professional and with the highest level of medical attention and care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
MD was easy to speak with, gave facts in a kind manner. Head nurse had little bedside manner and even made a statement saying that I shouldn't expect good results as I have low ovarian reserve. It was psychologically difficult process and did not need to be exacerbated.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 - 4 Frozen, Fresh retrieval Cycle 2 - 3 Frozen, Fresh retrieval Cycle 3 - 0 Frozen, Fresh retrieval - Genetic Screening - 1 AA embryo, Frozen transfer Cycle 4 - 7 Frozen, Fresh retrieval - 1 BB embryo and one morula, Day 5 transfer, 1 conception (no genetic screening due to day 5 transfer) Strategies used: 7% chance of frozen eggs working, so best to have fresh cycles with frozen eggs. Always use genetic screening to be safe even with eggs frozen at age 35 and 36.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg Kennedy)
Primary care nurse was professional but not compassionate. Made statements that weren't necessary. I had to insist on email to have better communication. Also, I'm in meetings all day, open office, and wireless firewalls for mobile phone issues. The secondary nurse, Bonnie, was much easier to work with, understood how/why I needed to communication using certain means.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
I chose a suburban clinic and not a hospital so that I could receive better 1 on 1 attention. It was much more pleasant than going into a clinical setting. I liked that all my surgeries were also at the clinic and I felt at ease with the surgical team. Weakness was easily being able to get to the clinic. Luckily, my physician also worked in a clinic near my home and I was able to get monitoring and blood work there and still make it to work on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
Egg freezing cycles = $15,000-17,000. 3 elective frozen egg cycles. Human growth hormone = $3,000.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Dr. Sneeringer does not prefer to have Day 3, Day 5 transfers. Prefers genetic screening then frozen transfer. Prefers 2 embryos at most. Conservative with number of embryos to be transferred.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
I personally took paper documents to another IVF clinic. An electronic transfer would have been easier. However, that was the only issue. There were never drug Rx mistakes or surgical mistakes.
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
8
8
Age 37
11 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
She [Dr. Sneeringer] always takes the time to answer all of our questions in our meetings, and to give us the best data she had access to. She has been candid when things didn't go as planned and has been open to my input in how I'd like to proceed...She's been open to us using a known donor...She was very helpful and compassionate with our IVF cycle; I had OHSS requiring paracentesis and she reviewed the results of my diagnostic ultrasound herself and also changed her schedule around so that she could do the transfer that ultimately resulted in my son, which I appreciated.
My primary nurse [at Cardone & Associates] is fantastic and responsive, though she was slightly less responsive as our cycles went on...The clinic is very LGBTQ-friendly. They are not strong at helping get all the ducks lined up for insurance; I had to do a lot of asking to make sure we had everything and there were things we would have missed that would have caused delays if I hadn't done that. (The actual insurance coordinator is great; it's lining up with the nursing staff all the clinical stuff that's needed for particular approvals that's less great.) They also don't always pro-actively plan for how to handle the next treatment step; if you want to avoid missing a month, you'll have to advocate here too.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
She's very up on the current research, which I really appreciated. She has a light hand with monitoring, which I appreciate logistically (I have a toddler and tried 6 cycles before going to IVF) and seems to still get good results in the sense that I feel confident she's triggering around the right time. She's happy to answer all questions, though I don't really have a way to contact her directly between appointments. She's been open to us using a known donor. I had to ask to get any advice on what I could do to support conception; to me, that was a negative, but I can imagine that there are cases when you just don't want to hear it any more! She was very helpful and compassionate with our IVF cycle; I had OHSS requiring paracentesis and she reviewed the results of my diagnostic ultrasound herself and also changed her schedule around so that she could do the transfer that ultimately resulted in my son, which I appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
Think of all your questions ahead of appointments (I wrote mine down!) so you can ask them while you've got her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
She always takes the time to answer all of our questions in our meetings, and to give us the best data she had access to. She has been candid when things didn't go as planned and has been open to my input in how I'd like to proceed.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Cardone & Associates and their degree of success.
I did three cycles using FSH plus an HcG trigger, inseminating at home. My luteal phase grew shorter during these cycles, so at my request, she added progesterone support to the luteal phase for the next three cycles. This is the protocol on which I successfully conceived my daughter, so we were both optimistic that it would work! After six cycles, my insurance supported IVF. We discussed mini-IVF but I wasn't sure we'd be done after one more kid, so we decided on full stimulation. She used the standard OCP "short" protocol and allowed me to use an alternative birth control (Nuvaring) that I knew I tolerated better for downregulation and then an antagonist protocol. My progesterone was too high for a fresh transfer, so we did freeze-all (which turned out to be smart when I developed OHSS) and then for the transfer she recommended medicated (estrogen+progesterone) because my cycles were not regular. I got pregnant on my first transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cardone & Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jen Iordaschescu)
My primary nurse is fantastic and responsive, though she was slightly less responsive as our cycles went on. There's not always 100% great communication between the nurses and sometimes if I talk to another nurse, there's confusion or back-and-forth.
Describe your experience with Cardone & Associates.
The clinic is very LGBTQ-friendly. They are not strong at helping get all the ducks lined up for insurance; I had to do a lot of asking to make sure we had everything and there were things we would have missed that would have caused delays if I hadn't done that. (The actual insurance coordinator is great; it's lining up with the nursing staff all the clinical stuff that's needed for particular approvals that's less great.) They also don't always pro-actively plan for how to handle the next treatment step; if you want to avoid missing a month, you'll have to advocate here too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates.
My insurance covered my treatment, so I only paid office visit and prescription copays.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cardone & Associates.
At my age, my doctor transfers one embryo as long as there's one of good quality, and two if not. She was clear about the risk of twins even with a single transfer.
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Cardone & Associates
Stoneham
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sneeringer recommended eSET for our first transfers, but after 2 unsuccessful tries, was open to transferring two for us...we appreciated her kindness and bedside manner. She was always up to date on our case, empathetic, and confident. She was open to any and all questions, and was thorough in explaining things to us. She tailored my testing to me specifically based on family history (adding some additional genetic tests after discussing my mother's fertility history)
Boston IVF is definitely a huge clinic, but we wanted that. We wanted a clinic that was invested in our success. Make sure you get to know your nurse coordinator, and know that you'll always leave a message on the nurse line and it will be returned in a timely manner. All of the lab and ultrasound staff are amazing as well. Morning monitoring is a seamless procedure at Boston IVF.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was a great fit for us, we appreciated her kindness and bedside manner. She was always up to date on our case, empathetic, and confident. She was open to any and all questions, and was thorough in explaining things to us. She tailored my testing to me specifically based on family history (adding some additional genetic tests after discussing my mother's fertility history).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was very kind, and we always appreciated our consultations with her. We felt supported by her and her team.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I did a basic antagonist protocol - 10 days of BCP, then 11 days of Gonal-F with the last 5 days adding Cetrotide. I did Ovidrel trigger for all procedures. She kept me on a mid-range protocol and wanted middle-of-the-road results for me, which she said we achieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF.
The nursing staff was excellent, all of my medications were ordered without hiccup. My calls were always returned in a timely manner, and even weekend and after-hours staff were wonderful.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Boston IVF is definitely a huge clinic, but we wanted that. We wanted a clinic that was invested in our success. Make sure you get to know your nurse coordinator, and know that you'll always leave a message on the nurse line and it will be returned in a timely manner. All of the lab and ultrasound staff are amazing as well. Morning monitoring is a seamless procedure at Boston IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
My care was completely covered by my insurance, except for my deductible for my egg retrieval.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Dr. Sneeringer recommended eSET for our first transfers, but after 2 unsuccessful tries, was open to transferring two for us.
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 32 - 34
3 IUI
6 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I wasn’t getting the results I needed to [with Dr. Rita Sneeringer], so we added HGH and I finally got an embryo to transfer (has not been transferred yet)...was always warm and welcoming when I saw her. She was up to date on my case and if she wasn’t sure about something she takes the time to look through my chart to make sure she provides an appropriate answer... When I wasn’t getting the results I wanted, and I did some research, I made suggestions and although my clinic mostly didn’t use the medicine I was suggesting to try, she was willing to go outside the box and try something different.
There was miscommunication on the new protocol since it was an “out of the box” medication I was using, the nurses [at Boston IVF] weren’t used to calling it in to the pharmacy and prescribing it. So we had to wait another cycle to get things in order...The clinic as an overall has been great. The retrieval process has been amazing, they’ve always made sure I am comfortable with warm blankets, heating pads, nausea meds, etc. Generally you need to book appointments far ahead with the doctors as they fill up pretty quickly, even for post-op appointments.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer put me on a pretty popular protocol that I had been on before. When I wasn’t getting the results I wanted, and I did some research, I made suggestions and although my clinic mostly didn’t use the medicine I was suggesting to try, she was willing to go outside the box and try something different. She has always been warm and kind at our appointments and I have never once felt rushed which is a huge difference from a previous clinic I was at.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Ask questions. Do your research and if you want to try something new, ask, she is very open to experimenting with different protocols if you aren’t getting where you want to be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was always warm and welcoming when I saw her. She was up to date on my case and if she wasn’t sure about something she takes the time to look through my chart to make sure she provides an appropriate answer.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I used BCP, gonalf f, menopur, cetrotide and HGH trigger. I wasn’t getting the results I needed to, so we added HGH and I finally got an embryo to transfer (has not been transferred yet).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
There was one nursing staff that seemed very harsh and not compassionate at all. Obviously it was hard to deal with her. However there was another nurse that couldn’t be nicer and always put in all the effort she could to get you the answers you need and make sure you understood everything.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
The clinic as an overall has been great. The retrieval process has been amazing, they’ve always made sure I am comfortable with warm blankets, heating pads, nausea meds, etc. Generally you need to book appointments far ahead with the doctors as they fill up pretty quickly, even for post-op appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
The cost was mostly covered by insurance except for PGS and ICSI if we wanted to use it. We chose to do PGS but not ICSI.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
There was miscommunication on the new protocol since it was an “out of the box” medication I was using, the nurses weren’t used to calling it in to the pharmacy and prescribing it. So we had to wait another cycle to get things in order.
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Boston IVF
Stoneham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
8
10
Age 31
Fertility Medications
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The doctor [Dr. Sneeringer] was very pleasant and at the same time realistic. We were given the facts and although we did not go as far as she planned us needing to go, we were always informed...VERY thorough in her workup which ultimately led to our baby girl we are expecting. If the workup was not so thorough I never would have found the reason I kept losing pregnancies. We are forever grateful.
[The nurses at Boston IVF were] Always friendly and so happy for us when the time came...Sometimes you will be called by and NP and it may be someone you have not met before. In my opinion it did not matter as long as I was being cared for in a timely manner. With other people it may matter and you may want a one on one relationship with the doctor...I was given baby aspirin for MTHFR and elevated PAI 1. I was also given metformin 1500mg daily for elevated insulin with no other signs of PCOS.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
We truly enjoyed being patients of Dr. Sneeringer. She was very realistic and VERY thorough in her workup which ultimately led to our baby girl we are expecting. If the workup was not so thorough I never would have found the reason I kept losing pregnancies. We are forever grateful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Just keep going! Keep plugging away. There are many roads to becoming a parent and if one doesn't work try the next. It is an extremely difficult experience but nothing is more worth it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
The doctor was very pleasant and at the same time realistic. We were given the facts and although we did not go as far as she planned us needing to go, we were always informed.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I was given baby aspirin for MTHFR and elevated PAI 1. I was also given metformin 1500mg daily for elevated insulin with no other signs of PCOS. Once the next pregnancy was achieved we were given Crinone 8% gel daily which I believe was the best thing that helped our daughter grow. I continued crinone for 28 weeks although it was only recommended until 10. I just had too big of a feeling that she needed it and my progesterone was low multiple times when I had lab work done. Our daughter is now coming in just a week!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Always friendly and so happy for us when the time came. They even asked that we bring the baby in to see them which we will!
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Sometimes you will be called by and NP and it may be someone you have not met before. In my opinion it did not matter as long as I was being cared for in a timely manner. With other people it may matter and you may want a one on one relationship with the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
The lab work was the most expensive being about 800 dollars but at the time our insurance was not the greatest. The medications totaled about 35 per month which was great!
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
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10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Stoneham
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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LGBTQ
2017, Successful
10
10
Age 38
6 IUI
4 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $500K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Sneeringer was aggressive (which is what I was looking for) and yet remained completely approachable throughout the process. She took time to answer all of my questions and made sure we were comfortable with what we were doing and why...I came to see Dr. Sneeringer after 3 cycles w/ another practice. She diagnosed the issue right away (my eggs weren't maturing) and devised a plan to fix this issue by increasing my medicated cycle. Perhaps it was a fresh pair of eyes, but the results for #4, the cycle w/ Dr. Sneeringer, were by far better than the previous 3. I had 2 embryos implanted and both took and we save a 3rd embryo in cryo. The results were fantastic.
I was really impressed w/ the clinic [Boston IVF] overall. This is all they do and they are clearly expert...Dr Sneeringer was aggressive (which is what I was looking for) and yet remained completely approachable throughout the process. She took time to answer all of my questions and made sure we were comfortable with what we were doing and why...I came to see Dr. Sneeringer after 3 cycles w/ another practice. She diagnosed the issue right away (my eggs weren't maturing) and devised a plan to fix this issue by increasing my medicated cycle. Perhaps it was a fresh pair of eyes, but the results for #4, the cycle w/ Dr. Sneeringer, were by far better than the previous 3. I had 2 embryos implanted and both took and we save a 3rd embryo in cryo. The results were fantastic.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was clearly smart and experienced - she demonstrated that she was keeping up on treatment evolutions and clearly had spent time reviewing my history. She was also highly approachable and warm, which was a great combination for me personally. I was able to get all of my questions answered, which gave me confidence, and still felt like a person, which made it bearable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Set up an appointment. Dr. Sneeringer was great and I wish I had found her when I first started!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr Sneeringer was aggressive (which is what I was looking for) and yet remained completely approachable throughout the process. She took time to answer all of my questions and made sure we were comfortable with what we were doing and why.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I came to see Dr. Sneeringer after 3 cycles w/ another practice. She diagnosed the issue right away (my eggs weren't maturing) and devised a plan to fix this issue by increasing my medicated cycle. Perhaps it was a fresh pair of eyes, but the results for #4, the cycle w/ Dr. Sneeringer, were by far better than the previous 3. I had 2 embryos implanted and both took and we save a 3rd embryo in cryo. The results were fantastic.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg)
While you pick a practice for your physician, you end up interacting w/ the nurse much more frequently. Meg was patient and on top of it - I'd choose her again
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
I was really impressed w/ the clinic overall. This is all they do and they are clearly expert.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Dr. Sneeringer explained the risks and potential outcomes and ultimately let me make the choice.
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Rita Sneeringer
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Frequency Seen
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10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 42 - 43
1 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I had a positive experience with Dr. Sneeringer. I felt she listened and gave thorough explanations for both procedures and the reasoning behind it. She was compassionate and supportive. Ultimately though, I interacted with her nurses on a more daily basis. I would see Dr. Sneeringer to follow up and go over results, but my day to day treatment (injections, monitoring, etc) were done by the support staff... I wasn't getting (or perhaps just wasn't understanding) the information about the protocols.
The people at the clinic [Boston IVF], because they do this every day, would talk about procedures or results like I should already know what they were talking about. A lot of times, though, I didn't, which was very frustrating...I was not crazy about my experience with [Nurse] Carol. I felt she was very scattered and rushed, and I never really understood what was coming next. I asked a lot of questions and I started to feel like she thought I was taking up too much of her time.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I had a positive experience with Dr. Sneeringer. I felt she listened and gave thorough explanations for both procedures and the reasoning behind it. She was compassionate and supportive. Ultimately though, I interacted with her nurses on a more daily basis. I would see Dr. Sneeringer to follow up and go over results, but my day to day treatment (injections, monitoring, etc) were done by the support staff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
To really make sure that you are comfortable with the support staff, since that's who you'll be interacting with on a regular basis.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
The first cycle was the hardest, because I felt like I didn't understand exactly what was going on. The people at the clinic, because they do this every day, would talk about procedures or results like I should already know what they were talking about. A lot of times, though, I didn't, which was very frustrating.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Unfortunately I don't remember the specifics of my protocols. I went through one IUI and three unsuccessful cycles of IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: They were two- Meg and Carol)
I was not crazy about my experience with Carol. I felt she was very scattered and rushed, and I never really understood what was coming next. I asked a lot of questions and I started to feel like she thought I was taking up too much of her time. I do want to add that those feelings were from my first cycle, which was all new and very overwhelming. I did two more cycles after that and had a much better experience with her. I don't know if that was because she improved or because I already had a basic idea of what to expect, or both.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
The front desk staff are great, as are the phlebotomists and the ultrasound techs- these are the people that you see on a regular basis. The hours of the clinic were good- during the monitoring period I could have my blood and ultrasounds done starting at 6am so I didn't have to miss work, which was VERY helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
I was very fortunate that our insurance covered almost everything but the genetic testing, which I believe was around $2000.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
We chose to transfer one embryo at a time, as my husband was terrified of multiples. Our egg harvesting was not great, so after genetic testing we generally only had one viable embryo anyway.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
Nothing specific- it was mainly feeling like I wasn't getting (or perhaps just wasn't understanding) the information about the protocols.
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Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 38 - 40
2 IVF
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I liked that she was candid about the reality of our situation. Very compassionate in her approach. She gave us options at all stages and I felt she gave us good information for us to make informed decisions.
Strengths: - early morning hours for monitoring appts. I.e. blood and ultrasound (before normal business hours) -appts for procedures and monitoring seemed to run extremely efficiently -in house notary -multiple Dr's available in clinic Weaknesses : - no early or late hours for Dr. Consults normally. -notary hours only during normal business hours. -billing for embryo storage was difficult to understand
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I liked that she was candid about the reality of our situation. Very compassionate in her approach. She gave us options at all stages and I felt she gave us good information for us to make informed decisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Ask if after business hours are available for consults.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Never rushed us-always willing to take as long as we needed during apts to answer our questions. Always took the time to try to explain complex medical jargon.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg)
Meg was assigned to me halfway through my treatment-and she's been fabulous. The previous nurse had been extremely scatterbrained and not patient in explaining process, treatment steps, etc. Meg has been the complete opposite, and always is patient when explaining (and re-explaining) things to me. The one thing I think could be better is that since different staff handle different portions of the treatment, that sometimes I would have to speak to multiple people -and it would have been easier if theI ran responsibilities overlapped.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Strengths: - early morning hours for monitoring appts. I.e. blood and ultrasound (before normal business hours) -appts for procedures and monitoring seemed to run extremely efficiently -in house notary -multiple Dr's available in clinic Weaknesses : - no early or late hours for Dr. Consults normally. -notary hours only during normal business hours. -billing for embryo storage was difficult to understand ( They bill you all at once -and only after questioning it, I was told I could pay monthly. Would have preferred to have had that clearly outlined in the billing) -
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
Costs were mostly covered by insurance
8
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2011, Successful
10
9
Age 40 - 42
2 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Rita Sneeringer] is open, compassionate and honest. Ask her whatever you want and she will give you a straight answer...She explained everything clearly, including treatment strategies. She was compassionate and relatable. Every step of the way I felt she was making decisions based on current research and my unique situation....She tweaked each cycle based on the results of the last. I think the transfer MDs also play a huge roll. Some transfers didn't seem great but the last one you could tell the doctors thought the embryos were placed perfectly and bingo!
Strength [of Boston IVF]: There practices seem directly correlated to research. ex. Progesterone taken orally is as effective as intramuscular shots and much easier on patients typically. Weakness: Nothing major. Sometimes hard to have certain assistants call back in a timely fashion....The Post Op nurses (for egg retrieval) as well as the phlebotomists were so compassionate and wonderful. I felt nurtured and they helped keep spirits up. What a great team. I found myself thinking, "It takes a village to make a baby".
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She explained everything clearly, including treatment strategies. She was compassionate and relatable. Every step of the way I felt she was making decisions based on current research and my unique situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She is open, compassionate and honest. Ask her whatever you want and she will give you a straight answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She was very caring, empathic, and smart. She always took the time to listen, understand, and explain.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Given my age we decided quantity might be necessary as quality might not be there. I did respond very well to the meds and produced lots of eggs. The last time (successful cycle) she stimmed a bit more slowly and we got more high quality graded embryos. She tweaked each cycle based on the results of the last. I think the transfer MDs also play a huge roll. Some transfers didn't seem great but the last one you could tell the doctors thought the embryos were placed perfectly and bingo!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
The Post Op nurses (for egg retrieval) as well as the phlebotomists were so compassionate and wonderful. I felt nurtured and they helped keep spirits up. What a great team. I found myself thinking, "It takes a village to make a baby".
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Strength: There practices seem directly correlated to research. ex. Progesterone taken orally is as effective as intramuscular shots and much easier on patients typically. Weakness: Nothing major. Sometimes hard to have certain assistants call back in a timely fashion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
My insurance covered everything but I have phenomenal insurance and live in Massachusetts where laws force insurance companies to cover infertility treatments. Not sure this is applicable to most people.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 40
2 Egg Freezing
IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Given my age some places might have suggested multiple embryo transfer but she [Dr. Rita Sneeringer] took into account my blood tests and personal preference and went ahead with eSET...She was extremely approachable, happy to discuss any questions I had. Understood the thought processes that had lead to these decisions...She was friendly and warm but also professional and competent. I felt very confident that she knew what she was doing and was very good at her job. She answered all my questions and I didn't feel like she was running any unnecessary tests. I had a great experience.
[Boston IVF is a] Lovely facility, liked the fact that they had acupuncture/holistic medicine options if you were so inclined. Very flexible appointments with offices at other sites able to do some of the testing. The car park was a little small but that's about it...It was very easy to get hold of the nurse, she responded to messages left for her in a very timely manner. She clearly understood the process very well but also was able to check with the doctor if she wasn't sure of something...Efficient well oiled machine, I usually opted for early morning appointments before work so I was usually the first or second patient. They brought me in quickly, were friendly and helpful. I never had any trouble scheduling appointments
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She was friendly and warm but also professional and competent. I felt very confident that she knew what she was doing and was very good at her job. She answered all my questions and I didn't feel like she was running any unnecessary tests. I had a great experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
go and see her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She was extremely approachable, happy to discuss any questions I had. Understood the thought processes that had lead to these decisions
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Don't remember
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF.
It was very easy to get hold of the nurse, she responded to messages left for her in a very timely manner. She clearly understood the process very well but also was able to check with the doctor if she wasn't sure of something
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Lovely facility, liked the fact that they had acupuncture/holistic medicine options if you were so inclined. Very flexible appointments with offices at other sites able to do some of the testing. The car park was a little small but that's about it
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Boston IVF.
Efficient well oiled machine, I usually opted for early morning appointments before work so I was usually the first or second patient. They brought me in quickly, were friendly and helpful. I never had any trouble scheduling appointments
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
Don't remember
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Given my age some places might have suggested multiple embryo transfer but she took into account my blood tests and personal preference and went ahead with eSET
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
4 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I love her [Dr. Rita Sneeringer] bedside manners, she always makes me feel very comfortable. She makes us aware of every possible outcome, And no question is stupid. I’ve spent over an hour in her office just talking about our plan and options and never felt rushed. I appreciate those little things.... She has such a positive outlook on us, and our situation. She’s always makes us feel like she has our backs!
It may seems a bit disorganized or over whelming but i feel as tho that’s because they [Boston IVF-Boston] have so many patients. It depends on where everyone is on their cycle some Days are just crazy and the next time it could be so slow.... My latest cycle I was using 450units of gonal F, 150units of menopur, with cetrotide being just added as well!... I never had a problem m booking orgetting in for a monitoring appointment. They Always seemed very to be willing to take me!
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I love her bedside manners, she always makes me feel very comfortable. She makes us aware of every possible outcome, And no question is stupid. I’ve spent over an hour in her office just talking about our plan and options and never felt rushed. I appreciate those little things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly you think it might be!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She has such a positive outlook on us, and our situation. She’s always makes us feel like she has our backs!
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
My latest cycle I was using 450units of gonal F, 150units of menopur, with cetrotide being just added as well!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg)
I always felt like i could call at any day or time and she was right there for me.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
It may seems a bit disorganized or over whelming but i feel as tho that’s because they have so many patients. It depends on where everyone is on their cycle some Days are just crazy and the next time it could be so slow.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Boston IVF.
I never had a problem m booking orgetting in for a monitoring appointment. They Always seemed very to be willing to take me!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
I feel very lucy the past few times I’ve done IVf, I’m just paying for the Copays! It’s next Time I’m worried about... my insurance won’t help anymore so I’ll have to pay out of pocket for my doner sperm and procedure to implant m.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
We have done multiple transfers each time to get a better chance of at least one sticking!
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Boston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
she [Dr. Sneeringer] made adjustments to the second with increased menopur and gonal F and used cetrotide as well to increase mature eggs...has taken time to listen time after time. She takes time to explain things and address my concerns. She sets my mind at ease... is patient and understanding of everything. She listens to questions and concerns and provides care plans that work for me. She doesn't hesitate to explain things further when needed and has been available for questions.
Some members of the nursing staff [at Boston IVF] are incredible. I can turn to them to settle my anxieties and get the answers that I need. One nurse in particular has also been through the fertility process and really understands. Other nurses could use some help with bed side manners and communication...Waiting for one of my beta results I did not get a phone call. One nurse believed another nurse had relayed the results as I had contact her during the day. There was also an issue of the nurse believing she left me a voicemail but I did not receive one.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr Sneeringer is patient and understanding of everything. She listens to questions and concerns and provides care plans that work for me. She doesn't hesitate to explain things further when needed and has been available for questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Tell her what is on your mind and what concerns you may have. She can help with solutions or easing your concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr Sneeringer has taken time to listen time after time. She takes time to explain things and address my concerns. She sets my mind at ease.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Don't remember first egg retrieval protocol but she made adjustments to the second with increased menopur and gonal F and used cetrotide as well to increase mature eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Some members of the nursing staff are incredible. I can turn to them to settle my anxieties and get the answers that I need. One nurse in particular has also been through the fertility process and really understands. Other nurses could use some help with bed side manners and communication.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
At BIVF I don't feel like a number. I feel like a patient. They do a great job with scheduling, testing, consents, and overall coordinating. The only opportunity I see is getting all their nurses to the same level of care.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
Waiting for one of my beta results I did not get a phone call. One nurse believed another nurse had relayed the results as I had contact her during the day. There was also an issue of the nurse believing she left me a voicemail but I did not receive one.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Stoneham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
10
10
Age 33
3 IUI
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sneeringer was both candid and kind -- exactly what I like to see in a doctor. She never minimized our struggles, but she was also very realistic about statistics. She also always had a game plan in mind. She's an extremely capable RE.
I thought the clinic [Boston IVF in Waltham] was great. The only criticism I have is about other patients. Some are insensitive and will bring children into the main clinic waiting area, when there is a separate family waiting area. I would appreciate it if the clinic enforced the rule that kids should be in the family waiting area. When you're in the infertility trenches, it's really hard to be surrounded by smiling babies. Some parents are also inconsiderate and allow their kids to run around, yelling and bumping into other patients.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer approached us with empathy and understanding. She was also candid and straightforward about the realities of our situation. She struck a perfect balance in my opinion -- she didn't sugar-coat things, but she always made us feel that we were being heard, and she always looked for new solutions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer is a highly knowledgable and capable RE. It's rare for treatment plans to work perfectly the first time, but that is not a reflection on the doctor. The key is finding a doctor who is willing to brainstorm solutions and who will use your past results to adjust your treatment. I think she's great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was both candid and kind -- exactly what I like to see in a doctor. She never minimized our struggles, but she was also very realistic about statistics. She also always had a game plan in mind. She's an extremely capable RE.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg Kennedy and, for PGS, Carol Lesser)
Meg and Carol were great -- very compassionate and knowledgable. I felt I could rely on them.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
I thought the clinic was great. The only criticism I have is about other patients. Some are insensitive and will bring children into the main clinic waiting area, when there is a separate family waiting area. I would appreciate it if the clinic enforced the rule that kids should be in the family waiting area. When you're in the infertility trenches, it's really hard to be surrounded by smiling babies. Some parents are also inconsiderate and allow their kids to run around, yelling and bumping into other patients.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 37
1 IVF
Surrogacy
Other
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
7th of 7 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Rita has taken her time during consultations to answer my questions and give me medical advice. She has been kind and understanding trying her best to help me achieve pregnancy...I am working with a gestational carrier, she was very good at carefully screening my carrier...One embryo transfer was highly recommended but two embryos was not denied for us.
[Boston IVF] Strength: communication, promptness, and thoroughness of their screenings. Both nurses and the doctor are very kind, compassionate and respond promptly to emails. Weakness: wait time for appointments is pretty long, can take anything between 4-6 weeks to get an appointment...The costs were pretty high, higher than other clinics I’ve worked with
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Rita is very kind, warm and compassionate. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. Tammy is my favorite nurse, she communicates often, is prompt, clear and supportive. Patients usually communicate with nurses more than the doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Have a list of questions, communicate all your worries, wants and needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Rita has taken her time during consultations to answer my questions and give me medical advice. She has been kind and understanding trying her best to help me achieve pregnancy
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I am working with a gestational carrier, she was very good at carefully screening my carrier.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Tammy Greenleaf )
Tammy communicates so well, she’s prompt, even responded on her days off. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and kind.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Strength: communication, promptness, and thoroughness of their screenings. Both nurses and the doctor are very kind, compassionate and respond promptly to emails. Weakness: wait time for appointments is pretty long, can take anything between 4-6 weeks to get an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
The costs were pretty high, higher than other clinics I’ve worked with
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
One embryo transfer was highly recommended but two embryos was not denied for us.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sneeringer personally kept me updated on the progress of my embryos after retrieval. She was compassionate and let me lead the way with choices. She would explain all the possible outcomes but I never felt pressured to do anything. She was really aggressive (in a good way) and I got pregnant with my first Ivf !...Dr. Sneeringer was patient and kind. She walked me through each possible outcome forwards and backwards.
[At Boston IVF] We did 3 timed cycles with ovulation induction and 2 iui cycles before a freeze alll Ivf retrieval and transfer. She had me freeze all to allow my body recovery time from the hormones and give me a better chance of getting pregnant with the transfer...I had a lot of anxiety which she and her staff worked to calm..Sometimes it's a long wait for testing in the morning but the staff is amazing
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer personally kept me updated on the progress of my embryos after retrieval. She was compassionate and let me lead the way with choices. She would explain all the possible outcomes but I never felt pressured to do anything. She was really aggressive (in a good way) and I got pregnant with my first Ivf !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr. Sneeringer was patient and kind. She walked me through each possible outcome forwards and backwards. I had a lot of anxiety which she and her staff worked to calm
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We did 3 timed cycles with ovulation induction and 2 iui cycles before a freeze alll Ivf retrieval and transfer. She had me freeze all to allow my body recovery time from the hormones and give me a better chance of getting pregnant with the transfer
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Sometimes it's a long wait for testing in the morning but the staff is amazing
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
Dr suggested a single transfer based on my age and testing
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 36
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sneeringer] called me from her vacation when I thought I was miscarrying. She is a very good doctor. Rita was lovely and kind and referred me to the Domar therapists when I was emotionally struggling.
Overall, Rita, acupuncture, the nurses, and the therapy services at Boston IVF were wonderful. The millions of appointments were awful but that is just part of the process. hey were flexible about early morning appointments and things were fast and organized.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Rita was great. We got a terrible diagnosis/prognosis that was very dismal but then I got pregnant without treatment and had a baby. My 2nd pregnancy was IUI after 3 chemical pregnancies. Rita was lovely and kind and referred me to the domar therapists when I was emotionally struggling. I also really thing the acupuncture from boston ivf was crucial in helping me conceive. Overall, Rita, accupuncture, the nurses, and the therapy services at boston ivf were wonderful. The millions of appointments were awful but that is just part of the process. They were flexible about early morning appointments and things were fast and organized.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
We had a dismal prognosis and are coming out with two healthy babies so try not to lose hope. Rita is kind and straight forward. She called me from her vacation when I thought I was miscarrying. She is a very good doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Eileen baker)
I think Donna Zimmerman was also one. They got back to you so fast and were so nice and supportive and fantastic.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Cambridge
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 33
5 IVF
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I did not have much communication with the doctor [Rita Sneeringer] other than the initial consult and then a meeting at the end to review the cycle. She did not attempt to connect to us or help make us feel comfortable with the situation we were about to go through...
The nursing staff [at Boston IVF] was unremarkable and not particularly memorable. Don't have many comments about them. I do remember the testing staff, particularly ultrasound technicians telling me not to complain if I was experiencing pain...Very focused on the money, they run behind on appointments for retrieval and transfer. The testing staff was never very friendly, phlebotomists and ultrasound technicians jump to my mind.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I did not have much communication with the doctor other than the initial consult and then a meeting at the end to review the cycle. She did not attempt to connect to us or help make us feel comfortable with the situation we were about to go through
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Ask for a lot of questions and be very comfortable before proceeding
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
The doctor did not in any time try to connect and Boston IVF was always sending bills, even ones that were incorrect
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Lupron with GonalF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
The nursing staff was unremarkable and not particularly memorable. Don't have many comments about them. I do remember the testing staff, particularly ultrasound technicians telling me not to complain if I was experiencing pain.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Very focused on the money, they run behind on appointments for retrieval and transfer. The testing staff was never very friendly, phlebotomists and ultrasound technicians jump to my mind.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Boston IVF.
It ran well and you could be in and out soon, but the technicians were not friendly
0
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2010 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sneeringer was very accessible. If I had a question, she would always call me back, even if it seemed like the nurses could answer it...I had a lot of anxiety during the treatments and it was an incredibly difficult time in my life. She was very empathetic and provided lots of resources to help me out.
Scheduling all the diagnostic tests was difficult with my teaching schedule-- plan well in advance. [Boston IVF nurses had] empathy and respect for timing (they knew and appreciated that everyone is very busy).
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
She was very accessible. If I had a question, she would always call me back, even if it seemed like the nurses could answer it. She was kind and compassionate and performed all my procedures except for one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Scheduling all the diagnostic tests was difficult with my teaching schedule-- plan well in advance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I never felt like our appointments were rushed. She took as long as we needed to answer all of our questions and went through all of the procedures thoroughly. I had a lot of anxiety during the treatments and it was an incredibly difficult time in my life. She was very empathetic and provided lots of resources to help me out.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF.
Empathy and respect for timing (they knew and appreciated that everyone is very busy)
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 40
IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
she [Dr. Rita Sneeringer] decide because of my age that a 2 embryo transfer was going to give me a better chance...explain every aspect of the treatment. she was clear with all that could of happen. She is very griendly and down to earth doctor.She understands what my needs were. she really try to communicate every thing to us in every visit...I was started with honal-f 900 I and then manipur 75 iu was added, centroine and the last last inject was the trigger shot of HCG. I had no adverse reactions to this medications.
My nurse [at Boston IVF] was very compassionate she always call with any news. overall all the nurses there are friendly and compassionate...well the clinic could give out brochures on the treatments and it need to update their reception area. To a new patient just be patience when going in for blood work or ultrasound because even if you are given an appointment is by signing in so the earlier you are there the better
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr sneeringer explain every aspect of the treatment. she was clear with all that could of happen. She is very griendly and down to earth doctor.She understands what my needs were. she really try to communicate every thing to us in every visit
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Ask about financial help if paying out of pocket. Don't be afraid to ask questions when in doubt
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
the staff was very nice they undrstand what i was going thru
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I was started with honal-f 900 I and then manipur 75 iu was added, centroine and the last last inject was the trigger shot of HCG. I had no adverse reactions to this medications. Which am grateful for
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
My nurse was very compassionate she always call with any news. overall all the nurses there are friendly and compassionate
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
well the clinic could give out brochures on the treatments and it need to update their reception area. To a new patient just be patience when going in for blood work or ultrasound because even if you are given an appointment is by signing in so the earlier you are there the better
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
10,600
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
she decide because of my age that a 2 embryo transfer was going to give me a better chance
9
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Stoneham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
2 Egg Freezing
IVF
Donor Sperm
Surrogacy
European
Income $100K - $199K
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Sneeringer was very down to earth and personable. I felt like I had known her for years... She treated us with respect and kindness at all times! She was so wonderful every step of the way!! She is optimistic and positive which is what you need if you need IVF treatment! She was also compassionate when we had our first miscarriage! She is the doctor you want on your team!!...I absolutely, 100%, recommend Dr Sneeringer!
Wendy [nurse at Boston IVF] was amazing from day one!! She was very knowledgeable and helpful! She responded to emails and phone calls promptly!...Every aspect of my experience was great!...Dr Sneeringer was very down to earth and personable. I felt like I had known her for years... She treated us with respect and kindness at all times!She was so wonderful every step of the way!!
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
I absolutely, 100%, recommend Dr Sneeringer! She was a miracle worker as far as I’m concerned. She treated us with respect and kindness at all times! She was so wonderful every step of the way!! She is optimistic and positive which is what you need if you need IVF treatment! She was also compassionate when we had our first miscarriage! She is the doctor you want on your team!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Trust her! She knows what she is talking about!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr Sneeringer was very down to earth and personable. I felt like I had known her for years.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Wendy Craw (amazing))
Wendy was amazing from day one!! She was very knowledgeable and helpful! She responded to emails and phone calls promptly!
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Every aspect of my experience was great! I had a very bad experience at Fertility Solutions so I was very hesitant at first. From the beginning, Dr Sneeringer and her nurse, Wendy, were amazing to us. We knew we made the right choice! The course of treatment worked because we now have 6 month twins!! We are very thankful and appreciative!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
Expensive. We had to pay out of pocket for everything. Insurance did not cover anything for us.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 40 - 43
2 Egg Freezing
IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Rita Sneeringer is full of knowledge and has experience and offers good perspective and options...She is able to move forward with you after setbacks and is an effective and collaborative communicator...She makes you feel hopeful that there are always new options to try to become a mother and is sensitive to the place you are currently in physically and emotionally to explore those options.
staff of [Cardone & Associates] are great, including front office, ultrasound technicians, doctor and nurses; convenient appointment times; good instructions when going through a cycle as to timing and medication and help with ordering the medications and working with insurance companies for coverage and discussion of financial plans and options...
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
Rita is full of knowledge and has experience and offers good perspective and options. She is able to move forward with you after setbacks and is an effective and collaborative communicator. She makes you feel hopeful that there are always new options to try to become a mother and is sensitive to the place you are currently in physically and emotionally to explore those options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
It is always good as an fertility patient to ask direct questions and to take personal notes during appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Cardone & Associates?
Rita is an engaged and compassionate person.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cardone & Associates.
Good communicators; professional; competent; kind; human
Describe your experience with Cardone & Associates.
great staff including front office, ultrasound technicians, doctor and nurses; convenient appointment times; good instructions when going through a cycle as to timing and medication and help with ordering the medications and working with insurance companies for coverage and discussion of financial plans and options. Great donor nurse coordinator and empathetic and caring.
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Cardone & Associates
Stoneham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Rita Sneeringer] was very personable, patient and sympathetic towards our situation. She was extremely knowledgeable and approached each meeting with customized recommendations based on our preferences, and how my body was responding to treatment...We felt completely comfortable and confident in her plan of action. We had A LOT of questions and she was extremely patient. We can’t say enough great things about her. I’ve already recommended her to several friends and coworkers.
We did a freeze all egg retrieval, phs testing and fet [at Boston IVF]...Clinic strengths: organized, atmosphere is nice, clean, staff is friendly Clinic weaknesses: typically a little slow, road clinic is on has major pot holes- more of just a general commuting annoyance...Schedule your initial appointment sooner rather than later...books up quickly...Dr Sneeringer was very personable, patient and sympathetic towards our situation. She was extremely knowledgeable and approached each meeting with customized recommendations based on our preferences, and how my body was responding to treatment.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
We felt completely comfortable and confident in her plan of action. We had A LOT of questions and she was extremely patient. We can’t say enough great things about her. I’ve already recommended her to several friends and coworkers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Schedule your initial appointment sooner rather than later. She books up quickly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Dr Sneeringer was very personable, patient and sympathetic towards our situation. She was extremely knowledgeable and approached each meeting with customized recommendations based on our preferences, and how my body was responding to treatment.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We did a freeze all egg retrieval, phs testing and fet
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Clinic strengths: organized, atmosphere is nice, clean, staff is friendly Clinic weaknesses: typically a little slow, road clinic is on has major pot holes- more of just a general commuting annoyance Nothing else to share here
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 24 - 27
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Sneeringer has] Excellent bed side manner, very understanding and knowledgeable. Takes her time to address any issues or concerns. Does not make you feel rushed and is empathetic to your specific situation...Willingness to be available to discuss any issues/concerns. Quick to respond to emails and phone calls...Patient when your acting crazy on IVF meds. Kind and caring. Most importantly, created protocols that resulted in 2 ivf cycles and 2 healthy baby boys. I am forever grateful.
[Nurses at Boston IVF are] Always available, prompt via phone and email, understanding and patient, excellent bed side manner, easy to talk to/good communication, personable, kind, caring and knowledgeable. Takes the time to make sure you understand everything...It was relatively quick. I was usually seen immediately...Easy to make an appt however sometimes they have booked up in advance. The staff is great about calling if there has been a cancellation. The environment is modern, welcoming and clean. All front desk and registration staff are really friendly.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Exceptional bed side manner. Willingness to be available to discuss any issues/concerns. Quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Empathetic to my situation. Understanding and knowledgeable. Patient when your acting crazy on IVF meds. Kind and caring. Most importantly, created protocols that resulted in 2 ivf cycles and 2 healthy baby boys. I am forever grateful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Don’t wait any longer! The answers you’re seeking are with her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Excellent bed side manner, very understanding and knowledgeable. Takes her time to address any issues or concerns. Does not make you feel rushed and is empathetic to your specific situation.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Ivf fresh cycle: injectables: gonal f, ganirelix, ovidrel and crinone progesterone. FET cycle: estrace, estrogen patches and crinone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Megan )
Always available, prompt via phone and email, understanding and patient, excellent bed side manner, easy to talk to/good communication, personable, kind, caring and knowledgeable. Takes the time to make sure you understand everything.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Easy to make an appt however sometimes they have booked up in advance. The staff is great about calling if there has been a cancellation. The environment is modern, welcoming and clean. All front desk and registration staff are really friendly.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Boston IVF.
It was relatively quick. I was usually seen immediately.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
It was covered by insurance. I had to pay a copay at each visit and for medications.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
I had a mu
10
Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
10
5
Age 43 - 45
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
[Dr. Sneeringer] is incredibly caring, but also very straight forward. Most of our conversations involved laughter, honesty and she always clearly communicated with me what the next steps were...IVF can be brutal and Rita's wonderful personality, candid demeanor and sense of humor were a great reprieve from the hardships of IVF. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Meg [nurse at Boston IVF] was terrible at returning phone calls, getting on the phone and she never explained anything. She just automatically assumed you knew what she was talking about. If i hadn't liked [Dr. Sneeringer] so much, i would have left BIVF...Egg donation coordinator is awful and so loud. You get a headache just trying tu talk to her. Financial coordinator is nice enough, but could user better organization skills. Other nursing staff, front desk lady we're all super nice.
How was your experience with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Rita was a recommendation from a girlfriend of mine and I am so grateful that she passed along Rita's name. IVF can be brutal and Rita's wonderful personality, candid demeanor and sense of humor were a great reprieve from the hardships of IVF. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Trust her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF?
Rita is incredibly caring, but also very straight forward. Most of our conversations involved laughter, honesty and she always clearly communicated with me what the next steps were.
Describe the protocols Rita Sneeringer used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
No clue
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Meg Kennedy)
Meg was terrible at returning phone calls, getting on the phone and she never explained anything. She just automatically assumed you knew what she was talking about. If i hadn't liked Rita so much, i would have left BIVF.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Egg donation coordinator is awful and so loud. You get a headache just trying tu talk to her. Financial coordinator is nice enough, but could user better organization skills. Other nursing staff, front desk lady we're all super nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Sneeringer at Boston IVF.
First cycle covered by insurance. Donor cycle was OOO.
Describe Rita Sneeringer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
We wanted just one child, so we transferred one embryo.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
Honestly, I've blocked most of it out to save my sanity. They need some better administrators in there though.
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Doctor
Rita Sneeringer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Boston IVF
Waltham
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources