Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 26%8.1
53% strongly recommend
27 reviews
Humanity
8.1
8.1
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
7.8
7.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.1
6.1
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
6.9
OK
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of North Carolina
Residency
U. of North Carolina

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Sameh Toma works at

North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 16%8.4

At 1 office

Cary
400 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC 27518
919-233-1680
Explore Clinic

15 patient reviews filtered by:

Clear Filters
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 26 - 27
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Male Factor
Other
Income $0 - $49K
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Sameh Toma] would only do a frozen embryo transfer, because statistically that is your best chance of becoming pregnant...We had three embryos that made it to the freezing stage. He requested that we only do a single transfer, but we decided to do two the first time in hopes that one would stick, because twins did not scare us. He accepted our request to do a multiple embryo transfer, but unfortunately neither embryo survived.
My wife and I felt like a human [at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] because they always knew our name, they were very accommodating with us because we lived 12 hours away, every question we had was answered quickly, and we really enjoyed our experience...We chose to drive 12 hours to NCCRM because they were half the price of anyone around home. There was very little communication issues even while being states away. We didn't feel like we were just a number even though we were so far away. Though we didn't conceive a pregnancy that was due to very weak embryos, which was not the doctor's fault. We knew we had a 50% chance from the start. My wife doesn't want to go through another egg retrieval, but we are still looking to do an IUI with donor sperm. Dr Toma's team is outstanding, and I would recommend anybody to go visit them.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
We chose to drive 12 hours to NCCRM because they were half the price of anyone around home. There was very little communication issues even while being states away. We didn't feel like we were just a number even though we were so far away. Though we didn't conceive a pregnancy that was due to very weak embryos, which was not the doctor's fault. We knew we had a 50% chance from the start. My wife doesn't want to go through another egg retrieval, but we are still looking to do an IUI with donor sperm. Dr Toma's team is outstanding, and I would recommend anybody to go visit them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be patient when communicating with them. There are many times where his staff will need to contact you daily, and sometimes it gets later in the day and you might think they're not going to call, but they always pull through. They are willing to put in the hours to accommodate everyone. His price is cheaper because he doesn't care about the money. His price is not too good to be true like I thought it was in the beginning.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
My wife and I felt like a human because they always knew our name, they were very accommodating with us because we lived 12 hours away, every question we had was answered quickly, and we really enjoyed our experience
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He would only do a frozen embryo transfer, because statistically that is your best chance of becoming pregnant. This was difficult for us because we live so far away and that meant more travel, but he's the expert and we trusted him. He is a pioneer in the field of fertility and we trusted his judgments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla Yelton)
Very friendly, no complaints
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was very nice and clean. It was the second one that we got a consultation from. NCCRM was very nice, but I could tell they didn't waste a bunch of money on super fancy woodwork and whatnot. Being a simple guy I appreciated that. It seemed to be in a good location and there was a very nice hotel right next door which we frequently stayed at. It was nice to stay within walking distance of the clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The first couple hours of the day were for the monitoring appointments. We never had a problem or a long wait but we always got there right when they opened.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Around home we were looking at around $20,000 without travel expenses for the egg retrieval and one transfer. At NCCRM we had around $20,000 in travel (fuel, vehicle maintenance, plane tickets, food, hotel stays), The egg retrieval, and two transfers. That being said it was significantly cheaper for us to travel to NCCRM than use a local clinic.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We had three embryos that made it to the freezing stage. He requested that we only do a single transfer, but we decided to do two the first time in hopes that one would stick, because twins did not scare us. He accepted our request to do a multiple embryo transfer, but unfortunately neither embryo survived.
9
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
If you need someone to be subtle in their words Dr. Toma is not the right person for you. His approach works well for some people, but if you need a softer touch or more hand holding he is not the one. I love that he is blunt without being rude or dismissive...was very responsive to any and every question. He was available with funny stories to get me to calm down during transfer and scans. He made sure that I understood the entire process and that there are no guarantees but he would do is best and that’s exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want anyone to sell me any fairytale and I be devastated, and he was very honest about his expectations.
[North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine was] Very accessible when trying to get appointments set up and very upfront with cost. They were very accurate on the cost of the medication and the transfer. Some what difficult to reach someone at the front desk. You always have to enter a code to reach someone...She [nurse] was excellent. She worked with my many phone calls during business hours and the ones not during business hours. If I needed more time to think about a procedure she answered. She was also available through email and made every scan and blood work extremely comfortable. She was very comforting when telling me my test was negative and gave me time to grieve.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Roma was very professional very blunt. He didn’t waste time with pretty words. He said exactly what we need to do and that’s how it was executed. If I had questions about any procedure it was quickly answered. I was always able to speak directly to the Dr. if I requested him specifically or if I wasn’t sure about a procedure he would explain in detail and also provide research and links were I might find more information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
If you need someone to be subtle in their words Dr. Toma is not the right person for you. His approach works well for some people, but if you need a softer touch or more hand holding he is not the one. I love that he is blunt without being rude or dismissive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
My doctor was very responsive to any and every question. He was available with funny stories to get me to calm down during transfer and scans. He made sure that I understood the entire process and that there are no guarantees but he would do is best and that’s exactly what I wanted. I didn’t want anyone to sell me any fairytale and I be devastated, and he was very honest about his expectations.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
She was excellent. She worked with my many phone calls during business hours and the ones not during business hours. If I needed more time to think about a procedure she answered. She was also available through email and made every scan and blood work extremely comfortable. She was very comforting when telling me my test was negative and gave me time to grieve.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Very accessible when trying to get appointments set up and very upfront with cost. They were very accurate on the cost of the medication and the transfer. Some what difficult to reach someone at the front desk. You always have to enter a code to reach someone.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Blood work and monitoring were done only in the mornings between 8-9 am. Good luck if you were in a hurry. They did their best to not keep you waiting long but sometime that depends on what day your blood work and monitoring was.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I believe the total cost of the ivf was around $6000. My blood work was covered by insurance.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IUI
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Toma was very knowledgeable and also blunt, which I appreciated. His bedside manner is good but he also doesn’t sugar coat the information he is intending to convey. He micromanaged my cycle which I also appreciate to ensure the best quality care.... We were using follistim 225 and Menopur 75 daily. We also did estradiol and had an ultrasound on days 2, 5, 7, 9, and 11. We introduced Ganirelix on day 6 and used daily until day 11. We triggered with lupron (hcg) on day 12 and had our retrieval on day 14.
The monitoring appointments [at NCCRM] were very quick and efficient. They were by walk ins from 8-10am and I would get there by 75 to be the first one seen. I was usually out by 8:30 if bloodwork was done as well.... Awesome! They [the nursing staff] were there day and night to answer and questions we had. They had great bedside manner and we loved having them on our team!
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma was very knowledgeable and also blunt, which I appreciated. His bedside manner is good but he also doesn’t sugar coat the information he is intending to convey. He micromanaged my cycle which I also appreciate to ensure the best quality care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask any questions you have and be ready to recieve the truth even if it’s not what you’re hoping to hear. Dr. Toma will be very honest with you to ensure the best form of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
They always knew my name as soon as I walked in the door and where I was in my cycle. They also dedicated as much time as I needed when they were with me to answer any questions I had.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with bc pills for 2 weeks, then went in for a scan and began injections. We were using follistim 225 and Menopur 75 daily. We also did estradiol and had an ultrasound on days 2, 5, 7, 9, and 11. We introduced Ganirelix on day 6 and used daily until day 11. We triggered with lupron (hcg) on day 12 and had our retrieval on day 14. At our scans, we were measuring around 18 mature follicles, however at retrieval, some were empty so we only had 8 mature eggs. Only 3 fertilized and only one grade 3a made it to freeze on day 5. We did a frozen transfer and carried the baby to 8 week 4 days when we saw there was no longer a heartbeat.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla and Folita)
Awesome! They were there day and night to answer and questions we had. They had great bedside manner and we loved having them on our team!
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They were awesome. For our ultrasounds to see our baby once we were pregnant, we did have to routinely wait in the ultrasound room for about 30 min. Before the doctor and nurse came in, but that is our absolute only complaint. When we saw there was no heartbeat, they changed their schedule around to fully accommodate my husband and I and get us in for our D and C.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The monitoring appointments were very quick and efficient. They were by walk ins from 8-10am and I would get there by 75 to be the first one seen. I was usually out by 8:30 if bloodwork was done as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I don’t remember exact costs but it was significantly lower than my previous IVF cycle with Carolina Conceptions. I want to say it was around $11,000.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I have no opinions because we only had 1 embryo to transfer.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Toma was good at giving a lot of information with data, always explained everything he had to tell us and always made us feel comfortable. We traveled 12 hours to see Dr. Toma. He cared for us and made sure to pack as much into our appointments as possible to where we weren't making unnecessary trips in between treatment. ...
The clinic [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] is great at getting you in for appointments, all very friendly. The only thing I don't like is that it is very hard to get in touch with people once you've started treatment. Luckily, I had Carla who was great at emailing me ... Carla is AMAZING! She does the job of 20! She is so caring to her patients and always made me feel like a priority.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma was good at giving a lot of information with data, always explained everything he had to tell us and always made us feel comfortable. We traveled 12 hours to see Dr. Toma. He cared for us and made sure to pack as much into our appointments as possible to where we weren't making unnecessary trips in between treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Since everyone I know is 12 hours away from Dr. Toma, I would recommend him (and I did, I had a friend see him and is currently expecting her first child) because he knows what he is doing and is NOT in it for the money. He just wants to help couples have children
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
It was always hard to get in touch with the clinic. They never called back in a timely manner. It's hard enough when you're going through IVF to not feel super important.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had a typical round of IVF with ICSI. My first ER was cancelled because I didn't respond to medicine and dropped an egg on my own. For the next ER all of my doses were doubled for menopur and such. I responded well this time. They retrieved 16 eggs, 10 were mature, 8 fertilized and 3 made it to a 5 day freeze. My first frozen transfer we transferred 2 low grade embryos. All meds for me for transfer were also doubled except for my progesterone. This cycle ended up failing. The next transfer we transferred our last frozen embryo. Medicine was the same as last cycle. It also ended in a failure. They said we had poor embryos due to my husbands sperm quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla )
Carla is AMAZING! She does the job of 20! She is so caring to her patients and always made me feel like a priority.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is great at getting you in for appointments, all very friendly. The only thing I don't like is that it is very hard to get in touch with people once you've started treatment. Luckily, I had Carla who was great at emailing me
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Very efficient!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IVF was $5,000. We had to pay additionally for extra sperm samples ($300/ea) meds were all out of pocket. I don't even remember how much we paid for meds, I know it was in the thousands. I had to do monitoring at a home location and paid out of pocket for all of those as well. Which was another couple thousand
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He didn't have a strong preference since we didn't have good quality embryos
What specific things went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
After our final transfer we were waiting for BETA results all day. We kept calling and calling. We had the on call nurse paged 4 times until she called us back at 9pm stating that their fax machine was down. She finally called at 11pm with our negative results
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Toma] was to the point, which is great I am an adult and I prefer not to have anything sugar coated. We knew our risks and chances before we even started the process. ... Hes a brilliant man and I trust his decisions fully. ... He took the time to walk us through the process. ... My treatment consisted of gonal f and menopur. Then ganerillix shot leading up to egg retrieval. ...
Sometimes there's a wait but your usually seen fairly quickly especially when your having to go for your ultrasounds and bloodwork during the cycle you're in and out [NCCRM] which is awesome! ... Had to be in by 9:30 to re ieve blood results by the end of the day but you had lean way a little ... Carla is wonderful and was always there to answer any questions or problems that I had during my cycle
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was to the point, which is great I am an adult and I prefer not to have anything sugar coated. We knew our risks and chances before we even started the process. We went through ivf and had a failed cycle but we plan on going back for another cycle this year and I am choosing to stick with the same clinic I did the first go around. Hes a brilliant man and I trust his decisions fully.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Avoid the bad reviews on him. Hes too the point but that doesn't make him rude, just honest. I would much rather have someone tell me okay here's your chances of having a child rather than someone blowing smoke because they want my money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He took the time to walk us through the process.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My treatment consisted of gonal f and menopur. Then ganerillix shot leading up to egg retrieval. I responded very well to this treatment, they retrieved 23 eggs from it. To prepare for my transfer I was taking progesterone shots daily and estrogen shots twice weekly. I also used the estring preparing for transfer and after transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
Carla is wonderful and was always there to answer any questions or problems that I had during my cycle
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Sometimes there's a wait but your usually seen fairly quickly especially when your having to go for your ultrasounds and bloodwork during the cycle you're in and out which is awesome! .......................
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Had to be in by 9:30 to re ieve blood results by the end of the day but you had lean way a little
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Had to pay for ivf and medication. Also monitoring and management of cycle. I spent around 10 grand altogether.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
At my age and the fact that my issue is a tubal factor we decided one embryo. Especially with it being my first cycle it was the better option since multiple embryos could lead to multiple births
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I like how direct he [Dr. Sameh Toma] was as well as thorough with everything he did to make sure you have the best possible outcome. When we were asking certain questions that pertain to the embryos he was upfront and honest in saying that there are people smarter than him that make the decisions for the best possible outcomes which proved to be true . His personality is pretty straightforward which to me is a positive because I want somebody that is not going to dance around when you’re trying to get answers
This clinic [NC Center for Reproductive Med-Cary] is always there for you and I need given time, their responses are usually very quick and the staff as a whole is just always ready to help and answer any questions you have. They are always available even on holidays and Only a couple times today I have to call the answerin only a couple times today have to call the on call service before I got a response but that was usually only when Rochelle was on call. Carla is seriously one of the best nurses I’ve ever met
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I like how direct he was as well as thorough with everything he did to make sure you have the best possible outcome. When we were asking certain questions that pertain to the embryos he was upfront and honest in saying that there are people smarter than him that make the decisions for the best possible outcomes which proved to be true . His personality is pretty straightforward which to me is a positive because I want somebody that is not going to dance around when you’re trying to get answers
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He is very directive in the way he speaks but is honest
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was very blunt in his consultation of expectations which may come off to some people as cocky but I felt more comfortable knowing that he was successful . He and his team seemed to make sure they were available at all times for you Regardless of the day or time
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The strategy of a freeze all cycle is that it will allow you to come down off of all the hormones to create the embryos so that your body is more receptive to carrying the embryos. I firmly believe that this angle of how they do you freeze all cycles is why they have such great results at their clinic
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
Carlo was absolutely impeccably amazing and made the whole process so much more stress-free than I would’ve expected. She was always very professional and compassionate. Rochelle that works in place of her and very few instances where is sometimes nice but her bed Side manner was not nearly as good as Carlas
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is always there for you and I need given time, their responses are usually very quick and the staff as a whole is just always ready to help and answer any questions you have. They are always available even on holidays and Only a couple times today I have to call the answerin only a couple times today have to call the on call service before I got a response but that was usually only when Rochelle was on call. Carla is seriously one of the best nurses I’ve ever met
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The entire IVF procedure was completely out of pocket however they gave you plenty of details of how to pay for it with financing companies as well as cash discount options
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He was open to allowing us to transfer up to two embryos and told us that it was up to the embryologist of which ones they would transfer because they have an algorithm of what will produce the best results
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 40
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Latinx
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Sameh Toma] is a serious doctor, very professional, he gave me confidence and hope...I did surgery and everything went very well...We managed to make 4 embryos of good quality and 4 of lower quality. In the transfer they gave me 2 embryos, but it does not result in a positive pregnancy...The doctor explained how many and because he was going to transfer 2. He said that for my case it was the best, since I have a bicornuate uterus.
the nurses [at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] are friendly, show empathy and are professionals...I consider it a very good option to attend, all are respectful and professional, the only thing that gave me a little difficulty is that I am Hispanic and there nobody speaks Spanish, so I had to take someone to translate. But everything else was excellent service...They treat me with respect, they called me by my name and they were always professionals
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He is a serious doctor, very professional, he gave me confidence and hope. It is seen that he has a lot of experience and I made the quick diagnosis, I did surgery and everything went very well. I consider him to be the best doctor in this region. Other people recommended it to me because they achieved good results with their treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Have confidence and faith in Dr. Toma, but especially in God, and during the treatment are as calm as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
They treat me with respect, they called me by my name and they were always professionals
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First appointment, I reviewed my medical history, gave his diagnosis, scheduled a surgery, after the recovery, started the treatment with blood analysis, aultrasonido, then explained how to give me the injections and the amounts, during the process I drew blood in days Later, after I had the ovules removed, the second part of the medication was started to prepare and transfer the embryos. We managed to make 4 embryos of good quality and 4 of lower quality. In the transfer they gave me 2 embryos, but it does not result in a positive pregnancy. So they still keep 2 frozen. I do not remember the names of the medicines.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
the nurses are friendly, show empathy and are professionals.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I consider it a very good option to attend, all are respectful and professional, the only thing that gave me a little difficulty is that I am Hispanic and there nobody speaks Spanish, so I had to take someone to translate. But everything else was excellent service.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
4,950 FIV + medications, and payment of initial consultations. 450 consultation
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The doctor explained how many and because he was going to transfer 2. He said that for my case it was the best, since I have a bicornuate uterus.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
6 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Sameh Toma] did my tubal reserval and he did the HSG test which resulted that everything was still good...He was very kind and he cared about my feelings, he was very helpful and he wanted but the best treatment for me and he never gave up on me and he still hasn't, also he has a big heart... treats his patients with the up most respect. He made me feel comfortable with any procedure and he is trustworthy and stands by his words he was great with me and my partner.
Overall the clinic [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] is wonderful, it is clean, neat, organized and well staffed and all the staff is polite and kind and they all care about their patients feelings and what they are going through. I would recommend tis clinic to anyone that is going through fertility issues...They [nurses] were great,helpful, and considered my feelings and what I was going through.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma is a great Doctor his experience with fertility is amazing he knows what he is doing and treats his patients with the up most respect. He made me feel comfortable with any procedure and he is trustworthy and stands by his words he was great with me and my partner. I would recommend me him to anyone and exactly I recommend him to my best friend and she is very satisfied.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
That he is full of great knowledge and care about your feeling.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was very kind and he cared about my feelings, he was very helpful and he wanted but the best treatment for me and he never gave up on me and he still hasn't, also he has a big heart.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He did my tubal reserval and he did the HSG test which resulted that everything was still good, he find a polyp in my utrenus and it had to be removed by my ob/gyn he than asked that my OB put me on clomid and if needed to follow back up with him. I have appointment on the 21st of March to see him to consider IVF Because we haven't gotten pregnant yet but the cost is very overwhelming and he just spent so much on the one surgery and the second surgery and as well on all the meds. I trust Dr. Toma and that's why I would like for him to do my IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They were great,helpful, and considered my feelings and what I was going through.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Overall the clinic is wonderful, it is clean, neat, organized and well staffed and all the staff is polite and kind and they all care about their patients feelings and what they are going through. I would recommend tis clinic to anyone that is going through fertility issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
5300 dollars for my surgery, and than my HSG was 216.00 my insurance covered the rest.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 29 - 30
1 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. [Samhe] Toma was very honest and straight forward, he was not afraid to give me all of the information, risks and all. He was willing to answer all of my questions and hear my concerns. Sometimes I did feel like he thought I wasn't aggressive enough with my treatment because he would try to push me toward trying something more each time but we had our financial situation and our sanity to consider. In the end, he was supportive of our decision.
Dr. Toma really took the time to listen and was no nonsense...The nursing staff was for sure a great strength for this clinic [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine]. Everyone I interacted with was so kind and compassionate. I felt like I had my very own cheerleaders. The facility had everything you needed as well, so it was nice to be able to go to the clinic for the IVF procedure. I was a bit odd that it shared space with a plastic surgery office as well. I felt more vulnerable knowing that people there were not all there for the same reason.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma was very honest and straight forward, he was not afraid to give me all of the information, risks and all. He was willing to answer all of my questions and hear my concerns. Sometimes I did feel like he thought I wasn't aggressive enough with my treatment because he would try to push me toward trying something more each time but we had our financial situation and our sanity to consider. In the end, he was supportive of our decision.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research, ask the questions that you need to ask. Don't feel like you have to agree to all treatments presented, they are options and if you don't feel comfortable doing them yet, then take your time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma really took the time to listen and was no nonsense. I had done my research and work by this time and so I had a lot of questions and he was willing to answer all of them. I always saw Dr. Toma anytime I came in for a check-up or procedure, even if it was just to say hi how are you feeling? That meant a lot to me. I also had an amazing dedicated nurse that was so kind and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First month was on Clomid because Dr. Toma wanted to see what baseline looked like for me. Dr. Toma also insisted I go back on metformin at 1500 mg/day because that was the highest dose I tolerated. Second month he suggested IVF or ovarian drilling because he said I couldn't take anymore Clomid. I had reached the max I could take before I significantly increased my risk of ovarian/uterine cancer. We decided on IVF. After IVF failed, we assessed what might have gone wrong and Dr. Toma suspected endometriosis so he recommended the ovarian drilling procedure and diagnostic laparascopy and hysteroscopy. The procedure confirmed endometriosis diagnosis as well as uterine fibroids. Dr. Toma suggested another round of IVF but we declined due to financial reasons. We decided to try IUI + femara instead, and another negative pregnancy result. After that we were emotionally spent and did two more months on Femera with successful ovulation and no positive pregnancy results. Then we stopped treatment all together.
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla)
My assigned nurse was amazing! Carla was compassionate, kind, cheerful, and always willing to answer my questions. She saw me after every visit even if to say hi and sat down with me if I wanted to talk about the procedures, or side effects or anything like that. She was the best medical staff I have ever had.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff was for sure a great strength for this clinic. Everyone I interacted with was so kind and compassionate. I felt like I had my very own cheerleaders. The facility had everything you needed as well, so it was nice to be able to go to the clinic for the IVF procedure. I was a bit odd that it shared space with a plastic surgery office as well. I felt more vulnerable knowing that people there were not all there for the same reason.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We were given slots in the early morning for ultrasounds that made it convenient to schedule work around and they were usually on time. Only once or twice I was delayed for work by 45 minutes. Blood work was also convenient and quick. I was never delayed for blood draws.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Doctor visits, ultrasounds, and labwork were covered. the IVF procedure was out of pocket and was $5000. The injectables were covered 80% so we ended up paying close to $2000 for those. IUI was not covered and we paid $600/cycle. The surgery was not entirely covered and we had to pay close to $2800.
What specific things went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Once my timing for a trigger shot came in on the weekend and so I had to go in to pick up an injection. I had a misunderstanding with the on call nurse for when I was suppose to meet her at the clinic to pick it up and it caused a lot of stress for me I was afraid we would miss that cycle, in the end we worked something out and I had to go to a pharmacy and pay extra which was stressful too.
9
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016, 6 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 Egg Freezing
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The team was great. Dr. Toma was straightforward and very knowledgeable and thorough.... He does not treat his patients like a number. He is very knowledgeable and thorough and makes sure that his patients understand the procedures. I was having some complications early in my pregnancy. He was truly encouraging, but also explained to me how this could play out. I would highly recommend this... Our nurse is always available via email.
The clinic [North Carolina Center for Repro Med] is good at communicating with its patients. We are contacted daily about any changes to our protocol. Our nurse is always available via email. The receptionist would always greet me with a smile and get us checked in a quickly as possible.... The cost was very reasonable. We paid $3999 for one full cycle which on included retrieval, transfer, and monitoring.... [Nursing Staff] Very caring and compassionate.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma is straightforward. He does not treat his patients like a number. He is very knowledgeable and thorough and makes sure that his patients understand the procedures. I was having some complications early in my pregnancy. He was truly encouraging, but also explained to me how this could play out. I would highly recommend this
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Please be patient. This journey is not an easy one and can be enduring. Follow Dr. Tomas orders and trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The team was great. Dr. Toma was straightforward and very knowledgeable and thorough.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Very caring and compassionate.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is good at communicating with its patients. We are contacted daily about any changes to our protocol. Our nurse is always available via email. The receptionist would always greet me with a smile and get us checked in a quickly as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The cost was very reasonable. We paid $3999 for one full cycle which on included retrieval, transfer, and monitoring.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43 - 45
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Candid, direct. Honest. I prefer direct over bedside manner, but if you are a patient who requires a lot of warmth, he [Dr. Samhe Toma] may not be the greatest choice. His treatment plan didn't waste time or money in my opinion. It was a great experience. Dr. [Toma] advised the method with the highest probability of success. I appreciated his insight and his direct manner...He was candid, direct, concerned. Recommended treatment aimed at desired results
Easy to work with and friendly. The clinic [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] is well-run and accommodating. Very organized. Flexible hours. Knowledgeable nurses. No billing problems....[Nurses were] Very good. Knowledgeable... His [Dr. Toma] treatment plan didn't waste time or money in my opinion. It was a great experience. Dr. [Toma] advised the method with the highest probability of success....Recommended treatment aimed at desired results
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Candid, direct. Honest. I prefer direct over bedside manner, but if you are a patient who requires a lot of warmth, he may not be the greatest choice. His treatment plan didn't waste time or money in my opinion. It was a great experience. Dr. [Toma] advised the method with the highest probability of success. I appreciated his insight and his direct manner. I was seeking results. We tried a few Hail Mary IUI and Cloud attempts before going all in with in vitro. After the first unsuccessful round of IVF, Dr. Toma removed uterine fibroids and we tried again. This time with success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was candid, direct, concerned. Recommended treatment aimed at desired results
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't recall specifics
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carla (I think))
Very good. Knowledgeable
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Easy to work with and friendly. The clinic is well-run and accommodating. Very organized. Flexible hours. Knowledgeable nurses. No billing problems.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Cost of egg donor, men's, embryo transfer
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He always transferred 3 in order to achieve optimal results
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
Anovulation
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Toma] listened to my medical history, and asked me how aggressive I wanted to be with my treatment. We decided on IVF, and he explained (with visuals) the IVF process from start to finish. I appreciated the fact that he will allow me to be monitored at my local ob/gyn office due to the fact that I live a few hours away...told me that we will transfer one embryo when the time comes.
This was my first appointment [with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine], however, I spoke with several ladies and they all were very nice. Barbara was amazing. She called me after I got the cost breakdown of my IVF cycle to see if I had any questions. I really appreciated that she understood that I had just been given a lot of information and she let me know that I could reach out to her with any further questions
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma didn't waste time diving into what we needed to do. My consultation was via telehealth video chat, and he greeted me with a smile. He listened to my medical history, and asked me how aggressive I wanted to be with my treatment. We decided on IVF, and he explained (with visuals) the IVF process from start to finish. I appreciated the fact that he will allow me to be monitored at my local ob/gyn office due to the fact that I live a few hours away. I also appreciate the fact the when I do have to go to his office he will have me, and my husband, doing a lot of things so that we don't have to make multiple trips. Overall, Dr. Toma was amazing, and I look forward to working with him through my IVF cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The one piece of advice I would give is be open. I had an idea in my head of what was going to happen during my appointment, but by the end of the appointment my plans had totally changed, and I was okay with that change.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I was so nervous before my consultation; however, when I started my consultation with Dr. Toma I was immediately put at ease. He was so nice, and he explained what I would be experiencing when I start my IVF cycle. Also, everyone that I spoke to was so helpful, and so patient with me and my questions.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I am just starting my treatment plan. However, I was given the IVF cost breakdown, and a list of the different steps that are involved in the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This was my first appointment, however, I spoke with several ladies and they all were very nice. Barbara was amazing. She called me after I got the cost breakdown of my IVF cycle to see if I had any questions. I really appreciated that she understood that I had just been given a lot of information and she let me know that I could reach out to her with any further questions once I digested the information that I was given.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I have not physically gone to the clinic yet. Due to the pandemic I did my consultation via telehealth video. I like that they took care of the paperwork and copay before the appointment, and I appreciated that someone called to make sure my video equipment was working before my doctor came into the room. Also, during the consultation we had some video chat issues, but it was resolved quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The total cost of what I will be doing is a little over $9,000. I will be monitored at my ob/gyn which is a savings of $1,000. My consultation was only $40 because my insurance covered most of it.
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Toma told me that we will transfer one embryo when the time comes.
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Toma was very thorough. I didn't wait long to see him at each visit...I understood everything he had to say about the procedure and I felt very comfortable!... He isn't a hold your hand, stroke your hair kinda Dr. He lays out what is going on with you and the path or paths of treatment...he describes all of his treatment plans and procedures he offers on his website...I'm sure at times they can get busy and have extended wait times. I was blessed to be there on a non busy day. I
Everyone [at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] was friendly and welcoming. They explained what they were doing and why. I felt very comfortable here...this clinic was absolutely awesome. Nice and comforting. Clean and professional. I think the only weakness this clinic would have is that there aren't 2 Dr. Toma's. The staff was very organized and friendly. The operating facility was excellent and very very sterile. They have outstanding pricing based on the fact that they have their own facilities and that is a blessing in itself.
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma was very thorough. I didn't wait long to see him at each visit. Although I'm sure at times they can get busy and have extended wait times. I was blessed to be there on a non busy day. I understood everything he had to say about the procedure and I felt very comfortable!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Just remember that he is a Dr. Not your friend. He is there to look at the facts and deliver them to you as honestly as he can. He isn't a hold your hand, stroke your hair kinda Dr. He lays out what is going on with you and the path or paths of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
From the moment I walked in everyone was friendly and welcoming. The facilities were clean and very neat. Everyone greeted me using my nam. Very nice!
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't want to quote anyone on the exact terminology and such but he describes all of his treatment plans and procedures he offers on his website.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Everyone was friendly and welcoming. They explained what they were doing and why. I felt very comfortable here.
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Other than Covid-19 causing heavy restrictions and such this clinic was absolutely awesome. Nice and comforting. Clean and professional. I think the only weakness this clinic would have is that there aren't 2 Dr. Toma's. The staff was very organized and friendly. The operating facility was excellent and very very sterile. They have outstanding pricing based on the fact that they have their own facilities and that is a blessing in itself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The total costs for what I had done totaled around 7k
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 43
Male Factor
Latinx
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Sameh Toma] was very clear about what we should expect They were very polite and helpful and communicated everything very clearly and made sure we understood everything we may need and need to do including medications and cost...I had a tube reversal and it went very well and he explained afterwards that it was my husband that had the issue my husband did not know and he explained what we would need to do as far as IVF
I think they [North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] were great only thing I think would help is if they would help with finding more funding resources to help with the medication and IVF cost to help with the frustrations of the whole process...[the nursing staff at NCCRM] are all very helpful sweet and down to earth...Everybody was so nice and explained everything clearly
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was very clear about what we should expect They were very polite and helpful and communicated everything very clearly and made sure we understood everything we may need and need to do including medications and cost
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you ask every question you have because he is very eager to answer
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Everybody was so nice and explained everything clearly
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had a tube reversal and it went very well and he explained afterwards that it was my husband that had the issue my husband did not know and he explained what we would need to do as far as IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are all very helpful sweet and down to earth
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I think they were great only thing I think would help is if they would help with finding more funding resources to help with the medication and IVF cost to help with the frustrations of the whole process
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are very reasonable but still out of our range
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cary
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
Donor Sperm
Other
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Toma was] very caring, observant, quick response with any questions i had...treatment for embryo transfer PIO shots, estrogen blood work...He asked alot of questions from my past IVF cycles. Dr. Toma is also a funnydoctor which is a good thing. some times going to a appt could be depressing but he would change your mood
Dr. Toma [at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine] is great. I didnt have any issues. I LOVE the clinic and the staff. He asked alot of questions from my past IVF cycles. Dr. Toma is also a funnydoctor which is a good thing. some times going to a appt could be depressing but he would change your mood...i was able to transfer 2 embryos...very clean, friendly, positive vibes and energy. the clinic there are no weakness with this clinic. i give them a overall 10. I was recommended to NCCRM and glad i was able to come to this clinic. The front desk is also amazing
How was your experience with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Toma is great. I didnt have any issues. I LOVE the clinic and the staff. He asked alot of questions from my past IVF cycles. Dr. Toma is also a funnydoctor which is a good thing. some times going to a appt could be depressing but he would change your mood
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
ask any questions you have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine?
very caring, observant, quick response with any questions i had.
Describe the protocols Sameh Toma used in your cycles at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
treatment for embryo transfer PIO shots, estrogen blood work
Describe your experience with your nurse at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Folita)
excellent nurse
Describe your experience with North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
very clean, friendly, positive vibes and energy. the clinic there are no weakness with this clinic. i give them a overall 10. I was recommended to NCCRM and glad i was able to come to this clinic. The front desk is also amazing
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sameh Toma at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
insured copay and storage
Describe Sameh Toma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine.
i was able to transfer 2 embryos
10
Doctor
Sameh Toma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine
Greensboro
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5