Stephen Collins

Yale University

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Medical SchoolEmory University
ResidencyYale New Haven Hospital
FellowshipYale School of Medicine
New Haven
150 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-4708
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Stephen Collins to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 98%Neutral: 2%9
2 assessments
  • 98% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 2% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
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Excellent communication
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Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

Responsiveness
Poor response time
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Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Yale University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 34%Don't recommend: 19%7.9
27 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 34% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
9
10
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
9
10
Dr Collins was always available for me to meet with him with questions. He would sit and give me time to explain my thoughts and feelings. ... He will treat you like the patient who deserves the best and most up to date information. ... My final retrieval I had OHSS, but I wouldn’t have changed this at all because of the success of the retrieval. ...He’s constantly referencing the most recent research and providing me with articles to review for my own knowledge!
The doctors and people [at Yale University] are amazing, but the main office where you go for procedures has you wait in a line to get seen. It’s a little odd there’s not a better system in place but hopefully this can be improved. ... I always got there first thing and never waited. I’d be first or second to get there and it was relatively quick! Loved that I’d get to chat with the doctors with what they were seeing and how things were progressing
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
Dr Collins was always available for me to meet with him with questions. He would sit and give me time to explain my thoughts and feelings. He described all the processes very well. I wouldn’t change my doctor no matter how many rounds we’d have to do to get to a miracle baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Collins at Yale University?
This is a doctor you can trust. He will treat you like the patient who deserves the best and most up to date information. He’s constantly referencing the most recent research and providing me with articles to review for my own knowledge!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
Every time I walked into their office they knew my DOB, asked how I was doing, and took the time to listen.
Describe the protocols Stephen Collins used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
Ivf retrieval 1- we went light on gonal and had to cancel this round. Ivf retrieval 2- increased gonal and menopur. Ended up with 12 eggs retrieved, 5 mature and fertilized, 1 barely made it to blast. We transferred that one of poor quality and it didn’t work. Ivf retrieval 3- we did a priming with Estrace 2 weeks before my period. We increased gonal and menopur again. We retrieved 24 eggs, 16 mature and fertilized, 5 made it to blast. My final retrieval I had OHSS, but I wouldn’t have changed this at all because of the success of the retrieval. My doctors always kept me updating them with my health and I never felt nervous. I had my first frozen egg transfer (letrozole, gonal, pio shots and endometrin inserts) and am currently going through a chemical pregnancy and waiting for my hcg levels to lower.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Yale University. (Assigned nurse: Maureen, Vanessa, Patrick)
Couldn’t say enough good things. Always there for me, smiled, sent me great messages to make me feel supported. Love them!
Describe your experience with Yale University.
The doctors and people are amazing, but the main office where you go for procedures has you wait in a line to get seen. It’s a little odd there’s not a better system in place but hopefully this can be improved.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Yale University.
I always got there first thing and never waited. I’d be first or second to get there and it was relatively quick! Loved that I’d get to chat with the doctors with what they were seeing and how things were progressing
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Collins at Yale University.
A lot was covered by insurance, however we paid for all medications and will pay for our next transfer.
Describe Stephen Collins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
It makes sense and it’s hard to agree with but I do. For someone in my situation, a one embryo transfer is preferred.
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Stephen Collins
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Yale University
Westport
Nursing
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8
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
8
8
We’re still in the beginning stages but weight loss was discussed [with Dr. Stephen Collins], and doing different procedures to ensure my tubes are clear, and my uterus has no polyps or abnormalities. Blood work has been done and femara has been discussed as a treatment option over clomid...I felt like a human, he had a nice personal folder with all my information and upcoming procedures, but I can tell he has done this many times before. The questions felt rehearsed and there wasn’t much enthusiasm in the consultation. I am happy he was willing to take action right away and start baseline blood work..he also had a treatment plan in place, and lined up an appointment for a sonohystergram
the sperm analysis will be about $360 [at Yale University-New Haven]...I am new to this clinic but they have a nice atmosphere, free coffee, with a knowledgeable staff, who are kind and caring. I am not sure of any weaknesses yet, but their strengths would definitely be experience and knowledge...I had questions and she [nurse] was able to call me back right away and sort it out...We’re still in the beginning stages but weight loss was discussed [with Dr. Stephen Collins], and doing different procedures to ensure my tubes are clear,
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
8
8
How was your experience with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
I just started treatment with Dr. Collins and so far it’s going well. I am waiting on blood work and I go for a sonohystergram tomorrow (9/27) He is my second fertility doctor, as the first one quit his practice half way through treatment. My obgyn tried to take over, but her experience in fertility is limited and I was referred to a reproductive endocrinologist for further treatment. I am excited and hopeful that I will receive the right care with Dr. Collins
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Collins at Yale University?
Have your past medical history and test results on hand as it helps for reference at the consultation. Also if you can, don’t go alone..Dr.Collins and his team were great but it would’ve been nice to have some emotional support from my significant other or a friend.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
I felt like a human, he had a nice personal folder with all my information and upcoming procedures, but I can tell he has done this many times before. The questions felt rehearsed and there wasn’t much enthusiasm in the consultation. I am happy he was willing to take action right away and start baseline blood work..he also had a treatment plan in place, and lined up an appointment for a sonohystergram
Describe the protocols Stephen Collins used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
We’re still in the beginning stages but weight loss was discussed, and doing different procedures to ensure my tubes are clear, and my uterus has no polyps or abnormalities. Blood work has been done and femara has been discussed as a treatment option over clomid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Yale University.
I had questions and she was able to call me back right away and sort it out
Describe your experience with Yale University.
I am new to this clinic but they have a nice atmosphere, free coffee, with a knowledgeable staff, who are kind and caring. I am not sure of any weaknesses yet, but their strengths would definitely be experience and knowledge.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Collins at Yale University.
So far everything has been covered by insurance, but once we move past the diagnosis stage, nothing is covered. Any fertility drugs and further treatment will come out of pocket..the sperm analysis will be about $360.
Describe Stephen Collins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
We have not done any of these procedures so I can not comment
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Doctor
Stephen Collins
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Yale University
New Haven
Nursing
Operations
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