Brigham & Women's Hospital

12 doctors work here

Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 8%8.8
80% strongly recommend
118 reviews
Operations
8.9
8.9
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.2
8.2
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.6
8.6
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.8
8.8
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ+ Care
2
2
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Attention to Detail
7.6
7.6
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
2,405
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication
12 doctors work here
NPS
8.7
Average Doctor Score
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This clinic has 6 offices

Boston
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Braintree
1681 Washington Street 2nd Floor
Braintree, MA 02184
Chestnut Hill
200 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Foxborough
22 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
Newton
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Stratham
118 Portsmouth Avenue Suite 102
Stratham, NH 03885
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118 patient reviews

Verified
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 39
1 IVF
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Issacson and his staff were wonderful. After surgeries I was able to have a baby through IVF. Then three years later had another baby on our own. He is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful doctor for women with Asherman's Syndrome.
Dr Issacson and his staff were wonderful. After surgeries I was able to have a baby through IVF. Then three years later had another baby on our own. He is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful doctor for women with Asherman's Syndrome.
How was your experience with Keith Isaacson at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr issacson and his staff were wonderful. After surgeries I was able to have a baby through IVF. Then three years later had another baby on our own. He is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful doctor for women with Ashermans Syndrome
10
Doctor
Keith Isaacson
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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Newton
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 36
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gargiulo told me that we would be transferring a single embryo for my transfers...He explained very patiently that I needed surgery and communicated very patiently with me through the exams I had with him prior to scheduling my surgery...He was honest about what would likely be easy and what would likely be difficult with IVF based on what he knew about my medical history
When it comes to IVF, mistakes and clinical errors just cannot happen. The [Brigham & Women's Hospital] clinic made sure that everything was timed perfectly for my body and was more than willing to make last minute changes if that was in the best interest of having a successful IVF cycle. For me, this clinic's biggest strength is the people who work there. I can't say enough positive things about the doctors, nurses, and staff.
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I first saw Dr. Gargiulo when my regular OBGYN referred me to his office for suspected endometriosis. When I first met Dr. Gargiulo, I was scared and in a lot of pain. He explained very patiently that I needed surgery and communicated very patiently with me through the exams I had with him prior to scheduling my surgery. He performed my laparoscopic excision procedure and confirmed I did indeed have endometriosis (stage 3), but that the surgery had been a success and that I could always reach out to him in the future if I needed reproductive help due to the endo. When I did in fact need help years later, Dr. Gargiulo remembered me when I returned to his office and approached my care the same way he had before: with care and with hope. He was honest about what would likely be easy and what would likely be difficult with IVF based on what he knew about my medical history. It is common to have a million questions when considering IVF, and he listened and answered all of my questions, not making me feel as though I was taking up too much of his time. Dr. Gargiulo cares about his patients and wants them to be successful, and it shows in the way he interacts with his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
If you have concerns or questions, definitely bring them up with Dr. Gargiulo. He listens and takes what his patients say into consideration, and is very patient while doing so.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo and all of the staff at the Center for Reproductive care are extremely caring in nature and it showed that they took the time to become very familiar with my records. All throughout the IVF process, what my body was doing at the time was the only thing that dictated what was going to happen next; they did not try to plan my IVF cycle around their schedule. Anytime I spoke with someone in the office, either in person or on the phone, they would patiently answer all of my questions. They made me feel like my concerns were valid and that they were listening, and they would help me find a solution to my concerns.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
When I began my IVF cycle, we were planning on doing a fresh transfer shortly after my egg retrieval. However, my estrogen levels were very high, so my cycle was changed to a freeze-all cycle and I triggered with Lupron only. Dr. Gargiulo let me move directly into a frozen transfer cycle a month later, and my lining was thickening very slowly. I took 3 estrogen pills in the morning and three in the evening. We kept following the protocol he had in place and waited for my lining to thicken, but unfortunately not much was happening. At one of my ultrasounds, Dr. Gargiulo came in to look at the ultrasound and check my lining levels himself (instead of reviewing the images later), and determined that we needed to cancel the transfer cycle and schedule a biopsy instead to make sure nothing was going on in my uterus that shouldn't be. The biopsy came back normal so he determined that we would use the same protocol again and as long as my lining got to where it was last time, we could try to transfer. I went into another transfer cycle the following month, and while my lining was slow to thicken again, Dr. Gargiulo allowed me to transfer with a thin lining, and the transfer was successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The nursing staff at the Center for Reproductive care are honestly some of the most kind, professional, and compassionate people I have ever met. They take a sympathetic and patient approach when they need to deliver not-so-great news, and they celebrate in your successes when something positive happens. If I had to contact the center with a question or a concern, I always either had a staff member on the phone with me within minutes, or had a return phone call back to me within a half hour. They genuinely care about your concerns and questions, and are always willing to help however they can. I honestly cannot say enough good things about the nursing staff in this office.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I was extremely impressed with how organized and professional the clinic as a whole operated. When it comes to IVF, mistakes and clinical errors just cannot happen. The clinic made sure that everything was timed perfectly for my body and was more than willing to make last minute changes if that was in the best interest of having a successful IVF cycle. For me, this clinic's biggest strength is the people who work there. I can't say enough positive things about the doctors, nurses, and staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Our health insurance didn't cover any infertility-related treatment, so we paid completely out of pocket for everything. Since this is the only clinic we worked with, I don't know how cost compares with other clinics.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Gargiulo told me that we would be transferring a single embryo for my transfers. If we had two unsuccessful transfers then he would possibly look into transferring multiple embryos, but he was hesitant to do that because of the risks that come with carrying multiples.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg] was very professional, explained the plan she had in mind for my treatments, answered all our questions every time we had any concerns. We executed the plan she had for us accordingly and It was successful. I’m very happy with my result! I got exactly what I expected to get...very straightforward type of doctor. If you’re looking for a deeper connection and a doctor that’s touchy-feely she is not going to be your doctor. Aside from that, she is a serious professional who does her job well and if it’s meant for your treatment to work believe me, she’ll make it work and make it reality.
I’d recommend this clinic [Brigham & Women's Hospital] to anyone I know. The front desk girls we’re always so helpful, extremely professional and kind to me in person and over the phone. The clinic itself was very accessible to me and in an easy location...urses gave me so much more than what they are paid for in their positions. They gave me care, compassion, kindness and hope. Their empathy and generosity will never ever be forgotten for as long as I live.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was very professional, explained the plan she had in mind for my treatments, answered all our questions every time we had any concerns. We executed the plan she had for us accordingly and It was successful. I’m very happy with my result! I got exactly what I expected to get.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Ginsburg is a very straightforward type of doctor. If you’re looking for a deeper connection and a doctor that’s touchy-feely she is not going to be your doctor. Aside from that, she is a serious professional who does her job well and if it’s meant for your treatment to work believe me, she’ll make it work and make it reality.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I felt like she treated me the way I was supposed to be treated. She was very professional and had a plan in mind. We executed te plan and I got what I wanted out of it at the end of my 3rd round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Kristine Dawson, Ashleigh Murray and Ashley Ann Coopersmith)
I saw these three nurses more than anyone else during my entire fertility journey. Their names are Kristine Dawson, Ashleigh Murray and Ashley Coopersmith and I have them as my IVF angels. These nurses gave me so much more than what they are paid for in their positions. They gave me care, compassion, kindness and hope. Their empathy and generosity will never ever be forgotten for as long as I live. This was the hardest journey I’ve endured in my 42 years of life and it wouldn’t have been possible without these three nurses help and love. They always made me feel like I was the only patient and when I think of them I smile and think of their loving hearts helping other women like me who will find themselves feeling afraid and hopeless. One day I’ll tell my son about them and the angels they were in out lives helping him become a reality.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I’d recommend this clinic to anyone I know. The front desk girls we’re always so helpful, extremely professional and kind to me in person and over the phone. The clinic itself was very accessible to me and in an easy location.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
They made my appointments very convenient for me and my schedule
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Our insurance did not cover anything in our IVF journey. We’ve spent around $60K with everything included in our IVF journey for 3 rounds.
Describe Elizabeth Ginsburg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I only had two normal embryos so a single transfer was the ideal for me. Multiple embryo transfer comes with risks and we didn’t want to take a risk of possibly losing the only two eggs we had. Single transfer was the best decision for us.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Ginsburg
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Gargiulo only ever recommended transferring one embryo at a time in order to have a healthy pregnancy with the least amount of risks and one healthy baby...[he] is a warm, kind and friendly doctor. He makes you feel comfortable enough to ask questions and does his best to answer them in a very factual and informed way. He is very knowledgeable and uses research and statistics to help you gain understanding. During procedures he is patient, kind and gentle, explaining the process every step of the way...
The nursing staff at [Brigham & Women's Hospital] were absolutely amazing. They were all so kind, helpful and guided me every step of the way...One weakness is that Dr. Gargiulo is only at this location on Thursdays, so you don’t see him often...While the office is only open on weekdays from 7-3pm, they always have a nurse on call after hours and on the weekends. They even worked my cycle appointment around the weather so I didn’t have to travel 30 minutes to them during a snow storm
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is a warm, kind and friendly doctor. He makes you feel comfortable enough to ask questions and does his best to answer them in a very factual and informed way. He is very knowledgeable and uses research and statistics to help you gain understanding. During procedures he is patient, kind and gentle, explaining the process every step of the way. Dr. Gargiulo seems to be very skilled in IVF as well as endometriosis.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Advocate for yourself, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions - he is very receptive to that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is a very kind man who seems to genuinely care about his patients. At our first consultation he really got to know my husband and I, asking how we met and how long we’d been together. He never passed judgment on any of our medical history or lifestyle choices. Despite not getting any viable embryos during the first round, Dr. Gargiulo remained positive and hopeful that we will have a baby someday. This hope has kept us going through this process.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Dr. Gargiulo had me call on the first day of my cycle. On day two I started 5 days of birth control. I was told this is to make sure only a certain number of people are cycling at the same time. I was then put on the antagonist protocol. I was put on a high dose on meds. I was told this was because I wanted to test my embryos, so Dr. Gargiulo wanted to get as many eggs as possible. Unfortunately I was a low responder to the meds and only had 7 follicles (only 4 of those mature) on egg retrieval day. They were able to retrieve four eggs. We used natural fertilization due to no male factor. Only two eggs fertilized (one didn’t fertilize at all and one fertilized abnormally). The two fertilized eggs made it to blast and were sent for testing. Unfortunately they both came back as abnormal and were not viable for transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The nursing staff at CRC were absolutely amazing. They were all so kind, helpful and guided me every step of the way. They seemed to really care about me, were excited for me, and remained hopeful and optimistic. I couldn’t have gone through this process without them.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I highly recommend CRC. They are in a very convenient location for me living in the seacoast, NH area. They have great communication, everyone is so kind, and they are easy to reach. While the office is only open on weekdays from 7-3pm, they always have a nurse on call after hours and on the weekends. They even worked my cycle appointment around the weather so I didn’t have to travel 30 minutes to them during a snow storm. One weakness is that Dr. Gargiulo is only at this location on Thursdays, so you don’t see him often, but I felt completely supported and taken care of by the nurses. I would let a new patient know that they should advocate for themselves, call with questions, the staff at this office are always there to help if you feel you aren’t getting the answers you need or you have questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My insurance covers IVF under a state mandate after the deductible has been met. I have a $5000 deductible. Embryo testing is not covered and costs $2500 plus an additional cost to ship the embryos and test each one. To test my two embryos it cost $3000 total.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Gargiulo only ever recommended transferring one embryo at a time in order to have a healthy pregnancy with the least amount of risks and one healthy baby.
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Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gargiulo was extremely trustworthy and respectful when treating my stage IV endometriosis... is honest with his thoughts process for diagnosis. He is also very talented and precise during surgery, as he was able to save both my ovaries and fallopian tubes. I really like his conservative approach to treatment, where he aims to leave all fertility options open to the patient.
The nursing staff [at Brigham & Women's Hospital] was extremely compassionate and knowledgable...They also followup in a very timely manner when I'd call off-hours or during lunch...The clinic is in a very convenient location in Stratham, NH...Physically, it's not a huge hospital clinic, but it's modern, clean, and appropriately sized/staffed....
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo was extremely trustworthy and respectful when treating my stage IV endometriosis. He doesn't dumb things down, make things seem better or worse than they are, and is honest with his thoughts process for diagnosis. He is also very talented and precise during surgery, as he was able to save both my ovaries and fallopian tubes. I really like his conservative approach to treatment, where he aims to leave all fertility options open to the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Definitely ask all the questions you need. Dr. Gargiulo is extremely knowledgable and if he doesn't know something, he will know how to find out.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Asked important personal and detailed questions on my family planning timeline and had a lot of empathy and patience when answering my own questions.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Dr. Garguilo first had me do a 3D ultrasound down in Boston as the first step to follow up on an ovarian cyst (later to be confirmed as endometrioma), a polyp, and fibroids as diagnosed by my previous OB-GYN. Dr. Garguilo had me get an MRI to check for adenomyosis, which is very hard to detect on ultrasound. With previous OB-GYNs, my adenomyosis was misdiagnosed as fibroids, but Dr. Garguilo has ample experience to note a subtle difference and then went and confirmed via MRI. Knowing that I have adeno is useful for the surgery. He also had me get bloodwork for cancer markers (CA-125 and HE-4), because this would affect how to operate on my 6.3cm ovarian cyst. Most doctors don't look at HE-4, but it's a very important and useful tool. If I had cancer, and he spilled my ovarian cyst contents, the results could have been disastrous.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The nursing staff was extremely compassionate and knowledgable. I was particularly nervous about getting an MRI with contrast, as well as having a late morning surgery (as opposed to early morning) since I needed to do a bowel prep the day before. The nurses helped calm me down, told me about their own personal experiences with similar issues, and were very sweet. They also followup in a very timely manner when I'd call off-hours or during lunch.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic is in a very convenient location in Stratham, NH. I'm very thankful that I didn't have to drive down to Boston as Dr. Gargiulo works out of the Stratham office Tuesdays and Thursdays. Physically, it's not a huge hospital clinic, but it's modern, clean, and appropriately sized/staffed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
MRI came out to $200 after insurance. Each office visit was $20 after insurance.
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Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I was referred to Dr. Gargiulo with a tough diagnosis. ... At our second appointment we were told that I had an undiagnosed thyroid antibody that attacked my reproductive system. Dr. Gargiulo understood our deep desire to try anything we could. ... After 2 failed cycles Dr. Gargiulo recommended to use Donor eggs. Even through this entire time he was understanding and warm with his approach even with such devastating news. After 2 additional second opinions in Boston from other top IVF providers; we have started the Donor egg process. Both of the second opinions agreed completely with Dr. Gargiulos approach
Strengths: - Great Location - Clean - Staff was wonderful - Early morning hours - Always accommodating - A nurse is always on call - It is a satellite location for Brigham and Womens. This is wonderful to not have to drive to Boston for monitoring visits Weaknesses - Not a deal breaker but they close at 3:30p ... They [nursing staff] were all there after each failed cycle and were willing to help us with any resources they needed. We never felt rush at any appointment or never felt like a bother calling with the simplest question.
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
He was warm and compassionate. He understood our deep desire to have a child and was willing to think outside the box which we appreciated as standard approaches were not going to work; which we knew from the first appointment. He never had to look back at my notes to reference previous cycles, he always seemed so well prepared for our visits and did not spend our time flipping through a chart. He is one of the best physicians I have ever met and I work for the best hospital in Boston.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Understand that as much as you want a positive outcome it is not always possible. You have to go in with an open mind and remember that Dr. Gargiulo will do anything possible to give you the best possible outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo was wonderful from the first appointment we had with him. He treated us with compassion and was delicate regarding our gloomy outlook of having a natural child. He always took the time to ask us how we were both doing and always made time for our phone calls or routinely stayed later to make sure there was an appointment. Even with our tough diagnosis we have trusted him every step of the way. His nursing staff were also wonderful, they always made us feel welcomed and took the time to explain the next steps.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I was referred to Dr. Gargiulo with a tough diagnosis. During the first appointment he was very frank with my husband and myself to explain the low percentage of having a child with my own eggs. After the first appointment he recommended a large volume of tests to understand why I had diminished ovarian reserve at such a young age. At our second appointment we were told that I had an undiagnosed thyroid antibody that attacked my reproductive system. Dr. Gargiulo understood our deep desire to try anything we could. We started an IVF cycle immediately with the highest dose of medications he could give me. We got to cycle day 24 and my eggs died on their own without maturing. Four months later we tried a different IVF cycle; Lupron Microflare and this cycle only got to day 7 and my hormones were unchanged. After 2 failed cycles Dr. Gargiulo recommended to use Donor eggs. Even through this entire time he was understanding and warm with his approach even with such devastating news. After 2 additional second opinions in Boston from other top IVF providers; we have started the Donor egg process. Both of the second opinions agreed completely with Dr. Gargiulos approach
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Marcia )
Wonderful! The entire staff was wonderful, not just Marcia. They were always on top of what my next steps where. They were all there after each failed cycle and were willing to help us with any resources they needed. We never felt rush at any appointment or never felt like a bother calling with the simplest question.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Strengths: - Great Location - Clean - Staff was wonderful - Early morning hours - Always accommodating - A nurse is always on call - It is a satellite location for Brigham and Womens. This is wonderful to not have to drive to Boston for monitoring visits Weaknesses - Not a deal breaker but they close at 3:30p
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Copays for Office Visits and Failed IVF procedures.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Gargiulo based the embryo transfer on the patients age and diagnosis. On our first cycle he suggested only 1 embryo transfer. With our second IVF cycle he was going to recommend to the insurance company a 2 embryo transfer due to the rapid decline in my ovarian reserve. We never got to the embryo transfer state though for either cycle.
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Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
6
Age 30
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
We used Letrozole with timed intercourse followed by progesterone supplementation [with Dr. Ginsburg]...She was very excited for our success and answered all questions thoroughly...Extremely knowledgeable with regard to the latest research. Answered all questions thoroughly and knew what gaps to fill in on our testing before starting treatment... I had a blighted ovum with my first pregnancy and have PCOS. I am now 15 weeks pregnant from our first cycle on that protocol.
[The nurses at Brigham & Women's Hospital were] Extremely knowledgeable and very quickly responsive!...the nurses not specifying the draw or catching the result as an incorrect one resulted in me going to get a varicella booster that delayed my treatment cycle by a month. I discovered the error a couple of days after the shot through my own research. I didn’t feel that the clinic was especially apologetic or owned up to this mistake and their role in it.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Extremely knowledgeable with regard to the latest research. Answered all questions thoroughly and knew what gaps to fill in on our testing before starting treatment. Came highly recommended from a friend and lived up to what we had heard!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Have all of your questions written down in advance and don’t be afraid to ask them all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was very excited for our success and answered all questions thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Ginsburg used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
We used Letrozole with timed intercourse followed by progesterone supplementation. I had a blighted ovum with my first pregnancy and have PCOS. I am now 15 weeks pregnant from our first cycle on that protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Extremely knowledgeable and very quickly responsive!
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I did have one snafu despite very compassionate care... my lab request for varicella titer did not specify which type of draw; written by a nurse and stamped with doctors signature. The lab made a mistake in just choosing which one to draw (one for active infection and not immunity, which I likely have after having chicken pox as a child.) The lab I had my blood drawn at had a big role, but the nurses not specifying the draw or catching the result as an incorrect one resulted in me going to get a varicella booster that delayed my treatment cycle by a month. I discovered the error a couple of days after the shot through my own research. I didn’t feel that the clinic was especially apologetic or owned up to this mistake and their role in it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Minimal on Letrozole cycle... two ultrasounds, consult, follow up, and meds.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
7
Doctor
Elizabeth Ginsburg
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 33
4 IUI
4 IVF
4 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gargiulo is extremely competent, smart, friendly and compassionate. He spent enough time to answer my questions and listen to my concerns. I always left my appointments with a game plan that I was confident in....At my last transfer I was at the point of exhaustion from years of trying, and was teary. He gave me a reassuring side hug and it meant so much to my husband and I that we had a doctor that cared about his patients so much.
Please don’t hesitate to come to this clinic [Brigham & Women's Hospital], they are amazing to work with. You are greeted by name and with a smile each time you walk in the door. Each nurse you work with knows your history and is very skilled at their job.... All of the nursing and clerical staff were amazing! They greeted me by name and with a smile every day. They were compassionate and very skilled at their jobs.
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Gargiulo is extremely competent, smart, friendly and compassionate. He spent enough time to answer my questions and listen to my concerns. I always left my appointments with a game plan that I was confident in. I highly recommend him and his practice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Make a list of questions and concerns that you have because there is so much that you will learn from the visits that you may forget things.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
The doctor was friendly, compassionate and very realistic about my fertility situation. At my last transfer I was at the point of exhaustion from years of trying, and was teary. He gave me a reassuring side hug and it meant so much to my husband and I that we had a doctor that cared about his patients so much. I highly recommend this practice.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I started with cycle dependent IUI, and switched to IVF when those didn’t work. The staff was very accommodating with appointment times and availability for teachings and answering questions
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Carrie)
All of the nursing and clerical staff were amazing! They greeted me by name and with a smile every day. They were compassionate and very skilled at their jobs.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Please don’t hesitate to come to this clinic, they are amazing to work with. You are greeted by name and with a smile each time you walk in the door. Each nurse you work with knows your history and is very skilled at their job.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My insurance covered 100 percent of all costs, I was very fortunate.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Due to the small size of my uterus, it was recommended to me that I do a single embryo transfer to avoid complications and or having to possibly make the gut wrenching decision of aborting a multiple. They really had my best interest in mind.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 40
4 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gargiulo is an extremely experienced and competent fertility doctor, but with a warm and caring genuiness. It took us almost 3 years to have our twins, and Dr Gargiulo kept adjusting our plans as new results occurred. He is wonderful... Make sure to discuss genetic testing of embryos. Because it is not paid for by insurance, Dr Gargiulo does not recommend it universally. We had to ask to test ours, which he was more than willing to support, but if we did not ask, if could have take us much longer to have children.
The clinic [Brigham & Women's] was great: staff was friendly and competent; facility was clean; and hours for appointments was amenable to my schedule. There really were no weaknesses of this clinic. I always felt welcome and well cared for.... Marsha and Carrie were the two nurses who cared for me through the four cycles. They are amazing, smart, compassionate, and on top of everything.... The only mishaps was when they needed to draw blood for a test. The nurse collected the sample in the wrong tube. The only impact was that I had to go back the next day for another blood draw. It was inconvenient but no big deal.
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Gargiulo is an extremely experienced and competent fertility doctor, but with a warm and caring genuiness. It took us almost 3 years to have our twins, and Dr Gargiulo kept adjusting our plans as new results occurred. He is wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Make sure to discuss genetic testing of embryos. Because it is not paid for by insurance, Dr Gargiulo does not recommend it universally. We had to ask to test ours, which he was more than willing to support, but if we did not ask, if could have take us much longer to have children.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Garguilo is a warm and caring doctor. He states facts and statistics, but in a kind and positive way.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I do not remember
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Marsha)
Marsha and Carrie were the two nurses who cared for me through the four cycles. They are amazing, smart, compassionate, and on top of everything.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic was great: staff was friendly and competent; facility was clean; and hours for appointments was amenable to my schedule. There really were no weaknesses of this clinic. I always felt welcome and well cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Most of mine was covered by insurance with the exception of genetic testing of embryos, of which I paid about $8000 out of pocket.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
His philosophy of transferring only one genetically normal embryo at a time is the right one. I willingly transferred two, which he supported, but only after 2 prior failed FETs.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The only mishaps was when they needed to draw blood for a test. The nurse collected the sample in the wrong tube. The only impact was that I had to go back the next day for another blood draw. It was inconvenient but no big deal.
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 37
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I "saw" Dr. Gargiulo for my IVF consult this week. He made sure I was ready to discuss IVF before delving into the details then very thoroughly covered potential complications and FAQs. When I raised concern about my thyroid, he thanked me for bringing it up and discussed what we will do before starting any cycle...He said for my age (36) he would only transfer 1 egg at a time.
I haven't been there [Brigham & Women's Hospital] in person yet, but I like that fertility patients are seen at different times than pregnant women (there may be overlap but they try to separate the groups), and children aren't allowed in the office. They have a lending library of useful titles...I plan to pay $8000 for IVF cycle, $800 for egg freezing, $234 for self pay insurance -- meds were quoted $4-$5k.
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I "saw" Dr. Gargiulo for my IVF consult this week. He made sure I was ready to discuss IVF before delving into the details then very thoroughly covered potential complications and FAQs. When I raised concern about my thyroid, he thanked me for bringing it up and discussed what we will do before starting any cycle. When I asked about lifestyle/diet/supplement recommendations, he said to continue just being healthy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Be sure to ask your questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
When I did my consult with him over the phone, he always stopped to ask if I had any questions.
Describe the protocols Antonio Gargiulo used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
He's prescribed a classic antagonist IVF cycle for me. This is our first cycle together after clomid/letrezole TI and 4 IUIs with clomid. Cycle to start when clinics reopen after covid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Marsha's been a great help. I thought insurance might cover a portion of my treatment (that's a big fat nope) but Marsha helped me put the pieces together so kindly after she explained why it would be all self pay.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I haven't been there in person yet, but I like that fertility patients are seen at different times than pregnant women (there may be overlap but they try to separate the groups), and children aren't allowed in the office. They have a lending library of useful titles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I plan to pay $8000 for IVF cycle, $800 for egg freezing, $234 for self pay insurance -- meds were quoted $4-$5k.
Describe Antonio Gargiulo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
He said for my age (36) he would only transfer 1 egg at a time.
8
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
Endometriosis
Teacher
3rd of 4 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gargulio is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and compassionate. He shared his expertise and also took into consideration, my preferences and needs as an individual. As someone who has a lot of questions and likes to understand things thoroughly, he was a great fit for me...treated me with the upmost care, respect, and compassion. As someone who had been through several failed fertility treatments and 2 previous clinics I did not like, I was somewhat skeptical. As soon as I entered his office, I knew this was going to be different...
The entire nursing staff [at Brigham & Women's Hospital] is kind, compassionate and caring. It was quite hard to go in for blood, draws and monitoring early in the mornings far from home, but knowing they would greet me warmly when I got there, made all the difference...The entire clinic is clean and accessible and very patient friendly. I never once had a problem with the clinic. I appreciated the protocols they took to keep everyone safe and everything clean...
How was your experience with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Gargulio is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and compassionate. He shared his expertise and also took into consideration, my preferences and needs as an individual. As someone who has a lot of questions and likes to understand things thoroughly, he was a great fit for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
You are in great hands! Trust that Dr Gargulio knows what he is talking about
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Antonio Gargiulo at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Gargulio and his office staff treated me with the upmost care, respect, and compassion. As someone who had been through several failed fertility treatments and 2 previous clinics I did not like, I was somewhat skeptical. As soon as I entered his office, I knew this was going to be different.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The entire nursing staff is kind, compassionate and caring. It was quite hard to go in for blood, draws and monitoring early in the mornings far from home, but knowing they would greet me warmly when I got there, made all the difference.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The entire clinic is clean and accessible and very patient friendly. I never once had a problem with the clinic. I appreciated the protocols they took to keep everyone safe and everything clean. My only wish is that it was closer to my house so I didn’t have to drive as far!
10
Doctor
Antonio Gargiulo
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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Stratham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 34
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fox is more clinical than warm...However, she is very knowledgeable and is ready with a treatment plan once all the tests are completed. She is flexible to the patient's wants/needs and didn't force any treatment...I started on the lowest dose of letrozole, with intention of doing 3 IUIs and then moving onto IVF. Due to travel, my first two IUIs had to be cancelled. The 1st completed IUI worked much to my and Dr. Fox's surprise...
The clinic secretary [at Brigham & Women's Hospital] was a little rough around the edges at first, especially when it came to getting medical records. My OBGYN is in the same BWH network and the records are all linked electronically, however a nurse from my OBGYN office had to call the clinic as the secretary did not believe me over the phone. Otherwise, I have had no issues with the clinic...Nurse Nancy performed the IUI that got me pregnant so I am forever grateful to her.
How was your experience with Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Fox is more clinical than warm, which my OBGYN had previously warned me about. However, she is very knowledgeable and is ready with a treatment plan once all the tests are completed. She is flexible to the patient's wants/needs and didn't force any treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Be prepared with questions and speak up if you prefer one treatment or drug over another.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I only saw Dr. Fox at the beginning of treatment and after success, with several months between. Due to this, during my last visit it felt like Dr. Fox was not up to date on my care and cycles I had gone through.
Describe the protocols Janis Fox used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I started on the lowest dose of letrozole, with intention of doing 3 IUIs and then moving onto IVF. Due to travel, my first two IUIs had to be cancelled. The 1st completed IUI worked much to my and Dr. Fox's surprise.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Some of the nurses are better than others. At my first visit for blood work, the nurse said "oh your husband is a scientist, you'd think he would be smart enough to get you pregnant." Considering it's a fertility clinic, it was surprising to hear the lack of compassion and overall knowledge of how to speak to patients that may have tried to get pregnant for years. However, the other nurses on staff were great and Nurse Nancy performed the IUI that got me pregnant so I am forever grateful to her.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic secretary was a little rough around the edges at first, especially when it came to getting medical records. My OBGYN is in the same BWH network and the records are all linked electronically, however a nurse from my OBGYN office had to call the clinic as the secretary did not believe me over the phone. Otherwise, I have had no issues with the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My insurance covered fertility treatment.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I once came in for a blood draw and they didn't have me on the schedule and it took two calls to get a prescription filled.
8
Doctor
Janis Fox
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
6 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
1st of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Fox was compassionate and thoughtful doctor. She was extremely thorough in her workup, and would seek alternative opinions when she felt necessary. I appreciated that she knew her own strengths and weaknesses.... I did multiple protocols with Dr. Fox including the antagonist protocol, VLD lupron protocol, and ULD lupron protocol. She definitely had a rationale for each. The cases are discussed in a IVF committee at Brigham before finalizing your treatment plan.
The clinic [Brigham & Women's Hospital] was well run overall. I felt that the size of the clinic was manageable and my wait for testing was always reasonable. They were efficiently run and organized. Having cycled elsewhere, I would say this was an overall excellent place to do IVF.... It is small nursing staff that I got to know well over the years. They always returned phone calls in a timely manner and were helpful. I felt they were organized and I had a great experience.
How was your experience with Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was a great doctor and I would recommend her. She sometimes wavered on decision making, but I always felt she was very clear. I had an overall good experience, even though I did not have a successful pregnancy under her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Be prepared to wait. She runs behind often because she is willing to give each and every patient the time that they need. I never felt rushed and she was always willing to answer my questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Fox was compassionate and thoughtful doctor. She was extremely thorough in her workup, and would seek alternative opinions when she felt necessary. I appreciated that she knew her own strengths and weaknesses.
Describe the protocols Janis Fox used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I did multiple protocols with Dr. Fox including the antagonist protocol, VLD lupron protocol, and ULD lupron protocol. She definitely had a rationale for each. The cases are discussed in a IVF committee at Brigham before finalizing your treatment plan. This gave my confidence that there was expert consensus on my plan.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
It is small nursing staff that I got to know well over the years. They always returned phone calls in a timely manner and were helpful. I felt they were organized and I had a great experience.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The clinic was well run overall. I felt that the size of the clinic was manageable and my wait for testing was always reasonable. They were efficiently run and organized. Having cycled elsewhere, I would say this was an overall excellent place to do IVF.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Efficient smaller clinic. Overall very well run. No complaints!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janis Fox at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Covered by insurance mostly.
Describe Janis Fox's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
They have an algorithm for the number to transfer based on age and number retrieved. This also determines whether you proceed with a day 3 or day 5 transfer.
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Doctor
Janis Fox
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
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When with Dr.Ginsburg I always felt Respected and listened to. My question were always anwsered and we always left with a sense of hope!...She will tell you how it is, explain whatever you need explaining. She is very professional and won't sugar coat news...She always had a plan for me and our visits were productive. She advocated for me with my insurance company and listened to my concerns. I never felt pressured into trying medication or doing the next step. I cannot say enough positive things about her!!!
Billing [at Brigham & Women's] was through an app or in office. It was easy to pay but difficult to understand what you were excatly paying for...When I needed off hour support, the fellow on staff was always available. They were professional and caring at all hours of the night...Very busy and you got who you got for your medical procedures. However, all staff at the hospital were great! I always felt confident and comfortable. I was prepared for each step. The scheduling and insurance personnel were easy to work with. I could easily contact them during normal business hours.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Ginsburg knows her stuff! For that reason alone I would recommend her. She will tell you how it is, explain whatever you need explaining. She is very professional and won't sugar coat news. I needed that because I knew I could trust her. She always had a plan for me and our visits were productive. She advocated for me with my insurance company and listened to my concerns. I never felt pressured into trying medication or doing the next step. I cannot say enough positive things about her!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Expect honest answers that are not sugar coated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
When with Dr.Ginsburg I always felt Respected and listened to. My question were always anwsered and we always left with a sense of hope! However the clinic is very busy and the nurses in the Weymouth office can make you feel rushed. As long as you advocate for yourself and don't mind repeating info to them, they get the job done!
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Ginsburg used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
Leterzole- 3times, 3 different doses. This was supposed to get my body to ovulate. It failed Leterzole (7.5mg) with trigger shot. This made me ovulate but no successful pregnancy IUI- we did not do this because once on injectable medication my response could not be controlled. I would produce more than a few eggs even on a small dose based on my AMH level (15). iVF- we used various injectable medication. I had an egg retrieval that got 28 mature eggs. 16 lasted to day 5. However I had to freeze all because even with my modified trigger shot, I developed a slight case of hyper stimulation. Frozen Egg Transfer- after pills and pio shots, we had a successful transfer. I am currently pregnant from this procedure.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Strengths- they always got right back to me with answers to my questions and/or with next steps. They would listen to me if I advocate for myself and seemed to respect that. Blood and ultrasound was fast and efficient Weakness- often times conversations would be rushed and overwhelming. They never seemed to know my history. The hospital staff in Boston was always caring and did not seem rushed!
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Very busy and you got who you got for your medical procedures. However, all staff at the hospital were great! I always felt confident and comfortable. I was prepared for each step. The scheduling and insurance personnel were easy to work with. I could easily contact them during normal business hours. When I needed off hour support, the fellow on staff was always available. They were professional and caring at all hours of the night.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I paid whatever was not covered by insurance. Billing was through an app or in office. It was easy to pay but difficult to understand what you were excatly paying for
Describe Elizabeth Ginsburg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
My doctor prefer to do a SET for my safety. We agreed as that was what was covered by insurance and in our best interest.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
This happen once. It was a last-minute Rx beci Fed ex lost my package. The off hours fellow was able to fix it.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Ginsburg
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
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Successful
NPS
6
NPS
8
Age 40 - 43
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
[Dr. Ginsburg is] good but all business...but also sympathetic when we weren’t getting pregnant/ had a miscarriage...Sometimes I felt like things were missed or I had to remind her of things...I had no reason for not conceiving other than my age. So she chose protocols to match my diminished ovarian reserve. When the first cycle resulted in all negative test results, she changed it up for next time. She acted surprised each time I didn’t get pregnant because my embryos looked so good.
I had a paper [from Brigham & Women's Hospital] that said I was doing one protocol, then they called me with instructions that were totally different from what the paper said. It was very confusing. Turns out my protocol had changed...I think they have a great secretary Michelle who keeps things organized and running smoothly. Also the girl who does all of the submitting to insurance knows what she’s doing and was very helpful. Sometimes I had an ultrasound appointment first thing in the morning and the tech wasn’t in yet. So that could be improved.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
It’s hard for me to separate my feelings for her from the frustration I felt during the whole process. Sometimes I was angry with her but other times I thought she was knowledgeable. One time my protocol had changed but I still had the instruction sheet from the original protocol. Sometimes I felt like things were missed or I had to remind her of things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She’s good but all business.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was definitely all business, but also sympathetic when we weren’t getting pregnant/ had a miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Ginsburg used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had no reason for not conceiving other than my age. So she chose protocols to match my diminished ovarian reserve. When the first cycle resulted in all negative test results, she changed it up for next time. She acted surprised each time I didn’t get pregnant because my embryos looked so good.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Nancy was the sweetest most compassionate nurse. I loved her. Also Joanie for my blood draws was great.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I think they have a great secretary Michelle who keeps things organized and running smoothly. Also the girl who does all of the submitting to insurance knows what she’s doing and was very helpful. Sometimes I had an ultrasound appointment first thing in the morning and the tech wasn’t in yet. So that could be improved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Didn’t have insurance for the consult, so we had to pay that out of pocket. I forget what it was. $500-$750 maybe? After that it was all about meeting my insurance deductible and huge copays for the medications.
What specific things went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I had a paper that said I was doing one protocol, then they called me with instructions that were totally different from what the paper said. It was very confusing. Turns out my protocol had changed.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Ginsburg
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
1 IUI
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
6 rounds of medication cycles with timed intercourse and 1 round of intrauterine insemination [protocol with Dr. Yanushpolsky]. Insurance required 6 rounds before ivf...Felt very cared for and supported after miscarriage and d&c procedure...Was very thorough and sat and explained things to my husband and I. I felt very comfortable asking questions to her and what was next. She was apologetic to our situation during miscarriage and procedure.
[Brigham & Women's Hospital is] Very responsive that day if you call before the clinic is closed. You can get an appointment quickly or bloodwork. Works well with my work schedule. When calling the nursing station, you leave a voicemail and get a return call which is always prompt but would be interested in talking at that time...The staff there was great. From the unit clerk, Michelle to all the nursing staff and ultrasound technicians. Very supportive during difficult times and responsive and caring.
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She was very caring for circumstances I underwent. Was very thorough and sat and explained things to my husband and I. I felt very comfortable asking questions to her and what was next. She was apologetic to our situation during miscarriage and procedure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
A piece of advice would be ask questions if you don’t understand she will gladly answer them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Felt very cared for and supported after miscarriage and d&c procedure.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
6 rounds of medication cycles with timed intercourse and 1 round of intrauterine insemination. Insurance required 6 rounds before ivf.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Brigham & Women's Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Nancy, Deb, Jonie)
The staff there was great. From the unit clerk, Michelle to all the nursing staff and ultrasound technicians. Very supportive during difficult times and responsive and caring.
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Very responsive that day if you call before the clinic is closed. You can get an appointment quickly or bloodwork. Works well with my work schedule. When calling the nursing station, you leave a voicemail and get a return call which is always prompt but would be interested in talking at that time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Costs for medication copays were high. Was sent to a nearby hospital for excessive bleeding and miscarriage d&c copay was very high unfortunately.
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Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
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
2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
1st of 3 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Yanushpolsky was very thorough in explaining the issues I was facing medically and why I had suffered miscarriages in the past. She was sympathetic but clear and concise in explaining how she would address the issues...she met with me and explained clomid was not what was needed and I tried one round of Ovidrel as she prescribed and was pregnant that month and had my son.
Every nurse and staff member [at Brigham & Women's Hospital- South Shore] that I encountered was very kind and compassionate and great at their job. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with them!...I had been on clomid for months and had experienced 3 miscarriages. Dr Yanushpolsky ran a new set of blood tests and arranged several tests to check my ovaries, eggs and fallopian tubes. As soon as the results of these tests were available she met with me and explained clomid was not what was needed and I tried one round of Ovidrel as she prescribed and was pregnant that month and had my son.
How was your experience with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
I had visited 2 other reproductive endocrinologists prior to Dr Yanushpolsky and I found them to have "better" bedside manner but they were not as results oriented as Dr Y. Although she wasn't as chatty or warm as others I had seen she was very nice and very to the point. I felt very confident in her understanding and her care plan for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Don't expect hugs, but expect results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr Yanushpolsky was very thorough in explaining the issues I was facing medically and why I had suffered miscarriages in the past. She was sympathetic but clear and concise in explaining how she would address the issues.
Describe the protocols Elena Yanushpolsky used in your cycles at Brigham & Women's Hospital and their degree of success.
I had been on clomid for months and had experienced 3 miscarriages. Dr Yanushpolsky ran a new set of blood tests and arranged several tests to check my ovaries, eggs and fallopian tubes. As soon as the results of these tests were available she met with me and explained clomid was not what was needed and I tried one round of Ovidrel as she prescribed and was pregnant that month and had my son.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Every nurse and staff member that I encountered was very kind and compassionate and great at their job. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with them!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elena Yanushpolsky at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
The tests and Ovidrel were covered by my insurance
Describe Elena Yanushpolsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
NA
10
Doctor
Elena Yanushpolsky
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 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
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 32 - 34
Donor Eggs
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ginsburg was straight forward and warm without giving a false sense of hope. She will listen to all of your concerns and explain things completely. She is incredibly smart and diligent. She will help you push forward until you get your miracle baby!... I did a single transfer which failed so she allowed me to do a double transfer the next time around (also failed).... This clinic [Brigham & Women's Hospital] is caring, thoughtful, straight forward, organized, and well staffed. They truely care about you, you are not just a number or a statistic.
This clinic [Brigham & Women's Hospital] is caring, thoughtful, straight forward, organized, and well staffed. They truely care about you, you are not just a number or a statistic.... Dr. Ginsburg was straight forward and warm without giving a false sense of hope. She will listen to all of your concerns and explain things completely. She is incredibly smart and diligent. She will help you push forward until you get your miracle baby!... I did a single transfer which failed so she allowed me to do a double transfer the next time around (also failed).
How was your experience with Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
Dr. Ginsburg was straight forward and warm without giving a false sense of hope. She will listen to all of your concerns and explain things completely. She is incredibly smart and diligent. She will help you push forward until you get your miracle baby!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Ginsburg at Brigham & Women's Hospital?
She is very straightforward
Describe your experience with Brigham & Women's Hospital.
This clinic is caring, thoughtful, straight forward, organized, and well staffed. They truely care about you, you are not just a number or a statistic. This clinic is caring, thoughtful, straight forward, organized, and well staffed. They truely care about you, you are not just a number or a statistic.
Describe Elizabeth Ginsburg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
I did a single transfer which failed so she allowed me to do a double transfer the next time around (also failed).
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Doctor
Elizabeth Ginsburg
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Brigham & Women's Hospital
South Shore (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5