Carolinas Fertility Institute

2 doctors work here

Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 6%9
77% strongly recommend
81 reviews
Operations
9.4
9.4
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.2
9.2
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
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.2
8.2
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
1,154
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 is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 6 offices

Arden
2159 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 30
Arden, NC 28704
Charlotte
2614 E. 7th Street, Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28204
Greensboro
1002 North Church St., Suite 200
Greensboro, NC 27408
Moorseville
128 Medical Park Rd., Suite 103
Moorseville, NC 28117
Wilmington
1717 Shipyard Blvd., Suite 210
Wlimington, NC 28403
Winston-Salem
3821 Forrestgate Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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81 patient reviews

2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 47
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.... He is very clear, well educated about our case, and compassionate about our feelings and needs. He spent a lot of time with us and gave his personal cell number for us to contact him at any time. We consider him a family friend and he was super excited when we had our twin boys.
They [Carolinas Fertility Institute] have the best experts and the most advanced technology. Along with those qualities, they have a compassionate and caring staff. We always had their full attention and they were available to talk with us at all times.... It was on the expensive side but totally worth it. All costs were communicated clearly to us.... He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is very clear, well educated about our case, and compassionate about our feelings and needs. He spent a lot of time with us and gave his personal cell number for us to contact him at any time. We consider him a family friend and he was super excited when we had our twin boys.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is the best in our area and possibly in the entire professional business.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Sperm retrieval. Egg retrieval. IVF and transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Keri Lipe)
Very caring and compassionate. Professional every single visit!
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
They have the best experts and the most advanced technology. Along with those qualities, they have a compassionate and caring staff. We always had their full attention and they were available to talk with us at all times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It was on the expensive side but totally worth it. All costs were communicated clearly to us.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We agreed for multiple transfer.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[With Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] We felt listened too, our questions were answered fully, a level of transparency about potential barriers and issues we may face in the process were addressed. Detailed step by step plans were provided and upheld...records had been thoroughly reviewed prior to my appts
CFI is very efficient. We require a special probe to be created to check for our genetic condition and they handled all of that and ensured the lab had all the information...All the nurses were extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding. They all made me feel comfortable and supported
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Our child we conceived naturally has an autosomal recessive condition we had no idea we were carriers of until his diagnosis. We felt listened too, our questions were answered fully, a level of transparency about potential barriers and issues we may face in the process were addressed. Detailed step by step plans were provided and upheld.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time at appointments because of how thorough everything is being covered. This also caused our appts to begin later than scheduled a couple of times but I felt the reasons were valid when getting the care we received
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I felt listened to, all my questions were answered in detail and further explanations were provided exactly as needed. My records had been thoroughly reviewed prior to my appts and any concerns that were shared with me upfront. High level of transparency while remaining sensitive and calm
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
All the nurses were extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding. They all made me feel comfortable and supported
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The system maintained at CFI is very efficient. We require a special probe to be created to check for our genetic condition and they handled all of that and ensured the lab had all the information. This condition is difficult for us to navigate and being able to disconnect and know it was being taken care of made such a difference
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
18,100
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 42
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Y. does an amazing job at providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the process and the "whys" behind it. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease and comfortable during a very stressful time...Dr. Y was very thorough and handled our case like it was his only one. We felt secure and trusted him throughout the entire process. He made us feel at ease during a very stressful process. He explained things in a way that we could understand and ensured that we did understand.
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Y and his staff [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. They are all so wonderful and positive. I just had a small communication issue with my coordinator but when I alerted Dr. Y he corrected it immediately and I feel confident that our case will be handled with the utmost care...The communication from [nurse] Marcey was prompt for the most part, but sent in piece mail and didn't always address every question I asked.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was very thorough and handled our case like it was his only one. We felt secure and trusted him throughout the entire process. He made us feel at ease during a very stressful process. He explained things in a way that we could understand and ensured that we did understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Bring all your questions written down, he's very thorough and will make you feel at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Y. does an amazing job at providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the process and the "whys" behind it. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease and comfortable during a very stressful time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey Halloran)
The communication from Marcey was prompt for the most part, but sent in piece mail and didn't always address every question I asked.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Y and his staff. They are all so wonderful and positive. I just had a small communication issue with my coordinator but when I alerted Dr. Y he corrected it immediately and I feel confident that our case will be handled with the utmost care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Comparable to other fertility clinics in the area
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 29
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I think he [Dr. Yalcinkaya] wants the best for everyone but knows he’s so busy that he feels that he has to roll people in and out of his office quickly. ... We are in the process of deciding to stay with him or not. ... Metformin for PCOS. ... Recommends only 1 embryo due to high quality. ... He seems to really know his stuff. ... I feel like he’s so busy but yet obviously good at what he does.
As of right now it seems that they [Carolinas Fertility Institute] all know their stuff! I wish that there was an easier way to communicate with them. It seems that we had records sent there and they didn’t review them as they asked a lot of questions. ... We only met with two [nurses]. One was compassionate but still rushed. The other was slightly rude. ... Lab results from previous doctor couldn’t be found. Short during med protocol.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I think he wants the best for everyone but knows he’s so busy that he feels that he has to roll people in and out of his office quickly. He seems to really know his stuff. We are in the process of deciding to stay with him or not. The cost is a lot more than our old clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Have a list of questions ready.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I feel like he’s so busy but yet obviously good at what he does.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Ultrasound today. Metformin for PCOS. Still in progress.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We only met with two. One was compassionate but still rushed. The other was slightly rude.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Too new to know. As of right now it seems that they all know their stuff! I wish that there was an easier way to communicate with them. It seems that we had records sent there and they didn’t review them as they asked a lot of questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
$200 for ultrasound. $240 initial consult.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Recommends only 1 embryo due to high quality.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Nothing major. Lab results from previous doctor couldn’t be found. Short during med protocol.
8
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Yalcinkaya was] Very relatable and easy to talk to. Always available to talk to and explained things very well...Strengths: good communicator, honest, caring, took time to speak with you and address concerns openly. Always had time for his patients. Gave his email out and number to call anytime you had concerns and questions...Letrozole 3-2.5 pills for 5 days Ovadril shot To stimulate ovulation and produce more follicles Had ultrasound monitoring Didn’t result in pregnancy
Check your insurance coverage before hand and procedures so you know what to expect [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. I had an HSG done and wasn’t aware that it would Be totally out of pocket because this clinic that my OB referred me to was entirely out of network...[nurses were] Very nice and compassionate...Overall comparable [costs] to most clinics. I just had to stop treatment because out of network so the little my insurance would cover at an in network wasn’t even covered
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Strengths: good communicator, honest, caring, took time to speak with you and address concerns openly. Always had time for his patients. Gave his email out and number to call anytime you had concerns and questions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He honestly wants to help you, very positive and caring.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Very relatable and easy to talk to. Always available to talk to and explained things very well
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Letrozole 3-2.5 pills for 5 days Ovadril shot To stimulate ovulation and produce more follicles Had ultrasound monitoring Didn’t result in pregnancy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very nice and compassionate
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Check your insurance coverage before hand and procedures so you know what to expect. I had an HSG done and wasn’t aware that it would Be totally out of pocket because this clinic that my OB referred me to was entirely out of network.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Overall comparable to most clinics. I just had to stop treatment because out of network so the little my insurance would cover at an in network wasn’t even covered
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Yalcinkaya was wonderful. He was always very thorough and explained things in great detail. He never made me feel rushed. He was very personable and even gave out his personal email and cell number in case anything happened outside of office hours. The few times I emailed him, he always replied in a timely manner. He is top notch. I look forward to working with him again. Best bedside manner!
This clinic [Carolina Fertility Inst] was wonderful. Always fast to respond and keep you up to date. You are more than just a number to them. Everyone had so much compassion and showed the utmost respect. The offices are up to date in the latest technology and atmosphere is very calming. ... She [nurse] was very compassionate and caring. She was always upbeat and had a positive outlook.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya was wonderful. He was always very thorough and explained things in great detail. He never made me feel rushed. He was very personable and even gave out his personal email and cell number in case anything happened outside of office hours. The few times I emailed him, he always replied in a timely manner. He is top notch. I look forward to working with him again. Best bedside manner!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Come prepared and bring your spouse if that applies
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I was always spoken to with respect
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcie)
She was very compassionate and caring. She was always upbeat and had a positive outlook.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
This clinic was wonderful. Always fast to respond and keep you up to date. You are more than just a number to them. Everyone had so much compassion and showed the utmost respect. The offices are up to date in the latest technology and atmosphere is very calming.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
IUI was very affordable. IVF is pricey and I am waiting to do it
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Na
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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