Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 15%8.6
72% strongly recommend
27 reviews
Humanity
9.2
9.2
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.8
8.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.6
5.6
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
7.6
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Albert Einstein
Residency
Cornell
Fellowship
Albert Einstein

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Alex Polotsky works in 1 office at

Shady Grove Fertility Colorado
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 87%Neutral: 13%9.6

Explore Clinic
Denver
8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 615-E
Denver, CO 80111
Alex Polotsky works in 1 office at

Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 32%7.3

Explore Clinic
Denver
3055 Roslyn St., Room 230
Denver, CO 80238

27 patient reviews

Verified
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2014 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Due to my severe endometriosis Dr. Polasky recommended IVF, but upon my request was very willing to do one more IUI which failed. Nobody involved in my treatment expected to get the low number of embryos that I got during IVF, since I was young and had good hormone values, but Dr. Polotsky moved very quickly to shift my plan of treatment to optimize chances of success. I transferred both embryos we received and did end up with a successful singleton pregnancy.
I thought the nursing staff [U of CO] was very exceptional, they took their time and were very empathetic. I worked better with some than others, but that’s to be expected. They were all knowledgeable and I trusted my care to them....I think every fertility clinic is going to have staff that you personally work better with than others. My experience with CUARM is that all of their staff from front desk, all the way up to doctors, we’re more knowledgeable, empathetic and available
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Dr. Polotsky seemed to really understand the emotional impact fertility issues cause and was very sensitive when delivering any challenging news. I feel that he worked excellently with my tendency towards high anxiety and was never impatient or rushed. He explained procedures and courses of treatment very thoroughly and was very available for any questions outside of standing appointments. I felt very well taken care of and very much trusted his treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
I would recommend honestly with Dr Polotsky around concerns and fears. He will slow down and work through any questions you have and make you feel more at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Dr. Polotsky always took time with me and my husband, showed genuine empathy, and was not afraid to be hopeful with us and for us. He was the right balance between serious and professional and laid-back and personable. I always felt genuinely heard and never left with unanswered questions or unresolved concerns.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO) and their degree of success.
I transferred my care to Dr. Polotsky after three on successful IUIs with CCRM. Due to my severe endometriosis Dr. Polasky recommended IVF, but upon my request was very willing to do one more IUI which failed. Nobody involved in my treatment expected to get the low number of embryos that I got during IVF, since I was young and had good hormone values, but Dr. Polotsky moved very quickly to shift my plan of treatment to optimize chances of success. I transferred both embryos we received and did end up with a successful singleton pregnancy. I returned to Dr. Polotsky a year after having my son, and it was discovered that I had diminished ovarian reserve at that point along side my endometriosis. Dr. Polotsky took a lot of time going over different options and out lining chances of success for each one. After much deliberation my husband and I chose to move forward with donor eggs for our second round of IVF, and ended up with healthy twin baby girls and 12 embryos to freeze. It was a very successful cycle!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO). (Assigned nurse: Yes, I forget her last name but her first name was Kim and she was excellent!!!)
I thought the nursing staff was very exceptional, they took their time and were very empathetic. I worked better with some than others, but that’s to be expected. They were all knowledgeable and I trusted my care to them.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I think every fertility clinic is going to have staff that you personally work better with than others. My experience with CUARM is that all of their staff from front desk, all the way up to doctors, we’re more knowledgeable, empathetic and available then was my experience at CCRM. I always had a doctor review results with me immediately following any testing, this is a huge strength.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Our insurance did not cover any costs, and fertility treatment is expensive regardless of where you go. With that being said, the amounts we were quoted with CCRM were substantially higher than prices for the same procedures at CUARM, and I thought the level of care was superior. Overall, they were upfront about costs and their costs were very reasonable comparatively.
Describe Alex Polotsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Dr. Polotsky was always adamant that the goal of fertility treatment was to produce one healthy baby. He was open to transferring two embryos after much insistence on our part, but always maintained his preference for transferring one.
10
Doctor
Alex Polotsky
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
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2013 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 33
2 IVF
South Asian
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Polasky was extraordinary man. he did not see color or race nor religion differences in people. he treated everybody the same. he made us feel comfortable and was real professional about everything. he guided us and gave us good information throughout the whole procedure and we felt confident with him....Both transfers is a wonderful journey we are grateful to say we experience multiple embryo transfer and it is just amazing Moreover if you are blessed with multiple embryos it’s always better to transfer more than one because the chances are higher and fresh
The nurses [U of CO] were loving and caring and always There to answer any questions you had... There was no weaknesses only strengths we had a great experience all the way.... Dr. Polasky was extraordinary man. he did not see color or race nor religion differences in people. he treated everybody the same. he made us feel comfortable and was real professional about everything.
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Dr. Polasky was extraordinary man. he did not see color or race nor religion differences in people. he treated everybody the same. he made us feel comfortable and was real professional about everything. he guided us and gave us good information throughout the whole procedure and we felt confident with him. Dr. McShane another associate gave up on us but he did not he helped us and pushed and got us what we wanted and three beautiful babies later we are so pleased. We would definitely recommend any loved one to him
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Don’t be intimidated by him just ask him any questions you have He will gladly answer them for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Dr. Polasky was always professional and he never made us feel unwanted he was there to answer all of our questions
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO) and their degree of success.
Make sure you never miss an appointment and the significant others shall always be there never miss your medication and dosage always be on time no matter what the circumstances and be extra careful and try your best to be happy and motivated never give up and always have their phone numbers on speed dial to ask him any questions if you are uncertain on how to take medications there are hotlines that will help you if you forget the dosage or the kind of medicine to take don’t be overwhelmed they are always there to help it was a great experience
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
The nurses were loving and caring and always There to answer any questions you had
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
There was no weaknesses only strengths we had a great experience all the way. Just remember count your blessings not your pennies every single dollar you spend is definitely worth that smile when you hold your baby and kiss them and hold them. All the appointments and medications you will forget them and the pain will go away once you hold your baby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
The original package cost 13 grand medication cost around 5000 and then the hospital fee was around 4000
Describe Alex Polotsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Both transfers is a wonderful journey we are grateful to say we experience multiple embryo transfer and it is just amazing Moreover if you are blessed with multiple embryos it’s always better to transfer more than one because the chances are higher and fresh and be all seems to be much better
10
Doctor
Alex Polotsky
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
Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)
Denver
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5