Alison Zimon

CCRM Boston

Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 21%8.3
60% strongly recommend
31 reviews
Humanity
8.9
8.9
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
8.1
8.1
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.5
6.5
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
7.5
OK
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Yale
Residency
Harvard
Fellowship
Harvard

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Alison Zimon works at

CCRM Boston
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 18%8.5

Explore Clinic
Chestnut Hill
300 Boylston Street, Suite 300
Chestnut Hill, MA 02459
Falmouth
66 Leighton Road
Falmouth, ME 04105

31 patient reviews

LGBTQ+
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
1 Fertility Medications
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The one on one consultation time and regrouping time is amazing. Dr. Zimon knows my name and the size of my fibroids before I even walk in the door. She's on point and is truly an amazing physician....I waited for her to get into CCRM and made an appt. I wanted to continue to my fertility treatment with her. I didn't see her for 2 years and when we met again, it was like we didn't skip a beat. I walked into her office and she remembered every little detail there was.
Beautiful location Modern Clean Organized [CCRM Boston] ... [Nurse] Karen is truly amazing. She takes the time to relate and is a wealth of knowledge. She truly is amazing at her job....500 per iui...The one on one consultation time and regrouping time is amazing. Dr. Zimon knows my name and the size of my fibroids before I even walk in the door. She's on point and is truly an amazing physician...I walked into her office and she remembered every little detail there was.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
I saw Dr. Zimon when she was at Boston IVF. I waited for her to get into CCRM and made an appt. I wanted to continue to my fertility treatment with her. I didn't see her for 2 years and when we met again, it was like we didn't skip a beat. I walked into her office and she remembered every little detail there was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Make an appointment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
The one on one consultation time and regrouping time is amazing. Dr. Zimon knows my name and the size of my fibroids before I even walk in the door. She's on point and is truly an amazing physician.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Boston. (Assigned nurse: Karen)
Karen is truly amazing. She takes the time to relate and is a wealth of knowledge. She truly is amazing at her job.
Describe your experience with CCRM Boston.
Beautiful location Modern Clean Organized
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston.
500 per iui
10
Doctor
Alison Zimon
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
CCRM Boston
Chestnut Hill
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.

2016, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IUI
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Alison Zimon] was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.... Clomid, letrzole ovidrel and IUI... Lots going on here but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.
Lots going on here [at Boston IVF-Cape Cod] but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.... She was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
She was perfectly friendly and clear I really liked her and appreciated how she explained everything to us. The clinic was easy and they kept me informed of everything I needed to know and got back to me really quickly. I think dr Zimon did a great job for us and we ended up getting pregnant.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
Clomid, letrzole ovidrel and IUI
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Lots going on here but they make sure to make you feel important and taken care of. Follow up is always super prompt and thourough and they always answer your questions. Infertility can be overwhelming but they make it easier.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at Boston IVF.
Most was covered by my insurance
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Doctor
Alison Zimon
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Cape Cod (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 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.

2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 43 - 44
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Allison [Zimon] must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal...I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult...Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
I felt that they [BostonIVF] deliberately delayed/procrastinated during my second transfer process - unsure of their reasoning, but it was frustrating...[Nurse staff was] pleasant, but a little mechanical...Allison [Zimon] must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal...I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult...Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Alison was kind, patient & detailed. The situations she deals with are usually stressful, personal and potentially painful, but she did a very good job of maintaining professionalism while also being empathetic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Be patient & don't lose hope!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at Boston IVF?
Allison must see a thousand patients per month and she still found a way to remember me & make the experience much more personal.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
I didn't have to do much since I used a donor egg, but the prep work towasn't terribly difficult.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Boston IVF.
Pleasant, but a little mechanical.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
Friendly, but still your typical doctor's office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at Boston IVF.
No insurance, so very high.
What specific things went wrong at Boston IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Boston IVF.
I felt that they deliberately delayed/procrastinated during my second transfer process - unsure of their reasoning, but it was frustrating.
9
Doctor
Alison Zimon
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Boston IVF
Foxboro (closed)
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
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2023, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
5
Age 27 - 29
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Alison Zimon] has never called to talk to me about very important diagnosis they had returned from my labs. She had talked to my partner about it and I was never told about it...When we ask too many questions (well researched thought out questions based on lots of reading) we feel like she's getting upset and that we should stop asking so she doesn't get mad at us
[CCRM Boston] has a good lab apparently...Strength is the insurance ladies...The weakness is the admin. The communication from the app is not consistent...a cycle cancelled because the insurance form wasn't submitted on their end...We can never talk to the doctor...level of miscommunication between the employees is a systemic problem
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
She's very good at explaining things. When we ask too many questions (well researched thought out questions based on lots of reading) we feel like she's getting upset and that we should stop asking so she doesn't get mad at us. There is an ego that needs to be appeased and that we need her to like us else she'll refuse treatment or we'll receive subpar care
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Improve your clinics admin do they can talk to their doctor. Maybe hire another doctor. It feels like ten hurtles do even get to talk to you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
The nurses when they interact are wonderful. I've had no personal interaction with zimon. She has never called to talk to me about very important diagnosis they had returned from my labs. She had talked to my partner about it and I was never told about it. When realized there has not been an apology, call to explain everything, or rectifying it. A doctor should tell you your own diagnosis.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at CCRM Boston and their degree of success.
To increase egg quality. It's meant to increase quality of eggs above all else. Had stim and some off brand use of omnitrope. So used an experimental type of help. She adjusted the stim shots each cycle
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM Boston.
We rarely get the same nurse except on the app. The nurses are sweet and compassionate and very helpful. We do have to push for our questions and concerns to be answered and not dismissed out of hand. We have a complicated case so it's questions that should be answered
Describe your experience with CCRM Boston.
Clinic has a good lab apparently. The weakness is the admin. The communication from the app is not consistent. The re is never a scheduled time to call so we have to be glued to our phones the entire day. We can never talk to the doctor. The are so many times when we come in for blood test or urine test and they say one of them was needed as a surprise or wasnt needed. The level of miscommunication between the employees is a systemic problem and needs to be drastically overwhelmed and exchanged. Strength is the insurance ladies. I'd give them a Xmas gifts with how much heartache they've taken off our shoulders
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM Boston.
Effective well oiled machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston.
About 1300 per cycle from medications and shots and 3500 for genetic testing deposit
Describe Alison Zimon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Boston.
She prefers eset and we agree
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Boston?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CCRM Boston.
I started so about weakness section. Tests do not get told to us we will do until we show up on multiple occasions. Doctors are not reachable do Dr level questions have to be pushed through the nurse team and convinced it's a doctor level question. I WAS NEVER TOLD I HAD A FERTILITY PROBLEM FROM THE DOCTOR. TH DOCTOR TOLD MY PQRTNER. AND THEN still NEVER TOLD ME. There was a cycle cancelled because the insurance form wasn't submitted on their end. Something completely affordable. There are so many small interactions and frustrations based on incense that we do not expect them to have their ducks in a row WHENEVER we come in.
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Doctor
Alison Zimon
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
CCRM Boston
Chestnut Hill
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 39 - 40
2 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zimon always remembered the details of my treatment, who I am, and what my goals are...My only concern is whether she had accurately explained our likelihood of success. In the middle of treatment I understood that it was much lower than I thought. Also, nobody explained to me how long it would take...first protocol was antagonist and went pretty good. In the second one we introduced clomid (to reduce cost, because it was out of pocket) and that did not go well at all.
They [Nurses at CCRM Boston] are very well organized and I feel well-taken care of...very good at returning calls and replying emails...I also like it because it is small. I feel there is personal attention. Their space is new and very clean. Because everything is new you feel that the lab equipment is probable also new and up-to-date with the latest technology...good customer service (by the nurses and financial coordinator)
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
With Dr Zimon I feel I am getting the best treatment possible. My only concern is whether she had accurately explained our likelihood of success. In the middle of treatment I understood that it was much lower than I thought. Also, nobody explained to me how long it would take.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
I would recommend Dr Zimon. I am not sure what advice to give a prospective patient. Perhaps warn them about the time it will take -- but again it all depends on their numbers and luck. Every case is different.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
I felt that Dr Zimon always remembered the details of my treatment, who I am, and what my goals are.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at CCRM Boston and their degree of success.
The first protocol was antagonist and went pretty good. In the second one we introduced clomid (to reduce cost, because it was out of pocket) and that did not go well at all.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM Boston.
They are very well organized and I feel well-taken care of. They are very good at returning calls and replying emails.
Describe your experience with CCRM Boston.
Very good customer service (by the nurses and financial coordinator), great doctors, and I also like it because it is small. I feel there is personal attention. Their space is new and very clean. Because everything is new you feel that the lab equipment is probable also new and up-to-date with the latest technology.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston.
We had to pay out of pocket for genetic testing.
Describe Alison Zimon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Boston.
I don' t think they do multiple embryo transfer
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Doctor
Alison Zimon
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
CCRM Boston
Chestnut Hill
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
5 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
1 IVF
PCOS
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zimon is an incredible and brilliant physician! We sought her help after a horrible experience at Boston IVF. We had such a personal experience throughout the entire process at CCRM. We had drastically better results after switching to her and am now pregnant!... She gets to know your case personally and becomes very invested in it. She does her own ultrasounds every morning and adjusts your dosage and care plan according to your body.
CCRM clinic is new and beautiful. The lab is top notch and the embryologists are involved in your case. They discuss outcomes with you (which was not typical at least with my prior clinic). They also do a wonderful job at transfer as they made the experience very calming and memorable for us.... CCRM nursing staff was always very responsive, knowledgeable, and pleasant to work with.... Injections included gonal-f, menopur, dexamethasone, and cetritide. She adjusted dosages based on my morning ultrasounds. She also put me on metformin for PCOS which my prior physician said I did not need. For trigger, I used Lupron and hcg.
How was your experience with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Dr. Zimon is an incredible and brilliant physician! We sought her help after a horrible experience at Boston IVF. We had such a personal experience throughout the entire process at CCRM. We had drastically better results after switching to her and am now pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
Maintain hope
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alison Zimon at CCRM Boston?
She gets to know your case personally and becomes very invested in it. She does her own ultrasounds every morning and adjusts your dosage and care plan according to your body.
Describe the protocols Alison Zimon used in your cycles at CCRM Boston and their degree of success.
Injections included gonal-f, menopur, dexamethasone, and cetritide. She adjusted dosages based on my morning ultrasounds. She also put me on metformin for PCOS which my prior physician said I did not need. For trigger, I used Lupron and hcg.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM Boston.
CCRM nursing staff was always very responsive, knowledgeable, and pleasant to work with.
Describe your experience with CCRM Boston.
CCRM clinic is new and beautiful. The lab is top notch and the embryologists are involved in your case. They discuss outcomes with you (which was not typical at least with my prior clinic). They also do a wonderful job at transfer as they made the experience very calming and memorable for us.
10
Doctor
Alison Zimon
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
CCRM Boston
Chestnut Hill
NPS
Scheduling
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5