Lauren Bishop

Columbia University

Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 95%Neutral: 5%9.8
95% strongly recommend
34 reviews
Humanity
9.8
9.8
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
9.9
9.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.2
7.2
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
8.1
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
Ross U
Residency
Medstar Georgetown U
Fellowship
National Institutes of Health

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Lauren Bishop works in 1 office at

Columbia University
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 5%9.3

Explore Clinic
New York
5 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

34 patient reviews

Verified
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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Doctor Bishop was very patient and a good communicator...adjusted the treatment a few times and each time we saw improved results...took the time to explain the procedures substantiated by latest research...third time we transferred two and now we are 12 weeks pregnant...called the insurance and advocated on our part and we ended up doing ICSI and the insurance covering it
[Columbia University] seems small initially, but looking back maybe it is just the right size. Your assigned doctor is in charge of all your treatment adjustments but in the process you see many other doctors. Everything is very clean and high tech. Sometimes the waiting time for ultrasounds is not consistent.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Doctor Bishop was very patient and a good communicator throughout the process. She also adjusted the treatment a few times and each time we saw improved results, with our first egg retrieval we only had one embryo to transfer, while with our second one we got 5. I believe I was a tough patient, with a lot of opinions, but doctor Bishop took the time to explain the procedures substantiated by latest research. My insurance didn't cover ICSI (2 subpar sperm samples were required), so we weren't planning to do it, however the sample collected on the day of the egg retrieval/fertilization was subpar. Doctor Bishop called the insurance and advocated on our part and we ended up doing ICSI and the insurance covering it. She cares a lot about her patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, she also answers emails fast and thoroughly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Doctor Bishop was on top of the treatment, and called many times to explain results. When the treatment was predictable time wise (medicated FET), she was the one to do the transfer/egg retrieval. All staff is attentive and professional though, so we got to interact with quite a few other doctors at the practice during our journey and they did not disappoint.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I took medication for IUI 4 times, one time we just tried without the insemination (I had some liquid), the other 3 we had the insemination. All these failed. We used various doses of Clomid/Letrozole. Then we had 1 egg retrieval, that resulted in only one transferable embryo. This was transferred but the pregnancy test was negative again. We had another transfer that resulted in 5 embryos. We transferred one and the pregnancy result was again negative. The third time we transferred two and now we are 12 weeks pregnant, we have graduated from Columbia and moved to a usual obgyn. The transfers were a mix of medicated and natural, all embryos were frozen before transfer for at least a few days.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The practice seems small initially, but looking back maybe it is just the right size. Your assigned doctor is in charge of all your treatment adjustments but in the process you see many other doctors. Everything is very clean and high tech. Sometimes the waiting time for ultrasounds is not consistent.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
My insurance covered almost everything. We had to pay for assisted hatching and one of the IUIs but costs were clearly stated beforehand.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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

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2021 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I met Dr. Bishop a few years ago when I was thinking about freezing my eggs. I remember how patient and kind she was while I was going through a whirlwind of emotions. We decided to revisit freezing at a later time. I always knew that she would be the person to take care of me when I became pregnant. She has a lovely, calming energy to her...I had reached out to see if I could get an updated fertility evaluation/assessment. The universe had other plans, and I actually got pregnant before I was able to start the process. Because I wanted to change my ob/gyn, she was kind enough to perform my two scans before I graduated from the practice. I am truly thankful.
The [Columbia University] practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I wish Dr. Bishop could be my primary OB now that I am pregnant. She focuses on the important things, does not add any additional things to confuse me. She is kind, sweet, gets to the point which I love. Since the first time that I met her, I knew she was going to be a part of my pregnancy journey. Thank you for everything!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Not only is she smart, she has a human element to her. She does not rush you, listens and comes up with a game plan. You will be in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I met Dr. Bishop a few years ago when I was thinking about freezing my eggs. I remember how patient and kind she was while I was going through a whirlwind of emotions. We decided to revisit freezing at a later time. I always knew that she would be the person to take care of me when I became pregnant. She has a lovely, calming energy to her.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Well, I had reached out to see if I could get an updated fertility evaluation/assessment. The universe had other plans, and I actually got pregnant before I was able to start the process. Because I wanted to change my ob/gyn, she was kind enough to perform my two scans before I graduated from the practice. I am truly thankful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Mira and Kristina )
Mira and Kristina are awesome! They really made the process of scheduling a piece of cake and provided results in a timely manner. Thank you.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend. The practice was very efficient and organized. Location is great, front desk staff was great, the blood draw nurses were great. All in all, definitely recommend.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
just had to pay my copay for the scans
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
N/A
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2023, 31 Eggs Frozen
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 36
1 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was great to work with on freezing my eggs. She was easy to talk to and get in touch with...was super responsive if I had questions during my injections. I cannot say enough about what a good fit this...treatment was for me. The entire process here was also efficient and manageable for a busy professional like me. I had such a great experience that if I ever do need to use these eggs I know I will be coming back here for the process!
I had a great experience here [at Columbia University]. A different doctor than my doctor did my procedure and I was happy with the results. It did seem a little standardized (like they do this all the time) but I think that's what you want. The people that drew my blood daily and did my ultrasounds were the best. I felt so taken care of everyday...I cannot say enough about what a good fit this facility and treatment was for me. The entire process here was also efficient and manageable for a busy professional like me. I had such a great experience that if I ever do need to use these eggs I know I will be coming back here for the process!
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was great to work with on freezing my eggs. She was easy to talk to and get in touch with and her team was super responsive if I had questions during my injections. I cannot say enough about what a good fit this facility and treatment was for me. The entire process here was also efficient and manageable for a busy professional like me. I had such a great experience that if I ever do need to use these eggs I know I will be coming back here for the process!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I would tell my friends to trust the process and try to be consistent with the injections. Since I was really new to this process, I didn't know how much pain around my bladder I would have. It was really easy to get in touch with the facility to ask about this side effect but would love to have known upfront since I did think I was getting a UTI. This is honestly such minor feedback. I had the best experience here and was happy with the process and results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was great to work with on freezing my eggs. She was easy to talk to and get in touch with and her team was super responsive if I had questions during my injections. I cannot say enough about what a good fit this facility and treatment was for me. The entire process here was also efficient and manageable for a busy professional like me. I had such a great experience that if I ever do need to use these eggs I know I will be coming back here for the process!
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I don't think I had a very abnormal case so my injections were pretty standard. I had great results and was happy with the process. She made me feel pretty at ease during the experience.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I had a great experience here. A different doctor than my doctor did my procedure and I was happy with the results. It did seem a little standardized (like they do this all the time) but I think that's what you want. The people that drew my blood daily and did my ultrasounds were the best. I felt so taken care of everyday.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Good lord I'm still waiting for the bill but I'm insured so fingers crossed.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
N/A
9
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
2 IUI
Unexplained
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop really took the time to get to know me and my partner and our goals...immensely kind, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the process. She took care to address our concerns - going out of her way to schedule appointments with us to talk things over when we she sensed we were struggling with whether to continue with IUI versus proceed to IVF - and even remembered small details of our lives that we had shared with her...
It is a big clinic [Columbia University] that serves a lot of patients, so you may not always see the same ultrasound technicians or phlebotomists. But I found that its size was a real strength: They were SO efficient at getting patients in on time...And despite serving many patients, the staff always seemed to remember me and were so kind towards me - I never felt like a number or just another patient...
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was immensely kind, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the process. She took care to address our concerns - going out of her way to schedule appointments with us to talk things over when we she sensed we were struggling with whether to continue with IUI versus proceed to IVF - and even remembered small details of our lives that we had shared with her. We felt every step of the way that we were in great hands and that we had a really thoughtful plan in place to help us build a family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop really took the time to get to know me and my partner and our goals. She was so warm and lovely with us, and remembered details about a separate adoption/guardianship process we are going through. We always felt that she took care to make us feel supported and listened to.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Our plan was to do three rounds of IUI - with Letrozole instead of Clomid, as I had received a PCOS diagnosis from a past doctor. When my lining wasn't growing enough - and it seemed that our second round of IUI wouldn't work out - Dr. Bishop suggested increasing the dose of Letrozole slightly to help with both follicle growth and endometrial growth. We never had to carry out that plan, as the second round of IUI was successful despite my thin lining (and a low sperm count for that retrieval)! Dr. Bishop told us to be optimistic despite the long odds, and we were grateful for that advice.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
Kristina, Desiree (my care coordinator), and the whole nursing staff were wonderful. They were responsive, on the ball, and really kind and generous with their time and support.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I had a wonderful experience at CUFC. It is a big clinic that serves a lot of patients, so you may not always see the same ultrasound technicians or phlebotomists. But I found that its size was a real strength: They were SO efficient at getting patients in on time - a huge deal when you're going through fertility treatments and often have to go in every morning. And despite serving many patients, the staff always seemed to remember me and were so kind towards me - I never felt like a number or just another patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
I have a high-deductible insurance plan, so it ultimately cost me about $1,000-$2,000 for two IUI cycles and all the associated testing and appointments. But I believe those with better insurance ultimately didn't have to pay much at all, and CUFC will assign you a financial counselor who can help map out costs etc.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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

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2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
she [Dr. Bishop] was direct with what her assessment of the problems are and we worked together to come up with a plan of action. She was there for the major procedures but always informed us if she a different doctor would see us instead of her...She listened to our concerns and opinions, and worked with us to find what would work best. She was empathetic and kind. She always informed us when there would be changes so we were not surprised. She answered our emails promptly...
They [nurses at Columbia University] were efficient at communicating, and always answered my questions, provided results promptly and did not keep me waiting for too long at the clinic...They work fast and efficiently. I didn't have to wait for too long at my visits. Its clean and welcoming, not too crowded. The staff are kind. They are professional and provide expert care...
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr Bishop is a patient person. She is graceful and kind. She is not going to be all over you during the treatment, but you will feel like she is walking with you through out the journey. In my case she educated me on many things I did not know and a lot of misconceptions I had about the process. I liked that she was direct with what her assessment of the problems are and we worked together to come up with a plan of action. She was there for the major procedures but always informed us if she a different doctor would see us instead of her. At this point, we are hopeful that we shall soon have a baby in our hands and we are thankful to her and her team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Don't be afraid to tell her exactly how you feel, or what you would like. If it is possible, she will work with you for the best outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I felt more like a human, because she treated us with respect and was honest with us concerning our issues. She listened to our concerns and opinions, and worked with us to find what would work best. She was empathetic and kind. She always informed us when there would be changes so we were not surprised. She answered our emails promptly.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
She used the short protocol ivf . I had a Frozen embryo transfer. I had a modified natural cycle to prepare for the frozen embryo transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
They were efficient at communicating, and always answered my questions, provided results promptly and did not keep me waiting for too long at the clinic
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Strengths: They work fast and efficiently. I didn't have to wait for too long at my visits. Its clean and welcoming, not too crowded. The staff are kind. They are professional and provide expert care. Weaknesses: I cannot think of any at the moment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
I had to pay out of pocket for the embryo biopsy and pre-genetic testing, since my insurance does not pay for that
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
She preferred to do a single embryo transfer. She educated me on the trade offs
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Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
4 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
9
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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
Verified
Verified

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2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop is very thorough and detail-oriented, and everyone on the team were super professional and responsive. I was very stressed when I first learned about my diagnosis, and Dr. Bishop listened to me and suggested ways that I could gather reliable information so I don't freak out googling my symptoms online. My husband and I felt very much supported during the whole process...
Every patient at Columbia is assigned to a five person team: a nurse, a medication coordinator, a care coordinator, a financial coordinator and of course a fertility doctor. I was able to reach out or was reached out to specific person for my specific questions/needs. They are all super professional and responsive. I really like the five person team and it made me feel secure and know who to talk to if anything comes up...
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop and everyone on her team were amazing. We were so glad that we found them and decided to go through IUI with them. Dr. Bishop is very thorough and detail-oriented, and everyone on the team were super professional and responsive. I was very stressed when I first learned about my diagnosis, and Dr. Bishop listened to me and suggested ways that I could gather reliable information so I don't freak out googling my symptoms online. My husband and I felt very much supported during the whole process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is a wonderful fertility doctor and you won't regret it to choose her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is so patient and responsive during the whole process. We never felt rushed or left confused. She makes sure to answer all the questions that we have and she is very attentive to details. We felt our treatment was personalized and she always explains the next step and let us understand why.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with PCOS and anovulation. Dr. Bishop suggested to either IUI and IVF, which both are recommended in our case and it was up to us why one we want to go with. After choosing IUI, I started to monitoring my cycle and was prescribed with 2.5mg Letrozole and 250mcg Ovidrel. I took Letrozole the second day after my period. Then it turned out that I ovulated a week late and when it was time, I did the injection (Ovidrel) at home and went in for insemination the next day. Dr. Bishop suggested to try 5mg Letrozole since it seemed I didn't respond to that for next cycle. However, we got pregnant the first round! We were thrilled.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Samantha Brand (Care coordinator) and Kristina Cudjoe (Nurse))
Every patient at Columbia is assigned to a five person team: a nurse, a medication coordinator, a care coordinator, a financial coordinator and of course a fertility doctor. I was able to reach out or was reached out to specific person for my specific questions/needs. They are all super professional and responsive. I really like the five person team and it made me feel secure and know who to talk to if anything comes up.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is very well-organized. The protocol to assign each patient a five person team makes the treatment and care very much personalized. There are always people on call to answer any questions you may have, even on weekends! So I was never left worried or confused during the whole process. The process of scheduling morning monitoring appointment was so easy that every patient can do it on the app and there were always tons of appointments even in the early mornings, so I never had to worry about it may affect work. I never had to wait a long time. A lot of time it was in and out so the clinic was super efficient. The facility is located in a super accessible area and it was very clean and nice inside. I highly recommend Columbia Fertility!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
We were lucky enough to have our insurance cover all the costs for the IUI. However, we were informed about the costs if we were to pay it ourselves. There were two week period when we didn't have insurance, we were informed about the costs before going in for any tests. So it was very transparent and we know what to expect. The financial coordinator was really helpful when it comes to insurance coverage and costs.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
At first we weren’t sure about Dr. Bishop, but over time the more we met with her the more we liked her. She isn’t necessarily the warmest doctor, but always gives very full and honest explanations of treatment plans, risks, and success rates...won’t push any options on you, so you’ll have to really think about what is the best option for you and your family.
Columbia is a great facility. The staff is kind and there is great communication. We are glad to have a designated person for each need - care coordination, nurse coordination, financial counseling, and our doctor. We feel like we have a whole team and there is always someone to help if we have questions...Trust your gut. Dr. Bishop won’t push any options on you, so you’ll have to really think about what is the best option for you and your family.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
At first we weren’t sure about Dr. Bishop, but over time the more we met with her the more we liked her. She isn’t necessarily the warmest doctor, but always gives very full and honest explanations of treatment plans, risks, and success rates.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Trust your gut. Dr. Bishop won’t push any options on you, so you’ll have to really think about what is the best option for you and your family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop doesn’t always come off so warm over zoom, but in person she is bubbly and friendly. She always answers questions honestly and responds to emails in a timely manner.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
We had 3 clomid IUIs. I responded well to a low dose the first round and my husband had a good sample, but it failed. The second round I only produced one follicle and my husband’s sample wasn’t as strong, so that failed as well. For the third IUI we did a higher dose and I had a great response - unfortunately my husband had COVID right before the IUI and his sample was very weak so that one failed too.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
I’ve only had excellent interactions with our care coordinator and nursing staff. They are friendly, positive, and always answer questions efficiently and return phone calls.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is a great facility. The staff is kind and there is great communication. We are glad to have a designated person for each need - care coordination, nurse coordination, financial counseling, and our doctor. We feel like we have a whole team and there is always someone to help if we have questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
$20 copay per visit and $150 for each IUI procedure. IVF will be covered with an additional $5400 out of pocket for embryo testing, freezing, thawing and storage.
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Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45 - 46
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I cant say enough nice things about Dr. Bishop. Her kindness and compassion put me at ease. I didn't feel judged. I was so happy to be able to email with any questions and they were answered. Her smile calmed my nerves. I liked that Dr. Bishop explained everything...I didn't feel rushed or just a number. I was always able to contact her...IVF cycle with donor egg and sperm. I also had a hysteroscopy before IVF so I wouldnt have any blblockages...
Clinic [Columbia University] is clean and orderly. Employees at clinic are professional. I never had a problem with clinic. Clinic is well organized and runs smooth...I would always email nurse coordinator and she would always respond back. Nursing staff have been so pleasant. To do blood monitoring I would have to be there by 7 a.m. and every the nursing staff were kind and always smiling. They were professionals at all times...
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I cant say enough nice things about Dr. Bishop. Her kindness and compassion put me at ease. I didn't feel judged. I was so happy to be able to email with any questions and they were answered. Her smile calmed my nerves. I liked that Dr. Bishop explained everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is knowledgeable and caring. You can see that she loves her job and patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was so kind and understanding. She explained what needed to be done. I didn't feel rushed or just a number. I was always able to contact her.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I had a IVF cycle with donor egg and sperm. I also had a hysteroscopy before IVF so I wouldnt have any blblockages. I had a lot of blood monitoring before transfer. After trabsfer I had blood tests and vaginal sonograms. Everyday I had to take estradiol and Progesterone in oil after the frozen egg transfer. All these produced a positive pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristen Cudjoe)
I would always email nurse coordinator and she would always respond back. Nursing staff have been so pleasant. To do blood monitoring I would have to be there by 7 a.m. and every the nursing staff were kind and always smiling. They were professionals at all times.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clinic is clean and orderly. Employees at clinic are professional. I never had a problem with clinic. Clinic is well organized and runs smooth. I personally didn't find any weaknesses with this clinic. .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
I am under my employer insurance plan so I have to pay just the copay.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
I was educated on single embryo transfer which I received.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2024, 8 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop provided exceptional service....was easily accessible, answered all my questions/concerns, and provided realistic outcomes...she was present for my egg retrieval...expertise, and mannerism/professionalism...was well informed about my treatment plan including what to expect, and tutorials to support me along the way
Strengths [of Columbia University]: Appointments ran smooth (in and out), staff were courteous, clean facility, and fast turnaround for lab results...Not a weakness, but I wish the Manhattan facility could accommodate parking for patients...nursing staff was superb. The communication with the team was thorough
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Laura Bishop and her team are amazing professionals. I was well informed about my treatment plan including what to expect, and tutorials to support me along the way. My concerns and questions were always addressed. The overall experience (egg freezing process) was great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Come prepared with your list of questions. If you have concerns and/or questions during your treatment plan, please do not be afraid to voice them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop provided exceptional service. She was easily accessible, answered all my questions/concerns, and provided realistic outcomes. I was overjoyed that she was present for my egg retrieval. Her expertise, and mannerism/professionalism will play a major part in my return for a second cycle.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Egg Freezing process. I underwent two weeks of injections for follicle stimulation, and morning monitoring appointments (lab work and ultrasound) leading up to my egg retrieval procedure.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
Dr. Laura Bishop's nursing staff was superb. The communication with the team was thorough, instructions were simple to understand, results were provided in a timely manner and I felt the genuine/compassion affect from staff.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Strengths: Appointments ran smooth (in and out), staff were courteous, clean facility, and fast turnaround for lab results. Not a weakness, but I wish the Manhattan facility could accommodate parking for patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Out of pocket expenses. $8,000 to cover clinic and laboratory costs. Prescription costs range from $4,000-8000. Anesthesiologist costs $600.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
N/A
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
2 Embryo Freezing
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop had incredible bedside manor and care for me as a patient...kept us well informed throughout the process...made us feel like she really cared about our case and success...was available via email whenever we needed her...Cycle 1 and 2 were very similar cycles using gonal F, cetrotide and ovidrel. For our transfer we did a less medicated cycle
[Columbia University is a] Beautiful state of the art facility in a great location in NYC. Location was easy to get to/from although parking for procedures was difficult. Well lit, clean, relaxing atmosphere that made us feel comfrotable and at ease...Nurses were always responsive via email and provided clear direction.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Dishop was incredible fantastic to us as a patient. She communicated well, was available via email whenever we needed her, explained next steps and information clearly and made us feel very at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is great. I wouldn't go with anyone else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop had incredible bedside manor and care for me as a patient. She kept us well informed throughout the process and made us feel like she really cared about our case and success.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 and 2 were very similar cycles using gonal F, cetrotide and ovidrel. For our transfer we did a less medicated cycle using progesterone and added levothyroxine.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia University.
Nurses were always responsive via email and provided clear direction. While there wasn't always 1 nurse in charge of my case, I did always feel like someone was looking at my labs and providing clear updates.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Beautiful state of the art facility in a great location in NYC. Location was easy to get to/from although parking for procedures was difficult. Well lit, clean, relaxing atmosphere that made us feel comfrotable and at ease.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Monitoring appointments always were in the morning and were efficiently run. I never saw my doctor during these though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
1500 per round, 3000 in genetic testing per round of IVF.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
We did a single transfer as recommended by Dr. Bishop.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia University.
In 1 situation I was not provided results and had to email for results and instructions. In another situation the doctor said I should have blood work and a sonogram but there were no nurses available to take my blood during their lunch break and I had to come back another day.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
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2021 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 36
3 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Lauren Bishop was] supportive throughout the whole journey...encouraged me to try again with another embryo transfer, and it worked...answers all your questions and responds to emails quickly...She recommended single embryo transfer and gave the reasons why.
I enjoyed going to Columbia Fertility Center. Everyone who works there has a warm and positive demeanor...is clean and well-maintained...you do not have to wait a long time to get your blood taken or see your doctor...usually get your blood results back on the same day...entire care team was professional and responsive.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Although this was a longer journey than I initially expected, Dr. Bishop and her team were supportive throughout the whole journey. I had two embryo transfers. Unfortunately, I had a chemical pregnancy with the first one, and I was depressed. Dr. Bishop encouraged me to try again with another embryo transfer, and it worked! I am currently pregnant, and my husband and I couldn't be happier. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bishop and her team to anyone wanting to start a family. She is caring and supportive. She answers all your questions and responds to emails quickly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Put your trust in Dr. Bishop. Although it may seem like the pregnancy journey is long and unachievable, it will work out in the end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
She was warm and caring. Always answered my emails.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
The entire care team was professional and responsive.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I enjoyed going to Columbia Fertility Center. Everyone who works there has a warm and positive demeanor. The facility is clean and well-maintained. Although they have a lot of patients, you do not have to wait a long time to get your blood taken or see your doctor. You usually get your blood results back on the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
My health insurance paid for most of the costs associated.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
She recommended single embryo transfer and gave the reasons why.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop is a kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, and caring fertility doctor. Although she did not perform all of my procedures, when she did perform them, I thought that she did so in a professional and caring manner. She is thorough in her explanations and available to answer questions. I would highly recommend her...Dr. Bishop recommended transferring only 1 embryo because of the increased risks associated with multiple pregnancies.
[Columbia University] Strengths: frequency of available appointments and efficiency of appointments; professionalism and kindness of staff; covered by insurance; quality of premises and equipment. Weakness: location...the entire nursing team was very professional and friendly...Dr. Bishop is a kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, and caring fertility doctor. Although she did not perform all of my procedures, when she did perform them, I thought that she did so in a professional and caring manner. She is thorough in her explanations and available to answer questions. I would highly recommend her.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is a kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, and caring fertility doctor. Although she did not perform all of my procedures, when she did perform them, I thought that she did so in a professional and caring manner. She is thorough in her explanations and available to answer questions. I would highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Do not hesitate to ask questions.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Our strategy was to start with IUI since it's less invasive and to move on to IVF in the event the IUIs were not successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
Kristina and the entire nursing team was very professional and friendly.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Strengths: frequency of available appointments and efficiency of appointments; professionalism and kindness of staff; covered by insurance; quality of premises and equipment. Weakness: location. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Almost all costs were covered by my insurance.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Bishop recommended transferring only 1 embryo because of the increased risks associated with multiple pregnancies.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2021 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 40
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop is very committed to her patients...caring and holds your hand throughout the process...is very involved, makes sure she is in constant communication with her patients and always willing to answer any questions at any time...Amazing bed side manners and is very empathetic and understanding
[Columbia University] Very clean and organized. The staff are great communicators! Low wait time which helps due to the excessive amount of appointments and some women have to return back to work...if you call, they will always make sure they get back to you...very knowledgeable and highly professional
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is the best doctor I have ever had. Amazing bed side manners and is very empathetic and understanding. She is very supportive and always wiling to answer any questions one may have. Dr. Bishop is also very knowledgeable and highly professional. She is also so personable , she would be the one to always call me back to share my results. She would return any message so that I can feel calm about the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Go to Dr.Bishop she knows what she is doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is very committed to her patients. She is so caring and holds your hand throughout the process. She is very involved, makes sure she is in constant communication with her patients and always willing to answer any questions at any time.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I used various hormonal medication for both the IUI and IVF process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
The team were all very helpful and supportive
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Very clean and organized. The staff are great communicators! Low wait time which helps due to the excessive amount of appointments and some women have to return back to work. Also if you call, they will always make sure they get back to you.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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
2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop spoke to me so kindly and made me feel so comfortable...explained things clearly every step of the way. She was very understanding and always answered any questions I had. She also had such great bedside manners...explained the benefits of single embryo transfer
[Columbia University] was kept very clean, appointments were easy to make and always on time. They always welcomed us warmly. I really would recommend this clinic to friends and family...were great very kind and professional made me feel comfortable every visit...was able to get in early seen quickly and efficiently and then I was able to make it to work on time
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I am so happy to have found Dr. Bishop and her team I couldn’t be more grateful. She was so kind every time we spoke and explained things clearly every step of the way. She was very understanding and always answered any questions I had. She also had such great bedside manners I always felt comfortable with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Trust her fully you are in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop spoke to me so kindly and made me feel so comfortable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia University.
They were great very kind and professional made me feel comfortable every visit
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic was kept very clean, appointments were easy to make and always on time. They always welcomed us warmly. I really would recommend this clinic to friends and family. I am so happy I chose to go to this clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
The appointments for monitoring worked out great for me. The morning worked best for me for work so I was able to get in early seen quickly and efficiently and then I was able to make it to work on time. I think this worked for a lot of other people as well
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Bishop explained the benefits of single embryo transfer and I felt confident in the decision
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2023 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Bishop was attentive and thorough, present at every exam, sharing difficult news delicately but directly, and creating an environment where I felt safe and well cared for....steps from the beginning of our time together were well laid out...explained the plan throughout the process...bedside manner was warm and comforting
[Columbia University] is well organized, with appointments always being on schedule and efficient. Each blood draw was painless and fast...During difficult news, staff were compassionate and kind in ways I have not experienced in other medical environments
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr Bishop was attentive and thorough, present at every exam, sharing difficult news delicately but directly, and creating an environment where I felt safe and well cared for. The steps from the beginning of our time together were well laid out and Dr Bishop regularly repeated and explained the plan throughout the process. Her bedside manner was warm and comforting during difficult moments and enthusiastic when sharing positive news.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr Bishop was very present during each of my exams and shared difficult news in a sensitive way. Throughout the process information was thoroughly explained and I always felt safe in her care.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The clinic is well organized, with appointments always being on schedule and efficient. Each blood draw was painless and fast - and for someone who has had trouble giving blood this is a huge comfort. During difficult news, staff were compassionate and kind in ways I have not experienced in other medical environments.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
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Verified

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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 Egg Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was an incredible doctor to work with through this process. As a 33 year old woman with little knowledge on how the egg freezing process works, Dr. Bishop took the time to carefully explain to me how it worked, the pros/cons and reassured me of everything. I appreciated her calm demeanor and beside manner. I felt like she knew me as more than just a number in her office and appreciated that so much during this delicate time in my life.
The staff at Columbia Fertility is outstanding. I was always in and out for my appointments in 15 minutes and felt fully cared for each time I went. Every staff member was so friendly and welcoming, making me feel comfortable with everything that was happening, from the receptions to the nurses drawing my blood and doing the ultrasounds, I really appreciated how friendly everyone is there.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop met with me for a Zoom consultation before I started the process and walked me through every step of the way. I felt very comfortable under her guidance. She has a caring bedside demeanor and that goes a long way for women under the amount of hormone injections needed to complete the egg freezing process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
n/a - everything was great
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was an incredible doctor to work with through this process. As a 33 year old woman with little knowledge on how the egg freezing process works, Dr. Bishop took the time to carefully explain to me how it worked, the pros/cons and reassured me of everything. I appreciated her calm demeanor and beside manner. I felt like she knew me as more than just a number in her office and appreciated that so much during this delicate time in my life.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
It was helpful to know my AMH levels at the start and my follicle count to get a sense of how successful the process would be. Dr. Bishop walked me through what the treatment would entail and the mediations needed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia University.
The staff at Columbia Fertility is outstanding. I was always in and out for my appointments in 15 minutes and felt fully cared for each time I went. Every staff member was so friendly and welcoming, making me feel comfortable with everything that was happening, from the receptions to the nurses drawing my blood and doing the ultrasounds, I really appreciated how friendly everyone is there.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
This clinic is exceptional. I was referred here through two other friends and would recommend any other friends to go here as well for fertility treatments. The scheduling on the app is so easy and there were always appointments available. I never waited more than 5 min to be seen and was always in and out in 15 minutes - no complaints at all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
I am fortunate enough to have this covered by work benefits so I'm being billed outside of Columbia.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
n/a
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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

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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
3 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was always available to discuss via phone or email. I mostly reached out to her via email but she reached out via phone to discuss parts of my treatment with me, I thought that was going above and beyond since most other doctors won't really follow-up. She definitely made herself available, she did a lot of my ultrasounds and was present for insemination. I never felt like she wasn't present or taking me seriously as a patient.
I like the ease of commuting to the [Columbia University] clinic, it's in a nice location. Everything is clean and welcoming. Reception staff is attentive and quick. The only thing I think is the waiting room is too small for the amount of patients seeking fertility treatment. Many times I was surprised to see so many people in the waiting room, while it might get a bit full, it definitely allows you as a patient to see you are not the only woman/man going through fertility issues.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was always available to discuss via phone or email. I mostly reached out to her via email but she reached out via phone to discuss parts of my treatment with me, I thought that was going above and beyond since most other doctors won't really follow-up. She definitely made herself available, she did a lot of my ultrasounds and was present for insemination. I never felt like she wasn't present or taking me seriously as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is super thorough with her explanations. When she speaks she definitely is a subject matter expert and it's easy for someone who doesn't know anything about fertility to actually understand the process. I actually always tell the women in my fertility support group that my doctor was Dr. Bishop and my experience with her has been nothing but positive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop and her team are very thorough. From our first consultation, she explained everything with so much detail and took her time, she allowed us to have questions and answered them. She was respectful and open to answer any question or concern we had.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
When Dr. Bishop explained the process, my partner and I decided to go with IUI first. Dr. Bishop suggested 3 rounds of IUI before moving into IVF. I responded well to all the medication/injections given, however, my first IUI resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We were pretty bummed but decided to move on to the next one, I can't remember if before or after the second IUI, a polyp was found and I had to have minor surgery to remove it. So, immediately after the second IUI failed we moved into the third and also started to prepare for the possibility of beginning IVF. We were lucky because I am currently about 9 weeks pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe and Daniella Bloch)
The team working with Dr. Bishop and who communicated with me, the nurse Kristina and the care coordinator Daniella, were awesome. Always got back to me quickly, emails were very thorough, the few times I called into the office they always made sure I received a response. They were really amazing and super organized and coordinated. Thank you!!
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I like the ease of commuting to the clinic, it's in a nice location. Everything is clean and welcoming. Reception staff is attentive and quick. The only thing I think is the waiting room is too small for the amount of patients seeking fertility treatment. Many times I was surprised to see so many people in the waiting room, while it might get a bit full, it definitely allows you as a patient to see you are not the only woman/man going through fertility issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
I am under my husband's insurance but so far, the only costs I have incurred have been $10 co-pays for the majority of my visits and payment for the trigger shot (estimate $200) each IUI cycle.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
2 IVF
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Architect
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the first time we chatted over zoom she [Dr. Lauren Bishop] just showed a completely different level of care that we had previously received. She was warm, approachable, knowledgable and informative (so important). She always answered all of our questions, addressed our concerns and through the entire process both her and her team were truly incredible. My husband and I always say switching to her was the best decision we ever made.
Columbia is great! Scheduling is a breeze, the clinic is beautiful, clean, organized, and honestly we never had to wait too long. Everybody there is nice, from the receptionist who check you in to the nurses that take your blood to the ultrasound technicians and nurses that assist the doctors. Everyone is caring and thoughtful and makes conversation. Just awesome...I would recommend Dr. Bishop to anybody, and in fact I already have
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
We came to Dr. Bishop after a failed cycle at RMA and we were feeling hopeless and scared. We hadn't been treated with care, kindness or compassion, and at RMA they even forgot to tell us that all of our embryos had tested abnormal. We found out via email from the coordinator - an email that pretty much said, better luck next time. A truly horrible experience. So our number one priority was to find a doctor and team that we trusted, that we felt was empathetic and could help us navigate a hard situation when it was likely the outcome would always be negative. We knew our chances were low - I have a balanced translocation of chromosomes 11 and 22, we found out last year after I had turned 37 once we were finally ready to start a family, so we knew this process wasn't a guarantee, and we wanted a doctor that could be open, honest, caring and could help us navigate our situation. From the first meeting, Dr. Bishop was always that. We did 2 retrieval cycles with her, saw her a variety of times (not all, but we always felt taken care of even when we were not seeing her), and we got tons of emails from her with updates, next steps, answers to questions. One time after my retrieval she was at the clinic so she came to give me news (retrieved egg count) in person as I recovered. And she always called us herself to deliver news after the retrieval, to let us know how many eggs were matured / fertilized, then how many made it to the blastocycst stage, and ultimate to discuss our PGT-SR results. When it came time to tell us that we had 1 normal embryo we could tell in her voice how genuinely happy she was for us. The day of our transfer, she was not scheduled to be our doctor, as there is always a doctor on-call for transfers (they rotate, that was not her day). But she was there at the clinic that day and so she swapped with the other doctor and did our transfer! Truly wow - I mean, we just felt so thankful and taken care of. And when she called to tell us our pregnancy test was positive, I knew it before she even said it because I could tell in her tone of voice how happy she was to give us the news. During these past 4 weeks she's done all our our pregnancy scans herself, and today when we graduated the clinic I was an emotional mess and she gave me a hug and wished us the best. It feels so amazing to be treated like a human going through a very hard experience and to feel that you are int he right hands. I would recommend Dr. Bishop to anybody, and in fact I already have. Our experience at Columbia and with her has been great. We would work with her again for a second pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I think that with any doctor it's important that you tell them what kind of experience you're looking for. We told Dr. Bishop of our experience at RMA and that we were looking for a completely different care approach, although the medication protocol actually didn't change much. So she was able to give us the care that we wanted and needed. I don't know if she changes her approach with different patients, or if any doctor does, but I think it's important to advocate for yourself and what you want and need. Infertility is already too tough to not receive the type of care that would make this just slightly easier for you and your family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
We came to Columbia and Dr. Bishop after a horrible experience with Dr. Alan Copperman at RMA. I can't express how completely different our experience with Dr. Bishop was. From the first time we chatted over zoom she just showed a completely different level of care that we had previously received. She was warm, approachable, knowledgable and informative (so important). She always answered all of our questions, addressed our concerns and through the entire process both her and her team were truly incredible. My husband and I always say switching to her was the best decision we ever made.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Our protocol actually never changed from RMA to Columbia. We discussed it with Dr. Bishop and she assured us that it was the right protocol for a person with my condition (unbalanced translocation, yet really good ovarian reserve for my age). For us it was a numbers game, so we were trying to retrieve the most amount of eggs possible so that we could get a normal one, because we already knew the odds of normal embryos were very low given the translocation and my age, even if I had many eggs. During retrieval cycles our protocol was a combination of Gonal F (300 units) + Menopur (150 units), we then used Cetrotide (1 kit) to prevent ovulation and we triggered with Lupron and Ovidrel. When it came time for our transfer cycle, we chose to do a natural transfer with an Ovidrel trigger and vaginal progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
Kristina was amazing. She always sent our medication list and instructions super timely during the day, allowing us to write back and ask questions before she was out. If she was ever not working, we always got the same level of attention and care from the nurses on-call, and when we had questions after hours the team always got back to us immediately and addressed them. During the transfer cycle Kristina also sent our medication list, instructions and answered what was likely one million emails with questions (from me) either same day, or next morning if after hours. I always felt she was approachable, attentive, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is great! Scheduling is a breeze, the clinic is beautiful, clean, organized, and honestly we never had to wait too long. Everybody there is nice, from the receptionist who check you in to the nurses that take your blood to the ultrasound technicians and nurses that assist the doctors. Everyone is caring and thoughtful and makes conversation. Just awesome.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
We are lucky to have progyny so all costs were billed through them.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
We didn't consider transferring more than 1 because we only had 1 normal embryo. We have other mosaic embryos and did discuss potentially transferring more than 1 of the mosaics if it came to that. It didn't happen.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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
2020 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33 - 36
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had a great experience with Dr. Bishop. She was kind, informative, and explained things well. As a patient, I was comfortable with her treating me. I would recommend her because of her excellent bedside manner and her ability to choose a course of action without bias and sticking to a treatment plan that I agreed to...
Overall, I had 2 not so great experiences at this clinic [Columbia University] but the good was far greater. I would recommend the clinic, especially Dr. Bishop. Her team is timely, which I appreciated along with her care...I originally thought insurance covered the majority of it but I spent a lot of money out of pocket that I was not prepared for or that the clinic charged that insurance would not cover.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I had a great experience with Dr. Bishop. She was kind, informative, and explained things well. As a patient, I was comfortable with her treating me. I would recommend her because of her excellent bedside manner and her ability to choose a course of action without bias and sticking to a treatment plan that I agreed to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was kind, informative, and never rushed any of our appointments. You has excellent bedside manner and always called to review and explain things.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Overall, I had 2 not so great experiences at this clinic but the good was far greater. I would recommend the clinic, especially Dr. Bishop. Her team is timely, which I appreciated along with her care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Columbia University.
Monitoring appointments were in and out but there was one specific tech that was awful at drawing blood. Every time she drew my blood it was painful and I hoped to not get her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
This process is expensive. I originally thought insurance covered the majority of it but I spent a lot of money out of pocket that I was not prepared for or that the clinic charged that insurance would not cover.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia University.
I asked for my medical records to be sent over to my OB/GYN, but instead, I was sent my medical records in an encrypted message and my OB/GYN office did not receive the medical records in time for my appointment. For my egg retrieval cycle, I had to be in communication with the pharmacy because the covering person did not call in the medications because they assumed I had access to previously ordered prescriptions.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop explained everything to me from the first consult. She replies with hard facts and percentages, she does not coddle or does she give false hopes or promises...very good about sticking to the facts and stats. She gave me all of my options and let me make an informed decision, even at times when I wanted her to make decisions for me. Her honesty and willingness to work with me through my hectic schedule was also much appreciated.
The Columbia University Fertility center at 5 Columbus Circle was always clean. The staff and nurses were always pleasant. Appointments were timely and I rarely waited for more than 5-10 minutes. Everyone greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. Early appointments for morning monitoring were great and helped immensely due to commuting and working full time. It was a little bit annoying that pregnancy ultrasounds were not done in the morning hours because I had to take off several half days of work to get back and forth from outside of the city to upper Manhattan with heavy traffic. It also would have been helpful if procedures like egg retrieval, transfer, and IUIs could have been done on weekends, because scheduling with work and trying to privately take off so many times added to an already stressful process.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop explained everything to me from the first consult. She replies with hard facts and percentages, she does not coddle or does she give false hopes or promises. Everyone wants to hear their doctor be super confident and say “this is definitely going to work” but Dr. Bishop was very good about sticking to the facts and stats. She gave me all of my options and let me make an informed decision, even at times when I wanted her to make decisions for me. Her honesty and willingness to work with me through my hectic schedule was also much appreciated. When she was going to be out for my first transfer, she let me know ahead of time and made sure I felt comfortable in someone else’s hands. Her quick responsiveness to emails and concerns that I had throughout the process made me feel very well taken care of.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Don’t get upset if Dr. Bishop doesn’t say what you want to hear. She is very smart and thorough and is matter of fact and will not tell fluff and false promises to make you feel better.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop always treated me very well. She would respond quickly, and always answer with facts. She was empathetic in stressful times and encouraging.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
After my first set of diagnostic testing, we realized that I had bilateral blocked tubes. Dr. Bishop gave me options of unblocking tubes and proceeding with TTC naturally or IUI, or skipping the tubes all together and going with IVF. I wanted to try to conceive naturally and elected to have the procedure to unblock my tubes. When I did not conceive after a few months, we started IUI. I initially felt pressured to begin with treatment and so badly wanted to conceive on my own. Dr. Bishop and I came up with a plan to start with IUI x months after unsuccessfully trying on our own. I did 3 IUIs with Clomid and one with letrozole and none of them resulted in a positive pregnancy, despite having good levels and mature follicles. Dr. Bishop gave me the option to start IVF whenever I was comfortable, but I decided to continue to try with IUI. Due to still being relatively young, Dr. Bishop was supportive of my decisions and felt that they were reasonable. I desperately wanted a diagnosis and I was upset with “unexplained infertility.” I started to ask in all different ways if I had endometriosis and if this was the reason for my infertility. Dr. Bishop continuously would tell me that a firm diagnosis or ruling out of endometriosis would consist of a surgical procedure that is not necessary and would not change the treatment. Not having a diagnosis is my only complaint, but I understood that a diagnosis would not change my treatment and decided to not push the issue further. After deciding to move ahead with IVF, Dr. Bishop explained the process and was so great. I unfortunately had one failed transfer but thanks fully success on my second! Dr. Bishop was encouraging, responsive, and I always felt that I was in the best hands.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina and Desiree)
Kristina was my nurse and she was excellent. She always responded to me, gave me results in a timely manner, and gave me clear directions. She was empathetic, very nice, and professional. Desiree was my care coordinator and was also very organized, professional, and helpful in setting up times that worked with my hectic schedule.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
The Columbia University Fertility center at 5 Columbus Circle was always clean. The staff and nurses were always pleasant. Appointments were timely and I rarely waited for more than 5-10 minutes. Everyone greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. Early appointments for morning monitoring were great and helped immensely due to commuting and working full time. It was a little bit annoying that pregnancy ultrasounds were not done in the morning hours because I had to take off several half days of work to get back and forth from outside of the city to upper Manhattan with heavy traffic. It also would have been helpful if procedures like egg retrieval, transfer, and IUIs could have been done on weekends, because scheduling with work and trying to privately take off so many times added to an already stressful process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
My care was very expensive. My insurance did not cover fertility treatment (paid very little even for diagnostic testing) and mostly everything was paid out of pocket. All in, including genetic pre-testing bloodwork for myself and my husband, procedure for tube opening, 4 IUIs with medication, Egg retrieval with medication, freezing and thawing of embryos, genetic testing of all embryos, and 2 implantations with pregnancy bloodwork and monitoring- my care was just over $50,000.. Again, this was not just payments made to Columbia Fertility. I think it’s important to know the full picture if your insurance does not cover fertility treatment. Dr. Bishop and the financial coordinator Patricia were very clear about what the cost of treatment would be at Columbia and estimated cost of medication and genetic testing pretty accurately.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Bishop explained that multiple embryo transfer may lead to high risk pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was super supportive and explained everything throughout the treatment. She always gave my options about what “path” I would prefer to go and after I made my decision, she would explain why said decision would work. She never pushed any treatment on me...When I had my miscarriage, I immediately reached out to her and the team. Dr. Bishop was very sympathetic about what happened and immediately came up with a plan to try to find out what happened...
The nurse, Kristina, [at Columbia University] was amazing. She was always very responsive and also very sympathetic...This clinic is very efficient. The wait time is not long at all. You don’t ever feel rushed, they just work in an efficient manner. The front desk staff is also very welcoming. The phlebotomists were great! They were very friendly...
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop has great bed side manner. She was very clear about the treatments and procedures I would be undergoing. When I had my miscarriage, I immediately reached out to her and the team. Dr. Bishop was very sympathetic about what happened and immediately came up with a plan to try to find out what happened. When she did, she treated my condition until I was cleared and ready for a second transfer. She performed my second transfer and all of my ultrasounds after. This was very comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Listen to her guidance. Options presented to you come with guidance and what to expect. Dr. Bishop will never impose her choices on you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was super supportive and explained everything throughout the treatment. She always gave my options about what “path” I would prefer to go and after I made my decision, she would explain why said decision would work. She never pushed any treatment on me.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
After being evaluated, it was decided that the best treatment for my husband and I was IVF. I went through a round of hormone injections for egg retrieval. Then went through another round of hormone pills and injections to prepare for an embryo transfer. Unfortunately, my first embryo transfer resulted in a miscarriage right before my six weeks. I then was scheduled to get a biopsy which discovered that I had severe endometritis. I was given two rounds of antibiotics to make sure my uterus was ready for a second transfer. I was the scheduled for a second transfer and am now 2 mos pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe )
The nurse, Kristina, was amazing. She was always very responsive and also very sympathetic.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
This clinic is very efficient. The wait time is not long at all. You don’t ever feel rushed, they just work in an efficient manner. The front desk staff is also very welcoming. The phlebotomists were great! They were very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
The costs for the egg retrieval medication was a bit pricey. I think that the main reason was the fact that I hadn’t met my deductible yet so I carried the heavier load of the expense. Once my deductible was met, the rest of the medication was not expensive at all.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was very personable and I felt like she tailored my treatment to my particular situation...Dr. Bishop did not personally perform most of my egg retrieval procedures (other doctors in the Columbia team did and I was very happy with them as well), but she made it clear she was monitoring and in charge of my care. Even after daily routine visits I always received a follow-up email explaining the results and outlining next steps. For any news (eggs retrieved, embryos fertilized, etc) she always called me in person and was very easy to get access to if I had questions.
Kristina [nurse at Columbia University] was very helpful and organized. She held a zoom tutorial when I started egg retrieval to go over medications, and she sent extremely thorough detailed instructions with links to helpful videos. I frequently returned her emails as a reference and guidance with egg retrieval medications. She was in charge of sending me regular emails to keep me updated and always did so in a timely manner (same day as check-up). I felt like I always knew what to do and when things were going to happen.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I was extremely happy with Dr. Bishop's care. I always felt like I knew what was going on and what the next steps were, and I always felt like I knew why a course of treatment was chosen. Columbia seems to have the philosophy to not share every single test result, which I actually appreciated as it prevented anxiety or googling. They were clear to let me know that numbers were normal and they shared key targets (e.g. number of follicles, lining thickness) that was relevant for understanding treatment. Dr. Bishop did not personally perform most of my egg retrieval procedures (other doctors in the Columbia team did and I was very happy with them as well), but she made it clear she was monitoring and in charge of my care. Even after daily routine visits I always received a follow-up email explaining the results and outlining next steps. For any news (eggs retrieved, embryos fertilized, etc) she always called me in person and was very easy to get access to if I had questions. After my successful pregnancy, she also made sure to schedule my ultrasounds on days she would be there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was very personable and I felt like she tailored my treatment to my particular situation. Her office was extremely responsive to emails and personally updated me by phone with important information.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Kristina Cudjoe)
Kristina was very helpful and organized. She held a zoom tutorial when I started egg retrieval to go over medications, and she sent extremely thorough detailed instructions with links to helpful videos. I frequently returned her emails as a reference and guidance with egg retrieval medications. She was in charge of sending me regular emails to keep me updated and always did so in a timely manner (same day as check-up). I felt like I always knew what to do and when things were going to happen.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I was very impressed with the professionalism of Columbia's clinic. It was very easy to make appointments and they always made sure to see patients in a timely fashion (average wait under 5 mins, longest wait 15 minutes). Despite being quick and efficient, I never felt rushed or like they were trying to get through care. They were also very personable and always willing to answer questions. The clinic is also visually very pleasant with good lighting, which I feel helps psychologically.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Treatment was covered by insurance, though I chose to pay OOP for my FET to save insurance coverage for future egg retrievals if necessary. I paid around $1700 for the FET.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2021, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop followed up with me often. Even though I had a full care team of nurses and coordinators Dr Bishop was the one the communicate any news / insights with me...She made sure to schedule me when she could personally see me and even when bloodwork results came in, she was the one to call and give me updates. I felt like she was truly invested in my case / journey....
Emma [nurse at Columbia University] was always super quick to respond to any emails (as were other team members) and for any questions I had they’d direct my emails straight to Dr. Bishop who would respond heralded...Clinic is well staffed, never felt like I was waiting a long time...Even though I had a full care team of nurses and coordinators Dr Bishop was the one the communicate any news / insights with me....
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
During routine bloodwork I didn’t see Dr. Bishop but she was there for 2 of my 3 scans. She made sure to schedule me when she could personally see me and even when bloodwork results came in, she was the one to call and give me updates. I felt like she was truly invested in my case / journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Tell her exactly what you want and what your concerns are. She treats you like a person and takes the time to make you feel comfortable and informed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop followed up with me often. Even though I had a full care team of nurses and coordinators Dr Bishop was the one the communicate any news / insights with me.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with DOR from a previous clinic and did not respond to incredibly high doses of IVF meds and my cycle was canceled. When I went to Dr bishop and explained this and told her my husband and I only wanted one child. She immediately sought to put us on a less invasive plan. She wanted to see how I would respond to clomid and IUIs since I wasn’t aiming to bank embryos. We didn’t end up pursing IUI as I got pregnant spontaneously.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Emma)
Emma was always super quick to respond to any emails (as were other team members) and for any questions I had they’d direct my emails straight to Dr. Bishop who would respond heralded.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Clinic is well staffed, never felt like I was waiting a long time. While it would have been nice to meet my care team, during COVID they’re very mindful of ensuring you’re staying safe - masked and socially distanced.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Since I only had diagnostics and scans I was charged $50 per visit as my copay
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
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
Columbia University
New York
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
2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Bishop was always available via email for more in depth questions...I believe she provided me with the most appropriate treatment plan and stuck to the facts...I think she is just more introverted...never felt like she was pushing me into anything or over medicating
Strengths [of Columbia University]...efficient, clean , easy scheduling, flexible...Weakness- busy, can be impersonal, multiple nurses...if you’re looking for a more personal touch, this could be tough for me some...if efficiency and results are more important and you’re okay with not having the same doctors and nurses, this could work for you
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
I have Dr. Bishop to thank for my son. I believe she provided me with the most appropriate treatment plan and stuck to the facts. I never felt like she was pushing me into anything or over medicating. I will say initially I didn’t think she was as friendly as I would’ve liked, but I came to see that was not her being unfriendly…. I think she is just more introverted and for some that can be a challenge. Having gone through fertility treatments, I can also understand through the doctors lens how challenging it can be to stay positive but also realistic with the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
If you don’t feel like you’re getting what you need in the quick appointments, email her or schedule a video consult with her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
When despite the business of the clinic, Dr Bishop was always available via email for more in depth questions.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Strengths- efficient, clean , easy scheduling, flexible Weakness- busy, can be impersonal, multiple nurses Overall, if you’re looking for a more personal touch, this could be tough for me some. However, if efficiency and results are more important and you’re okay with not having the same doctors and nurses, this could work for you
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Graphic Designer
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bishop was very kind and compassionate, and also knowledgable...managed expectations well and was very clear about probability of outcomes...recommended we try a new slightly experimental procedure (PRP...changed the protocol to focus on egg quality
Columbia University Fertility Center is a good clinic...facilities are a little outdated...the care was very thorough and complete....morning monitoring was done efficiently...never waited too long, communication was good between doctors, nurses and coordinators.
How was your experience with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was very kind and compassionate, and also knowledgable. She managed expectations well and was very clear about probability of outcomes with me which I appreciated. She recommended we try a new slightly experimental procedure (PRP-plasma rich platelet transfer) when I came to her after two failed transfers at a previous clinic. My first retrieval did not yield any viable embryos (after genetic testing), and Dr. Bishop was open to trying something a little different for the second protocol, which yielded 3 viable embryos. Dr. Bishop checked in on me after my retrieval even though she was not performing the retrievals that day which I appreciated. She went on leave after my retrieval and I was taken care of by a colleague of hers for transfer, but she was back in time to perform my final pregnancy ultrasound at the clinic. I really loved having her there for that. I never felt like a number with Dr. Bishop and felt like she was genuinely invested in my care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop is open to feedback and some preferences regarding care, I was able to modify my protocol with her guidance for my second retrieval, I would suggest having open conversations with her and making suggestions if necessary. She will let you know if she doesn't think they are good modifications based on her experience, but it is important that she is open to those conversations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Bishop at Columbia University?
Dr. Bishop was very responsive and took her time explaining protocols and care. I never felt like I was on the a conveyer belt which tends to happen during IVF.
Describe the protocols Lauren Bishop used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
My first cycle with Dr. Bishop was a regular antagonist protocol with higher dosages, although we were able to retrieve a good number of eggs for my age (40), the embryos we ended up with were all poor quality/genetically abnormal. For my second retrieval Dr. Bishop changed the protocol to focus on egg quality (a Luteal Lupron protocol) where I injected luprolide in the week before before starting the regular antagonist protocol, with lower doses of the medications. I responded much better to this protocol and ended up with a higher number of eggs retrieved and a few viable embryos. Dr. Bishop suggested I do a plasma rich platelet transfer, in which I went in a few days before my scheduled embryo transfer for an infusion. The transfer was successful.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia University Fertility Center is a good clinic, the facilities are a little outdated compared to the previous clinic I was using but the care was very thorough and complete. The morning monitoring was done efficiently and I never waited too long, communication was good between doctors, nurses and coordinators. My only real complaint about the clinic is that the initial appointment with the Dr. is virtual only, I like to meet practitioners in person.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Bishop at Columbia University.
Most was covered under insurance with the exception of genetic testing and the new experimental transfer protocol (plasma rich platelet transfer). The genetic testing was a flat fee no matter the number of embryos which ended up being unfair for me because I only had one. The transfer protocol was reasonably priced.
Describe Lauren Bishop's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
Dr. Bishop recommended single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Lauren Bishop
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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