Meir Olcha

Sama Fertility

Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.6
80% strongly recommend
37 reviews
Humanity
9.6
9.6
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.8
6.8
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.

LGBTQ+ Care
10
10
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Responsiveness
8.4
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
Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency
Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Fellowship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Meir Olcha works at

Sama Fertility
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 14%9.6

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Teaneck
197 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
New York
115 E 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Meir Olcha works at

Extend Fertility
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 9%9.2

Explore Clinic
Extend
200 West 57th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10019

37 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
European
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Olcha was very kind and was always available whenever I had a question or concern...He showed such great bedside manner and was always available without hesitation and never seemed annoyed or in a rush. He took the time out to fully explain the IVF process to myself and my husband. He called me periodically just to check in and see how I was feeling which was icing on the cake. He was very good at giving rational unbiased explanations of what to realistically expect and any risks involved. I firmly believe he is not the type of doctor that will tell you what you want to hear so they can make money off of you. He is v
[The nurses at New Hope Fertility Center had a] Fast response time, pleasant demeanor and always updated me on my blood results the same day...Total cost of my IVF cycle was around $10,000...the one thing I like the most about this clinic is that payment is not due upfront and you pay per service rendered which made it easier for my husband and I to plan accordingly and spread out the payments
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
The difference between Dr. Olcha and my previous fertility doctor was night and day. He showed such great bedside manner and was always available without hesitation and never seemed annoyed or in a rush. He took the time out to fully explain the IVF process to myself and my husband. He called me periodically just to check in and see how I was feeling which was icing on the cake. He was very good at giving rational unbiased explanations of what to realistically expect and any risks involved. I firmly believe he is not the type of doctor that will tell you what you want to hear so they can make money off of you. He is very honest and trustworthy and just facilitated the whole experience for us and made it as smooth as possible. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Trust the process. All the appointments and money spent is 1000% worth it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Dr. Olcha was very kind and was always available whenever I had a question or concern
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at New Hope Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Oral ovarian stimulation meds plus injectables. I started out with the at home IVF kit but my ovaries were slow to respond so I needed an extra boost and was given follistim/gonal-f to move things along quicker. My trigger shot was the nasal spray which worked perfectly. After the egg retrieval I was out on Estrace (oral tablets) and prometrium (vaginal suppositories) to support my uterine lining for a fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New Hope Fertility Center.
Fast response time, pleasant demeanor and always updated me on my blood results the same day
Describe your experience with New Hope Fertility Center.
The clinic as a whole (long island office and Manhattan office) is super clean and well organized. Even during the covid-19 pandemic they still managed to treat patients the same and always had the appropriate level of PPE on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center.
Total cost of my IVF cycle was around $10,000 the one thing I like the most about this clinic is that payment is not due upfront and you pay per service rendered which made it easier for my husband and I to plan accordingly and spread out the payments
Describe Meir Olcha's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New Hope Fertility Center.
My husband and I had our hearts set on transfer I g 2 embryos however Dr. Olcha didn’t recommend it based on my estrogen levels at the time of the egg retrieval and had a gentle talk with us about why he believed it would be safer to transfer one embryo due to my increased risk of OHSS once HCG levels start to rise in combination with my high estrogen level. We took his advice and couldn’t be happier!
10
Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
New Hope Fertility Center
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Being Dr. Olcha's patient, I knew I was in capable hands. He is extremely optimistic and confident. I really appreciated how quickly he responded to emails, how he called me personally with results, and how he performed almost all of my procedures during my IUI/IVF journey. I would have liked more of an explanation on my different medications and options- like ICSI and Assisted Hatching, prior to my asking. Once I did ask, he went out of his way to explain in detail. Most importantly, he got me pregnant, like he promised!
The [New Hope Fertility Center] clinic is a well-run, well-oiled machine- clean, comfortable, and exuding confidence in what they are doing. Monitoring was extremely efficient, taking no more than 30 minutes. I appreciated how organized they were with screens to tell you where to go. When I had to go in for procedures, the waiting times were substantially longer. Sometimes the OR or the doctor performing the procedure would be running an hour or more behind the scheduled time. When my procedure was time sensitive, my procedure was pretty much on time, so they might prioritize patients who needed procedures at certain times.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Being Dr. Olcha's patient, I knew I was in capable hands. He is extremely optimistic and confident. I really appreciated how quickly he responded to emails, how he called me personally with results, and how he performed almost all of my procedures during my IUI/IVF journey. I would have liked more of an explanation on my different medications and options- like ICSI and Assisted Hatching, prior to my asking. Once I did ask, he went out of his way to explain in detail. Most importantly, he got me pregnant, like he promised!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Come prepared with questions and don't hesitate to be persistent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
The entire time during my care with Dr. Olcha, he has always been warm, personable, and genuine. He was very thorough in explaining any procedures to me and was impeccable at communicating and answering any questions I have.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at New Hope Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I went through one egg retrieval and two frozen transfers with Dr. Olcha. Because I was ovulating on my own, he had me do natural transfers each time. The first frozen transfer failed to implant. The second frozen transfer worked.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New Hope Fertility Center.
I have met a lot of different nurses during my time at New Hope and they were all kind. They do not all respond efficiently, but most of them do. I received instructions a few hours after every visit and they always called back when I had questions.
Describe your experience with New Hope Fertility Center.
The clinic is a well-run, well-oiled machine- clean, comfortable, and exuding confidence in what they are doing. Monitoring was extremely efficient, taking no more than 30 minutes. I appreciated how organized they were with screens to tell you where to go. When I had to go in for procedures, the waiting times were substantially longer. Sometimes the OR or the doctor performing the procedure would be running an hour or more behind the scheduled time. When my procedure was time sensitive, my procedure was pretty much on time, so they might prioritize patients who needed procedures at certain times.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at New Hope Fertility Center.
Monitoring was a breeze- I just showed up at the office during monitoring times. There are screens that tell you when and what chair to report to for bloodwork, when and what room to go to for sonogram, and if you need to visit billing. I was able to go right around 7am and I would be done with monitoring usually in less than half an hour.
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
New Hope Fertility Center
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
LGBTQ+
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 39
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
4th of 4 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
[Dr. Meir Olcha] tailored a fertility plan based on YOUR body, your hormones, your #’s, & the right timing...preferred a single embryo transfer but was understanding if I wanted a multiple embryo transfer...He responded promptly to all my emails. Exhibited Very compassionate & caring Behavior...He got me pregnant my 1st round of a FET cycle. I am now nearing my 3rd trimester. I thank him for this rainbow baby that will soon be in our home. He responded promptly to all my emails and actually took the time to call when I needed answers. He is an amazing Dr. and an even better man.
the clinic [New Hope Fertility Center] tends to treat you more like a # as opposed to a person. The clinic is sometimes organized when it comes to monitoring appointments...Nursing staff was ok...Clinic told my wife that she had ovulated when in fact she had not...Monitoring at nh was good. If you come in early, you are in and out...Costs were affordable for an iui and ivf treatment protocol...tailored a fertility plan based on YOUR body, your hormones, your #’s, & the right timing, then I please advice you to go to Dr. Olcha.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
After my partner and I suffered years of infertility and loss, I prayed to god that he send us an angel. That Angel came in the form of Dr. Olcha. If you go to NH, & you want a Dr. that is intuitive, compassionate, caring, motivated, & will tailor a fertility plan based on YOUR body, your hormones, your #’s, & the right timing, then I please advice you to go to Dr. Olcha. He got me pregnant my 1st round of a FET cycle. I am now nearing my 3rd trimester. I thank him for this rainbow baby that will soon be in our home. He responded promptly to all my emails and actually took the time to call when I needed answers. He is an amazing Dr. and an even better man.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
An amazing Dr. best Doctor at the practice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
He responded promptly to all my emails. Exhibited Very compassionate & caring Behavior.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at New Hope Fertility Center and their degree of success.
tailored a fertility plan based on YOUR body, your hormones, your #’s, & the right timing, then I please advice you to go to Dr. Olcha.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at New Hope Fertility Center.
Nursing staff was ok.
Describe your experience with New Hope Fertility Center.
With the exception of Dr. Olcha, the clinic tends to treat you more like a # as opposed to a person. The clinic is sometimes organized when it comes to monitoring appointments. Dr. Olcha brings a human side to the clinic as opposed to a factory setting.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at New Hope Fertility Center.
Monitoring at nh was good. If you come in early, you are in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center.
Costs were affordable for an iui and ivf treatment protocol.
Describe Meir Olcha's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New Hope Fertility Center.
Dr. Olcha preferred a single embryo transfer but was understanding if I wanted a multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at New Hope Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at New Hope Fertility Center.
Clinic told my wife that she had ovulated when in fact she had not.
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
7
Clinic
New Hope Fertility Center
New York
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 52
Donor Eggs
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Olcha was a good communicator, attentive, generous with his time during the preparation for treatment and the procedure, explained each step of the process, allowed plenty of time for questions, highly knowledgeable, and provided details so I could make fully informed decisions...The doctor recommended a single transfer which was also my preference...Dr. Olcha is kind, empathetic, generous with his time, highly knowledgeable, and takes the time to make sure patients have all the information to make truly informed decisions.
The [Sama Fertility] clinic itself is welcoming and clean. During my procedure I was the only patient scheduled and had plenty of privacy and time to meet with the embryologist, Dr Olcha, and the nurses. The clinic was technologically advanced but small enough to feel like each patient matters...The staff at SAMA was responsive, caring, and made the entire experience easier to navigate...Dr. Olcha is kind, empathetic, generous with his time, highly knowledgeable, and takes the time to make sure patients have all the information to make truly informed decisions.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Dr. Olcha was a good communicator, attentive, generous with his time during the preparation for treatment and the procedure, explained each step of the process, allowed plenty of time for questions, highly knowledgeable, and provided details so I could make fully informed decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Dr. Olcha is kind, empathetic, generous with his time, highly knowledgeable, and takes the time to make sure patients have all the information to make truly informed decisions.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Sama Fertility and their degree of success.
Hormone treatments of progesterone (injectable) and estradiol (orally) to prepare for FET procedure. Regular lab work to adjust dosage.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sama Fertility.
The staff at SAMA was responsive, caring, and made the entire experience easier to navigate.
Describe your experience with Sama Fertility.
The SAMA clinic was 3 hours from my home in the middle of NYC. Driving to the clinic and dealing with parking in the city was the difficult part of using this clinic. The clinic itself is welcoming and clean. During my procedure I was the only patient scheduled and had plenty of privacy and time to meet with the embryologist, Dr Olcha, and the nurses. The clinic was technologically advanced but small enough to feel like each patient matters.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility.
$5900.
Describe Meir Olcha's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sama Fertility.
The doctor recommended a single transfer which was also my preference.
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Sama Fertility
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Olcha] was always very personable, nice, direct, and you always felt you had time to ask any questions or talk about any concerns. I always felt comfortable and at ease...very assertive to any needs and concerns or uneasiness I felt as a patient going through 4 IUI and 2 IVF treatments. It can be very discouraging but he made me feel very positive and always had direct answers and a plan. It was comforting to have a doctor that was always positive and felt like he really cared during each treatment.
Everyone [staff at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] was very nice, welcoming, cheerful and made me feel comfortable...Stuck to the appointment times within 5-10 time range which is great for the numbers of patients coming and going- easy to get in touch with clinic especially through the portal- staff was great at all locations...
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
He was very assertive to any needs and concerns or uneasiness I felt as a patient going through 4 IUI and 2 IVF treatments. It can be very discouraging but he made me feel very positive and always had direct answers and a plan. It was comforting to have a doctor that was always positive and felt like he really cared during each treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Ask a lot of questions- he has good advice, opinions or overall extensive knowledge
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
He was always very personable, nice, direct, and you always felt you had time to ask any questions or talk about any concerns. I always felt comfortable and at ease.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey) and their degree of success.
My medication and treatment rarely changed until this last IVF cycle where they introduced a patch along with the progesterone oil.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
Everyone was very nice, welcoming, cheerful and made me feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
Stuck to the appointment times within 5-10 time range which is great for the numbers of patients coming and going- easy to get in touch with clinic especially through the portal- staff was great at all locations
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
Out of pocket what wasn’t covered by insurance
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)
Edison (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
5 IUI
Unexplained
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Olcha listened to all of my concerns. He was patient and kind, never judged any of my concerns. He took the time to tailor a protocol that fit my needs, and answered questions throughly and quickly. He is very responsive to emails. Dr. Olcha always reassured me that although he had a medical opinion, ultimately everything is my decision and was never pushy. My treatment was and felt individualized and specific to me...
[Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] Clinic’s Strengths: -nursing staff -patient portal -communication -thorough -organized -work as a team -professional -quick communication Clinic’s Cons: -Billing department isn’t organized or as helpful...The nursing staff was very kind. They answered communication quickly. I really liked everyone over there....
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Dr. Olcha is very kind, thorough, and compassionate. He listens and he develops a plan based on the person. He eased all my anxieties through the process. I loved how his plan was specific to my needs and not a general plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Be open and honest. He never judges.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Dr. Olcha listened to all of my concerns. He was patient and kind, never judged any of my concerns. He took the time to tailor a protocol that fit my needs, and answered questions throughly and quickly. He is very responsive to emails. Dr. Olcha always reassured me that although he had a medical opinion, ultimately everything is my decision and was never pushy. My treatment was and felt individualized and specific to me.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey) and their degree of success.
Natural IUI 4 times Natural IUI w/ acupuncture 1 time
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
The nursing staff was very kind. They answered communication quickly. I really liked everyone over there.
Describe your experience with Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
Clinic’s Strengths: -nursing staff -patient portal -communication -thorough -organized -work as a team -professional -quick communication Clinic’s Cons: -Billing department isn’t organized or as helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
I only paid my copay
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)
Lakewood
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Olcha only performed the egg transfer and follow up post visits. He didn't not give me any meds other than progesterone and estradiol to help pregnancy...always made the time to see me during my visits and ask questions and answer my questions as well. He was the one who called me from the clinic to let me know I was pregnant which was a very nice personal touch to hear it from my doctor. He even called me on a Saturday his day off to check in on me the following week.
[The nurses at New Hope Fertility Center were] Always efficient, returned my calls and made sure to answer my questions...There was an issue with one of my embryos coming back after PGS testing as inconclusive. I had to insist the get the results but Dr Olcha stepped in and helped expedite the result so I could do the egg transfer with existing embryo from prior egg retrieval...My original doctor never took the time to perform my procedures or see me or speak to me after to inform me . I always had to follow up with him on my own. This was considered a weakness from my point of view
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Dr Olcha is a caring and excellent doctor. He took over my case after I requested to switch to him from another doctor at clinic. From the very beginning of his care, he made me feel comfortable, and confident in his ability to help me get pregnant. He took the time to give me the true one on one care I was hoping for during this treatment, and always made sure to take the time to answer all of my questions and ease my concerns. Even though he was only my doctor for a short period during the egg transfer and beyond, he made me feel like I had been seeing him for years and treated me like a long time friend. He was always easy to talk to and has a good sense of humor and bedside manner. He is exactly the kind of doctor I wanted to have when I decided to do fertility treatments, so much that I wish he could deliver my baby too! I highly recommend Dr Olcha.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Go into your fertility treatment with high hopes and never stop believing that with the right doctor your baby dreams can come true.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Dr ok ha always made the time to see me during my visits and ask questions and answer my questions as well. He was the one who called me from the clinic to let me know I was pregnant which was a very nice personal touch to hear it from my doctor. He even called me on a Saturday his day off to check in on me the following week.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at New Hope Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr Olcha only performed the egg transfer and follow up post visits. He didn't not give me any meds other than progesterone and estradiol to help pregnancy
Describe your experience with your nurse at New Hope Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Oksana?)
Always efficient, returned my calls and made sure to answer my questions
Describe your experience with New Hope Fertility Center.
New Hope is a great fertility clinic. I got a good feeling the very first time I walked in. The facilities are impressive and were always full of patients which made me think they must be doing something right. My original doctor never took the time to perform my procedures or see me or speak to me after to inform me . I always had to follow up with him on my own. This was considered a weakness from my point of view
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center.
$15k
What specific things went wrong at New Hope Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at New Hope Fertility Center.
There was an issue with one of my embryos coming back after PGS testing as inconclusive. I had to insist the get the results but Dr Olcha stepped in and helped expedite the result so I could do the egg transfer with existing embryo from prior egg retrieval
10
Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
New Hope Fertility Center
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023 - 2024, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 36 - 37
2 IVF
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Olcha is thorough, kind, ready to answer questions...made us feel confident in the process...when a testing result was not as expected, he went above and beyond to have retesting completed with a different diagnostic company. We were impressed by and appreciated his initiative.
Sama's model is mostly remote, which is super convenient...only time in a physical clinic with the Sama team was during retrieval and transfer - those times were great, and we felt safe and well cared-for...team took the time to answer our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Dr. Olcha is thorough, kind, ready to answer questions, and made us feel confident in the process. At one point, when a testing result was not as expected, he went above and beyond to have retesting completed with a different diagnostic company. We were impressed by and appreciated his initiative.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Slightly more proactive communication would be great - we occasionally found ourselves reaching out to find out about next steps in the process or to clarify certain scheduling/calendar details.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Dr. Olcha and his team took the time to answer our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Sama Fertility and their degree of success.
We went through two cycles of egg harvesting in order to have a sufficient number of PGT-tested embryos for two kids down the line. Dr. Olcha's inclusion of PGT testing in his process stood out to us, and his rationale - that PGT embryos are overall much more successful than non-PGT embryos - made perfect sense to us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sama Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Giana)
Overall, everyone we worked with at Sama was wonderful. There were occasional hiccups with communication, but for the most part, responses were super timely, accurate, and kind. The team was also extremely flexible when working around our schedules, which was wonderful.
Describe your experience with Sama Fertility.
Sama's model is mostly remote, which is super convenient. Our only time in a physical clinic with the Sama team was during retrieval and transfer - those times were great, and we felt safe and well cared-for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility.
We did two cycles of retrieval and a transfer, and our total cost with medication will come to about $30,000.
9
Doctor
Meir Olcha
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Sama Fertility
New York
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Meir Olcha] was very down to earth and explained everything in laymen’s terms even though I’m a physician myself...He gave me his personal phone number so whenever I had a question I could always text him and he responded quickly. I wanted to do the embryo transfer asap and he worked with my schedule so it could be done. Very positive experience with him. I would highly recommend him...He also told me which supplements to take and why.
The [Sama Fertility] strength; I was given Dr Olcha’s number and I could communicate with him whenever I needed. The communication between the nurse/clinical coordinator could have been more clear when I need to use my insurance for the ultrasound / blood work...I had unexplained infertility, my numbers were not good. With his protocol which was an antagonist I ended up getting 18 eggs, 11 embryos ! I was pleasantly surprised. He also told me which supplements to take and why.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
He gave me his personal phone number so whenever I had a question I could always text him and he responded quickly. I wanted to do the embryo transfer asap and he worked with my schedule so it could be done. Very positive experience with him. I would highly recommend him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Your goals for IVF, ask as many questions as you can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
He was very down to earth and explained everything in laymen’s terms even though I’m a physician myself.
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Sama Fertility and their degree of success.
I had unexplained infertility, my numbers were not good. With his protocol which was an antagonist I ended up getting 18 eggs, 11 embryos ! I was pleasantly surprised. He also told me which supplements to take and why.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sama Fertility.
I never met them personally, the emails were very straightforward on the steps I needed to take.
Describe your experience with Sama Fertility.
The strength; I was given Dr Olcha’s number and I could communicate with him whenever I needed. The communication between the nurse/clinical coordinator could have been more clear when I need to use my insurance for the ultrasound / blood work.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Sama Fertility.
It was done at an imaging center.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility.
12,500 for the IVF
Describe Meir Olcha's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sama Fertility.
Due to my age single was the better option, I did not want more than one child.
10
Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Sama Fertility
Teaneck
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 43 - 44
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
4th of 4 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
7 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Olcha explained in detail how we were going to proceed, the medications, steps, and if he didn’t like the blood results were where he thought the should be he wasn’t going to go through it. With has he had Plan A, B, and C...We did a transfer with him. He first diagnosed me with an infection in my uterus, he was able to clearer it up and we continued with the process. He prepared my uterus with a couple of medications and now we are expecting our first child
I didn’t personally go to their clinic [Sama Fertility], but if I needed to contact any of them they were responsive. My bloodwork and ultrasounds were done at labs/center near my house. Our communication was via text/email...Dr. Olcha explained in detail how we were going to proceed, the medications, steps, and if he didn’t like the blood results were where he thought the should be he wasn’t going to go through it. With has he had Plan A, B, and C.
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Dr. Olcha explained in detail how we were going to proceed, the medications, steps, and if he didn’t like the blood results were where he thought the should be he wasn’t going to go through it. With has he had Plan A, B, and C.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Trust in him, he knows what he’s doing and will be treated with respect
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Sama Fertility?
Since our first consultation he was kind, straightforward, and wanted to know about our history and outcomes. Took the time to listen
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Sama Fertility and their degree of success.
We did a transfer with him. He first diagnosed me with an infection in my uterus, he was able to clearer it up and we continued with the process. He prepared my uterus with a couple of medications and now we are expecting our first child
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sama Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Sarthak)
We were able to text back and forth and at all times. Quick and responsive
Describe your experience with Sama Fertility.
I didn’t personally go to their clinic, but if I needed to contact any of them they were responsive. My bloodwork and ultrasounds were done at labs/center near my house. Our communication was via text/email.
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Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Sama Fertility
Teaneck
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
Male Factor
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Olcha] had a much better bedside manner than previous clinic, he looked at me as a whole. He was able to see both sides and address both...He was by far whole-stic in looking at the bigger picture which helped us immensely...kind and considerate. He was able to say what no previous dr was saying to us which was go ahead and take a break and tell us what to do if we got pregnant during that break, WHICH WE DID! He was by far whole-stic in looking at the bigger picture which helped us immensely....
[Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine] Can always get someone on the phone which is amazing. They are all compassionate. If they need to ask a doctor they ask right then and there and don't make you wait. Overall I loved the entire team, they were accommodating and always helpful...He [Dr. Olcha] was by far whole-stic in looking at the bigger picture which helped us immensely...
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Dr Olcha was amazing, kind and considerate. He was able to say what no previous dr was saying to us which was go ahead and take a break and tell us what to do if we got pregnant during that break, WHICH WE DID! He was by far whole-stic in looking at the bigger picture which helped us immensely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
Be prepared, slow and steady wins the race
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)?
He had a much better bedside manner than previous clinic, he looked at me as a whole. He was able to see both sides and address both
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey) and their degree of success.
Removed my husband off of his hair medication and put him on clomid
Describe your experience with Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
Can always get someone on the phone which is amazing. They are all compassionate. If they need to ask a doctor they ask right then and there and don't make you wait. Overall I loved the entire team, they were accommodating and always helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meir Olcha at Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey).
we paid minimal, $30/blood draw. $330 for the IUI.
10
Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine (formerly Women's Fertility Center of New Jersey)
Edison (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
6
Age 39
1 IUI
6 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Income $100K - $199K
4th of 4 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
11 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
He [Dr. Meir Olcha] was one of the only doctors who was open to trying to new things. And exploring possibilities of my failures such as undiagnosed endometriosis and empty follicle syndrome. He worked WITH me. And that felt amazing and we wound up having success...he would call and speak to Me after every failed retrieval. He was open to questions and trying different protocols. He understood me and was willing to help me as an individual and not just like everyone else...
The clinic [New Hope Fertility Center] was okay. The nurses were not. Communication was the worst part at that clinic. Strengths were that they will take any patient regardless of how low their levels are...[Dr. Meir Olcha] was open to questions and trying different protocols...He worked WITH me. And that felt amazing and we wound up having success...
How was your experience with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
He was one of the only doctors who was open to trying to new things. And exploring possibilities of my failures such as undiagnosed endometriosis and empty follicle syndrome. He worked WITH me. And that felt amazing and we wound up having success
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Talk with him. Tell Him your concerns and things you’d like to try. And he likely will be open to it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meir Olcha at New Hope Fertility Center?
Because he would call and speak to Me after every failed retrieval. He was open to questions and trying different protocols. He understood me and was willing to help me as an individual and not just like everyone else
Describe the protocols Meir Olcha used in your cycles at New Hope Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Too many to list. But what worked to help with empty follicles was a double trigger
Describe your experience with New Hope Fertility Center.
I saw olcha at new hope. The clinic was okay. The nurses were not. Communication was the worst part at that clinic. Strengths were that they will take any patient regardless of how low their levels are
Describe Meir Olcha's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at New Hope Fertility Center.
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9
Doctor
Meir Olcha
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
6
Clinic
New Hope Fertility Center
New York
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5