Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.6
80% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
9
9
Humanity

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

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

Communication
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9
9
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
8.4
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
Weill Cornell
Residency
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship
NYU

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Nicole Yoder works at

Spring Fertility New York
Rated 9.9
Strongly recommend: 100%9.9

Explore Clinic
New York
114 W 41st Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

5 patient reviews

Verified
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 35
1 Embryo Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yoder was very personable, warm, and kind. She was very professional and detail-oriented. Dr. Yoder was available to talk over the phone when needed, and she was available at all my appointments. She took the time to understand (and remember) all aspects of my history...She also has a great deal of empathy and knows how to resolve issues and setbacks when they arise...
They [Spring Fertility] offer early appointments - as early as 7 AM - so it was not at all disruptive for work. I always saw my MD at appointments and was able to get on the phone to talk to her as I always had many questions...did not have the best experience with the finance department; the communication was not clear, they were not proactive about reaching out to my insurance about coverage, and the personnel I interacted with is not the best at conflict resolution...
How was your experience with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder is easily one of the best doctors I have had. She is professional yet personal. She is very detail-oriented. She also has a great deal of empathy and knows how to resolve issues and setbacks when they arise
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Ask questions; ask and ask
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder was very personable, warm, and kind. She was very professional and detail-oriented. Dr. Yoder was available to talk over the phone when needed, and she was available at all my appointments. She took the time to understand (and remember) all aspects of my history.
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility New York.
Spring's staff all have a patient-first mentality. They offer early appointments - as early as 7 AM - so it was not at all disruptive for work. I always saw my MD at appointments and was able to get on the phone to talk to her as I always had many questions. The egg retrieval went really well with caring and efficient staff, with optimal follow-up. The staff explain the risks and benefits of all procedures, and are gracious when performing all their tasks, including phlebotomy. The clinic atmosphere is welcoming, and the little touches (chocolate after procedure, inspiring coffee table books) are refreshing. That said, I did not have the best experience with the finance department; the communication was not clear, they were not proactive about reaching out to my insurance about coverage, and the personnel I interacted with is not the best at conflict resolution. It ended up marring my otherwise wonderful experience at Spring. I would advise anyone going there to ask specifically about significant potential out-of-pocket costs early on, especially around lab work that would be contracted out to an external lab. Note that Spring currently exclusively uses Juno for genetic testing, which does not contract with insurers. I am happy with the outcome of my cycle with Spring.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Spring Fertility New York.
It was well scheduled, and I could go for appointments when I had the time. Appointments were typically available when I needed them
What specific things went wrong at Spring Fertility New York?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Nicole Yoder
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
9
Clinic
Spring Fertility New York
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 19 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 Egg Freezing
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yoder is very friendly and genuinely seems to care about your experience. She takes the time to walk through all the details of the process and what to expect. I was very at ease throughout the process and felt comfortable asking a multitude of questions...took the time to understand my background and my goals. During the first few minutes of each appointment she spent time checking in on me and gave the impression that she genuinely cared about me. I am usually very uncomfortable during the ultrasound and she kept that in mind during each visit and made me feel comfortable throughout the process
There was very minimal wait-time at the [Spring Fertility] clinic. If I arrived early, the nurse would draw by blood early optimizing my time. The clinic has a lovely calming aesthetic and offers free snacks and coffee...My care coordinator was super efficient and provided me with frequent updates. It was easy to reach her in case I was unclear about anything. I felt very relaxed during the process because I knew she was on top if it and I didn't have to worry about missing anything
How was your experience with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder is very friendly and genuinely seems to care about your experience. She takes the time to walk through all the details of the process and what to expect. I was very at ease throughout the process and felt comfortable asking a multitude of questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Don't hesitate to ask questions if you think they might be silly
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder took the time to understand my background and my goals. During the first few minutes of each appointment she spent time checking in on me and gave the impression that she genuinely cared about me. I am usually very uncomfortable during the ultrasound and she kept that in mind during each visit and made me feel comfortable throughout the process
Describe your experience with your nurse at Spring Fertility New York. (Assigned nurse: Meghan McFadden)
My care coordinator was super efficient and provided me with frequent updates. It was easy to reach her in case I was unclear about anything. I felt very relaxed during the process because I knew she was on top if it and I didn't have to worry about missing anything
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility New York.
There was very minimal wait-time at the clinic. If I arrived early, the nurse would draw by blood early optimizing my time. The clinic has a lovely calming aesthetic and offers free snacks and coffee.
10
Doctor
Nicole Yoder
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
Spring Fertility New York
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 35 Eggs Frozen
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 30
2 Egg Freezing
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I chose Dr. Yoder because of the detailed and clear explanation of the procedure she provided...generally responsive to emails, very efficient w the appts/checkups, and most importantly, I felt like she was willing to change the timeline of the retrieval to try to maximize the change of getting high quality eggs (the second time around, she delayed retrieval by 3-4 days, and I got 22 eggs instead of 13). This happened at a pretty rough time in my life (post-partner-breakup) -- completing this procedure, while never a guarantee, was a huge relief for me.
[Spring Fertility New York] were generally responsive to emails, very efficient w the appts/checkups, and most importantly, I felt like she was willing to change the timeline of the retrieval to try to maximize the change of getting high quality eggs...Convenient location -- just keep in mind that you need to use a different entrance on weekends and early mornings. Blood draws were quick and easy. Operation day was smooth (it takes place on a different floor, fyi).
How was your experience with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
I chose Dr. Yoder because of the detailed and clear explanation of the procedure she provided (vs another clinic, which rushed through it). She and her team were generally responsive to emails, very efficient w the appts/checkups, and most importantly, I felt like she was willing to change the timeline of the retrieval to try to maximize the change of getting high quality eggs (the second time around, she delayed retrieval by 3-4 days, and I got 22 eggs instead of 13). This happened at a pretty rough time in my life (post-partner-breakup) -- completing this procedure, while never a guarantee, was a huge relief for me.
Describe the protocols Nicole Yoder used in your cycles at Spring Fertility New York and their degree of success.
The first time around I was traveling/out of the country, and the ovulation kit tracker didn't work for me -- that said, we were still able to get a decent amount. The second time I was reliably in the city and we got much better results.
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility New York.
Convenient location -- just keep in mind that you need to use a different entrance on weekends and early mornings. Blood draws were quick and easy. Operation day was smooth (it takes place on a different floor, fyi).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York.
My work covered up to 20k (thank god) -- I had two procedures and ended up having to pay 5-6k out of pocket.
8
Doctor
Nicole Yoder
NPS
Humanity
4 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
9
Clinic
Spring Fertility New York
New York
NPS
Operations
4 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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, 9 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 Egg Freezing
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yoder was professional, caring and thorough...listened to what my goals were and never pressured me to make a decision or proceed with treatment before I was sure. She was upfront about what I could potentially expect, given my age, and what my options were if I wanted to wait longer before freezing my eggs - she was kind and understanding but was also direct and didn't sugar coat anything...
I found Spring Fertility to be very organized, welcoming, compassionate and dedicated to their patients. Even the front desk staff and medical assistants were really friendly and welcoming, which is not always the case in medical settings. It sometimes took a bit longer to get answers to some of the financial questions, but all of my questions (even the financial ones) were always answered and I knew who I could reach out to for more information...
How was your experience with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder was professional, caring and thorough. I was very pleasantly surprised as I have had negative experiences with healthcare providers before. Dr. Yoder listened to what my goals were and never pressured me to make a decision or proceed with treatment before I was sure. She was upfront about what I could potentially expect, given my age, and what my options were if I wanted to wait longer before freezing my eggs - she was kind and understanding but was also direct and didn't sugar coat anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder was kind, patient, explained everything in detail and answered all of my questions (and I had a lot of questions).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Spring Fertility New York. (Assigned nurse: Julia)
Julia was wonderful. She provided very clear instructions and demonstrated patience and understanding in answering all of my questions. She was very communicative and made sure I had all of the information I needed. It was very comforting to have someone so reliable while I was in the middle of the egg freezing process.
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility New York.
I found Spring Fertility to be very organized, welcoming, compassionate and dedicated to their patients. Even the front desk staff and medical assistants were really friendly and welcoming, which is not always the case in medical settings. It sometimes took a bit longer to get answers to some of the financial questions, but all of my questions (even the financial ones) were always answered and I knew who I could reach out to for more information. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised with my experience. I wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first round of egg freezing but everyone at the clinic made me feel very comfortable and informed along the way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York.
It was $9,750 for the cycle plus the cost of medications. I was fortunate that my insurance covered the cost of the medications so I only paid around $400 (out of pocket it would have been $4,400). Plus the cost of storage fees which are $960 per year. One of the reasons I chose Spring Fertility is that they offer a payment plan (doesn't include storage fees or medications) so I am able to pay off the cost of the cycle at $245 per month for 40 months.
10
Doctor
Nicole Yoder
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
10
Clinic
Spring Fertility New York
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
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 23 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yoder was wonderful...explained the process step by step and her team was on top of everything...27 eggs retrieved, 23 frozen...was super supportive and kind..visits with her were short so there was not much time for discussion, but she did answer my questions when I had them.
Strengths: Beautiful and calm facility (felt like an oasis in the middle of NYC), amazing staff/doctors, easy to use patient portal, good communication, great egg freezing results...Weaknesses: none other than the fact that it’s located in busy/congested Times Square...Everyone at Spring was nicer than the next!! Super organized, kind, knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr. Yoder was wonderful. She explained the process step by step and her team was on top of everything. I’m satisfied with the result (27 eggs retrieved, 23 frozen). I’m happy to have had the opportunity to do egg freezing due to great insurance coverage thru my employer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Make sure to ask any questions and get clear on how many eggs you can expect based on your personal stats and situation
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York?
Dr Yoder was super supportive and kind. My visits with her were short so there was not much time for discussion, but she did answer my questions when I had them.
Describe the protocols Nicole Yoder used in your cycles at Spring Fertility New York and their degree of success.
1 week of birth control (Isibloom) 2 weeks of 150units Menopur and 150units GonalF. Added Cetrotide a few days after starting the other meds. Triggered with LUPRON only.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Spring Fertility New York.
Everyone at Spring was nicer than the next!! Super organized, kind, knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Spring Fertility New York.
Strengths: Beautiful and calm facility (felt like an oasis in the middle of NYC), amazing staff/doctors, easy to use patient portal, good communication, great egg freezing results Weaknesses: none other than the fact that it’s located in busy/congested Times Square. Hope they consider opening other locations in NYC!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Yoder at Spring Fertility New York.
Still getting invoices - mostly for meds, around $1000 so far I believe
Describe Nicole Yoder's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Spring Fertility New York.
NA
10
Doctor
Nicole Yoder
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Spring Fertility New York
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
7 of 5