Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 6%9
84% strongly recommend
50 reviews
Humanity
8.9
8.9
Humanity

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

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

Communication
8.9
8.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.1
7.1
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
8.2
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
Istanbul U.
Residency
Harlem Hosp Ctr
Fellowship
UCSF

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
Tamer Yalcinkaya works in 2 offices at

Carolinas Fertility Institute
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 6%9

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Greensboro
1002 North Church St., Suite 200
Greensboro, NC 27408
Winston-Salem
3821 Forrestgate Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

50 patient reviews

Verified
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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
3
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I was not always seen by Dr. Yalcinkaya, as he has multiple offices. I was never told that he would not be the doctor I would see. ...During my last round of IUI, Dr. Yalcinkaya did not see me at any point. His partner saw me and read my chart incorrectly, announcing that he was sure this would work because they had just cleared up some blockage in my tubes during the HSG test. Well, that test was a year prior to this visit. To have a different doctor who doesn’t even read the chart thoroughly before entering the room definitely left me feeling less than happy about the doctor or the clinic.
[Carolinas Fertility Institute- Winston Salem is] Clean and efficient once in the actual patient rooms. The nurses knew how to work all the equipment efficiently. The andrologist was always exceptionally kind and patient. One time my husband’s sperm sample was not at the number she ideally wanted so she allowed him to come back and do a new sample. Front receptionist was kind upon arrival but never provided wait time updates unless I asked, approximately 30 minutes after scheduled time.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
During my last round of IUI, Dr. Yalcinkaya did not see me at any point. His partner saw me and read my chart incorrectly, announcing that he was sure this would work because they had just cleared up some blockage in my tubes during the HSG test. Well, that test was a year prior to this visit. To have a different doctor who doesn’t even read the chart thoroughly before entering the room definitely left me feeling less than happy about the doctor or the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Ask if he will be providing your treatments at all appointments and if not to meet who will support him in your journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I was not always seen by Dr. Yalcinkaya, as he has multiple offices. I was never told that he would not be the doctor I would see. In addition, wait times were extremely long, sometimes longer than an hour sitting in the waiting room with. I regard that I had work to get to and that I did show up in time for all of my appointments.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We used timed intercourse with fertility meds to try and get more mature eggs during my fertile period. When that was unsuccessful, we tried 3 rounds of IUI to increase chances. I took fertility meds and ovulation shots. With an unexplained infertility diagnosis this was an appropriate medical plan.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It was generic remarks: we know this is hard, everything looks good, good luck, etc. The andrologist was the most kind, heartfelt, and caring person in the office.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Clean and efficient once in the actual patient rooms. The nurses knew how to work all the equipment efficiently. The andrologist was always exceptionally kind and patient. One time my husband’s sperm sample was not at the number she ideally wanted so she allowed him to come back and do a new sample. Front receptionist was kind upon arrival but never provided wait time updates unless I asked, approximately 30 minutes after scheduled time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
$450 per IUI and $80 for visits
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I just will never forget my last IUI being done by the head nurse and not the doctor. She had a terrible time getting the catheter (may be the wrong term) in and it became uncomfortable and stressful. I wasn’t even told that the doctor would not be the one doing it. I was very disappointed.
3
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
3
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 30
4 IUI
Endometriosis
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yalcinkaya is a very good doctor. He takes the time to explain what he thinks is wrong and what he believes the best course of action is. He is flexible and gives options if you are not ready for a certain treatment. He is sympathetic to patients. He gives patients a way to reach him after hours for any questions or issues. He is often late to appointments and procedures, however, and it is hard to tell whether it is because he has a lot of responsibilities or whether it is because he is poor at time management...
The biggest issue with the [Carolinas Fertility Institute] clinic is wait times for appointments. Often I would wait for over an hour in the waiting room. The waiting room was comfortable but obviously it is not ideal to be kept waiting so long...Be prepared with questions you want to ask before your appointment. Be prepared to wait a long time for your appointments...
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is a very good doctor. He takes the time to explain what he thinks is wrong and what he believes the best course of action is. He is flexible and gives options if you are not ready for a certain treatment. He is sympathetic to patients. He gives patients a way to reach him after hours for any questions or issues. He is often late to appointments and procedures, however, and it is hard to tell whether it is because he has a lot of responsibilities or whether it is because he is poor at time management.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be prepared with questions you want to ask before your appointment. Be prepared to wait a long time for your appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Doctor was kind and sympathetic during appointments and reachable after hours as well. Provided thorough explanations and reasoning for his recommendations. The only issue with his care is that he was often late to appointments. We were often kept waiting for hours.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
After determining that I was ovulating, that my tubes were open and that sperm counts were slightly low but within normal parameters, Dr Yalcinakya recommended IUI as our first course of treatment. He said I likely had endometriosis but he could not diagnose it for sure without surgery. We started with letrozole 7.5 mg on days 5-9 of my cycle. An ultrasound was done after completing the letrozole to check my response. Then IUI was scheduled. I was instructed to use Ovidrel trigger ~36 hours before the IUI. My first cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy, so the doctor said we should try again. After 2 additional failed cycles with the same protocol, he recommended a change of strategy. He said he was sure I would get pregnant with IVF, but other options would be to do a laparoscopy to check for and remove endometriosis or to do IUI with injectable medications. Since we were reluctant to do IVF, we went with the surgery. Endometriosis was confirmed and the doctor removed what he found. We then did a 4th cycle of IUI. Letrozole 7.5 mg was used again but Menopur was added as well. I had an ultrasound after completing the meds to determine the response, and then IUI was scheduled. I was instructed to use a trigger shot ~24 hours before the IUI. This IUI was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
The nursing staff was generally helpful but it was difficult to get someone on the phone right away. Usually you had to leave a message and wait for a call back. If you were to miss the call back it could result in fairly endless phone tag.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The biggest issue with the clinic is wait times for appointments. Often I would wait for over an hour in the waiting room. The waiting room was comfortable but obviously it is not ideal to be kept waiting so long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
ultrasounds - $150, IUI - ~$400, Consultation ~$90
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
A couple times the nurse did not call in the prescriptions I requested to the pharmacy. The issue was rectified quickly once I reminded her.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] took the time to talk to me and really examine my case...He drew pictures to fully explain what was happening in my uterus, which was really helpful. He was always available-patients are given his person cell phone numbers for after hours questions/concerns...He would adjust my medicines accordingly. I could tell they were working by the ultrasounds/watching me eggs continue to grow and egg count increase!
The [Carolinas Fertility Institute] clinic is clean and well organized. You are able to see inside of the lab which is nice for the men because during the transfer, they are able to sit outside and watch them bring in your eggs and count them. I had to watch it on a video that my husband recorded- but it was a really nice experience/keepsake.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He drew pictures to fully explain what was happening in my uterus, which was really helpful. He was always available-patients are given his person cell phone numbers for after hours questions/concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Ask to see him on day 1.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He took the time to talk to me and really examine my case.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
He prescribed gonal, Menopur, and ganarelix for my stuns process. I went every other day- sometimes daily- for an ultrasound and blood work. He would adjust my medicines accordingly. I could tell they were working by the ultrasounds/watching me eggs continue to grow and egg count increase!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The were friendly and professional. Took care of us quickly and efficiently.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The clinic is clean and well organized. You are able to see inside of the lab which is nice for the men because during the transfer, they are able to sit outside and watch them bring in your eggs and count them. I had to watch it on a video that my husband recorded- but it was a really nice experience/keepsake.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The monitoring appointments for me were every other day- sometimes daily due to my blood work or ultrasound results. These appointments were morning only.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
For us and due to the fact that we had already met our insurance deductible, it was around $5,000. The medications were $2,000+ and we were build additionally for lab costs.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
N/a
9
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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
2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
2 Fertility Medications
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I did not personally get to interact with the doctor [Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] much which didn't bother me but could be a problem for some people if they are expecting that. I had the initial consultation with him and that was it. He was supposedly behind the scenes making decisions but I did not get to personally discuss them with him. In the consultation I had with him which was my only real interaction with him, he did seem a bit rushed but overall I felt like he listened to me and was willing to tailor a plan to meet my needs.
The [Carolinas Fertility Institute] clinic is well organized and high quality. It is also very high volume and can be hard to schedule with. Nothing stood out to me as being overly negative or off-putting in the clinic itself. The equipment and rooms seemed to be updated and modern...The nurses called me back in a timely fashion and always addressed all concerns and questions. Sometimes I felt like they were minorly annoyed, but they might have just been busy.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I did not personally get to interact with the doctor much which didn't bother me but could be a problem for some people if they are expecting that. I had the initial consultation with him and that was it. He was supposedly behind the scenes making decisions but I did not get to personally discuss them with him. In the consultation I had with him which was my only real interaction with him, he did seem a bit rushed but overall I felt like he listened to me and was willing to tailor a plan to meet my needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Don't be expecting to see the doctor at every visit, but trust that he is doing things behind the scenes and has your best interest in mind
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I did feel cared about when I was meeting one on one with the nurses or nurse practitioners, but I also felt like it was a very high volume clinic and there wasn't much time for personal attention.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I took gonal f and letrozole along with a Novarel trigger. This was used with timed intercourse. The rationale was based on my own personal preferences and his recommendations.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The nurses called me back in a timely fashion and always addressed all concerns and questions. Sometimes I felt like they were minorly annoyed, but they might have just been busy.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The clinic is well organized and high quality. It is also very high volume and can be hard to schedule with. Nothing stood out to me as being overly negative or off-putting in the clinic itself. The equipment and rooms seemed to be updated and modern.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
cannot remember
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
N/A
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] listened to our concerns and desires and built a plan for us that fit our needs...He explained the risks, showed us charts/studies we could refer to...He was able to relate to our emotional concerns...we had someone in our corner actively working with us to help improve our chances of success.
[Nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute] went above and beyond to answer questions, arrange for tests, and ensure we knew exactly what was expected of us. Her compassion was welcomed and we felt that she was invested in our success...Boutique clinic- there was never a time I felt overcrowded or rushed. I saw the doctor on every visit.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was brilliant. He was able to relate to our emotional concerns and my fragility at the time we met with him. This was very important after a very poor experience with another clinic. He explained the risks, showed us charts/studies we could refer to, and let us know that he would do his best to provide us with the outcome that we desired. At no time did we feel like we didn't know the challenges that we were facing but we did know we had someone in our corner actively working with us to help improve our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be open and honest about your challenges and concerns. Be prepared to follow the protocol to a T.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y listened to our concerns and desires and built a plan for us that fit our needs. He was kind, compassionate, and gave us a realistic view of our chances at success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Mandy went above and beyond to answer questions, arrange for tests, and ensure we knew exactly what was expected of us. Her compassion was welcomed and we felt that she was invested in our success.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Boutique clinic- there was never a time I felt overcrowded or rushed. I saw the doctor on every visit. This was a stark comparison to the first clinic we had gone to. We felt like everyone at CFI were part of our story.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I only ended up with one genetically sound embryo to transfer.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Charlotte
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
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Yalcinkya was very professional, he was honest and open with all of my questions regarding ivf. He is very good at responding to phone calls and text, he uses other treatments that my other fertility Dr didn't Persue... He listens and is very thorough explaining procedures. I asked if my age will need me to use donor eggs and I felt he was honest and wants sucess for each patient. He texts and makes phone calls, he has called me back with questions. He reviewed my history and I think he is choosing the protocols that suit myself
Everyone [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is nice and professional, I wish they shown more emotions as this is such a hard time for women who has hopes to conceive. I wish they offered payment plans. They do let you know up front the extra cost and how many visits you may need in office... I live 3 hours away from office, I am able to get office visits closer to home to save us a 3 hour drive... They are very on top of things, they send emails and call if I have a questions. They gave me a calendar of protocol that helps because it is a stressful process
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He listens and is very thorough explaining procedures. I asked if my age will need me to use donor eggs and I felt he was honest and wants sucess for each patient. He texts and makes phone calls, he has called me back with questions. He reviewed my history and I think he is choosing the protocols that suit myself
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Please be open minded and have hope but be realistic, he has great sucess rates but it may not work for everyone
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Yalcinkya was very professional, he was honest and open with all of my questions regarding ivf. He is very good at responding to phone calls and text, he uses other treatments that my other fertility Dr didn't Persue
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
1st full ivf, Menapor, cetrotide, estrogen patch, gonalf, 2 ivf same protocol 3 ivf current micro dose flare
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lori )
They are very on top of things, they send emails and call if I have a questions. They gave me a calendar of protocol that helps because it is a stressful process
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Everyone is nice and professional, I wish they shown more emotions as this is such a hard time for women who has hopes to conceive. I wish they offered payment plans. They do let you know up front the extra cost and how many visits you may need in office
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I live 3 hours away from office, I am able to get office visits closer to home to save us a 3 hour drive
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My insurance isn't taken there, we have paid out of pocket and are unable to finance any other treatments
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My doctor suggested pgd, I cannot afford the extra expense
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Y [Yalcinkaya] takes the time to speak with you and explain every aspect of your care. I very much appreciate that. Infertility is a scary time and it was nice to feel like someone cares.... Good beside manner, well researched (he knows his stuff)!... I did have an HSG that showed my left tube blocked by a mucus plug and Dr. Y was able to unblock it! I am doing my first IUI this week.... Seems to genuinely care about his patients
Strengths are th staff, they [Carolinas Fertility Institute] also have all of the most up to date technology (including an embryoscope for IVF)-- I haven't yet observed weaknesses but I am not very far in my process yet. Hopefully I do not go much further and won't see any weaknesses!... I usually just talk to them over the phone but they have all been nice, call back promptly and seem to really care about your plan.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Good beside manner, well researched (he knows his stuff)! Seems to genuinely care about his patients and about making a difference in the world by helping women realize their dreams of becoming mothers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Go in ready for some answers and to be proactive because he will hit the ground rolling with treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y takes the time to speak with you and explain every aspect of your care. I very much appreciate that. Infertility is a scary time and it was nice to feel like someone cares.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
So far all I have done is oral medications with timed intercourse, which has not yet been effective. I did have an HSG that showed my left tube blocked by a mucus plug and Dr. Y was able to unblock it! I am doing my first IUI this week.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I usually just talk to them over the phone but they have all been nice, call back promptly and seem to really care about your plan.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Strengths are th staff, they also have all of the most up to date technology (including an embryoscope for IVF)-- I haven't yet observed weaknesses but I am not very far in my process yet. Hopefully I do not go much further and won't see any weaknesses!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
So far I have only done oral medications covered by insurance so the cost has been very minimal (femara costs about $2)-- the monthly ultrasounds are $130 and I have done two ovidrel injections the first was $150 and the last was $96
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I had a vitamin D level drawn a few weeks ago and still have not heard the results. I plan to follow up this afternoon when I speak with them.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He was involved in every phase of my treatment and adjusted the treatment if my body did not respond as expected. ... He always addressed me by name and remembered where I was in my treatment. ... Dr. Yalcinkaya performed one cycle of drug-stimulated, embryo transfer using donor sperm. Dr. Yalcinkaya was especially concerned with making sure my uterus was ready to accept the implanted egg and adjusted medication and delayed the cycle several times for that reason.
This clinic [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is fantastic. They are friendly and knowledgeable. Billing is handled professionally and all costs are explained fully. Be prepared for a little bit of a wait though for office appointments. ... The nursing staff was competent and efficient. They explained everything I asked. My only criticism is I wish they would have explained the injection of medications a little bit better.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya listened to me, determined the cause of my prior infertility problems, and helped me have my beautiful baby girl on the first try. He was involved in every phase of my treatment and adjusted the treatment if my body did not respond as expected.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Opt for genetic testing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya was warm and friendly. He always addressed me by name and remembered where I was in my treatment.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Yalcinkaya performed one cycle of drug-stimulated, embryo transfer using donor sperm. Dr. Yalcinkaya was especially concerned with making sure my uterus was ready to accept the implanted egg and adjusted medication and delayed the cycle several times for that reason. This resulted in a successful pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The nursing staff was competent and efficient. They explained everything I asked. My only criticism is I wish they would have explained the injection of medications a little bit better.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
This clinic is fantastic. They are friendly and knowledgeable. Billing is handled professionally and all costs are explained fully. Be prepared for a little bit of a wait though for office appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Yalcinkaya offered a guaranteed live birth IVF cycle for $15,000.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Yalcinkaya assured me we would only need to implant one embryo to get the one baby I wanted. He was correct.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2012 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 30
1 IVF
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Yalcinkaya is awesome! From the very beginning he helped us and explained to us what was going to happen and how to prepare ourselves. Our first IVF cycle went great and we had twins. The next time we did IVF, it didn't work but he has done everything he can to help make our next cycle successful. He even called and did a phone conference with us for over 30 minutes to help us understand what might have happened.
It [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is a brand new facility. It's amazing with state of the arc equipment and labs!... I had an allergic reaction to some medication and the nurse kept me on it. Said that it was normal... during this cycle, we did not get pregnant.... I had to use estrogen shots, pills and patches. All of the shots and pills helped regulate my hormones so that they could manipulate my body into thinking it was ovulating naturally.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya is awesome! From the very beginning he helped us and explained to us what was going to happen and how to prepare ourselves. Our first IVF cycle went great and we had twins. The next time we did IVF, it didn't work but he has done everything he can to help make our next cycle successful. He even called and did a phone conference with us for over 30 minutes to help us understand what might have happened.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Sometimes it is hard to understand Dr. Ybwith his accent, but just keep asking him to repeat it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was always personable and knew our situation. He always asks about our girls when we go! His office staff, not so much.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I had to use estrogen shots, pills and patches. All of the shots and pills helped regulate my hormones so that they could manipulate my body into thinking it was ovulating naturally.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Sometimes I felt like they weren't listening to what I was saying. They would take down what I say, but then tell me their answer and not converse with Dr. Y.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It is a brand new facility. It's amazing with state of the arc equipment and labs!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
First cycle- $14,000 Second cycle- $3,500
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Dr. Y left this decision up to us after giving us the pros and cons of each. I'm thankful for him respecting on wishes to transfer two embryos!
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I had an allergic reaction to some medication and the nurse kept me on it. Said that it was normal... during this cycle, we did not get pregnant.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
4th of 4 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We had success with Dr. Y [Tamer Yalcinkaya] in getting PGS normal embryos. Also, each cycle resulted better and better results. Our first retrieval was at a different clinic and resulted in 0 embryos by day 5. Since then, our most recent retrieval resulted in all 4 of 4 day 5 embryos being PGS normal.... I was on a protocol of micro dose lupron, plus Gonal F and Menopur... We are very encouraged to do eSET and that’s what we will be doing due to the risk to the mother and babies associated with multiples.
Like most clinics, getting a hold of billing can be challenging [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. The nurses are great. Also, the embryology lab is one of the best on the state. I live in CLT and went to that office primarily. You will mostly see Dr. Mesen there. The embryology lab is in Winston-Salm, so you will go there for retrievals and transfers.... We are very encouraged to do eSET and that’s what we will be doing due to the risk to the mother and babies associated with multiples.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
We had success with Dr. Y in getting PGS normal embryos. Also, each cycle resulted better and better results. Our first retrieval was at a different clinic and resulted in 0 embryos by day 5. Since then, our most recent retrieval resulted in all 4 of 4 day 5 embryos being PGS normal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
This is advice for a patient visiting any clinic is to be your own advocate. Do your research and ask lots of questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y treats me with compassion and I truly feel that he wants us to have success.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was on a protocol of micro dose lupron, plus Gonal F and Menopur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Very responsive to emails and shows compassion
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Like most clinics, getting a hold of billing can be challenging. The nurses are great. Also, the embryology lab is one of the best on the state. I live in CLT and went to that office primarily. You will mostly see Dr. Mesen there. The embryology lab is in Winston-Salm, so you will go there for retrievals and transfers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Mostly covered by insurance so I didn’t pay attention too much.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We are very encouraged to do eSET and that’s what we will be doing due to the risk to the mother and babies associated with multiples.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It took longer than I would have liked to get my meds protocol and for them to be sent to the pharmacy.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I am very pleased so far with Dr. Y [Tamer Yalcinkaya]. He is very thorough and explains everything well and gives awesome recommendations. He also presents the best treatment possible for the best results. Only thing I will say is sometimes we have to wait a little bit for him to get started. But once he's begun, everything goes well and smoothly... We are in progress of our first IVF cycle, so too early to tell. But every lab, procedure, ultrasound has been handled with great care.
I think the entire staff works well together [at Carolinas Fertility Institute- Winston Salem]. They set great expectations on when my doctor will arrive and begin. They are very welcoming and open to answer any questions you may have. I also like that there's a clinic close but the other is not far away, so I don't have to travel far.... We are in progress of our first IVF cycle, so too early to tell. But every lab, procedure, ultrasound has been handled with great care.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I am very pleased so far with Dr. Y. He is very thorough and explains everything well and gives awesome recommendations. He also presents the best treatment possible for the best results. Only thing I will say is sometimes we have to wait a little bit for him to get started. But once he's begun, everything goes well and smoothly
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be open to his recommendations because he knows what he is talking about
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is very thorough and any questions I have about what's happening, he will answer.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We are in progress of our first IVF cycle, so too early to tell. But every lab, procedure, ultrasound has been handled with great care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very organized and very welcoming.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I think the entire staff works well together. They set great expectations on when my doctor will arrive and begin. They are very welcoming and open to answer any questions you may have. I also like that there's a clinic close but the other is not far away, so I don't have to travel far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
My insurance had pretty decent coverage, but we were responsible for roughly $5,000 out of pocket up front
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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
2018, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 29
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] took time to answer questions or concerns we had. He would personally call us when we needed him and was available through text message...He didn’t rush us or our visits with him. He would give us his opinion on the course he thought was best but allowed us to make our decisions. He was compassionate and I trusted his recommendations for the best outcome...We had a very basic protocol. Our issue was with chromosomes not so much getting pregnant. I am under 30 and had good egg quality.
The staff [at Carolinas Fertility Institute] was friendly. The office was clean. I felt like they cared and they wanted the best outcome for us...We had a very basic protocol. Our issue was with chromosomes not so much getting pregnant. I am under 30 and had good egg quality...The nursing staff was very friendly and was available for questions by phone if needed. They answered my questions and made me feel comfortable...I live in a different state. They were great about ordering testing I needed to make it more convenient for me!
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He didn’t rush us or our visits with him. He would give us his opinion on the course he thought was best but allowed us to make our decisions. He was compassionate and I trusted his recommendations for the best outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to be an advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He took time to answer questions or concerns we had. He would personally call us when we needed him and was available through text message.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We had a very basic protocol. Our issue was with chromosomes not so much getting pregnant. I am under 30 and had good egg quality.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The nursing staff was very friendly and was available for questions by phone if needed. They answered my questions and made me feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The staff was friendly. The office was clean. I felt like they cared and they wanted the best outcome for us. It’s always important to be an advocate for yourself no matter how great a doctor or clinic is.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I live in a different state. They were great about ordering testing I needed to make it more convenient for me!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We spend almost $30,000 on meds, testing, and retrieval/implementation.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
He recommended one, which was also what we wanted. We did genetic testing and didn’t believe there was a reason to implant more than one.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 43
3 IVF
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Yalcinkaya] is so personable and empathetic. He is wise beyond all expectations even and very skilled at what he does, while still being immensely personable...felt like he really cared. He proved that in so many ways without giving false hope. I started this process at 40 yrs old and as a physician myself knew my chances were not great. I have the world's best 4 yr old now...
[Carolinas Fertility Institute was] Accessible, clean, warm, inviting and careful to be considerate of all patients no matter which part of their journey they are on. Attentive to environmental aspects as well as comfort ones. I always felt like the most important person there and suspect everyone else did as well...Very supportive and helpful with any and all inquiries and instructions
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I felt like he really cared. He proved that in so many ways without giving false hope. I started this process at 40 yrs old and as a physician myself knew my chances were not great. I have the world's best 4 yr old now. A true gift and I'll never stop appreciating Dr Yalcinkaya's role in that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Listen to him and follow his expert advice to a T! He knows what he's doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is so personable and empathetic. He is wise beyond all expectations even and very skilled at what he does, while still being immensely personable.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I honestly don't recall but they were all very well backed by the latest research and evidence based medicine.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Don't recall)
Very supportive and helpful with any and all inquiries and instructions.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Accessible, clean, warm, inviting and careful to be considerate of all patients no matter which part of their journey they are on. Attentive to environmental aspects as well as comfort ones. I always felt like the most important person there and suspect everyone else did as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The costs were competitive with regard to market values. This us why we chose NC over VA.
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27
2 IUI
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I had 2 rounds of IUI [with Dr. Yalcinkaya]. I used Clomid and also injections...has excellent bed side manner. He is very kind and really cares for all his patients and their particular needs...He is very knowledgable, compassionate and you can tell he loves his job. He has fantastic bedside manner. I had the best experience with him both rounds of IUI. Even though my cycles failed, I could tell he was just as sad as I was.
The clinic [Carolinas Fertility Institute] is absolutely beautiful on the inside. Very clean and inviting. The front office staff is very friendly and outgoing. Both locations are very nice. I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about the Greensboro or Winston Salem office...During my IUI process I had direct access to the nurse staff including the cell phone numbers in case I had any kind of issues. They are all very compassionate and like Dr Y they care about your process.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Y is fantastic in all ways. He is very knowledgable, compassionate and you can tell he loves his job. He has fantastic bedside manner. I had the best experience with him both rounds of IUI. Even though my cycles failed, I could tell he was just as sad as I was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Tell him everything, even how you aren’t feeling. He will talk you through any and all information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Yalcinkaya has excellent bed side manner. He is very kind and really cares for all his patients and their particular needs.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I had 2 rounds of IUI. I used Clomid and also injections. I then had the IUI procedure
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
During my IUI process I had direct access to the nurse staff including the cell phone numbers in case I had any kind of issues. They are all very compassionate and like Dr Y they care about your process.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The clinic is absolutely beautiful on the inside. Very clean and inviting. The front office staff is very friendly and outgoing. Both locations are very nice. I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about the Greensboro or Winston Salem office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I believe each IUI treatment was around $3,000 each.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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.

2016, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 34
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] cares a lot about his patients and helping them to become parents...He has a great personality and a passion for infertility. He explained everything he was doing during treatments. During my initial consultation he explained everything in great details and the risks associated; if any...My AFC was never measured and other fertility options were never discussed. Also, when my levels were tested, they didn't go in depth about what those numbers meant and how I can improve my levels or what the next steps were.
She [nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute] gave me encouraging words when my tests came back not normal or my levels were still incredibly low. She advised some alternate supplements to take and not to give up...Costs were reasonable and the self pay discount is helpful since insurance doesn't cover treatment...Very friendly staff convenient locations all the latest technology and equipment convenient office hours
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He has a great personality and a passion for infertility. He explained everything he was doing during treatments. During my initial consultation he explained everything in great details and the risks associated; if any.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He cares a lot about his patients and helping them to become parents.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
A human to a certain extent. My AFC was never measured and other fertility options were never discussed. Also, when my levels were tested, they didn't go in depth about what those numbers meant and how I can improve my levels or what the next steps were.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
n/a
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey Halloran)
She gave me encouraging words when my tests came back not normal or my levels were still incredibly low. She advised some alternate supplements to take and not to give up
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very friendly staff convenient locations all the latest technology and equipment convenient office hours
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Costs were reasonable and the self pay discount is helpful since insurance doesn't cover treatment.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
n/a
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Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 47
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.... He is very clear, well educated about our case, and compassionate about our feelings and needs. He spent a lot of time with us and gave his personal cell number for us to contact him at any time. We consider him a family friend and he was super excited when we had our twin boys.
They [Carolinas Fertility Institute] have the best experts and the most advanced technology. Along with those qualities, they have a compassionate and caring staff. We always had their full attention and they were available to talk with us at all times.... It was on the expensive side but totally worth it. All costs were communicated clearly to us.... He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is very clear, well educated about our case, and compassionate about our feelings and needs. He spent a lot of time with us and gave his personal cell number for us to contact him at any time. We consider him a family friend and he was super excited when we had our twin boys.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He is the best in our area and possibly in the entire professional business.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He was like a friend and we were in contact with him on his personal cell number at any time.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Sperm retrieval. Egg retrieval. IVF and transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Keri Lipe)
Very caring and compassionate. Professional every single visit!
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
They have the best experts and the most advanced technology. Along with those qualities, they have a compassionate and caring staff. We always had their full attention and they were available to talk with us at all times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It was on the expensive side but totally worth it. All costs were communicated clearly to us.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We agreed for multiple transfer.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Income $0 - $49K
4th of 4 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] was very encouraging and is helping me reach my goal becoming a parent...others wouldn't even touch me or take my treatment serious I am so thankful...is an amazing Dr and treats his patients with care... we done iui i just know that we had to do ganatropins and ovudrill and progestone and famara...Now we are moving forward with ivf...is a down to earth kind of Dr he explained everything that needed to be done and is helping me reach my goal to becoming a parent he explained and answered every question that I had he is also a well mannered Dr.
They [nurses at Carolinas Fertility Institute] were an amazing group of people they showed love and compassion and answered every question I had, they were so sweet and had so much joy that it made me happy and I felt right at home...This clinic is very knowledgeable and know exactly what that are doing, they are the sweetest group of people and they will carry you a long way to help you reach your goal❤ I am so thankful for CFI and always remember to take one step at a time because dealing with infertility can be so stressful but the end result will be worth it
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
My experience with Dr Y when I first met him I knew who he was when I first seen him.. My Dr back home and Dr Y know eachother and talked about my treatment several times and always gave the best advice be for moving on to Ivf but when I actually came face to face with Dr.Y it was like we knew each other for a long time and I wasn't afraid to be around him like I would with some Dr I didn't know. He was very encouraging and is helping me reach my goal becoming a parent my experience as a patient I wouldn't wanna go anywhere else I've actually found some Dr's that are willing to work with me when others wouldn't even touch me or take my treatment serious I am so thankful for cfi
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I would tell them they are in really good hands and to take one breath at a time because dealing with infertility can be so stressful but Dr Y is an amazing Dr and treats his patients with care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y is a down to earth kind of Dr he explained everything that needed to be done and is helping me reach my goal to becoming a parent he explained and answered every question that I had he is also a well mannered Dr.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I can't remember what my first treatments are when we done iui i just know that we had to do ganatropins and ovudrill and progestone and famara days 3-7 done 4 cycles of that with my other Drwhile with Dr y help we were doing carecordnation where I lived 2 1/2 hrs away. Now we are moving forward with ivf.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
They were an amazing group of people they showed love and compassion and answered every question I had, they were so sweet and had so much joy that it made me happy and I felt right at home. keep up the Good work ❤
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
This clinic is very knowledgeable and know exactly what that are doing, they are the sweetest group of people and they will carry you a long way to help you reach your goal❤ I am so thankful for CFI and always remember to take one step at a time because dealing with infertility can be so stressful but the end result will be worth it
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
So far I only had to pay co pays with my insurance and my insurance isn't going to cover ivf so I'm not exactly sure how much it is going to cost.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] retested our embryos for a second time, after we had previously been told they were “nonviable, incompatible with life”. His embryologist rechecked them, and they were indeed genetically perfect. We then transferred at the first available time and both took...He made me feel super important, valued, and like he cared. No other doctor we saw ever made us feel that way....
[Carolinas Fertility Institute] It’s clean, super nice, very friendly staff. I could not ask for a better place/clinic. You always feel like a human being, not a number or just a patient. We felt like we mattered and our dreams of having a family mattered...He [Dr. Yalcinkaya] retested our embryos for a second time, after we had previously been told they were “nonviable, incompatible with life”. His embryologist rechecked them, and they were indeed genetically perfect. We then transferred at the first available time and both took.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
So basically we had tried for well over a year and went to the doctor. They did blood work on me and turns out I had an extremely low egg count. My husbands numbers were fine, better than fine actually. His numbers were thru the roof, but mine were awful. We were given less than 1% chance of conceiving on our own. They immediately suggested IVF. The first round, we got a genetically normal embryo (we did genetic testing on all of ours) They asked us if we would want a sibling in the future, if so, to go ahead and ‘bank’ embryos before transferring. So we tried multiple times, changing medications around etc that cycle failed. The next cycle we tried and again changed meds with terrible results The next, the nurse overdosed me in medications and actually I caught it. Turns out my ovaries were overstimulated and put to sleep for 6 weeks and we weren’t even sure if they would wake up, but thank heavens they did. The next cycle we went back to the same Med cocktail we used the first time ( Bc that had been the only time we had gotten good results). We did get embryos from this cycle, and had them genetically tested thru Wake Forest, Reproductive Medicine, only to find out they were all “nonviable, incompatible with life”. We tried one more time, and had zero results. We were devastated. Took 5 months off Bc I was drained in every way shape and form. Physically mentally etc.. Wake Forest Reproductive Medicine suggested adoption or buying eggs, Asheville PREG said adoption/eggs And Charlotte REACH said adoption. I had a friend randomly mention CFI (Dr. Yalcinkayas practice) and I thought, “why not”. I went, and he said before we do anything Can I please retest your embryos that Wake Forest Reproductive Medicine said were “nonviable, incompatible with life”. CFI retested them, and turns out we had two genetically perfect embryos, and they are our girls today. who are absolutely PERFECT. We owe everything to Dr. Yalcinkaya and Jesus.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
You are in THE best hands. He is phenomenal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He made me feel super important, valued, and like he cared. No other doctor we saw ever made us feel that way. He was phenomenal.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
He retested our embryos for a second time, after we had previously been told they were “nonviable, incompatible with life”. His embryologist rechecked them, and they were indeed genetically perfect. We then transferred at the first available time and both took. Our babies are currently 14 mo old and perfect.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey)
She was so compassionate, so caring, and just a wonderful human being.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Zero weaknesses. It’s clean, super nice, very friendly staff. I could not ask for a better place/clinic. You always feel like a human being, not a number or just a patient. We felt like we mattered and our dreams of having a family mattered. It was truly a wonderful place that I would 100% recommend.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
$7000
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We had two genetically perfect embryos and of course were concerned with them splitting into triplets or quadruplets. He told us, he didn’t think this would happen, of course couldn’t guarantee it. But he felt comfortable putting both embryos in me and us hopefully having twins. He was right!
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] made my experience more manageable even though we were feeling defeated. He gave us hope and compassion and worked with us all the way to the end and we got the most beautiful 2 little girls I have always dreamed of. I will always be thankful for his expertise and his help...he really cares about his patient's and wants them to be successful with having children.
They [Carolinas Fertility Institute] were very straight forward, had a treatment plan outlined, cost outline projected, my meds were even written down with dosage outlined when to take to the very time...All staff was also great very caring and answered all question and returned all phone calls promptly...The first child with Dr. Y was with Wake Forest Med Center was around $30,0000 with the one IUI and the meds and the first IVF and one frozen embryo.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y made my experience more manageable even though we were feeling defeated. He gave us hope and compassion and worked with us all the way to the end and we got the most beautiful 2 little girls I have always dreamed of. I will always be thankful for his expertise and his help, he gave me a purpose in life again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Everything about Dr. Y is wonderful, I have nothing bad to say about his at all. Please go see him, he will give you hope when you are feeling defeated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Great Doctor, he really cares about his patient's and wants them to be successful with having children. All staff was also great very caring and answered all question and returned all phone calls promptly. I would recommend Dr. Y to anyone having fertility issues that have tried for years to have children and seem defeated, he gave us hope.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was placed on drugs to help ovulate and a estrogen pill. Injections in the stomach, and buttocks. I really can't remember all that I took, it was a lot of hormones. He also did two surgeries on my fallopian tubes having blockage and scar tissue. I also had endometriosis he had to remove twice. A surgery before each child I had.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
All great! Very compassionate and knowledgably.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
All great qualities in clinic, I have saw no weaknesses. Strengths were all great, the whole clinic was great! I am very thankful I got referred here from my OBGYN. They were very straight forward, had a treatment plan outlined, cost outline projected, my meds were even written down with dosage outlined when to take to the very time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The first child with Dr. Y was with Wake Forest Med Center was around $30,0000 with the one IUI and the meds and the first IVF and one frozen embryo. The 2 nd child was with CFI with Dr. Y he got his own clinic. 2 nd child around $6,000.00. I would say around $36,000.00 all together out of pocket, my insurance did not cover any infertility issues.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I wish I would have only one embryo transferred the first time instead of two, because one only took. I went back three years later and had the last one transferred, but if I would have had only one transferred the first time, maybe I would have had one left and could have three now. I always wonder about that.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
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, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[With Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] We felt listened too, our questions were answered fully, a level of transparency about potential barriers and issues we may face in the process were addressed. Detailed step by step plans were provided and upheld...records had been thoroughly reviewed prior to my appts
CFI is very efficient. We require a special probe to be created to check for our genetic condition and they handled all of that and ensured the lab had all the information...All the nurses were extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding. They all made me feel comfortable and supported
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Our child we conceived naturally has an autosomal recessive condition we had no idea we were carriers of until his diagnosis. We felt listened too, our questions were answered fully, a level of transparency about potential barriers and issues we may face in the process were addressed. Detailed step by step plans were provided and upheld.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time at appointments because of how thorough everything is being covered. This also caused our appts to begin later than scheduled a couple of times but I felt the reasons were valid when getting the care we received
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I felt listened to, all my questions were answered in detail and further explanations were provided exactly as needed. My records had been thoroughly reviewed prior to my appts and any concerns that were shared with me upfront. High level of transparency while remaining sensitive and calm
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
All the nurses were extremely friendly, welcoming and understanding. They all made me feel comfortable and supported
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
The system maintained at CFI is very efficient. We require a special probe to be created to check for our genetic condition and they handled all of that and ensured the lab had all the information. This condition is difficult for us to navigate and being able to disconnect and know it was being taken care of made such a difference
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
18,100
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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.

2014 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 32
Surrogacy
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya] was so reassuring and excited for us. He even gave me his cell number for any questions we might have...[we moved] to his clinic and transferring our remaining embryo there...He was very personable and gave us a lot of hope that it would be a successful treatment...I feel his knowledge and abilities as an RE is amazing...I truly appreciate statistics and accurate medical knowledge.
[nurse of Carolinas Fertility Institute are] Very responsive to emails and calls. Encouraging and compassionate...[clinic weakness] there was a little wait to get an appointment...Dr. Y was so reassuring and excited for us. He even gave me his cell number for any questions we might have...He was very personable and gave us a lot of hope that it would be a successful treatment.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
My first visit with him I did not fully believe he was the doctor for us. He seemed nice enough but did seem a little distant. However, after moving to his clinic and transferring our remaining embryo there, I loved him. He was very personable and gave us a lot of hope that it would be a successful treatment. He was right. He was so kind. Above all else, I feel his knowledge and abilities as an RE is amazing. Being in the medical field myself, I truly appreciate statistics and accurate medical knowledge.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
If you don’t connect with him on the first visit, give him another shot. The more you are around him the more you will understand his compassion and knowledge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was so reassuring and excited for us. He even gave me his cell number for any questions we might have. He gave us hope.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I do not recall.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Yes)
Very responsive to emails and calls. Encouraging and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very clean and updated. Organized. I believe their lab is superior to others. It appeared to be state of the art. I know they invested quite a bit into this facility. I don’t specifically recall any weaknesses. If I had to choose something, I would say there was a little wait to get an appointment but I believe that could be due to patient volume and proof of the clinic being in demand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
It wasn’t the cheapest but not the most expensive I researched. I would say median for our area.
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Greensboro
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 42
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Y. does an amazing job at providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the process and the "whys" behind it. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease and comfortable during a very stressful time...Dr. Y was very thorough and handled our case like it was his only one. We felt secure and trusted him throughout the entire process. He made us feel at ease during a very stressful process. He explained things in a way that we could understand and ensured that we did understand.
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Y and his staff [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. They are all so wonderful and positive. I just had a small communication issue with my coordinator but when I alerted Dr. Y he corrected it immediately and I feel confident that our case will be handled with the utmost care...The communication from [nurse] Marcey was prompt for the most part, but sent in piece mail and didn't always address every question I asked.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Y was very thorough and handled our case like it was his only one. We felt secure and trusted him throughout the entire process. He made us feel at ease during a very stressful process. He explained things in a way that we could understand and ensured that we did understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Bring all your questions written down, he's very thorough and will make you feel at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr Y. does an amazing job at providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the process and the "whys" behind it. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease and comfortable during a very stressful time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcey Halloran)
The communication from Marcey was prompt for the most part, but sent in piece mail and didn't always address every question I asked.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Y and his staff. They are all so wonderful and positive. I just had a small communication issue with my coordinator but when I alerted Dr. Y he corrected it immediately and I feel confident that our case will be handled with the utmost care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Comparable to other fertility clinics in the area
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 29
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I think he [Dr. Yalcinkaya] wants the best for everyone but knows he’s so busy that he feels that he has to roll people in and out of his office quickly. ... We are in the process of deciding to stay with him or not. ... Metformin for PCOS. ... Recommends only 1 embryo due to high quality. ... He seems to really know his stuff. ... I feel like he’s so busy but yet obviously good at what he does.
As of right now it seems that they [Carolinas Fertility Institute] all know their stuff! I wish that there was an easier way to communicate with them. It seems that we had records sent there and they didn’t review them as they asked a lot of questions. ... We only met with two [nurses]. One was compassionate but still rushed. The other was slightly rude. ... Lab results from previous doctor couldn’t be found. Short during med protocol.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I think he wants the best for everyone but knows he’s so busy that he feels that he has to roll people in and out of his office quickly. He seems to really know his stuff. We are in the process of deciding to stay with him or not. The cost is a lot more than our old clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Have a list of questions ready.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I feel like he’s so busy but yet obviously good at what he does.
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Ultrasound today. Metformin for PCOS. Still in progress.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
We only met with two. One was compassionate but still rushed. The other was slightly rude.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Too new to know. As of right now it seems that they all know their stuff! I wish that there was an easier way to communicate with them. It seems that we had records sent there and they didn’t review them as they asked a lot of questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
$200 for ultrasound. $240 initial consult.
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Recommends only 1 embryo due to high quality.
What specific things went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Nothing major. Lab results from previous doctor couldn’t be found. Short during med protocol.
8
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Yalcinkaya was] Very relatable and easy to talk to. Always available to talk to and explained things very well...Strengths: good communicator, honest, caring, took time to speak with you and address concerns openly. Always had time for his patients. Gave his email out and number to call anytime you had concerns and questions...Letrozole 3-2.5 pills for 5 days Ovadril shot To stimulate ovulation and produce more follicles Had ultrasound monitoring Didn’t result in pregnancy
Check your insurance coverage before hand and procedures so you know what to expect [at Carolinas Fertility Institute]. I had an HSG done and wasn’t aware that it would Be totally out of pocket because this clinic that my OB referred me to was entirely out of network...[nurses were] Very nice and compassionate...Overall comparable [costs] to most clinics. I just had to stop treatment because out of network so the little my insurance would cover at an in network wasn’t even covered
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Strengths: good communicator, honest, caring, took time to speak with you and address concerns openly. Always had time for his patients. Gave his email out and number to call anytime you had concerns and questions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
He honestly wants to help you, very positive and caring.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Very relatable and easy to talk to. Always available to talk to and explained things very well
Describe the protocols Tamer Yalcinkaya used in your cycles at Carolinas Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Letrozole 3-2.5 pills for 5 days Ovadril shot To stimulate ovulation and produce more follicles Had ultrasound monitoring Didn’t result in pregnancy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Very nice and compassionate
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Check your insurance coverage before hand and procedures so you know what to expect. I had an HSG done and wasn’t aware that it would Be totally out of pocket because this clinic that my OB referred me to was entirely out of network.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
Overall comparable to most clinics. I just had to stop treatment because out of network so the little my insurance would cover at an in network wasn’t even covered
10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Yalcinkaya was wonderful. He was always very thorough and explained things in great detail. He never made me feel rushed. He was very personable and even gave out his personal email and cell number in case anything happened outside of office hours. The few times I emailed him, he always replied in a timely manner. He is top notch. I look forward to working with him again. Best bedside manner!
This clinic [Carolina Fertility Inst] was wonderful. Always fast to respond and keep you up to date. You are more than just a number to them. Everyone had so much compassion and showed the utmost respect. The offices are up to date in the latest technology and atmosphere is very calming. ... She [nurse] was very compassionate and caring. She was always upbeat and had a positive outlook.
How was your experience with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Dr. Yalcinkaya was wonderful. He was always very thorough and explained things in great detail. He never made me feel rushed. He was very personable and even gave out his personal email and cell number in case anything happened outside of office hours. The few times I emailed him, he always replied in a timely manner. He is top notch. I look forward to working with him again. Best bedside manner!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
Come prepared and bring your spouse if that applies
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute?
I was always spoken to with respect
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolinas Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Marcie)
She was very compassionate and caring. She was always upbeat and had a positive outlook.
Describe your experience with Carolinas Fertility Institute.
This clinic was wonderful. Always fast to respond and keep you up to date. You are more than just a number to them. Everyone had so much compassion and showed the utmost respect. The offices are up to date in the latest technology and atmosphere is very calming.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tamer Yalcinkaya at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
IUI was very affordable. IVF is pricey and I am waiting to do it
Describe Tamer Yalcinkaya's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolinas Fertility Institute.
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10
Doctor
Tamer Yalcinkaya
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
Carolinas Fertility Institute
Winston-Salem
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