CCRM New York

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing: OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
New York
810 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 290-8100
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CCRM New York to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 41Neutral: 19.8
44 assessments
  • 98% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 2% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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44 assessments
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
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CCRM feels like walking into a spa. It is quiet, has orchids, lots of seating, not crowded. The staff is so welcoming, they remembered my name after one visit. They were so encouraging and brightened my day! They seemed truly happy for me when I got pregnant! The snacks beverages are a great touch. The "comfy room" where I had my IUIs had real bed sheets and pillow, and was much appreciated...
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM feels like walking into a spa. It is quiet, has orchids, lots of seating, not crowded. The staff is so welcoming, they remembered my name after one visit. They were so encouraging and brightened my day! They seemed truly happy for me when I got pregnant! The snacks beverages are a great touch. The "comfy room" where I had my IUIs had real bed sheets and pillow, and was much appreciated. I immediately became calmer once I switched to CCRM, these details helped to calm the otherwise stressful experience of trying to conceive.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine made me feel very comfortable. He was proactive in telling me results and next steps, and made sure I was okay with the plan before moving forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I think Hunter was my primary nurse, however I spoke to Dr. Levine in person and over the phone more than I spoke to any nurse. Hunter was great, though!!
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine was very hands on and thorough. I never felt that I was a burden, like I did at Cornell where I was previously a patient. He was compassionate and understood the emotions involved with trying to conceive. He was also patient with my questions/concerns, and was careful to make a plan "with" me rather than for me. I felt that I got the best care available, and am very lucky to have been at CCRM! Thank you!!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine treats each patient based on their own circumstances, so feel comfortable that you are getting individualized care. Trust him and you are in the best hands!
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Levine wanted me to try lezatrol after not getting pregnant on 4 cycles of clomid. He felt my body was capable of getting pregnant without IVF so wanted to try a different drug. He monitored the eggs and was very patient waiting for them to be exactly at the right stage before triggering me to ovulate. I felt rushed at Weil Cornell, like they wanted to just trigger me and didn't care if my follicles were really ready.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
350-400 per visit. Sperm wash and IUI more.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
At CCRM we found the staff to highly professional, well trained, caring and most importantly very responsive to all our questions. The nurses always took the time to explain the treatment, laid out a specific calendar customized just for my wife, and did a great job of giving us instructions based on her blood work after each visit. I really can't think of any weaknesses...There were 4-5 nurses but each of them knew our case, and any one of them could answer our questions. That was tremendous. It also helped if any one person was out of office...$21000 for a single cycle retrieval and transfer all the way up to first ultrasound.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I'll say that the clinic itself is only as good as the people and doctors that work there. To that end, all my comments to now about Dr. Levine, his team and his nursing team truly speak for the value and experience of CCRM NY. With that said, the clinic has amazing facilities. They are located well, easy to get to (particularly when you have to go there frequently), have world class facilities and a very good embryology team that is very responsive when you are trying to get a daily status on the embryos development. Another SUPER important member of the team were Stephanie and Gina, the front desk team that booked our appointments and checked us in. They were superb, and always very accommodating of our schedule. They were often the folks we interacted with the most and we really loved our experience with them. I would be remiss if i didn't acknowledge their contribution and support on our journey. CCRM NY just opened in New York a few years ago and so i can imagine that as time goes and they grow more, they will likely need more space and facilities.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Not once in our entire experience with CCRM NY team and specifically Dr. Levine did we ever feel like a number. Every interaction whether it was making an appointment, following up on a billing question, requesting directions on medications and/or most importantly the time we spent with Dr. Levine was with utmost respect, care and compassion about our specific situation. It was always amazing to see that everyone always knew where we were in the cycle, the protocol we were following, our history and our concerns. Dr. Levine was almost never in a rush. He took the time to talk to us , hear us and always responded to our questions whether in person, via email or sometimes even text messages when we were nervous. I would go as far as saying that my wife and I felt like we were the ONLY patients at CCRM because of the love, care, and time we received. We are so grateful to Dr. Levine and his team for the journey they brought us on and the results they delivered. &lt;I will call out that the online survey here does not allow for "Current Active Pregnancy". As such we have selected Live Birth - Singleton as the option even though my wife is 11 weeks 4 days pregnant at this point&gt;
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse, care coordinator is a crucial part of the team and the process as you go through an IVF cycle. At CCRM we found the staff to highly professional, well trained, caring and most importantly very responsive to all our questions. The nurses always took the time to explain the treatment, laid out a specific calendar customized just for my wife, and did a great job of giving us instructions based on her blood work after each visit. I really can't think of any weaknesses. On occasion the timing of instructions could get a little delayed because they received the blood from us late and/or it was very busy. However, they maintained a very high standard of always getting us instructions for treatment every day. As anyone who has been thru this journey would tell you - needles become your close friends, and often an unnerving part of the process. The nurses at CCRM showed us and even at times administered the shot for my wife so i can see and then follow at home. When my wife finally got a positive result, the team at CCRM reached out personally and congratulated her and gave her very warm greetings. It just goes out to show that these are people who really love what they do and want every patient to go home with the results they want. They make each patient feel like they are the only ones at CCRM. The best part about this team was that they all backed each other up and everyone knew our history and our protocol. There were 4-5 nurses but each of them knew our case, and any one of them could answer our questions. That was tremendous. It also helped if any one person was out of office.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Brian Levine has been by far among the highest blessings we had in our life over the course of our fertility journey. Our journey began in a state of panic when my wife learned that her ovarian reserve, her FSH levels pointed towards essentially a diminished ovarian reserve, poor egg quality that helped explained a couple of miscarriages she had naturally. Through online research, we determined that her numbers may not even qualify us for many IVF clinics because the possibility of a pregnancy was very low and naturally clinics would see that working against their success statistics. Dr. Levine didn't once use numbers to determine whether he would see us or treat us. He made the time right away and sat down with us and focused on listening to us. At our very first appointment, Dr. Levine focused on asking very detailed questions about our history, our family history and my wife's pregnancy history. What we most appreciated was that while he clearly understood our numbers, he took the time to understand our priorities, and why the pregnancy was important to us. After listening to us for a while, he very thoughtfully pondered our options and then explained them to us. He gave us a clear understanding of our chances and then laid out a plan for how to start. My wife and I left the office feeling hopeful that at least we were going to have a strong partner in this journey irrespective of where it led us. Thereafter began a year long journey that started with an IUI and two IVF cycles. At each step of the way, Dr. Levine took the time to talk to us personally and explain us the process, the risks and the chances of success. He also took the time to give us clinical depth about why we were seeing certain results such as a disappointing first IUI and no embryos from the first IVF cycle. After our first IVF cycle, we were at a very disheartening cross-road about whether to keep trying or abandon our efforts. Dr. Levine gave us not just the positive courage but a solid, scientific and statistical understanding and the exact treatment that he planned to pursue based on the learning from the first cycle. He also coordinated some natural treatment for my wife such as accupuncture and yoga where he made personal calls to the acupuncture doctor to coordinate the treatment path. At no point did Dr. Levine pressure us to jump right into the next cycle. He cautioned towards making sure my wife's body was ready. We took our time and then resumed another cycle that commenced in a positive pregnancy for my wife (currently 11 weeks and 4 days). Now we have transitioned to an OB GYN and Dr. Levine on his own makes an effort to stay in touch about my wife's progress. We can go on and on but all in all i would advise anyone that few (if any) are lucky to go through an IVF and get straightforward results. It is always a journey. Every patient is unique, and brings their own circumstances. You want a doctor who is going to meet you where you are in your journey. Dr. Levine is exactly that doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
I would say take the time to do your research and ask questions. It is important for Dr. Levine to know that you are personally engaged in the process. However, don't push your own method or agenda based on your research. Dr. Levine is experienced, knowledgeable and has done thousands of retrievals and transfers. Don't read into his youthfulness and positivism any more than he always you to leave happy from his office (no matter how hard the circumstances). He knows what he is doing, is advised by a very strong team and will keep your interests in mind.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with an IUI with Clomid treatment that did not result in a positive pregnancy. We were aware the chances are low. On the first IVF cycle we used a standard protocol of Follistom, Menopur and Lupron shots every day, followed by an HCG trigger and retrieval. On the second cycle Dr. Levine used a protocol of Follistom, Menopur, Cetrotide and Lupron towards the end, that resulted in many more eggs and higher quality as we had fertilization. Calcium and ICSi were used to help with Fertilization. Following the genetic testing, he put my wife on birth control pill for 5 weeks, with lupron shots the last 2 weeks in the evening. Leading up to the transfer and thereafter he used a combination of progresterone shots, supposetries and estrogen patches. &lt;happy to provide more detail if you need it&gt;
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
$21000 for a single cycle retrieval and transfer all the way up to first ultrasound. The costs were split usually as approximately $8000 for transfer and supporting protocols, and $11000 for retrieval, and about $1000 for anesthesia during retrieval. This does not include cost of any injectable hormones or post-transfer patches/supposetries.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
The clinic [CCRM NY] is very expensive and they do not accept insurance. I believe we paid several hundred dollars for every visit and upwards of $1000 for IUI...Very clean, coffee and water in the waiting room. Nice relaxing music. Plenty of space so you're not sitting on top of each other. Billing took a bit longer than I would have hoped. I had to wait a few weeks to submit to insurance for payment b/c the billing office was behind. But they did take care of submitting everything to insurance which was really nice. Felt like white glove service.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Very clean, coffee and water in the waiting room. Nice relaxing music. Plenty of space so you're not sitting on top of each other. Billing took a bit longer than I would have hoped. I had to wait a few weeks to submit to insurance for payment b/c the billing office was behind. But they did take care of submitting everything to insurance which was really nice. Felt like white glove service.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Great service in the front and back of office. They always answered the phone immediately and returned calls very quickly. Brian always called personally to deliver good and bad news. I felt like he was taking great care of me as he would a family member or friend.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I only saw one nurse during the few months I was there. She was always sweet, remembered us and knew to use the small needle on me for bloodwork. She was also very optimistic and wished us good luck on the IUIs.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Warm, friendly, honest, good sense of humor, very optimistic, determined to get us the results we wanted. Our experience with Dr. Levine was one of the best I've had. We really felt like we were his only patients when we were in the office. When we finally got a positive pregnancy test after a few months of treatments, he had us come in on a Saturday morning before 9am to do an ultrasound immediately. Always available, always responsive and really went the extra mile.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Ask lots of questions. He does this all day everyday, so sometimes the details aren't explained fully. But he's very patient and there to answer all questions you have.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did Clomid for 2 months but my body didn't react as he wanted, so we switched to Letrozole bc Dr Levine thought my eggs would react better to this. He was right. On our first IUI on Letrozole, we got a positive!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
The clinic is very expensive and they do not accept insurance. I believe we paid several hundred dollars for every visit and upwards of $1000 for IUI.
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Brian Levine
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CCRM New York
New York
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Age
44
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
The clinic itself is absolutely gorgeous. It overlooks times square, its spotless and just state of the art. I was one of their first patients in June 2016 when they had just opened. I felt a few of the nuances going on but it never impacted my treatment. Most recently I found out about services from outside insurance for services/treatment that I had not known I was covered for. The billing dept is being very diligent is seeing for some retroactive funds which I am very appreciate of. I would highly recommend CCRM to anyone TTC.
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Age
44
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic itself is absolutely gorgeous. It overlooks times square, its spotless and just state of the art. I was one of their first patients in June 2016 when they had just opened. I felt a few of the nuances going on but it never impacted my treatment. Most recently I found out about services from outside insurance for services/treatment that I had not known I was covered for. The billing dept is being very diligent is seeing for some retroactive funds which I am very appreciate of. I would highly recommend CCRM to anyone TTC.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Excellent mannerisms, articulate communication and explanations. Having not much knowledge of my options when I began this process, Dr. Choi was able to specifically list all of the ways I had (medically, financially, etc) to have a child. She always seemed honest with the percentage of successes at my age and optimistic for my success. She honored my resistance to trying IVF and also allowed for the information to sit with me should I change my mind. I never felt judged by her, always supported by her and her staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were always super kind, even when it took so long to find a vein to draw blood. They answered my emails regarding any question on the injections I was taking.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
I feel very grateful for Dr. Choi. She is exceptional at her job. She knows how to be with patients and fertility treatment. She walked me through all of the information each step of the way for my IUI. Her staff is knowledgeable and compassionate. I am using a sperm donor and as you can imagine the IUI is a very taxing process to begin with and going about trying to conceive as a single parent just adds more anxiety, stress and overwhelm. Dr. Choi has the bedside manner and compassion to go at my speed, and make sure I understand everything she is explaining. She has called me after 9pm to return a phone call or emailed me with information if I needed it. I have asked her about ideas that I have heard about, extra vitamins, exercise regime, diets, and even some mental health support- she referred me to an excellent therapist who helped me deal with the emotional component of all of this.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
check with your insurance on what benefits you are available for
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I dont recall
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Doctor
Janet Choi
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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This clinic [CCRM-NY] is cutting edge, and everything happens on site: retrievals, scans, etc. It's never crowded, there's no cattle call monitoring. This place is luxurious compared to a lot of the other big clinics in NY. Their billing is also very straightforward and stress free, which is all you can hope for when spending boatloads of money!... The nursing staff is the friendliest I've experienced between 2 different clinics. They are easy to get a hold of which is SO important!
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
This clinic is cutting edge, and everything happens on site: retrievals, scans, etc. It's never crowded, there's no cattle call monitoring. This place is luxurious compared to a lot of the other big clinics in NY. Their billing is also very straightforward and stress free, which is all you can hope for when spending boatloads of money!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Choi while very knowledgeable and often serious, really did seem to care about us and the outcome of our treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff is the friendliest I've experienced between 2 different clinics. They are easy to get a hold of which is SO important!
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
Choi was our second DR in our fertility process and we had interviewed 3 when we chose to leave our first DR. She was by far the most knowledgeable, realistic, and caring. I truly believe that if anyone can make this happen for us it would be her. Due to unexplained egg quality issues we've had some ups and downs along the way. Her experience and expertise always put me at ease. She is a great communicator and you can be sure that she's putting the most effort and thought into your case. She always called us to explain results and options, even off hours. With a difficult case, I still was able to become pregnant from the single embryo transfer we were able to have and I give full credit to her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
She will give you her best educated opinions and is very straight forward, but is flexible to work with what feels right for you.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had 2 retrievals and one failed transfer (the only embryo didn't thaw!) at a different clinic. Dr Choi used a slightly different protocol than my previous retrievals in order to mature the eggs at a more consistent rate and it did seem to provide better results. We had 3 of 13 fertilize with ICSI and one ended up making it to freeze. Which is better than the results I had two previous times, one of which 11 were retrieved and NONE fertilized with ICSI. My case is very difficult, and the fact that she was able to get better results the first try says a lot. CCRM is also a bit more cutting edge with their supplement program which I do believe fosters better results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
20-30k for one IVF cycle
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Doctor
Janet Choi
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Approximately $20-$22K out of pocket. Drugs are not included in that figure...The clinic is brand new. Facilities are impeccable. Patients are on a first name basis with the staff and are treated very well...The nursing staff at CCRM is highly competent and completely compassionate with your situation. Obviously people would prefer not to be at a fertility clinic because it means there is some problem involved with procreation. The nursing staff is aware of this and makes the experience as painless as possible.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is brand new. Facilities are impeccable. Patients are on a first name basis with the staff and are treated very well.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Brian's bedside manner is better than any fertility doctor that I have ever seen. In our first meeting to discuss treatment options with him, he spent an hour and half going through our individual case and the approach that he was going to take while carefully explaining in layman's terms what he was talking about.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at CCRM is highly competent and completely compassionate with your situation. Obviously people would prefer not to be at a fertility clinic because it means there is some problem involved with procreation. The nursing staff is aware of this and makes the experience as painless as possible.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Brian, put simply, is a sweetheart who wants the best for his patients. He is compassionate to their individual situations and wants to achieve the best outcomes for all. He is extremely well read and versed in all of the latest techniques and procedures in the fertility world. I would recommend him over anyone in the NYC area, having seen fertility doctors at both Cornell and NYU. At those institutions you're treated like a number, whereas at CCRM you're treated as a human.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Trust the process.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My partner had been on birth control for 10 years prior to meeting Dr. Levine as a way to suppress the chance of ovarian cancer because she is BRCA1 positive. She also had not had a period for that time. She first went through an egg retrieval at another institution and only yielded approximately 5 "mature" eggs. Dr. Levine recognized that, she had a condition, which is escaping me, that could be remedied by adding additional hormonal medicines. It is important to note that had she gone back to the first fertility institution they would have put her on the same protocol as the first time. With Dr. Levine, she was able to yield 29 eggs!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
Approximately $20-$22K out of pocket. Drugs are not included in that figure.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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For a retrieval and frozen embry transfer cycle, including ICSI, embryo biopsy and cryopresevation it was about $22,000. In addition, the CCS testing ran anywhere from $500-1,500 (depending on how many embryos). Note that if there isn't a viable embryo (so, no transfer), about $4,000 of the $22,000 could either be refunded to you or applied to another cycle. None of this includes the medications.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
This clinic offers highly personalized and sophisticated fertility treatments. The space is relaxing (more like a spa than a clinic), clean, and conveniently located in Manhattan. When we were first choosing a clinic (after a disastrous 3 months at Columbia's practice), I called CCRM NY with some questions. Instead of directing me to their website or SART data, they actually were able to put me on the phone with the head of the embryo lab! She spent about a half hour on the phone with me answering all kinds of questions about IVF in general, and their specific practices. It was an impressive level of access, but that is just par for the course with CCRM NY. If you are a patient (or even a possible patient), they treat you with incredible attention, respect and consideration. It's basically the difference between a 3 Michelin star meal and McDonalds. I would recommend them to anyone considering fertility treatment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was extremely caring and responsive while I was in his care. We did 2 retrieval cycles with him with full chromosomal testing. The first cycle failed to produce any healthy embryos and we were devastated. Dr. Levine spent a long time carefully explaining what the results meant, and also what he learned from them about our specific situation. He gave us some recommendations for how to proceed if we wanted to cycle again, and also what he thought our chance of success would be going forward. He recommended we take time off to help us heal psychologically, and was clearly concerned with our well-being overall. During our second cycle, he carefully monitored every step, and tweaked things as needed. He is incredibly responsive over email, and makes himself available for calls or questions regardless of whether it's a weekday or business hours. Dr. Levine is warm and friendly, and good at explaining the science behind things, which mattered to us as well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was kind and responsive. They provided good education regarding medication and how to administer it. They get to know you as a person and genuinely care about your treatment and how you're doing. The nursing staff sometimes struggles drawing blood (though, to be fair, I have notoriously difficult veins). In addition, sometimes the communication regarding drug changes and refills had to be initiated by me instead of by them.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
I think I covered this in the section asking about why I was treated like a human and not a number. But, one other thing to note - I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant with a chromosomally perfect soon-to-be son. That's entirely because of Dr. Levine's abilities as a doctor - he took us from no viable embryos to a pregnancy in less than 6 months.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask, even off-hours over email. He'll respond in less than a day (sometimes even less than an hour!)
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first cycle I believe was fairly standard - menopur and follistim. I had 10 eggs retrieved, 7 were mature, 6 successfully fertilized, 2 made it to blastocyst for testing, but 0 were healthy. Dr. Levine had me take 2 months off between cycles so that I could take some steps to improve my chances. I did acupuncture 2x a week, took a large CoQ-10 supplement daily, cooked nearly all of my meals myself with an eye towards minimizing insulin responses and eating unprocessed foods, reduced my work schedule and generally reduced my stress level. For the second cycle, he did the Lupron antagonist protocol. I only had 6 eggs retrieved, but all 6 fertilized. All 6 made it to blastocyst. 3 were healthy. We have transferred 1 of those 3 (which is now a 7-week pregnancy), and have the other 2 cryogenically frozen for future children.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
For a retrieval and frozen embry transfer cycle, including ICSI, embryo biopsy and cryopresevation it was about $22,000. In addition, the CCS testing ran anywhere from $500-1,500 (depending on how many embryos). Note that if there isn't a viable embryo (so, no transfer), about $4,000 of the $22,000 could either be refunded to you or applied to another cycle. None of this includes the medications.
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Brian Levine
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9
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CCRM New York
New York
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Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
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It is a CLEAN, relaxing, warm environment. There is always a smile at the door when you enter and when you leave. They only have the best on staff from the nurses, to the billing, to the embryologist, to the Doctors of course. The standards at CCRM are high and that made me comfortable.
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Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
It is a CLEAN, relaxing, warm environment. There is always a smile at the door when you enter and when you leave. They only have the best on staff from the nurses, to the billing, to the embryologist, to the Doctors of course. The standards at CCRM are high and that made me comfortable.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Levine is extremely personable and compassionate. His smile speaks a thousand words. More importantly, he clinically treats each case and patient uniquely. I know my protocol was designed specifically for me and my body. If I was treated like a number a customized protocol would not happen.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
THE BEST in the industry. As are all the nurses at CCRM. Hunter was my consultant, my rock and my guide through this journey.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Under his care I was comfortable enough to try for my third child a fourth time. If I never met him, I never would have even tried again. He is an extremely positive individual and extraordinarily dedicated to his patients. I felt like he was only treating me ... knowing he was taking care to treat many. He delicately explained the risks and options. He encouraged questions and provided honest consultation. I would and have recommended him to many friends and friends of friends that ask me what they should do knowing my fertility journey is a long but successful one.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Listen.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Same as all my other cycles started with estrogen patch (however, I believe my dose was higher or longer with this cycle) then we used menopur and follistim. Different than my other cycles, he treated me like I had endometriosis even though I was not diagnosed with it based on what he saw at my retrieval. So I was also taking Lupron leading up to the cycle start as well as during the cycle. Also I was on progesterone shots as well as endometrin. In the past I was only on endometrin.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
In line with other clinics
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Doctor
Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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CCRM is, in my opinion, the most progressive clinic in NYC. Their protocols are based off of thorough client history and up to date industry research. Their facilities are warm, open, organized and clean. I truly believe their standard of care is by far superior to all other clinics. The only downfall is they don't accept insurance, but patients do get reimbursed out of network. The good news is, I think the chances of getting pregnant are higher than other clinics that do (this is based on my experience, not on research).
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
After being at Neway and Cornell, CCRM is, in my opinion, the most progressive clinic in NYC. Their protocols are based off of thorough client history and up to date industry research. Their facilities are warm, open, organized and clean. I truly believe their standard of care is by far superior to all other clinics. The only downfall is they don't accept insurance, but patients do get reimbursed out of network. The good news is, I think the chances of getting pregnant are higher than other clinics that do (this is based on my experience, not on research).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was able to access Dr Knopman anytime of the day via email which she answered very quickly. For daily monitoring, I was given an appt time so didn't have to wait for hours on end. The longest I had to wait was 10 minutes in a beautiful waiting room with a few other people, vs. hundreds that I experienced with other clinics. I saw Dr Knopman at every visit except for one.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Hunter was the by far the best nurse I have ever had throughout the fertility process. She is smart, compassionate, organized and very positive making the journey much more tolerable.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
Dr Knopman takes the time to get to know her patients and give them the best chances possible for them to get pregnant. She was thorough, positive, attentive and well researched. There was a level of trust that other doctors didn't provide. I think that CCRM and their doctors have a higher standard of care that other clinics should follow.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman?
She will do the best she can, she isn't a magician and there is no guarantee she will get you pregnant. I do wish I had known more about PGS testing before I agreed to it. Looking back, my personal choice would have been to skip it.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Birth Control 2 weeks then microdose lupron only for few days then microdose lupron + menopure + follistim. HcG a day or so before trigger. Resulted in 4 eggs retrieved. Previous doctor's only got 2 tops. All 4 fertilized but didn't make it to day 7 for PGS biopsy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman.
I believe $14k total. Would have been more had there been a transfer.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
CCRM was wonderful, I truly cannot express my gratitude. I would highly recommend CCRM. The office was clean and organized. The office knows you by name and gives you undivided attention. They have a great team in place to get you the best results...The nursing staff was absolutely incredible! This was another big reason why we went with CCRM. They were compassionate and very responsive to any questions I had. I always felt like I was safe and taken care of. Thank you to all the wonderful nurses and all the hard work that they do!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM was wonderful, I truly cannot express my gratitude. I would highly recommend CCRM. The office was clean and organized. The office knows you by name and gives you undivided attention. They have a great team in place to get you the best results.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine treated us with incredible kindness. I didn't feel like a number at all. The relationship between a patient and doctor grows into a friendship when you spend so much time working towards the same goal together.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was absolutely incredible! This was another big reason why we went with CCRM. They were compassionate and very responsive to any questions I had. I always felt like I was safe and taken care of. Thank you to all the wonderful nurses and all the hard work that they do!
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Our experience with Dr. Levine was easy, stress free, and actually enjoyable. During such a difficult time he made it the best experience it could have been. I felt like he was ALWAYS available, and I truly felt like he cared about the success of our outcome. He is just as invested in you and your results as you are, I promise you that! Dr. Levine is so pleasant and more importantly very knowledgeable. He created the perfect plan for us and it worked. From the very first time I met Dr. Levine and his entire staff, I knew we were in good hands. I feel like we made the best decision by not wasting time and going with their practice. Thank you to Dr. Levine and the wonderful CCRM team for their support and kindness.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Do not waste time, trust in Dr. Levine & his incredible staff!
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Levine used a standard protocol for our case. We tried two IUIs which were unsuccessful before moving on to IVF. Egg retrial went smooth, and first transfer lead to a positive pregnancy. Hardest decision is having to say yes to moving on to IVF but glad we did it as soon as Dr. Levine recommended it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
Approximately $22k
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Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The nurses as CCRM have been pleasant and prompt. They helped me track down medication, figured out billing, and let us use extra testing syringes to test what it feels like to give a shot. The only flub happened during our first appointment when they had both of our names wrong. The last thing you want at a fertility clinic is to get someone else's name on your paperwork or sample!...The clinic is beautiful, clean, and spa-like. The waiting room has never been packed
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is beautiful, clean, and spa-like. The waiting room has never been packed, but I have seen many couples waiting in the blood draw area. The receptionists are great. The website and patient portal could use some serious design and UX help.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I first called CCRM in New York, the very pleasant receptionist, Stephanie, made an appointment for me to talk by phone with Dr. Talebian. When we spoke, Dr. Talebian was straight forward and suggested I move on to IVF after three failed IUIs due to my age and my lack of positive pregnancy tests. I explained that I lived on the west coast, was considering spending a few months in New York, and I was open to doing IVF during my stay, but wanted to think a bit more. She gave me her direct email address and told me to reach out with any questions. Our phone call was about 20 minutes long and I was left feeling like I had a straightforward plan for next steps with a kind, clear doctor. I was also impressed that she praised my local clinic and doctor where I had IUIs. When we decided to come to New York, I sent CCRM NY an email to tell them I wanted to establish myself with their clinic and was surprised when a couple of days later, Dr. Talebian called me directly to talk about next steps. Since we've met in person, I've sent her a couple of emails and she's gotten back to me within a couple of hours at most. I'm sure she gets the same questions all the time, but she's been incredibly patient with us and answers questions with clarity.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses as CCRM have been pleasant and prompt. They helped me track down medication, figured out billing, and let us use extra testing syringes to test what it feels like to give a shot. The only flub happened during our first appointment when they had both of our names wrong. The last thing you want at a fertility clinic is to get someone else's name on your paperwork or sample!
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian?
Dr. Talebian is the first doctor that has given me their direct email and made me feel that no question was too small. She's prompt in returning messages — even in the evenings. I just started my first IVF cycle with her. She's extremely knowledgeable, kind, and accessible.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian?
Go for it!
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I'm just starting my first IVF cycle. Dr. Talebian has me on an estrogen patch for about a week before my first suppression ultrasound and blood work. Then, I'll start on 300 units of Gonal-F and 2 vials of Menopur along with an oral steroid. My husband will start a round of antibiotics when I begin my injections. Depending on how the stimulation goes, I'll start the Centrotide and eventually do an HCG trigger shot and Lupron. They told me that after the embryo transfer (hopefully we will get some!), I'll be doing progesterone shots. She also said that a daily baby aspirin would be something advisable after an embryo transfer. As far as the fertilization, she told us we could do a mix of ICSI and PICSI. This helps give potentially damaged sperm the best shot at making a good embryo.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian.
It's looking like a cycle of IVF will be around $21K — not including medication and some other things we may need.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
The office [CCRM] is gorgeous...Everything is state of the art. Their ultrasounds especially are so advanced and give amazing picture quality. They have a great set-up with a large screen that is visible to the patient in addition to the regular screen that he was looking at...Liz was always very responsive to emails and helped coordinate sending prescriptions to different pharmacies...office also helped a lot with submitting expenses to my insurance company for things that would be covered like blood testing so we actually got some money back as well.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The office is gorgeous. Dr. Levine did an amazing job designing the clinic. Everything is state of the art. Their ultrasounds especially are so advanced and give amazing picture quality. They have a great set-up with a large screen that is visible to the patient in addition to the regular screen that he was looking at. My husband also really enjoyed the coffee and snacks in the waiting room :) The staff was very well coordinated and very efficient. Each visit I had an ultrasound and blood draws and they always happened consecutively. There was no going back to the waiting room to wait in between.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was amazing from the beginning. We had been told by another fertility specialist that we should give fertility medications only one month and then go straight to IVF. Dr. Levine was optimistic and confident from the beginning that he could get us pregnant. And he was right!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Liz was always very responsive to emails and helped coordinate sending prescriptions to different pharmacies depending on where my husband or I were that was convenient for us.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine is truly the best of the best. If you are considering a fertility specialist and have come across this review - stop here! He is amazing and you should definitely pick him. My husband definitely developed a little bit of a bro-crush on him as well. He made both of us feel so comfortable and confident every step of the way. He was always on time - sometimes even early! Can't beat that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Choose him. Period.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I knew from a prior physician that I had diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Brian correctly identified that I also had a luteal phase defect in that after I ovulated, the second half of my cycle was very short - on average only 8-10 days. This wasn't long enough for an embryo to implant even if my egg was getting fertilized. I had been treated with Clomid (despite a thin lining) and estrogen pills by my previous fertility specialist. He switched me to Letrozole (doesn't thin your lining), estrogen patches (works better than the pills), and progesterone suppositories which helped to lengthen my luteal phase. I truly think that was the key and if we had done that sooner we wouldn't have had so many failed cycles before finding the right combination of meds that finally helped us to get pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
As a concierge office there are definitely increased costs associated with seeing Dr. Levine compared to other fertility specialists in the city. My husband and I opted to see another fertility specialist first because they were covered by insurance. I think this plan worked well for us because we got a diagnosis and started the treatment process with the treatment being covered by insurance. We quickly switched to Dr. Levine after the initial testing and I am so glad that we did. He is worth every penny. His office also helped a lot with submitting expenses to my insurance company for things that would be covered like blood testing so we actually got some money back as well. Dr. Levine is absolutely worth every cent of the investment it is to see him.
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Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
The nursing staff [at CCRM NY] was amazing. They were always available to help answer any questions and emailed me my instructions in a timely manner each day. Whenever I encountered them at the office, they were always helpful and pleasant...Everyone from the front desk staff to all of the doctors far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Levine was my doctor but all of the staff and doctors knew me by first name and always showed a genuine interest in my progress and care...The facility itself is state of the art and super clean.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM NY is amazing! Everyone from the front desk staff to all of the doctors far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Levine was my doctor but all of the staff and doctors knew me by first name and always showed a genuine interest in my progress and care. After having gone to a different clinic, it was night and day with CCRM being the absolute best! Even after being discharged to an OB, Dr. Levine continued the answer my questions without hesitation and in a very timely fashion. The facility itself is state of the art and super clean. Overall, I would highly recommend Dr. Levine and the entire CCRM NY team to anyone looking for top notch treatment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was amazing and treated my husband and I like we were the most important patients he had. He was responsive, always answered all of our questions in great detail and is extremely knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing. They were always available to help answer any questions and emailed me my instructions in a timely manner each day. Whenever I encountered them at the office, they were always helpful and pleasant.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine was the most amazing medical professional I have ever seen. From the minute we met him during our consultation to the last appointment, he was always energetic, positive, informative and caring. He was always easy to reach and addressed all of my questions and concerns in a timely fashion. I really could not have asked for better care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
Approx $16,000 for retrieval and $5,000 for frozen embryo transfer
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Doctor
Brian Levine
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
10
I have zero negative to say here [about CCRM]. It felt like a spa for my eggs. I always felt like a priority. From day 1, Stephanie at the front desk, knew and remembered my name, as if we'd known eachother forever. Gina is the sweetest and most helpful person. They made this process so easy and I felt so taken care of...[NURSES] I truly miss them! They were beyond competent, and so so lovely. Everyone there seems like they had a personality/culture fit test. There is seriously not a single bad egg, bad mood, or bad attitude person there.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I have zero negative to say here. It felt like a spa for my eggs. I always felt like a priority. From day 1, Stephanie at the front desk, knew and remembered my name, as if we'd known eachother forever. Gina is the sweetest and most helpful person. They made this process so easy and I felt so taken care of. I wish they could manage every part of my life.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine absolutely changed the way I thought about my healthcare and doctor patient relationships in general. He is the anti-paternalistic traditional doctor. I felt that we had truly partnered in my care, I was empowered and had all the information, and felt like he was my advocate. HE was also a human with me, and we had normal 2017 communications, like via email and text. It really felt like he was invested in my results and my outcome. I could not recommend any doctor in any field more highly than Dr. Levine.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I truly miss them! They were beyond competent, and so so lovely. Everyone there seems like they had a personality/culture fit test. There is seriously not a single bad egg, bad mood, or bad attitude person there.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
As I said in my earlier statement, Dr. Levine is the best doctor I have come across in any field. He has revolutionized the way I think about my healthcare in general. He is the anti-paternalistic traditional doctor, and you can tell that is so important to him. He was truly invested in me as a person, and my success. He factored in things like how certain decisions would affect me emotionally and psychically. Not only did he treat ME like a human, but HE was an authentic human as well. We communicated like normal 2017 humans, via email and text, on the regular. He was available for every single question and concern I had, and I felt empowered in my care and the decision making. At the same time, I trusted him completely. A minor example s that he actually had picked out a song especially for me for when I was receiving my anesthesia. How many doctors think about individual patients to that extent?!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
RUN DON'T WALK TO SEE HIM AND DON'T EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME CONSIDERING ANOTHER DOCTOR
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
$10K flat plus medications (About $7K for me)
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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For monitoring, they [CCRM] give you a time slot so it works well and you don’t wait too long. The billing department is useful and gets back to your questions in a reasonable amount of time. Communicating with the nurses through the patient portal didn’t always lead to getting your questions answered quickly...Initially I thought I was assigned a nurse to work with but in the end got calls and communication from various nurses. The patient portal is the main way to communicate with the nurses but I did not find that it was very efficient.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
For monitoring, they give you a time slot so it works well and you don’t wait too long. The billing department is useful and gets back to your questions in a reasonable amount of time. Communicating with the nurses through the patient portal didn’t always lead to getting your questions answered quickly. Communicating with the doctor in the beginning when we first met with Dr. Levine was easy. It seemed as Dr. Levine got busier it become tougher to schedule times to talk.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He spent a lot of time with us during our consultations. He reviewed my previous records thoroughly and had good input on what our plan should be. We were able to speak on the phone and email with him regularly. He was very personable toward me and my husband during our visits.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Initially I thought I was assigned a nurse to work with but in the end got calls and communication from various nurses. The patient portal is the main way to communicate with the nurses but I did not find that it was very efficient.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
He had lots of good ideas about how to change our treatment protocol to increase chances of success given that we saw him trying for our sixth attempt. He wanted to leave no stone unturned and made sure that I had hysterosalpingogram performed and recommended an excellent doctor to do it. He recommended my husband have a karyotype. He looked into my prolactin levels and wanted to make sure to address the slight elevation. He wanted me to look into my questionable aspirin allergy in case I needed anti-coagulation in the future. He was very, very thorough. We agreed to do a frozen cycle although we were more interested in a fresh cycle. It seems they don’t do many fresh cycles there. They also encourage we do PGD testing. Given our past experience with high numbers of 5 day embryos (13 blasts in 4 cycles) and only 1 normal by PGD which was transferred but did not work, we did not want to do PGD testing this time around. The only unexpected issue was that we expected a lot from the laboratory and the incubators there at CCRM which he explained were top notch. Given we agreed to a frozen cycle, they pushed our 7 embryos past 5 days which had never been done with the previous IVF clinic we used. He explained they looked good at day 3 and then started to slow down and then basically stopped developing. So we never got to the transfer stage.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
It seems their standard is the frozen cycle with PGD testing.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He used a lupron flare where I used lupron prior to stimulation and during stimulation. I was put on 225 menopur and 225 of Goyal f and triggered with HCG. They retrieved 9 embryos, 7 of which were fertilized by ICSI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
13K for freeze all cycle without PGD testing. FET would’ve been an additional 5K.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
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CCRM is incredible. They're communicative, easy to reach, and organized. Their waiting area is a little like a sanctuary with the seltzer machine and granola bars. The front desk staff is AMAZING...The nursing staff at CCRM is amazing. They're friendly and competent, and readily available....the billing department has been very helpful in trying to help me get insurance coverage for whatever meds and procedures they can assist with.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is incredible. They're communicative, easy to reach, and organized. Their waiting area is a little like a sanctuary with the seltzer machine and granola bars. The front desk staff is AMAZING. Going through IVF meds has been one of the most stressful experiences I've gone through, and while I didn't love going to the doctor's office everyday for blood work and ultrasound, I honestly couldn't ask for a better place to go.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Knopman remembers details from our last conversations, even if we don't have a scheduled visit. Anytime I see her, she's always very warm and I don't feel rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff at CCRM is amazing. They're friendly and competent, and readily available.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
Dr. Knopman is straight forward and warm. I completely trust her and feel like she fully explained all of my options. On a few occasions she hasn't described things to me in the most delicate way-- ie: describing my uterus as a "war zone" because of inflammation, but I have never felt like she minimizes my experience or invalidates what I tell her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman?
Don't be afraid to ask a ton of questions. She has never made me feel rushed, and she's happy to go through things in a bunch of different ways.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I'm still in the midst of my first IVF cycle. So far, we've tried 1 IUI cycle which was unsuccessful, and Dr. Knopman recommended we go straight to IUI. After my egg retrieval resulted in 23 eggs but only 1 viable embryo, I'm so grateful we followed her advice of not continuing IUI cycles when the likelihood was very minimal. Right now I'm about to start a depo-lupron cycle to deal with endometriosis and prepare for a transfer of the embryo.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman.
This has been a very expensive process, but the billing department has been very helpful in trying to help me get insurance coverage for whatever meds and procedures they can assist with.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[CCRM NY] strenghts - scheduled moniotring times - though go early as you still can wait. direct communcation. billing person. all responsive. weaknesses - none to date except having to wait sometimes and been taken in late for a set appt time... so much direct communication with the doctor directly that the nurses so far have been additive... The personal/human interaction has given me hope that i lost while at 2 other clinics
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
strenghts - scheduled moniotring times - though go early as you still can wait. direct communcation. billing person. all responsive. weaknesses - none to date except having to wait sometimes and been taken in late for a set appt time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I saw Sheeva when i was doing my final embryo transfer at another clinic and had lost hope. She was a welcome breath of fresh air and gave me hope. I decided to move over to her for my next retrieval. She emailed directly with me. Gave strategy advice by email. Fielded questions. I NEVER felt like an annoyance. My transfer worked before i went to her for retrieval (early 2017)- throughout my entire pregnancy she stayed in touch. Again, never acting annoyed by my questions in prep for a future transfer with her for child #3. I am currently seeing her preparing for a retrieval in April - she is communicative, remember details, responsive. She is SO different than my experience at another top NYC clinic. The personal/human interaction has given me hope that i lost while at 2 other clinics in NYC
Describe your experience with your nurse.
NOt much to describe. so much direct communication with the doctor directly that the nurses so far have been additive but not as highly needed as at cornell
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian?
Please see what i wrote under the question about feeling like a human. I have zero complaints. she is THE BEST. She thinks outside the box. She welcomes questions about chaining protocol instead of feeling threatened. She works with me instead of acting like the doctor at the other NYC clinic i went to who dictated decisions and seemed to find my questions about them annoying. I never get the "i am the expert so defer to me" vibe from Sheeva. She acts like a partner, not a dictator.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian?
Not much needed. I say this for everyone undergoing IVF - be your own advocate. but that's not specific to sheeva
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my april retrieval i will be doing: Estrogen priming likely 250 combined menopur and gonal f cetrotide - tbd when lupron somewhere along the way - need to find out more
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian.
i expect it to be around $25k plus meds
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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[CCRM New York was a] Very clean clinic, waiting room makes you feel at home. Also extremely accommodating with early morning time slots, I was coming in every few days for blood work and could not take time off work for all of these appointments (and didn’t want to tell work either) and I was able to get 8am or 830am appointments every single time! I was never late for work once...
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Very clean clinic, waiting room makes you feel at home. Also extremely accommodating with early morning time slots, I was coming in every few days for blood work and could not take time off work for all of these appointments (and didn’t want to tell work either) and I was able to get 8am or 830am appointments every single time! I was never late for work once
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was beyond amazing from our first meeting, I was nervous and my husband and I were fed up with trying to get pregnant but the thought of seeing a fertility doctor was scary & also brings up “omg something is wrong” which we never wanted obviously. I remember in our first meeting Dr Levine saying “look I get it, you see everyone getting pregnant on Facebook and your like ‘why not me?!” Which is exactly how I felt a million times and I knew he actually got it
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing, they would know what we were coming in for before even calling us from the waiting room. I remember coming in for bloodwork to confirm my pregnancy and the nurse telling me congratulations- the first person to say it out loud to me! I almost burst into tears I was so happy
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine was so nice and cheerful, especially when going through something that can be scary. He completely picked up on my and my husbands moods and was there to make us feel better, explain every step and reassure us both. He was also ALWAYS available! Every random question or fear, he called us back the same day and answered emails at all hours of the day, I really don’t know how he does it! You feel like you are his only patient, you have 100% of his attention
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
He is without a doubt worth every penny. I have recommended him and CCRM to everyone who is trying to get pregnant
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We were lucky enough to get pregnant naturally after the HSG test. We went through all initial work- sonograms to check uterus, blood work to track ovulation, HSG test, etc. Dr Levine even called us on a weekend over the summer to tell us I was ovulating, and sure enough we got pregnant that weekend
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The clinic [CCRM - NY] is state of the art and impeccably clean. The staff is so efficient at scheduling appointments and keeping them timely. The patient portal is very user-friendly. Everything is done onsite-- blood work results come back very quickly. They have an onsite embryology lab. The egg retrieval and embryo transfer are both done onsite in state of the art facilities...The nursing staff was amazing-- they also catered to my every need and were always so friendly and positive and immediately knew me by name.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is state of the art and impeccably clean. The staff is so efficient at scheduling appointments and keeping them timely. The patient portal is very user-friendly. Everything is done onsite-- blood work results come back very quickly. They have an onsite embryology lab. The egg retrieval and embryo transfer are both done onsite in state of the art facilities.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They not only treated me like a human, they treated me like royalty. I was in touch with them throughout the entire process, and they catered to my every need and concern (and I am a worrier so there were a lot). Whether through patient visits, email or phone, they responded immediately and allayed whatever question/concern I had.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing-- they also catered to my every need and were always so friendly and positive and immediately knew me by name. They were also extremely responsive via email and the portal to every question/concern I had.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine was nothing short of a Godsend for me. He made this process so positive for me. I was nervous going in and he guided me and my husband every step of the way. And just made it so seamless. I have already recommended him to every single person I know that is going through infertility. "Pregnancy brain" is preventing me from articulating my thoughts, but I truly think he is the best and cannot say enough good things about him!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
That he is simply the best! He takes such pride in his work and truly empathizes with his patients and will do whatever it takes to make something work for you! And he is an incredible communicator and will talk you through any concern you have at any point (night or day) in the process.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't really remember. The egg retrieval was pretty standard protocol if I recall. And for the embryo transfer, the first cycle was on lupron and it just wasn't working for me-- my lining would not thicken, so he readjusted and put me on a menopur protocol, which worked like a charm. I am so thankful he took the time to reassess and thought outside the box!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
I don't remember the breakout, but it was around $25k total maybe?
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
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Jamie my nurse was so wonderful. She was very accessible and made sure I understood every step of my cycle. She answered emails quickly when I had questions and was very encouraging. CCRM NY was overall an amazing experience. I did not feel like just a number and the clinic never felt overly crowded, although I think they were super busy at the time. The space is gorgeous and so clean and minimal. It didn't even feel like a doctor's office. I felt like I got top-notch care. I got in quickly for my monitoring appointments because they schedule their patients for monitoring and space them out so no one waits very long. All the nursing staff were warm and skilled.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM NY was overall an amazing experience. I did not feel like just a number and the clinic never felt overly crowded, although I think they were super busy at the time. The space is gorgeous and so clean and minimal. It didn't even feel like a doctor's office. I felt like I got top-notch care. I got in quickly for my monitoring appointments because they schedule their patients for monitoring and space them out so no one waits very long. All the nursing staff were warm and skilled.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Talebian was accessible via email and really made me feel like she cared about me and my case. She answered my questions promptly and treated me like a friend instead of just another number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jamie my nurse was so wonderful. She was very accessible and made sure I understood every step of my cycle. She answered emails quickly when I had questions and was very encouraging.
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian?
Dr. Talebian is smart, kind, and efficient. I trusted her completely and got great results. She always explained things very thoroughly and answered my emails if I had questions between visits. I felt like my anxiety about this process was lower because of her care. I had initially gone to another clinic first, but felt a lot of anxiety during my testing. At CCRM NY and with Dr. Talebian I felt so comfortable and well cared for.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian?
She's awesome and really tries to do what is best for her patients.
Describe the protocols Sheeva Talebian used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I primed with estrogen patch in my luteal phase then did the injections twice a day until trigger and retrieval. I triggered with HCG and lupron to protect me from OHSS, for which I was at risk because of high estrogen. I retrieved 17 eggs and 14 were mature and froze. My recovery was easy with no pain and just some bloating.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The personal attention is embedded in the culture at CCRM, from the friendly staff at the front desk, to the nurses, to the doctors.... They are so sweet, incredibly organized, and always "make it work" to accommodate your schedule. Also, the facilities are beautiful and quite calming - no detail is overlooked.... I was OBSESSED with all of the nurses. When I was gearing up from the egg retrieval, they sat down with me and my husband for over an hour to talk about the dosage and administration of each medication. It can be intimidating - but they instill so much confidence in you, that all of my anxiety dissipated.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
One aspect that should be highlighted overlooked are the women who sit at the front desk, scheduling appointments and doing patient intake. They are so sweet, incredibly organized, and always "make it work" to accommodate your schedule. Also, the facilities are beautiful and quite calming - no detail is overlooked.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I had treatment at a previous clinic that my husband referred to as a "factory." We only saw our doctor if my cycle happen to fall on a day that she was in the office. With Dr. Levine, almost always saw him for ALL of my appointments. If there was an occasion where he couldn't see me personally, he handed off my appointment to one of the three other doctors in the practice, who I also loved. The personal attention is embedded in the culture at CCRM, from the friendly staff at the front desk, to the nurses, to the doctors.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was OBSESSED with all of the nurses. When I was gearing up from the egg retrieval, they sat down with me and my husband for over an hour to talk about the dosage and administration of each medication. It can be intimidating - but they instill so much confidence in you, that all of my anxiety dissipated.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
After a few rounds of unsuccessful IUI and egg retrieval,my body needed a break from the hormone medication. Something in me was telling me not to go straight to the embryo transfer. When I told Dr. Levine this, he is 100% supportive of my decision to take a few months off from treatment and never tried to push me. In fact, he called me over the weekend from his cell phone to talk about the importance of listening to your body, and that taking a break in treatment was totally normal. When I was ready for the transfer a few months later, he picked up right where we left off. I always felt heard and well taken care of through all circumstances.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Even though treatment at CCRM is expensive, it is worth every last penny.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The office [CCRM-NY] is beautiful, the staff is warm and friendly and always greets patience by name. You deal with the same finance person for all of questions. And the best part of the office is that all blood tests and scans are scheduled! No first come first serve / open hours...I had a one on one medication consult that included demonstrations on how to give the shots. This was incredibly helpful. All of the nursing staff were warm, friendly, easy going and very knowledgeable. All emails / calls were answered quickly and thoroughly.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is well run and brand new - so it's clean and modern. My experiences were all positive. The only downside is they have not yet started taking insurance yet. Although the billing office is very willing to work with you on reimbursements and things.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office is beautiful, the staff is warm and friendly and always greets patience by name. You deal with the same finance person for all of questions. And the best part of the office is that all blood tests and scans are scheduled! No first come first serve / open hours. Makes a huge difference !
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I had a one on one medication consult that included demonstrations on how to give the shots. This was incredibly helpful. All of the nursing staff were warm, friendly, easy going and very knowledgeable. All emails / calls were answered quickly and thoroughly.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
Dr Knopman is fantastic - smart, kind and relatable. After my first appointment with her I left with an overwhelmingly positive feeling - something I never felt while at NYU. I feel that she truly cares about me and my care. She is easily accessible by email and phone.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I completed my retrevial with Dr. Knopman. I started with an estrogen patch and the I did a total of 12 days of meds - menopure, gonal-f, clomid, dex., then added ganerlex and the hcg and Lupron. About half way through I increased my menopure from 150 to 225.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman.
The full IVF cycle is about $22,000. This includes everything (gentic testing, ICSI, all appointments, retrevial, transfer, one year of storage, etc ) Medication not included.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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the CCRM NY staff, all knew my name. I was never ever treated like a number. I received personal care...The nursing staff was incredibly responsive to me. Any question or concern I had was answered within a few hours. The instructions given were clear and easy to understand. Every nurse I encountered was exceptional...passionate about what they do. Thanks to the team, I am now 31 weeks pregnant with my first child, and have banked additional CCS-tested embryos. My results with CCRM NY were dramatically improved from my first cycle. I attribute this to Dr. Levine's customized protocol, the amazing embryologists and lab, nursing staff, and the receptionists there. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Without question, CCRM NY is an amazing place. After having a failed cycle elsewhere, I did my research and found CCRM NY and Dr. Levine. I traveled 1,000+ miles, and it was well worth it. I never had to wait more than five minutes for an appointment. Ever. My initial consultation lasted hours. I was given full details regarding my prognosis, and a treatment plan. Dr. Levine and the staff at CCRM NY are passionate about what they do. Thanks to the team, I am now 31 weeks pregnant with my first child, and have banked additional CCS-tested embryos. My results with CCRM NY were dramatically improved from my first cycle. I attribute this to Dr. Levine's customized protocol, the amazing embryologists and lab, nursing staff, and the receptionists there. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine, as well as the CCRM NY staff, all knew my name. I was never ever treated like a number. I received personal care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was incredibly responsive to me. Any question or concern I had was answered within a few hours. The instructions given were clear and easy to understand. Every nurse I encountered was exceptional.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine is a special doctor. He is passionate about what he does, and it truly shows. He truly cares about his patients' well-being. He is always available to talk when needed. He even reaches out to make sure you are doing ok. He is confident, funny, reassuring, empathetic, honest, and positive. I am so very lucky to have met him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Please run, don't walk, to see Dr. Levine and CCRM NY. He will treat you as if you are family. He takes the time to understand your condition and develop the treatment protocol that is best for you.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I honestly can't say a bad thing about CCRM [NY]. They are so organized and so on top of things. I was always able to get an appointment at the time that I wanted, and I always felt totally taken care of...They [nurses] were also the best cheerleaders and the best coaches when you didn't get the results you wanted. Also, when I found out I was pregnant, I could feel the support of the nursing staff -- they all congratulated me and made me feel so special.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I honestly can't say a bad thing about CCRM. They are so organized and so on top of things. I was always able to get an appointment at the time that I wanted, and I always felt totally taken care of.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I can't express exactly how nervous I was to begin fertility treatment with a specialist. I had been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 13 months, and I had a terrible experience with an ob gyn who tried to treat me using guesswork out of his office instead of sending me to a specialist. This experience had been totally inhuman, awful, and ineffective. I remember crying after my first appointment with Dr. Levine, because he treated me so warmly and compassionately from the moment I stepped into his office. I remember he spent a full hour with me discussing not only my case history, but who I was a person, what I liked to do during my free time, how I had been feeling about my fertility issues, etc. He didn't rush me, and he repeatedly allowed there to be pauses so I could ask more questions. Dr. Levine and his team wrote everything down for me, always. I know this seems so simple, but I can't tell you how reassuring it was to have a plan and to have that plan documented in writing. Dr. Levine gave me his personal e-mail, and he ALWAYS responded or called me back, even when I e-mailed late at night. I remember receiving a call from him at 8pm, 2 minutes after I had e-mailed, when he was clearly in the middle of a family dinner. Finally, the one moment I will never forget: receiving a call from Dr. Levine at 1pm on a Saturday, in between cycles, just to say "Hey, how are you feeling about everything?"
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
As I've mentioned, Dr. Levine was the best, but his nursing staff was even more the best. I know they see a lot of patients, but I was floored every time they recognized me and greeted me by name. They were so friendly and wonderful and reassuring, whether drawing blood, explaining how to inject my Ovidrel trigger shot, or calling me to make sure I knew the next steps. They were also the best cheerleaders and the best coaches when you didn't get the results you wanted. Also, when I found out I was pregnant, I could feel the support of the nursing staff -- they all congratulated me and made me feel so special.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine is honestly the BEST. He took what had been a terrible, chaotic, anxiety-inducing experience and turned it into a structured, calm, and unexpectedly FUN experience. Dr. Levine explains everything extremely thoroughly and on repeat. You hear the same message over and over again, and it's so reassuring and empowering, because you know the plan at all times. Dr. Levine also has the most fun personality. He takes the time to chat and catch up, and we spent just as much time talking about different exercise classes we liked, restaurant recommendations, and LIFE as we did my fertility issues. This may seem silly, but it really changed the dynamic of my treatment from negative to positive. I looked forward to my appointments with Dr. Levine because they were so fun, and I left feeling happy, confident, and taken care of as an individual.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Give yourself permission to slow down / relax during appointments and take the time to build a personal relationship with Dr. Levine. It will make an already incredible experience that much more amazing. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions or talk about how you're feeling. Dr. Levine is incredibly responsive, and you should never leave an appointment feeling like you're unclear on any part of his assessment or don't know the plan.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
At my first appointment, Dr. Levine diagnosed me with unexplained fertility and recommended that we proceed with a course of Letrazole followed by an Ovidrel trigger shot and timed intercourse. He wanted to start off as non-invasive as possible and then ramp up as needed. After three unsuccessful cycles of timed intercourse, Dr. Levine suggested trying an IUI, and I was ready to move to the next step. Fortunately, my first IUI was successful -- and I am now 5 months pregnant with a baby girl!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
I don't actually remember, but I think that all in we probably spent ~$8,000 for three timed intercourse cycles and an IUI, the majority of which was reimbursed by my husband's insurance.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
7
Clinic [CCRM - NY] is clean, professional, beautiful quiet setting. They generally run on time. I found the stff extremlly helpful in managing appointments and orders from outside labs...LOVE the nursing staff. My only extremlly petty complaint is that many of them were pregnant and I felt that was sort of a slap in the face to many of the women who were having such a hard time....around 20K for each cycle....If you, like me, got to a point on this journey where you just wanted the cold hard facts with no BS and no coddling, this is not the
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Clinic is clean, professional, beautiful quiet setting. They generally run on time. I found the stff extremlly helpful in managing appointments and orders from outside labs. I am curious to know what their current success rates are as compared to the national averages. But overall I do recommend this clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine is very available and extremely personable. He always runs on time and answers emails obsessively.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
LOVE the nursing staff. My only extremlly petty complaint is that many of them were pregnant and I felt that was sort of a slap in the face to many of the women who were having such a hard time.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine is a wonderful person and a great doctor. However, he is very young and with that youth comes an aspect of being uncomfortable delivering news taht may not be what the patient wants to hear. For someone who wants a super positive person always giving them the best most optimitic outlook, this is the Dr for you. If you, like me, got to a point on this journey where you just wanted the cold hard facts with no BS and no coddling, this is not the Dr for you. The false sense of optimism was somehow more crushing than dealing with the realities of my situation. I am still not pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
undertsand that his heart is in teh right place, but you are always going to hear the "glass half full" explanation- regardless of statistics and odds.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
i did 2 different protcols- antagonist with menopur and follistim and then a lurpon microdose.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
around 20K for each cycle.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The compassion of the entire staff [at CCRM NY] is evident from the moment you c all to make an appointment. They are friendly and nothing is rushed. Everyone greets you by your first name as there is no feeling as if you're just a number...IVF was around $9k per cycle plus meds and charges surgery (anesthesia, etc). But my insurance covered most.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The compassion of the entire staff is evident from the moment you c all to make an appointment. They are friendly and nothing is rushed. Everyone greets you by your first name as there is no feeling as if you're just a number.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the moment I made the appointment and first met Dr. Levine and his staff I felt immediately more at ease. The entire staff was truly amazing. It sounds weird but I actually miss seeing and chatting with the nurses everyday!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The entire nursing staff was so friendly, compassionate and truly exceptional. I felt at ease through the entire process.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine honestly made me feel like I was his only patient. I went into this process having read online that with numbers like mine egg donation would be he only way forward but Dr. Levine explained he strengths of their lab and science and how we would work through this together for the best possible outcome. He was always available to speak either via email or phone and no question was ignored.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Take a deep breath and trust in the process. Educate yourself but also don't overwhelm yourself with the copious internet blogs. Allow yourself to trust in the experience and care of CCRM.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used an aggressive protocol due to my DOR. I believe it was micro-dose Lurton flare. I did micro dose lurpon morning and night as well as two vials menopur in the morning and 300 units Gonal-F at night.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
IVF was around $9k per cycle plus meds and charges surgery (anesthesia, etc). But my insurance covered most.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
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CCRM is extremely organized and efficient...I primarily went to the Garden City office which was small. The waits were generally ~ 10 min, and I always saw the same staff, so it felt quite friendly....~14,000-18,000/cycle (includes anesthesia, ICSI, clinic visits, egg retrieval, and transfer)... [Nursing staff] Excellent. They seem very well informed of my history and the calls always feel very personal...
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM is extremely organized and efficient.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kang has always made each decision a collaborative one. She presents the options and alternatives openly and honestly. She shares her recommendations but has always remained open to my wishes and preferences. I believe that she cares a great deal about her patients as people and wants the best for them medically and personally.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Excellent. They seem very well informed of my history and the calls always feel very personal.
How was your experience with Hey-Joo Kang?
Dr. Kang is warm, caring, and honest. She is straightforward in presenting recommendations and tries to set realistic expectations. She makes an effort to do all of the transfers herself. I have found her to be very approachable, supportive, and thoughtful in planning out next steps along this journey.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Hey-Joo Kang?
My advice is not to be afraid to ask questions. She is very willing to answer them, and you are paying a lot, so you should ask whatever you need to in order to feel like you understand everything.
Describe the protocols Hey-Joo Kang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used an agonist/antagonist protocol for all of my cycles. I did a fresh transfer on all three during which I was trying to conceive. I got pregnant each time, although I unfortunately miscarried all of them, one of which we know was genetically normal.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I primarily went to the Garden City office which was small. The waits were generally ~ 10 min, and I always saw the same staff, so it felt quite friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Hey-Joo Kang.
~14,000-18,000/cycle (includes anesthesia, ICSI, clinic visits, egg retrieval, and transfer)
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Doctor
Hey-Joo Kang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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Liz, Jamie and Hunter are fantastic [nurses at CCRM]...Questions and instructions are always clearly communicated...CCRM does not take insurance but billing will do everything to make things easier on you...Strengths: Best doctors in the industry. Beautiful, relaxing office. Messages always relayed to the doctors. Support staff, nurses, embryologists are all great.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Strengths: Best doctors in the industry. Beautiful, relaxing office. Messages always relayed to the doctors. Support staff, nurses, embryologists are all great.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Choi treated me with the utmost compassion and respect. I have never found a doctor that listened to me like Dr. Choi. She would go above and beyond to make me feel at ease.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Liz, Jamie and Hunter are fantastic. Questions and instructions are always clearly communicated.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
There are not enough amazing things I can say about the brilliant Dr. Choi. From answering my incessant emails to calling back in a timely manner if I had a question...nothing was too small. I have never met a smarter or more compassionate doctor. Seeing her smiling face during high stress visits and her kind reassuring words that we would figure my infertility challenges out together, I never felt alone and I always felt fully supported...did I mention she is BRILLIANT!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
Do not go anywhere else. Dr. Choi is the best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
CCRM does not take insurance but billing will do everything to make things easier on you.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The individualized care received was great for a big clinic [CCRM-NY]. I never felt like I could reach my doctor or the staff at any time...The nurses answered all my questions and were very compassionate....$21,000 for IVF including FET transfer and pgs testing..Be sure to have an educated grasp of your treatment history, if any, and explore with him [Dr. Levine] your thoughts and listen/Believe in his approach withyoir treatment...
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The individualized care received was great for a big clinic. I never felt like I could reach my doctor or the staff at any time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
At the first consult Dr. Levine was patient and methodical with his approach toward me and continued this approach until I became pregnant successfully. He provided all of his personal contact information to me at the first consult and answered every email/phone call I ever made to him within minutes/hours.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses answered all my questions and were very compassionate.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine believed in me, when I thought my days of being able to have my own biological child were over. I was at the end of my infertility journey, when I met him and I thank God everyday for placing him in my path.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Be sure to have an educated grasp of your treatment history, if any, and explore with him your thoughts and listen/Believe in his approach withyoir treatment.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My IVF protocol was clomid 2 x a day, estrogen patch priming, steroid, 300 follistim, 150 menopur. FET I did the antihistamine protocol and the usual progesterone/estrogen protocol too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
$21,000 for IVF including FET transfer and pgs testing
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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I give it 100%. On time, clean, professional and friendly!...Dr. Choi called me to explain every result. She was beyond thorough and understands that fertility is a science as well as an Art. She is extremely dedicated to her craft as well as her patients and cares for them as if they were family...I did not respond to Clomid, so we used injectables in low doses. She explained the risks of multiples and her key concern was my safety and a healthy pregnancy. Since I do not ovulate regularly, she correctly believed that it wasn't getting pregnant that was the issue, but rather getting me to ovulate!
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I give it 100%. On time, clean, professional and friendly!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Choi called me to explain every result. She was beyond thorough and understands that fertility is a science as well as an Art. She is extremely dedicated to her craft as well as her patients and cares for them as if they were family.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They all had me laughing and were easy to get ahold of if I had any questions.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
Dr. Choi had me laughing and enjoying the process. She explained everything that was going on with my body. She explained risks and did not take any that would jeopardize a healthy pregnancy or patient.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
She is the best and most thorough doctor that you will ever experience. You will feel confident in her care, and most importantly, you will get results.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did not respond to Clomid, so we used injectables in low doses. She explained the risks of multiples and her key concern was my safety and a healthy pregnancy. Since I do not ovulate regularly, she correctly believed that it wasn't getting pregnant that was the issue, but rather getting me to ovulate!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
They were reasonable.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
I first used another fertility clinic in NYC, but when I heard that CCRM was opening an office here, I switched immediately. Infertility is a scary and nerve-racking process to begin with, and Dr. Levine made it incredibly less so. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was personable from the beginning. He is extremely responsive to e-mails, phone calls, etc. He takes the time to recommend treatment that is specific to your case, and not just a textbook protocol
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Strengths: Ease of making appointments, low wait time, friendly staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was extremely personable, very responsive to emails/phone calls, and cared about your story and why you were there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
And the nurses at CCRM...where do I begin?! They make you feel warm and welcome, even though you are scared and nervous. They ALL remember your name and are extremely efficient with bloodwork. Even the receptionist is welcoming. Do not waste your time at other clinics, go straight to CCRM.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
I first used another fertility clinic in NYC, but when I heard that CCRM was opening an office here, I switched immediately. Infertility is a scary and nerve-racking process to begin with, and Dr. Levine made it incredibly less so. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was personable from the beginning. He is extremely responsive to e-mails, phone calls, etc. He takes the time to recommend treatment that is specific to your case, and not just a textbook protocol.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Do not waste your time with other doctors, go straight to Brian right away. Also, I know the fact that insurance may or may not cover you is scary, but it is worth it to see Brian.
Describe the protocols Brian Levine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did the antagonist protocol for oocyte freezing. I started with the patch and then once injections started I did Menopur and Follistim.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
$14000
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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The staff at CCRM are highly professional and very well organized. Given it's a smaller clinic, they know your name when you arrive for an appointment.... I can't speak highly enough of CCRM. The doctors are knowledgeable and caring, the nurses are professional, the embryologists are available to speak with, and the office feels like a spa. Their approach is state of the art, and I have felt it - my recovery from procedures at CCRM have been short and painless compared to the ones at the previous clinic I attended.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
I can't speak highly enough of CCRM. The doctors are knowledgeable and caring, the nurses are professional, the embryologists are available to speak with, and the office feels like a spa. Their approach is state of the art, and I have felt it - my recovery from procedures at CCRM have been short and painless compared to the ones at the previous clinic I attended.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Choi is excellent at communication. She is highly cerebral in her approach, but also incredibly compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff at CCRM are highly professional and very well organized. Given it's a smaller clinic, they know your name when you arrive for an appointment.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
Dr. Choi is excellent. I have done multiple IVF cycles with her, and after each cycle, she adjusts the protocol for the next one based on what she learned from the previous cycle. Surprisingly, my other doctor at a previous clinic never did this. She is very frank in her approach, but also very compassionate. She is always available when needed to explain anything, and never rushes through a phone call or conversation.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
Dr. Choi tells it like it is. She is not one to sugarcoat information, but she also spends time to explain what happened, and what she would do differently having learned from the previous cycle.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IVF #1: Antagonist IVF # 2: Antagonist with PICSI IVF #3: Lupron
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
The cycles are mostly all self-pay.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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you're in good hands with CCRM in general....Very through, but expensive. hardly any waiting times for monitoring or procedures. Basically, you are paying for high quality care. They don't take insurance, but will bill your insurance for you if there's out of network coverage. Billing people will even call insurance companies for you....Email communication was frequent. I would often see the same nurses for my blood draw and consultations and they always remembered my situation as well. I got clear medication instructions and my calls were promptly returned.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Very through, but expensive. hardly any waiting times for monitoring or procedures. Basically, you are paying for high quality care. They don't take insurance, but will bill your insurance for you if there's out of network coverage. Billing people will even call insurance companies for you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Knopman knew my situation, asked about my family during visits and was always warm and caring. She knew exactly who I was at every step.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Email communication was frequent. I would often see the same nurses for my blood draw and consultations and they always remembered my situation as well. I got clear medication instructions and my calls were promptly returned.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
Dr. Knopman was absolutely the right doctor for me - she was caring and knew about my case, she reassured me when I was worried for no reason, and she wasn't worried if there was no reason to be. And I got pregnant on my first IUI, so clearly the treatment worked.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman?
Dr. Knopman is thorough and attentive, and you're in good hands with CCRM in general.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
One IUI, using letrozole and trigger. When the first 5 days of letrozole didn't give enough follicle growth, we did another 5, with a plan to move to clomid and then stronger drugs if needed. I did a trigger shot with ovidrel and an IUI 24 hours later. A pregnancy resulted.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman.
Around 3000 total before insurance - I got 70 percent back. Ultrasounds were 300, the IUI was 725. Bloodwork is 25.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Quality of care in exceptional [at CCRM NY]. Their internal billing is great but the external tests come with an inundation of paperwork. That is one thing that could be changed. Location is convenient. Office is beautiful.... They [the nursing staff at CCRM NY] are lovely and on point... We did 3 retrievals and froze all blasts for genetic testing. We transferred 2 of 3 embryos and are pregnant with twins.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Quality of care in exceptional. Their internal billing is great but the external tests come with an inundation of paperwork. That is one thing that could be changed. Location is convenient. Office is beautiful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Janet Choi was so detail oriented and patient. She always called with results and took time to explain next steps. She is a thoughtful doctor and a pleasure to work with.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are lovely and on point.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
I have had two IVF doctors and Dr Choi was head and shoulders above the other. She treats every patient as a unique individual case to be treated. Nothing is cookie cutter with her. She keeps up with all the latest research and is happy to impart that knowledge.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
If you are someone who is attentive to detail, Choi is a great doctor for you.
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did three rounds with a previous doctor, which resulted in 3 failed fresh transfers. Choi took great care to develop a protocol that worked for my body. We did 3 retrievals and froze all blasts for genetic testing. We transferred 2 of 3 embryos and are pregnant with twins.
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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The clinic [CCRM] is beautiful and well organized and calm. But it is the quality and experience of the doctors and the lab are what distinguish the clinic from the others. The strategies and methodologies are state of the art. The cost is very high as the clinic does not take insurance and the overall cost is higher in any case...Infertility diagnosis: $3000 IVF round: $21000 Medications: $7000...Dr. Talebian showed a willingness to spend as much time with me and my partner as we needed in order to answer every question and address every anxiety
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
The clinic is beautiful and well organized and calm. But it is the quality and experience of the doctors and the lab are what distinguish the clinic from the others. The strategies and methodologies are state of the art. The cost is very high as the clinic does not take insurance and the overall cost is higher in any case.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Talebian is very attentive, kind, smart, patient and honest.
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian?
Dr. Talebian showed a willingness to spend as much time with me and my partner as we needed in order to answer every question and address every anxiety. She is both honest and kind. Over the course of my interactions with her I have come to trust her. She has shown a respect for our individual path to fertility treatment and has shown deference to our values and our thought process, even though I’m certain she’s had these conversations a million times. She shows an openness to discussion and discourse that we truly appreciated. She made no guarantees and created no false hope but more a confidence that every that can be done will be done.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian?
Come with all your questions written down and organized so that you can get the most out of your visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sheeva Talebian.
Infertility diagnosis: $3000 IVF round: $21000 Medications: $7000
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
6 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
[CCRM NY] Very clean, centrally located, easy to get to from the subway. The Office itself is comfortable and the waiting room is not overcrowded. Overall, it was a very easy check in and check out process. They were very accommodating even though I was late to my appointment! I felt comfortable inside....The nurses helped me SO much throughout my time with them and throughout the process. I had a ton of questions and they were always getting back to me right away!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
6 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Very clean, centrally located, easy to get to from the subway. The Office itself is comfortable and the waiting room is not overcrowded. Overall, it was a very easy check in and check out process. They were very accommodating even though I was late to my appointment! I felt comfortable inside.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like I was talking to an old friend when I first went in to meet Janet. I had been through this twice before and she could tell I didn’t need to go through every thing step by step again. It was a fantastic experience
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses helped me SO much throughout my time with them and throughout the process. I had a ton of questions and they were always getting back to me right away!
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
Janet was straightforward, realistic but warm at the same time. I have already recommended two friends to her. She took the time to explain everything to me, even though I was running 15 minutes behind for my first appointment. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel empowered. Highly recommended!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
Definitely don’t hesitate to meet with her and have her be your doctor!! She is very informative and explains answers to your questions in thorough detail
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
Approximately 10,000
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
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Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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This clinic [CCRM NY] was AMAZING!! It was so clean, bright and cheery. They play relaxing music, have coffee, tea, water and snacks. It makes you feel very relaxed...I paid 22k upfront and the billing department submitted it to my insurance which covered 70%...Every single nurse knew my name and knew where I was along the way. When Dr. Knopman couldn't get back to me immediately they did...Before the egg retrieval I was monitored almost every other day so that I wouldn't overstimulate.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
This clinic was AMAZING!! It was so clean, bright and cheery. They play relaxing music, have coffee, tea, water and snacks. It makes you feel very relaxed.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Knopman was always accessible, she answered my questions in a timely manner and gave me her honest advice.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every single nurse knew my name and knew where I was along the way. When Dr. Knopman couldn't get back to me immediately they did.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
She was so compassionate and caring during such a stressful time. She treated me like a person not like a number in a clinic. I never felt rushed during appointments with her. She always took the time to explain everything that was going on and when things needed to be changed during treatment she herself would explain it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman?
If you want excellent care and to truly feel like you're in good hands go see Dr. Knopman
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Before the egg retrieval I was monitored almost every other day so that I wouldn't overstimulate. My medications were adjusted constantly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jaime Knopman.
I paid 22k upfront and the billing department submitted it to my insurance which covered 70%
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
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Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
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Five star boutique service is what you can expect [at CCRM NY]...She [nurse] was reassuring and explained everything in detail as this was all new to me...As modern as you can expect a new state of the art clinic to be. They go the extra mile with the little details such as heated blankets (which was a nice bonus) and at schedule appointments at accommodating times woth a lot of flexibility to the patient. I did once get there late they were very understanding. A top notch experience.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
As modern as you can expect a new state of the art clinic to be. They go the extra mile with the little details such as heated blankets (which was a nice bonus) and at schedule appointments at accommodating times woth a lot of flexibility to the patient. I did once get there late they were very understanding. A top notch experience.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Five star boutique service is what you can expect atSisirm. From the very first visit, dr Levine put me atease and explained the whole process slowly andpatiently, answering my many questions. The entirestaff was friendly and accommodating at all times.We were successful after the first try and we welcomed our little princess just a few weeks ago.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was reassuring and explained everything in detail as this was all new to me.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Brian is amazing, explained everything really well and shows utmost patience when I persisted with many questions. Always optimistic and thorough. Having now successfully given birth, I have nothing but positive memories left.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Feel free to email him any of your questions or concerns. He is more then happy to respond and he does really care about his patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Levine.
Between 30-40K which included medication. The clinic itself was 22K
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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relatiavely small center [CCRM NY], conviently located, very comfortable waiting area....the nursing staff is great. they communicate efficiently via the portal and answered as many annoying questions as i threw their way....Excellent. Dr. Choi says it like it is, but kindly and sensitively, and professionally. I have seen numerous RE's over the years and she has surpassed them all. I feel that she cares about her patients and fights for their outcomes
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
relatiavely small center, conviently located, very comfortable waiting area.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Choi is caring and REAL. She is reachable by phone (which is completely novel) and has called me (even on a weekend) to check in.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
the nursing staff is great. they communicate efficiently via the portal and answered as many annoying questions as i threw their way.
How was your experience with Janet Choi?
Excellent. Dr. Choi says it like it is, but kindly and sensitively, and professionally. I have seen numerous RE's over the years and she has surpassed them all. I feel that she cares about her patients and fights for their outcomes
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Choi?
make an appt!
Describe the protocols Janet Choi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IVF. I don't recall the details (it was a cancelled cycle)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Choi.
23k
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Doctor
Janet Choi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
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Dr. Knopman is extremely smart, but she is also able to explain all the medical stuff in accessible terms as though I were her friend. She was encouraging and honest and answered all my questions promptly. She performed my retrieval and I absolutely trusted her and had zero pain or spotting after...Primed with estrogen in luteal phase then injections menopur and follistim with ganirelix later. I triggered with HCG and lupron to prevent OHSS because I was at risk with high estrogen. 17 eggs were retrieved and 14 mature frozen.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Knopman is very professional, but will also treat you like her friend. She is incredibly smart and explains things in a way that is accessible and not intimidating so I understood everything that was going on in my body. I was expecting to feel anxious through this process, but hardly had any anxiety because I felt informed, supported and cared for by her and her staff.
How was your experience with Jaime Knopman?
Dr. Knopman is extremely smart, but she is also able to explain all the medical stuff in accessible terms as though I were her friend. She was encouraging and honest and answered all my questions promptly. She performed my retrieval and I absolutely trusted her and had zero pain or spotting after.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jaime Knopman?
Don't hesitate to ask questions because she explains things well.
Describe the protocols Jaime Knopman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Primed with estrogen in luteal phase then injections menopur and follistim with ganirelix later. I triggered with HCG and lupron to prevent OHSS because I was at risk with high estrogen. 17 eggs were retrieved and 14 mature frozen.
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Doctor
Jaime Knopman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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N/A
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
N/A
This clinic [CCRM - NY] was very prompt, maintained hours to be able to undergo treatment and have a full time job, and everyone was very thorough and prompt with following up. Whether it was scheduling appointments or giving results everything was executed extremely well...Dr. Levine was very hands on. He was always available via email, followed up personally, and put the entire fertility process into terms I could understand...Dr. Levine was a pleasure to work with. I love how he didn’t jump to IVF, but rather took a more natural approach of evaluating my cycle,
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
N/A
Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
This clinic was very prompt, maintained hours to be able to undergo treatment and have a full time job, and everyone was very thorough and prompt with following up. Whether it was scheduling appointments or giving results everything was executed extremely well
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Levine was very hands on. He was always available via email, followed up personally, and put the entire fertility process into terms I could understand
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Dr. Levine was a pleasure to work with. I love how he didn’t jump to IVF, but rather took a more natural approach of evaluating my cycle, then recommending IUI after seeing there weren’t any obvious issues.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Expensive but worth it!
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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CCRM tries hard to make the entire experience as comfortable and painless as possible. The practice feels more like a spa than a doctor's office and they run on time. Everyone is friendly and helpful.... Hunter [a nurse] and the staff are amazing - very organized, responsive and thorough.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
CCRM tries hard to make the entire experience as comfortable and painless as possible. The practice feels more like a spa than a doctor's office and they run on time. Everyone is friendly and helpful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Brian is the best...extremely personalized and compassionate care from beginning to end!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Hunter and the staff are amazing - very organized, responsive and thorough.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
I switched to Dr. Levine after two years at another practice and became pregnant on the first try. From the beginning, he was empathetic and explained everything. Our care was beyond personalized. Meeting Brian Levine was one of the best things that has happened to my family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Don't hesitate...choose Dr. Levine.
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Great views, good snacks, never had to wait [at CCRM NY]. Would regularly get there and do bloods and be on my way in under 5 mins. Midtown location next to a subway. Access on the weekend a bit tough but it is the weekend. Enjoyed going there, receptionists very friendly.... Cannot recommend him [Dr. Brian Levine] enough—and I have very exacting standards and rarely recommend things. He was always available with a smile, smart, explained everything and really set the standard for medical care in general.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with CCRM New York.
Great views, good snacks, never had to wait. Would regularly get there and do bloods and be on my way in under 5 mins. Midtown location next to a subway. Access on the weekend a bit tough but it is the weekend. Enjoyed going there, receptionists very friendly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was kind and very thorough, always fast to respond.
How was your experience with Brian Levine?
Cannot recommend him enough—and I have very exacting standards and rarely recommend things. He was always available with a smile, smart, explained everything and really set the standard for medical care in general.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Levine?
Have questions prepared!
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Doctor
Brian Levine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM New York
New York
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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N/A
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
N/A
All of the nurses [CCRM - NY] were excellent. Information was thorough and delivered in a timely manner....We were always treated like a human. Expectations were set and we had an open line of communication. Never felt rushed in the clinic and were able to get in touch when needed....We had an excellent experience working with Sheeva [Talebian]....Sheeva has a fantastic bed side manner, she explained everything thoroughly and clearly and never gave us false hope.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, South Asian, Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were always treated like a human. Expectations were set and we had an open line of communication. Never felt rushed in the clinic and were able to get in touch when needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurses were excellent. Information was thorough and delivered in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Sheeva Talebian?
We had an excellent experience working with Sheeva. Expectations were set, we had a clear line of communication and we always felt comfortable. Sheeva has a fantastic bed side manner, she explained everything thoroughly and clearly and never gave us false hope.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sheeva Talebian?
Be open minded and come with a good attitude. Be upfront and let her know what you need.
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Doctor
Sheeva Talebian
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
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