Fertility Solutions of New England

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Cambridge
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(781) 326-2451
Dedham
45 Stergis Way
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-2451
Peabody
1 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
(781) 326-2451
Plymouth
101 Court St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(781) 326-2451
Providence
758 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
(781) 326-2451
Woburn
12 Alfred Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 326-2451
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Solutions of New England to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 22Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 38.9
26 assessments
  • 85% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 4% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
596
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.9
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
26 assessments
10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
I am very pleased with my experience at Fertility Solution. Dr. Carol is extremely professional and smart. She is also kind and have a good sense of humor. But also Dr. Pei-Li Huang and Dr. Ania Kowalik are fantastic. You will get to meet them all. They are a wonderful team of brave women that know exactly what they are doing...The main clinic is in Dedham, where they do all the main IVF procedures. Woburn and the others are mainly for ultrasound and blood work. Fertility Solutions uses state of the art micro-incubators called Minc, which is the most advanced incubator, allowing the embryos to maintain the right temperature at all times.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The main clinic is in Dedham, where they do all the main IVF procedures. Woburn and the others are mainly for ultrasound and blood work. Fertility Solutions uses state of the art micro-incubators called Minc, which is the most advanced incubator, allowing the embryos to maintain the right temperature at all times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Carol is very professional, kind, clever. She will listen and consider your experiences, concerns, questions. She will take time to explain. Plus she does most of the ultrasounds, (alternating with her the other dr. at the center). So you will see her very often giving time to build a real relationship. She is very dedicated and passionate about her work.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
I am very pleased with my experinece at Fertility Solution. Dr. Carol is extremely professional and smart. She is also kind and have a good sense of humor. But also Dr. Pei-Li Huang and Dr. Ania Kowalik are fantastic. You will get to meet them all. They are a wonderful team of brave women that know exactly what they are doing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
After the first time I met Dr. Anania I felt good, I knew she was the right Dr. for me. I did have a second opinion with many other Dr.s before her but none of them made me feel I was in the right hands. She is honest and smart and kind. I will recommend her to anyone. I would also recommend Dr. Ania Kowalik or Dr. Pei-Li Huang. They are a very close team so it doesn't really matter who you choose. They are all fantastic. Dr. Ania did my retrieval and transfer and she was great.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She used a OCP antagonist protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
All the cost were covered by the insurance.
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Any fertility clinic, be informed. Make sure you are as informed as the doctor on the procedure or the protocol so you can ask the right questions. Dr. Kowalik was always good about getting us all the information we needed/wanted and helping us through any questions...
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was always very attentive with our care and we received calls from her regarding results, next steps, etc. She was always understanding and helpful. I always felt like she cared and was listening to our needs.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
She was always attentive. She called us with results. She was always available to discuss questions/concerns we had. Very knowledgeable and thorough in our pre tests and throughout our cycles. She always went through the various options we had and the pros and cons of those.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Not just Dr. Kowalik. Any fertility clinic, be informed. Make sure you are as informed as the doctor on the procedure or the protocol so you can ask the right questions. Dr. Kowalik was always good about getting us all the information we needed/wanted and helping us through any questions.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
I had little interaction with the nurses [at Fertility Solutions of New England]. Usually only called to speak with them about medication questions or when I started my period so I could begin my protocol...I absolutely loved the clinic and the practice of always seeing a doctor. Many friends went to other clinics and would tell me they always saw a nurse, even for many procedures, rarely ever seeing or speaking to their or another doctor. ALL of my procedures and appointments (minus blood work) were completed by a doctor in the practice. I got to know all of them really well and when my doctor was not on the day of my egg retrievals, I had full confidence in the doctors that were.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I absolutely loved the clinic and the practice of always seeing a doctor. Many friends went to other clinics and would tell me they always saw a nurse, even for many procedures, rarely ever seeing or speaking to their or another doctor. ALL of my procedures and appointments (minus blood work) were completed by a doctor in the practice. I got to know all of them really well and when my doctor was not on the day of my egg retrievals, I had full confidence in the doctors that were.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anania always called herself with results or instructions. Rather than rattle off information, she would relay information and ask if I had questions. When one of my rounds was denied by insurance, she got on the phone and called them herself. She validated my feelings and never brushed me off.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had little interaction with the nurses. Usually only called to speak with them about medication questions or when I started my period so I could begin my protocol.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
Dr. Anania was wonderful to work with. She had a great bedside manner. She delivered difficult news in a kind and respectful manner. After insurance denied a procedure, she called them herself to fight their decision on our behalf. Dr. Anania was always available by telephone whenever we needed to speak with her.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 2 medicated, monitored IUIs with Clomid, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. The third with Letrozole was canceled due to insurance denying the procedure. None resulted in pregnancy. I did 2 antagonist IVF cycles due to my low AMH levels, response rate, and concern over egg quality. The first I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 6 egg retrieved, 5 fertilized, 1 transfered on day 3, 0 frozen. This cycle did not result in pregnancy. The second I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 1blastocyst transfered on day 5, 0 frozen. I had a live birth of identical twins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
Majority of my expenses were covered by health insurance. I paid a specialist copay the day of each IUI and did not pay for any of my IVF. I only paid a copay for medications.
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Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The clinic [Fertility Solutions of New England] is on the smaller side compared to others in the area, but with very personalized treatment and monitoring is done by doctors, not just ultrasound techs or nurses. Fairly good lab and wonderful treatment from the entire staff.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The clinic is on the smaller side compared to others in the area, but with very personalized treatment and monitoring is done by doctors, not just ultrasound techs or nurses. Fairly good lab and wonderful treatment from the entire staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She took time to really listen to patients and address concerns and explain at complicated matters at a level we could understand. She was very compassionate and very much cared about her patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was wonderful, prompt to answer questions, send in prescription orders, help with insurance as necessary. They went above and beyond to accommodate extra testing we needed for our reproductive immunologist. They were very compassionate and incredibly supportive.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
She's a wonderful dr, intelligent, well-researched, very open-minded, compassionate and warm bedside manner. She communicates well and is open-minded to less conventional treatments, like immunological treatments. She was on top of the latest research and is thorough with diagnostics. She went above and beyond to help us reach the most success we've had so far.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Take advantage of her thorough knowledge on latest research in infertility.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She based the protocols on what worked previously and tweaked as necessary from there, but also incorporated findings from latest research into consideration for how to proceed as well. She was open to treatment recommendations from the reproductive immunologist we were also working with and modified our protocol to accommodate them. Between the immunology protocol and a very competent IVF/FET protocol, we were able to get pregnant 3 out of 4 cycles (had almost all negatives at prior clinics) and reached 2nd trimester for the first time in our on-going pregnancy.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Strengths [of Fertility Solutions of New England] would be physicians, all 3 are very nice and compassionate, the dedham office is very nice and clean, the Woburn office is ok, the staff there is a little all over the place and you can end up waiting quite some time for blood work if they are busy, but for the most part both locations are good (I have never been to the RI location)...Everyone aside from the person that deals w your medical insurance is wonderful. From the reception staff to the nurses during and after transfers, we have not had an issues
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 6 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths would be physicians, all 3 are very nice and compassionate, the dedham office is very nice and clean, the Woburn office is ok, the staff there is a little all over the place and you can end up waiting quite some time for blood work if they are busy, but for the most part both locations are good (I have never been to the RI location)
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is extremely compassionate, she listens but doesn't sugar coat. She's always the one to call and give your pregnancy test results good or bad, but the one thing she'll never do is give false hope or give up on you
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone aside from the person that deals w your medical insurance is wonderful. From the reception staff to the nurses during and after transfers, we have not had an issues
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
Dr Kowalik from day one puts you at ease. She was always very up front about what our issues were but was willing to explore alternative treatments and when those didn't work tried something else. She was the first dr we met with that didn't give up on us or make us feel as if a family wasn't going to be in our cards. She worked tirelessly for us, and when we received negative results you could tell they effected her almost as much as they did us. But she never stopped trying and was able to give us the family we longed for
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Have faith. She knows what she's doing, it doesn't always happen on the first try but if your willing to put in the work then so is she. She takes great care of her patients and is a very compassionate person
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I honestly don't remember- we've done 10 IVF cycles in total, 6 with Dr Kowalik and I don't remember the protocol
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
Thankfully our insurance covered 100% of the retrieval and transfer we were only responsible for co-pays and a % of the medications I do know that they offer payment plans or financing as options When we chose the donor route, that's when unfortunately there are a lot of out of pocket expense. In that instance we had to pay 5,000 to the donor, 500 to the lawyer to sign the paperwork and 10,000 for the testing etc. The other expense is the storage fees, we still have frozen embryos and it's 100 a month to store them
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
We experienced many disappointments, but we struggled on with her [Dr. Carol Anania] and her team's help. My husband and I talked about going to another clinic - and this was even an option discussed by Dr. Anania - after multiple failures, but we trusted FS [Fertility Solutions of New England] implicitly and did not feel that anyone could be doing more to help us than they were...Their Dedham office is state-of-the-art but very comfortable for patients. It's wonderful that they have satellite offices in other parts of the state (like Woburn) to make regular testing more accessible.
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Age
38 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Their Dedham office is state-of-the-art but very comfortable for patients. It's wonderful that they have satellite offices in other parts of the state (like Woburn) to make regular testing more accessible.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anania was incredibly patient, very detailed in her explanations, and very sympathetic through each of our attempts.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
Carol Anania and the entire team at Fertility Solutions were awesome. They go through this day in and day out 365 days per year, but we never felt that way. They treated us individually, took as much time with us as we needed at every visit, and walked us through the process each step of the way. We experienced many disappointments, but we struggled on with her and her team's help. My husband and I talked about going to another clinic - and this was even an option discussed by Dr. Anania - after multiple failures, but we trusted FS implicitly and did not feel that anyone could be doing more to help us than they were.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
Be patient. Pray for success the first time, but understand that it may not happen. The doctors try to prepare you for this, but it's hard not to assume that the result of this process will be positive immediately after all you've gone through up to that point.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics. I do remember that the steps Dr. Anania took were reasonable and appropriate (and professionally conservative) at each phase.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
Our insurance thankfully covered 6 IVF treatments. We paid for one frozen embryo transfer and one donor cycle/transfer. The costs were competitive. They also only charged you for the entire cycle - no nickel and diming you throughout the process, which was very helpful.
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Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
Weaknesses [at Fertility Solutions of New England]-Testing and ultrasounds are not available before 7:30am. At first I thought this was a great time but I recently found out that other centers in the area open at 6am...Strengths-Great staff, Woburn location is easy to access from highway and plenty of parking, the portal is great for communcating with nurses and doctors and viewing test results, test results are available within a few hours and if something is not as expected then I receive a call from the nurse or doctor, depending on who I met with that day. I like that they are proactive in calling me about next steps after a negative pregnancy test; it gives me something to focus on.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths-Great staff, Woburn location is easy to access from highway and plenty of parking, the portal is great for communcating with nurses and doctors and viewing test results, test results are available within a few hours and if something is not as expected then I receive a call from the nurse or doctor, depending on who I met with that day. I like that they are proactive in calling me about next steps after a negative pregnancy test; it gives me something to focus on. Weaknesses-Testing and ultrasounds are not available before 7:30am. At first I thought this was a great time but I recently found out that other centers in the area open at 6am.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the moment she enters the waiting room, when she warmly greets all those waiting to her phone call follow ups when things are confusing I feel like she sees me as a human and not a number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Every member of the nursing staff has been amazing! Erin is a great resource and I feel like I can always ask her questions no matter how silly they may sound. I mainly see Jamie because she is on duty for morning ultrasounds and bloodwork, and she is always welcoming and considerate despite the early hour. Sandra has also been great answering questions thru the portal.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
I was referred to Doctor Anania after 3 unsuccessful unmonitored/unmedicated IUI's using a local midwife. From the first visit she took a great deal of time to explain all the options and then asked me questions to help me make the best decision for me. Whenever I have a question or concern I have gotten an answer and she also explains things to me so I understand what is going on.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
She throws a lot of information at you in the first meeting and it can be overwhelming. Since i'd been TTC for the past year I was familiar with much of the terminology and testing she referred to. If this is your first step on your fertility journey then do some research beforehand.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Baseline testing Cycle 1-monitored cycle with Ovidrel trigger; negative pregnancy test Cycle 2-monitored cycle with Clomid, was surging when I went for my midcycle and ultrasound so no trigger, Endometrin, negative pregnancy test Cycle 3-monitored cycle showed ovarian cyst producing hormones so cancelled Cycle 4-monitored cycle with Clomid, Ovidrel trigger; endometrin, currently in TWW
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
PCP referral so no cost for initial appointments Insurance covered all testing, some co-pays for advanced testing 3 IUI monitored cycles with Clomid $2500 (buy 2 get one free LOL!) Clomid, Ovidrel, Endometrin-Insurance covered, co-pays under $50 per med.
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Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
36
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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The nursing staff [at Fertility Solutions of New England] in Woburn was wonderful. Whichever nurse was there to take my blood was cheerful, talkative and always so sweet. At the Dedham office (where all procedures took place) the nurses were kind, compassionate, gentle and smart! She was warm and understanding. She remembers all our conversations and never rushed us out of her office. She was so sensitive and understanding when we realized I was growing an empty sac. She called me at home to check up on me after I had my miscarriage.
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Age
36
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I love this clinic. I just wish they did the procedures in Woburn, as it is MUCH closer to our home.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was warm and understanding. She remembers all our conversations and never rushed us out of her office. She was so sensitive and understanding when we realized I was growing an empty sac. She called me at home to check up on me after I had my miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff in Woburn was wonderful. Whichever nurse was there to take my blood was cheerful, talkative and always so sweet. At the Dedham office (where all procedures took place) the nurses were kind, compassionate, gentle and smart!
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang?
Pei-Li was the first doctor we interviewed when we started fertility treatment. She spoke to us both in detail and was able to asses how each of us received information. At each visit when my husband was there, she made sure to give him the information first in a way that he clearly understood and processed. She answered every single question I ever had, hugged me when I needed it and held my hand through every test, procedure, and ultrasound.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and bring any information you may have collected outside of what she has told you for review.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with chlomid. It's protocol and insurance makes you go through steps: Chlomid, a certain amount of rounds of IUI and then you can do IVF. That was our protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang.
We were almost 100% covered by insurance.
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Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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All the procedures [at Fertility Solutions of New England] take place in Dedham, it is hard living in the northshore. i didn't realize before selecting a clinic that I would have to travel so far far away...The whole team there as been extremely helpful with answering questions and walking me through every step of the way. They are extremely invested in me as a patient and trying to get the results I desire. When the tests have been negative or when I had my miscarriage I felt like she showed empathy and cared about me as a patient.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
All the procedures take place in Dedham, it is hard living in the northshore. i didn't realize before selecting a clinic that I would have to travel so far far away.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The whole team there as been extremely helpful with answering questions and walking me through every step of the way. They are extremely invested in me as a patient and trying to get the results I desire. When the tests have been negative or when I had my miscarriage I felt like she showed empathy and cared about me as a patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Always good communication and answered all my questions. Even shared some of their own fertility struggles with me.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I think as I saw her more often she became warmer and had better beside manner, she was more invested in me. I think she is extremely well informed and I feel like I am in good hands as her patient.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
develop a relationship, ask questions and let her feel invested in you as a patient
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She was always on the more cautious side, she doesn't believe in putting two embryos in unless there is a medical reason for it. she monitors everything very closely
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
it was covered by my insurance and I had to pay around $1300 for medication
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
[A nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England had] Absolute compassion and transparency in the process/results.... In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean and comfortable
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She never had to look back to review my file and remember who I was, she was truly invested in finding a cause for my infertility
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Absolute compassion and transparency in the process/results.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
Dr. Kowalik is an exceptional doctor, with a true understanding of just how emotional and scary the process of infertility can be. She never gave up on my dream to become a mother, even when I was having doubts, she knew we should push on. Her sensitivity to my needs as a patient were incomparable to any other doctors I've seen.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
She will truly take care of you and strive for success in your journey to become a parent!
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
This is a small clinic [Fertility Solutions] in comparison to some bigger clinics. It is an all female physician team and the drs do all the ultrasounds. Each patient has an online patient portal and you can access everything about your cycle there, in real time...After 3 cycles there, without any answers as to what could be wrong besides embryo quality- I decided to go to a reproductive immunologist in Long Island . I did my monitoring at Fertility solutions, and they'd often need a reminder to fax the results to my dr
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
This is a small clinic in comparison to some bigger clinics. It is an all female physician team and the drs do all the ultrasounds. Each patient has an online patient portal and you can access everything about your cycle there, in real time.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
Dr Anania was caring and knowledable. She made you feel like a valued patient. I liked the small scale of the clinic, in comparison to the larger clinics. While China taking there it felt like everyone knew who I was, and that was important to me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
Get a clear diagnosis and ask as many questions as you need to
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We do the antagonist pritucol twice and long Lupron once. I responded much better to antagonist. I believe bcp and long Lupron over suppressed me. I asked Dr Anania to prescribe hgh in hopes that it would improve my egg quality and she agreed. That cycle gave me the best embryos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
Luckily I had insurance coverage at the time, but maxed out our insurance benefits after 3 cycles there.
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Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
29 - 33
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
I had difficulty getting information from Sandra K, who was the nurse coordinator, I believe, but otherwise had no trouble with any of the nurses [at Fertility Solutions]...I found Dr. Anania to be calm, knowledgeable, and approachable. She always answered my questions and I felt like I received a high level of care. I have no reservations about referring others to her.... I know she used a long lupron protocol with me. I suffered two miscarriages while under Dr. Anania's care and she was warm and caring during that process. She also made sure to investigate the causes of the miscarriages before continuing treatment (hysteroscopy, 3D ultrasound).
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Age
29 - 33
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I had difficulty getting information from Sandra K, who was the nurse coordinator, I believe, but otherwise had no trouble with any of the nurses.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
I found Dr. Anania to be calm, knowledgeable, and approachable. She always answered my questions and I felt like I received a high level of care. I have no reservations about referring others to her.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
It's approaching 5 years since I was last treated, so my memory of the details of my experience are fading. I know she used a long lupron protocol with me. I suffered two miscarriages while under Dr. Anania's care and she was warm and caring during that process. She also made sure to investigate the causes of the miscarriages before continuing treatment (hysteroscopy, 3D ultrasound).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
Most of my treatment was covered by insurance.
9
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
They [nurses at Fertility Solutions of New England] were very well organized and I feel like they did most of the leg work under her guidance. They showed us how to do the shots and made us practice before leaving. The blood draws were quick and easy and accommodating to a full time work schedule....She [Carol Anania] was very straight forward, listened and was compassionate. She had a high success rate, and was very confident that I would be pregnant shortly. She answered all of our questions, and didn't make us feel like we were bothering her.
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Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They are very organized, accommodating to people who work and need to get in for blood draws early in the morning. They make it easy to set up appointments
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like she listened and then came up with a clear plan
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very well organized and I feel like they did most of the leg work under her guidance. They showed us how to do the shots and made us practice before leaving. The blood draws were quick and easy and accommodating to a full time work schedule.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
She was very straight forward, listened and was compassionate. She had a high success rate, and was very confident that I would be pregnant shortly. She answered all of our questions, and didn't make us feel like we were bothering her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
She knows her stuff- listen!
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did 1 round with her and got pregnant on the first try. I believe it was Gonal-F injectables with a trigger shot and then an IUI. We also used progesterone once i was pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
our insurance covered all
9
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
the nursing staff [at Fertility Solutions of New England] was quite nice and helpful but also stretched very thin. The nurses split their time between the clinic and another hospital...I would say that the doctors know their stuff, but they are way too overbooked to give any type of personalized care. I did receive good care during my procedure, but everything leading up to it was a nightmare. No one was willing to take the three minutes to show me how to do injections. I definitely felt like just a number there.
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only visited two clinics and worked with this one. I would say that the doctors know their stuff, but they are way too overbooked to give any type of personalized care. I did receive good care during my procedure, but everything leading up to it was a nightmare. No one was willing to take the three minutes to show me how to do injections. I definitely felt like just a number there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
There was absolutely no explanation given to me. When it came time to do the injections, I asked if someone could show me how to do them. I was told to watch the videos online! When I went in for my ultrasounds, the doctor (a different one than Dr. Kowalik), introduced herself to me on the third time I had seen her that week. It was terrible care all the way around.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It is a bit fuzzy for me now, but I do remember that the nursing staff was quite nice and helpful but also stretched very thin. The nurses split their time between the clinic and another hospital, which I think is crazy.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I felt that this doctor was too busy running her clinic to pay any attention to patients. Instead of giving me a new blood test to check my hormones, they used an old test and therefore I ended up doing treatments for a week longer than normal. The doctor also forgot to give me more medication, and then a major snowstorm hit and I had to arrange with a nurse to leave medication out for me on the front stoop of the clinic. I had to drive two hours in a blizzard to pick up medication because no one checked in with me!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
I would definitely not recommend this doctor. I only went to this clinic on the recommendation of a friend who had seen a different doctor here. Dr. Kowalik is in charge of the entire clinic, so you can't expect to have any personalized attention. I definitely felt like just a number and a source of income to them, as no one explained anything to me, even when I asked. I have a PhD and can figure things out on my own, but to not answer basic questions when hormones are involved is practically unethical.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics. I do know that the dosage was wrong because they used an old test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
I paid $7000 total.
0
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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3
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
The nurses [at Fertility Solutions of New England] were very quick to respond with any Qs. However I hardly ever met any in real life. The issue with this clinic is there is zero teaching! Most of the people I have heard about are required to get education on med injections or go over their protocols etc. none done here... Biggest strength would be the doctors do all of the ultrasounds so there are no techs doing it you can kind of get answers immediately.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Biggest strength would be the doctors do all of the ultrasounds so there are no techs doing it you can kind of get answers immediately. Weakness is as I mentioned the clinic is way too reserved in their treatment/care. Also their billing dept is an absolute nightmare!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very quick to respond with any Qs. However I hardly ever met any in real life. The issue with this clinic is there is zero teaching! Most of the people I have heard about are required to get education on med injections or go over their protocols etc. none done here. For being such a small office it's kind of a joke
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I was recommended a different doctor in this clinic by my OBGYN. Since there was a longer wait and I wanted to be seen sooner I chose to see Dr. Kowalik. At every visit she seemed very knowledgeable and up to date with current research. However, overall way too cautious and not aggressive enough treatment wise. I chose to forego IUI and jump right to IVF. I think (and now know) I was very poorly stimulated. I think if you have any other issues other than unexplained than this clinic is not for you. Too scared to treat appropriately
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Get other opinions first!
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on an antagonist protocol of gonal f and ganirelix. Again dose extremely too low given my age and AMH.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
Luckily living in MA insurance covered most of the treatment.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
Our primary nurse [at Fertility Solutions of NE] is so helpful, compassionate, honest, knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't do any of this process with out her. She is very timely with getting necessary information to me.... It was very easy to get in for my initial consult, phone calls are returned in a timely manor, and everyone on staff is very attentive and supportive.
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
It was very easy to get in for my initial consult, phone calls are returned in a timely manor, and everyone on staff is very attentive and supportive.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They know me by make and they know our story, what we are seeking Fertility treatments and they really care about it being successful for us not for statistics.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Our primary nurse is so helpful, compassionate, honest, knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't do any of this process with out her. She is very timely with getting necessary information to me.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
She is warm and friendly, a calm personality. She showed compassion for me and why I was there. She didn't try to waste my time or try to suggest treatments that wouldn't be what we needed. She was open with me and explaining what we needed to do and what to expect. She is available to talk to and happily takes the time to do so.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Take the time to meet with her, you won't regret it
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Ania Kowalik was open to hearing what treatment we were wanting to pursue and took my health into account. We are carriers of a fatal genetic disease and decided to pursue Embryo Adoption. Dr Kowalik decided to put is on a natural cycle because of no history. The following blood tests and ultrasounds were very easy and accurate. We transfered 2 5 day donor embryos and had a successful transfer.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
They [Fertility Solutions of NE] are organized respond quickly either on the phone or if you are like me(busy bee with anxiety) you can communicate right through a patient messaging system. As far as weaknesses maybe their site can be a little more informative. As a new patient I would say be ready for an experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't recommend any other practice
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They are organized respond quickly either on the phone or if you are like me(busy bee with anxiety) you can communicate right through a patient messaging system. As far as weaknesses maybe their site can be a little more informative. As a new patient I would say be ready for an experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't recommend any other practice
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because Dr.Kowalik was straight to the point. She did not sugar coat what the outcome may be or leave details out. She was very informative and actually reaches out during the process versus previous doctors whom I've only met during the consult.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very informative and helpful all the way to finding the best pricing on meds (the whole process is out of pocket for us)
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
Dr.Kowalik is down to earth. I brought in a huge folder of all my past test and bloodwork my first day meeting her and she sat there and went through each page. Most doctors I've had experiences with would have pushed it aside. She even calls with updsates versus having staff do it. She explaines things in "mechanic terms for my husband so he can understand each process we will embark on.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Lay it all on the table, she is very understanding and doesn't judge .
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I will be planning on proceeding with an antagonist cycle with Lupron to prevent ohss since I have pcos. I have started with provera to induce a cycle and will start with a month of birth control.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
Our consult and bloodwork were about a 1000 Ivf cycle is around 9500 And meds around 5000
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Kowalik was so caring and supportive. She was always available and always had time to answer every question.
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Low alike is talented and also open, caring, and willing to answer endless technical questions from my husband. I felt like she was totally invested in my success. She is caring and smart.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I got pregnant in my first round with my older daughter and loved my care with Dr. Kowalik so I followed her to fertility solutions for my second child. This time I got pregnant immediately but miscarried twins. Dr. Kowalik was so caring and supportive. She was always available and always had time to answer every question from whether I should change my diet to the intricate details of how Ivf works. She is bright and quick and straightforward so I always felt I was in good hands, but she also cares a lot. Having my second child took a number of rounds and it was a long and hard experience but Dr. Kowalik remained attentive and supportive throughout. I am so grateful to her for my two daughters.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Don't hold back. She will never make you feel silly for asking even the most inane questions. If you are wondering about something, just ask.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Very hands on as a doctor and the clinic/office [Fertility Solutions of New England] is run that way. You talk to a doctor most of the time or a nurse for something simple. I felt well cared for...The main office is in Dedham and they have satellite offices other places. The office is clean, bright, new and state of the art. Finances if self pay can be a bit confusing so get clarification for anything...After initial appointment, I signed up for a package since I was self pay. It saves money but be sure you check what's included!...Great at calling back even for simple questions. Kind and helpful.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The main office is in Dedham and they have satellite offices other places. The office is clean, bright, new and state of the art. Finances if self pay can be a bit confusing so get clarification for anything.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very hands on as a doctor and the clinic/office is run that way. You talk to a doctor most of the time or a nurse for something simple. I felt well cared for.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great at calling back even for simple questions. Kind and helpful.
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
She knows her stuff!! She is calm and listens well. Sometimes comes across as unenthusiastic but it is just her way, not you personally. I can't recommend her enough and the rest of the small team of doctors were great with the few times I needed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania?
Ask questions!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania.
After initial appointment, I signed up for a package since I was self pay. It saves money but be sure you check what's included!
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Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
[Fertility Solutions of New England is] Clean, kind, great communication and organized. The only negative was that they don't open until 7:30...Dr Kowalik is the greatest dr and we are so grateful to have her. Not only did she spend a long time going over my history and clarifying information, she gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say wth 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today. She is THE BEST!
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean, kind, great communication and organized. The only negative was that they don't open until 7:30.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was honest, blunt, and answered all our questions as many times as we needed. She is the greatest
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All were amazing. So caring and kind
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
Dr Kowalik is the greatest dr and we are so grateful to have her. Not only did she spend a long time going over my history and clarifying information, she gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say wth 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today. She is THE BEST!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
You are so lucky. She is honest and blunt so if you need sugar coating then she might be a bit blunt for you. But I appreciate that about her
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
There were times when I wasn't sure what we were doing was right, Dr. Anania and the Fertility Solutions team made me trust them completely....Sandra and Sue always called back in a timely manner!
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Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anania was amazing in every way. I felt comfortable with her at all time, and had the feeling I was getting the best possible care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sandra and Sue always called back in a timely manner!
How was your experience with Carol Anania?
From the first time I met Dr. Anania I was impressed by her bedside mannerism and her knowledge of ART. She made me feel right at ease. There were times when I wasn't sure what we were doing was right, Dr. Anania and the Fertility Solutions team made me trust them completely. Dr. Anania inspires me to be a strong female and to keep asking questions! She has won Top Doctor status is Boston Magazine for 5 years in a row. She deserves it!
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
7
She [Dr Kowalik] was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs...Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I liked them but I had multiple pregnancies and multiple losses which just stinked.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They were all very kind and dr kowolik is a great person.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were kind and organized. No complaints
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
She was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Many
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Fine
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
Lots. Most was covered by insurance but one round there was communication problems with my insurance company that resulted in insurance not paying.
7
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Her nurse Sue always was the best.
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Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She just made us feel comfortable and asked many questions of us to make sure we were comfortable with all decisions made at all times. Her nurse Sue always was the best as well!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Just how she cared what was going on with us each call and visit and showed compassion.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I can just tell you I would highly recommend her to anyone, we feel she is just the best around for too many reasons to mention.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Just listen to her, she is extremely smart and knows what she is doing.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They were scheduled around my work schedule and these people were very caring as well
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
I can tell that Fertility Solutions of New England has put a lot of thought into making fertility treatments as affordable and convenient as possible without sacrificing personal service or quality of care. I was so grateful to be able to visit my local clinic and see my own doctor for most of my visits. I would get blood drawn on my way into work and barely missed any time. The Dedham office where the major procedures are done, was beautiful and calming...
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I can tell that Fertility Solutions of New England has put a lot of thought into making fertility treatments as affordable and convenient as possible without sacrificing personal service or quality of care. I was so grateful to be able to visit my local clinic and see my own doctor for most of my visits. I would get blood drawn on my way into work and barely missed any time. The Dedham office where the major procedures are done, was beautiful and calming. There were times I did feel a bit confused about what was expected of me during my IVF cycle, but only because the drugs and treatments were new to me and I tend to get overwhelmed following directions sometimes. But help was always a phone call or message away. They try to make it as easy as possible for you, posting your instructions on the online portal and it wasn't hard to get the hang of things. Again, I was lucky because things worked quickly, but I really can't say enough about how wonderfully I was treated.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was pretty upset after having suffered from infertility for a number of years and it was affecting my mental health. I was very afraid to pursue fertility treatments because I knew it could be a long, difficult journey, but I magically had some insurance coverage for it that year and was at my wits end trying it naturally. The first thing Dr. Kowalik did was sit down and go over each and every fear my husband and I had. I was always treated with empathy and respect, from every person I dealt with at the clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was so nervous about my egg retrieval and embryo transfer, but Dr. Huang and the nursing staff at the clinic in Dedham (where these procedures are performed) could not have been kinder or more supportive. They were very patient and made sure I understood exactly what would happen and how to take care of myself afterwards. I am such a hippie and was sad to be needing medical intervention to get pregnant, but they were so great that the process still seemed very personal and meaningful and special - plus it's really cool science and I'm endlessly grateful it exists.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
Dr. Kowalik was wonderful from the first time we sat down with her. She was very kind, empathetic and gave us hope. I had a lot of fear about pursuing fertility treatments, but she made sure we addressed them together before we got started. I appreciated that she took the time to make sure I knew what was happening before we moved forward.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
I can be a bit hysterical/irrational sometimes and I think Dr. Kowalik sometimes might have thought I was a bit looney, but she was never anything less than empathetic, supportive and kind to me. I think she is just a very rational, intelligent, straight-forward person, and thank goodness for it! She is a good mix of empathetic, hopeful and straightforward.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with an IUI, with clomid (if I remember correctly). Because I had been trying naturally for 3.5 years and was at my wits end, and because of possible endometriosis we both decided to go ahead with IVF for the next cycle. I was ovulating regularly so I think they started me on a low dose of the fertility meds. I know I was given birth control pills to control/suppress ovulation until they were ready, then used a Gonal-F pen to stimulate egg production, then cetrotide to stall it for a bit (I think?). All the while they were measuring my blood hormones and checking with ultrasound every few days to see the eggs developing in the follicles. Once they were developed and I was almost ready to ovulate, I gave myself a trigger shot, so they knew that the next day they could retrieve the eggs. They got 7 eggs out, 5 were mature and 5 made it to day 5 when I had my embryo transfer where they transferred one which implanted! I had a positive pregnancy test result 10 days later and continued taking endometrium (a progesterone supplement) for a few more weeks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
I know I am incredibly, incredibly lucky and I feel awful that this isn't the case for more people suffering from infertility, but my care was covered almost 100% by my state employer. I am now getting some bills (months after the procedure as it gets worked out with my insurance) so I think in the end I will end up paying almost $1000.00 total which I know is nothing. I wouldn't have been able to afford treatment otherwise and I can't imagine how awful that feels.
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
Nursing
Operations
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
My only complaint is that my clinic (providence) was a satellite office, and wasn't as full-featured as the main office in Dedham. I did have to travel to Dedham for procedures and on times (weekends etc) that the satellites weren't open. So it was very convenient to have easier access to a satellite office- but it would have been great to just have everything at Dedham. I'm not sure that I understood at my first appointment that not everything could be done in Providence. This isn't a bad thing- just something to be aware of...
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
My only complaint is that my clinic (providence) was a satellite office, and wasn't as full-featured as the main office in Dedham. I did have to travel to Dedham for procedures and on times (weekends etc) that the satellites weren't open. So it was very convenient to have easier access to a satellite office- but it would have been great to just have everything at Dedham. I'm not sure that I understood at my first appointment that not everything could be done in Providence. This isn't a bad thing- just something to be aware of.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like my treatment protocol was tailored to my specific case and was not just one-size-fits-all
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I only met nurses briefly at my procedures- most of my contact with them was over the phone and through messages on the portal. Everyone was great- but I don't really know who I dealt with.
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik?
I am a success story! I am 40 and had 3 miscarriages in a year, after one previous successful (natural) pregnancy so I came for eval. My workup was negative so it was felt my diagnosis was likely age-related poor egg quality, and she recommended IVF with PGS testing. I ended up with one normal embryo (out of 3 that were tested, from 8 eggs harvested) which we transferred, and I am currently 12w pregnant! I am very very fortunate to have been successful with my first cycle, but it also means my ability to review is more limited than someone who has had multiple cycles. Even though Dr. Kowalik was "my" doctor, I met all the other doctors too- Dr. Anania once for monitoring, and it was actually Dr. Huang who did my retrieval AND my FET, just for scheduling reasons. I am obviously thrilled with my results, and highly recommend Dr. Kowalik and all the other partners at Fertility Solutions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik?
Sometimes too much information is not a good thing- so try to put your own "reasearch" aside and trust her!!
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since I am older and at lower risk of OHSS I was on high dose follistim. I don't know the name of the protocol but for my retrieval cycle I started with OCPs then 450 follistim with ganirelix added towards the end, and an HCG trigger. We did ICSI and grew the embryos to day 5/6 before freezing for PGS. After PGS I did a medicated FET cycle (oral estrogen and IM progesterone) and transferred one (the only) normal embryo. I appreciated that I was not on as many meds as it seems a lot of people are (menopur, lupron, antibiotics, steroids...)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik.
Fortunately my insurance covers IVF- the only thing I had to pay for out of pocket was the PGS testing
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Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
The clinic [Fertility Solutions of NE] is a bit smaller than some others in the area, which I like because it feels more intimate and less assembly-line. The multiple locations are very helpful for scheduling monitoring close to home. We didn’t realize procedures (IUI and IVF) were all done in Needham at first, but it ended up not being a big deal. I am glad they have on-call doctors around on the weekend because we had to do our first IUI on a Sunday morning! The office is very clean and relaxing.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The clinic is a bit smaller than some others in the area, which I like because it feels more intimate and less assembly-line. The multiple locations are very helpful for scheduling monitoring close to home. We didn’t realize procedures (IUI and IVF) were all done in Needham at first, but it ended up not being a big deal. I am glad they have on-call doctors around on the weekend because we had to do our first IUI on a Sunday morning! The office is very clean and relaxing.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was very attentive to our specific situation and needs. I appreciated that she responded directly to my questions with a returned phone call rather than communicating through the nurse. She was willing to answer lots of questions which I found helpful.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were very kind during failed cycles when I was upset. Flexible with scheduling and very positive about our prospects without being annoying. I felt very comfortable.
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang?
She is very communicative and kind. She can be blunt, but I appreciated her practical approach. She is also kind and responsive to anxiety and the stress of the process. I did find her to be a little bit clinical at times but most doctors are.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang?
Advocate for yourself. She is great about answering questions so don’t be afraid to be annoying by reaching out so you feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For medicated IUI cycles she recommended letrozole rather than clomid due to lining issues and also a reduced chance of multiples. They do blood work and ultrasound monitoring with all medicated cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang.
Unmonitored/unmedicated IUI was $475 out of pocket. Medicated/monitored IUI was $1,000 out of pocket, which included all monitoring appointments. Medication was billed separately through the pharmacy. They are very transparent about pricing.
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Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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