Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

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Brooklyn
6010 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-283-8600
Hewlett
1175 West Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
718-283-8601
Staten Island
1855 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-283-8601
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 10Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 38.7
14 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 7% Neutral (7-8)
  • 21% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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60%
<35
35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
522
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
14 assessments
5
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
5
I loved the nursing staff [at Genesis Fertility]. There were two IVF nurses who did the phone calls daily and would answer questions - they were usually pretty good about calling back if you had a question. The monitoring nurses were really great - very friendly, and really gave me the feeling they were rooting for me...Dr. Grazi had a strange communication style, which I found a bit creepy and inappropriate. I also got the impression that he didn't really listen to my questions all that well - he would often interrupt mid-sentence, which, as a professional woman fairly senior in my career, I found very irritating. Also, he did 3 rounds of IUI, and then only after that told me that because of my age, IUI is very unlikely to be successful -- he didn't have a good answer to why he had me do 3 rounds of IUI instead of going right to IVF.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
5
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
I understand that some clinics have long wait times. I only had one visit out of dozens where I had to wait more than 15 minutes. Weekend monitoring gets a bit busy, but even then they usually have you in and out of there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses and front desk staff are very attuned to the patients and know everyone by name. I LOVED the nurses especially.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I loved the nursing staff. There were two IVF nurses who did the phone calls daily and would answer questions - they were usually pretty good about calling back if you had a question. The monitoring nurses were really great - very friendly, and really gave me the feeling they were rooting for me.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr. Grazi had a strange communication style, which I found a bit creepy and inappropriate. I also got the impression that he didn't really listen to my questions all that well - he would often interrupt mid-sentence, which, as a professional woman fairly senior in my career, I found very irritating. Also, he did 3 rounds of IUI, and then only after that told me that because of my age, IUI is very unlikely to be successful -- he didn't have a good answer to why he had me do 3 rounds of IUI instead of going right to IVF.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
See if you get the feeling that he's not listening, and if so, get the heck out of there.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I've tossed my notes already, but I remember the nurses telling me that the dose for the ovarian stimulation was lower than average (based on how the body reacted). One thing I noticed was the dose on the 2nd round was lower than on the first, and the number of eggs retrieved was much smaller, and there were no viable blastocysts from the 2nd retrieval.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It helped that they have two locations for monitoring, and you could go to either one. I never waited longer than 15 minutes for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
They have two different cost schedules - one is for patients covered by insurance, and the other is for self-pay. The self-pay is HIGHER, which we found out when we hit our maximum on the insurance coverage after only 1 round of IVF. 1 round, including medications, clocked in at $20k.
5
Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
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10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, 6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Like everything in life there was a mixture of extremely loving and compassionate nurses [at Genesis - Bay Parkway] and others that "just" did their job. Cindy & Joanne were both amazingly compassionate, understanding and loving. They went above and beyond in every way!...Trust Dr Grazi's experience and advice-- he has been doing this a long time & has a true understanding of the science behind this process.
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was never just a patient- I was always a person- he consistently spoke to me about my life, work and child. Asking questions, getting to know us- as a couple. Wanting to know about our goal as a couple, our expectations of the process and consistently asking how we felt at each step of the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Like everything in life there was a mixture of extremely loving and compassionate nurses and others that "just" did their job. Cindy & Joanne were both amazingly compassionate, understanding and loving. They went above and beyond in every way!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr Grazi was not only my physician but he became a trusted and valued friend. When I became his patient it was on the heels of my current doctor retiring. I was very confused and unsure about the future. I felt as though I had to reexplain our history and open up our lives to a new person once again. I was not excited about it at the time but it turned out to be the best thing to ever happen to us. Dr Grazi was always extremely involved, passionate and understanding of our journey. We had many, many, many set backs and he held our hand through each one. I have nothing but love and gratitude for all he did for us and our family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Trust Dr Grazi's experience and advice-- he has been doing this a long time & has a true understanding of the science behind this process. He never wavered while helping us through our journey and when we did hit a road block he referred us to other specialists with the experience we needed. And after that, we stayed true and had faith in Dr.Grazi and kept our course with him. In the end he brought us to our final destination, our sweet baby girl.
10
Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
40 - 45
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
The billing department [at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine] was very helpful. Cost is negotiated if it is too high for the consumer. Financially this clinic is operated in a very business-like manner.They are very flexible at costs...The nursing staff was very attentive to all of our needs. They directed us on what we needed to do and when to do it. The service was always available 24 Hours per day... The only weakness I will make mention of is the fact that the time you wait can be long even though there may only be one patient before you...
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Age
40 - 45
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic's strengths lies in their cleanliness and orderly atmosphere. The facility and all of its furnishings ae completely new and very well cared for. The waiting room is furnished with a large flat screen television, which, gives the people the chance to unwind from the stress involved with the experience. Children are not allowed to be there since it is such a sensitive issue, which, also relieves the stress associated with going through the experience. We have been to clinics that are like a train station-- noisy and crowded; however this clinic is nothing at all like that. Each doctor has there own separate office and the layout of the clinic is very conducive to a stress-free environment. The waiting area is not lined with photographs of infants as was some of the other clinics we visited. The waiting area does not imply anything of a consumer product being sold or marketed. It clearly has only one element which says -- "Genesis Where Life Begins" -- which can be interpreted in different ways. When one goes to meet with the doctors or nurses they see time testimonials attached to the wall which all praise the good results they achieved while being a patient there. The only weakness I will make mention of is the fact that the time you wait can be long even though there may only be one patient before you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Richard Grazi is a unique and special doctor to be with. There is no other doctor like him in the field of infertility.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was very attentive to all of our needs. They directed us on what we needed to do and when to do it. The service was always available 24 Hours per day.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Success in overcoming our infertility issues did not come immediately for us. I have heard that for some people it does come quickly; however, for us, it had become a very grueling experience which, required a major effort from both of us. We had consulted and were treated by many fertility specialists prior to discovering Dr. Grazi. All of them were very skilled, extremely knowledgeable, highly recommended and reputable, but none of them were anything like Dr. Grazi. Unique and special are only two of the many adjectives that truly describe his key attributes. For us Dr. Grazi was the only weapon we had to combat the grueling experience that we had undergone while going through our “ART” experience. Even though we owe our success to a “Higher Authority” (God the Creator), without, Dr. Grazi our “ART” experience would have been vastly different. Whether we had succeeded or failed in accomplishing our objectives we would still recommend Dr. Grazi to be the doctor of your choosing since he was the only doctor that enabled us to get us through this most difficult crisis in our lives with the least amount of emotional, psychological, spiritual, ethical and financial stress that anyone has ever dream of. Dr. Grazi was God’s answer to our prayers!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Trust his judgement, heed his advice and seriously consider his recommendations for he is truly a very remarkable doctor to be under the care of.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with an IVF procedure that made use of the meds-- Menopur and Bravelle to stimulate egg production.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
An efficient well oiled machine. I had to be there at 6:30 AM if I wanted to get out quickly. This did not ruin my schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
The costs were fair and reasonable. The billing department was very helpful. Cost is negotiated if it is too high for the consumer. Financially this clinic is operated in a very business-like manner. It is excellent! They are very flexible at costs. There isn't a service performed that is over-priced or out of reach for the consumer. Deals are made and results are obtained.
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
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3
Age
28
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
9 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
The nurse [at Genesis] dropped my husbands sperm sample before our IUI. She stated it was no big deal and proceeded to do the IUI. I did not get phone calls of my results in a timely manner. I had to call constantly to get results and they would often not call back till a day or two later...This clinic is a cattle call. You will not receive any personal or one on one attention. I felt very empty here..There was only one nurse who was kind and compassionate.
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Age
28
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 6 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is a cattle call. You will not receive any personal or one on one attention. I felt very empty here especially since this was when I was first starting out in my infertility journey. Maybe there are newer doctors there that are more involved in patient care but Dr. Grazi was not one of them.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office was a cattle call like experience. The doctor was not very warm however seemed optimistic. He had his nurses perform the IUIs and I had to make an appointment with him to find out why he think it failed. He was not very communicative.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There was only one nurse who was kind and compassionate. Toby was very blunt and cold and made me feel uncomfortable during my IUIs. Another nurse dropped my husbands sperm sample on the floor and still proceeded to do the IUI!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
You only communicate with this doctor when your treatment has failed. He does not perform the IUIs, the nurses do which I really did not like. He did not adjust treatments at all and did the same thing over and over and recommended IVF after 3 failed IUIs instead of trying to find out why they failed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Dont expect too much from this doctor. Dont expect to see him or be treated by him often. You need to be your own advocate.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 3 IUIs with this doctor. He recommended letrozole each time and was not open to trying clomid. He did not change up the next cycle after a failed one which I found disappointing. He recommended IVF instead of doing further testing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
We did 3 IUIs with this dr. We did back to back IUIs those cycles. Insurance covered one and we paid $400 for the second one. In total we probably paid around a few thousand for out of pocket IUIS, recombine testing, and copays.
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
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10
Age
28
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Every nurse I dealt with at Genesis was compassionate, smart, patient, and helpful! Once I finally received my positive pregnancy test many nurses called me with the positive results . They were thrilled for me and treated me like family!
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Age
28
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
While being completely upfront and truthful , Dr. Grazi eased my anxieties st every appointment I made with him. He calmed my frustrations and sat and talked with me one on one every time I requested an appointment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse I dealt with at Genesis was compassionate, smart, patient, and helpful! Once I finally received my positive pregnancy test many nurses called me with the positive results . They were thrilled for me and treated me like family!
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr Grazi is an honest, kind, compassionate, smart man. He was patient and helped comfort me in my time of struggles with infertility. He always had a "plan" and kept me hopeful . He helped make my dream of becoming a mother come true! He became my friend along the way! I have nothing negative to say about him!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Be patient and trust this doctor!
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After a year of ttc with no results and an HSG which showed a blocked left Tube I made my first appointment in December of 2010 at Genesis Fertility with DR GRAZI! I was able to get an appointment rather quickly which I was happy about. Dr. Grazi sat with me and my husband and we discussed our options. We started an IUI cycle when I ovulated from my right Fallopian tube as this was the unblocked tube! This resulted in an ectopic pregnancy which was taken care of with methotrexate at Genesis. We then processed to to IVF a few months after the ectopic and I transferred 2 embryos and got negative pt results. The next cycle we did a fresh ivf again and we changed my medicine and I conceived my son , who is now 5.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Convenient and worked ab
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Richard Grazi
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
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10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
..Clinic [Genesis - Bay Parkway] is super well run, very organized and the staff is amazing...[Nurses are] very patient, and caring. gentle with procedures and blood draw, very sweet on the phone, good with confidentiality....[the clinic is] very clean, organized... easy parking. privacy is taken care of...[Dr. Grazi] He spoke to me and really understood what I was going through. He was very kind, patient and understanding. He also understood my religious needs and was sympathetic to them.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
very clean, organized... easy parking. privacy is taken care of.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He spoke to me and really understood what I was going through. He was very kind, patient and understanding. He also understood my religious needs and was sympathetic to them.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
very patient, and caring. gentle with procedures and blood draw, very sweet on the phone, good with confidentiality.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
We had a wonderful experience. He is extremely qualified and very competent. We have 5 beautiful children because of him. His clinic is super well run, very organized and the staff is amazing. He gave us exactly what we wanted, a beautiful family. we also had surgery with him that went very well.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Ask all your questions and trust that you're in good hands!
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
surgery to remove endometriosis, stage 4+ and then Immediate round of clomid and IUI to achieve pregnancy before endo had a chance to grow back. First round was successful, our first child was born nine months later. Endometriosis in our case, was "cured" through the pregnancies and all our subsequent children - conceived after 1 or 2 rounds of clomid and IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
almost all costs were covered through insurance. we were very fortunate.
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
The nursing staff at Genesis is a team of stars. They are so compassionate and wonderful.... If you arrive early for your shots, you are in and out of there quickly. Bay Parkway facility is clean, professional.... It was fairly easy -- sometimes there was more of a wait than others, but never too long and if you get there early you can be first.... They once didn't call with our results. They were extremely apologetic and kind about it, and made great efforts to close any communications gaps in their practice to ensure it wouldn't happen again. It was a fluke and had never happened before. They more than made up for it.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
I've heard nightmare stories about wait times at other clinics. If you arrive early for your shots, you are in and out of there quickly. Bay Parkway facility is clean, professional.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Grazi was sensitive to the fact that this is a delicate and emotional process. He always gave us plenty of time with him and answered every detailed question.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at Genesis is a team of stars. They are so compassionate and wonderful.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr. Grazi made us comfortable throughout the process. He explained everything in great detail (at our request) and walked us through the back and forth of making decisions when there was no clear right answer (often the case in this process). He gave his opinion when we asked for it and always helped us weigh our options to make a decision we felt comfortable with.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First Gonol F, Progesterone, Ovidrel Switched to Lupron, Bravelle, Menopur with good results
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It was fairly easy -- sometimes there was more of a wait than others, but never too long and if you get there early you can be first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
Completely covered by insurance
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
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Operations
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6
Age
21 - 26
Treated
2005 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
14 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
6
I was recognized by the staff [at Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine] there which was nice. Some of them even knew my by name. When I needed to get someone on the phone I was always successful...Billing dept is famous for being horrible human beings They also were very unhelpful when my insurance company (Oxford) didn't acknowledge that a woman under 21 would need fertility meds- so I had to pay for medication out of pocket !!
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Age
21 - 26
Treated
2005 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
14 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
6
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Billing dept is famous for being horrible human beings They also were very unhelpful when my insurance company (Oxford) didn't acknowledge that a woman under 21 would need fertility meds- so I had to pay for medication out of pocket !!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was recongnized by the staff there which was nice. Some of them even knew my by name. When I needed to get someone on the phone I was always successful
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was better than the dr! She called every afternoon with instructions for that day.. If I had any questions I asked her.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
He was a little creepy. Hugged me when I didn't need to be hugged. I didn't feel it was appropriate. But I think it was his way of being "warm". I never understood his way of speaking.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Be patient
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Follistim wth iui Post coital tests Hsg scans Injectables class which was nice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
I had private insurance but my medication wasn't covered because I was under 21 and my insurance company didn't cover minors since they didn't think it was a necessity despite the letter my doctor wrote. So I had to pay out of pocket for medication. All else was covered.
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
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10
Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Everything [at Genesis] was great and top notch...I felt like a human everyone on the staff knew my name and truly cared for the best outcome....Absolutely wonderful. They were very wise and were always on top of everything. For example one day I didn't have a medication I needed, they gave me from the office so I can continue the routine...[Monitoring Appts] It was very efficient and run well. Only on weekends was it a little busy. Otherwise Great
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Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Everything was great and top notch. It's pretty expensive but it's like that everywhere since insurance doesn't cover.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human everyone on the staff knew my name and truly cared for the best outcome
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Absolutely wonderful. They were very wise and were always on top of everything. For example one day I didn't have a medication I needed, they gave me from the office so I can continue the routine.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
He is extremely compassionate and caring and he truly looks out for you. He was very sympathetic when things didn't work out and made it that much easier. He is knowledgeable and knows what he's doing
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Definitely to gather up the courage and go for an appointment. Hopefully it will all work out
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used gonal f and manopur and cetrotide and for the trigger shot was ovidrel
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It was very efficient and run well. Only on weekends was it a little busy. Otherwise Great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
Around 12000
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Richard Grazi
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
They [nurses at Genesis - Bay Parkway] were my cheerleaders! Every single one of them. Clear, honest, knowledgeable and compassionate...You never just feel like a number from the front desk to the to the lab everyone is warm and friendly and actually remembers your name!...I never waited too long and was always able to make it to work in time afterwards. The staff makes you feel comfortable...
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
You never just feel like a number from the front desk to the to the lab everyone is warm and friendly and actually remembers your name!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took his time in answering all of my questions. Was kind, sincere and honest when my worries got the best of me. He personally called me after my failed transfers
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were my cheerleaders! Every single one of them. Clear, honest, knowledgeable and compassionate.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
He is honest, clear, knowledgeable and very patient. He always put me at ease. Accepted my input and choices for my care but was honest and explained when something wasn't possible. Clearly explained the pros and cons of each medication and decision.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Feel free to go with your list of questions!! He will take the time to answer them.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't recall them.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I never waited too long and was always able to make it to work in time afterwards. The staff makes you feel comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
I was able to apply for the NYS Demonstration Prgram which helped greatly with cost.
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
8
[Genesis Fertility nurses were] Very kind, but overworked so rushed. Also, some had accents the were hard to understand....Only minor slip ups-- lost test results, some long waits, prescription request lost, pricing confusion, nothing major, always apologized...Procedure [FET] was $3800, but other things extra, saline soon $600, counselling $250, etc...You will have a good experience whatever the outcome. They really try to work with you.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
8
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
It matters who your MD is. Do HW beforehand. You will have a good experience whatever the outcome. They really try to work with you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very patient, very timely answers
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very kind, but overworked so rushed. Also, some had accents the were hard to understand.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
How was your experience with David L. Kulak?
Very compassionate, patient, knowledgable, gets back to you right away. Helps find embryos, asks if procedure hurts, emotionally appropriate, reassuring. I felt like his only patient, though I wasn't!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David L. Kulak?
Do your own research first, and come with questions. Also, be persistent if you have a concern-- he does not mind considering all options.
Describe the protocols David L. Kulak used in your cycles and their degree of success.
FET with 2 day 5 embryos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David L. Kulak.
Procedure was $3800, but other things extra, saline soon $600, counselling $250, etc
10
Doctor
David L. Kulak
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
The clinic [Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine] offers early daily monitoring at satellite offices so it doesn't interfere with your work schedule. If you don't live near the main office, you can get blood drawn or a sonogram at a closer office and they bring it to the main office to be tested and reviewed by your dr. It really is VERY convenient; although it would still be very worth the trip to the main office. It feels like a family there. Everyone is very friendly. And the office runs like a well oiled machine. Every department works very well together.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
There really isn't anything negative I can say. The clinic offers early daily monitoring at satellite offices so it doesn't interfere with your work schedule. If you don't live near the main office, you can get blood drawn or a sonogram at a closer office and they bring it to the main office to be tested and reviewed by your dr. It really is VERY convenient; although it would still be very worth the trip to the main office. It feels like a family there. Everyone is very friendly. And the office runs like a well oiled machine. Every department works very well together.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Having previously experienced loss, Dr. Grazi handled us very gingerly. While giving us the straight facts of the success rate, he completely sympathized with us and told us that he would work with us to help us in every way he could. The instant we met him, he made us feel like we were his only patients; completely giving us his undivided attention in the most respectful and professional way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing. They are ALWAYS there for you. You deal with them more than the actual doctor. They become familiar with you, and are very attentive and helpful.
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr. Grazi is very warm and compassionate. I really don't have anything negative to say about him. We started with another Dr, and then ended up with Dr Grazi after our first doctor left. We are very happy to have been under Dr Grazi's care. He did what he could to make us feel comfortable while keeping professional and giving us the honest truth.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Don't put off your first visit. Dr Grazi is there to help. He runs an operation that is unlike most clinical settings. You'll feel welcomed into the "family" at Genesis and you'll know that you're in good hands.
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr Grazi performed a frozen transfer on me. His reasoning was to be able to prepare my uterus in the best way possible. Fresh cycles are very time sensitive. By doing frozen, we were able to take our time prepping my body. He actually cancelled my first attempt because my lining wasn't as good as he wanted. The next cycle, my lining was much better and it wound up resulting in a beautiful and successful pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
I don't remember the actual cost, but the financial department was very helpful to us who weren't covered for treatments under our insurance.
10
Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Hewlett
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
43 - 46
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
15 IUI, 5 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
Everyone, at the clinic [Genesis - Long Island], was professional and caring. We have nothing bad to complain about the staff...Parking, most of the time, was an issue. We were not sure about whether or not we would be able to park in the building. We had to park many blocks away. Confidentiality was key to us...we would not ask for more, and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr Grazi and his wonderful crew, at Genesis, especially Charlene, and Tara.
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Age
43 - 46
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
6th of 6 Docs
Treatment
15 IUI, 5 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
Parking, most of the time, was an issue. We were not sure about whether or not we would be able to park in the building. We had to park many blocks away. Confidentiality was key to us.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Grazi was very compassionate. From the time we met him, he made us feel like he cared deeply about our situation, and was willing to help us get through it. His staff was always helpful and caring, especially Tara who helped us managing the different steps. For about 18 years, we went to various centers of excellence, looking for help, and we have never felt the welcoming and the warmth that we found in Dr. Grazi. We felt like he was a father guiding us, and understanding what we were going through. After 18 years, Dr Grazi made our dream come through with the birth of our beautiful daughter. At this point, we would not ask for more, and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr Grazi and his wonderful crew, at Genesis, especially Charlene, and Tara.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone, at the clinic, was professional and caring. We have nothing bad to complain about the staff
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr. Grazi was very professional, knowledgeable, and explained the steps involved with every procedure. He was caring, and was genuine in explaining the risks involved in all the procedures to be undertaken. For example, when we were down to the last 2 embryos, we wanted to split them, but, he indicated that we had a better chance with transferring the last two at once. Also, when the first 3 transfers did not thrive to result in a pregnancy, Dr Grazi was forceful in recommending that we get a different surrogate, as he had the strong feeling that she was not following the protocol. And of course, he was right, we followed his advice and our dreams finally became true.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
Be patient, and put your trust in him
Describe the protocols Richard Grazi used in your cycles and their degree of success.
All four transfers that Dr Grazi performed should have resulted in a positive pregnancy, however, for the first three, the protocol was not strictly followed by the surrogate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
It was somewhat costly, but not overwhelmingly
10
Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Hewlett
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Grazi is doctors who treats you as human , not a number. Tapers treatment plan according to you . He's warm compassionate and honest...Dr. Grazi and staff at genesis of Brooklyn , treats everyone with respect. Dr. Grazi is a true gentleman . I highly recommend him!...[Costs are] about the same as Methodist /kofinas fertility
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Grazi and staff at genesis of Brooklyn , treats everyone with respect. Dr. Grazi is a true gentleman . I highly recommend him!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The whole staff at Gensis was professional from the front desk to the dr grazi
How was your experience with Richard Grazi?
Dr. Grazi is doctors who treats you as human , not a number. Tapers treatment plan according to you . He's warm compassionate and honest.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Grazi?
To trust him
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Grazi.
About the same as Methodist /kofinas fertility
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Doctor
Richard Grazi
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Hewlett
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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