Montefiore Medical Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Bronx
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 904-2767
Hartsdale
141 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 997-1060
NY - Madison Ave
161 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-8576
NY - West 58th St
330 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
(646) 245-5358
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Montefiore Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Neutral: 19
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
203
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
3 assessments
8
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
8
The office staff [at Montefiore Medical Center] is very professional and friendly. Monitoring times leave much to be desired. It would be nice if the office opened earlier for monitoring appts. Since it's first come first serve...When I had to have a D&C I was scheduled for an appt. at the other clinic. I thought I was going in for a D&C but it was just an appt. to discuss my options. My clinic failed to properly explain the process to me.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
The office staff is very professional and friendly. Monitoring times leave much to be desired. It would be nice if the office opened earlier for monitoring appts. Since it's first come first serve.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He listened to our concerns and was open/flexible to our wants when it came to treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
For the most part the nurses were professional and kind. It would be nice to be assigned a specific nurse to email questions to etc.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Harry Lieman?
I fully trust in his expertise. He was friendly and thorough. He listened to our concerns and we had an honest conversation about our plan. He was very positive that we'd get pregnant. It took some time, but we got there.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Lieman?
Ask questions. Don't be afraid to be thorough. If you want to be more aggressive with treatment, bring it up. If you have concerns about your reamtnet, discuss it with him. He is very open to suggestions and your opinions.
Describe the protocols Harry Lieman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with clomid to seeniffitnwould help menovukaye more regularly. When they didn't work we moved on to clomid with IUI. When they didn't work after 2 rounds, I asked to try femara and IUI. When they did t work I wanted to get more aggressive with my treatment and he suggested trying injectable medications with IUI. We got pregnant using the injectables and IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Lieman.
My insurance covered most procedures and medication this far.
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Doctor
Harry Lieman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
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9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
My care team [at Montefiore] got to know me on an individual basis and they were all concerned about my case and the outcome. They always assured me each time I went to keep my hopes up high because I would definitely achieve a pregnancy sooner than I expect.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My care team got to know me on an individual basis and they were all concerned about my case and the outcome.Overall, I would say they had a good relationship with me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They always assured me each time I went to keep my hopes up high because I would definitely achieve a pregnancy sooner than I expect.
How was your experience with Erkan Buyuk?
Very caring and understanding to your needs as a patient , he's also very detailed in explaining whatever issues you have to you. I believe he's a well experienced doctor in his field and would highly recommend him to anyone with infertility issues.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erkan Buyuk?
Always ensure you ask every bit of question you have concerning your infertility and I can assure that he's always ready to answer and would be willing to proffer solutions and use his professional expertise to solve such problem.
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Doctor
Erkan Buyuk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
40
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Appointments were fairly easy to book [at Montefiore Medical Center], but I did see other doctors sometimes and their students (but I never minded and they were all very nice). The front desk was ok, a bit vague at times about status of appointments and wait times. Billing was mostly smooth, but I felt like I filled out a lot of the same info over and over again...He [Dr Edward Illions] was attentive to us and didn't seem rushed, but the office was a bit lax with specific directions or expectations sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask.
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Age
40
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
Appointments were fairly easy to book, but I did see other doctors sometimes and their students (but I never minded and they were all very nice). The front desk was ok, a bit vague at times about status of appointments and wait times. Billing was mostly smooth, but I felt like I filled out a lot of the same info over and over again.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was attentive to us and didn't seem rushed, but the office was a bit lax with specific directions or expectations sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very nice, but they were a bit lax with specific directions sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask. The educational class was helpful, but there were a couple of appointments where I was surprised by the length or a procedure I needed.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Edward Illions?
He remembered my husband and I from visit to visit and would refer to details from previous visits. He was personable to put us at ease and even responded to my husband's mild joking at times. He answered my questions thoroughly and was responsive through their electronic contact system as well. He honored my attempts to keep things natural and less invasive at first though we needed to try a few approaches before having success.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Illions?
Push for alternatives if you're uncomfortable with anything. He seemed flexible.
Describe the protocols Edward Illions used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started with monitoring ovulation, testing hormones, and treatment for slightly high prolactin levels, and a scraping of my lining, then IUI, escalated to Clomid and more IUIs, then we were on our way to IVF, but I didn't have enough follicles to make it worth it so we did an IUI last minute and I got pregnant and carried that baby to term.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Illions.
I don't remember specifics except that I only had enough health insurance coverage for one round of IVF and then we would have paid out of pocket. I think each IUI cycle was about $1,200.
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Doctor
Edward Illions
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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