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Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-604-7800
Eatontown
2 Industrial Way West
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-935-1002
Englewood
25 Rockwood Place
Englewood, NJ 07631
201-569-7773
Freehold
495 Iron Bridge Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-577-6500
Hamilton
3379 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
609-799-5666
Morristown
111 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-4600
Short Hills
636 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-258-4081
Somerset
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
732-220-9060
Springfield
955 S. Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-258-4081
West Orange
475 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-325-2229
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend RMA of New Jersey to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 119Neutral: 10Don't recommend: 79.4
140 assessments
  • 88% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 7% Neutral (7-8)
  • 5% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
2,769
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
140 assessments
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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I have been nothing but happy with them [RMA of New Jersey]. Their wait times are excellent - during morning bloodwork I'm normally in and out in less than ten minutes. I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes. Their lab is top notch. They don't check on embryos until day 5, which can be nerve wracking, but it is better for the embryos to not be disturbed. The whole team is very professional....There was excellent communication. At our initial consult, Dr. Kim explained everything in such detail and made sure we understood what was going on. Once testing and treatment started, my nurse was an amazing resource and would contact me sometimes multiple times a day to update me and check on how I was doing.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I have been nothing but happy with them. Their wait times are excellent - during morning bloodwork I'm normally in and out in less than ten minutes. I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes. Their lab is top notch. They don't check on embryos until day 5, which can be nerve wracking, but it is better for the embryos to not be disturbed. The whole team is very professional.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
There was excellent communication. At our initial consult, Dr. Kim explained everything in such detail and made sure we understood what was going on. Once testing and treatment started, my nurse was an amazing resource and would contact me sometimes multiple times a day to update me and check on how I was doing.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Anne was absolutely wonderful. She was my main line of communication and was incredibly easy to reach. Some days she would call me multiple times to update me and see how I was doing. She didn't let any setbacks get to me and kept reminding me of the end goal. I would highly recommend her.
How was your experience with Thomas Kim?
He was patient and kind and explained everything thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on an estrogen-primed antagonist protocol. I had bloodwork and ultrasounds on day 3 (baseline), after 3 days of stims, after 5 days, and after 6 days. I triggered after 6 days of stims. My stims were 150 IU of menopur and 200 IU of follistim. I started ganirelix on day 4 of stims. At my egg retrieval, 3 eggs were retrieved, of which 2 were mature. Both of my two eggs were fertilized with ICSI and both made it to 5 day blastocysts. One was transferred to me, resulting in my current pregnancy, and the other was frozen. I am very pleased with these results, especially with my DOR.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring is between 6-7:30 on weekdays (until 10 on weekends). I never had to wait more than a few minutes. They understand that you have to go to work and get you in and out quickly and efficiently, while still feeling cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim.
My insurance covered almost everything except for the occasional $10 copay and the cost for embryo cryopreservation and storage (explicitly excluded as part of the NJ state mandate).
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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Age
47 - 49
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Carolyn [nurse at RMA- Basking Ridge] was fabulous. Very attentive and kind. She was consistent and always communicated important issues. She welcomed calls/questions and responded promptly...RMA Basking Ridge is awesome. Big, clean, and beautiful...I was able to go to different clinics and mostly chose the one closer to my house so that made it very convenient...
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Age
47 - 49
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA Basking Ridge is awesome. Big, clean, and beautiful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Despite his extremely demanding schedule, Dr. Forman went above and beyond in making me and my husband feel like he cared about our needs and concerns. He was always honest and upfront about complications and/or issues that could arise. Dr. Forman consistently answered our questions promptly and with the utmost patience. He always explained procedures and results in a way that allowed us to have a good understanding. We felt safe and confident under Dr. Forman's care and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a reproductive endocrinologist.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Carolyn was fabulous. Very attentive and kind. She was consistent and always communicated important issues. She welcomed calls/questions and responded promptly.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is an unassuming man who is soft spoken, patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. As a patient, I felt respected and safe under his care. He explained medical procedures slowly and took my concerns seriously. He always returned my calls/emails promptly and made me feel like a priority patient.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust him! :-)
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I remember not responding well to one of the medications that was used to help the embryo implant. For the next cycle, he agreed that I should try it naturally (without medication). That cycle proved to be the successful one. Dr. Forman encouraged me to do a saline sonogram before proceeding with the cycle to make sure my tubes were clear. Unfortunately I have little recollection of details but every treatment strategy and protocol seemed to make perfect sense.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was able to go to different clinics and mostly chose the one closer to my house so that made it very convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I blocked it out :-) but it was in the average range for fertility care 15-20K.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
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Age
44 - 45
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
Carolyn Collins [nurse at RMA - Basking Ridge] is amazing. She helped me so much through the process both with explaining medical aspects as well as with amazing compassion, grace and humor. I spoke with her often and just like Dr. Forman, Ms. Collins was truly invested in making our experience as comfortable as possible as well as making our goal of having a child a priority...
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Age
44 - 45
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the first phone call to Dr. Forman's office I was treated with the utmost respect. I was called or emailed back almost immediately (and I mean Dr. Forman will answer emails within minutes of my sending them). I was always able to speak with my nurse or another nurse on call the same day I called and left a message. Amazing service
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Carolyn Collins is amazing. She helped me so much through the process both with explaining medical aspects as well as with amazing compassion, grace and humor. I spoke with her often and just like Dr. Forman, Ms. Collins was truly invested in making our experience as comfortable as possible as well as making our goal of having a child a priority. As I was monitoring in Brooklyn, I did not actually meet Ms. Collins until the week before our transfer. I decided that had to meet her, so we went out of our way and headed to Basking Ridge. We were thrilled to meet one another. I felt like I was finally meeting a close friend. I am still in touch with Ms. Collins as I update them on the progress of my pregnancy. It is like sharing news with a family member.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is truly and amazing, caring, excellent doctor. In our first meeting, Dr. Forman was well versed in our fertility treatment to date which was quite complex and included to other clinics. He was calm and direct, giving us his insight and opinion when asked. We saw Dr. Forman about three times but we were in touch regularly by email and phone. I have never experienced such prompt returns of emails from any doctor. We had follow up phone appointments when needed and Dr. Forman called during the cycle to give me updates on how things were progressing. I truly felt he was invested in us and our quest to have a child. It is a stressful time and he made it so much better. I was sad to leave him and RMANJ when we were told that all looked good at 10 weeks when we moved to an ob/gyn. We are still in touch as I have made it a priority to give him updates on how our pregnancy is progressing. I also know I can go to him with any questions or concerns I might have.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Be sure to ask all of the questions you feel necessary. He will answer them fully and explain what you do not understand
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a frozen embryo cycle from a donor cycle, so I was on whatever protocol that would be. I first did a prep cycle to make sure my lining reached the requisite thickness before anything even began. I am also on levothyroxine, a thyroid medicine, as my TSH level was a bit elevated. This is a protocol I will continue to the end of the pregnancy. I believe I was on estrace before and then after the transfer. After the transfer I was on injectable progesterone until many weeks in to the pregnancy but stopped before moving to the ob/gyn.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
$30,000
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Doctor
Eric Forman
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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Age
31 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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I call [RMA of New Jersey] the baby making factory. It's filled with the top rated doctors in the infertility field. I'm so glad we chose RMA. I did look elsewhere but no one else compares!..We are completely paying OOP for everything. Dr. Drews helped us with a discount when we did our second FET after the clinical trial we were in was over...Dr Drews is the most knowledgable infertility specialist in the game. If you want to have a baby, he's your guy! As one of the founders of RMA, he leads the pack! He always made us feel safe, like we were making the right decision and he never pushed us.
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Age
31 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I call RMA the baby making factory. It's filled with the top rated doctors in the infertility field. I'm so glad we chose RMA. I did look elsewhere but no one else compares!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were lucky to be chosen for the NexGen IVF study. While in that study I did feel like "just a number". I thought well this is THE Baby making factory and I assumed that's just the way this worked. Once our IVF Study cycle was complete and ended in miscarriage we took a year off to regroup (I recommend NOT taking so much time), however; we did need to just get our heads back in the game. We met back with Dr Drews to discuss our game plan moving forward. He is the most kind and caring Doctor I've ever met. Not only did he do my D&C after we lost the baby from the 1st IVF FET (I wasn't under his care any longer but my doc wouldn't help me), he also sat with us before we were ready to try again and just really made us feel like we could do this. The second IVF FET were with our NexGen Study embryos but was a completely different feeling. I wasn't in the study and I wasn't treated like a number. I was finally a human and it really made feel good about getting pregnant! (My little miracle IVF baby is now 3 months old!)
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I still email and call Josephine with updates! I send baby pics and ask her to forward our updates to Dr. Drews. The whole staff is amazing there. You go there enough and you end up really getting to know them!
How was your experience with Michael Drews?
Dr Drews is the most knowledgable infertility specialist in the game. If you want to have a baby, he's your guy! As one of the founders of RMA, he leads the pack! He always made us feel safe, like we were making the right decision and he never pushed us. He stepped up when I was released from RMA back to my doctors care and then had a miscarriage and my doctor wouldn't help me... Dr. Drews did without any hesitation. His bedside manner is amazing, and ultimately he did exactly what he said he would, he got us pregnant and we now have the most beautiful little 3 month old boy. We can't thank Dr. Drews enough. There are no words to say that adequately explain how genuinely thankful we are for him giving us the family we have always dreamed about. It was not an easy road for us. For some it will be but for others it may not. My advice is to stick with it. Stick with Dr. Drews or at the very least, with RMA! They will get you pregnant! It took us four years of trying and three with Dr. Drews but now that our son is here it feels like that Time is a distant memory. We look forward to going back next year and having Dr. Drews help us to add to our family!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews?
Ask him anything, he is patient and kind and caring. He will be honest with you but you need to be honest and open to whatever he suggests in return.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We were lucky to be chosen to be in the NexGen IVF study, so once we had embryos from the study our only game plan was to do another IVF FET.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
RMA has everything you needed. Going in for blood work and ultrasound monitoring was easy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews.
We are completely paying OOP for everything. Dr. Drews helped us with a discount when we did our second FET after the clinical trial we were in was over.
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Michael Drews
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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The clinic [RMA of New Jersey] is very organized. I never had problems with missing paperwork or test results. The front desk staff are just as invested as anyone else. One day I walked in for an IUI and the check-in person greeted me by name and told me they were ready for me even before I signed in. This REALLY made me not feel like a number! The clinic is very clean and warm and inviting. There is plenty of space in the waiting room which feels nothing like a typical doctor's office. They are very respectful of an individual's privacy. Both in the paperwork end of things/checking in.....and medically. When I was at a monitoring appointment or a procedure appointment I was always treated with dignity and privacy. While I saw a variety of different doctor's for my morning monitoring appointments, I knew they were taking detailed notes to provide my primary doctor. This was done by dictating the results to a nurse while the ultrasound was happening as well as notes recorded on an iPad after the ultrasound. This level of communication made me feel comfortable regardless of which doctor performed the ultrasound.
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is very organized. I never had problems with missing paperwork or test results. The front desk staff are just as invested as anyone else. One day I walked in for an IUI and the check-in person greeted me by name and told me they were ready for me even before I signed in. This REALLY made me not feel like a number! The clinic is very clean and warm and inviting. There is plenty of space in the waiting room which feels nothing like a typical doctor's office. They are very respectful of an individual's privacy. Both in the paperwork end of things/checking in.....and medically. When I was at a monitoring appointment or a procedure appointment I was always treated with dignity and privacy. While I saw a variety of different doctor's for my morning monitoring appointments, I knew they were taking detailed notes to provide my primary doctor. This was done by dictating the results to a nurse while the ultrasound was happening as well as notes recorded on an iPad after the ultrasound. This level of communication made me feel comfortable regardless of which doctor performed the ultrasound.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Our meetings with Dr. Hong were very personalized. It was clear that she cared about us as a couple and our desire to begin a family. She tailored her conversations to use specifics about us and what we tried and what we were going to try. I did not feel like she was giving us canned responses. Dr. Hong took time on days she got to the clinic early to personally perform my morning monitoring (even when she wasn't the on call doctor that day). On those days she was making a special effort to personally perform my ultrasound and see how my follicles were developing. Her personal interest in our case was really touching.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I can't say enough good things about Michelle. She was extremely good at communicating the results from my monitoring appointments and providing me with instructions for my medications. Michelle was never bothered when I called her to ask follow up questions on the protocol and she was happy to explain what each medication was for. Michelle consoled me when I was feeling really down over yet another failed cycle. She gave me hope that each cycle we tried could be *the* one. Michelle always found a way to be positive. When I left her messages, Michelle got back to me in a very timely manner - sometimes even after hours! I always felt like Michelle had my back and was honestly sad when I graduated from the clinic that she was no longer my go-to person. I'll never have the connection I had with Michelle or that attention she gave me from another medical professional. It was a little jarring in fact when I transferred to a regular OB and didn't get as much feedback about the pregnancy!
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
At our first appointment when Dr. Hong reviewed our detailed records of intercourse and cycle tracking and told us that she was surprised we weren't pregnant yet, I felt a huge weight lifted. Knowing that what we were doing should have led to a pregnancy made me feel ready to try interventions. She explained what the procedure was for our testing cycle and where we would proceed for our first medicated cycle. She gave us the estimate that we would most likely not need IVF and while it turned out that 4 cycles of IUI didn't lead to pregnancy, we were happy because she didn't make us keep trying something that didn't work. She was ready for us to move onto IVF at that point. Dr. Hong took time on days she got to the clinic early to personally perform my morning monitoring (even when she wasn't the on call doctor that day). On those days she was making a special effort to perform my ultrasound and see how my follicles were developing. Her personal interest in our case was really touching. While she always made the decision for does of medication and the timing of our trigger/IUI based on the ultrasound pictures and notes from the doctor performing my monitoring.....the days she personally looked always felt more thorough. I got the feeling that Dr. Hong was genuinely rooting for us!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
You are so lucky! She is very willing to explain things and answer questions - don't hesitate to ask!
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1 cycle on Clomid. IUI w/ Ovidrel trigger. 3 mature follicles but thin-ish lining. Negative pregnancy test. 3 cycles with Follistim injections (doses between 25 - 100 units; MOSTLY 75 units). IUI w/ Ovidrel trigger. Each cycle was 3 or 4 mature follicles. Negative pregnancy test. 1 Fresh IVF cycle. 10 days BC pills. Antagonist cycle began with Follistim 75 and 1 vial of Menopur for 9 days; On the 6th day added Ganirelix for 4 days. The next day did 1/2 dose of Pregnyl at night and 40IU of Lupron. 12 hours later exactly, did another 40IU of Lupron. Retrieval was timed for the following day and transfer was 6 days later. On the IVF cycle we did ICSI with PGD so we could have the best possible outcomes. My last monitoring ultrasound showed 25 follicles. 22 mature eggs were retrieved and 15 fertilized properly with ICSI. By the day of our transfer - there were 9 blasts. We transferred 1 blast and are currently pregnant with identical twins. I did acupuncture throughout all cycles above. Additionally, had laser acupuncture on the day of transfer immediately before and after the transfer.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring hours were between 6-7:30 am on weekdays and 6-10am on weekends. This was EXTREMELY convenient to me. I was able to go before work each day and it didn't impact my job at all. I didn't have to take time off of work or really inform my employer except for days where I was having a test (saline sonogram, etc) or procedure (IUI, retrieval, transfer). I have heard of some clinic's that don't have early morning monitoring and I honestly would not have been able to pursue ART without this convenience since I have little flexibility in my job's schedule. Most days seemed like a well oiled machine. I moved quickly through the blood draw area to the ultrasound area with minimal wait time. On a few occasions if they were short a doctor, the line did back up - but I wouldn't say this was the norm. Weekends were usually more busy because a lot of the satellite offices are closed, but as long as I went in knowing that it wasn't so bad.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
I am lucky in that a lot was covered by insurance. We paid $1200 to freeze our embryos and $3500 for ICSI and PGD. Our initial genetic testing (prior to any cycles) was $300. Plus co-pays for each visit.
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
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They [at RMA - Basking Ridge] are fast and organized on the day to day visits...coordinating schedules while working is difficult and they were accommodative. Very clean, nice building. Felt very comfortable and safe...She [nurse] was reachable throughout the day and clearly explained the process. She answered procedural questions very well and was quite supportive...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They are fast and organized on the day to day visits...coordinating schedules while working is difficult and they were accommodative. Very clean, nice building. Felt very comfortable and safe.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman communicated with us, answered any and all questions/concerns we had, explained the process and our options thoroughly, and was overall very thoughtful and caring in our conversations during each step.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was reachable throughout the day and clearly explained the process. She answered procedural questions very well and was quite supportive.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I trusted Dr. Forman. Trusted his knowledge and ability, trusted his recommendations and treatment plans and as a result had confidence in the process. Infertility intermixed with a desire to have a family takes an emotional toll on would be parents and requires more patience than I had imagined. Each test/step of the process seemed to uncover something new from low morphology to PCOS to Endometritis to Trisomy that would require patience to work through and add another layer of worry/doubt. Dr Forman thoughtfully provided the answers/advice/recommendations I needed to work through the issues and generally feel better about the process. It is very easy to get wrapped up in the issues/science uncovered and worry. Dr. Forman kept things simple by explaining things to us at a high level. When I wanted to know the details and specifics of "how the watch is made" he clearly explained them and when I "just wanted the watch" he kept it simple for me. At the end of the day, results are what you want instead of hand holding and we have a healthy baby due to Dr. Forman of which I am grateful.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
He is a fertility doctor, not a therapist. Lean on your spouse and those you choose to involve in the process for the emotional support you need and trust Dr. Formans judgement and expertise. Be patient. You want things to happen overnight but it is a very and unnerving slow process.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Probably should have kept a log here but after an uninspiring first cycle, he recommended a down reg protocol and it was very successful. We needed to constantly monitor estrogen levels as they were getting very high but the end result was a safe extraction followed by PGD. The injections were menopur and gonal f between 100 and 150.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It was quick and efficient but personal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
$40,000+
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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The monitoring appointments [at RMA-Basking Ridge] are NOT my favorite. However I have found that there are better monitoring offices than others. After much frustration, I realized that it was better for me emotionally if I drove to the headquarters (40 min drive) as opposed to the office that was more geographic convenient (15 min drive). That literally made ALL the difference...My nurse Michelle is INCREDIBLE. She is the true lifeline through this painful and emotional process.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA has been described as a baby factory, but I think I have been in their care for so long (18 months) that they are like family to me. I think selecting your doctor and nursing team is the best approach so do your homework beforehand as to what doctor you would like to care for you. Even if it means waiting 4 months for an appointment, it is so worth it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr drews is a very compassionate doctor. He has humanized me in every way during this painful process and though I have not ended up pregnant yet I feel he is personally committed to me
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse Michelle is INCREDIBLE. She is the true lifeline through this painful and emotional process. She handles herself professionally, but she also has displayed a great deal of compassion to my situation.
How was your experience with Michael Drews?
Dr Drews is a compassionate and honest doctor. He does not candy coat but he has a way with sharing information that leaves you feeling as if you are of personal importance to him. He provides relevant information in a professional yet compassionate way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews?
To trust that he is personally reviewing each and every one of your scans and would treats each patient as if it was his own daughter. You can feel it.
Describe the protocols Michael Drews used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have had 1 egg retrieval and 6 IVF cycles: IVF cycle 1- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer 1 D&C IVF cycle 2- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer, benadryl 3 x day 1 D&C 1 Uterian biopsy IVF cycle 3- 5 day single FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer, benadryl 3 x day 1 shot methotrexate IVF cycle 4- 5 day double FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 5 days before transfer IVF cycle 5 5 day double FET, estrace 3 x day, PIO 6 days before transfer 1 Hysteroscopy IVF cycle 6 - 5 day single FET, NATURAL cycle , endometrin 3 x day
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
The monitoring appointments are NOT my favorite. However I have found that there are better monitoring offices than others. After much frustration, I realized that it was better for me emotionally if I drove to the headquarters (40 min drive) as opposed to the office that was more geographic convenient (15 min drive). That literally made ALL the difference.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Drews.
I am VERY lucky. My insurance has covered every single IVF bill except for the genetic testing of my embryo's, which was $5,000 out of pocket (plus my deductible of course). We decided to do a 2nd screening of my embryo's to take advantage of next generation technology and RMA comped this test - free of charge!
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Doctor
Michael Drews
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
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N/A
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
N/A
The [RMA - Basking Ridge] facility is a beautiful, wonderful, very relaxing environment and all the staff makes you feel very welcome. They are respectful in realizing how sensitive those undergoing infertility treatment are, and no children are allowed on the premises nor are their baby pictures plastered everywhere. We can't really say there are any weaknesses that we encountered.
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
N/A
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The facility is a beautiful, wonderful, very relaxing environment and all the staff makes you feel very welcome. They are respectful in realizing how sensitive those undergoing infertility treatment are, and no children are allowed on the premises nor are their baby pictures plastered everywhere. We can't really say there are any weaknesses that we encountered.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman would answer all of our questions and concerns in a very timely matter and with very detailed responses. He always took the time to check up on us and we felt he was always available and wanted us to succeed. We unfortunately had a miscarriage from our first transfer (we were the 0.01% that PGD missed) and he was quite compassionate and caring during our loss.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ann Marie was generally excellent in her response time and communicating with us and was always extremely caring and kind. There was a period where she seemed to be going through some personal issues and she was not as on top of responding or putting in orders that we had expected. Still, she was always warm and went out of her way to make our experience as wonderful as possible that we would highly recommend her
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is a perfect combination of a very caring physician and one who is very knowledgeable and able to convey that knowledge in language which we didn't need a medical background to understand. Dr Forman was the antithesis of our previous physician (who was never available and judgmental) , we were so happy to work with someone as caring and available as him after our last experience. We have nothing but praise for Dr Forman and would highly recommend him to others.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Use him! Don't be afraid to ask questions, he is as available as he says!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used a donor egg and were given a cycle of Progesterone Oil injections with Estrogen oral pills for about 8 weeks and then transferred to Endometrin suppositories for a week.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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My plan [at RMA] was to do a fresh single embryo transfer which resulted in a pregnancy. I had a successful fresh transfer before which is why he recommended trying it again. After initial testing I was placed on thyroid medication then followed the recommended IVF injections...RMA is a great practice. They have a variety of office locations with convenient monitoring hours. If necessary you can always get in contact with someone at the office...I was able to go to the monitoring hours before work. The fact that there are so many offices made the process convenient. The monitoring staff at the Basking Ridge office were friendly and helpful.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is a great practice. They have a variety of office locations with convenient monitoring hours. If necessary you can always get in contact with someone at the office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman has a wonderful bedside manner. He understands that when a couple struggles with fertility issues it can be a upsetting and his positive upbeat attitude was very reassuring. He took his time explaining each step of my fertility treatment and I never felt like a number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The entire staff at RMA is wonderful. The nurses and staff are compassionate.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I wasn't able to produce as many eggs as expected but he remained positive throughout the experience. He encouraged me to follow our plan and in the end it worked. His positive encouragement and support was comforting and put me at ease.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust him. He will be honest and design a specific plan for you. I would recommend him and would use him again.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My plan was to do a fresh single embryo transfer which resulted in a pregnancy. I had a successful fresh transfer before which is why he recommended trying it again. After initial testing I was placed on thyroid medication then followed the recommended IVF injections.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was able to go to the monitoring hours before work. The fact that there are so many offices made the process convenient. The monitoring staff at the Basking Ridge office were friendly and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I was fortunate in that insurance paid for my treatment. I paid approximately $1200 for freezing the extra embryos. I also paid $300 for genetic screening.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
8
I was still working full-time in New York when I had to go through treatments [at RMA] so while some people may not like the fact they see the same doctor or staff every time they come in it was a strength for me since I didn't ever have to worry about getting an appointment for blood work...The only problem I had was with the accounting department...Maria made the whole process much more painful and if I could have moved clinics I would have.
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Age
35 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Drinks would be the flexibility. I was still working full-time in New York when I had to go through treatments so while some people may not like the fact they see the same doctor or staff every time they come in it was a strength for me since I didn't ever have to worry about getting an appointment for blood work
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I think he had a good combination of being frank about what we were dealing with but being sympathetic to the situation
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You saw different people different nurses different doctors every time you went in but working full time made it difficult to schedule things. This clinic turned out to be the right situation for us because we could always get a early morning appointments before heading to work even though I only saw Dr. Kim I handful of times
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Thomas Kim?
Overall I was happy. At times he seemed cold and clinical but I can appreciate now how being a Doctor Who is more emotional about it would've made it harder for me. I think you did a good job at explaining what we were dealing with. When it came time to decide whether not to do a fourth cycle he laid out the odds for us in a very matter-of-fact factor and again I appreciate that he was not emotional about it and try to use percentages and averages to explain what the possibilities were of things working
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kim?
I think I think as a patient you have to take into consideration your personality and when interviewing prospective doctors consider how their bedside manner will work as either a pro or con for you
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After reviewing the percentage of successful birth with IUI compared IVF it only seemed to make sense to do the IVF since it had such a higher rate of success even though it was more invasive. Looking back now on the second cycle we did which we started as an IVF but switched are you why because my follicles were not growing properly seems like kind of a waste of money
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim.
Too many to remember but I think each IVF retrieval cycle cost about $6000 and medication cost another $4000. The frozen transfer cost about $3000 and the medications about $1500
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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[RMA New Jersey] Strengths: - Excellent team of doctors and nurses. Every single doctor I met was extremely efficient and also friendly. - Excellent embryology lab, this is a critical factor in their success rates. - Short wait times for monitoring, I was in and out in about 15-30 minutes...Nicole was my primary point of contact throughout my treatment (IVF/FET) cycles. She would call me back with results, instructions and next steps in a timely manner. On days when she was out of office, the person covering would always reach out in a timely manner as well. She promptly responded to all my phone calls and emails.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Strengths: - Excellent team of doctors and nurses. Every single doctor I met was extremely efficient and also friendly. - Excellent embryology lab, this is a critical factor in their success rates. - Short wait times for monitoring, I was in and out in about 15-30 minutes.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kim and entire staff of RMA treated me with empathy, kindness and excellent attention to detail. I was never made to feel like another statistic/number, I believe my doctor and nurse sincerely cared for the outcome of my treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nicole was my primary point of contact throughout my treatment (IVF/FET) cycles. She would call me back with results, instructions and next steps in a timely manner. On days when she was out of office, the person covering would always reach out in a timely manner as well. She promptly responded to all my phone calls and emails.
How was your experience with Thomas Kim?
Dr. Kim is very patient, during our first consult, he took time to understand our prior failure with another clinic and the protocol that we followed. He was very honest and forthcoming in answering all our questions/concerns. After our first consult, I had complete faith in his approach and treatment protocol for us.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used the long lupron protocol, stimmed for 8 days, resulting in 11 eggs, 8 fertilized with ICSI, and we had 2 day 6 blastocysts. We elected to do PGS, which resulted in a single normal embryo.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring was very efficient. I went to Basking ridge location for most of my monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim.
I had excellent insurance coverage, which covered most of treatment cost. I was responsible for co-pays, deductible, co-insurances.
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, 11 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
Adrienne [nurse at RMA of New Jersey] is the total package - meticulous, patient, compassionate. She is rooting for you. I honestly don't know how I would have survived this last leg of my ivf journey without her....A few times, when a different nurse called me, she gave inaccurate medication instructions. It was only because of my own deep understanding of my care that I was able to avoid major problems as a result (i.e. I was able to tell her what my instructions ought to be and she looked up my chart and confirmed).
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
6th of 6 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, 11 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It runs like a well-oiled machine. Sometimes getting a call-back from people other than my nurse proved frustrating, but in the grand scheme, they were highly efficient,
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Scott was simultaneously candid but also very warm when I first consulted with him in 2014, and the desk often tried to schedule my procedures with him if possible. After I became pregnant and suffered a late-term loss, I returned to his care in 2015, and he had changed. He seemed disinterested in continuing to see patients and exasperated with my placing demands on his time for scheduled follow-up consultations.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Adrienne is the total package - meticulous, patient, compassionate. She is rooting for you. I honestly don't know how I would have survived this last leg of my ivf journey without her.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Richard Scott?
He is absolutely brilliant, but I think at this point he would rather her focus on research and making strides in the field rather than working with individual patients. He was at some points dismissive of my concerns, which led him to overlook something major. In the end, I was right, and it cost us a failed FET with some very expensive embryos.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Scott?
Brace yourself for honesty. He is a good doctor and will explain in a way you can understand as much as you want to know about your diagnosis and treatment, but he also won't sugarcoat. Ultimately, though, it was his brilliant mind and his resolve to stay on the cutting edge of the field that turned over that last stone that got me pregnant with 2 healthy girls,
Describe the protocols Richard Scott used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did high-stim ivf micro-flare protocols with human growth hormone. They were freeze-all cycles wherein we tested the embryos and followed with FETs of euploid blastocysts.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Highly efficient
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Scott.
We were paying for the ivf procedures out-of-pocket but testing and consults were covered. We spent a lot of money there.
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Doctor
Richard Scott
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
37 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
16 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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At times it is busy but it is very well run and moves very quickly. The hours are great because you can go in early before your day normally starts so it doesn't interfere with anything...Great clinic with latest technology. It is big with a high volume but I would rather deal with crowds somewhere where I am confident I am getting treated by the best doctors and nurses than in a smaller place with substandard care. RMA is the best!...Nurse Michelle was trained by Nurse Danielle and it shows. Michelle is a wonderful nurse that I trust completely. She is very knowledgeable and always answers my questions. I am so very lucky to have her.
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Age
37 - 42
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
16 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Great clinic with latest technology. It is big with a high volume but I would rather deal with crowds somewhere where I am confident I am getting treated by the best doctors and nurses than in a smaller place with substandard care. RMA is the best!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bergh and my nurse, Michelle have always given me the time and attention I need. Answer my questions and meet with me to discuss options.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nurse Michelle was trained by Nurse Danielle and it shows. Michelle is a wonderful nurse that I trust completely. She is very knowledgeable and always answers my questions. I am so very lucky to have her.
How was your experience with Paul Bergh?
Dr. Bergh is very knowledgeable and willing to meet with me whenever needed. He always evaluates my progress and makes my treatment decisions. He is easy to discuss things with and I feel very comfortable that getting treated by him gives me the best chance for Baby #2.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Bergh?
Always ask questions and understand the process.
Describe the protocols Paul Bergh used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had my son on my 2nd IUI using chlomid. I tried 14 more IUIs, first with chlomid, then with injectibles for Baby #2. Now I am in my 2nd IVF cycle with injectibles.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
At times it is busy but it is very well run and moves very quickly. The hours are great because you can go in early before your day normally starts so it doesn't interfere with anything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Bergh.
My treatments were covered by insurance. For the IUIs I paid a co-pay for each office visit and for the treatments. For IVF, I paid a per cycle one-time co-pay and took out a personal loan for costs not covered by insurance.
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Doctor
Paul Bergh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
I thought RMA of Basking Ridge was fantastic, state-of-the-art facility, no complaints at all...I thought Joyce was excellent. Very organized, on top of everything in what must be a stressful job. Very patient as well, and understanding. The only thing that would have made my overall experience better was a different/better mode of walking me through the injections. That was the hardest part for me, and I had to cancel a cycle because I gave myself the wrong injection at one point.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I thought RMA of Basking Ridge was fantastic, state-of-the-art facility, no complaints at all.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was very much treated like a human by Dr. Forman, and we have remained in touch to this day. He was very interested in my unique fertility story, and I never felt like I had to remind him about who I was or my particular situation. He went ABOVE AND BEYOND every step of the way, and made me feel very well care for. The day of my transfer was the Monday of Memorial Day weekend, and even though he wasn't working or on call, he came in to personally do my transfer. I also emailed the nurse once I had the baby and stopped by the hospital once I had her to meet the baby. He is a very special man and I will always be grateful for the gift that he gave me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I thought Joyce was excellent. Very organized, on top of everything in what must be a stressful job. Very patient as well, and understanding. The only thing that would have made my overall experience better was a different/better mode of walking me through the injections. That was the hardest part for me, and I had to cancel a cycle because I gave myself the wrong injection at one point.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I very much value you the experience that I had while under Dr. Forman's care and I have and will continue to refer anyone facing fertility issues to Dr. Forman. His style is fairly delicate and mild-mannered, yet he is very straight-forward and made very complex discussions easy to understand. I really cannot say enough good things about him. As I mentioned earlier, he went out of his way to personally ensure that I was given the best care possible. He came in on a holiday when he wasn't even on call to do my embryo transfer, which meant the world to my husband and me. He is an absolute asset to RMA, and beyond his patient care I know he's on the leading edge of research (I believe that the research that he's led personally impacted me). He really is a perfectionist and the care that he gives reflects that. Needless to say the results speak for themselves, I had one egg retrieval, and my first embryo transfer was a success and resulted in my beautiful daughter Elizabeth. I still had 11 healthy embryos available to be transferred after that. I will forever feel indebted to Dr. Forman for the give that he gave my family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
I would say that he is a little bit reserved in his manner but he is a wonderful man with a huge heart, which I learned first hand.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring was fine, no complaints at all. Hours are early in the morning but I would get in and out which minimal to moderate wait times. The earlier I got there the quicker it was.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I don't remember but it was worth every penny.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
RMANJ is very large, and this bothers some people. I had no trouble with it, especially with the help of my nurse coordinator. The doctors are all top notch, and I found every one of them (whether doing consultations, ultrasounds, retrievals, or transfers) to be compassionate and wonderful...
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They have one of the best labs in the country. For me, this was essential. I had plenty of eggs retrieved, but they were very poor quality, and the ability of the lab to cultivate them to day 5 was essential. RMANJ is very large, and this bothers some people. I had no trouble with it, especially with the help of my nurse coordinator. The doctors are all top notch, and I found every one of them (whether doing consultations, ultrasounds, retrievals, or transfers) to be compassionate and wonderful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Richard Scott is incredibly knowledgeable, and always took to the time to explain everything to me. He clearly cares both about his patients and about their success.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse is your point person. Any question you have, she/he is available for you. My nurse was incredibly helpful during the processes, and having her available was invaluable.
How was your experience with Richard Scott?
Richard Scott is incredibly intelligent, and cares very deeply for the work that he does. He understands that he is working with human beings, and that each case is unique. He was always willing to answer any questions that we had.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Scott?
Just understand that he won't be the only person working with you. Your point person will be a nurse; and other doctors could be the ones performing the procedures. But he oversees your case completely, and knows what he's doing.
Describe the protocols Richard Scott used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Honestly, it was years ago, and I've put it out of my mind. I can tell you that he changed what was not working from my previous clinic, and was able to lead me to successful pregnancies twice. He looks at the specifics of YOUR case. My meds and protocol won't be the same as yours, because we are different people will different issues, who react differently to different medications.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Scott.
Most of it was covered by insurance, but if I didn't have insurance it would have been around $20,000.
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Doctor
Richard Scott
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
It is a very big place with a large staff, but they also take the time to communicate so well! If you have a question or a concern, and your nurse or care team member does not answer, you really can just leave a message and they will respond quickly. They understand how much their patients have riding on their testing and treatment and are all very compassionate to your need to get the information promptly and ease your mind. My husband maybe felt a bit intimidated walking into the facility, but the waiting area is expansive, beautiful, well-decorated, and that somehow made me feel more at home, despite how nerve-wracking facing treatment can be.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It is a very big place with a large staff, but they also take the time to communicate so well! If you have a question or a concern, and your nurse or care team member does not answer, you really can just leave a message and they will respond quickly. They understand how much their patients have riding on their testing and treatment and are all very compassionate to your need to get the information promptly and ease your mind. My husband maybe felt a bit intimidated walking into the facility, but the waiting area is expansive, beautiful, well-decorated, and that somehow made me feel more at home, despite how nerve-wracking facing treatment can be.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She listened to everything I had to say and she said it really helped her to fill in the kind of gaps you get from just reading the files, of the patients' actual personal experience along the way. I felt like she really heard the agonizing journey we have already been through and acknowledged how difficult it has been. She made a decision how best to proceed in our individual case with our best interests in mind.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Michelle O is very positive and kind. I felt so hopeful about our treatment when I was talking with her. She helped me understand what would be involved in my evaluation and where we could go for various aspects of the tests, preferred labs etc.
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
She is very knowledgeable and also sensitive to our individual wishes as a couple throughout this process. Dr. Hong helped me understand our course of treatment and what our next steps will be. I feel confident that we are in good hands.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
Ask all the questions! She is a wealth of information, but she can also explain things in a clear, concise, need-to-know basis. She will tell you as much or as little as you care to know about every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are waiting to move forward until we find out if we are able to retrieve my husband's sperm through MESA or TESE. She said to call her the very next day and let her know so we can proceed! She decided to hold off on doing a big workup on me, after all the testing I had already been through, because we are OOP and the course of treatment/testing would be completely different for IVF/ICSI or IUI with donor sperm or foster-adopt. If we are able to find sperm to freeze, we will evaluate me and proceed with a freeze-all cycle with ICSI and PGS. Since we would like to transfer all normal embryos, she definitely recommended the PGS so that we don't have the cost and heartache of unnecessary losses, and FET to give my body a break in between ER/transfer cycles. As far as waiting after a successful pregnancy to do each subsequent transfer, she explained that the wait can be a little longer after C-section vs. vaginal delivery, to prevent uterine rupture.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
My initial consult with testing will be $450. I was given a complete breakdown including an estimate for retrieval $11,275, plus meds $5k+, anesthesia $600-1200, biopsy $1,700, PGS up to ten $2500, FET cycle approximately $5k.
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Strengths - Essentially it's a one stop shop for almost anything you need as part of your fertility treatment. I even had a hysteroscopy and polyp removal under RMA and the care I experienced was excellent. So far, I am very impressed with the high level of coordination between departments and the communication and responsiveness - everything from medical and nursing consultations to finance to embryology. Thus far a seamless experience for me as the patient, which is not always easy to come by! Weaknesses - I always have to drive to Basking Ridge for blood work (wish there was a lab closer to me).
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Strengths - Essentially it's a one stop shop for almost anything you need as part of your fertility treatment. I even had a hysteroscopy and polyp removal under RMA and the care I experienced was excellent. So far, I am very impressed with the high level of coordination between departments and the communication and responsiveness - everything from medical and nursing consultations to finance to embryology. Thus far a seamless experience for me as the patient, which is not always easy to come by! Weaknesses - I always have to drive to Basking Ridge for blood work (wish there was a lab closer to me).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hong has a really nice approach and 'bedside manner' - each interaction that we've had has been a reassuring experience. She's very detailed and takes time to explain everything and answer questions. She's highly approachable and responsive, even in between appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I have only had a few interactions thus far with Dayna (we are still in early planning stage for FET), but each one has been very positive. She is highly energetic, optimistic, and empathetic. She is very responsive and takes the time to explain each step and answer my questions. She has exceeded my expectations for nursing support at a clinic as huge as RMA NJ.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
Dr. Hong is very approachable and easy to talk with. She was very helpful in explaining everything and taking the time to answer our questions until we were satisfied. She comes across to me as very research/fact based and practical, which is why I think we immediately liked working with her. She has a lot of energy, but is also caring and sensitive. I appreciate the ability to be able to speak with her directly on the phone even in between appointments. Our treatment plan thus far has changed a few times and she proactively calls me to explain the rationale behind each decision.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
Not sure!
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are still too early in treatment planning (FET) for me to answer this well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
We are still in planning stage for FET, but received financial counseling early on. The ballpark cost that we were originally expecting for thawing/refreezing/CCS testing of embryos (none of which would be covered by insurance) would be approx. $6550. In addition, we would be paying for the courier to move our embryos from Boston to NJ = $800. The FET cycle itself is expected to cost $4,475 + upwards of $1600 for medication. My insurance will offset some of this cost.
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
9
Anne [nurse at RMA's Basking Ridge office] is so compassionate, accommodating, understanding, and warm. She answered all my calls and emails. She calmed my "crazy" when I was worried. She was the voice of reason during a time of chaos....Basking Ridge was a very nice office, but West Orange could use an update and a larger space. Weekend monitoring hours are BUSY. VERY VERY BUSY. Expect to wait over an hour.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Basking Ridge was a very nice office, but West Orange could use an update and a larger space. Weekend monitoring hours are BUSY. VERY VERY BUSY. Expect to wait over an hour.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She laughed and joked with us to break the tension before procedures. She listened to all my questions and answered every single one, no matter how stupid they might have been.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Anne is so compassionate, accommodating, understanding, and warm. She answered all my calls and emails. She calmed my "crazy" when I was worried. She was the voice of reason during a time of chaos.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
She called to make sure i understood important information relayed by my nurse. She performed as many IUIs as she could, she wasn't always working on the days we needed transfers. If she saw we were in the office for a monitoring appointment while she was working she would do our monitoring rather than the doctor scheduled to do so.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
Ask all your questions, she answers them all. Also don't be afraid to cry/tear up in her office, she understands it's an emotional journey and doesn't judge.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
THEY WERE SO EARLY!!!!!!! 6am-7:30am during the week. I wish they had them until 8am. The weekend hours are more convenient, 6am-10am. But they are BUSY since only one RMA office is open. They need more staff on the weekends to help deal with the crowd.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
copays were taken up front before the appointment. If your insurance didn't cover that procedure it was billed later. IVF was all billed before any appointment. IUI was billed on procedure day.
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
44
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 6 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
I found rmanj to be very good at what they do. the billing team, the nursing staff and all the misc clinicians were friendly, respectful, and knowledgeable. the basking ridge location is beautiful, though in the middle of nowhere!...I loved working with [nurse] mary ellen. I hated always having to leave a message and wait for a call back but, her VM always stated her working hours and when to exect a call back. the call backs always came the same day although at times it was frustrating to wait for the calls. mary ellen is extremely knowledgable and compassionate. there was nothing I could ask her or tell her
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Age
44
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 6 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I found rmanj to be very good at what they do. the billing team, the nursing staff and all the misc clinicians were friendly, respectful, and knowledgeable. the basking ridge location is beautiful, though in the middle of nowhere!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
always very kind, but gave information readily. my questions and concerns were always handles with dignity and respect
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I loved working with mary ellen. I hated always having to leave a message and wait for a call back but, her VM always stated her working hours and when to exect a call back. the call backs always came the same day although at times it was frustrating to wait for the calls. mary ellen is extremely knowledgable and compassionate. there was nothing I could ask her or tell her
How was your experience with Richard Scott?
I saw dr scott only once. I scheduled phone calls though and those calls happened on time and as expected. he had plenty of time for talk and always called in a quiet place with availability to chat. I never felt like he rushed me. he talked to me in a respectful manner quoting stats so I could easily understand them.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Scott?
to clearly hear him, ask pertinent questions and rely on what he says. my results were exactly what he predicted them to be.
Describe the protocols Richard Scott used in your cycles and their degree of success.
we did 2 cycles together. they consisted of follistim and menopur. I was against the use of BC and dr scott allowed me not to use it
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was monitored at RMANY for my cycle at RMANJ so cannot describe this experience at NJ
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Scott.
I recall it was more expensive then treatment in NY
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Doctor
Richard Scott
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
I was concerned that I would feel like a number and not a human because RMA is such a large clinic with many locations and patients. But I never felt that way. I was treated very well. I never felt like a number....My nurse could not have been better. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, organized, prompt and thorough.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was concerned that I would feel like a number and not a human because RMA is such a large clinic with many locations and patients. But I never felt that way. I was treated very well. I never felt like a number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse could not have been better. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, organized, prompt and thorough.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
From the moment I met Dr Forman he made me feel very comfortable and understood. He was knowledgeable and non judgmental. Dr Forman is a caring Dr who identifies with not only what you want to accomplish but what you've been through to get there. He was very informative about what it would take to get our desired results. He genuinely cares for his patients. He called me himself a couple of times to check in about how I was handling the very frequent long drives to get to the offices, when we were impatiently waiting for my pregnancy test result to come in and after I became pregnant. I never felt like I was being talked down to the way lot of Dr's can make you feel.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
I would recommend Dr Forman to anyone. You can trust him completely with your care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Very early monitoring hours with many different offices. You sign in and wait your turn. Usually the wait time was not long. I never felt rushed during my exams.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
it is a good nice clinc [RMA - Basking Ridge] with a alot of good things its just mybe to big so you my feel numbered but overall very good...[the nurse] very upbeat nice warm just a little less then the dr. she was on the button & run to the next pt. wich i did not feel by the dr. but overall verry good...[regarding monitoring appointments] it was the best that cloud be erly morning wait but OK...overall they were very nice professional
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Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
it is a good nice clinc with a alot of good things its just mybe to big so you my feel numbered but overall very good
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
the Dr. eli ryback was very professional warm nice explaining the best with out a doubt the nurse a Little Les but was also very professional explaining more pressured in time the more we wand down in the rank the less we felt because you were you were more like a number more pressured in time to much pt. but overall they were very nice professional
Describe your experience with your nurse.
very upbeat nice warm just a little less then the dr. she was on the button & run to the next pt. wich i did not feel by the dr. but overall verry good
How was your experience with Eli Rybak?
in the previous i described it pretty well but again Dr. Eli Rybak was the right Dr. in the right time he has most what i wanted of a Dr. compassionate nice caring explaining knowledgeable & much more he is a great person & dr.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eli Rybak?
wirte you self down your Q so you dont forget to ask in the mountains of information
Describe the protocols Eli Rybak used in your cycles and their degree of success.
i dont know them of hand im soory
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
it was the best that cloud be erly morning wait but OK
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eli Rybak.
i hed a Charity org‎ help me so i dont real konw
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Doctor
Eli Rybak
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Very direct and honest person [Dr. Paul Bergh] and able to handle tons of questions. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Ability to built trust and explain procedures, risks and different scenarios. very empathetic...[Nurse at RMA of New Jersey was an] Excellent communicator. Unlimited patience to respond silly, original, ignorant, repetitive and reasonable daily questions. Ability to patiently explain every days procedures multiple times. Provided great support and was always available.
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Everyone is extremely kind, thoughtful and encouraging. every person you speak or interact with are a pleasure to deal with. Place is welcoming, neat, clean and quiet.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Bergh was always available for my numerous questions. He is extremely knowledgeable and very personable.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Excellent communicator. Unlimited patience to respond silly, original, ignorant, repetitive and reasonable daily questions. Ability to patiently explain every days procedures multiple times. Provided great support and was always available.
How was your experience with Paul Bergh?
Very direct and honest person and able to handle tons of questions. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Ability to built trust and explain procedures, risks and different scenarios. very empathetic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Bergh?
trust him
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
excellent experience, everyone very friendly and respectful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Bergh.
i don't want to share costs
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Doctor
Paul Bergh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
43 - 43
Treated
2016 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
~$9,000 for stim and egg retrieval, ~$1,000 for medications, ~$5,000 for genetic testing package (multi-cycle). Because I am not in New Jersey, monitoring was done by a separate clinic with separate charges...
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Age
43 - 43
Treated
2016 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman is thoughtful, thorough, compassionate and accessible. He gives detailed attention to the patient's history and takes the time to discuss various treatment alternatives.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Great
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman was very accessible via email and was very thoughtful about my medical history, past treatments, and what treatment protocol options are. He used fewer medications than other clinics and achieved the same level of output. He was more hands on than doctors at other clinics. His science and his bedside manner are both top notch.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
As with anyone, ask questions
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Estrace prep, 300 follistim, 150 menopur, 3 days' omnitrope, ganirelex
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
~$9,000 for stim and egg retrieval, ~$1,000 for medications, ~$5,000 for genetic testing package (multi-cycle). Because I am not in New Jersey, monitoring was done by a separate clinic with separate charges
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
42 - 47
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
I loved my care team [at RMA New Jersey]. I did not have the result I wanted, a live birth, but never did I feel like a number or a bother when I had questions. I would recommend them to anyone. My nurse was always available and responded in a timely fashion, always the same day.
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Age
42 - 47
Treated
2010 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 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 loved my care team. I did not have the result I wanted, a live birth, but never did I feel like a number or a bother when I had questions. I would recommend them to anyone. My nurse was always available and responded in a timely fashion, always the same day.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
How she was always there. I always knew I could call or email and she would get back to me. Even when she patiently explained things once she would always do it again if I needed it.
How was your experience with Michael Drews?
Dr. Drews was compassionate and understanding at every turn. I always felt better after an appointment with him, understanding what was in the future and with all the information I needed to make a decision for my family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews?
Be open, be honest. He has heard it all. He will patiently answer all your questions, not matter how insignificant or silly the seem to you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring is never fun, but it was efficient. Blood draws were done first, then ultrasounds. A little cattle call - ish, but at least it kept the process moving.
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
First round [at RMA] was completely natural and that resulted in a negative test (although it was slightly elevated so egg may have implanted briefly). Second was with the lightest dose of clomid. I got pregnant but unfortunately had to have a D&C. We have not changed protocol and will be doing an IUI in the next two weeks...Can be a bit of a conveyer belt but it's quick and efficient.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Can be a bit of a conveyer belt but it's quick and efficient.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is very caring and explains things to you in detail. I had to have a D&C and she made sure she performed the procedure. She cheers on her patients and supports you through this roller coaster.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jenn is very quick at getting back to me, is very compassionate and is on top of everything.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
I really like Dr Hong. I don't hear from her a lot personally but rather hear from her nurse. I have heard from her directly for issues that require more discussion. I find her to be compassionate and positive and willing to walk through things with me so I can understand. Hoping this next IUI will give me my baby!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
Let her know your questions and if you need more time with her personally:
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am doing IUI. First round was completely natural and that resulted in a negative test (although it was slightly elevated so egg may have implanted briefly). Second was with the lightest dose of clomid. I got pregnant but unfortunately had to have a D&C. We have not changed protocol and will be doing an IUI in the next two weeks. I am hopeful for success! Also taking DHEA and COQ10 for egg quality this round.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
Thus far a few thousand
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
24 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Joyce [Nurse at RMA of New Jersey] is a miracle worker. She is kind, empathetic and patient. She is beyond invested. She has helped me maintain my sanity. Other than our children Joyce is the best part of our RMA experience...Well oiled machine. In and out in a timely manor
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Age
24 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very personable, knew information about my history prior to being a patient
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Joyce is a miracle worker. She is kind, empathetic and patient. She is beyond invested. She has helped me maintain my sanity. Other than our children Joyce is the best part of our RMA experience
How was your experience with Michael Drews?
There are not enough words in the English language to describe how wonderful Dr Drews, I'm externally grateful for everything that he has provided for me and my family
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Drews?
Trust him and trust the process
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Well oiled machine. In and out in a timely manor
10
Doctor
Michael Drews
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
8
Dr Forman [of RMA New Jersey] would spend time with you... We did a frozen embryo transfer with frozen embryos from NYU. He would call be back after hours on his cell if I had a question- very comforting....Nice to be assigned to one nurse- but then she left abruptly, which was odd. But was picked up by another immediately.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
8
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Forman would spend time with you... We did a frozen embryo transfer with frozen embryos from NYU. He would call be back after hours on his cell if I had a question- very comforting
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nice to be assigned to one nurse- but then she left abruptly, which was odd. But was picked up by another immediately
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
He was thorough, calming and made you feel comfortable. The first FET didn't stick, well... it was a chemical pregnancy. After that he gave me his cell phone number and consulted with me on the next steps for a successful round. You don't get that much from doctors so I really appreciate it. He seemed like he truly cared. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
10
Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
44
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
He [Dr. Thomas Kim] was a good doctor, knew what he was talking about, was happy to explain things to me, and did not mind being asked questions or explaining his reasoning for things. He did not act like every question I had was questioning his "authority" as a doctor. This was not the case with previous REs. The only thing that I did not like was that he suggested transferring two donor egg embryos. I wanted eSet and he was fine with that.
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Age
44
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They were a bit like a bus station waiting room but everyone was kind and compassionate and I didn't feel like just a number.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took the time to meet with me, had clearly read my long infertility history.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were great.
How was your experience with Thomas Kim?
He was a good doctor, knew what he was talking about, was happy to explain things to me, and did not mind being asked questions or explaining his reasoning for things. He did not act like every question I had was questioning his "authority" as a doctor. This was not the case with previous REs. The only thing that I did not like was that he suggested transferring two donor egg embryos. I wanted eSet and he was fine with that.
9
Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
They never made me feel rushed and at times even allowed me to call my nurse on her personal cell phone after hours when I had a crisis.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They were extremely compassionate and took the time to explain everything with patience and in detail. They never made me feel rushed and at times even allowed me to call my nurse on her personal cell phone after hours when I had a crisis
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was extremely smart, very good communicator and would always return my calls within a reasonable amount of time. She really got to know me and understood the best way to discuss issues with me
How was your experience with Paul Bergh?
He held my hand every step of the way showed great compassion while making me feel like I was in the hands of a brilliant doctor. He showed the right balance of confidence and caution. He never over promised anything but always said " we are going to get you out of here with a baby"
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Bergh?
You can trust him 100%
10
Doctor
Paul Bergh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
RMA [New Jersey] is very professional. There are many options/ facilities for monitoring to accommodate busy schedules. I was always informed of what was going on and what to expect. They answered all of my questions and made me feel part of the process. [The nurses] are very attentive and communicate with you through every step of the process. They always get back to you to answer questions or concerns the day you call.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is very professional. There are many options/ facilities for monitoring to accommodate busy schedules. I was always informed of what was going on and what to expect. They answered all of my questions and made me feel part of the process.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He sat down with me and got to know me. I felt like it was truly personalized care.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They are very attentive and communicate with you through every step of the process. They always get back to you to answer questions or concerns the day you call.
How was your experience with Paul Bergh?
He was kind, took his time with us, and accomplished what we set out to do… get pregnant. Dr. Bergh made me feel very comfortable and confident that I would get pregnant.
10
Doctor
Paul Bergh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
RMA of Eatontown is a very good office. The staff is all very friendly, including the phlebotomists (even at 6am), and they remember who you are. Even though I didn't see my primary doctor during all of my morning monitoring, all of the doctors I did see were great and explained things to me...She [nurse] described everything in very clear detail, so I never had any confusion on medications or dosages. If I couldn't speak to her until a certain time of day, she made sure that she was free to speak to me at that time...
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA of Eatontown is a very good office. The staff is all very friendly, including the phlebotomists (even at 6am), and they remember who you are. Even though I didn't see my primary doctor during all of my morning monitoring, all of the doctors I did see were great and explained things to me. My only complaint was once I was released. I had to pick up a folder of information from the front desk and the receptionist loudly congratulated me on being pregnant and released and wished me good luck, in front of a whole waiting room of women. As happy as I was, I was embarrassed when she spoke so loudly. I remember one morning while I was waiting for monitoring and she did the same to another woman; I remember being so jealous and wondering why she didn't keep her voice down.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
RMANJ was the second infertility clinic I visited after 6 months of failed treatment elsewhere. One of the things I liked more about Dr. Molinaro was how he treated me and my husband like intelligent people (unlike the first place I wewnt, where every question I asked, I was answered like I was stupid and should've known the answer.) On our very first visit, Dr. Molinaro diagnosed my very obvious PCOS and we set a plan in place that my husband and I were comfortable with. All of our questions were answered and we never felt rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Samantha was a great nurse! She knew that I was a teacher and unable to answer phone calls during the day, so she made sure to leave me detailed messages every time she called or e-mailed. If I e-mailed her a question, she always responded within the day, mostly within just a couple of minutes. She described everything in very clear detail, so I never had any confusion on medications or dosages. If I couldn't speak to her until a certain time of day, she made sure that she was free to speak to me at that time. Once we got a positive pregnancy test, she was excited to tell us the good news and seems excited to see pictures of our baby once he's born (she also wanted to see pictures from our gender reveal party). It made me feel like I was her only patient.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
Dr. Molinaro on was an excellent doctor. He always made sure I knew what was going on with my body and treatments and was very open about everything. He answered e-mails within the same day, called me a couple times to check me after a slight complication, and even e-mailed me on a Sunday morning about an hour or so before my FET to wish us good luck. I always felt very comfortable with him as my doctor. I am currently pregnant with our first child and already look forward to seeing Dr. Molinaro again in the future for our next children.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
Get him as your primary doctor for your treatments!
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since Dr. Molinaro completely disagreed with the first treatment I had done at another clinic, he decided to bypass any sort of pill treatment (Clomid. Letrozole). He also explained to me why they probably wouldn't work for me anyway. We decided to do 3 IUI cycles with injectible medications (Gonal-F). After the second one, we weren't sure what step to take next. Dr. Molinaro did not tell us what to do, but instead helped guide our decision to try one more round of IUI before moving onto IVF. Once we decided to go to IVF, Dr. Molinaro sat down and had an in-depth conversation with me and my husband describing how the whole cycle would go, how long it would take, etc. He answered all of our questions, both in the office and via e-mail. He explained why FET would work better for me than a fresh transfer, as well as transferring only 1 embryo at a time, so that is the route we took. Our first egg retrieval and (1)frozen egg transfer were both successful, resulting in a pregnancy with 1 baby boy due in January 2017. We have 2 frozen embryos that we plan on transferring one at a time in the future.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring, for the most part, was very quick and easy. I was usually in and out in under half an hour, with many visits being done within 10 minutes! One morning there was a back up and I couldn't stay. Since it wasn't a vital day during my cycle, I wasn't worried about having to come back the next day, but I got a little bit of an attitude from the receptionist when I told her I had to leave (as a teacher, I had no wiggle room to arrive to work late). Once I got home, I e-mailed my nurse to explain what happened and she answered within 10 minutes. She apologized and then she told me she spoke to Dr. Molinaro and he wanted me to wait an extra day so that HE himself could see me for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
I don't remember the exact amount we spent, but between 3 IUIs, 1 IVF, and medications, we spent close to $30,000, all out of pocket. When 2 IUI cycles were not completed fully (we missed one out of 2 days for Christmas and another day bc of a snowstorm), I asked Dr. Molinaro if we could catch a little break on them. He didn't hesitate to answer, "of course" and he told our finance coordinator (who we had to switch) to take off 10% from our IUI bill. Since we also had an issue with our first finance coordinator, when I told Dr. Molinaro, he immediately took action to switch her for us and a new woman called us the next day.
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The only issue I had [at RMA of New Jersey] was when my original financial coordinator switched departments. She was fabulous! My new one, I had to always double check with my insurance bc she was very rarely correct with the information she gave to me....I spoken to [Nurse] Alana almost every time over the course of three years. Any question I had, silly or not, she would email or call immediately. She still to this day loves seeing photos of our kids and seeing us on our visits.
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Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The only issue I had was when my original financial coordinator switched departments. She was fabulous! My new one, I had to always double check with my insurance bc she was very rarely correct with the information she gave to me.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We would chat during visits about things outside of my visit and he would remember details and events we spoke about. At our last appointment he recalled everything from our first visit. He called personally after my retrieval. He still welcomes visits from me and my kids.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I spoken to Alana almost every time over the course of three years. Any question I had, silly or not, she would email or call immediately. She still to this day loves seeing photos of our kids and seeing us on our visits.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
I always said he was brutally honest yet confident. We had 3 out of 4 successful transfers with Dr. M. Our one failure he didn't seem too enthusiastic about when we decided to put in our only female embryo left. But he did it and said it was ok. It was negative. We sat and had a chat afterward and he said "it wouldn't have been my choice to transfer that one first. But I'm confident you will get your third child in the embryos you have left." After out transfer immediately in the next cycle, he said "and we will have great news in 8 days". I told my nurse that he can't get my hopes up like that. Her response was that he was very confident in this embryo. And so we had our third child.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
Trust him! He knows...
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Nothing special. Started with low dose of follistim and raised it until he was happy with the maturity of the follicles. Estridol and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring was always very quick!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
We paid out of pocket for retrieval first transfer, meds, pgd, and 2nd transfer. 3rd and fourth transfer were completely covered. In our out of pocket retrieval, they worked with certain companiessothat US, blood, and diagnostics were all covered.
10
Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
9 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
[RMA] IT WAS IMMACULATE! I WAS SUPER IMPRESSED. WAIT TIME WAS NEXT TO NOTHING. STAFF IS FRIENDLY, AND THE OFFICE DID NOT FEEL OVERWHELMING AT ALL. NO PACKED WAITING ROOMS(WHERE THERE ARE NO SEATS AVAILABLE!) PERFECT FOR ANYONE WORKING AND ON A SCHEUDLE....[Nurse]... TOLD ME ABOUT AN IN HOUSE NUTRITIONIST, YOGA PROGRAM, ACUPUNCTURISTS, HEALTH DAYS THEY WERE OFFERING , ETC,
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
IT WAS IMMACULATE! I WAS SUPER IMPRESSED. WAIT TIME WAS NEXT TO NOTHING. STAFF IS FRIENDLY, AND THE OFFICE DID NOT FEEL OVERWHELMING AT ALL. NO PACKED WAITING ROOMS(WHERE THERE ARE NO SEATS AVAILABLE!) PERFECT FOR ANYONE WORKING AND ON A SCHEUDLE.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I LOVED THE RESPONSE TIME AT THIS OFFICE. THEY KNEW I WAS WAITING BY THE PHONE WAITING FOR RESULTS, AND THEY WERE VERY CARING AND ALWAYS CALLED ME ASAP. THE COMMUNICATION WAS EXCELLENT FOR A PRACTICE THE SIZE OF THEIRS, AND I TRULY APPRECIATED IT.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
SHE GAVE ME HER PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS THE FIRST DAY. SHE TOLD ME ABOUT AN IN HOUSE NUTRITIONIST, YOGA PROGRAM, ACUPUNCTURISTS, HEALTH DAYS THEY WERE OFFERING , ETC,
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
HE WAS "WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET". PERSONABLE, STRAIGHT FORWARD, NO NONSENSE. SWEET, BUT VERY PROFESSIONAL. QUICK AND TO THE POINT. THE ONLY THING THAT SURPRISED ME WAS WHEN I LEFT THE OFFICE, I WAS NEVER CONTACTED BY ANYONE TO ASK WHY...(THE REASON BEING I WAS MOVING)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
GO FOR IT. THEY ARE TOP NOTCH, PROFESSIONAL, AND A DREAM OF A CLINIC, CONSIDERING THEIR SIZE
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I USED GONAL F FOR AN IUI CYCLE. I WAS CONFUSED BECAUSE AT THE CONSULT, I WAS TOLD THEY WANTED TO START ON A HIGH DOSE, AND GO FROM THERE. TYPICALLY, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN STARTED ON A LOW DOSE BECAUSE OF MY PCOS, AND TENDANCY TO HYPERSTIMULATE. WHEN I GOT MY INSTRUCTIONS THE FIRST DAY, IT WAS BEGIN AT 75 IU, WHICH IS LOW. WHEN I QUESTIONED IT, I WAS TOLD THE INSURANCE WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO BE STARTED HIGHER. SO IT SEEMS THEY REALLY FOLLOW THINGS TO THE LETTER OF THE LAW OVER THERE..... IT WAS A REGULAR IUI CYCLE, REGULAR INJECTIONS FOR ABOUT 2 AND HALF WEEKS, FOLLOWED BY A TRIGGER SHOT, AND ONE IUI. THIS CYCLE ENDED IN A NEGATIVE PREGNANCY TEST
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
EVERYTHING WAS COVERED UNDER INSURANCE AND I DIDNT INQUIRE, BUT THEY WERE OFFERING NICE IVF PACKAGES..
10
Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
I always felt rushed when speaking with the nursing staff [at RMA] and I often would have to ask for info to be repeated or ask for detailed info. This is one area where I feel they could do with some more help...this clinic is amazing and the staff is fantastic....It depended on the day and who was running the monitoring, but 95% of the time it was a quick and easy process... I also loved the collaboration between all the doctors in the practice.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Have paper next to you with questions written down when expecting calls or directions. This process can be overwhelming, but know this clinic is amazing and the staff is fantastic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Molinaro was hands on with my treatment, and stayed in contact every step of the way. I never doubted our course of treatment or the results.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses have the toughest job in this process. I always felt rushed when speaking with the nursing staff and I often would have to ask for info to be repeated or ask for detailed info. This is one area where I feel they could do with some more help. The info I was given was always spot on and fantastic, but it just was so fast
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Molinaro. After a really terrible consult with another clinic/doctor, Dr Molinaro was a breath of fresh air. From consult to treatment, Dr. M treated me like a person and I always knew and understood the process and the plan. Another clinic has diagnosed me as the fertility issue due to a large fibroid and wanted me to have a major surgery before even testing my husband. Going to RMA and Dr. M, we learned the fibroid wasn't the issue and in fact it was male factor morphology so we moved right to IVF. Once pregnant, we have a rough couple weeks with concerns of a potential cornual pregnancy and Dr. M was with me every step of the way. I also loved the collaboration between all the doctors in the practice. I was sent to see one doctor who was the fibroid expert and saw Dr Bergh during the early pregnancy because he was the best with our problem. I think it takes a special doctor and team to know whats best for the patient. Amazing follow-up and bedside manner and just a truly wonderful doctor. I have a wonderful 10 month old daughter because of him and we will be starting the process for #2 in the next few weeks.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
He is the best! I felt so comfortable and understood so much after 1 visit with him.
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a estrogen priming cycle for retrieval with Follistim, Novadril,, Garnirelix, low dose hcg and lupron trigger. ICSI was a must for us with our primary infertility issue was male factor morphology. My first transfer was a medicate cycle with was unsuccessful, so for frozen transfer #2 we did a natural cycle and it was a success. Following the same protocol for this round as well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It depended on the day and who was running the monitoring, but 95% of the time it was a quick and easy process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
I have great insurance, so I had a copay at consult, at start of cycle and the pregnancy monitoring.
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Clinic is a well oiled machine. We went to Basking Ridge office where Dr. Hong is primarily situated. The waiting room is very elegantly adorned and comfortable...My assigned nurse was very compassionate. When she was in the office, she was very conscientious...[Monitoring Appointments] Extremely easy! 15 minutes in and out. Lab work was done first followed by monitoring appointments with Dr. Hong...We wanted to be sure this didn't occur with RMA and our nurse assured us she'd be available to receive photographs sent by us in an email attachment on our first day of monitoring. After we voiced our concerns, the entire staff responded accordingly
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Clinic is a well oiled machine. We went to Basking Ridge office where Dr. Hong is primarily situated. The waiting room is very elegantly adorned and comfortable. Although we did not get to enjoy it! We did not wait at all for our monitoring appointments. From start to finish, our appointments were 15 minutes long! It was quite remarkable how efficient the staff was as a whole. Always remembering detailed information about both of us. Very, very impressive. :-) The hospital room where I had my retrieval was quite sterile and impersonal. Only a bed sheet separated my partner and myself from other women who had their procedures at the same time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hong is an extremely dedicated and compassionate RE. I had a chemical pregnancy a week prior to the start of my IVF cycle. Dr. Hong actually called me to check in to make sure I was ok! She has understood that I prefer detailed responses to my questions and has adjusted her approach accordingly. Whenever I email Dr. Hong she responds within 24 hours.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
My assigned nurse was very compassionate. When she was in the office, she was very conscientious. We were pretty upset when she didn't let us know she'd be out of the office during the beginning of my monitoring appointments. The quality of communication between nursing and my partner and myself is extremely important because we have been monitoring from a different state. We had a nearly canceled cycle at our last clinic because nursing staff and local monitoring clinic did not share vital information about my follicle numbers and growth. We wanted to be sure this didn't occur with RMA and our nurse assured us she'd be available to receive photographs sent by us in an email attachment on our first day of monitoring. After we voiced our concerns, the entire staff responded accordingly. Dr. Hong herself agreed to view the attachments--we had no problem communicating with her throughout our monitoring cycle.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Kathleen Hong?
Dr. Hong is a very knowledgable physician. She understood, based on my hormone levels and AFC count, that an antagonist protocol with estrogen priming would be best suited to me to obtain optimal results. We trusted her completely throughout this process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hong?
Ask her as many questions as you need to! She will definitely respond thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hong used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My partner and I had a terrible experience at our former clinic. We had 20 frozen eggs thawed---and only 30 percent of those eggs survived. In addition, at the former clinic I also underwent a retrieval and obtained 8 eggs. Out of 11 embryos (from the frozen eggs and fresh cycle), none grew to day 5! Dr. Hong explained that she strongly believed this poor result was due to lab error as well as poor trigger shot timing on behalf of my former RE, but she couldn't be 100 percent sure. Well, she was right! In this cycle we had 6 fertilized embryos and 4 grew to blastocyst stage and 3 were biopsied. We are currently waiting for those results. She doesn't guarantee any will be normal (based on my age), but she timed the trigger shot earlier in order to optimize quality. She also tweaked my medication protocol (raised dose of gonal f to 300 from 225 and raised dose of menopur from 75 to 150 as well as added omnitrope) in order to ensure embryos grew at a faster rate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Extremely easy! 15 minutes in and out. Lab work was done first followed by monitoring appointments with Dr. Hong. We did see another RE for a monitoring appointment on one occasion. He was impersonal but very efficient and knowledgable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hong.
20k out of pocket
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Doctor
Kathleen Hong
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Personalized attention, great communication, and efficient care [at RMA of New Jersey]. Everyone I have encountered has been extremely nice, compassionate, and understanding....Feel free to ask as many questions as you want to in order to understand what is going to be happening. Dr. M is very patient and always allows ample time for each of his patients....Efficient, well-oiled machine. Usually in and out within 20 minutes for bloodwork and ultrasound.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Personalized attention, great communication, and efficient care. Everyone I have encountered has been extremely nice, compassionate, and understanding.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. M is super thorough and explains everything in simple terms. He never makes me feel like he is rushing to do other things, even though he is extremely busy. He also is compassionate and has a great demeanor.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Great communication and readily available. Also very nice.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. M. This is my third RE and the whole experience has been so much better than my other experiences. He gives personalized attention, is a great communicator, and is extremely knowledgeable.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
Feel free to ask as many questions as you want to in order to understand what is going to be happening. Dr. M is very patient and always allows ample time for each of his patients.
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IVF protocol with menopur and gonal-f, ganirellix. FET protocol with estrace and PIO. 6 embryos frozen as day 6 blasts. No fresh transferred. Currently in the beginning of FET protocol.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Efficient, well-oiled machine. Usually in and out within 20 minutes for bloodwork and ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
Insurance covers monitoring, testing, etc., but I have no coverage for treatment. The fresh cycle including ICSI was about $11,000 plus almost $5000 for medications.
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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They [RMA - Eatontown] have a great lab, they are very big with many locations but you have to travel to basking ridge for major procedures. They are not on the autoimmune bandwagon yet...[monitoring appointments] It is like cattle call in basking ridge, but it's nice in eatontown. Everyone is friendly....Under 10k for monitoring and ER... He [Dr. Molinaro] really listens and explains everything- I know so much more about my body now. He explains why he does things, why he wouldn't do something else, and answers every question I have along the way.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They have a great lab, they are very big with many locations but you have to travel to basking ridge for major procedures. They are not on the autoimmune bandwagon yet.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When we had zero fertilized after an ER- he called and spoke to both of us and cleared his schedule to see us in person. He helped us arrange to pay for the cycle so we could save our insurance for later. He answered questions I had about medical studies and elaborated on items I couldn't quite understand. If I am not comfortable with something, he explains it right away and he adjusts his protocol based on my concerns.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
He is a great doctor. He really listens and explains everything- I know so much more about my body now. He explains why he does things, why he wouldn't do something else, and answers every question I have along the way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
If you are feeling nervous or anxious, let him know. He will take the time to explain everything. He will be very honest if you really have something to worry about.
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a max dose for ivf#4 since I didn't have a good response my last cycle. We did a natural cycle to rule out some suspicions about drug interactions. Then we adjusted meds to do a low dose injectable with femera to avoid raising estrogen levels too high. That protocol did the trick for us.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It is like cattle call in basking ridge, but it's nice in eatontown. Everyone is friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Molinaro.
Under 10k for monitoring and ER
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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I have PCOS so I overstimulate easily, Dr. Molinaro [at RMA of New Jersey] always monitored me closely and would adjust my dosage accordingly because of my situation. Dr. Molinaro had suggested that after several IUI's that never resulting pregnancies that I should try IVF. He said that it would be easier to control for me (IUI's are risky for multiples, especially with my tendency to overstimulate). I was afraid to do it, I also did not have the funds for it and he never pressured me. I would suggest we try another IUI and he would say ok. I finally did the IVF and had twins.
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I never felt like a number. Dr. Molinaro always took his time with me and was always available for questions.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
Dr. Molinaro always explained everything perfectly and in a way that I could best understand. He listened and always took into consideration my questions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Describe the protocols Thomas Molinaro used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so I overstimulate easily, Dr. Molinaro always monitored me closely and would adjust my dosage accordingly because of my situation. Dr. Molinaro had suggested that after several IUI's that never resulting pregnancies that I should try IVF. He said that it would be easier to control for me (IUI's are risky for multiples, especially with my tendency to overstimulate). I was afraid to do it, I also did not have the funds for it and he never pressured me. I would suggest we try another IUI and he would say ok. I finally did the IVF and had twins.
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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They explained everything perfectly so that I could understand while still not talking down to me... Alana [ my nurse] was always available to answer questions and I felt she really cared about my outcome.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I get they really cared and hoped for a positive pregnancy test just as much as I did. They explained everything perfectly so that I could understand while still not talking down to me. When he saw my insurance wouldn't cover anything, Dr. Molinaro referred me to a study that I could participate in which covered 90% of the cost. We will be eternally grateful to Dr. Molinaro and the RMA team.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Alana was always available to answer questions and I felt she really cared about my outcome.
How was your experience with Thomas Molinaro?
He was kind, compassionate and respectful. I always felt like I was in great care and that my outcome was important to him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Molinaro?
Be 100% honest and never give up hope. They will do everything possible to help you, and work with you financially. Check their website for possible study participation.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
The earlier, the better. I found that getting there earlier, I was seen quicker and out pretty fast. The waiting room was never super full, though, and I never waited long regardless.
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Doctor
Thomas Molinaro
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Eatontown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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They [RMA of New Jersey] have their process down pat, and yes, you do feel like cattle some days. But everyone is very nice and they try to get you in and out of the doctor's office as fast as possible for you (especially regarding morning monitoring). Even though you do not see your specific doctor every morning (during morning monitoring) each doctor was very nice and was able to answer any questions that we had.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They have their process down pat, and yes, you do feel like cattle some days. But everyone is very nice and they try to get you in and out of the doctor's office as fast as possible for you (especially regarding morning monitoring). Even though you do not see your specific doctor every morning (during morning monitoring) each doctor was very nice and was able to answer any questions that we had.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was very easy to talk to throughout our entire process. He was efficient and gave us all the possible outcomes that could happen regarding each step we took. He also was quick to followup with procedures to see how we were feeling.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Joyce was our nurse and called me with all my follow up information. She was also very helpful with any questions that we had, and was always quick to respond to messages.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman was a great doctor. My husband and I felt very comfortable with him, and trusted his advice along the way. Dr. Forman was very good in covering all the positive outcomes of each step, as well as preparing us for all the negative outcomes that could also happen. We appreciated his honest, professional advice and preparation. If I ever had a question for Dr. Forman, he would always respond quickly and with all the information I would need. Especially when I was nervous to start my injectable medication, and nervous I was going to do it wrong, Dr. Forman was quick to respond to my email and answer every question I had. Dr. Forman was compassionate throughout every step we had to take, and would follow up with every procedure. The roughest call that my husband and I had was when Dr. Forman called to tell us that only one of our eggs made it to the embryo stage (obviously, we were hopeful for more embryos to freeze for future use). But he was very compassionate and sympathetic on the phone, and fully described our next plan of action. In the end, the one egg was all we needed, and I am 15 weeks pregnant today! We will absolutely use Dr. Forman again for our future needs!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust the doctors, my husband and I did, and we were very happy with the whole process and the end result. And just remember that every patient has a different infertility experience!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I put a lot of trust in Dr. Forman and his trusted his professional knowledge as to which medications I should be on. He never put me on more medication that I needed, and would advise me when to stop taking certain medications.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They start morning monitoring early in the morning (5:30!) to make it convenient for the patients. I appreciated that we were able to go in early every morning and it would not affect our work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Unfortunately, our insurance did not cover much of our care, but we were aware of typically how much we were going to spend at RMA.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
The morning monitoring [at RMA - Morristown] is definitely the biggest weakness. Even though they have a good method for people to get blood drawn and be seen by the doctor, there were many, many mornings I would be at the clinic for 1-2 hours. They did extend their morning hours by a half hour when I was doing treatment which did help a little bit. Some mornings I would get there and there would be maybe 8 people and then the next morning at the same time there would be 25 - it was hard to plan for how long I'd be there.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The morning monitoring is definitely the biggest weakness. Even though they have a good method for people to get blood drawn and be seen by the doctor, there were many, many mornings I would be at the clinic for 1-2 hours. They did extend their morning hours by a half hour when I was doing treatment which did help a little bit. Some mornings I would get there and there would be maybe 8 people and then the next morning at the same time there would be 25 - it was hard to plan for how long I'd be there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman does a great job keeping in touch with his patients and he made sure our individual questions and concerns were always addressed quickly.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I had some trouble with the nurse I was assigned to. I think she was pretty new but I received some misinformation from her and there were a couple of times when medication wasn't called into the pharmacy for me which was very frustrating since everything is so time sensitive. However, I'm not sure if this was her fault because I think someone else does the actual calling for prescriptions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
When we first met with Dr. Forman, I could tell he was very knowledgeable in a variety of fertility treatments and he laid out potential options for us. Once we finally got going on cycles, he made himself available for questions and concerns along the way. The biggest thing I appreciate about him is his response time. If I emailed him at night or on the weekends, he usually responded within 15 minutes, which was unexpected but very appreciated. After getting to know him, I felt like I was in great hands and that he had our best interests at heart.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and get any clarifications you want. He is good at explaining things and making sure your concerns are addressed. Although the nurse is the first stop for questions, Dr. Forman was always patient when we asked him questions directly.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We ended up having success with our first IVF cycle (after IUIs). With my anovulation, I took menopur to help follicle(s) grow. Then I'd use an HCG trigger shot (the brand varied) to trigger ovulation. I then used endometrin progesterone tablets until I was about 10 weeks pregnant. If I remember right, that's all I took during the cycles. In all but one cycle, the menopur worked to grow follicle(s).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I don't remember exactly, but I had a $30 copay for each time I went in for morning monitoring (which ended up being anywhere from 1-6 times each week). My insurance paid for a lot of the IVF cycle but we paid about $3,000 for PGD and misc expenses.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Communication [with the nurse] was mostly through voicemail. She was always quick to return any phone calls. She always left detailed messages of treatments and blood work/ultrasound appointments...Ultrasound and blood work appointments were handled efficiently. I was there no longer than 30 minutes for both ultrasounds and blood work and sometimes it was less than 10 minutes for blood work. I never felt like I was just a number, but rather I felt like a patient and everyone during the early morning monitoring hours were polite and friendly.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is extremely organized. Sometimes I had to go to Basking Ridge and Morristown, each facility was well maintained and the staff were extremely friendly at both places.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman reached out numerous times throughout the cycle to make sure that I was ok and if I had any questions. He answered all my questions and checked up on me frequently.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Communication was mostly through voicemail She was always quick to return any phone calls. She always left detailed messages of treatments and blood work/ultrasound appointments.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman was extremely informative and went over all possible treatment options. He made the process as easy as possible and followed up with us frequently. I was comforted in knowing that he is extremely knowledgeable in what he does and I put all my trust in him to help me. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
It is important to have patience with the whole process. If things get delayed for one reason or the other, there is a good reason for it and let Dr. Forman help you make educated decisions.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I started 1 menopur and 200 Gonal -F on February 1, 2016 for 3 days. It increased to 2 menopur and 225 Follism for 6 days. 2 days before egg retrieval, I used 555iu Pregnyl and 40 iu Leuprolide. Egg retrieval was on February 12, 2016., with 15 eggs retrieved. 14 eggs were mature and 6 embryos survived to day 5. Embryos were tested and ended up with 5 frozen embryos. On March 22, 2016, I started medrol, doxycycline, and progesterone shots. One embryo was transferred March 27th, 2016. Positive pregnancy test on April 5, 2016. Last day of progesterone shots was May 4, 2016 and endometrin gel was used for 14 days. Currently 15 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Ultrasound and blood work appointments were handled efficiently. I was there no longer than 30 minutes for both ultrasounds and blood work and sometimes it was less than 10 minutes for blood work. I never felt like I was just a number, but rather I felt like a patient and everyone during the early morning monitoring hours were polite and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Insurance covered up to $10,000. I paid out of pocket, approximately $940 for egg retrieval, $4,300 for PGD testing, and $3,875 for FET.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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While I have to say overall my experience with this clunic was positive, I cant miss to point out a big issue: the financial team..I'm sorry but very mediocre. I had 3 different financial coordinators of which only 1 was excelent and she left RMA [of New Jersey], which I almost cried when I found out. The the other one I got was pretty much useless. They really need to work on this area. The financial burden adds a lot of stress to the process and I dont think they have the most qualified financial profesionals, neither they are very caring for the patients. Again I only had one that seemed to care for me. I had one that actually kind of insulted me once. Other than that, complementary care
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
While I have to say overall my experience with this clunic was positive, I cant miss to point out a big issue: the financial team..I'm sorry but very mediocre. I had 3 different financial coordinators of which only 1 was excelent and she left RMA, which I almost cried when I found out. The the other one I got was pretty much useless. They really need to work on this area. The financial burden adds a lot of stress to the process and I dont think they have the most qualified financial profesionals, neither they are very caring for the patients. Again I only had one that seemed to care for me. I had one that actually kind of insulted me once. Other than that, complementary care is great! I have been doing acupuncture witb Marc Passman and he is absolutely adorable and knowledgeable about all fertility topics so he has made the process really greay for me. I really appreciat his care also!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were blessed to have Dr Forman as our Doctor. We went through very difficult times and he was always very optimistic while at the same time staying true to science based data to help us make decisions on his recommended treatment solutions. He was very kind and responsive to all the 100 questions or more that I would have. He really made the process much more bearable. I have been always impressed with how much he cared for me..he woukd always be alert to any emails I would have with questions. He never gave up on us. Other Doctors I'm sure would have taken us through the path of egg donor but he persisted and we tried many times until now I'm very happy pregnant 12 weeks with my own eggs and my husband sperm. He recommended all sorts of testing but always presenting us with very good science based rationale, which I loved because I never felt he was just trying any random thing. He really spent the time to think thoroughly the best course of treatment, sharing with me literature to understand better his recommendations. I absolutely loved his appproach and really think all his patients are very lucky to have him as their Doctor. Even in the moments when we were close to give up, he gave us hope and helped us through the very painful and emotional process. We still have a long way to go to have a baby in our arms but I know now that Dr Forman was able to figure out what worked for us. We will for ever be grateful to him!!! I feel I'm out of words to thank him..he shoumd feel very proud and happy to know he made our lives happier!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christine was absolutely adorable! Always very responsive and attend to my questions. Very good at following up with my Doctor on all my needs. She would always explain very well all the things I needed to know about medicationa or tests and schedule.. very nice approach and mellow personality.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
As per sharef before, I thin the most valuable attribute Dr Forma. Has is his ability to analyze the set backs we had and be able to recommend the best treatment based on science. I really loved this approach as my husband and I like data based decisions and Dr Forman was always very transparent about the options he put in front of us. For example, today I'm pregnant because he recommended this study from a clinic in Spain where they seem to have really solved the endometrian factor..to me it definitely makes sense that not every woman is the same and he recommended a test to determine how receptive and when my uterine linen would be more likely to have an embryo implanted..he recommended this after 2 failed transfers with normal PGD tested embryos, which was very disappointing. Again he recommended and gave us the resources of articles and data to make our decision..I'm really glad ge offered it. My experience with him was beyond positive! I absolutely trusted his judgement and recommendations as I always felt he was not just trying random, but really taking the time to think about us as individuals and not just a number or statistic, if he had he probably would have told us to just try egg donor, but he knew we didn't want that. I have a hard time finding a weaknes in Dr Forman. He really is a very special Doctor and not only because my positive experience with him but also because I know all the other RMA based nurses and personel that I ineracted with RMA would always had a nice thing to say about him. He is just a caring person.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
I woukd tell then to be prepared to ask questions. DR Forman is very smart and would most of the time have a very rational answer. He does a very good job explaining difficult medical terminology.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first one was a natural cycle.he mentioned I could participate in the study. After 2 failed egg retriveal cycles where I got no good embryos he mentioned that it is believed that naturally some woman can produce perfectly normal embryos. We tried and we obtained 1 perfect normal embryo (PGD normal) After 2 failed transfers of PGD normal embryos he suggested again to do a ERA a test that determines the receptivity of uterine linen. He shared the research from the clinic insm Spain and also explained very well how it woukd work and was also very transparent of the potentisl results and how it's not normal practice and RMA so it was purely experimental, but his rationale, which I share and agree is that I would not be loosing anything, besides just the money for the test, which we were willing to pay after evrything we had been through. And the results were absolutely amazing as thanks to that I'm today 12 wks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Very positive all the time. No issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Honestly...would have to look at all my 100 pages of receipts for OOO expenses. Overal i was lucky to be covered by insurance but after trying for so many years I exhauste it and also we did PGD testing which is very expensive. In total I'm about not at a total of aprox $40,000. A LOT!!
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Dr. Forman always treated me like an individual who mattered. He always made me feel like my health and safety were his first priority, and took time to explain each of his choices for my treatment...RMA treats patients as individuals, not as numbers. During my treatment, RMA opened beginning at 5:30 for morning monitoring instead of 6:00, which was wonderful as I did not feel rushed getting to work in the mornings
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA treats patients as individuals, not as numbers. During my treatment, RMA opened beginning at 5:30 for morning monitoring instead of 6:00, which was wonderful as I did not feel rushed getting to work in the mornings. I highly recommend you arrive a few minutes before 5:30 so that you could be one of the first for blood work and ultrasound. This way, you do not need to worry about getting to work on time. The office staff was always pleasant. The phlebotomists were quick, personable, and painless. The staff worked to make each morning as pleasant of an experience as possible, and seemed to value the time of each patient. I honestly cannot think of any weaknesses- the whole operation is comprised of miracle workers :)
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman always treated me like an individual who mattered. He always made me feel like my health and safety were his first priority, and took time to explain each of his choices for my treatment. He was very easy to communicate with, responding rapidly to any e-mails and even calling on the phone.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Danielle was an excellent communicator. She worked with my wacky schedule as a teacher, and if for some reason we were unable to actually talk on the phone, she left me detailed voice messages with clear instructions for medicine and explanations of my lab results. We were able to communicate primarily by phone, but also at times through e-mail.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman has an incredible amount of knowledge, and is very skilled in explaining details of treatment options and the IVF process. As my doctor, he never made me feel like a number. He always greeted my husband and I with a smile, and showed a tremendous amount of compassion towards us and our desire to have a family. He has a warm bedside manner and understands that infertility is an emotional process. I always felt that he kept my best interest in mind, while creating his plans for treatment. When canceling a fresh transfer due to mild OHSS, Dr. Forman took the time to explain exactly why it was the best choice to have a frozen transfer instead. I always felt comfortable with our decisions, and felt that each step of the process was truly a team effort.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Be patient and trust him. Dr. Forman has a wealth of knowledge. Let him educate you, and encourage yourself to become an active part of your treatment.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did not get my period on my own, so we started the cycle with Provera and then 14 days of BCP. After the fourth day of being off BCP, I started stimming using Follistim and Menopur, with doses changing based on blood work and ultrasound. After 4 days, I added Ganirelex. For my trigger, 36 hours before retrieval, I used 2mL Pregnyl and 40 units Lupron, and then 24 hours prior I used 40 units Lupron again. This retrieval yielded 36 eggs, 23 matured, 16 fertilized, and 10 made it to CCS/PGD. All were normal, 5 girls and 5 boys. When we canceled the fresh transfer, I waited for day 1 which came 12 days later. We did day 3 blood work which was all good, and then we waited until the next month to prep for the frozen transfer. After normal ultrasound and bloodwork, I restarted estrogen suppositories, and 18 days after starting this process, was able to have my frozen embryo transfer. This transfer happened on Nov. 29, 2015 and was successful as I am now 32 weeks pregnant with my blessing of a baby boy!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring at RMA is a well-oiled machine. After checking in after the doors were first opened, it usually took just minutes to be called back for bloodwork. If an ultrasound was available first, the staff would place you in a room and ask you to do blood work afterwards. When at Morristown, I would always get a call with my results by the early afternoon, and if I needed to go to Basking Ridge instead, a call with my results would be made at some time during the morning. The staff at RMA know what they are doing, and work to make sure everyone is able to have a stress-free, quick morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I was very lucky to have IVF covered under my insurance. Out of pocket, I paid for my medicines, and for costs associated with PGD testing and embryo freezing.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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The morning monitoring staff, whether it be the front desk, phlebotomists, or techs, were always warm and friendly, even at the opening hour of 5:30 a.m. The clinic operates like a well-oiled machine. Each and every employee I've had contact with was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable in their position. I've also attended nutrition meetings and a donor-egg seminar through RMA, as they have so much else to offer, to those who are struggling to conceive...
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The morning monitoring staff, whether it be the front desk, phlebotomists, or techs, were always warm and friendly, even at the opening hour of 5:30 a.m. The clinic operates like a well-oiled machine. Each and every employee I've had contact with was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable in their position. I've also attended nutrition meetings and a donor-egg seminar through RMA, as they have so much else to offer, to those who are struggling to conceive.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman is an excellent reproductive endocrinologist. At each appointment my husband and I had with him, he took his time, never rushed us, explained information very thoroughly, and had such a wonderful bedside manner. There were times where he made special accommodations to see us at the very end of the day, due to my work schedule, and he personally called me prior to each egg retrieval/transfer, even if it was on a Saturday or Sunday.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My most-recent nurse, Ann Marie, is also extremely compassionate and thorough. She kept in contact with me very efficiently, and I never had to worry about hearing from her or having a question answered. She returned all of my phone calls very promptly, and we had an extremely great rapport with one another.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
As a patient, I wouldn't hesitate for an instant to recommend him to anyone seeking infertility care. He is extremely compassionate and dedicated to his work.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Be patient with the outcome, as everyone's situation is different. There may be a timeline given, but understand that things may take a bit longer than expected.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring hours are extremely fair. I usually arrived at the very start of the morning, and on some days I would not have to wait at all, while other days I've waited over 30 minutes. Patients seem to be flexible, as this tends to be the norm with open monitoring hours. It really depended on the day- if everyone had the same idea to show up at 5:30 a.m., then there'd be a wait. The staff certainly hustled and did the best they could to get all patients cycled through in a timely fashion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I have wonderful insurance, but because we used an egg-donor, there was a substantial fee to her. We also had to pay out-of-pocket for some other services that we chose (i.e. chromosomal testing of embryos).
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
[RMA - Morristown clinic] Strengths - nice facility and very clean. Staff was always so friendly and helpful. I have been to 3 of their locations, and they were very nice and organized. Always open and available in some capacity at any time. Central computer system makes it easy with multiple offices. I always appreciated the "no kids" policy. They acknowledge it's a very sensitive topic for people struggling with infertility, and that really stood out to us. The offices ran like a well-oiled machine - everyone knew what they were doing and everything was seamless...
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Strengths - nice facility and very clean. Staff was always so friendly and helpful. I have been to 3 of their locations, and they were very nice and organized. Always open and available in some capacity at any time. Central computer system makes it easy with multiple offices. I always appreciated the "no kids" policy. They acknowledge it's a very sensitive topic for people struggling with infertility, and that really stood out to us. The offices ran like a well-oiled machine - everyone knew what they were doing and everything was seamless. I never felt like a number even though at times, morning monitoring could get busy. Weaknesses - just wish morning monitoring hours went a tad later (30 minutes later) to fit better with my work schedule.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman showed incredible patience with the millions of questions we had every step of the way. We never felt rushed, and he always left us feeling very comfortable to ask more questions. He was extremely responsive and always reachable, which was something we especially valued to a great degree.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Joyce was fantastic in every way. She was thorough in her instructions and information, caring and supportive during this anxiety-ridden time, and always responded to my messages in a very timely fashion. She helped us greatly navigate some issues we had with scheduling and we always felt that she was working with us to help make this as stress-free as possible.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman was unlike any doctor I have ever seen in that he was extremely accessible and responsive. One thing that really stood out to me was when we had requested an update about our Day 3 embryos (we were waiting to have CCS done on Day 6 and wanted an update to see how many were still alive), the nurse who was supposed to call us was out that day unexpectedly, and so Dr. Forman emailed me personally that evening to give me an update on the embryos. That spoke volumes to me, and we were so very grateful considering we had just come out of an unsuccessful IVF cycle from a different clinic and our anxieties were extremely high. That showed me that he truly cared about our wellbeing and emotional state. In addition to answering the millions of questions we had every step of the way with such patience, Dr. Forman also provided information and options in detail so that we truly understood what to expect and what comes next. He was always realistic, but also optimistic, which helped a lot. I felt I was in great hands with Dr. Forman. He performed my egg retrieval at RMA and 2nd transfer, and I truly trusted his judgement, skill, and care. He is unforgettable and unbeatable.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Forman from a different fertility clinic where I had one egg retrieval, which led to OHSS, and zero eggs to transfer. Due to the OHSS resulting from the egg retrieval at the other center, Dr. Forman modified the stim meds and protocol (using less hCG for the trigger), which resulted in a successful egg retrieval (performed by him) and absolutely no OHSS - it was night and day, the differences between the two retrievals. We had 3 CCS-tested normal embryos and we were thrilled. We transferred one of those embryos, but because of scheduling issues on our part, Dr. Forman did not perform that frozen embryo transfer. That embryo did not lead to a pregnancy, and we were getting very nervous about our future even though it's normal for an embryo not to implant. Dr. Forman spoke to us on the phone for a good 30 minutes and discussed our options and what could be done differently to try to improve our chances for the 2nd embryo. He suggested I get a hysteroscopy and D&C to make sure my uterine lining is healthy. They found that there was mild inflammation, and so an antibiotic was prescribed for 10 days to clear it. Dr. Forman also suggested that he perform the transfer this time because he is familiar with the structure of my uterus, which is definitely tilted. When it came time for the 2nd frozen embryo transfer, Dr. Forman was there and walked us through everything. He explained what was being done the entire time, and although it was a bit challenging due to the bend in my uterus, he successfully transferred the embryo, and now I am 10 weeks pregnant!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
As I mentioned in a previous answer, RMA ran like a well-oiled machine. At times, it could be crowded and busy, but never unbearable. Some days they took me right away, other days, I might have to wait 20 minutes at most - it really varied. On average, I'd say I would wait 10 minutes to be taken back for blood work. The staff was always so friendly and helpful. Despite the stressful nature of everyone's reason to be there in the first place, it was a very stress-free place. My only small complaint was that I wished the weekday monitoring hours went 30 minutes later so it fit with my work schedule a little better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Everything was in-network with my insurance plan, so I just had to pay co-pays for a couple non-monitoring/cycle-related appointments. Additional costs that were optional and not covered by insurance were for CCS, cryopreservation, and biopsy of the day-6 embryos for $4,000; an extra sperm sample that had to be frozen for about $300 I think; and we spent $200 twice for laser acupuncture on the days of my 2 transfers. Since we had already done genetic testing and counseling at the previous clinic, we were able to bypass that at RMA, so I'm not sure if there would've been a cost associated with that.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Some of the front office and back office staff I encountered for morning monitoring [at RMA - Morristown] was just plain terrible. I have been working in the medical field for 16 years and I've always smiled and greeted my patients as if they were the biggest priority I had at the given moment. Some of these ladies not so much. All of the process is grueling and emotionally as well as physically draining. The least the staff can offer is a compassionate smile...
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I really had a wonderful experience. I do believe however the importance of simple acts since as smiling when a patient is being greeted by any staff memeber. Some of the front office and back office staff I encountered for morning monitoring was just plain terrible. I have been working in the medical field for 16 years and I've always smiled and greeted my patients as if they were the biggest priority I had at the given moment. Some of these ladies not so much. All of the process is grueling and emotionally as well as physically draining. The least the staff can offer is a compassionate smile.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. FOrman and his staff were always available, day or night to answer any of my questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Danielle was great for the most part. She could take a little more time with medication explanations while over the phone or send extremely detailed emails to ensure that everything is explained and understood to a patient going through this forthe first time. She did not explain the importance of genetic counseling as that created an unnecessary waiting period in an already long process.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is a young, knowledgeable and passionate physician. Your goal of parenthood will instantly become his. He does not sugarcoat issues or gloss over topics. If you have 400 questions, he will answer all of them. He is direct and matter of fact. Not everyone will appreciate his demeanor but I did.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Be patient, optimistic and trust what he is offering/doing.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I feel that the protocol used was a standard protocol for someone whose already been pregnant naturally in my age group. Evaluation of both myself and husband. Diagnosis and treatment of potential infertility causes. Egg retrevial, icsi, culture to day 5, day 5 pgd testing, freezing ofpotential embryos and waiting for results. I am no expert but I believe this is typical.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Very easy, not long wait times. Unfriendly faces in front desk. Like smile people!!! You CHOSE your current profession and employment situation, if you don't like it then leave!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I was lucky enough to have fantastic medical coverage. We paid out of pocket for freezing embryos, acupuncture and PGD testing. We roughly paid about $6,000 in out of pocket expenses.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Jackie [Nurse at RMA of New Jersey] was always on top of it. Returned our calls relatively quickly. Only fall back was she was out of the office quite a bit during our cycle, but there was always another nurse available who got back to me almost immediately if I needed anything:)...So RMA was worth every penny because we got pregnant! Around $18k for one frozen cycle not including meds
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Clinic weaknesses- feels like a factory because it is so busy. Strengths- they know what they are doing and every single person on the staff is engaged- polite, caring and on top of it!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Forman and his entire staff always treated us like humans- every step along the every way, every single detail was explained to us. Dr Forman went above and beyond. From our very first consult, he gave us his business card and told us not to hesitate to reach out via email or phone. Throughout our time at RMA, I emailed Dr Forman quite a bit, and he always got back to me literally within hours- even on the smallest detail. This was going above and beyond. He, not just our nurse, made sure we understood everything from start to finish. And he did it all with humility and care. Huge difference from our prior clinic- and I believe it is all because of Dr Forman- he not only has the skill, but he has the compassion...and during a process like IVF, that can be so stressful for the patient, he made all the difference!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jackie was always on top of it. Returned our calls relatively quickly. Only fall back was she was out of the office quite a bit during our cycle, but there was always another nurse available who got back to me almost immediately if I needed anything:).
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr Forman made the difference for us between continuing our fertility journey or giving up. We went to a differ clinic for 5 procedures with no luck, and reached out to Dr Forman for a second opinion- BEST decision we ever made! Not only does he have the exceptional knowledge and skill this job requires (leaps and bounds above our last clinic), but he has the compassion and humility to make each experience a positive one! I cannot speak highly enough of this doctor! And we were nervous, to say the least, at first because of our 5 failed attempts. But I know after one consult with Dr Forman, we had to move to him. And it paid off ten fold! Best fertility doctor!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
He's very smart and soft spoken. Ask him any question you wish- he will answer all of them!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
It was our 4th retrieval, only 1st with Dr Forman so he thoroughly reviewed all of our info from our prior clinic and adjusted a couple things: Birth control to start Estradiol Menopur and follistim Progesterone injections
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Amazing staff- efficient and always friendly!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
It was quite expensive, but worth very penny. We had 3 failed IUIs and 2 failed IVFs before this clinic. The prices at the other clinic were much cheaper, BUT with all the failed attempts, we ended up spending a lot more. So RMA was worth every penny because we got pregnant! Around $18k for one frozen cycle not including meds
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
I loved RMA. Even though they are a big practice, they still treat everyone with the care that patients want. You feels so welcomed when you walk into any office and the staff smiles at you and is very friendly. Going to monitoring often you get to know the staff and build relationships and it makes it enjoyable to wake up early to go there...We were lucky to have insurance cover majority of the costs. We only had to pay a small co pay for each medication, PGD testing and the costs to freeze and store extra embryos...
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I loved RMA. Even though they are a big practice, they still treat everyone with the care that patients want. You feels so welcomed when you walk into any office and the staff smiles at you and is very friendly. Going to monitoring often you get to know the staff and build relationships and it makes it enjoyable to wake up early to go there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Forman took person care of me. I really liked that he took his time to explain the IVF process and answered our questions when we first met him and didn't rush us. He took the time at nights and weekends to email us updates on our embryos. When we had a question he always is available to respond to any questions we had too.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse was nice. She always remembered to call and give me clear instructions on medications or what my hormone levels were.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I was extremely happy with my experience at RMA having Dr. Forman as my doctor. He is a very intelligent man who put's his patients best interest first. He advices patients on the best protocol to use, while at the same time taking into consideration if they have ideas. His quick responses to email questions made this process so great knowing that if I ever needed to reach him he was always available. Because of Dr. Forman, my dreams of becoming pregnant came true and we still have 8 more tested embryos stored for the future. I could not of asked for a better experience.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you unsure of anything, reach out and Dr. Forman will be glad to explain the process with you.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
150 units of Gonal F, 300 units of menopur and then added ganarelix in on day 5. Stimmed for 8 days and was able to retrieve 19 eggs!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring always ran smoothly. Sometimes I may of waiting up to 45 minutes due to a lot of people, but most of the time I was in and out in under 30 mins. The process of getting called for blood work and then for an ultra sound worked very well. The staff was always very friendly too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
We were lucky to have insurance cover majority of the costs. We only had to pay a small co pay for each medication, PGD testing and the costs to freeze and store extra embryos.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
RMA is the best place I've been to. I've been to many clinics in the U.S. and overseas. There is no place like RMA. Out of all the places I went to I only saw results at RMA. The staff is extremely friendly and the doctors are very knowledgeable. Always felt like I was in good hands. I love the RMA atmosphere. It is very important to feel comfortable in the office and the exam room while you are going thru the process and RMA definitely made me feel comfortable and important
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 5 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is the best place I've been to. I've been to many clinics in the U.S. and overseas. There is no place like RMA. Out of all the places I went to I only saw results at RMA. The staff is extremely friendly and the doctors are very knowledgeable. Always felt like I was in good hands. I love the RMA atmosphere. It is very important to feel comfortable in the office and the exam room while you are going thru the process and RMA definitely made me feel comfortable and important
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was very through with details and always responsive with our questions. We never felt rushed. He cared about our success.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The RMA staff in general are phenomenal. Always pleasant and compassionate. Always called me back with results on a timely fashion. Always felt like I was in good hands even when primary nurse was out of the office. The best thing that worked for me is the ability to reach the nurse via email when needed.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr.Forman provided us with results every time. I've been to other clinics in NY, NJ and across the world and there is no comparison. Dr. Forman always greeted us with a smile and always laid out the facts and clearly communicated the details. He always presented us with options and allowed us to choose. I'm extremely lucky to have worked with Dr. Forman. I recommend him to everyone I meet. He was very attentive to our needs through out the process. Dr. Forman made us feel like we were important to him and he cared about our success. He didn't make use feel like a text book case but rather catered to our specific needs.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
He knows what he is doing.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't recall all of the protocol details. What I do remember is even if he was out he would still review my test results and recommend any changes if needed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
You do not wait long at RMA. "Monitoring" is organized and goes quick. I've been to other places where we ended up waiting for hours for monitoring. Not at RMA. RMA knows what they are doing. I feel like they have researched and know how to do things best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Costs are reasonable for the service and atmosphere they provide.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
The clinic [RMA of New Jersey] is extremely busy during monitoring hours but they do a great job handling all of the appointments. Everyone is very friendly....When I first became a patient of Dr. Forman, I had already seen several other doctors who did not provide me with any solutions to the unique situation I was in. Dr. Forman took the time to understand exactly what I had been going through and was the first doctor to offer me a solution. I had to undergo several procedures and each time Dr. Forman or other RMA doctors were extremely friendly and c
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic is extremely busy during monitoring hours but they do a great job handling all of the appointments. Everyone is very friendly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I first became a patient of Dr. Forman, I had already seen several other doctors who did not provide me with any solutions to the unique situation I was in. Dr. Forman took the time to understand exactly what I had been going through and was the first doctor to offer me a solution. I had to undergo several procedures and each time Dr. Forman or other RMA doctors were extremely friendly and caring. Following my procedures I always received a call from my nurse who was checking in to see how I was feeling. Throughout my IVF cycle Dr. Forman was very helpful and would answer any E-mails I sent at any time of day. This truly showed me how dedicated he was to his patients. My nurse was also very dedicated during the cycle, always making sure I was clear on next steps.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I had two nurses during the two and a half years that I was a patient at RMA. Both nurses were extremely nice and always called after the several procedure that I had to see how I was feeling. Once starting the IVF cycle, my nurse was extremely helpful and clearly communicated instructions to be taken. I had many questions during the cycle and would E-mail my nurse frequently. Like Dr. Forman she would respond to all my E-mails before the end of the day.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I really couldn't have asked for a better doctor than Dr. Forman. He was the first doctor to provide me with a solution to the issues I was facing when I first became a patient of his. He was extremely dedicated to my health and well being before even starting an IVF cycle. Once I did begin the IVF cycle Dr. Forman was always available to answer my questions and would provide a response to any E-mails within minutes (even during the start of his holiday once!)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring hours are very busy especially during weekends but RMA does a great job at handling all appointments. The monitoring hours at the Morristown office were even extended by one hour to accommodate availability as patients are trying to get to work afterwards. This is another way that RMA shows how dedicated they are to their patients.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[RMA NJ Nurse] Jen was excellent and compassionate and answered all my questions and took the time. She would get me an answer from Dr. Forman if she didn't know the answer or if I asked her to check with Dr. Forman...Great location, great staff. Front desk now has friendly, happy staff. Initially had a woman who was not pleasant and this made for a negative experience. Would like for am monitoring to have hours until 8am until just 7:30am
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Great location, great staff. Front desk now has friendly, happy staff. Initially had a woman who was not pleasant and this made for a negative experience. Would like for am monitoring to have hours until 8am until just 7:30am
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was always very calm, reassuring, and extremely knowledgeable. h He never made me feel like a number. He truly loves what he does and is compassionate. I never doubted his advice or recommendations and felt very confident that he was my fertility physician. My RN Jennifer Graeve was also excellent and compassionate throughout my entire time with RMA. At times the morning monitoring was tough and made me feel like a number because there were so many people in the waiting room, especially on the weekends, but I am not sure if there is a way to fix that as the hours try to accommodate working women which I like.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jen was excellent and compassionate and answered all my questions and took the time. She would get me an answer from Dr. Forman if she didn't know the answer or if I asked her to check with Dr. Forman.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman was always very calm, reassuring, and extremely knowledgeable. He never made me feel like a number. He truly loves what he does and is compassionate. I never doubted his advice or recommendations and felt very confident that he was my fertility physician. He always returned my calls or texts very promptly if I had a question or concern which put me at ease.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Request that he perform all your procedures and have your RN assist with coordinating your schedule and his so that can occur barring weather or emergency scheduling changes. His calming bedside manner and confidence will put you at ease for all procedures.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had two IUI attempts using Follistim and Ganirelex. Dr. Forman counseled us that I had no anatomic issues that we couldn't try IUI first, although he told us IVF had better outcomes. I insisted on trying IUI first because was less invasive and required less monitoring. Unfortunately they didn't work and we moved onto IVF. My first egg retrieval yielded 6 eggs and 4 embryos, however all four were not chromosomally normal or acceptable for a transfer. One was a mosaic which in the past evidently were sometimes used but Dr. Forman advised me against it unless it was my only option. He assured me that sometimes this can occur and that he has seen women go on to have future egg retrievals and embryos that are healthy. Although I was devastated and frustrated with the process at this point as it was going on almost 8 months of fertility treatment, I agreed to try again, giving myself a month off to regroup. My final cycle and egg retrieval (which was on Christmas Day and we are convinced blessed as a result :) ) yielded about 6 eggs and we had four healthy embryos!!!! We did ICSI and had all the advanced genetic chromosomal testing done and decided to transfer our male embryo the end of February. On March 6th I finally received the news that we were praying for . .. . I was pregnant!!!! I am now 16 weeks and 4 days and all going well! Bloodwork and early anatomy scan normal. We couldn't be happier.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Was a bit like cattle call for am monitoring, although was efficient and wait times were not long. It is a bit tough when you are going through difficultly of infertility and herded in waiting room and called in to line up for labwork and then sit back again for ultrasound. Staff was always pleasant and cheerful, esp the lab techs so that helped but it was tough at times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I was fortunate to have great fertility coverage until BCBS PPO but even so I met my max before the end of the year for meds and had to pay couple thousand for that (had two IUI, two egg retrievals in one year)
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
IVF fee [at RMA of New Jersey] was around $18,000 with meds costing about $5,000. Freezing embryos yearly is $1,000 and transfer is $2,500 plus meds. Acupuncture was $200. Did not have insurance coverage. Similar rates to local clinic in another state...Monica was my nurse and then she left the clinic and was replaced by Joyce. It was a smooth transition from one to another. Both were available and responsive to questions.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Being a busy clinic is only a positive here. More patients, more experience, more success. The in house lab and in house testing was important as is the research the clinic is doing. This was my second clinic and I traveled far to go to RMA.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was always available to talk, and answer questions in a timely manner. He is companionate and went out of his way to be present for our egg retrieval and embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Monica was my nurse and then she left the clinic and was replaced by Joyce. It was a smooth transition from one to another. Both were available and responsive to questions.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is intelligent, caring, compassionate, available, and trustworthy. He is kind and empathetic. He is never condescending and always makes sure we are all on the same page and that we understand what's happening. I have and will refer friends to Dr. Forman.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust him.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did Icsi with PGD testing. Lupron and ganarelix protocol. We live out of town and we were able to adjust implantation based on my work schedule. Dr. Forman recommended single embryo transfer and I'm thrilled we did. We have a healthy baby girl.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was monitored primarily at another clinic since I was an out of town patient. Monitoring was the same at both places, during certain hours and streamlined.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
IVF fee was around $18,000 with meds costing about $5,000. Freezing embryos yearly is $1,000 and transfer is $2,500 plus meds. Acupuncture was $200. Did not have insurance coverage. Similar rates to local clinic in another state.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
40 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The clinic [at RMA of NJ] was well equipped, specious and they had plenty of staff members to service you...My assigned nurse was always prompt, giving me the results and action steps on time. She would call me and also send me an email. I like the fact that we communicated often by email...Trust Dr. Forman. My case was against all IVF statistics but he did not give up on me like other doctors. He supported me all the way giving me hope...
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic was well equipped, specious and they had plenty of staff members to service you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman knew all details regarding my case. He would be always the one reviewing my results and recommending action plans, even when he was away from the office.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My assigned nurse was always prompt, giving me the results and action steps on time. She would call me and also send me an email. I like the fact that we communicated often by email.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
First I went through 2 hormone injection stimulation cycles at Columbia Reproductive Women's Center at 1790 Broadway in NYC. In both cases at Columbia they told me that they would stop the treatment after the first ultrasound exam. I believe, as a result of the ultrasound, they did not see enough follicles being formed, although they did not tell me how many follicles they saw and why they decided they would discontinue the IVF process. While treated by Dr. Forman at RMA New Jersey, I went through 3 hormone injection stimulations. In all of these 3 injection stimulations, the ultrasounds showed a low number of follicles - anywhere from 2 to 4 follicles per stimulation. Yet, Dr. Forman did not discontinue my treatment. He said there is hope. So we proceeded to the egg retrieval in all 3 stimulation cycles. I believe the first time they retrieved 3 eggs, the second retrieval resulted in 2 eggs, and the 3rd retrieval resulted in 1 egg. The 1st retrieval resulted in 1 fertilized egg, the 2nd retrieval resulted in 1 fertilized egg and the 3rd retrieval did not result in any fertilized egg. In summary, as a result of 3 injection stimulations, they saw about 5-6 follicles in total, and as a result of 3 egg retrievals, they retrieved 5 eggs, of which 2 got fertilized and were healthy (they did PGD/PGS testing on all retrieved eggs). They transferred the 1st good egg and I got pregnancy but after 6 weeks or so the embryo stopped developing and I miscarried. However, my second and last healthy egg resulted in a healthy full term baby. Because of my low production of follicles, the Columbia doctors disregarded me completely in the very beginning of the process and they did not want to bother with egg retrievals, while Dr. Forman and his team gave me a chance. Dr. Forman did a miracle - from potential 5-6 follicles, as a result of 3 separate injection stimulations, we got 2 frozen healthy fertilized eggs that resulted in 1 healthy baby. What Dr. Forman did was against any IVF statistics and I am so thankful to him for taking the chance with me and supporting me in every step of this long process. Also, I would like to add that I live in Brooklyn and work in NYC, while Dr. Forman and RMA NJ are located in New Jersey. However, that was not much inconvenience as the blood monitoring and the initial ultrasound exams I did at RMA Brooklyn in the morning and Dr. Forman would get the results and review them in the afternoon. All the 3 egg retrievals and 2 egg transfers I did at RMA New Jersey facilities. I feel incredibly grateful and lucky to end up in the competent and caring care of Dr. Forman. He was recommended by a friend of mine who works in the genetics field and she expressed the opinion that Dr. Forman is one of the best upcoming IVF doctors in the tri-state area and that RMA NJ have the best IVF labs (labs play a key role in the IVF treatment and they should be taken in consideration when selecting your doctor).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust Dr. Forman. My case was against all IVF statistics but he did not give up on me like other doctors. He supported me all the way giving me hope.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not remember the specifics (mix of hormones, etc.)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Dr. Forman and RMA NJ are in New Jersey. I live in Brooklyn, work in Manhattan. My monitoring appointments were done in RMA Brooklyn. RMA Brooklyn would send my results to RMA New Jersey in the morning and Dr. Forman will review the results and come up with action plans in the afternoon. So the fact that I lived/worked in NY and Dr. Forman was in NJ was not much of an inconvenience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I do not remember the specifics. I believe my health insurance covered some of the costs.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
RMA is great. Their blood technicians were amazing. Getting blood drawn almost daily can become painful, but they were great at getting blood, giving tips for making blood draws easier, etc. RMA was timely and their offices are beautiful...RMA opened at 6am, so I was able to get there at 5:45am and be finished in time to get to work at 7:45am, which was about 45 min away from their office. If you arrived later, then obviously you would need to wait...
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is great. Their blood technicians were amazing. Getting blood drawn almost daily can become painful, but they were great at getting blood, giving tips for making blood draws easier, etc. RMA was timely and their offices are beautiful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman is an amazing doctor. He explained every step of the process to us along the way. He knew about my previous pregnancy issues (miscarriages and painful procedures) and was extremely gentle and understanding during every step. Before I fully started the IVF treatment, I had a medical issue and Dr. Forman actually took the time out of his schedule to call and help me find a doctor who could treat me. He genuinely cared if we conceived and gave me his professional opinion many times. If it wasn't for Dr. Forman we would not have our beautiful daughter, who is now 6 months old. I recommend him to everyone I know who is trying to conceive.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Originally I had Roohi, who was nice, but my care was switched to Alana when Roohi left RMA. Alana was great. She was organized and on top of things. She helped me make decisions about what to tell my pharmacist, etc.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
He is understanding and has a gentle bedside manner. We trusted him completely - his accomplishments are extremely impressive if you research him -and he explained everything so we could understand it - in layman's terms. He made us feel comfortable every step of the way and adjusted the course of treatment as he deemed necessary. He was willing to try different treatments in order to give us the best chance of conceiving.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
To trust his judgment because he is incredibly knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We went through three full cycles - one additional cycle was cancelled. I was monitored for bloodwork and hormone levels and spoke to a nurse about protocols regularly. I received injections of Follistim, Menopur, Lupron and I'm not sure what the other drugs were without going back to my records. I also took Endometrin orally.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
RMA opened at 6am, so I was able to get there at 5:45am and be finished in time to get to work at 7:45am, which was about 45 min away from their office. If you arrived later, then obviously you would need to wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
The PGD testing we opted for was $7,000 out-of-pocket, but all other costs were covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
45
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Christine Helbo is an incredible nurse [at RMA - Morristown]. She is an expert in her field. She is consistent, clearly explained the process of meds (which is confusing at first), she is on top of things 24/7! I am still grateful I had her as my nurse, and attribute her positive qualities and mindset to helping us achieve success.
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Age
45
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
After our consultation at RMANJ - Morristown, with Dr. Eric Forman we knew he was the doctor for us and that RMA overall offered the leading technology, expertise and outstanding patient care that we wanted. We choose Dr. Eric Forman specifically because of his expertise in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Comprehensive Chromosome Screening during the embryo selection process and Single Embryo Transfer (SET). I think it is important to read over the RMA website and all the data that is presented. Dr. Forman's involvement in research and his medical background and training along with his very kind demeanor made the decision very easy for my husband and me. During treatment we were either in the RMA Morristown office or Basking Ridge and we always had a good experience - things were consistent. I always had a very good experience during all of the steps involved in IVF - Blood work with the technicians was fine - I was in and out. I never waited. All of my visits with Dr. Forman were consistent and went as scheduled. My nurse Christine kept us well informed and organized with our appointment schedule. She was wonderful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My husband and I were always treated like a human. Dr. Forman greeted us with our first names during every appointment with him. He must have an exceptional memory ( the best docs do). Because he would remember specific things and and then follow up on them during the next appointment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christine Helbo is an incredible nurse. She is an expert in her field. She is consistent, clearly explained the process of meds (which is confusing at first), she is on top of things 24/7! I am still grateful I had her as my nurse, and attribute her positive qualities and mindset to helping us achieve success.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is a dedicated doctor to his patients and his field. My husband and I were both very interested in the fact that Dr. Forman was and is involved in research! This was important to us. During our consultation Dr. Forman answered all of our questions and concerns about my age. Dr. Forman was always calm, explained things clearly and both my husband and I understood the process and all the different steps - it's very involved. I was 100% comfortable and confident with Dr. Forman - so much that after we discussed the treatment plan - I NEVER second guessed anything . I just went with it. He is a wonderful doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Read Dr. Eric Forman's bio on the RMA website and watch his video. Dr. Forman, states, "“I traveled across the country looking for the right fellowship,” he says. “What drew me here – and why I fell in love with the program – was the opportunity to go into the embryology lab, to do research, and to be involved in cutting-edge advancements aimed at improving the field as a whole.” After you do that - meet with him. Dr. Forman is exceptional. To me he is the new wave of doctors in this field - and he is truly one of the best!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Because of my age 44 years old - We chose to do In Vitro Fertilization, Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and a Single Embryo Transfer. We did the stimulation, egg retrieval and a five day fresh embryo transfer. I also did the acupuncture immediately after the transfer. It resulted in a successful pregnancy and I now have a healthy, beautiful baby girl!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
RMA has early morning appointments if you need them. I am not sure why it always worked out this way because I did not have a special time, but I never waited more than a few minutes. After my blood work there would be one person waiting and then myself. My experience with monitoring appointments was great. No drama.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
We met with an RMA financial consultant who thoroughly explained all the fees involved. We were well informed and have no complaints.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
10
Merry is very experienced and she is up to the point, unfortunately I never had chance to meet her personally. She is quite responsive in email and phone call....If you want to be seen quickly, come around 6 AM....When your doctor layout the plans for you. Do some homework and understand 100% of each treatment and purpose of them, if not clear at any point, email your doctor or nurse for better explanation. Phone call might be difficult to reach them, but doctor and nurse are better with email conversation.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
When your doctor layout the plans for you. Do some homework and understand 100% of each treatment and purpose of them, if not clear at any point, email your doctor or nurse for better explanation. Phone call might be difficult to reach them, but doctor and nurse are better with email conversation.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman always address my concern and question, I might not see him in each morning monitor. But he had made sure he does my transfer and morning monitor since I had one failed FET that was not performed by him. I felt he wanted to make sure I got the care I need and he wanted to make sure he was there for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Merry is very experienced and she is up to the point, unfortunately I never had chance to meet her personally. She is quite responsive in email and phone call.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is very knowledgeable, patient and detail oriented. He cares about his patients and wanted the best for his patients. He always addresses my concern and question. He also made sure he is more hands-on with me once I had one failed transfer. He made sure he did the 2nd transfer for me and made sure he can see me in each morning monitor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Whenever you have concern about your procedures or during early pregnancy, always email Dr. Forman, he will address your concern right away. I see many patients resort to facebook or forum, but they are only getting another person's experience, every body is different, trust your doctor, not facebook or forum. And be very alert and cautious in case any issue comes up.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For egg retrieval medication, I dont exactly remember. For FET, it was estrogen, Progesterone oil, Doxycyclin and Madrol.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
If you want to be seen quickly, come around 6 AM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Roughly about 6-7K
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
When I was pregnant the first time around, I was assigned to a nurse named Cely. She was fantastic, but unfortunately she no longer works full time at RMA. The second time I was pregnant, my nurse was Mary Ellen. She was okay... seemed to lack some compassion and I felt as though she really viewed her job as just that... a job. Overall, the staff is great however!...RMA is a smooth running practice. They see alot of patients so it's easy to feel as though you're just a number, but the staff goes out of their way to make sure this doesn't happen. It can be overwhelming at times when you're in a packed room at 6am waiting for monitoring, but I feel as though that's a testament to RMA's great reputation. The financial advisor I had the first time around was awful, but the second time around, I had someone else who was great. Like anything, there are a few bad apples but overall this is not the norm here.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is a smooth running practice. They see alot of patients so it's easy to feel as though you're just a number, but the staff goes out of their way to make sure this doesn't happen. It can be overwhelming at times when you're in a packed room at 6am waiting for monitoring, but I feel as though that's a testament to RMA's great reputation. The financial advisor I had the first time around was awful, but the second time around, I had someone else who was great. Like anything, there are a few bad apples but overall this is not the norm here.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman always answered all of our questions thoroughly and in a way in which we could understand. He set realistic expectations and made sure we were comfortable thoughout the entire process.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
When I was pregnant the first time around, I was assigned to a nurse named Cely. She was fantastic, but unfortunately she no longer works full time at RMA. The second time I was pregnant, my nurse was Mary Ellen. She was okay... seemed to lack some compassion and I felt as though she really viewed her job as just that... a job. Overall, the staff is great however!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is one of the best doctors my husband and I have ever come across. He was our hope at a very dark time in our lives. After our first appointment, we had a clear plan of what to expect. Dr. Forman was very upfront and honest throughout the entire process. We felt as though he was truly invested in seeing us come out on the other side as parents. Even after discharge, he helped us navigate some issues we were having with the pregnancy (not IVF related). He recommended doctors and personally kept in touch with us. We could not have asked for a better experience. His knowledge far surpasses other fertility specialists we have seen and we will be forever grateful for finding him and RMA.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
I have recommended Dr. Forman to a number of my friends and they have all gone on to become parents. My biggest piece of advice would be to not wait. Make an appointment as soon as you think something may be wrong.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Forman was careful to not hyperstimulate my ovaries. His main concern was quality not quantity. I started with Folistim injections followed by Ganirelix and eventually a trigger shot. He was aiming for 15 quality eggs and we got exactly that.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring can be overwhelming but RMA does a very good job of getting people in and out. Their 530am start time works well for working professionals. I was able to monitor without having to tell my boss what was going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I believe all said and done it was about $20-25K; however, insurance paid for a good portion. We were able to freeze embryos if we decided to have more children. The cost for FET for subsequent pregnancies was very reasonable.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Merry was a pleasure to deal with. She was easy to get in touch with and provided reasonable explanations for any questions. She also showed much compassion and care after suffering losses...RMA was a great clinic. Wait times were minimal for morning monitoring - I think the longest I ever waited was 20 minutes. Phlebotomists were friendly and pleasant and always referred to me by name. I had a positive experience with RMA and can't point out any weaknesses.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
14 Eggs Frozen
Race
European, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA was a great clinic. Wait times were minimal for morning monitoring - I think the longest I ever waited was 20 minutes. Phlebotomists were friendly and pleasant and always referred to me by name. I had a positive experience with RMA and can't point out any weaknesses.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was patient and kind. He spent as much time with us as we needed. He explained our treatment plan and options in a manner that was easy for us to understand. He was compassionate and caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Merry was a pleasure to deal with. She was easy to get in touch with and provided reasonable explanations for any questions. She also showed much compassion and care after suffering losses.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
I am thankful to have met Dr. Forman. He was committed to our goal of achieving pregnancy throughout our time at RMA. He came up with creative solutions and explained all of our options thoroughly. We experienced a number of failures, but Dr. Forman never gave up. He continued to explore possibilities. Dr. Forman was thorough, trustworthy, kind, intelligent, caring, compassionate and easily accessible for questions. He gave us all the time we needed to answer questions. I highly recommend Dr. Forman!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust him!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our first three IVF cycles were traditional cycles with 1 embryo transfer. Dr. Forman had suggested transferring 2, but I was nervous about twins so we proceeded based on my comfort. We used the typical medications of progesterone in oil injections and estrogen. The final cycle was a non-traditional cycle where he created more of a natural cycle and implanted the embryo when my own body was ready to receive it. Medications were similar to the traditional cycles and continued through the first 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring appointments were a breeze. There was never a long wait and phlebotomists new me by name.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
The health insurance company covered most costs, with the exception of our deductible, co-insurance and embryo testing/freezing.
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Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
[My experience at RMA of New Jersey was] multiple nurses, no coordinate of care, nurses frequently quit or were fired. The reason we chose them was for the conception rate and to have continuity of care but when our dr was away, we couldn't cycle...We lost about 12 months while various nurses messed up our cycles (no calls, no rx, no ability to get it) and enough money to be a really really nice car.
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It took them 2 surgeries to do what they should have in one. One dr pulled my stitches out by hand (not even gloves). It's a slick facility/facilities but the treatment is barbaric and they will game their success rates by canceling your cycles. there are better options!!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
multiple nurses, no coordinate of care, nurses frequently quit or were fired. The reason we chose them was for the conception rate and to have continuity of care but when our dr was away, we couldn't cycle. Also, cycles were cancelled to game their rates. We lost about 12 months while various nurses messed up our cycles (no calls, no rx, no ability to get it) and enough money to be a really really nice car.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
disorganised, unclear, meds not called into mail order pharmacy - many times had to rush to local specialty and pay far more because they messed up). more than one cycle had to be cancelled because the meds could not be received in time. a disaster. Each time we changed nurses, it would take months to get up to speed again. It's not calculus and rocket science! One nurse, upon hearing that I was both traveling and had woken up gasping for air and could barely breathe suggested I keep taking the meds that caused the reaction and come in at noon. I had clearly articulated that I was 11 hours away and could not breathe. I had to page the on call 5 times before getting a nurse (no dr!) to tell us what to do. meanwhile, we're panicked in a hotel. that was horrible, horrible experience.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Foreman is an awkward communicator, evasive and never grasped the accountability and commitment of the process. We couldn't get a clear path forward or a plan - in many cycles. I wouldn't recommend him to an enemy if I had one.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Go elsewhere!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He ow;d not even put me on Clomid - the standard beginning drug of IVF. (I later had good results with it)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
who knows? we were always paying even after cancelled cycles. over 18 months later, they sent a mystery bill for 4k. no one there knows why but we called for months to resolve.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
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Great doctors [at RMA - Morristown]! Some nurses great! They should teach all patients in person how to administer the injections. Luckily my first nurse was kind enough to show me the subcutaneous injections. The muscular injections my general doctor and mother showed my husband how to do them...I loved my first nurse, Tanya. She was very kind. I was petrified of giving myself injections and didn't feel comfortable learning from a video; She offered me to come to the office and she showed me how to give myself the injections. She also gave me her cell number in case I had questions when giving myself injections. She truly cared about her patients...
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Great doctors! Some nurses great! They should teach all patients in person how to administer the injections. Luckily my first nurse was kind enough to show me the subcutaneous injections. The muscular injections my general doctor and mother showed my husband how to do them.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Foreman was always available to answer any questions. He was quick to respond to emails and would also quickly set up a phone call when needed. I've never had a doctor that was that responsive. I felt he truly cared about his patient and wanted me to have the result that I wanted. I can't say enough good things about Dr.Foreman! He's a brilliant doctor, kind and real human being.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I loved my first nurse, Tanya. She was very kind. I was petrified of giving myself injections and didn't feel comfortable learning from a video; She offered me to come to the office and she showed me how to give myself the injections. She also gave me her cell number in case I had questions when giving myself injections. She truly cared about her patients. Unfortunately, toward the end of my time at RMA Tanya got a new job and I got a new nurse. The new nurse was not located in the location I went to and I didn't find her as warm.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Eric Foreman is very attentive, kind, caring. He is a brilliant doctor. I feel so lucky that I got him as my doctor. He would respond to questions usually same day. He treats his patients like family or a close friend.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Always have an open mind. Dr. Foreman will do everything possible for you to get the results you want, but also remember it's in a higher -powers hands. Yet stay positive.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can't remember, but Dr.Foreman will taylor a plan for you
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They weren't too bad if you arrive early
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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RMA Morristown was pretty good. One thing I feel the need to comment time is that on any given day during morning monitoring hours, The waiting room which is right across from the front desk, can be very full...Meanwhile at the desk, other patients are being congratulated and given their discharge packet...after my miscarriage and subsequent D&C, I waited weeks to hear the results of the pathology. Ultimately I had to call the office myself and ask for them. I did receive an apology that they forgot to call me.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA Morristown was pretty good. One thing I feel the need to comment time is that on any given day during morning monitoring hours, The waiting room which is right across from the front desk, can be very full. There are tons of women and their husbands sitting there very anxious or maybe having just received bad news and just trying to get through the process. Meanwhile at the desk, other patients are being congratulated and given their discharge packet. It’s really difficult to have to sit there and listen to someone else getting the news we truly wish you were getting yourself. I did eventually get that news myself and I was sure to keep quiet and hurry out of the office. I just feel maybe the office staff there needs to be a little more sensitive to all of the women in the waiting room.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman has a nice relaxed way of communicating and he is always available to talk either by phone or email. He is quick to respond as well. He verbalizes understanding of what the couple is going through and offers what he feels is the best treatment option. Ears open and honest and does not create false hope.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Lauren Bizub was great, very understanding through all our ups and downs. There were one or two other nurses however that did not seem to really understand the emotional trouble that goes along with the IVF process. After my first transfer I miscarried at seven weeks. One of the nurses called to tell me that I needed to return to the office for further blood work I explained that I was not in an emotional state to return to the office that week. Instead of verbalizing understanding of my feelings, she just kept on insisting. As a nurse practitioner myself I had to explain to her that going to the office Was an emotional experience in and of itself after a miscarriage and D&C. I explained that I just needed a few days to get myself together. Unfortunately the nurse did not seem to be very understanding or compassionate. I have to say, that part was very disappointing. My doctor and nurse however we’re great.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is extremely knowledgeable and very compassionate. He has a very calm demeanor and takes his time explaining everything to the patient. You can tell he has the best interest of the patient at heart although he may seem somewhat quiet or stand off-ish. He is very respectful of the patient and what she and her husband are going through. Here’s a great communicator and is always available night or day by email. You can feel his passion for his work and his general commitment to the patient. I would highly recommend him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Be open minded and trust that he knows what he is doing. Dr. Forman can be quiet and almost shy in appearance but he is extremely knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Due to my age and the fact that I had good insurance coverage, he recommended we go right to IVF rather than trying IUI. After my first egg collection I had severe abdominal cramping and so with my second egg collection he changed the “trigger “ Med to Lupron and I felt fine after the collection.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Although it did feel like we were cattle being herded, the office was very efficient and I was able to go there before working hours which made things a lot easier.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Somewhere around $15,000
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Monitoring hours [at RMA of New Jersey] were from 5:30-7:30am. There were times when it felt like a cattle call with a line, but it really depended on the day and how many patients were there and how early you arrived. If you arrived closer to opening time, you rarely had to wait long...RMA NJ is known for its high success rates and state of the art facility. I love that all of the doctors collaborate on different cases to make sure nothing falls through the cracks... Dayna Browning, who was wonderful! She was organized and personable. We never felt like a number with her. Hoping she'll still be there when we return for a sibling!
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA NJ is known for its high success rates and state of the art facility. I love that all of the doctors collaborate on different cases to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. We're fortunate that we live so close, as I was floored that during my egg retrievals, there were other patients visiting from NYC and even Europe to have their procedures done there. When I asked why they would travel all this way, the response was "because they're the best"
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I didn't abuse it and write him often, but when I had a concern that I didn't want to discuss with my nurse, I would email Dr. Forman. He always got back to me immediately, even on off hours or weekends and never made me feel like I was bothering him.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
We had Danielle Crochery first who was good and knowledgeable but didn't make the experience feel personal. When Danielle left to further her education, we were switched to Adrienne. This wasn't a match from the start. She was condescending and unclear in her directions and then would become annoyed when we would ask for clarification. We requested a change and ended up with Dayna Browning, who was wonderful! She was organized and personable. We never felt like a number with her. Hoping she'll still be there when we return for a sibling!
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is extremely knowledgeable and hard working. He's one of the few doctors at RMA that keeps an updated professional facebook page. I love seeing his numerous accomplishments and success stories and his pride in his work. It's also fun to see a more personal side of him and his dedication to his work. He's constantly striving to do better. When our first transfer failed, due to a catheter issue with my anatomy and another doctor, he insisted on doing my second transfer himself. That pregnancy took! Unfortunately, the embryo split on its own to identical twins and we lost them at 8 weeks likely due to twin/twin transfusion (entirely unrelated to the transfer process). Dr. Forman had an amazing bedside manner with our loss, and gave us time to grieve and mourn, but then came back with a plan for a third transfer to ensure success. It worked! I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant with a miracle from Dr. Forman, and look forward to returning to him some siblings in the future!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
He's very analytical and when you first meet him may come across as stoic, but as you develop a relationship with him, he's actually very warm and has an excellent bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We discovered in our in take testing that our primary issue was male factor (Varicocele) that resulted in us going directly to IVF. There was also a concern of diminished ovarian reserve, due to my sister going through pre-ovarian failure at 29 years old, and some minor endometriosis. When our first retrieval (follistim, menopur and ganirellix) resulted in 3 (normal PGS tested) embryos, but Dr. Forman knew we wanted 3 or more children, we opted to do a second retrieval before transferring any. Our second retrieval (same protocol) yielded 5 (normal PGS tested embryos). We later did an FET with our highest graded embryo that unfortunately resulted in a failure. We believe it was due to a rare catheter insertion issue due to my anatomy ( I have a severely tipped uterus and it made the transfer challenging) Dr. Forman insisted on doing my second transfer himself after doing a couple of trial runs. The second transfer was still challenging, again just due to my anatomy, but worked this time! Unfortunately, the embryo split on it's own and resulted in a loss of identical twins at 8 weeks. This was likely due to twin/twin transfusion and nothing to do with IVF. For our third transfer, Dr. Forman again insisted on doing the transfer himself, but also recommended doing so under anesthesia. (This is something rarely done, but given my anatomy, he was looking to knock that out as a potential variable) It worked! We are currently 15 weeks pregnant with our miracle from Dr. Forman, and look forward to using him in the future for siblings. I would absolutely recommend him to someone pursuing fertility treatments!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring hours were from 5:30-7:30am. There were times when it felt like a cattle call with a line, but it really depended on the day and how many patients were there and how early you arrived. If you arrived closer to opening time, you rarely had to wait long. The mornings can be tough, but are the most convenient times to not interfere with work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I would have to look back and see what each costed, but we were fortunate to have good insurance coverage. Overall I would say we've spent about $10,000-$12,000 in a year and a half including 2 egg retrievals, medications, appointments, 1 hysteroscopy, 1 d&c, and three embryo transfers
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Everyone [at RMA of New Jersey] was fantastic. Any person we had to get in touch with aka the nurse, Financial department, the front desk... Everyone was great!...[Monitoring appointments] run very smoothly despite all the patients coming in and out. They open even earlier then specified to be as accommodating as possible! There was always a line at the door, but they worked as fast and as efficiently as possible to get people through. A very well oiled machine!
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I cannot think of any weaknesses.... They are so accommodating. There would be a line to get in for early morning monitorings and they would even try to open earlier! Everything is run like a very well oiled machine! So smoothly!!!! I recommend this clinic to anyone... But make sure you get there early as possible!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was always so warm and understanding. He took the time to actually talk to us, explain things and answer any questions we had. He always replied to calls/emails so quickly. He took the time to help understand and pick the best course of action to take in our journey. Whatever bump we had in the road, he felt it with us- the frustration and sadness... But was always so positive and knew we would have our baby. We will FOREVER be grateful to him and the staff at RMA because they enabled us to have our HEALTHY baby!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone was fantastic. Any person we had to get in touch with aka the nurse, Financial department, the front desk... Everyone was great!
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is a wonderful man. He understands the journey we went through and was there for every step of the way. He held our hands, walked us through and explained everything. When we hit a bump, he felt it along with us. He wants us to achieve our dream of having a healthy baby as much as we did. I only wanted him to do the retrieval and implantation and he did. That alone made me more comfortable because he knew our situation and felt he was just as determined as we were. (Not criticizing any other Doctor there at all or say they did not want the same thing.p because they are all amazing...But it was just very comforting to have our actual Doctor do these procedures.) He never made us feel like a number or that he did not remember us, even with the number of patients he sees on a daily basis. He knew all our information and backroad etc every time we saw him. He never rushed us through appointments or phone calls or emails. He made the whole process as pleasant as it could be.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Go see him! I would tell them everything I just mentioned in the previous question!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember too many specifics at this point... But we did the injections every night (Follisitm, Menupor) for about a week. Did a retrieval and had PGD testing. The result of the first retrieval was disappointing with a low number and 2 embryos ( 1 clean and one a carrier for CF). Did another round which resulted in zero viable embryos. He was ready to start again but we went ahead with a FET from the first cycle.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Run very smoothly despite all the patients coming in and out. They open even earlier then specified to be as accommodating as possible! There was always a line at the door, but they worked as fast and as efficiently as possible to get people through. A very well oiled machine!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
Very expensive obviously... But the financial department was very helpful and did what they could to push things through insurance.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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We went for IUI [at RMA] before IVF because we were unexplained infertility. We also did IUI with clomid instead of injections because we were completely out of pocket...one primary nurse. Joyce is always on top of her calls. Whether it's calling you back after you leave a message to answer any questions or to give you results and/or instructions from morning monitoring she always calls you in a timely fashion...There system was once a problem when I went for blood work after my husband was already in.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA has a lot of patients and they are really quick during morning monitoring to get you out so you can get to work. If you wait more than 20 minutes definitely check with them. My husband and I both had to go for blood work and because we went at separate times they checked him off in the system after he left and it kicked me out so when I went and checked in at the front it didn't register in the back with the phlebotomist. That only happened once. Every other time I've been there it's never been a problem.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Morris always made me feel at ease. She constantly checked with me during conversations to make sure I was ok (mentally and physically). She wanted to make sure I wasn't too overwhelmed. She even said if ever I felt too overwhelmed to call her and she would chat. She has called me to make sure I understood everything going on and that we were all on the same page.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Dr. Morris has one primary nurse. Joyce is always on top of her calls. Whether it's calling you back after you leave a message to answer any questions or to give you results and/or instructions from morning monitoring she always calls you in a timely fashion
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Jamie Morris?
I have been very happy with Dr. Morris throughout this whole journey. She's very knowledgeable and always willing to answer my questions. She always makes me feel at ease. I couldn't ask for a better Dr.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jamie Morris?
Make sure like with any appointment for any treatment to have a list of questions you may have. There really isn't anything to be ready for with her. She really explains things thoroughly and is willing to go over things in more depth if you don't understand.
Describe the protocols Jamie Morris used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We went for IUI before IVF because we were unexplained infertility. We also did IUI with clomid instead of injections because we were completely out of pocket and she explained Dr. Morris explained that the meds could be a lot more expensive and the odds of getting pregnant weren't that much higher.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jamie Morris.
$$$$$ we were completely out of pocket
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Doctor
Jamie Morris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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I only ever had a problem with my nurse [at RMA of NJ]. She cancelled one of my appointments "for me". When I arrived for my appointment (after jumping through hoops to get off work) they told me that my nurse cancelled my appointment! I have no idea why she did that. When I would get a negative beta she would joke that I could now have a cocktail and eat soft cheese. she was so insensitive! She also forgot to schedule my last cycle (the one that finally resulted in my daughter). I was livid! If I go back to RMA I will definitely request a different nurse.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is great. It is a well-oiled machine. Morning monitoring usually went quickly even when there was a lot of people waiting. The office staff knew who I was and made me feel special.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She would call me to check-in, especially when things weren't going as planned.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse was awful. When I would get a negative beta she would joke that I could now have a cocktail and eat soft cheese. she was so insensitive! She also forgot to schedule my last cycle (the one that finally resulted in my daughter). I was livid! If I go back to RMA I will definitely request a different nurse.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Jamie Morris?
Jamie Morris was very knowledgeable. From the first day that I had my consultation with her, I felt like I was in good hands. She always had a plan. I never felt like I was a lost cause. She always explained everything to me and would explain over-and-over again if needed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jamie Morris?
I would say to trust her - she knows what she's doing.
Describe the protocols Jamie Morris used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Three rounds of IUI using clomid and donor sperm. The third IUI resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. It was then that Dr Morris suggested IVF. The first round of IVF resulted in all my embryos arresting. Because of that, Dr Morris put me on a micro-flare cycle. I was able to get one 5-day blast. (That "blast" is now sleeping on my lap).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring was a well-oiled machine. Even when a lot of people were waiting, it moved pretty fast.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jamie Morris.
I don't remember the actual breakdowns of everything, but the IUi's cost about $3,000 each (not covered by insurance) and the IVF (covered by insurance) still cost me $10,000.
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Doctor
Jamie Morris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
My primary nurse, Christine, and the entire staff [at RMA of New Jersey] have been great. Even when I'm staggering in for monitoring half-asleep at 6am, they are cheerful, patient, but still efficient. There are two regular phlebotomists in the office and I've had so many blood draws that I know which one prefers which arm. They all know me by name at this point.... My assigned nurse, who calls me with test results and dosage instructions has been great, and even when there's a substitute, I never feel rushed through the information.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
In addition to the staff, which I think I've already covered sufficiently, the location is great for me, and the monitoring hours mean that I haven't had to miss work at all for monitoring sessions or IUIs.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The whole clinic staff is great. They know me personally and are always very supportive and patient whenever I go in. My assigned nurse, who calls me with test results and dosage instructions has been great, and even when there's a substitute, I never feel rushed through the information. Dr. Forman has collaborated with me and my husband regarding our treatment, and has been sensitive to our financial situation as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My primary nurse, Christine, and the entire staff have been great. Even when I'm staggering in for monitoring half-asleep at 6am, they are cheerful, patient, but still efficient. There are two regular phlebotomists in the office and I've had so many blood draws that I know which one prefers which arm. They all know me by name at this point.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
He's a bit of an awkward turtle, but I found that rather comforting. I like statistics and scientific information and he was always good about providing that. He has been a very good fit for me. Since the beginning, he has collaborated with me on treatment and we have talked through the various options both from a likelihood of success perspective as well as a financial (what is and is not covered by insurance) perspective.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Feel free to ask questions - he is very receptive to that and it will help him know what information you need. He will try to work within the parameters of your insurance, but if you are ready to be more aggressive despite the cost, let him know. I'm certain that if money were no object in my treatment, we would have made the jump to IVF already, but since that has been a huge financial stumbling block, he has been willing to let us do more IUIs than most.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We tried different stims (follistim ended up being the one we stuck with) and different triggers (stuck with ovidrel after an injection site reaction to the other) to see what went better. We adjusted the dosage rate for the first few IUI cycles until we got it right. We tried and then abandoned progesterone suppositories after a bad reaction one month. We talked about non-prescription supplementation as well. I have reacted very well to the follistim and ovidrel - our problem now seems to be my husband's sperm. He referred my husband to a urologist for assessment and supplements.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
My insurance covered meds and IUI treatments and bloodwork, so I paid a $40 copay for each visit where I had an ultrasound. I did have some out-of-pocket costs associated with my hysteroscopy, of course, but that was my insurance deductible. I know they have a 6-cycle money-back-guarantee IVF program, but my husband and I haven't decided if we want to go that route.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Friendly staff [at RMA of New Jersey] , quick appointments if you made sure to get there before peak times. I was seen in two of their locations for monitoring and never had an issue with anyone...[Nurse] Christine is the best! Always friendly and very informative on the phone when giving instructions for medications or course of treatment. Never felt rushed when speaking with her.
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Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Friendly staff, quick appointments if you made sure to get there before peak times. I was seen in two of their locations for monitoring and never had an issue with anyone.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always took his time at each appointment to answer any questions I had. He was always friendly and very informative.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christine is the best! Always friendly and very informative on the phone when giving instructions for medications or course of treatment. Never felt rushed when speaking with her.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr Forman is the best and he helped us achieve a sucessful pregnancy. He explained things as we went along with the process and answered all of our questions. We always felt reassured with him in our corner.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Trust in him, he knows the best plan of action and will tailor it towards getting you the best result.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had one egg retrieval, ICSI, one fresh and one frozen embryo transfers. For me, the fresh transfer resulted in a positive pregnancy but the beta levels did not rise enough to maintain pregnancy so I needed methotrexate since it did not implant in uterus. For my frozen transfer (performed by Dr Forman), I received a positive result and everything progressed normally. I graduated the clinic at 8 weeks and I am currently 33 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They opened the clinic for earlier hours so I always made sure to get there early so I could be back for my job. The monitoring schedule never interfered with my job. Once signed in, it was a well oiled machine to get everyone back for bloodwork and ultrasounds in the order of when you signed in. I never felt like I was sitting there as if someone skipped over me, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
My insurance covered my retrieval and we paid out of pocket for the transfers and cryopreservation of our frozen embryos (yearly storage fee). My medicine was 90% covered with my insurance so I only had small payments out of pocket for my cycles ($25-$200). I also used my company's FSA account to cover most of the out of pocket expenses.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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RMA is a wonderful clinic. I never went to another clinic so I have nothing for comparison but my expectations were exceeded. As someone new to this experience I appreciated all the feedback you received. Everyday you were seen you would get a phone call with an update and any adjustments in your protocol. Once I was pregnant they saw me every week and I got pictures each time. I missed that tremendously once I was discharged at 8 weeks. Possibly what I loved best was that I never felt like a number!
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is a wonderful clinic. I never went to another clinic so I have nothing for comparison but my expectations were exceeded. As someone new to this experience I appreciated all the feedback you received. Everyday you were seen you would get a phone call with an update and any adjustments in your protocol. Once I was pregnant they saw me every week and I got pictures each time. I missed that tremendously once I was discharged at 8 weeks. Possibly what I loved best was that I never felt like a number!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman cares about his patients. He goes above and beyond for them. Just one of many examples would be taking the time to email me after my second retrieval while he was away with his family. He checked into the lab to look at our embryos and wanted me to know that they looked great and we would likely have many to PGD test. Never did I think I would hear anything until day 5, but that update just reminded me of what a wonderful Doctor Dr. Forman is. My list could go on and on in the time I spent working with Dr. Forman.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Our nurse was very organized and I know she worked with many patients. Never once did she mess up anything protocol wise and always gave daily updates when I was seen. Sometimes I struggled with her. I had lots of questions and sometimes I felt as if I was an annoyance. I think to be a nurse in this field takes a great deal of compassion and understanding and this she lacked at times. She always got back to me, but just always seemed tired.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Words cannot express our gratitude for all Dr. Forman has done for us. We feel blessed that our path led us into Dr. Forman's hands. His dedication, knowledge, and passion for reproductive medicine was evident to us upon meeting him in November 2014. We immediately felt comfortable with the journey ahead and confident that our dreams of becoming parents could actually happen. He has such a calming way and quickly realized how best to approach us. He was always been generous with his time and thoroughly answered all our questions (and I had many!). It is the little things he did that have truly impressed us: calling on a Saturday afternoon to check in because we hadn't seen you in the monitoring process, taking as much time as needed to answer any worries about going through the trigger and retrieval process for the first time, adjusting his schedule to come do the retrievals, holding my hand during a moment of panic when My husband couldn't be there, and finally stopping to talk to my husband on his way upstairs to give a report. Those are just a few things Dr. Forman did while we were under his care at RMA. We now have a healthy and beautiful 6 month old baby boy. We still email Dr. Forman about how our son is growing and he always responds promptly and seems to truly be interested. We look forward to another transfer with Dr. Forman later this year or early next year.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman knows his stuff. Trust his recommendations. I was in a gigantic rush to be pregnant. It took my husband and I 2 and a half years to get pregnant. It felt like an eternity so by the time we met Dr. Forman and realized the reason for our struggles I just wanted to be pregnant instantly. After two egg retrievals and 9 healthy embryos later I wanted to ensure I was going to get pregnant and wanted two transferred in. Dr. Forman listened to me and then spoke to me about some of the risks of transferring two "normal" embryos. Thank god I listened to him! That first transfer worked. My hats off to twin mamas but I do not know how I would've functioned with two at once! Dr. Forman is always honest and is extremely talented in this field. Trust him!
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
It's so funny how quickly you forget which is why I would go and do it all again (and plan to). I do not recall exact protocols from the retrieval process but I do remember taking estrace, that lovely Progesterone in oil (intramuscular injection), and the vaginal inserts as I reached 10 weeks. The estrace helped get my lining ready and the PIO injection helped support my baby until placenta was there (about 10 weeks I stopped that and switched to vaginal insert).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring caries each time you went and how early you went. Monitoring was between 6-7:30 (I think...how quick we forget). It was unusual to neve shave to wait but your wait could vary from 10-20 minutes in Morristown. They had a great system worked out and moved patients in and out. The phlebotomists were outstanding! Everything was extremely organized but yes there would always be some type of wait unless you went to the basking ridge office which had more doctors on call for monitoring and more phlebotomists to pull blood. There usually want much of a wait there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
I truly don't remember exact costs. I do know I was one of the lucky ones who's insurance covered most of our treatment except for genetic counseling and freezing.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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RMA is very well known for their work on infertility. They have state of the art facilties, doctors, and nurses. I felt very safe, comfortable, and confident there. [Nurse] Rhonda was always honest with me, answered all my questions, and showed she cared about me...My insurance covered everything but a co pay for appointments, freezing my embryos, testing me embryos, and some medications.
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is very well known for their work on infertility. They have state of the art facilties, doctors, and nurses. I felt very safe, comfortable, and confident there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Forman was a wonderful doctor. I knew that he cared about me and my desire to be pregnant. He called me and talked to me at length when an embryo that was transferred didn't make it once transferred. When I went in for morning monitoring with a concern and he wasn't the doctor on call to do that but he was in the office, he always came into my room to check me or to check on me. He even did one of my retrievals when he wasn't scheduled to be on duty that day. He always answered my questions and made me feel like he cared about me and never that I was asking too much or worrying too much. I completely trusted him.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Rhonda was always honest with me, answered all my questions, and showed she cared about me.
How was your experience with Eric Forman?
Dr. Forman is extremely smart. He explains everything very thorough. Since he is so smart and so dedicated to his work, it may look like he doesn't care about you because he is not a very emotional person. But by his actions and commitment to his patients you can tell he really cares about you and helping you get pregnant. When he knew I was in the office or getting a procedure done, and he wasn't the doctor on call that day but he was in the office, he would stop into my appointment. He even did one of my retrievals when he wasn't on call to do that because he cared so much. When I had a miscarriage after 6 weeks of pregnancy I needed a D and C. I could get an appointment for a week after there was no heartbeat. I was so upset, I just wanted it done ASAP. Dr. Forman called me to talk about my lost and I told him that my appointment want for over a week. He said he would have done the D and C for me right away if he wasn't leaving for a conference. That made me feel so great and so thankful that my doctor cared so much about me. I would recommend Dr. Forman to anyone who is going though infertility treatments.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Forman?
Listen to what he has to say and whatever advice he gives you. He knows what he is talking about and he does have your best interests in mind.
Describe the protocols Eric Forman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After we had our initial meeting and tests, Dr. Forman suggested we go right for IVF since our issue warranted that. He didn't want us to do things that he didn't think would work. After I had a few embryos transferred and none of them made it to a full term baby, Dr. Forman suggested we do another egg retrieval and then test those fresh eggs instead of testing my eggs that were frozen from my first retrieval. If we unfroze, tested, and then refroze, there was a chance some of the embryos wouldn't make it.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Morning monitoring was from 6 to 730 am. You would put your name on a list and then be called in order for blood work and/or ultrasound. Sometimes it was very crowded, but that was understandable because so many people are going through this. If you got there a little after monitoring ended, they still let you be seen. If you had any issue, you could always come to monitoring to be seen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Forman.
My insurance covered everything but a co pay for appointments, freezing my embryos, testing me embryos, and some medications.
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Doctor
Eric Forman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Morristown
Nursing