Abington Reproductive Medicine

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Abington
1245 Highland Ave
Abington, PA 19001
215-887-2010
Bethlehem
2591 Baglyos Circle
Bethlehem, PA 18020
215-887-2010
King of Prussia
210 Mall Blvd. Suite 202
King of Prussia, PA 19406
215-887-2010
Lancaster
1059 Columbia Ave, PA
Lancaster, PA 17603
215-887-2010
Langhorne
360 Middletown Blvd. Suite 400 Oxford Square Complex
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-887-2010
Lansdale
1690 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-887-2011
Wilkes Barre
150 Mundy Street MAC Building, 2nd floor
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
215-887-2010
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Abington Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 12Neutral: 2Don't recommend: 28.6
17 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 13% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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Attention to Detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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41-42
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
482
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
17 assessments
10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
I think Dr. Budinetz is the best doctor at Abington Reproductive Medicine. The other doctors are great as well, but she was different and so down to earth. Ask all of your questions because she was eager to answer them and explain in detail...They were always quick to respond to phone calls and emails. I only had to call once because they were late calling me with beta results and the nurse was very apologetic. They always called the same day for beta results and within hours for other questions. Some nurses had awesome bedside manner and others were just okay.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 5 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
They do everything for you regarding scheduling. Directions for each cycle were always very clear and someone was always available for questions. I feel like my every need was catered to.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My doctor always called me to keep me updated on next steps and progress. Sometimes even before the results of my pregnancy test. I loved knowing what could be coming because I like to be prepared.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were always quick to respond to phone calls and emails. I only had to call once because they were late calling me with beta results and the nurse was very apologetic. They always called the same day for beta results and within hours for other questions. Some nurses had awesome bedside manner and others were just okay.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Tara Budinetz?
She was straight forward and honest from the beginning. She did not mess around with my time. If something wasn't working we would move on to a more aggressive treatment. Luckily we didn't have to move to IVF. She gave me probability of success from the beginning, so I knew what to expect. She talked to me like a friend and treated me like an intelligent human being. I absolutely loved her from the minute we met. AND she got me pregnant in only seven months of treatment!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tara Budinetz?
I think Dr. Budinetz is the best doctor at Abington Reproductive Medicine. The other doctors are great as well, but she was different and so down to earth. Ask all of your questions because she was eager to answer them and explain in detail.
Describe the protocols Tara Budinetz used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started off with typical testing (clomid resistance test, HSG, SHS). Then we moved to Femara and timed intercourse because there was no indication that I was not ovulating on my own. After one failed cycle with timed intercourse we moved to IUI. For all three of my IUI cycles we did Femara, Ovidrel, and double IUI. I was also on Metformin even though I do not have insulin resistance. I only started Metformin during my last two cycles. I also took Ovasitol and ubiquinol. During my treatment I had two separate ovarian cysts that delayed a couple of cycles. I took birth control to resolve them. The cycle I became pregnant was one of the cycles right after taking birth control for two weeks to resolve a cyst.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tara Budinetz.
My insurance covers fertility treatments. 70% after my deductible
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Doctor
Tara Budinetz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Lansdale
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
The first and only cycle that we completed (resulting in our twins) was done as reciprocal IVF using my partner's eggs, anonymous donor sperm, and with myself serving as the gestational carrier. .... First, we were both put on oral birth control pills for about a month to sync our cycles. Next, I was put on estrogen patches to build my uterine lining, and she was simultaneously put on an injectable medication to hyperstimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Then, I was put on Lupron to stop my ovulation, and when she was ready to ovulate, she was given Lupron and hCG to time everything for the egg retrieval procedure. She had the egg retrieval performed and the eggs were fertilized with our anonymous donor sperm, resulting in 9 fertilized embryos at day 5
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like treatment was very personal with Dr. Lee; she put us at ease from the very first consultation. She spent a lot of time educating us and easing our anxiety. It was clear that she was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but she still remained flexible in accommodating our wishes.
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
Our experience with Dr. Lee was wonderful. A few years ago, she was our doctor for the reciprocal IVF cycle that resulted in our healthy twin girls. We were always extremely impressed with her high level of professionalism at every visit. I had a lot of anxiety surrounding my ideas about treatment, and she helped ease my fears by answering my questions and explaining details. She is incredibly knowledgeable and it is clear that she has a great passion for her work; she is always sharing the latest scientific research with her patients. On a personal level, she is very kind and always put us at ease with her well-timed humor and seemingly endless patience. She has changed practices since she helped us conceive our twins a few years ago, but we will be following her to her new practice this year when we try for another child. Oh, and for a while we were unsure that we could handle more kids, but she convinced us with her hilarious anecdotes about raising five(!) children herself, reassuring us that after the first kid, "it's just one more sandwich to make!"
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
Seeing Dr. Lee for our fertility journey was one of the best choices I've ever made! If you choose her as your provider, come with an open mind and know that you can trust her to help you in every way she possibly can.
Describe the protocols Annette Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first and only cycle that we completed (resulting in our twins) was done as reciprocal IVF using my partner's eggs, anonymous donor sperm, and with myself serving as the gestational carrier. This was several years ago, so some of the details are foggy, but I will recount as many details as I can remember. First, we were both put on oral birth control pills for about a month to sync our cycles. Next, I was put on estrogen patches to build my uterine lining, and she was simultaneously put on an injectable medication to hyperstimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Then, I was put on Lupron to stop my ovulation, and when she was ready to ovulate, she was given Lupron and hCG to time everything for the egg retrieval procedure. She had the egg retrieval performed and the eggs were fertilized with our anonymous donor sperm, resulting in 9 fertilized embryos at day 5. After the egg withdrawal, she was given oral medication to prevent complications from ovarian hyperstimulation. At the time of retrieval, I was put on progesterone, which I continued throughout the first 10 (?) weeks of pregnancy. Dr. Lee was very thorough in explaining all of this at our first consultation, as well as before each step was performed.
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Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Lansdale
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N/A
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
N/A
It is a large clinic [Abington Repro - Toll- Ldale] with multiple doctors. The only downside to the clinic is that you never know who will be doing you procedure and it is a bit of luck of the draw but it is understandable with such unpredictable procedure time lines and so many patients...
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
N/A
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
It is a large clinic with multiple doctors. The only downside to the clinic is that you never know who will be doing you procedure and it is a bit of luck of the draw but it is understandable with such unpredictable procedure time lines and so many patients.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She treated my a real person. She was honest and blunt but caring. I felt almost more like I was speaking with a friend than a physician. She was not condescending and I never felt like she pittied me. She was knowledgeable and I felt confident in her care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were all very friendly and knew me well (since I was at the clinic A LOT). I definitely developed a relationship with them. They were always very professional and caring.
How was your experience with Jennifer Nichols?
Of all the doctors that i saw at the clinic Dr. Nichols was by far my favorite. I felt the most comfortable in her care and I felt like she knew me the best. I felt like she truly cared about me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Nichols?
Don't give up
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Doctor
Jennifer Nichols
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
[Toll Center] Location, relative affordability for those paying out of pocket, excellent doctors and nursing staff...[nursing staff] Always attentive, kind, and willing to speak with me to alleviate any nerves. I have never once experienced a rushed appointment....IUI rounds for noninjectable meds were $1000 and then $380 for insemination, not including needed meds...we always feel that we are a unique couple and we aren't lumped into every one else who may going through this experience as well. We were always individuals with adequate time devoted to us as well as a willingness to always explain any and everything.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
Location, relative affordability for those paying out of pocket, excellent doctors and nursing staff
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She genuinely listened to us and out concerns. She took the time to treat us as an individual couple and never made us feel rushed or our concerns not warranted.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Always attentive, kind, and willing to speak with me to alleviate any nerves. I have never once experienced a rushed appointment.
How was your experience with Lauren Milman?
Again, we always feel that we are a unique couple and we aren't lumped into every one else who may going through this experience as well. We were always individuals with adequate time devoted to us as well as a willingness to always explain any and everything.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Milman?
If you need someone who shows empathy and understanding I would highly recommend her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Milman.
IUI rounds for noninjectable meds were $1000 and then $380 for insemination, not including needed meds.
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Doctor
Lauren Milman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Lansdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
We never had to wait for an ultrasound and appointments were easy to book [at Toll Center for Reproductive Sciences]...we had to pay out of pocket for the egg retrieval and transfer...some medications were covered under insurance. We also had to pay for genetic counseling, genetic testing and we had to see a therapist because we were using donor sperm (didn't take insurance). We also had to purchase donor sperm...Liz was very on top of things but wasn't very warm - she was super professional which is very important in a nurse.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 6 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
LOVED our clinic. We were lucky to live close to one of their smaller locations (they have several offices), so we never had to wait when we arrived for our appointment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Nichols went above and beyond to make us feel cared for and acknowledged. She shared her own fertility journey with us to prepare us for the IVF process. We ended up being pregnant at the same time and developed a friendship throughout the process. We are so beyond grateful for her!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Liz was very on top of things but wasn't very warm - she was super professional which is very important in a nurse.
How was your experience with Jennifer Nichols?
Dr. Nichols is so down to earth, kind & compassionate. She makes you feel like you are her top priority and spends a lot of time with you at each appointment. She shared her own IVF journey with us and it was really helpful knowing what to expect and feeling like she truly understood the process we were embarking on. So grateful to her!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Nichols?
Don't be afraid to ask questions - she is more than happy to sit down and make you feel good and calm about your journey.
Describe the protocols Jennifer Nichols used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My wife & I did reciprocal IVF so we had different protocols. I ended up having an ovarian cyst and needed surgery before the transfer, so it set us back a month - the reason was that the cyst could cause a problem while I was pregnant. I had a very healthy pregnancy, so I'm glad we went through with the surgery.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
We never had to wait for an ultrasound and appointments were easy to book.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jennifer Nichols.
We had copays for each visit, we had to pay out of pocket for the egg retrieval and transfer, some medications and some medications were covered under insurance. We also had to pay for genetic counseling, genetic testing and we had to see a therapist because we were using donor sperm (didn't take insurance). We also had to purchase donor sperm.
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Doctor
Jennifer Nichols
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
35 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Immunological
10
She [Dr. Annette Lee] & her entire staff [at Abington Reproductive Medicine] always knew my name. You could feel her compassion and not once did I ever feel pressured. She even was able to donate injections to me after various failed cycles when my insurance wouldn't cover the cost. She truly cares about each patient and only wants the best possible outcome.
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Age
35 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Immunological
10
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
Never a number, always a person
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She & her entire staff always knew my name. You could feel her compassion and not once did I ever feel pressured. She even was able to donate injections to me after various failed cycles when my insurance wouldn't cover the cost. She truly cares about each patient and only wants the best possible outcome.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Compassion
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
I was hesitant about choosing to go a specialist. Once I met her I knew she was the one. I loved how willing she was to try new treatments when a cycle or two didn't work. She also respected my decision when I emotionally just need an emotional break from treatments. After 3 failed IUI's most doctors would have never performed another IUI. My insurance wouldn't cover the cost of IVF so we switched up the protocol and with the help of donated injectibles, I finally conceived against the odds, thanks to her!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
Never doubt her intentions. She WILL chose the best method of treatment for your scenario. Be honest and speak with her about your concerns. She will explain it and make you feel at ease.
Describe the protocols Annette Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Actively TTC #1 since Feb 2011 - unprotected since 2008 5/11 - Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism: TSH of 153!!! 2/12 - Referred to RE 3/12 - HSG & Hysteroscopy all clear 3/12 - Clomid 100 mg 4/12 - Clomid 100 mg w/trigger 5/12 - Femara 5 mg w/trigger 5/12 - TSH level FINALLY normal at 0.60 6/12 - Femara 5 mg w/trigger. IUI #1 CP 7/12 - Femara 5 mg w/trigger. IUI #2 8/12 - Sanity Break...natural cycle 9/12 - Sanity Break continued... 10/12 - TSH regulated at 0.60, AMH 3.28 & FSH 5.21 10/12 - Femara 5 mg w/Ovidrel, Crinone & Prometrium. IUI #3 11/12 - Femara 5 mg, Follistim 300 iu, Bravelle 150 iu, Low Dose HCG 50 iu w/Ovidrel, Crinone. IUI #4 11/12 - P4 level at 7DPO: 55.8
Describe the costs associated with your care under Annette Lee.
Most covered by my insurance. All injectibles I received through donation.
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Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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IVF was 10000 [at Abington Reproductive Group] Not including medications. However Dr Lee provided me with donated gonal f to reduce costs which was appreciated.... he first treatment was to correct some abnormalities in my uterus. Then we tried IUI using Clomid and gonal f. I developed cysts from the Clomid so the next cycle of IUI we used femara and gonal f. We tried one more cycle of IUI with this protocol. Dr Lee had advised us prior to the IUI's that since she had diagnosed me with diminished ovarian reserve it was unlikely the IUI would work but we wanted to try anyway and she agreed. However she said after 3 failed IUI's, IVF would be our best option. We moved onto IVF and I stimmed with femara, gonal f, ganirelix. We retrieved 9 eggs, 5 fertilized, 4 day 5 blastocysts. We transferred 2 embryos and had healthy full term twins in May 2016.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Lee took great care to thoroughly explain the entire process to me and provided me with all the information needed.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
Upon having my first consultation with Dr Lee, I felt like I was in great hands. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and she took the time to explain the entire process and what type of testing we would undergo to determine the cause of our infertility. She was always up front and honest, and did not sugar coat anything which I like. She uncovered a few problems and performed a couple of procedures to remedy them prior to any treatments. I am very grateful to Dr Lee for providing me with next steps when certain procedures didn't work. We did what she recommended and now have beautiful boy/ girl twins after 4 years of trying to conceive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
Be ready to take in all of the information she will provide you, and trust in her recommendations.
Describe the protocols Annette Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first treatment was to correct some abnormalities in my uterus. Then we tried IUI using Clomid and gonal f. I developed cysts from the Clomid so the next cycle of IUI we used femara and gonal f. We tried one more cycle of IUI with this protocol. Dr Lee had advised us prior to the IUI's that since she had diagnosed me with diminished ovarian reserve it was unlikely the IUI would work but we wanted to try anyway and she agreed. However she said after 3 failed IUI's, IVF would be our best option. We moved onto IVF and I stimmed with femara, gonal f, ganirelix. We retrieved 9 eggs, 5 fertilized, 4 day 5 blastocysts. We transferred 2 embryos and had healthy full term twins in May 2016.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Annette Lee.
IVF was 10000. Not including medications. However Dr Lee provided me with donated gonal f to reduce costs which was appreciated.
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Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Jennifer and the other physicians and nurses in the practice really took the time to get to know my husband and myself... Nurses always called back immediately, and Dr. Nichols always answered emails promptly. No one ever made me feel rushed, and no one ever seemed annoyed or frustrated by my constant question-asking.
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Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Jennifer and the other physicians and nurses in the practice really took the time to get to know my husband and myself. Before starting injections, for example, a nurse sat down with me for over two hours to ensure I felt comfortable mixing and administering all of the medications. Nurses always called back immediately, and Dr. Nichols always answered emails promptly. No one ever made me feel rushed, and no one ever seemed annoyed or frustrated by my constant question-asking.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses made the clinic experience a positive one. Every single one of the nurses I met with were compassionate, sensitive, patient, and smart. They took the time to ensure I understood how to administer all injections, they called back within an hour or two when I had questions about anything, and they patiently worked with my schedule to ensure the timing of our cycle worked with my husband and myself.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Jennifer Nichols?
Dr. Nichols was a breath of fresh air after my previous fertility doctor...she was patient and kind, and she went out of her way to make my husband and me feel comfortable and to make sure that she was addressing all of our concerns. She responded to emails and calls quickly and comprehensively, and she never condescended to either of us. When my husband's and my identical twins were born a few weeks ago, Dr. NIchols was one of the first people we wanted to contact!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Nichols?
Don't assume that because she is a DO she is any less qualified than the MDs in her office...Dr. Nichols is extremely intelligent, deeply kind, and a joy to work with.
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Doctor
Jennifer Nichols
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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The nursing team {at Abington Reproductive Medicine] was very knowledgeable and compassionate!...My first few courses were femara, then femara with Gonal-F then Gonal-F. All with IUI and trigger injections. I did back to back IUI's my last few rounds. We resulted in a twin pregnancy my last cycle with Gonal-F, trigger injection and IUI. We had 2 heartbeats early on but lost a twin early... staff always knew who we were and what the treatment plan would be from month to month.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
I would suggest you trust the process. Don't second guess what the plan is. Dr. Lee is brilliant and knows her stuff! I know it's hard when you experience infertility but her main goal is to get you pregnant!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Never ever felt like a number. Dr. Lee and her staff always knew who we were and what the treatment plan would be from month to month.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing team was very knowledgeable and compassionate!
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
Dr. Lee was amazing from the time we met her. She was caring and always explained what we should expect. I always felt comfortable asking any questions I had and she never ever made me feel discouraged.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
Trust her and the process she puts in place.
Describe the protocols Annette Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My first few courses were femara, then femara with Gonal-F then Gonal-F. All with IUI and trigger injections. I did back to back IUI's my last few rounds. We resulted in a twin pregnancy my last cycle with Gonal-F, trigger injection and IUI. We had 2 heartbeats early on but lost a twin early. Dr. Lee was very compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Annette Lee.
My insurance covered most of the costs.
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Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
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All the nurses [at Abington Reproductive Group] were very competent, skilled and made me feel at ease that I was in good hands.... Dr Lee was a leader with her knowledge of what was available in this area. She always presented options and the pros/cons. She answered every question I had, was compassionate and very skilled at all the procedures she did for me. I would recommend her 110%
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lee was wonderful! She took the time to answer all my questions, offered support through the entire process and always new what to do and try next!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All the nurses were very competent, skilled and made me feel at ease that I was in good hands.
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
Dr Lee was a leader with her knowledge of what was available in this area. She always presented options and the pros/cons. She answered every question I had, was compassionate and very skilled at all the procedures she did for me. I would recommend her 110%
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
It took me awhile to have a child, but Dr. Lee always had a plan on how to get to the end goal.
10
Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Lee and her staff [at Abington Reproductive Medicine] were amazing and were always welcoming and warm. They felt like part of the family!... Approximately 12,000 for IVF with ICSI.
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Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
Welcoming, informative, helpful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lee and her staff were amazing and were always welcoming and warm. They felt like part of the family!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amazing!
How was your experience with Annette Lee?
Dr. Lee was always very warm and welcoming. She explained every detail of all procedures and diagnoses in understandable terms. She answered any and all questions. Dr. Lee was very knowledgeable and current in her practices. I always felt like she had a "sixth sense" as well! I would recommend her to anyone!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Annette Lee?
Go to her!!!!
Describe the protocols Annette Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IVF with ICSI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Annette Lee.
Approximately 12,000 for IVF with ICSI.
10
Doctor
Annette Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
The nursing staff [at Abington] is great, but often hard to get in touch with (it is always a process of leaving a message and having them get back to you). Also, a few times, I felt like there wasn't a clear communication with the full team as to cycle next steps...Twice now I have had one of the NPs tell me some set of information, and then a nurse give me a different set of instructions. It ended up worked out in the end, but could be really stressful.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was great at our initial assessment with explaining everything and walking us through the testing process. Subsequent visits have felt a little rushed and like some of my questions were annoying.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is great, but often hard to get in touch with (it is always a process of leaving a message and having them get back to you). Also, a few times, I felt like there wasn't a clear communication with the full team as to cycle next steps.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Stephen G. Somkuti?
In the beginning, my husband and I really appreciated Dr. Somkuti's openness and willingness to answer questions. As treatment went on, I felt like that lessened and more and more we were pushed off to the nursing and clinic staff.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen G. Somkuti?
1) Be prepared for constant students in almost every visit, procedure, and appointment 2) You will have VERY little interaction with the physician 3) His humor and candidness worked really well for my husband
7
Doctor
Stephen G. Somkuti
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Abington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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2
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
On the day of my pregnancy test I waited in the waiting room [at Toll Center for Reproductive Sciences] for an hour before they took my blood. Then they didn't call me until after 5:00 PM with the results when they said I would get a call early that afternoon.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
There was only one nurse in the practice that knew my name or who showed any kind of empathly for what I was going threw. On the day of my pregnancy test I waited in the waiting room for an hour before they took my blood. Then they didn't call me until after 5:00 PM with the results when they said I would get a call early that afternoon.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The one nurse at the Paoli office was super nice. The rest all blend together.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Michael Sobel?
Up until my IVF cycle I liked Dr Sobel. Little did I know that I won't see him at all during the cycle itself. He was not the Dr who did my retrieval or transfer. I felt that Dr Sobel was a good sales person and offered an overwhelming amount of hope for a positive outcome. I passed Dr Sobel a few times in the hallways of the office when I was in for monitoring appoints and he didn't even say Hi to me. It was not the experience I was hoping for and it completely turned me off for doing another round of IVF.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sobel?
Don't go there....after comaring notes with the girls in my support group there are better Dr's in the area.
1
Doctor
Michael Sobel
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Langhorne
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Very understanding to the sensitive nature of their business [at Abington Repro - Toll - Beth]. The only thing I find a little frustrating is you cannot call the office directly. You must call one central number and always be transferred to voicemails. No one ever answers the phone...My insurance doesn't cover much. The billing is very confusing. Since they are so thorough you will be seen several times a week during a cycle the cost is high. 3 IUI's cost out of pocket approximately $2,700 plus I purchased vials of sperm 3 times @ 1,000 a piece...
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
Very understanding to the sensitive nature of their business. The only thing I find a little frustrating is you cannot call the office directly. You must call one central number and always be transferred to voicemails. No one ever answers the phone
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is very down to earth and makes you feel like she cares. Almost like you are her only patient. She wants to see me happy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very caring and paid attention to detail
How was your experience with Tara Budinetz?
She is quite thorough and and understanding of my feelings. She's very positive and a sort of cheerleader which we can all use during this challenging time
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tara Budinetz?
She will make you feel important
Describe the protocols Tara Budinetz used in your cycles and their degree of success.
She checked my tunes were open by flushing with saline and a small biopsy of my uterus. Found inflammation so she gave me a strong antibiotic to take for a day. Also suggested low dose aspirin to help thin my blood since I my blood work showed to clot a little too much. I had 3 IUI's with her. First had a test clomid cycle which I responded well to 50mg but I also never had a problem ovulating. First IUI no success but had many follicles. More aggressive 2nd IUI was with injectables (I believe due to my age of 41 at the time) gonal f 75mg, many follicles again but no success. 3rd IUI the same injectables but with different sperm donor and no success. Years prior I had a laparoscopic surgery for endo. She stated she didn't feel that to be a concern. At this point she stated she felt it most likely was my egg quality. Even though I have many the only way to know would be ivf and she knows how costly that is so she suggested embryo adoption to be my best chance at conceiving. I cannot afford ivf which my insurance does not cover so I am currently on a waiting list for up to a year waiting to be called.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tara Budinetz.
My insurance doesn't cover much. The billing is very confusing. Since they are so thorough you will be seen several times a week during a cycle the cost is high. 3 IUI's cost out of pocket approximately $2,700 plus I purchased vials of sperm 3 times @ 1,000 a piece
9
Doctor
Tara Budinetz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Bethlehem
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Immunological, Other
10
Felt like they were treating me as an individual not a number. Many of the nurses I had contact with [at Abington Reproductive] were great with the exception of one.
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Immunological, Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very kindly. Felt like they were treating me as an individual not a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Many of the nurses I had contact with were great with the exception of one.
How was your experience with Tara Budinetz?
Dr. Business is very caring, takes time to explain every test, procedure and medications that she wants you to start. She makes sure that you understand everything and calls you back within a few hours of leaving a message for her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tara Budinetz?
Make sure you ask questions no question is silly or dumb.
10
Doctor
Tara Budinetz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Bethlehem
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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3
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
The office [Abington Repro Med] atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. No natural light, low ceilings, and small exam rooms. They would really benefit from changing offices. The room where you go over treatment is also out in the open and only divided by a small partition which doesn't seem very private....Dr Sobel has wonderful bedside manner and the nurses were kind. We felt listened to....IUIs were about $1,500 each...Good with email, prompt.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
The office atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. No natural light, low ceilings, and small exam rooms. They would really benefit from changing offices. The room where you go over treatment is also out in the open and only divided by a small partition which doesn't seem very private.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Sobel has wonderful bedside manner and the nurses were kind. We felt listened to.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Good with email, prompt.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Michael Sobel?
Dr. Sobel is a great guy, but in our case, lacked insight to get my husband's sperm cultured for an infection that ultimately prevented us from getting pregnant. His sperm would not fertilize an egg, but we didn't know that until 1 year into treatment and several thousand dollars later. The infection is cleared with a simple course of antibiotics. We went through rigorous blood work, appointments, and 3 IUI treatments, none of which were successful because of this oversight. Changed doctors, they flagged it right away. Get a second opinion.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sobel?
Talk to someone who has battled infertility before. They will help you understand more than your doctor can in a one hour session, plus you will need a lifeline when your head is spinning after an appointment. Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask them to repeat or re-explain. Keep a calendar or journal of treatment so you can refer back - you WILL forget.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Sobel.
IUIs were about $1,500 each
6
Doctor
Michael Sobel
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Lancaster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
I think the clinic in Lancaster [Abington Reproductive] needs to be renovated. The equipment is old and the exam rooms small. It works overall, but updates would be nice.... Robin is by leaps and bounds the best nurse I have ever known. She is incredibly intelligent, knows what Dr. Sobel wants, and is very fast when responding to questions via email. It seems like she makes the wheels turn in the office.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Describe your experience with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
I think the clinic in Lancaster needs to be renovated. The equipment is old and the exam rooms small. It works overall, but updates would be nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He remembers his patients and makes you feel welcome.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Robin is by leaps and bounds the best nurse I have ever known. She is incredibly intelligent, knows what Dr. Sobel wants, and is very fast when responding to questions via email. It seems like she makes the wheels turn in the office.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Michael Sobel?
Dr. Sobel is very knowledgeable and also caring. He stays up to date with research and implements that in his practice. He has high expectations with numbers (lab results, endometrium thickness), which I feel is a good thing. I had a lab result which was in the normal range, but barely. He called me and explained we need to add on a medication to get that closer to the middle of the normal range, which is better for trying to conceive. I do not know how many other doctors would do that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Sobel?
Trust his judgement!
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Doctor
Michael Sobel
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Abington Reproductive Medicine
Lancaster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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