David Cohen

Institute for Human Reproduction

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Medical SchoolNew York Med Col
ResidencySUNY
FellowshipMed Col of Georgia
Bedford Park
7456 South State Street
Bedford Park, IL 60638
312 288 6420
Chicago
409 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312 288 6420
Oakbrook
1919 Midwest Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523
630 916 8630
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend David Cohen to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 14%8.6
19 assessments
  • 68% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Institute for Human Reproduction to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 25%7.9
32 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% Don't recommend (0-6)
19 assessments
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
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Dr Cohen was super cordial. He went through things, made himself available. He always made me feel like things would be ok....The care of Dr Cohen far outweighs the communication struggles with the staff.... He began doing an HSN on me which I never had. My OB said I had a T shaped uterus but only did a HSG....He found a septum in my uterus and we did surgery the next week. He placed a balloon catheter in there for a week. Removal and then we proceeded to get a final cycle started to begin monitoring.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
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How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen was super cordial. He went through things, made himself available. He always made me feel like things would be ok. I’m still not done with treatment with him. But I’m glad he was my first stop for fertility treatment! He’s awesome!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The care of Dr Cohen far outweighs the communication struggles with the staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I felt like even if I was the 1st one in the office that day for monitoring, I could be one of the last to be called with my results. And sometimes the news delivered by staff on a recording I would never imagine getting that way instead of a personal call. When I first started off it seemed like my questions were annoying staff and I wasn’t really sure who to ask.. once I got a few months in, I got the hang of it!
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
He began doing an HSN on me which I never had. My OB said I had a T shaped uterus but only did a HSG. I lost my daughter at 23 weeks and Dr Cohen said that we needed to look further into why that may have happened. He found a septum in my uterus and we did surgery the next week. He placed a balloon catheter in there for a week. Removal and then we proceeded to get a final cycle started to begin monitoring. He gave me 100mg of clomid and I didn’t respond as needed. I was canceled my 1st planned IUI cycle. I was then given more provera to induce another cycle. I requested doing Letrozol instead of the 150mg of clomid as he had planned to do. I then continued with monitoring, triggered with ovidrel and got my 1st IUI. Started crinone 2 days after. I’m still waiting to see if it worked.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Melissa is the main coordinator there. There was a new trainee who is building her confidence in this field. Overall they answer questions but if you don’t ask.. they won’t tell you.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
They offer great monitoring hours that allowed me to get there early and make it to work on time. It saved me taking off work. I didn’t like that they don’t have weekend hours.. what if you lined up on a weekend and needed to proceed?? Also, they could use a patient portal. That would do wonders! They are inconsistent with email vs phone calls.. so that’s disappointing. I had an email go unanswered form a nurse. I let it go as it wasn’t urgent. But I didn’t like being passed around to different nurses. They did have an after hours answering service which was helpful for emergency questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The only price I was ever given was $1500 for an IUI cycle. I’ve been seeing Dr Cohen since 12/6/17 and I have yet to receive a bill or discuss finances with anyone at that office.
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
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What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
I felt more like a friend than a patient with Dr Cohen. He was always available when I needed him (which was a lot) and he seemed like he genuinely cared about me as a person. I know he treats many many patients at a time, but he always made me feel like I was his only patient...empathetic, kind, and funny. He was always in tune with exactly how I was feeling without me having to tell him. I can't say enough good things about him. Without him I would have been completely lost and confused during the IVF process.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen is empathetic, kind, and funny. He was always in tune with exactly how I was feeling without me having to tell him. I can't say enough good things about him. Without him I would have been completely lost and confused during the IVF process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be open and honest. He will be with you. He will answer all of your questions if you ask them. IVF (or other fertility treatments) is especially confusing if you've never been through it before and it's almost impossible to retain all the information that's provided during an initial visit with Dr Cohen. You can always ask him to clarify or go over anything you need to again outside of appointments with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I felt more like a friend than a patient with Dr Cohen. He was always available when I needed him (which was a lot) and he seemed like he genuinely cared about me as a person. I know he treats many many patients at a time, but he always made me feel like I was his only patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
Melissa was a great nurse coordinator. Due to circumstances beyond her control there were a number of times that results were given to me much later in the day than I was told to expect them. She was always apologetic and still took the time to answer any questions I had. I also had to reach out to her to get information about my transfer time and information because I never received it from her. I don't blame any of this on her. During my time with IHR they seemed to have a difficult time keeping nurse coordinators and she was extremely over worked during my time with her.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
If not for Dr Cohen I don't think I would have stayed with IHR. I enjoyed seeing most of the staff on my many visits. They were friendly and welcoming. Otherwise the office just seemed like a mess to me and information was conflicting or non existent. I would expect to be lost and confused here if you are new to fertility treatments.
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Dr Cohen told me right away that he would only transfer one embryo and I was just fine with this. I believe what he said was his goal was for IVF to be successful for me and it wouldn't be a success if I had two (or more) babies in the NICU or worse. I got the impression you have to have a pretty good reason for him to transfer more than one embryo on your first try.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Cohen] was very personable and talked to you in terms you understand. Really took the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable...We did ivf with our embryos genetically tested...Dr. Cohen personally called us and told us how concerned he was that we weren’t doing ivf since we could get our embryos genetics tested to make sure they didn’t carry my brca gene. And how we didn’t just want a baby but a healthy one.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He was very personable and talked to you in terms you understand. Really took the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable. It’s just a scary and exciting time. We always felt like he truly cared about us and you can tell he loves what he does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Definitely go see him and see what he has to say because he will do everything it takes for you to have a family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
During our consultation we had decided to try IUI since the cost of IVF is so high. Since we live three hours away from his office we were driving home and Dr. Cohen personally called us and told us how concerned he was that we weren’t doing ivf since we could get our embryos genetics tested to make sure they didn’t carry my brca gene. And how we didn’t just want a baby but a healthy one. It really meant a lot and we ended up doing ivf with testing. So thankful we did and now have our beautiful baby boy. He kept saying how he couldn’t stop thinking about us and our case. Just really meant a lot and we knew he truly cared about us.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
We did ivf with our embryos genetically tested. I did injections daily and sometimes twice a day during my cycle for the retrieval and also before the transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Very personable and also kept me informed. Very easy to get ahold of.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
I really enjoyed this clinic. It was always first come first serve when we were going through your cycle. Which made it really nice since we were three hours away. So if we got stuck in traffic one say it didn’t matter that we didn’t have to be at the office at a certain time. It was always very clean and everyone was very helpful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
It was always in the morning so it was nice that it didn’t take up your whole day. But when you are going through this it’s all you think about so it didn’t really matter to me. You just have the mindset of the end result.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I believe we spent around $28,000 for everything including one retrieval, genetic testing, two transfers and all medications.
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
We choose to do one embryo during our first transfer since we only had two good embryos.
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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7
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
7
Dr. Cohen had made himself available if we have had any questions in the process. He did not trust my hsg results from my local hospital and completed an hsn in office. He felt that my previous diagnosis of blocked tubes was wrong based on his testing. At his recommendation we are trying IUI when I had previously been told my tubes needed to be taken out and ivf was my only option...Dr. Cohen presented the pros and cons of each treatment option. He often said, "if you were my sister I wouldn't recommend.." for x treatment. I felt like he had both the best interest of my personal health and family at heart. He would often ask how I was doing if he could tell I was uncomfortable. I felt he genuinely cared about me as a patient.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen had made himself available if we have had any questions in the process. He did not trust my hsg results from my local hospital and completed an hsn in office. He felt that my previous diagnosis of blocked tubes was wrong based on his testing. At his recommendation we are trying IUI when I had previously been told my tubes needed to be taken out and ivf was my only option.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
If possible I would recommend you have an initial consult at his office in Chicago. I live in another state and Dr. Cohen comes to my OB/GYN office once a month to see new referrals from that office. He did not have any office staff with him and even called us back from the waiting room. While there is nothing wrong with that, I felt I may have gotten more handouts or material to take home had we been seen in Chicago. It also may have allowed us time to meet with their financial coordinator. Dr. Cohen didn't leave a lot of time for questions in the first appointment. So if you have them, make sure to be upfront and ask at the beginning of the appointment. While he met with us for an hour and a half a majority of the time was reviewing my history, previous testing results, and discussing types/outcomes of ART.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen presented the pros and cons of each treatment option. He often said, "if you were my sister I wouldn't recommend.." for x treatment. I felt like he had both the best interest of my personal health and family at heart. He would often ask how I was doing if he could tell I was uncomfortable. I felt he genuinely cared about me as a patient.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
After my hsn Dr. Cohen recommended IUI as he felt my tubes were clear and uterus fine. My first IUI was 50 mg if clomid says 5-9 of my cycle. I had baseline monitoring cycle days 5, 12, and 14. I had an ovidrel trigger shot on cycle day 15.My IUI was completed on cycle day 16. I was given progesterone and estrogen supplements to take untill my blood test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The nursing staff isn't always easy to get In touch with. I believe they start lasts morning/afternoon. I have found that email is the best mode of communication. My coordination has made sure to answer all of my questions. She always makes sure to speak with me directly regarding protocol instructions so I can insure we are on the same page.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The billing department is not great. I have had trouble contacting them both via phone and email. I have been seen at the office for many months before ever receiving an EOB for my fort visit. Payment for treatment is required prior to cycle start. Yet there was no one available to taken my payment when I went for my first monitoring appointment. I was told to call back in the afternoon so it could be taken over the phone. This may be in part because my initial appointment was at my OB/GYN's office where Dr. Cohen travels once a month to see patients. The staff isn't particularly warm, but has always been really helpful if any issues arise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
There is a self-pay discount for treatment services as my insurance has no fertility coverage.
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
6
Dr. Cohen is very caring, straightforward, but also optimistic about treatment options. I never felt like he gave me false hope. Has has always been honest about potential outcomes and realistic success rates. To be honest, I wish I was able to work with him more frequently than other members of office staff. My only qualm is about a diagnosis. I was initally referred for bilaterally blocked tubes. He completed an hsn and stated all was clear and that my tubes were fine.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
6
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is very caring, straightforward, but also optimistic about treatment options. I never felt like he gave me false hope. Has has always been honest about potential outcomes and realistic success rates. To be honest, I wish I was able to work with him more frequently than other members of office staff. My only qualm is about a diagnosis. I was initally referred for bilaterally blocked tubes. He completed an hsn and stated all was clear and that my tubes were fine. I am not sure this test is as specific for blocked tubes as my hsg. He seemed to completely trust his results and we are proceeding with his recommended treatment of IUI at this time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
If possible try to complete your initial consult visit at his main office. He came to my OB/GYN's office for my initial visit. He had no staff with him and was doing everything by himself. While this isn't necessarily a problem, I feel like we would have had more material like handouts to take home and review if the visit had been at his main office. He doesn't leave a lot of time in the first appointment for questions. So make sure you are upfront with those early in the appointment to get your answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen gave us pros and cons for each type of treatment option. He always asked if I was ok, and genuinely seemed to care. He would often say, "if you were my sister I wouldn't have you do.." for x treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff has been prompt. If you call you are unlikely to get a response immediately. I believe they are not in untill late morning/afternoon. I have found the best mode of communication with my nurse is email. They also have a voicemail patient portal to leave patient's messages about results. My coordinator has always make sure to talk to me directly if she is calling about protocol instructions. That way I can ask questions and ensure I am on the same page.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
There is no weekend monitoring which can cause some difficulties. The office staff had been very helpful when I have called with questions. I was just thrown into treatment and would have liked a better understanding of exactly what to expect each month. It makes planning for monitoring a little easier as I live in another state. The billing department does not seem to be on top of things at all. It was several months into treatment before I even received an EOB for my initial visit.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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10
Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Cohen] was compassionate and easy to talk to, very understanding, reassuring and experienced. I felt very comfortable and positive with him...Dr. Cohen was very informative and understanding.... I went through 3 retrievals - 4, 2 and then 7 5 day embryos resulted and were frozen to go through PGS, with 9 recommended for transfer. In retrospect I appreciate that he was conservative and I have enough embryos to potentially have additional children, but hind sight being 20 20 I could've stopped after 2 retrieval cycles and likely had plenty.
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Age
40
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
I was referred to Dr. Cohen by a friend who had just delivered a perfectly healthy baby and shared her experiences with me along the way. He was compassionate and easy to talk to, very understanding, reassuring and experienced. I felt very comfortable and positive with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be patient with the frequent appointments, multiple times a week. They do have a lot of patients, but I appreciated that it was "first come first served" - on days that I needed to get to the airport for a 9am flight, I was able to come in at 6:30 and get my ultrasound and blood work done efficiently.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Everyone I talked to at IHR, from Nona the financial consultant to the nurses, were great, and except for one or two instances they were great with communicating the daily information that was needed. Dr. Cohen was very informative and understanding.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I started with Dr. Cohen in January after switching insurance so it would cover the procedures- I had been 6 months with another doctor on drugs and timed intercourse with no results. He gave me the option of doing IUI or going straight to IVF, which is what we chose due to my age (39, now 40) and everything was straightforward. I went through 3 retrievals - 4, 2 and then 7 5 day embryos resulted and were frozen to go through PGS, with 9 recommended for transfer. In retrospect I appreciate that he was conservative and I have enough embryos to potentially have additional children, but hind sight being 20 20 I could've stopped after 2 retrieval cycles and likely had plenty.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sue Padilla)
Sue was fantastic - compassionate and understanding, and worked with our schedules. I know she worked late hours responding to voicemails and emails at all hours. unfortunately she left the clinic towards the end of my treatment and there was a bit of confusion during the transition.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
The surgery center where the procedures took place was great! Clean and organized, and a convenient location for me. I also liked the loft-style office and that they played the Today Show in the mornings while I was waiting for my appointments :) They were usually quick to get back to me.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
They had monitoring hours in the morning, so as I stated previously, it was very convenient for me to be able to go in early and still get to work on time (or occasionally to the airport for a flight!).
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Ugh! I had to go on an Exchange Blue Cross Blue Shield plan because neither mine nor my husband's employers companies covered the treatments because they were "self insured". That out of pocket max was around $6,000 which I hit with my first order of drugs, plus a $400/month premium. However, everything else was covered except for the genetic testing, and each retrieval cycle was a few thousand dollars, and then because I had more than the average (7) embryos go through PGS, there was an additional charge for that as well (but I suppose that's a good problem to have).
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Because we went through PGS, Dr. Cohen only transferred a single embryo, which made sense to me.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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He [Dr. Cohen] is experienced and looks at you as individual, opposed to just another patient. During his initial consult with him, we probably spent about 45 minutes together, and that was the first of many one on one consults. He is willing to try new things, but will always refer to the real statistics and scientifically proven data. He is down to earth, kind, trustworthy, good humored, and very available. I found his level to of care to be exceptional. Another thing I appreciated about him was that he didn't take advantage of us in terms of requiring procedures that were not necessary. I was desperate to have a child, and would have paid for every test under the sun, but he was confident that he had the information we needed, given our circumstances, and that with time we would have success...
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is incredible. He is brilliant and up to date on all of the latest trends. He is experienced and looks at you as individual, opposed to just another patient. During his initial consult with him, we probably spent about 45 minutes together, and that was the first of many one on one consults. He is willing to try new things, but will always refer to the real statistics and scientifically proven data. He is down to earth, kind, trustworthy, good humored, and very available. I found his level to of care to be exceptional. Another thing I appreciated about him was that he didn't take advantage of us in terms of requiring procedures that were not necessary. I was desperate to have a child, and would have paid for every test under the sun, but he was confident that he had the information we needed, given our circumstances, and that with time we would have success. Even when I tried to convince him otherwise, he would remind me that he really thought we would have success, but he would tell me if after time, his thoughts changed, which I appreciated. I am forever grateful for his care, and respect him immensely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be direct and honest with Dr. Cohen. Ask him for his thoughts and reasoning behind doing things a certain way. He is a great blend of warm, but honest.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is AMAZING. He is caring and compassionate while setting realistic expectations. He is available to his patients and you are in constant interaction with him. He is not the kind of doctor who you do not see. He is down to earth, level headed, and treats you like an individual. He will move as quickly or as slowly as you like, but always keep your ending goal in mind. I feel so fortunate to have found him and know he is the best dr. around.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Given I have PCOS - we used Menopur and Follistm. I believe the dosage was between 75 - 150, so very minimal. He also recommended ICSI as my husband has sperm issues. His protocols resulted in tons of day 5 embryos. We initially did transfers without testing the embryos, but after no success, he recommended testing the embryos, which we did. My next transfer worked. We just had to find the right one, which he was saying all along.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Joseline)
She was always on top of my care, results, and status of where we were at. She was kind and available when needed. I appreciated her very much.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Strengths: Dr. Cohen. He is the reason I stayed there. As a new patient, I would advise that you be assertive, but patient and set realistic expectations in terms of turn around time for yourself and your RN. They will always get you the information you need, but as a patient, I do believe it is your responsibility to be on top of your care and question anything that seems off.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
The clinic is busy, and they typically run IVF cycles every other week. I would advise to get there early. They open at 6:30am, but you can typically arrive as early as 6:15am. That's how you will get in asap.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
I do not know the cost. Thankfully we had good infertility coverage.
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Cohen and our assigned Nurse Coordinator were kind and patient. Dr. Cohen explained what his recommended treatments were, listening to what questions and concerns we had. Our NC responded quickly to my emails with questions and was patient in explaining things. The only thing that was sometimes a drag was the early morning monitoring appointments. They are first come first serve so you never knew whather you'd be out in an hour or in 5 minutes. But never too bad and always quick once you were called. We're really pleased with the thoughtful care from Dr. Cohen and the Nurses we worked with during the IUI's, as well as our NC...He took time to meet with us, answered all questions and appropriately used humor to put us at ease. Very kind...
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen and our assigned Nurse Coordinator were kind and patient. Dr. Cohen explained what his recommended treatments were, listening to what questions and concerns we had. Our NC responded quickly to my emails with questions and was patient in explaining things. The only thing that was sometimes a drag was the early morning monitoring appointments. They are first come first serve so you never knew whather you'd be out in an hour or in 5 minutes. But never too bad and always quick once you were called. We're really pleased with the thoughtful care from Dr. Cohen and the Nurses we worked with during the IUI's, as well as our NC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
May be silly, but parking is very easy for the early morning monitoring appointments and is very easy to get to. There also seem to be some days that have less wait times for the monitoring visits-I would ask what those are and go those days, if possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He took time to meet with us, answered all questions and appropriately used humor to put us at ease. Very kind.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I was on Clomid 50mg (increased after first failed cycle I think), Ovidrel, Estrace (3x/day vaginal) and Crinone 8% 1x/day, combined with IUI. The second cycle was when the estrace was added (due to a thin lining, found during the first cycle), which is when we became pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Jocelyn)
She was very kind and very patient worth my multiple emails. When she was out of the office, another NC would get back to me and they were great too. The nurses who did the IUI were also very warm and patient and spent a good amount of time with my husband and I answering questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Covered by BCBS HMO, except for HSG co-pay and cost of estrace co pay.
10
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
42
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
Dr Cohen has a great bedside manner. We also saw his partner Dr Turkaspa who is aloof and hard to understand at times. Dr Cohen spent a lot of time with us answering questions and providing options when it was clear we needed to try something else...
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Age
42
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Strength: compassion, care , concern Weakness : not easy to reach via phone or email
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be choosy about the coordinator they assign you - they are not all equal. Ask for email or how to contact after hours. I often had to scramble when things came up on weekends or evenings
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen has a great bedside manner. We also saw his partner Dr Turkaspa who is aloof and hard to understand at times. Dr Cohen spent a lot of time with us answering questions and providing options when it was clear we needed to try something else.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I have low egg quality and diminished reserve. He used the "max dose " of gonal F and certrotide. They also suggested prenatal vitamins
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Vernita)
Vernita had no "bedside" manner. She left confusing voicemails, was difficult to contact and once sent me someone else's test results ! We requested a new coordinator after that.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Small, intimate. Front desk staff - not friendly or warm. The phlebotomist is the nicest one! I felt like I had to be my own secretary- they often forgot paperwork and left me doing a lot of leg work to make sure each appointment happened. We waited over 45 minutes for an appt and Dr Turkaspa (Cohens partner) was not even made aware we were there waiting. It's walk in each day from 6:30-9am for blood work. I liked this aspect. I knew if I got there early I would be in and out fast!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Go early and get out early. I liked that Monitoring was always MWF the first week - easier to plan my schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Insurance paid for all except genetic testing which came to around 20k with batching fees etc
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
7
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
0
Dr Cohen himself was nice, appeared competent and experienced. He is personable...he didn't even take my history into consideration. It felt that he made his recommendations based on routine practice instead of an individual assessment... The actual clinic is a mess and then the surgical center he uses for all of his procedures is also not the best (difficult parking, EXPENSIVE even with insurance and flighty staff).
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
0
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen himself was nice, appeared competent and experienced. He is personable. The actual clinic is a mess and then the surgical center he uses for all of his procedures is also not the best (difficult parking, EXPENSIVE even with insurance and flighty staff).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
You correspond with your nurse more than the MD so if the nurse/ancillary staff are not strong it will be difficult to get through. Even with he best MD recommendations and prescriptions you need a good nurse to guide you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
As someone who has a decent medical history he didn't even take my history into consideration. It felt that he made his recommendations based on routine practice instead of an individual assessment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Joselyn )
The financial lady was terrible. Actually a large part of why we left th clinic. Took her over two weeks to get paperwork to us to even start treatment also was not friendly when trying to discuss insurance coverage, how tests/labs were going to be billed or already billed. We don't have infertility coverage and she genuinely seemed annoyed by that.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
All mornings are blocked off for walk ins for testing (labs, ultrasounds, etc) which is pretty nice. However, never received results like they promise you do at your initial consultation. The financial department is a nightmare to work with and that unfortunately is very important when receiving medical care that can add up to tens of thousands of dollars. Also very hard to reach staff by phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Not too sure- most billed to insurance and then couldn't get additional costs from the financial lady.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
0
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Since we didn't have any other issues other than unexplained infertility, we followed fairly regular protocols with the addition of estrace to increase lining. Dr. Cohen didn't require birth control between each cycle which I preferred because of the added delay and birth control sometimes hurt more than helped my cycle. When we did have to use birth control in preparation for a test or getting to the next cycle, I often didn't have to go through the whole cycle before we could move ahead. Since the waiting can feel like forever, these small adjustments made a big difference in feeling like we were moving forward.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen was very proactive with our care. When things didn't work he would suggest what next steps and tests we could do to find out answers. He wasn't pushy with these options (PGS, ERA, etc) since some cost extra money, but giving us the options right away was helpful rather than going through more failed cycles before trying. From the beginning he was wonderful and informative to meet with, however I don't think he set up our expectations on the time and emotional and physical toll everything can take, as well as about potential delays that can happen. Once we started to understand all of these items over time, on our own we were able to deal with them better. I just wish I had understood more about how long and taxing the whole journey could be earlier on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Don't be afraid to reach out to him with questions or concerns. He is caring and willing to explain things, but also busy so you also need to be your own advocate if you have questions or concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
The dr always was willing to talk to me individually when needed and answered answers specific to my situation
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Since we didn't have any other issues other than unexplained infertility, we followed fairly regular protocols with the addition of estrace to increase lining. Dr. Cohen didn't require birth control between each cycle which I preferred because of the added delay and birth control sometimes hurt more than helped my cycle. When we did have to use birth control in preparation for a test or getting to the next cycle, I often didn't have to go through the whole cycle before we could move ahead. Since the waiting can feel like forever, these small adjustments made a big difference in feeling like we were moving forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
They have a lot of patience, and can be slow to respond or not very compassionate. Sometimes they don't explain things well and several times there were mistakes, mix-ups or medicines not ordered. I had to definitely be my own advocate and push to get the right information or things corrected. Usually they assumed things were my mistake when in fact they almost never were. Also, the protocol for morning baselines and test is long and trying. You have to be there early and never know how long it make take. Once you are meeting with someone, however, the staff are in general very nice, especially with it being so early in the morning.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
It is a smaller clinic so you get more personalized care. The doctors are great, the nurses and staff, particularly the coordinators, can be hit or miss. The morning baseline and test routine is taxing and difficult, especially if you work and don't know how long things will take each time you go in. You don't always get results by the time you are supposed to which is also stressful. However, when there are scheduled procedures or appointments things go very smoothly and people are very nice and helpful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring was only in the morning between 6:30 am - 9 am, first come, first serve, where you would have to go in and wait. At a minimum it would take 30 min if it was empty, other times I was there for close to 2 hours. You could not schedule time and you never knew how long it would take, so adjusting for work was difficult.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
IUI's were $1,500 (before insurance), 2 cycles of IVF + PGS (not including medicine) $10,000 (after insurance), ERA test $900
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
8
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
He [Dr. Cohen] quickly responded to emails, never rushed me, got to know me and my husband, and was always professional. I adore Dr. Cohen and he is the only person I ever refer friends to. His staff was fantastic. Fertility treatment sucks, and I never dreaded going to his office knowing I would be met by such warmth by Dr. Cohen and his staff...He was honest, rational, empathetic, supportive, and always accessible...
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen said I had a 15% chance of getting pregnant, yet I did. Twice. Dr. Cohen always explained everything extremely well, he was considerate, kind, and even funny. I truly felt like I was treated like an individual.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Come prepared and ask as many questions as you have. Dr. Cohen will be honest, and he will not sugarcoat the answers, but he will try his hardest for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen treated me like a sister. He was honest, rational, empathic, supportive, and always accessible. He quickly responded to emails, never rushed me, got to know me and my husband, and was always professional. I adore Dr. Cohen and he is the only person I ever refer friends to. His staff was fantastic. Fertility treatment sucks, and I never dreaded going to his office knowing I would be met by such warmth by Dr. Cohen and his staff.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
I went to see Dr. Cohen due to genetic issues, but ended up being a "poor responder" to treatment. Dr. Cohen personalized my treatment and, guess what, success!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Gary, Maria, the others were fantastic. I always looked forward to seeing Gary! Since the staff was small, people got to know you and you got to know them. All the staff were kind and professional.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
To clarify... I saw Dr. Cohen when he was the head of the University of Chicago's office. He is now at a different practice. This review is of the UofC's clinic. Their small size is their strength. They can treat patients with respect and kindness.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Monitoring appointments were first-come, first-serve, first thing in the morning, but that worked fine with my work schedule. There was one ultrasound technician, Deb!, who was kind and funny. There were two changing rooms to get changed in and the procedures were quick and easy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Luckily, our insurance covered most of the service and medications (though we still had considerable expenses). Billing was mostly clear and handled through the University. I never felt pressure to pay before services.
10
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
Dr Cohen is a very straight forward guy. He is also very thorough in explaining what happens biologically in every step of the process with every different drug I take. While moat of the visit is strictly down to business, he also takes time to talk with us about our jobs and share bits about his life with us as well. Dr Cohen is very professional and seems to know every obscure question you ask to him and will even have historical information to back it up! He's a very smart guy but also down to earth.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
9
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen is a very straight forward guy. He is also very thorough in explaining what happens biologically in every step of the process with every different drug I take. While moat of the visit is strictly down to business, he also takes time to talk with us about our jobs and share bits about his life with us as well. Dr Cohen is very professional and seems to know every obscure question you ask to him and will even have historical information to back it up! He's a very smart guy but also down to earth.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Just make sufe you leave knowing exactly what your next steps will be. Dr. Cohen will make you feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen always makes me feel very comfortable.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Weve only done IUI so far, and are starting IVF now after the three standard failed attempts.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are a great balance of professional and personable.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
They are great at what they do, and are easy to communicate with! They have an email system and also call you every day to let you know your monitoring results. The place is clean and comfy. The location downtown is hard to find on your first go.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Covered by insurance
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
He prefers to do just one embryo for the FET, but will do 2 for the frozen embryo transfer.
9
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Cohen is extremely personable, compassionate, and knowledgable in the medical field. He always offers an explanation and does so in a manner that does not feel as if he is belittling you. He also has a great sense of humor, which definitely lightens the mood during times which can be stressful. Dr. Cohen is extremely compassionate and treats you like an individual. I genuinely feel as though he wants success for me, because it would complete my family, not to increase his stats. He is always available to answer questions, and is open to hear my input and questions regarding treatment options. Overall, he has been a wonderful addition to my treatment team!
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is extremely personable, compassionate, and knowledgable in the medical field. He always offers an explanation and does so in a manner that does not feel as if he is belittling you. He also has a great sense of humor, which definitely lightens the mood during times which can be stressful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is extremely compassionate and treats you like an individual. I genuinely feel as though he wants success for me, because it would complete my family, not to increase his stats. He is always available to answer questions, and is open to hear my input and questions regarding treatment options. Overall, he has been a wonderful addition to my treatment team!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Robin)
Robin is phenomenal! She is punctual with her communication and always goes above and beyond to inform me of upcoming procedures and will answer any questions that I have.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
There is only one ultrasound tech and phelobotomist that works in the mornings at the Chicago location, which can cause a backup when trying to get to work in the morning. They are organized and are accurate with insurance checks and scheduling.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
10
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
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
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Cohen was regularly available to discuss treatments and our plan. He is very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a way that we were able to understand. He is extremely trustworthy and comforting, and I could not imagine having gone through such a difficult process with any other doctor...Dr. Cohen is extremely personable and has a wonderful bedside manner. I felt comfortable with him from the moment we met!...Our first cycle was natural. After a negative test following the first IUI, we tried Clomid, then Letrizole, then back to a stronger dose of Clomid. I did a trigger shot before each IUI, followed by Estrace and Progesterone following each attempt (and for 12 weeks once pregnant).
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen was regularly available to discuss treatments and our plan. He is very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a way that we were able to understand. He is extremely trustworthy and comforting, and I could not imagine having gone through such a difficult process with any other doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Let him guide the way with your input. Ask questions and be informed!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is extremely personable and has a wonderful bedside manner. I felt comfortable with him from the moment we met!
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
Our first cycle was natural. After a negative test following the first IUI, we tried Clomid, then Letrizole, then back to a stronger dose of Clomid. I did a trigger shot before each IUI, followed by Estrace and Progesterone following each attempt (and for 12 weeks once pregnant).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
Our assigned nurse coordinator was amazing! She was always available to answer questions and explain next steps. We had difficulty with another nurse who did not communicate as well, but it was a one time incident.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
We paid for everything out of pocket, 100%. However, Dr. Cohen was able to provide some discounts when we paid with credit card.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
10
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr Cohen is the most caring physician I have worked with, including all specialties...His level of detail, and desire to help you makes him the best candidate for any fertility needs. He truly cares about his patients...We went to ICSI IVF due to MFI. We had failed IUI's, which was expected and basically to appease insurance. IVF was a success, 5 embryos total, 1 transferred for my first pregnancy resulting in a live birth, and he performed an FET for my second (one embryo) resulting in a current pregnancy.
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen is the best. His level of detail, and desire to help you makes him the best candidate for any fertility needs. He truly cares about his patients, and isn't in it just for the money like others!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Go to him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen is the most caring physician I have worked with, including all specialties.
Describe the protocols David Cohen used in your cycles at Institute for Human Reproduction and their degree of success.
We went to ICSI IVF due to MFI. We had failed IUI's, which was expected and basically to appease insurance. IVF was a success, 5 embryos total, 1 transferred for my first pregnancy resulting in a live birth, and he performed an FET for my second (one embryo) resulting in a current pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Olga is difficult to work with. The coordinator was new, so I understood there were some difficulties there, but Olga was truly the unpleasant, difficult person in the office.
Describe your experience with Institute for Human Reproduction.
Strength- dr Cohen Weakness- some support staff
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Insurance covered
Describe David Cohen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Human Reproduction.
Due to my age and no female factors, he only gave us the option to transfer one.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Cohen is very accessible and a great educator. He takes a lot of time with you each visit and responds to emails same day typically no matter how small the question...Dr. Cohen is extremely caring with his patients, always set reasonable expectations, and is accessible to his patients. I learned more from one consult with him that 7 months with another doctor...Email him and ask lots of questions. Let him know what concerns you are secretly researching online so he can help you with research and answers...
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr. Cohen is extremely caring with his patients, always set reasonable expectations, and is accessible to his patients. I learned more from one consult with him that 7 months with another doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Email him and ask lots of questions. Let him know what concerns you are secretly researching online so he can help you with research and answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
dr. Cohen is very accessible and a great educator. He takes a lot of time with you each visit and responds to emails same day typically no matter how small the question.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Robin)
Emails and calls are always returned promptly and communication with nurses and the doctor is great.
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Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
37 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
If you know of another kind of treatment that you think might be useful in your situation, bring it up [to Dr. Cohen]. I've done that a few times, and we've added those to our protocol.
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
If you know of another kind of treatment that you think might be useful in your situation, bring it up. I've done that a few times, and we've added those to our protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Dr Cohen got to know me and my husband over the last years and the staff at IHR is pretty good about remembering me. There have been mix-ups, but I have not felt like a number.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Human Reproduction.
IHR runs well during monitoring hours. I have only had to wait as long as an hour once. I'm usually done with bloodwork and ultrasound in about 45 minutes or less.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
7
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
6
He [Dr. Cohen] has an amazing bedside manner. The rest of the office is a mess.
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Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
He has an amazing bedside manner. The rest of the office is a mess.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
Be present. Communicate more.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Cohen at Institute for Human Reproduction?
No communication with doctors or nurses. Everything is done over a 800 number. No one remembers you.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Human Reproduction. (Assigned nurse: Vernita)
I am so lost as to the procedures at the clinic. It is a complete mess.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Human Reproduction?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
6
Doctor
David Cohen
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
Institute for Human Reproduction
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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