ART Institute of Washington

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Bethesda
8901 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20889
301-400-2151
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend ART Institute of Washington to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 19
6 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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40%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
559
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6 assessments
10
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic [A.R.T. Institute of Washington]... Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day.
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Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I can not say enough good about the ART institute in Bethesda. My cycle was a hard failure and they took care of me and treated me beyond so well. The results of my cycle were unexpected and ultimately the end of our 1st IVF journey but their caring attitude at the clinic made it somewhat easier. I ended up in surgery afterwards due to complication from IVF and my Drs. followed my care and ensure I was well taken care of even after I left the hospital. I will be returning for a future IVF cycle and can't wait to work the amazing team in Bethesda.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was a remarkable ability of organization and compassion. The staff sees dozens of women each morning sometimes before the sun has even risen and yet they manage to make you feel like this is an individual experience. Using a military clinic does come with its drawbacks but they are easily fixed by the amazing staff at the clinic.
How was your experience with John Csokmay?
Dr. Csokmay is an extremely compassionate doctor who cares for his patients immensely. Every visit I had with him I left sure of what was happening next and what he was doing in the interim. ART Institute is extremely different from any other clinic I have interacted with but their ability to care for so many couples amazes me. Do not underestimate or cast off the clinic due to practice styles it wont disappoint.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring appointments were busy but they were efficient. You arrive at the clinic around 0630 and they had me out of the clinic no later than 0715 each day. The clinic has done this for many years and has the practice perfected.
10
Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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6
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
6
Never actually met him [Dr. John Csokmay] but all the Dr's I did interact with were friendly, professional, and knowledegable. As a patient at WRMC, I am used to never seeing the same Dr. twice so this was not unusual, what was nice was that each Dr. knew my history so it was clear they were reading past appointment notes before coming in to see me...IUI was around 170$, IVF was around 5,000$. Of course these prices are all with TriCare which covered D1,D3,D21 labs, HSG, and medications. I believe if I were married TriCare would have covered the IUI and IVF fees but I am single and these were not covered.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
6
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
It is significantly more convenient to get to and is well staffed.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I never actually met Dr. Csokmay but all the Dr's I interacted with knew my history
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ms. Zimmer was a wonderful source of information. The only reason I switched to a local clinic (I do not live in Bethesda) was because of ease of access to care, driving down to WRMC fighting 270 traffic was a huge pain and time suck. If I were local then I would have stayed at WRMC. My only other comment is the RE phone is often busy - it can be hard to get a person on the phone but they always return messages.
How was your experience with John Csokmay?
Never actually met him but all the Dr's I did interact with were friendly, professional, and knowledegable. As a patient at WRMC, I am used to never seeing the same Dr. twice so this was not unusual, what was nice was that each Dr. knew my history so it was clear they were reading past appointment notes before coming in to see me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay?
Do not expect to meet him.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used clomid with OPKs at home followed by an IUI after a positive OPK. Once it became clear that OPKs didn't always catch my ovulation time we switched to monitored cycles with an hcg trigger shot followed by IUI. I did one IUI on clomid without success and then had a break of several months where I tracked my cycles more then we changed to clomid + monitoring+ trigger and I got pregnant on my second IUI .
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay.
IUI was around 170$, IVF was around 5,000$. Of course these prices are all with TriCare which covered D1,D3,D21 labs, HSG, and medications. I believe if I were married TriCare would have covered the IUI and IVF fees but I am single and these were not covered.
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Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The entire team at [ART Institute] knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team...The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice...I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently...
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
The clinic is set inside Walter Reed Military Medical Center. The clinic is easy to access if you are a military family seeking treatment from the surrounding area. We traveled from Southern VA for treatments. The clinic works closely with the pharmacy at the medical center which was convenient.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The entire team at the clinic knew me by name. I traveled from VA for many of my visits & I was always well informed & treated w respect. I highly recommend this clinic & team.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The customer service from Darshana & the nursing team was amazing. Darshana knows every patient by 1st name during the cycle period. The nurses were always available to take calls & offer advice.
How was your experience with John Csokmay?
Dr. Csokmay kept me informed every step if the way. Treated me with respect. Took time to explain what was going to happen at the current visit and future visits. Kind & compassionate. Took the time to ensure the patients felt like individuals not just a number within the cycle group.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay?
Go into treatments with an open mind & open heart. Dr. Csokmay will assist as he can and work with you in hopes of the results you want.
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was sent home with a slew of medications and detailed instructions. The staff kept in contact on how the medications were to be administered, dosing, & my reaction. Egg retrieval occurred then ICSI & the embryos were frozen on day 5. Our embryos underwent genetic testing for C.F. before completing frozen cycles. Dr.Csokmay & his team kept us informed as they spoke with the genetic team (off site), we initially had to delay our cycle because our c.f. screening had to be built. Dr. Csokmay & his team did not hesitate to get us in outside of a normal cycle window for our 1st transfer.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was worried monitoring apoinments would be difficult & nonpersonable, this was not the case. It was appointments by 1st come 1st serve but the team got patients in quickly & efficiently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay.
I think in total we paid out of pocket Approx. $15,000 due to being active duty military family
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Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
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8
Age
27
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
The clinic [ART Institute of Washington] itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.... Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.... I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
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Age
27
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
Once you get through the initial process, which can feel like being herded cattle, the staff is really caring and interested in your care. They are sometimes hard to get on the phone, but also respond to emails.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Csokmay did his best to personalize care and even now, four years later, he is always willing to answer a question if one arises. The clinic itself, especially during the earlier visits, literally asks you to take a number and wait to be seen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had two very opposite experiences with the nursing staff. The first was horrible, unprofessional and downright mean. After requesting not to be seen by that nurse again, I had an amazing experience with nurses who took their time dealing with my needle phobia and were quick to answer questions and genuinely caring.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with John Csokmay?
Dr. Csokmay was gentle and kind when speaking to us about the reason behind our infertility. He respected and honored my fears and even some of my strange requests. I think the way that he treats patients is very rare in today's medical setting but much appreciated.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay?
Do not be scared to ask him questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
When I arrived at the clinic I would sign in and take a number. Luckily, I lived and worked nearby and was able to be there very early. I never waited very long, usually a few people ahead of me.
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Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
For a fresh cycle of IVF [at ART Institute of Washington] with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$...A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments...I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with ART Institute of Washington.
A new patient would want to know about the single embryo transfer policy, the way the clinic does cycles every other month (it's not continous so you have to wait a month or two in between treatments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Even though I was treated at a Military Hospital, I felt like all of the nurses and doctors were very in tune with my progress, they made me feel very comfortable, and they were very compassionate. They were also very attentive to any of my concerns and questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
WONDERFUL!
How was your experience with John Csokmay?
I would describe my experience at Walter Reed as GREAT. Dr. Csokmay was very knowledgeable and his team and him mitigated all risks for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience there. They really took wonderful care of me. All staff, nurse and doctors included were great.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Csokmay?
No specific advice. If you have any questions regarding any part of your treatment or specific issues you want to know more about.. definitely bring everything up. Ask all the questions you have! And concerns!
Describe the protocols John Csokmay used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My protocol was the antagonist protocol, BCP for 4 weeks, stims with menopur and gonal-f and ganirelix to prevent ovulation. During my cycle I had about 30 follicles growing and they triggered me with Lupron instead on HCG. I ended up with 26 eggs retrieved and 25 were mature! The lupron trigger saved me from OHSS. Very greatful for that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Csokmay.
For a fresh cycle of IVF with ICSI it was around 6300$ this price included my medications Embryo freezing is 600$ additional FET is around 2400$
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Doctor
John Csokmay
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The doctor [Micah Hill] was excellent at explaining what was going on within the cycle and addressing concerns that arose. The down side was that he was not always the doctor involved with the day today screenings....When dealing with the doctor I was treated like a human, but the system [ART Institute of Washington] going through a cycle was significantly less personal.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When dealing with the doctor I was treated like a human, but the system going through a cycle was significantly less personal.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Micah Hill?
The doctor was excellent at explaining what was going on within the cycle and addressing concerns that arose. The down side was that he was not always the doctor involved with the day today screenings.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micah Hill?
Read all of the documentation that the clinic gives you and ask as many questions as you can in preparation of a cycle.
Describe the protocols Micah Hill used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The antagonist protocol was used with a Lupton trigger and an HCG shot after retrieval. I used suppositories for my progesterone. ICSI was used for fertilization. The clinic has a strict single embryo transfer policy, so only one embryo was transferred. This has produced a healthy singleton pregnancy with 3 embryos frozen.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It was a first come first serve, during the allotted time period. It wasn't always convenient but it was at the same time everyday.
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Doctor
Micah Hill
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Institute of Washington
Bethesda
Nursing
Operations
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