Kofinas Fertility Group

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing: OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Brooklyn
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 701-6267
Staten Island
4855 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10312
(718) 356-4000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kofinas Fertility Group to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 19.6
5 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
387
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
5 assessments
10
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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My nurse [at Kofinas Fertility] for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful...One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. B was the first doctor to ever make me feel comfortable throughout my entire 8 years of ttc. The moment I met him he was funny, talkative and made me feel like my journey was in the right hands. No matter how scared I was during our visits he reassured me that he wouldn't cause me any unnecessary pain. I appreciated that because other doctors would just poke and prod me like cattle. He wasn't my regular doctor at first, but after my doctor quit the facility I made it my business to request him for each of my visits thereafter.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful. No matter how nerve wrecking the appointment she'd manage to calm me. The day I found out I'd need surgery she was there and managed to ease all the fear within me. There are a few really great nurses there but she's definitely one of the best.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa?
Dr. B hit it off with me right from the start. When I first started my journey with Kofinas Institute I originally had another doctor. She had gotten pregnant and was having complications so majority of the time she'd be on leave. They tried to fit me in with another doctor but she was very cold. Like ice. So I requested another doctor. That's when I met Dr.B. From the start he was kind and talkative. I was just about to do my 2nd IUI (of a back to back IUI process) and was completely shaken up as my first IUI had gone terribly just 2 days prior. He made me so relaxed that I barely even felt the catheter go through. He even let me know about my tilted uterus which no other doctor had ever informed me. Dr.B took the time to care about my situation if even just for that moment. I appreciated that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa?
He likes to talk so be prepared to listen.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Prior to being under the care of Dr.B I had a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and d&c because an HSG exam did not work for me. While inside they found a large mass weighing down my left Fallopian tube which they removed. They also found endometriosis stage 1 which they too removed. My tubes were reportedly open and I was give. The green light to begin ttc again. 2 weeks after surgery I started my first round of Clomid 50mgs. It failed. After that I did 3 more cycles of Clomid 50mgs. Ovulation didn't occur and pregnancy wasn't achieved. I was told I would need to go the route of injections. While under the care of Dr.B I was on a 75iu then 125iu of Gonal-F switching everyday for about 2 weeks. I'd go in every other day for an ultrasound and blood draws. When my eggs matured I was given the OK to do my trigger shot of Novarel. 2 days after triggering I went in for my IUI. I did this routine for 4 months. Each cycle was a failed attempt and none achieved pregnancy. After my final IUI I was told by Dr.B during a consult visit that IVF would be my last hope at achieving a pregnancy. Since then we've been trying but struggling to save up our pennies to make that happen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa.
My copay was $50 per visit. I had to visit every other day for 3 weeks per month. My injections out of pocket were $80 per injection. I used about 21 injections per cycle. Those were the only costs I had to endure during my past treatments.
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Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
8
The clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] was very helpful in connecting to speak with someone of your choice when called. Overall I would say they were good. I couldn't find any weaknesses of the clinics staff with the exception of gt he financial coordinator, she was very rude.... Nursing staff was very well and helpful to all questions.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
8
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic was very helpful in connecting to speak with someone of your choice when called. Overall I would say they were good. I couldn't find any weaknesses of the clinics staff with the exception of gt he financial coordinator, she was very rude.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The doctor and staff were very kind except for the financial coordinator.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was very well and helpful to all questions.
How was your experience with George Kofinas?
Dr. Kofinas was very kind and explained my situation and results from each test very thoroughly. I was very happy with him I just wish we had the funds to continue to try to make our dream come true. Dr. Kofinas went through each exam and procedure needed to come to the final result of either I can get pregnant or I have no chance.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas?
Always follow your dream and never give up because Dr. Kofinas is here to help and guide you through the process.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have been diagnosed with no eggs of my own, therefore I need a donor egg to be able to get pregnant. I took vaginal sonogram and HSN and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Kofinas described the results came back good and that if I got the donor egg I would carry to term and healthy and most likely carry to tern And natural birth. These results would tell me if I had a chance to get pregnant or no chance at all. They gave me the greatest news that day because although I couldn't have my own baby I still had a chance to carry with a donor egg.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas.
I remember paying $500 for first visit and tests of HSN and biopsy was around 1800 and 145 additional for visit.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
26
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Doctors and front desk staff [at Kofinas Fertility] are great. The nurse station is good too, but when there in the rush hours which is usually monitoring from 6-9 they are very busy and forget to call in prescriptions. The MA are great...they [nurses] make you feel welcomed, the only think I dislike about them is that they have never called in medications in on time for me such as the clomid , and hcg which is a vital part of the treatment
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Age
26
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Doctors and front desk staff are great. The nurse station is good too, but when there in the rush hours which is usually monitoring from 6-9 they are very busy and forget to call in prescriptions. The MA are great 👍🏽
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She has always ask how I am doing after every failed cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There nice, they make you feel welcomed, the only think I dislike about them is that they have never called in medications in on time for me such as the clomid , and hcg which is a vital part of the treatment
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Levica Narine?
My experience with Dr Narine is overall good. She always answers my questions, the only thing that I advise please ask questions to make sure you get your answer kind of be your own doctor as well and let her know your concerns
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine?
Ask question be your on advocate
Describe the protocols Levica Narine used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I’ve had 5 medicated cycles, 4 were timed intercourse and one IUI with clomid, trigger shot HCG and progesterone suppositories.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine.
Insurance covers everything IUI related . Being monitored with blood work, ultrasounds, trigger shot, clomid with just copays coinsurance and deductibles.
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Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
The doctors [at Kofinas Fertility Group] are great, facility is clean, the doctors and nursing staff are compassionate. Even the admin staff is polite and tactful...She [nurse] was great in ensuring that I was stocked up on my medications, assisted in administering medications and was prompt in calling to give updates on my blood levels and inform me of any changes that I need to make...Dr. Narine was only a text or phone call away at all times.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The doctors are great, facility is clean, the doctors and nursing staff are compassionate. Even the admin staff is polite and tactful.........................................................................................
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like human more so because my case was complicated and landed me in the hospital for extended stays. Dr. Narine was only a text or phone call away at all times. Always offering comfort in whatever way possible.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was great in ensuring that I was stocked up on my medications, assisted in administering medications and was prompt in calling to give updates on my blood levels and inform me of any changes that I need to make
How was your experience with Levica Narine?
Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Always took the time to listen and is patient. She at time resorted to the lead doctor to make the final decision...................................................................
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine?
You should follow her instructions religiously
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine.
Appx 20K
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Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
39
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
They [the staff at Kofinas Fertility Group] were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant. He [the doctor] was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
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Age
39
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
the doctor was very personable. during embryo implantation (retreival and implantation always done by kofinas, i believe) we discussed the pelopenisan wars. i always felt treated like a person there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant.
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa?
He was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
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Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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