Main Line Fertility

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Bryn Mawr
825 Old Lancaster Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-0800
Paoli
11 Industrial Blvd
Paoli, PA 19301
610-993-8200
West Chester
915 Old Fern Hill Road
West Chester, PA 19380
610-840-1500
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Main Line Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 11Don't recommend: 19.4
13 assessments
  • 92% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 8% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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Attention to Detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
967
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
13 assessments
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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This clinic [Main Line Fertility - Bryn Mawr] is extremely busy. They typically run on time but can get backed up by 15-20 minutes early in the morning. Overall, I don't have to wait long but it can be frustrating to see so many women booked at the same time...The nursing staff is always very friendly and willing to answer questions. They return voicemails promptly and always call by the afternoon with the results.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
This clinic is extremely busy. They typically run on time but can get backed up by 15-20 minutes early in the morning. Overall, I don't have to wait long but it can be frustrating to see so many women booked at the same time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I originally went to a different clinic for my first 2 months of treatment but I was concerned that they weren't monitoring me very closely. I contacted Dr. Brasile for a second opinion. She met with me for over 45 minutes discussing my test results and initial treatment protocols. After several of her questions, I discovered my first clinic wasn't doing all of the 'checks'. It was very helpful that she took the time to get to know me, find out how aggressive we wanted to be about treatment, and clearly outlined next steps.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is always very friendly and willing to answer questions. They return voicemails promptly and always call by the afternoon with the results.
How was your experience with Deanna Brasile?
I am a person who needs a plan. Dr Brasile met with me after each visit to discuss the plan for the next few weeks. After my first IUI, we made a plan for the next 2 months - just in case it didn't work. I felt very comfortable knowing that we had backup plans in place and I knew what would be next. She is organized, respectful, and very good communicator.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deanna Brasile?
To ask questions. I think you need to ask all your doctors questions in this type of process. There are so many unknowns that it is helpful to get the answers from the expert and not a blog.
Describe the protocols Deanna Brasile used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Unfortunately, our first clinic misdiagnosed my husband's sperm results. We did 2 IUIs with negative results. After the 2nd IUI, Dr Brasile ordered a re-testing of his results because I had had a lot of concerns about my first clinic. Turns out, I was right! The first clinic didn't tell us that his sperm results weren't fully normal. Based on the new results, Dr Brasile immediately changed treatment to IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deanna Brasile.
They seemed very reasonably priced. It certainly depends on your insurance coverage but they were 1/10 the cost of UPenn Fertility for IUI.
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Doctor
Deanna Brasile
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
They [nurses at Main Line Fertility] are warm, compassionate, funny, and self-depreciating enough to make you feel comfortable when you're laying on an exam table for a cervical exam. They are always available to answer questions, return phone calls quickly, and explain every test and benchmark thoroughly.
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
It can be very busy and it can take a long time to see the Dr. and make it through all the waiting rooms.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Glassner always puts his patients first. Although he may seem abrupt at times, he knows his patient's charts inside and out, sets realistic expectations for treatment, and is always available to answer phone calls and questions, no matter how small. He is very protective over his patients to the point that he doesn't want any other doctors to consult on their treatments, but because he wants to be sure that we are getting the best possible care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at Main Line Fertility are AMAZING. They are warm, compassionate, funny, and self-depreciating enough to make you feel comfortable when you're laying on an exam table for a cervical exam. They are always available to answer questions, return phone calls quickly, and explain every test and benchmark thoroughly.
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
Dr. Glassner is a protective, assertive, and optimistic doctor who sets realistic expectations with patients about the course of treatment and what to expect. He is very thorough, uses every form of treatment available, is amenable to payment plans and understands unique life circumstances that can both aid and deter fertility. Because he splits his time between two clinics, he wasn't always there when I needed to have an appointment, but Dr. Glassner would leave explicit instructions for the nurses that they should call him before prescribing treatment no matter what the doctor on call prescribed. He is always available to answer questions, and takes every patient concern seriously.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
The clinic is busy, so make your appointments early in the morning.
Describe the protocols Michael Glassner used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I switched to Dr. Glassner after a successful pregnancy when I wanted to start treatment for a second child, so Dr. Glassner prescribed a round of injection hormones to bring on ovulation because it was the same protocol we were successful with previously.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Glassner.
All of my medications were covered by health insurance, so I only had to pay my office co-pay.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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They [nurses at Main Line Fertility in Bryn Mawr] were all patient, willing to answer my questions, and were so nice during what is obviously a very stressful time....When we did our frozen transfer, they forgot to call me the day that they thawed to tell me what was still viable. In addition, once I needed to have an HSG, and the front desk scheduled a regular ultrasound/bloodwork appointment, even though I specifically said I needed to schedule an HSG at least twice during the call.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He answered all of our questions honestly - he didn't hesitate giving us answers we might not want, but he never sugarcoated or implied things were better than they were. When we had bad news, it seemed to upset and frustrate him as much as it upset and frustrated us. He also did a good job of trying to keep the scary stuff not so scary - he would make me laugh during transfers and IUIs and other invasive procedures go keep me calm.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all patient, willing to answer my questions, and were so nice during what is obviously a very stressful time.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
The thing I was most afraid of was a doctor who would tell us there was still hope when there was not - that we'd have a doctor who would exploit the fact that I wanted to be pregnant so badly. Dr. Glassner never, ever held back bad news from us. We had a lot of it, and he was always compassionate but honest. He didn't couch the crappy stuff in weird euphemisms and vague promises. Every single time a cycle was weird, he would change course the next time to try and outsmart my body. Eventually, it worked! I am so thankful for him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
Ask any question that pops into your mind. He won't give more details than an overview if you don't ask questions, but he never has a problem being more specific when pressed.
Describe the protocols Michael Glassner used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For our 3 IVF cycles, the first cycle was I think a more or less standard cycle, which resulted in 13 eggs, but only 5 were mature, even though they were measuring via ultrasound as mature. For the second cycle, he added HGH to our protocol, because there was evidence that it can kick eggs up a notch. Unfortunately, that did not work for us - we got more eggs, but the quality was not as good as the first cycle. For the 3rd cycle, even though I definitely do not have PCOS, he felt I was reacting to medication more like a woman who does than a woman who doesn't. Because of that, he put me on metformin and lupron, in addition to the regular drugs. We got more mature eggs, made more embryos, and they were better quality than the previous two. It worked this time!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Glassner.
All of our procedures were covered by insurance. We were so lucky.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Prices [at Main Line Fertility] were $500 for IUI, $9,800 for IVF and $500 for anesthesia. I participated in a clinical study (another plus for going through MLF) which covered all of my meds...MLF is a great clinic - top rated doctors, knowledgeable and friendly nurses and staff, clean space, associated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, etc. Typically I am seen within 20 minutes of my scheduled appointment time - I've only had to wait longer a few times, which I think is impressive...The nursing staff at MLF is absolutely incredible. They answered every one of my questions and always have a warm, positive and compassionate way about them. Every single phone call and in-person visit has been so pleasant and reassuring because of the AMAZING nurses at MLF.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
MLF is a great clinic - top rated doctors, knowledgeable and friendly nurses and staff, clean space, associated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, etc. Typically I am seen within 20 minutes of my scheduled appointment time - I've only had to wait longer a few times, which I think is impressive. They work to make sure you can get in and out of the appointments (since often you're there a few times a week!).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Orris is very matter of fact, and there were a few times when I felt rushed. However, he always took the time to answer my questions and walk me through my options. When he could tell that I was stressed or worried, he would absolutely take the extra time with me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff at MLF is absolutely incredible. They answered every one of my questions and always have a warm, positive and compassionate way about them. Every single phone call and in-person visit has been so pleasant and reassuring because of the AMAZING nurses at MLF.
How was your experience with John Orris?
Dr. Orris is incredibly smart and I've always trusted the decisions he was making about my treatment plan. He is very nice, but also very matter of fact, so it was important that I ask questions and ask for things to be further explained if need be. He's made it clear that he is invested in the process with us and that he will do all he can to get us pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Orris?
I would say this with any doctor, but educate yourself on infertility and be your own advocate. If you have questions, make sure you ask them. If you don't understand something, make sure it's explained to you. Dr. Orris is incredibly smart and sometimes explains things in very technical terms that may be over your head. Simply ask him to back up and explain - which he'll gladly do.
Describe the protocols John Orris used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with Clomid + timed intercourse, then moved to Clomid + Letrozole + timed intercourse, then Clomid + Letrozole + IUIs. Although I produced good follicles and eggs, none of these methods worked. Unexplained infertility. For IVF, my protocol was Gonal F stims, then Cetrotide and Estrace. I retrieved 21 eggs, but only 4 fertilized. We transfered one embryo and none of the others made it to freeze. Results of first IVF was negative and we are starting a second round in July - changing meds and protocol now that Dr. Orris knows that I have egg quality issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Orris.
We paid everything out of pocket, as our insurance does not cover infertility, so prices were $500 for IUI, $9,800 for IVF and $500 for anesthesia. I participated in a clinical study (another plus for going through MLF) which covered all of my meds.
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Doctor
John Orris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
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9
Age
30
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
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I thought the nurses [at Main Line Fertility] were phenomenal - really patient, kind, caring, took the time to explain, understood our circumstances (traveling from DC to Philadelphia for treatment), etc...The practice helped me to arrange all monitoring in DC with Shady Grove (which ironically was covered by insurance - but would not have been, had I been a full patient of Shady Grove's - still dont understand that part!)...I learned a lot from the process - not sure if Dr. Glassner could have helped more in explaining that, or if I just wasn't able to hear it at the time.
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Age
30
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Other
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I thought the nurses were phenomenal - really patient, kind, caring, took the time to explain, understood our circumstances (traveling from DC to Philadelphia for treatment), etc.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were amazing - so patient, caring, kind, steady, etc.
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
The reason we initially traveled to see Dr. Glassner was because the Tay-Sachs Foundation shared with us his willingness to work with our financial situation in order to cover part of the costs of having to do ICSI, PGD, etc. to avoid having a child impacted by tay-sachs. Although I wouldn't say he was the 'perfect' doctor, I will be FOREVER grateful for his generosity and willingness to work with us. I do think I didn't have my eyes wide open about how hard the process would be, how time consuming it would be to wait for the PGD part of the process, and how we literally were down to 2 embryos by the end, one of which was clearly not going to make it. I learned a lot from the process - not sure if Dr. Glassner could have helped more in explaining that, or if I just wasn't able to hear it at the time.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
Ask for realistic time frames and expectations for possible scenarios; it's not like you just pay the money and magically get your baby.
Describe the protocols Michael Glassner used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We met with the doctor to explain the situation and they did some testing to ensure they had a full picture of my body (I had already had one miscarriage trying naturally); we then worked with the PGD people in New Jersey (Reprogenetics), which took a lot longer than expected. Once completed, we started the drug protocols, did the egg retrieval, eggs were tested after five days, re-frozen, and then I returned a month later for implantation. The practice helped me to arrange all monitoring in DC with Shady Grove (which ironically was covered by insurance - but would not have been, had I been a full patient of Shady Grove's - still dont understand that part!).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I did monitoring at Shady Grove in Washington, DC. Main Line helped to arrange this.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
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N/A
Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
N/A
It's [Main Line Fertility] very very large. They lost blood samples once. They also messed up an appointment and made us wait once. I much prefer the Paoli office to the Bryn Mawr office, but once you are doing IVF, you have to go to Bryn Mawr...The front desk and nursing staff is caring, but the doctor [Glassner] himself is brusque, hurried and insensitive...Spend as much time as possible with his PA, Rachel. She is kind, warm, compassionate and willing to spend time to explain things carefully.
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Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
N/A
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
It's very very large. They lost blood samples once. They also messed up an appointment and made us wait once. I much prefer the Paoli office to the Bryn Mawr office, but once you are doing IVF, you have to go to Bryn Mawr.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The front desk and nursing staff is caring, but the doctor himself is brusque, hurried and insensitive.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
I think he is very very good at what he does, which is why I'm still undergoing treatment with him. However, he is a very fast talker, not very good at explaining things (and his handwriting is terrible) and is not very compassionate. He once told me "Don't get any older." That is really an insensitive remark to say to someone undergoing ART mostly due to their age. If you are looking for warm and fuzzy, he is not it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
Spend as much time as possible with his PA, Rachel. She is kind, warm, compassionate and willing to spend time to explain things carefully.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
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Nursing
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10
Age
41
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The nurses at Main Line Fertility are amazing. They are true professionals and extremely compassionate...I spent more time with the nurses than with Dr. Orris...Don't dismiss the PGD testing. This was the key to the success of my IVF. It was an investment but it ended up saving us money as we only did one transfer with a perfect embryo.
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Age
41
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses at Main Line Fertility are amazing. They are true professionals and extremely compassionate. You know they are rooting for you.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were patient and compassionate and incredibly knowledgeable.
How was your experience with John Orris?
I spent more time with the nurses than with Dr. Orris. However, my interactions with him were always positive and I had complete confidence in him the first time I met him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Orris?
Don't dismiss the PGD testing. This was the key to the success of my IVF. It was an investment but it ended up saving us money as we only did one transfer with a perfect embryo.
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Doctor
John Orris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Dr Glassner and all the team are very considerate and kind, they make patients feel comfortable during every procedure they go through. They explain results and status in detail, as well as the planned strategy....The clinic is very clean, organized, comfortable, easy to access.
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
The clinic is very clean, organized, comfortable, easy to access.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Glassner and all the team are very considerate and kind, they make patients feel comfortable during every procedure they go through. They explain results and status in detail, as well as the planned strategy.
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
My experience with Dr Glassner couldn't be better, I felt guided and helped all the way through the fertility treatment.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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They [Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine] are really busy, -and you see different nurses, which can be annoying. I thought Glassner made up for that though.... I paid 10K for first round, 9,500 for second.... Dr Glassner is an aggressive and funny RE. He's a realist, too, but he will treat you as aggressively as you want. He tells you all the options, and lets you choose. I appreciated his compassion and levity in what was (and is) an emotionally wrenching process
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
They are really busy, -and you see different nurses, which can be annoying. I thought Glassner made up for that though.
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
Dr Glassner is an aggressive and funny RE. He's a realist, too, but he will treat you as aggressively as you want. He tells you all the options, and lets you choose. I appreciated his compassion and levity in what was (and is) an emotionally wrenching process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
Listen carefully - he talks fast!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Glassner.
It was all alacarte. I paid 10K for first round, 9,500 for second.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
Nursing
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
11 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other, Unexplained
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In general, though some of the drugs were causing ill health effects (high blood pressure to go to the hospital, unusual bleeding) was not addressed. Focus [at Main Line Fertility] was on conception... [The nurses were] kind even when I was actively losing a pregnancy.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
11 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other, Unexplained
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt rushed along though I felt like he cared about me in treatment and seemed like he really wanted me to get pregnant. However when we were struggling with whether to continue, he didn't listen to the emotional impacts it was having and the effect it was having. I also feel he was willing to overlook some significant medical problems I was having because I was in treatment. I was so desperate for a baby I looked away.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind even when i was actively losing a pregnancy
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
My case was a HARD case of unexplained. If you have uncomplicated infertility issues (blocked tubes, low sperm count) I think he would be great. If you have a more complicated case involving uterine or pregnancy losses for unknown reasons, I am not sure it will be the best fit. Sometimes I felt like he was too flippant and cocksure that he'd be able to get me pregnant and didn't have enough regard for the emotional effects. On the other hand, I think he did give me unique care and didn't treat me like a number, he did try to tailor things for my case. He though, along with 3/4 other docs I saw missed underlying Endometriosis and Adenomyosis which surely interfering with implantation.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
He's flexible , willing to try new things
Describe the protocols Michael Glassner used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We tried a low dose antagonist cycle (ectopic pregnancy after IVF) and an agonist cycle (biochemical pregnancy) , which no other clinic was willing to try with me. It did produce my highest quality embryos. In the end, uterine reasons for my losses were not explored. I was presenting with many Endometriosis symptoms, yet no lap was done, even after the ectopic.
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Paoli
Nursing
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
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...the nurses [at Main Line Fertility - Paoli] are extremely empathetic. When I had a couple of cycles that resulted in negative tests, they - specially Margie - understood my pain and talked me through it. The time I was going to the clinic was very emotionally challenging for me, but it produced my twin boys via ivf and I really can't say enough positive things about the nurses and dr Glassner...Clinic has excellent communication and keeps you apprised of what is happening, takes emergency calls etc
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
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Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
Clinic has excellent communication and keeps you apprised of what is happening, takes emergency calls etc
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
...the nurses are extremely empathetic. When I had a couple of cycles that resulted in negative tests, they - specially Margie - understood my pain and talked me through it. The time I was going to the clinic was very emotionally challenging for me, but it produced my twin boys via ivf and I really can't say enough positive things about the nurses and dr Glassner.
How was your experience with Michael Glassner?
Dr. Glassner and the nurses took my concerns seriously and explained all the treatment plans in depth. Dr. Glassner let me have a voice in all decisions related to my care. That, in my opinion, is what makes the practice so good...
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Glassner?
Be honest about your expectations
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Doctor
Michael Glassner
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Paoli
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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[Dr. John Orris was] ppen, honest, knowledgeable, personable with patients. Cares about you and your goals. I am forever thankful for him and his help to get pregnant...Most of the staff [at Main Line Fertility] was amazing. There was one or two who I didn't care for. But as humans we can't like everyone...Expensive above what insurance covered. But John worked with me
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility .
Work with you for payment terms, easy to talk to on the phone, fairly quick appointments usually. Give back if donations are given
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Personable, honest, straight forward. Cares about your end Goal, empathetic, positive overall great guy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the staff was amazing. There was one or two who I didn't care for. But as humans we can't like everyone
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with John Orris?
Open, honest, knowledgeable, personable with patients. Cares about you and your goals. I am forever thankful for him and his help to get pregnant
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Orris?
Always be open and honest about your intentions and goals
Describe the protocols John Orris used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Standard peocedures as explained
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Orris.
Expensive above what insurance covered. But John worked with me
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Doctor
John Orris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Paoli
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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I just feel that they [the nurses] are all really good at their jobs - lots of knowledge and experience combined with compassion and reassurance. All of my questions were answers and my calls were returned promptly.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The doctor focused mainly on the medical side of things and my treatment plan. The nurses were there to provide more of the human touch and encouragement. The doctor did hug me when I got pregnant though!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I just feel that they are all really good at their jobs - lots of knowledge and experience combined with compassion and reassurance. All of my questions were answers and my calls were returned promptly.
How was your experience with John Orris?
He got me pregnant on my first round of IVF so I can't argue with the results! I saw all three doctors in the practice at one time or another. I felt that Dr. Orris was more optimistic about the possibility of getting me pregnant through IUI (which was unsuccessful). It was after seeing Dr. Glassner that I was encouraged to move right on to IVF if I wanted to be aggressive about getting pregnant. Dr. Orris sometimes says some funny things, like "You've got a monster follicle that's about ready to blow" and prescribed my husband and I to "knock the boots" on certain dates! But he clearly knows what he is doing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Orris?
Stick with it, it works and he knows what he is doing!
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Doctor
John Orris
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
West Chester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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