Montefiore Medical Center

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Bronx
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 904-2767
Hartsdale
141 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 997-1060
NY - Madison Ave
161 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-8576
NY - West 58th St
330 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
(646) 245-5358
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Montefiore Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 5Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 18.9
7 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% 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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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
203
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7 assessments
7
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
7
Dr. Lieman was compassionate, would explain the procedures and what to expect. Called to follow up when things didn't go as planned. I put myself in his hands and as he was my first doctor, I didn't ask a lot of questions. I do wish the course of action was a explained a bit more in depth....He had recommended starting IVF from the start, I hesitated and asked to start with an IUI.... I did a standard hyper-stimulation protocol with gonal-f menopur, ovidrel, cetrotide for trigger.
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
Dr. Lieman was compassionate, would explain the procedures and what to expect. Called to follow up when things didn't go as planned. I put myself in his hands and as he was my first doctor, I didn't ask a lot of questions. I do wish the course of action was a explained a bit more in depth.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
There is a barrier put up by the nursing staff to get to Dr. Lieman. You really have to push to talk with him directly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
There was a nurse assigned to my case and the phlebotomy staff was very friendly, got to know you, and always were warm and thoughtful.
Describe the protocols Harry Lieman used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
He had recommended starting IVF from the start, I hesitated and asked to start with an IUI. Quite frankly, I was so new to the process and had not done a lot of research at that point that I didn't know the questions to ask and he did not really give me any rationale for the protocol that was used. I did a standard hyper-stimulation protocol with gonal-f menopur, ovidrel, cetrotide for trigger. I had a 3 day embryo transfer after my first IVF cycle. Negative at pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Montefiore Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alison)
My direct nurse took more pleasure of educating me about the drugs and where I should and should not buy them, then she did more about helping me solve problems. Most of the time, she just came off arrogant and belittling. One of the main reason I left this clinic was because of the nursing staff in general. One berated me as to my request to do monitoring at the same hospital at a different location-she proceeded to tell me, that I should not have chosen that clinic.
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
The strength came from the Dr. Lieman himself, and in retrospect his approach to dealing with someone my age. He really followed the most up to date course of action for an older patient. The weakness of this clinic unfortunately came from the nursing staff and the administration personal of the office. You are in contact with these people more than you are your doctor and expect that you are treated with respect and dignity, I did not feel that and at the end of my first IVF cycle I left as soon as I could.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Montefiore Medical Center.
The phlebotomists were very friendly, however the monitoring patients were not always streamlined through. I once had to wait an hour before someone asked what I was there to do, although, I had signed myself in specifically for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center.
The costs were high but mostly covered under my personal insurance. The medication is mostly what I had to pay for out of pocket. It is very expensive, and has the least coverage under most insurance plans. I had no idea there were alternative avenues-nor was I told to even try, even though I asked my nurse. I had asked about IVFmeds.com, my nurse told me she didn't know who they were and asked the other nurses if they knew what I was talking about. She then proceeded to tell me that I should be careful because you never know what you're getting. I can say they were just fine and at 1/3 the cost, a great alternative. Also, this clinic WOULD not send me a copy of the prescriptions to my email (NY). My second clinic provided me with an email of the prescriptions I needed before I started my cycle and I was able to get them in Europe for a fraction of the cost.
What specific things went wrong at Montefiore Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
7
Doctor
Harry Lieman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Lieman has a great personality and has a great Mix of professionalism and compassion. You know he’s good at his job yet he also makes you feel comfortable and valued. He is Honest and blunt, in a good way. He has a great sense of humor and compassion for patients.... We jumped right to IVF with Dr. Lieman and this clinic. Right away at our consult, he explained the entire process clearly. He also explained options for different forms of estrogen and progesterone, and gave his opinion on each when I asked which was best/most effective.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
Dr. Lieman explains the whole process in a way that’s easy to understand. He’s calm and patient. I tend to get very anxious and cry at consults, and he was very caring. He has a great sense of humor and my husband liked him instantly as well.he is also the lead Dr at this clinic and is very professional and knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
He may seem slightly intimidating and serious at first but deep down I think he’s a teddy bear. He tells it to you straight but also has a caring side. He’s a good balance for the medical field.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
Dr. Lieman has a great personality and has a great Mix of professionalism and compassion. You know he’s good at his job yet he also makes you feel comfortable and valued. He is Honest and blunt, in a good way. He has a great sense of humor and compassion for patients.
Describe the protocols Harry Lieman used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
We jumped right to IVF with Dr. Lieman and this clinic. Right away at our consult, he explained the entire process clearly. He also explained options for different forms of estrogen and progesterone, and gave his opinion on each when I asked which was best/most effective. I ended up doing a mix of hormone injections for my egg retrieval (which went very well!! We got 25 eggs, but I think in part that’s because we are only dealing with male factor infertility). I ended up using estrogen injections and progesterone in oil (pio) injections, as he felt they were most effective. Even though I am afraid of needles I trusted his opinion!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are a lot of nurses so I’ve onlt gotten to know a few of them. However they are all very sweet, understanding, and kind!
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
There is a VERY professional medical team here. The Support staff is wonderful as well. The only thing that is a bummer (but it’s mostly everywhere, really) is that morning monitoring hours (all labs and ultrasounds) are first come first serve. The office opens at 7am but you better get there by 6am when the building opens to sit in the hallway and be within the first few patients unless Time is not an issue. I always had to get to work after monitoring so I would go early to try and be within the first few people. It’s like camping our for concert tix but otherwise if you arrive at 7 when they open, there will most likely be a wait.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Montefiore Medical Center.
First come, first serve. Office opens at 7 but building opens at 6. I would try to arrive just before 6, be one of first in buildinf and wait in the hallway to try and be spots 1-3 to know I could get our faster. If you’re on a time crunch, prepare to arrive early.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center.
Unfortunately my insurance covers ZERO percent of IVF. We were lucky enough to get into their IVF grant program so we got *some* assistance, but otherwise it was as follows: IVF cycle (procedures, meds, tests): about $15K, FET cycle: about $4K per cycle (if out of pocket)
Describe Harry Lieman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Lieman and the lab wanted us to play it safe for the first transfer and we did just 1 embryo. When It didn’t work, he gave us the option for 1 or 2 embryos on the next transfer cycle. He did that again with our most recent one since we had a loss with 1, and we had 2 embryos take but lost 1 in the second cycle. He offers opinions and risks and makes it very clear. He takes patients case by case rather than a 1-size-fits-all approach which I like.
What specific things went wrong at Montefiore Medical Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Harry Lieman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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7
Age
32 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
I fully trust in his [Dr. Harry Lieman] expertise. He was friendly and thorough. He listened to our concerns and we had an honest conversation about our plan. He was very positive that we'd get pregnant. It took some time, but we got there...Ask questions. Don't be afraid to be thorough. If you want to be more aggressive with treatment, bring it up. If you have concerns about your reamtnet, discuss it with him. He is very open to suggestions and your opinions.
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Age
32 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
How was your experience with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
I fully trust in his expertise. He was friendly and thorough. He listened to our concerns and we had an honest conversation about our plan. He was very positive that we'd get pregnant. It took some time, but we got there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
Ask questions. Don't be afraid to be thorough. If you want to be more aggressive with treatment, bring it up. If you have concerns about your reamtnet, discuss it with him. He is very open to suggestions and your opinions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
He listened to our concerns and was open/flexible to our wants when it came to treatment.
Describe the protocols Harry Lieman used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
We started with clomid to seeniffitnwould help menovukaye more regularly. When they didn't work we moved on to clomid with IUI. When they didn't work after 2 rounds, I asked to try femara and IUI. When they did t work I wanted to get more aggressive with my treatment and he suggested trying injectable medications with IUI. We got pregnant using the injectables and IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
For the most part the nurses were professional and kind. It would be nice to be assigned a specific nurse to email questions to etc.
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
The office staff is very professional and friendly. Monitoring times leave much to be desired. It would be nice if the office opened earlier for monitoring appts. Since it's first come first serve.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center.
My insurance covered most procedures and medication this far.
What specific things went wrong at Montefiore Medical Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
7
Doctor
Harry Lieman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
All of the staff [at Montefiore] are very nice and after awhile of going they all began to know me by name. One of the secretaries always wished me good luck. The billing department goes over what your insurance does and doesn't cover. The one thing I don't like is that if you're not caught up on your bill they will not let you finish your cycle. We're stressed enough you'd think they'd let you finish and than worry about payments.
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
All of the staff are very nice and after awhile of going they all began to know me by name. One of the secretaries always wished me good luck. The billing department goes over what your insurance does and doesn't cover. The one thing I don't like is that if you're not caught up on your bill they will not let you finish your cycle. We're stressed enough you'd think they'd let you finish and than worry about payments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
Dr. B and all of his staff are very caring and attentive.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very nice and caring. They explained everything to me. They returned my phone calls in a timely matter.
How was your experience with Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
From the start of my journey Dr. Buyuk was very informative and caring. He truly cares about his patients and makes them feel very comfortable. He respones to emails very quickly. I don't have anything negative to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Describe the protocols Erkan Buyuk used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
I remember getting a lot of blood work done. I had a dye test done to make sure my ovaries weren't blocked. My husbands sperm count was checked. I don't remember how much injections I had. The first cycle I did in 2013 was a successful pregnancy, the second cycle in 2017 I had to stop because of polyps, 3rd cycle in june of 2017 ended up negative.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center.
iui procedure was less than $400, injections was about $1100 for the amount I was prescribed. All of the blood work and any other test were based on what my insurance covered
10
Doctor
Erkan Buyuk
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Other
9
The doctor [Lieman] is very willing to listen, and professional in his voice. He spends the time to listen to your concerns and ensures to answer any questions you have. I felt very comfortable in bringing up topics and questions. He has never made me feel silly or uncomfortable for asking ... I am a unique case. He was able to identify a diagnosis I had yet to receive. I went through abdominal ultrasounds, a hsg exam, MRI and this week I am scheduled for a laparoscopic hysteroscopy.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Other
9
How was your experience with Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
The doctor is very willing to listen, and professional in his voice. He spends the time to listen to your concerns and ensures to answer any questions you have. I felt very comfortable in bringing up topics and questions. He has never made me feel silly or uncomfortable for asking .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center?
He is a professional and he has been doing this for many, many years. I feel 100% confident and comfortable deferring to his medical expertise
Describe the protocols Harry Lieman used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
I am a unique case. He was able to identify a diagnosis I had yet to receive. I went through abdominal ultrasounds, a hsg exam, MRI and this week I am scheduled for a laparoscopic hysteroscopy. I went through 1 round of iui with Dr Lieman.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In a large multi doctor practice, you can feel lost. I never felt lost even though there were a myriad of nurses. Even when meeting another new nurse, they were always welcoming. A potential weakness would be the lack of consistency due to this, however I feel as if they have addressed this with their warm, welcoming demeanor.
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
Scheduling can be difficult. They are fitting appointments into a larger puzzle which does not always fit into your own personal scheduling puzzle. But you make it work. They have A great morning appointment system for blood work and ultra sounds for the working person
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Lieman at Montefiore Medical Center.
It's all about your health insurance. My health insurance provides for a $0 copay. 100% coverage for iuis. My out of pocket expenses were lab copays and medications.
Describe Harry Lieman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Montefiore Medical Center.
We didn't get that far yet
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Doctor
Harry Lieman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
My care team [at Montefiore] got to know me on an individual basis and they were all concerned about my case and the outcome. They always assured me each time I went to keep my hopes up high because I would definitely achieve a pregnancy sooner than I expect.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
My care team got to know me on an individual basis and they were all concerned about my case and the outcome.Overall, I would say they had a good relationship with me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They always assured me each time I went to keep my hopes up high because I would definitely achieve a pregnancy sooner than I expect.
How was your experience with Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
Very caring and understanding to your needs as a patient , he's also very detailed in explaining whatever issues you have to you. I believe he's a well experienced doctor in his field and would highly recommend him to anyone with infertility issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erkan Buyuk at Montefiore Medical Center?
Always ensure you ask every bit of question you have concerning your infertility and I can assure that he's always ready to answer and would be willing to proffer solutions and use his professional expertise to solve such problem.
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Doctor
Erkan Buyuk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Hartsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
40
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Appointments were fairly easy to book [at Montefiore Medical Center], but I did see other doctors sometimes and their students (but I never minded and they were all very nice). The front desk was ok, a bit vague at times about status of appointments and wait times. Billing was mostly smooth, but I felt like I filled out a lot of the same info over and over again...He [Dr Edward Illions] was attentive to us and didn't seem rushed, but the office was a bit lax with specific directions or expectations sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask.
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Age
40
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Montefiore Medical Center.
Appointments were fairly easy to book, but I did see other doctors sometimes and their students (but I never minded and they were all very nice). The front desk was ok, a bit vague at times about status of appointments and wait times. Billing was mostly smooth, but I felt like I filled out a lot of the same info over and over again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Edward Illions at Montefiore Medical Center?
He was attentive to us and didn't seem rushed, but the office was a bit lax with specific directions or expectations sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very nice, but they were a bit lax with specific directions sometimes. I feel like they forgot some people were there for the first time and didn't know what to expect and what to ask. The educational class was helpful, but there were a couple of appointments where I was surprised by the length or a procedure I needed.
What specific things went wrong at Montefiore Medical Center?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Edward Illions at Montefiore Medical Center?
He remembered my husband and I from visit to visit and would refer to details from previous visits. He was personable to put us at ease and even responded to my husband's mild joking at times. He answered my questions thoroughly and was responsive through their electronic contact system as well. He honored my attempts to keep things natural and less invasive at first though we needed to try a few approaches before having success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edward Illions at Montefiore Medical Center?
Push for alternatives if you're uncomfortable with anything. He seemed flexible.
Describe the protocols Edward Illions used in your cycles at Montefiore Medical Center and their degree of success.
Started with monitoring ovulation, testing hormones, and treatment for slightly high prolactin levels, and a scraping of my lining, then IUI, escalated to Clomid and more IUIs, then we were on our way to IVF, but I didn't have enough follicles to make it worth it so we did an IUI last minute and I got pregnant and carried that baby to term.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edward Illions at Montefiore Medical Center.
I don't remember specifics except that I only had enough health insurance coverage for one round of IVF and then we would have paid out of pocket. I think each IUI cycle was about $1,200.
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Doctor
Edward Illions
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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