Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders

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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 is not offered: Not Offered
Mt. Laurel
1700 Commerce Parkway
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 751-5575
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Don't recommend: 17.6
5 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% 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
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
730
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
5 assessments
0
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
11 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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While I was cycling [at the Cooper Institute] the nurses would call me back the same day of my monitoring to advise of any dosage changes and results. I was unable to communicate with them via email, which I would have preferred. My biggest issue was the lack of communication at the start of my second cycle.... The biggest strength of this clinic is the costs. Weaknesses are absolutely poor communication.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
11 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders.
The biggest strength of this clinic is the costs. Weaknesses are absolutely poor communication. The saying "you get what you pay for" applies!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My medical case is very unique but I was treated as a "normal" patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
While I was cycling the nurses would call me back the same day of my monitoring to advise of any dosage changes and results. I was unable to communicate with them via email, which I would have preferred. My biggest issue was the lack of communication at the start of my second cycle.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
Jerome Check is a peculiar man but seems to be very knowledgeable about infertility research. He does not nickle and dime his patients which I thoroughly appreciated. It is not easy to follow his train of thought but he does not rush his patients. I do think he cares about his patients but that does not translate to elevated care. The ONLY pros to seeing Dr. Check is 1) Cost and 2) knowledge of research.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Personally speak to all parties involved in your treatment BEFORE all procedures take place. Do not assume that the communication you expect to take place among your caregivers will happen without your intervention. Being your own advocate is not enough.
Describe the protocols Jerome Check used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Because of my low/declining AMH and lack of insurance coverage, I was put on on mini-ivf, so my protocol consisted of lower doses of fertility drugs. Looking back, I am not confident that this was the right approach and if the Dr. had looked deeper into my overall health, I think he would have prescribed a different protocol. If Dr. Cho had been informed about my special case and adequately performed the egg retrieval, I would have been satisfied with the results, but due to lack of communication, only 5 mature eggs were retrieved of the 14+ measurable follicles I had. After a disappointing egg retrieval, we went forward with a second cycle. Again, due to poor communication, (it took me 3 days of calling the clinic to get someone to call me back) I started the second cycle late and missed out on the first couple of days of stimulation. The second round we had less follicles and retrieved 6 mature eggs. Not successful for a healthy 30 year old.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was a long distance patient and monitored off-site.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
I think an egg retrieval cycle (excluding meds) costs ~$5k
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Jerome Check
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Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders
Mt. Laurel
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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[Cooper Institute] Clean, friendly, compassionate Very busy, only 2 locations and not easily accessible, some of the hours of operation...On the ball, well knowledgeable, compassionate nursing staff....Dr. Check is a unique, eccentric, well-established, knowledgeable, highly recommended man. I feel that I am in great hands with him and his staff...At the beginning my insurance was covering ultrasounds and bloodwork but for some reason now i am getting phones feom the billing dept about some denials they are recieving back from my insurance. I dont know if they changed the way the billing is coding things.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders.
Clean, friendly, compassionate Very busy, only 2 locations and not easily accessible, some of the hours of operation.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Being in the healthcare field and the office staff knows this.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
On the ball, well knowledgeable, compassionate nursing staff.
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
Dr. Check is a unique, eccentric, well-established, knowledgeable, highly recommended man. I feel that I am in great hands with him and his staff. All of the nurses are extremely passionate and knowledgeable as to the next step and explain every procedure and labs results in detail.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Think outside the box and research all dr abd clinics before you decide
Describe the protocols Jerome Check used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He started me on adderall, bloodwork, post coidal testing and ultrasound monitoring. First month just didnt happen. Second month egg showed not a good cycle thru bloodwork, call when you get your period. 3rd cycle ovulated way too soon (day 4) we still tried to make this cycle work but no go. 4th cycle started on ethanol estradiol for 10 days to suppress FSH, too high at start of cycle, then follistim once released, estrogen and progesterone vaginal suppositories 2x a day. 5th cycle same as 4th but with added progesterone oil injections then with negative preg test - endometrial scratch. 6th cycle same as 5th cycle also did another endometrial scratch- this time it hurt so bad i told them i would never get that procedure done again. Currently just about to end 7th cycle- doesnt look like it will end in a positive pregnancy test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
At the beginning my insurance was covering ultrasounds and bloodwork but for some reason now i am getting phones feom the billing dept about some denials they are recieving back from my insurance. I dont know if they changed the way the billing is coding things. I know my insurance hasnt changed, its been the same. As of today im waiting to hear back from the billing dept.
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Jerome Check
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders
Mt. Laurel
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
12 IUI, 3 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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I have been thrilled with the nurses at Dr. Check's office [Cooper Institute], both in New Jersey and Melrose Park, PA. I was disappointed to see that one of the ultrasound techs had recently retired because she felt like family by the time I graduated to my OBGYN.... My IVF with Dr. Check was significantly less expensive than all other clinics that I researched (less than $5,000, including medicines).
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, 3 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I switched to Dr. Check after several years at another clinic that treated its patients with "heard medicine". Dr. Check was committed to finding a solution and to getting us pregnant. I felt respected, heard and cared for while a patient at Cooper.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have been thrilled with the nurses at Dr. Check's office, both in New Jersey and Melrose Park, PA. I was disappointed to see that one of the ultrasound techs had recently retired because she felt like family by the time I graduated to my OBGYN.
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
Dr. Check can seem like an oddball. He is socially awkward and very brainy, but the care that I received at Cooper was wonderful. The nurses took time with me and never made the feel rushed. Everyone was warm and accommodating. Dr. Check was committed to finding out what was wrong and fixing it. If something was unsuccessful, it was evaluated and a new plan of action was created. I felt like everything was explained to me in a digestible manner.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Don't be put off by your surroundings. Dr. Check has a unique style, which translates to all of his offices. He can come off as odd, but he is brilliant, passionate and committed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
My IVF with Dr. Check was significantly less expensive than all other clinics that I researched (less than $5,000, including medicines).
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Jerome Check
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders
Mt. Laurel
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
12 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
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Dr. Check's egg donation supervisor (Fran) was fabulous. She was very concerned about things going forward and we became familiar with each other. She knew the personal struggles I was having and tried to make the process as easy as possible. She left the clinic shortly after I delivered...The clinic was well organized and made the procedure easy. They recommended a local hotel to stay in after the procedure which provided transportation. The distance to travel was far for someone traveling alone.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
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Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders.
The clinic was well organized and made the procedure easy. They recommended a local hotel to stay in after the procedure which provided transportation. The distance to travel was far for someone traveling alone.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Check's egg donation supervisor (Fran) was fabulous. She was very concerned about things going forward and we became familiar with each other. She knew the personal struggles I was having and tried to make the process as easy as possible. She left the clinic shortly after I delivered.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Fran and I communicated by phone. I had the pleasure of meeting her only once. She had a small build and blond hair. Her smile was infectious. It was a pleasure to meet her.
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
Dr. Check was blunt and honest, which is exactly what I wanted. He told me exactly what to expect and how to proceed if I chose to move forward. He discussed the probability of conceiving and the procedure for fertilization and meds to help me conceive. After the initial visit, I did not see him again.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Go prepared to be told exactly what could happen.
Describe the protocols Jerome Check used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since I was advanced maternal age, Dr. Check told me on my first visit that I should choose donor egg for my cycles. I was already doing donor sperm, and if my objective was to have a child, donor egg would give me the best shot. I used injectable Gonal F, Estrogen suppositories and tablets, injections of progesterone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
Minimal as most was covered by my health coverage.
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Doctor
Jerome Check
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders
Mt. Laurel
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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strength [of Cooper Institute]: very personable, small clinic, very approachable staff, Dr. Check is extremely competent and a gentleman, very open to women over 40. Doesn't just look at statistics to accept patients, finds solutions to enable you to use their clinic. Allows for splitting a donor egg cycle to offset your costs. weakness: far from NY...I opted for Donor Egg immediately as I was 40yo. I chose my own donor for the first procedure but it was unsuccessful. Thereafter I opted for a donor on their list. They have an open format so you can see pictures of their donors along with a medical history. I liked this. The cycle was successful!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders.
strength: very personable, small clinic, very approachable staff, Dr. Check is extremely competent and a gentleman, very open to women over 40. Doesn't just look at statistics to accept patients, finds solutions to enable you to use their clinic. Allows for splitting a donor egg cycle to offset your costs. weakness: far from NY
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Adored Dr. Jerome Check, took a very personal approach, took time to assess and plan a course of action. Was available anytime to discuss my case.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
very personable and helpful
How was your experience with Jerome Check?
Adored Dr. Check. Treated like a human being. He was so knowledgeable and helpful. He was extremely welcoming. I did a lot of research so I went in prepared. He is very analytical and appreciates a reciprocal effort if you do your homework beforehand. He answered all of my questions in detail.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerome Check?
Do your research and come prepared to ask pertinent questions.
Describe the protocols Jerome Check used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I opted for Donor Egg immediately as I was 40yo. I chose my own donor for the first procedure but it was unsuccessful. Thereafter I opted for a donor on their list. They have an open format so you can see pictures of their donors along with a medical history. I liked this. The cycle was successful!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerome Check.
costs were within reason
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Jerome Check
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Cooper Institute for Reproductive Hormonal Disorders
Mt. Laurel
Nursing
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