CT Fertility

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
New York
425 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-754-1200
Trumbull
100 Technology Dr, Suite 210
Trumbull, CT 06611
203.373.1200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CT Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59.6
5 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% 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%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
254
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.7
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
5 assessments
10
Age
45
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Dr. Doyle's staff [at Connecticut Fertility] is as excellent as he is. All treated me and my husband with great compassion. They intervened when my insurance company balked at paying for a second attempt. I never had a question as to what was going to happen next. It was explained thoroughly to us...I started with one cycle of clomede (sp?) but did not get pregnant. Then he did an assessment of my husband's sperm quality and prescribed medication (clomed, I believe!) for poor sperm motility. He knew that I had had fibroid tumors removed in my early 20's and he did an assessment of my uterus and told me that it was scarred but he felt that wasn't necessarily a deal breaker. We did one round of IVF (fresh transfer) and I was "chemically" pregnant but it did not proceed further. He then tried ICSI and used a method (don't know the name) where he could place the egg onto the unscarred area of the uterus. And we got pregnant and had a baby boy!
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Age
45
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Describe your experience with CT Fertility.
I saw Dr. Doyle at Ct Fertility in 2012. I'm pretty sure that he sold the practice and I have no information on the current doctors/staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Doyle and his entire staff were wonderful-extremely sensitive. Dr. Doyle asked me at the start how I wanted to be treated as a patient-did I want to know all the details? Only those that were relevant or as little as possible. He also treated my husband (poor sperm motility) and my husband was very pleased with Dr. Doyle and his staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Doyle's staff is as excellent as he is. All treated me and my husband with great compassion. They intervened when my insurance company balked at paying for a second attempt. I never had a question as to what was going to happen next. It was explained thoroughly to us.
How was your experience with Michael Doyle?
Dr. Doyle was a warm and compassionate person. What impressed me (and my husband) the most was his "collaborative care" approach. He never dictated what procedure should take place. He told us all that were available and the likely success of each as well as the risks. Then he let us decide. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doyle?
Tell him (if he doesn't ask which is unlikely) how you want the information and communication between he and you to happen. He absolutely wants whatever approach you want.
Describe the protocols Michael Doyle used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I started with one cycle of clomede (sp?) but did not get pregnant. Then he did an assessment of my husband's sperm quality and prescribed medication (clomed, I believe!) for poor sperm motility. He knew that I had had fibroid tumors removed in my early 20's and he did an assessment of my uterus and told me that it was scarred but he felt that wasn't necessarily a deal breaker. We did one round of IVF (fresh transfer) and I was "chemically" pregnant but it did not proceed further. He then tried ICSI and used a method (don't know the name) where he could place the egg onto the unscarred area of the uterus. And we got pregnant and had a baby boy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Doyle.
My insurance company paid for all the costs. I have no idea!
10
Doctor
Michael Doyle
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
42
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
My husband and I would come up from NYC for appointments and they never made us wait.
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Age
42
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Doyle became like a friend during this process. We went to him after 8 years of unexplained infertility after I suffered a miscarriage at 17 weeks. He is very compassionate and also straightforward. He explains everything and is always very positive and encouraging even when things were not going so well.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
the nurses and the whole office staff in general were very organized and accommodating. My husband and I would come up from NYC for appointments and they never made us wait. They would take us immediately.
How was your experience with Michael Doyle?
I went through 3 rounds of IUI and 2 rounds of IVF before moving on to an egg donor and a surrogate. Dr. Doyle was always very encouraging and always explained the positives and the negatives of each decision we made. We just went back last month to introduce him to our twin girls. He was thrilled for us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doyle?
He is am amazing doctor with a lot of knowledge and a lot of compassion
10
Doctor
Michael Doyle
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
[Connecticut Fertility is] very organized. Very responsive. ALWAYS called when they said they would - even if they were calling with bad news. The office runs like a well oiled machine. Wait times were short. If there was any kind of issue (doc delayed or at hospital), they let you know right away. Very easy to get early morning and weekend appointments.
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Sat down one on one to talk about my history, what I wanted out of the treatment and what treatments I did and didn't want. He was also honest (but not brutal) about what my chances of success were.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very organized. Very responsive. ALWAYS called when they said they would - even if they were calling with bad news. The office runs like a well oiled machine. Wait times were short. If there was any kind of issue (doc delayed or at hospital), they let you know right away. Very easy to get early morning and weekend appointments.
How was your experience with Michael Doyle?
He's very much a maverick and wants to move forward with treatment asap. I like that in a doctor - some people don't. He's extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. His bedside manner could be better, but it's by no means awful. He's a bit rough when doing procedures and testing, but will listen if you speak up.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doyle?
Be sure his personality is a good match for you.
8
Doctor
Michael Doyle
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
37 - 43
Treated
2007 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
We had only one negative experience when the clinic was managing our surrogate after the fetus' heart stopped at nine weeks. There was a lot of confusion about potential fetal tissue testing and conflicting info given to us and the surrogate. Although frustrating, it didn't affect our outcome....The nurses we worked with were kind, helpful, and timely. We had a few instances of incorrect information given to us, but the errors didn't seem to affect our outcomes. Overall, we became friends with the nurses and they were tremendous helper through our journey.
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Age
37 - 43
Treated
2007 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Our calls were always answered quickly, the doctor spoke with us whenever we needed help, the staff knew our names.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses we worked with were kind, helpful, and timely. We had a few instances of incorrect information given to us, but the errors didn't seem to affect our outcomes. Overall, we became friends with the nurses and they were tremendous helper through our journey.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Doyle?
He was always very reassuring. He cared about us and our success. He gave us attention and time whenever we needed it--via in person appointments, phone calls, and Skype chats. By the end of our journey, we felt like friends.
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Doctor
Michael Doyle
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
The strengths of this clinic [CT Fertility] is their staff and environment. It is very clean and very comforting. I am approached every time with a smile and a warm greeting. This clinic does not have any weaknesses.... As friendly as Dr. Thornton. they [nursing staff] are amazing and friendly....Bedside manner, positive attitude, friendly, understanding and compassionate. I am an adult but young but he treated me in a well respected manner and I am very appreciative of that.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with CT Fertility.
The strengths of this clinic is their staff and environment. It is very clean and very comforting. I am approached every time with a smile and a warm greeting. This clinic does not have any weaknesses.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He went above and betond to make me feel comfortable. He is an amazing doctor.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
As friendly as Dr. Thornton. they are amazing and friendly.
How was your experience with Melvin Thornton?
Bedside manner, positive attitude, friendly, understanding and compassionate. I am an adult but young but he treated me in a well respected manner and I am very appreciative of that.I cannot wait until I get the results that I am seeking but I am confident that with his help I will be there soon.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melvin Thornton?
Patience
10
Doctor
Melvin Thornton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CT Fertility
Trumbull
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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