Northeastern Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Colchester
105 West View Road
Colchester, VT 05446
802-655-8888
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Northeastern Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Don't recommend: 18.6
7 assessments
  • 86% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% 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
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Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6.2
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
7 assessments
10
Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
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The clinic is so relaxing. My first child I had through a hospital based clinic. That experience was nowhere near as nice as it was at NERM. Very nice facility, friendly people, easy scheduling, and very seldom having to wait. All three doctors here are excellent, and I would recommend any one of them...The nurses were great, especially the head nurse....Relatively affordable in comparison to other options....Dr. Murray, along with the other Doctors at NERM, are warm, caring and generous people.
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is so relaxing. My first child I had through a hospital based clinic. That experience was nowhere near as nice as it was at NERM. Very nice facility, friendly people, easy scheduling, and very seldom having to wait. All three doctors here are excellent, and I would recommend any one of them.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Murray, along with the other Doctors at NERM, are warm, caring and generous people. They always took the extra time to discuss any concerns and were completely supportive of decisions I made along the way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were great, especially the head nurse.
How was your experience with Christine Murray?
Dr. Murray is very patient, kind and knowledgeable. She clearly states the science and the implications for treatment in a way that is very supportive. She was always professional, and I never felt rushed during any of my visits. I would say the same of the other two doctors at the clinic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray?
Just relax and know that you are in really good hands.
Describe the protocols Christine Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was given a lot of choice in how I wanted to proceed. As a forty year old woman, I tried three unmedicated IUIs, one medicated and then asked to go straight to IVF. They would have supported more IUI tries if I had wanted to go that route too, but they agreed that moving to IVF at that point was probably the best call based on the numbers. They really understood the financial considerations and constraints I had and balanced their advice with those in mind. For example, they didn't recommend testing the embryos for a few reasons: one- they knew it would be expensive for me, two- at my age they knew I was likely to have few viable embryos, three- the current research shows that the testing can produce false positives for anomalies.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray.
Relatively affordable in comparison to other options.
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I have always been treated very well in the office [NE Repro Medicine] by all the staff, they are always pleasant, friendly, and positive...The nursing staff has always been great. They are the first ones we talk to when we call in with any questions, they always respond in a timely manner...IUI's were $400 with blood work and ultrasounds going to my insurance. IVF was $7,000 with blood work and ultrasound going to insurance and that did not include medication. It was $2,000 for each additional transfer.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
It's great that there is always someone available if I need an a question answered. During my IVF cycle I was even able to email one of the nurses to answer some questions. The only thing for me was that it was a far drive and I had to go up frequently for ultrasounds, I was lucky that my work situation allowed me to do that. If anything it would be great if I could have gotten some of the ultrasounds done closer to where I live.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I have always been treated very well in the office by all the staff, they are always pleasant, friendly, and positive. Even times when I am in the office for a routine scan if Dr. Casson sees me down the hall he makes sure to come over and say hi. Sometimes I think he hangs around the office on his days off. He seems very committed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has always been great. They are the first ones we talk to when we call in with any questions, they always respond in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Peter Casson?
Dr. Casson has always been very positive about my diagnosis, which is helpful to keep me positive. He has a lot of experience in the field and is doing many great things in Vermont. I came to North Eastern Reproductive Medicine after going to a different clinic for 2 years and I was very happy with the switch. I felt like I had more access to the doctor, and it felt less clinical.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Casson?
Dr. Casson is very knowledgeable so if you don't understand what he is talking about then don't be afraid to ask him to explain.
Describe the protocols Peter Casson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am not really sure of the protocols, Dr. Casson had suggested doing a freeze all cycle to avoid ovarian hyper stimulation, which I agreed with, and am glad I did it that way. I was pretty uncomfortable after the egg retrieval and can't imagine doing a fresh cycle. When I was at a different clinic they had me on Femara and times intercourse, when I started to see Dr. Casson he switched me to Clomid as he had participated in a study that showed that women with unexplained infertility had better outcomes with Clomid during IUI's. I never had any positive outcomes on either Femara or Clomid. Dr. Casson only recommended 4 IUI's before moving on to IVF as opposed to my first clinic which would have done 6. I was fine with 4 I was ready to move on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Casson.
IUI's were $400 with blood work and ultrasounds going to my insurance. IVF was $7,000 with blood work and ultrasound going to insurance and that did not include medication. It was $2,000 for each additional transfer.
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Doctor
Peter Casson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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It's a small clinic [NE Repro Med], which helps with being made to feel like a human. Everybody seemed to learn my name quickly....There are three or four nurses and most of them are very friendly and knowledgeable....NRM is a relatively new clinic, but the doctors have many years of experience.. They take a team approach to patient care, from the Business Manager straight to the doctor. The only weakness I can see is that they might get too busy for the smaller staff they have and hopefully that doesn't influence important decisions regarding patient care.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
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Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
NRM is a relatively new clinic, but the doctors have many years of experience. They started their own practice in order to have more control over billing and other "red tape" issues with a larger, university setting. They take a team approach to patient care, from the Business Manager straight to the doctor. The only weakness I can see is that they might get too busy for the smaller staff they have and hopefully that doesn't influence important decisions regarding patient care.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It's a small clinic, which helps with being made to feel like a human. Everybody seemed to learn my name quickly. Another doctor at the clinic (who was not my primary RE) even learned about me and my husband.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are three or four nurses and most of them are very friendly and knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Christine Murray?
I feel like I always asked the hard questions and Dr. Murray always provided a well thought-out answer. She celebrated with us when we saw the heartbeat and she was right by my side when it was no longer there. I feel like I'm a pretty demanding patient, and she's always been nothing but patient with me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Murray?
Take advantage of your one-on-one time with Dr. Murray. NRM is a small clinic, but they're very efficient so tasks that can be handled by a nurse will be handled by a nurse. You may not see Dr. Murray every time you're there, so really soak it up, ask all your questions, and get out all of your concerns when you're meeting with her.
Describe the protocols Christine Murray used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my IUI cycles, I was on Clomid. Both cycles had multiple follicles, but neither one resulted in a positive pregnancy test. For my IVF cycle, Dr. Murray used an Estrogen Priming protocol because I'm older and have a lower egg reserve. I feel like the cycle went very well, but my egg quality is just too poor as determined by my miscarriage and the fact that I didn't have any embryos to freeze. My only real concern with my IVF cycle was that I think the doctors could have stimmed me for an additional day to get more mature eggs out of me. This will not deter me from using NRM again, though. I'll be back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Murray.
Each meeting with my doctor costs $150. Each IUI cycle cost $400 (monitoring was done at an off-site location, I'm not sure how much this would cost at NRM). The IVF cycle was $8,000. This does not include medications, but all monitoring was covered. This included one frozen embryo transfer, however, we were unable to do this.
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Doctor
Christine Murray
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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We were extremely impressed by this clinic [NE Repro Med].... The space is beautiful and has state-of-the-art equipment. Onsite parking is a real bonus - it's easy to get in and out. Appointments always ran on time and it was super convenient to have all of my lab work done here....I consider Mo to be the primary nurse that we had contact with - she is amazing!! We saw other nurses throughout our treatment too, (Nicole, Stephanie, etc.) and really liked them as well. The whole care team is compassionate & personal.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
We were extremely impressed by this clinic. We attended an initial info session after having a so-so experience with the hospital and enjoyed hearing from Dr. Murray and Cal (one of the embryologists.) The space is beautiful and has state-of-the-art equipment. Onsite parking is a real bonus - it's easy to get in and out. Appointments always ran on time and it was super convenient to have all of my lab work done here.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Casson was extremely responsive with our initial email communication - I felt like I had more information going into our initial consultation than after 2-3 visits with a prior doctor. In general this practice is very personal - you get to know the team well and they are invested in your success. We definitely missed them once we transferred to a regular OB for pre-natal care!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I consider Mo to be the primary nurse that we had contact with - she is amazing!! We saw other nurses throughout our treatment too, (Nicole, Stephanie, etc.) and really liked them as well. The whole care team is compassionate & personal.
How was your experience with Peter Casson?
I'm pretty sure my husband and I would follow Dr. Casson into battle at this point. We 100% trust his medical opinion and were obviously pleased by the success of our treatment. Dr. Casson is a straight-shooter and tells it like it is - we appreciated this aspect of his personality, (although know this is not for everyone.) He was also very cognizant of the financial investment we were making in this procedure and felt like this was taken into consideration during our course of treatment. We also had great interactions with Dr. Brown and Dr. Murray on the occasions that we saw them.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Casson?
Sometimes he thinks outloud - don't be alarmed by this! :)
Describe the protocols Peter Casson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a freeze-all cycle in case of OHSS. Luckily I did not experience OHSS but think the extra month was a good way to let my body recover before pregnancy. Would do this in future cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Casson.
~$7000 for IVF + monitoring ($1000), FET ($1000) and meds. $500 for anesthesia was billed separately by the anesthesiologist. Pre-natal care was covered 100% by insurance once pregnant, (we did not have fertility coverage through our insurance.)
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Doctor
Peter Casson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
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Scheduling
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Age
Treated
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Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
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I felt when you walk into the clinic [NE Reproductive Medicine] there is a very welcoming and comforting feel. The way it is decorated and set up is very calming. There is always the receptionist there to greet you and has been very responsive with any last minute questions we may have and encourages us to call if we have forgot...They [nurses] have made me feel very comfortable during the blood draws I've had so far. PGD adds a layer of confusion at times and if they have questions they as rather than assuming.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
I felt when you walk into the clinic there is a very welcoming and comforting feel. The way it is decorated and set up is very calming. There is always the receptionist there to greet you and has been very responsive with any last minute questions we may have and encourages us to call if we have forgot. They are willing to work with you (like my husband forgot his insurance card and he was able to call w/ info at home)
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Casson gave us hope when we had none. He was very reassuring about our treatment and very knowledgeable about our special needs with PGD testing
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They have made me feel very comfortable during the blood draws I've had so far. PGD adds a layer of confusion at times and if they have questions they as rather than assuming.
How was your experience with Peter Casson?
I think that he is so knowledgeable that sometimes it can be overwhelming as someone who doesn't know the technical aspects. It's almost too much info. But I really like him as a person and I feel he really cares about his patients deeply
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Casson?
To get ready for a really difficult journey but it will be worth it. Just go with the every changing current of IVF and follow Dr. Casson's lead
Describe the protocols Peter Casson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Casson is going to use an antagonist protocol with Lupron trigger. Because we have to have PGD done as well our main goal is to produce as many eggs as possible and the antagonist protocol is what he believes with do this.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Casson.
NRM charged us $4,750 for IVF, $1000 for embryo biopsies, $530 for anesthesia, and $6500 for PGD testing through Natera.
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Doctor
Peter Casson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
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1
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
1
You may find people who will rave about this practice. However, in my opinion, their move to the private world (from academic) was not a positive one. With DOR, I was not offered IVF. After consulting with others, I am convinced that they did not want me to "taint" their numbers as they were starting their practice. Some of their nurses and staff were quite nice, while others were rude and completely insensitive. I could not recommend this practice to a friend or loved one.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
1
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
You may find people who will rave about this practice. However, in my opinion, their move to the private world (from academic) was not a positive one. With DOR, I was not offered IVF. After consulting with others, I am convinced that they did not want me to "taint" their numbers as they were starting their practice. Some of their nurses and staff were quite nice, while others were rude and completely insensitive. I could not recommend this practice to a friend or loved one.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the nurses were quite nice, others were rude and completely insensitive.
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Doctor
Peter Casson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr Casson and the team at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine were all wonderful. from the ease of making appointments, to the friendliness of the entire staff, it made our difficult journey a bit easier. We worked with Dr. Casson for over a year and went through many different protocols and procedures to achieve our goal.
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Casson and the team at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine were all wonderful. from the ease of making appointments, to the friendliness of the entire staff, it made our difficult journey a bit easier. We worked with Dr. Casson for over a year and went through many different protocols and procedures to achieve our goal. We are currently pregnant with twins and owe so much credit to the encouragement and hope from Dr Casson.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Monique and Nicole
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Peter Casson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Colchester
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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