Fertility Solutions of New England

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Cambridge
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(781) 326-2451
Dedham
45 Stergis Way
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-2451
Peabody
1 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
(781) 326-2451
Plymouth
101 Court St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(781) 326-2451
Providence
758 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
(781) 326-2451
Woburn
12 Alfred Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 326-2451
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Solutions of New England to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 5%9.1
42 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 5% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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9.6
Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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9.4
Scheduling

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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7.6
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Nursing Team
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9.4
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9.4
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
749
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
9.1
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
42 assessments
8
8
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
8
8
I have unexplained fertility so I'm pretty sure I was a textbook case of moving along from timed intercourse, to IUI, to IVF. She [Dr. Kowalik] did suggest around 3-4 IUIs but I was not ready to move on emotionally, and she had no problem continuing them. My IVF protocol was a standard antagonist approach and it was adjusted as the monitoring was completed. Now that things still aren't working, I am hoping for a bit of a more individualized approach.
I don't mind that I see the other doctors for procedures [at Fertility Solutions of New England] since I like the other doctors as well...Sometimes I do feel like I'm in a bit of a factory but at the same time, they are also seeing a ton of cases to get experience from...I like the nursing staff, they are usually pretty communicative and reply to messages relatively quickly. They are nice and understanding...Work with larger labs that have experience in new research. Weakness- Sometimes feels like a bit of a factory. Get annoyed that I can't ever call and speak to someone right away. Have to leave a voicemail and get a call back.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I like Dr. Kowalik. I don't mind that I see the other doctors for procedures since I like the other doctors as well. I find that she's mostly on top of things and is understanding. I do feel that she has my best interest at heart. Sometimes I do feel like I'm in a bit of a factory but at the same time, they are also seeing a ton of cases to get experience from.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Be an advocate for yourself and do the research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is very candid and understanding when you get a chance to talk. I found the sit down consultations better than phone calls where it was a bit rushed.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I have unexplained fertility so I'm pretty sure I was a textbook case of moving along from timed intercourse, to IUI, to IVF. She did suggest around 3-4 IUIs but I was not ready to move on emotionally, and she had no problem continuing them. My IVF protocol was a standard antagonist approach and it was adjusted as the monitoring was completed. Now that things still aren't working, I am hoping for a bit of a more individualized approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Susan)
I like the nursing staff, they are usually pretty communicative and reply to messages relatively quickly. They are nice and understanding.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths- See a lot of cases to gain experience from. All of the doctors are great. Work with larger labs that have experience in new research. Weakness- Sometimes feels like a bit of a factory. Get annoyed that I can't ever call and speak to someone right away. Have to leave a voicemail and get a call back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Mostly everything has been covered by insurance.
8
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
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8
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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9
9
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
9
9
Dr. Huang is very thorough and while at time I get frustrated because I want an immediate solution I know that ultimately she is doing the right thing. After my last miscarriage she made sure to perform a hysteroscopy herself as the D&C was performed by another doctor's office since I had "graduated" from the fertility clinic where we found pregnancy tissue left behind. She then performed an additional D&C herself where shes corrected the issue of leftover tissue and performed a second hysteroscopy to ensure the tissue was gone.
Clinic is very organized, clean and welcoming space. I was previously at a clinic that wasnt specialized in Fertility and Fertility Solutions is a wonderful change as there is a dedicated nursing phone line and I can communicate with the nurses through email in the portal....There was one communication issue where the nurse told me the frozen embryo transfer would be one month after my egg retrieval. When my period started I was so excited because it meant it was time for the transfer so when I called with my CD1 start date I was then told it would be after the following month.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
9
9
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang is very thorough and while at time I get frustrated because I want an immediate solution I know that ultimately she is doing the right thing. After my last miscarriage she made sure to perform a hysteroscopy herself as the D&C was performed by another doctor's office since I had "graduated" from the fertility clinic where we found pregnancy tissue left behind. She then performed an additional D&C herself where shes corrected the issue of leftover tissue and performed a second hysteroscopy to ensure the tissue was gone. Although I expressed frustrations with all the set-backs she comforted me by saying that we didn't want to place a good embryo in an uterus that was not ready/the most optimal conditions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I feel that Dr. Huang listens to my concerns without talking over me or dismissing my thoughts as my past doctor has done. Additionally when I was experiencing a miscarriage she was very compassionate and called to check in on me several times.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
For 1st FET cycle: Antagonist Protocol - Stimulated using Gonal-F, HCG & Lupron Trigger Shot. We had 19 eggs retrieved, 16 were mature, 11 fertilized and 7 embryos were sent for PGS testing (since I had a history of recurrent pregnancy loss). 5 Embryos came back PGS normal and we transferred 1 5AA PGS Normal embryo which ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue & Sandra)
I have primarily had great experiences with the nursing staff but I have occasionally had communication issues with the nurses where one of them isn't sure the protocol I am on or I have if there is going to be a delay in my timeline and the answer is unclear.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clinic is very organized, clean and welcoming space. I was previously at a clinic that wasnt specialized in Fertility and Fertility Solutions is a wonderful change as there is a dedicated nursing phone line and I can communicate with the nurses through email in the portal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Our costs were primarily covered by insurance but we had to pay about $1,000 out of pocket for the FET cycle and about $4,000 for the PGS testing.
Describe Pei-Li Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Dr. Huang preferred I only transferred one embryo because although I have a history of pregnancy loss I have had pregnancies last for several weeks+ so we know implantation occurs and she felt that the risks of a multiples pregnancy was greater for me.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Pei-Li Huang
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Dedham
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7
8
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
7
8
Results [of IVF with Dr. Ania Kowalik]: no viable eggs were retrieved. We are currently in the midst of a second attempt ivf cycle. Dr. Kowalik has added menopur to the mix. It supplements the gonal injections... After 4 cycles of clomid, it was determined that Ivf was the best coarse of action. This was our first time going through the process. Perhaps researching the process a bit more would have been helpful as we did not know what questions to ask. Because of our limited insurance coverage and low number of retrieved eggs (5), perhaps an icsi procedure would have given us a better chance of fertilization.
While the office visits [at Fertility Solutions of New England] were somewhat personal, the egg retrieval facility has a bit of a industrial factory feel. You are lead to a back room where patients are being wheeled about in a common area where privacy is not an option. Once the retrieval is complete, the patient is wheeled back into said common area...They [nurses] promptly returned all phone calls and answered all questions no matter how rediculous they might have been. Never made us feel as though we were a bother.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
7
8
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Upon our initial visit, we were provided with the potential issues that have lead to our infertility. After 4 cycles of clomid, it was determined that Ivf was the best coarse of action. This was our first time going through the process. Perhaps researching the process a bit more would have been helpful as we did not know what questions to ask. Because of our limited insurance coverage and low number of retrieved eggs (5), perhaps an icsi procedure would have given us a better chance of fertilization. This option was never discussed. We have 1 more chance at retrieval with insurance coverage. Hopefully this next retrieval will be successful. All in all, Dr. Kowalik is a medical professional that presumably does what she thinks is best. We trust her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Discuss your financial situation and how that limits the number of retrieval’s your insurance covers. Discuss the methods of fertilization to be employed with the doctor that maximize the potential for fertilization.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
While the office visits were somewhat personal, the egg retrieval facility has a bit of a industrial factory feel. You are lead to a back room where patients are being wheeled about in a common area where privacy is not an option. Once the retrieval is complete, the patient is wheeled back into said common area.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
8 daily gonal (250 ui) injections (increases egg production) 4 ganirelix (75 ui) injections (stops premature ovulation) 1 novarel injection (trigger shot) Total of nine days. Results: no viable eggs were retrieved. We are currently in the midst of a second attempt ivf cycle. Dr. Kowalik has added menopur to the mix. It supplements the gonal injections. Wish us luck.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They promptly returned all phone calls and answered all questions no matter how rediculous they might have been. Never made us feel as though we were a bother.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths: •extremely helpful nursing staff •highly recommended compared to other facilities •clean offices Weaknesses: •Limited hours at satellite office (providence office) •Feeling of being cattle at retrieval facility.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
The satellite office (Providence) hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 730 am to 9am. There is rarely a wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
A doctor consultation is $200 Blood work and ultrasounds are billed at $200-$300 Ivf Meds billed at $4000 Ivf billed at aprox. $13,000 Our lifetime fertility coverage under insurance is $15,000 and $5000 for meds. Because of detuctibles and other financial mysteries we basically have 2 tries at Ivf. We are in the midst of our second try.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
There has been no discussion of this subject.
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Ania Kowalik
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
9
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
9
Dr Huang showed a great deal of compassion towards our struggle from the beginning, and the moment I met her I knew she would do everything she could to help us. She is devoted to ensuring her patients receive individual and personal care. It’s Dr Huang’s mission to make everyone feel safe and comfortable and she certainly succeeds in this.... However, as more information about my condition was uncovered, I felt as though next steps and the “right thing to do” was a guess. I know fertility doctors do not know it all by any means, but I wasn’t sure the complexity of my case was within her realm
Everyone at Fertility Solutions, including the nurses, all of the doctors and the front desk staff were absolutely wonderful. They were caring, kind and empathetic. They delivered negative news to me in a delicate and careful way and Dr Huang and her nurses never made me feel as though I was bothering them with all my questions and worries.... There are only 3 doctors at Fertility Solutions. Even though Dr Huang was my primary doctor, I often saw the other two for ultrasounds and they called me for bloodwork results or next steps.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
9
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Huang showed a great deal of compassion towards our struggle from the beginning, and the moment I met her I knew she would do everything she could to help us. She is devoted to ensuring her patients receive individual and personal care. It’s Dr Huang’s mission to make everyone feel safe and comfortable and she certainly succeeds in this. If you’re looking for a clinic where you’re not a number and your hand is held every step of the way, this is the place to go. However, as more information about my condition was uncovered, I felt as though next steps and the “right thing to do” was a guess. I know fertility doctors do not know it all by any means, but I wasn’t sure the complexity of my case was within her realm (and by the way, my case was very complicated and somewhat a mystery!). Often times I craved upfront and candid direction but was instead given a range of choices that could work, or could not work, it would all totally depend. Again, infertility is frustrating and unclear for many, but at a certain point, I needed a more experienced doctor/surgeon to take over my case so I moved on to another clinic for another opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Smaller clinics like Fertility Solutions certainly have their benefits (more individualized attention, personal experiences, safe and comfortable environments), but because they see a smaller number of patients, they tend to not “see it all” in terms of cases and conditions. If you have a complicated diagnosis, go with a larger hospital or clinic with more doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Everyone at Fertility Solutions, including the nurses, all of the doctors and the front desk staff were absolutely wonderful. They were caring, kind and empathetic. They delivered negative news to me in a delicate and careful way and Dr Huang and her nurses never made me feel as though I was bothering them with all my questions and worries. They always answered their phones and called right back, which is rare for a fertility clinic.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I started with IUI as most fertility clinics do. This was when I didn’t have a diagnosis of endometriosis yet. All 3 cycles failed. I moved to IVF and I was put on 225 units of Gonal F and cetrotide. I remember thinking my Gonal F needed to be increased more after a certain stage of egg development but they kept it about the same. I had 23 eggs retrieved. No hyper-stimulation. Did a fresh transfer which resulted in an ovarian ectopic. I sadly lost my ovary in the surgery I received to remove the pregnancy. But I bounced back fairly quickly and transferred the remaining 6 embryos I had left, month after month. All failed. I did one more egg retrieval with Dr Huang with my one ovary and they retrieved 9 eggs. 3 became embryos and we did PGS. Only 1 was normal and sadly, I had another ectopic. This was when we decided to switch clinics
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all wonderful, helpful and compassionate. Well aligned with the mission of Fertility Solutions. When I switched clinics, I missed their high level of attentiveness and care.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
There are only 3 doctors at Fertility Solutions. Even though Dr Huang was my primary doctor, I often saw the other two for ultrasounds and they called me for bloodwork results or next steps. I got to know all of them, and all of them were wonderful.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I could go in between 7-9am and I actually enjoyed my monitoring visits! The reason is because I loved the staff at the Woburn office. Jaime, the woman who draws blood there (she’s the only one!) is warm, sweet and nurturing. It was a pleasure talking to her - she distracted me from the pain and stress and made me smile every single time I was in. I am so grateful for her and for Deb, an admin at the Woburn office as well. What a wonderful team they were.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I was lucky to have insurance cover the majority of my treatments, so I did not pay much out of pocket.
Describe Pei-Li Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
We did eSET which I thought was the right choice
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Fertility Solutions of New England
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10
10
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Kowalik] has a warm but no-nonsense bedside manner. She’s very focused and kept us on track, but compassionate as well. She’s laughed with us, cried with us and hugged us... We were always a low probability case, and she was realistic but very compassionate with us, promising (and following through on her promises) to do everything she could to help us achieve success one way or another...The first observation Dr. Kowalik made after reading my records was that I clearly had insufficient luteal support and she switched me to PIO shots.
Strengths [at Fertility Solutions of New England]: communication, compassion and true partnership with their patients. Also willing to “think outside the box” and try treatments that more conservative or high volume (factory style) clinics will not consider. I love that I could communicate directly with my doctor pretty much whenever I wanted to. Weaknesses: I honestly did not encounter any. I think maybe only once I didn’t get a phone call returned the same day. And I called a lot. The handle to the clinic’s front door was loose for a few months, but even that has been fixed. I have to really stretch to find anything to criticize. Coming here after having had a frustrating experience at a high-volume clinic made me really appreciate how well they do everything. They take pride in their work, as all clinics should, but they understand that each patient is a person who carries a lot of pain due to infertility, and they take success and failures as personally as their patients do. Their patients are not just statistics to them, they are family.
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
We came to Dr. Kowalik after a less than ideal experience at another clinic. We were always a low probability case, and she was realistic but very compassionate with us, promising (and following through on her promises) to do everything she could to help us achieve success one way or another. In the month between the 2 rounds we did with her, I actually fell pregnant naturally. However, it was not to be. Dr. Kowalik did everything she could to help me sustain the pregnancy until it was clear that it would not continue, and cared for me through the miscarriage. We made adjustments for the final round and finally, an embryo took. My husband and I were already talking about moving onto donor eggs assuming the final round would fail, and she said that she’d help us through that if it came to donor eggs, but in the meantime, she was 100% focused on the round at hand and needed us to be the same. Her commitment to her patients is unparalleled.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Be honest with her. Let her know exactly what’s on your mind and she will do everything in her power to get you to your goal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She has a warm but no-nonsense bedside manner. She’s very focused and kept us on track, but compassionate as well. She’s laughed with us, cried with us and hugged us.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
My previous clinic used an antagonist protocol with estrogen priming and crinone for luteal support. I bled before both betas there. The first observation Dr. Kowalik made after reading my records was that I clearly had insufficient luteal support and she switched me to PIO shots. Concerned that the priming was suppressing me too much (I’d had 4 mature eggs in each of my first 2 rounds), she switched me to a microflare protocol (10 Lupron morning and night, 450 Gonal F). In the first round we got 5 eggs, all mature, all fertilized. 1 had arrested and 1 was arresting on day 3- we transferred the other 3 and beta was negative. For the second round, protocol remained the same except we added Omnitrope (.333) for the 9 days of stims as well as EmbryoGen growth medium. We got 4 eggs, all mature, all fertilized. All were still growing on day 3, despite one being graded poor and 2 fair on day 1. All were transferred. We achieved pregnancy and I learned at my first ultrasound with my ob that 2 had actually implanted, though only one developed. I’m currently 21 weeks pregnant with that one.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are wonderful. Quick to return phone calls (usually within the hour) and always informed and prepared to discuss my case. During retrieval procedures, they were a constant reassuring presence- provided great care while making it feel like a visit with friends. There were almost 4 months between my retrievals and during the second, one of the nurses actually remembered a conversation we’d been having at the previous retrieval. That’s when you know they care about their patients as the people we are.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths: communication, compassion and true partnership with their patients. Also willing to “think outside the box” and try treatments that more conservative or high volume (factory style) clinics will not consider. I love that I could communicate directly with my doctor pretty much whenever I wanted to. Weaknesses: I honestly did not encounter any. I think maybe only once I didn’t get a phone call returned the same day. And I called a lot. The handle to the clinic’s front door was loose for a few months, but even that has been fixed. I have to really stretch to find anything to criticize. Coming here after having had a frustrating experience at a high-volume clinic made me really appreciate how well they do everything. They take pride in their work, as all clinics should, but they understand that each patient is a person who carries a lot of pain due to infertility, and they take success and failures as personally as their patients do. Their patients are not just statistics to them, they are family.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I remember that pit of pocket, the cost would have been close to $9000, which was comparable to my previous clinic. I am lucky to have good insurance, so aside from the medication costs (about $275 for each round), the rounds themselves cost $40 each and my consultations with Dr. Kowalik were also $40.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I’d had this discussion with my previous clinic. Due to my age and the limited number of embryos we always got, we were always going to transfer all that looked healthy, within SART guidelines.
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Ania Kowalik
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Round 1[with Dr. Pei-Li Huang]: Birth control followed by gonal-f and ganarelex, then trigger shot and PIO. 5 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized, 1 blast transferred on day 5, 0 frozen Round 2: Estrace followed by lupron and gonal-f, then trigger shot and PIO. 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 0 made to blast/0 transferred/0 frozen Round 3 (in progress): Estrace followed by menopur and gonal-f, then ganarelex, trigger shot, PIO and endometrim inserts.
They [Fertility Solutions of NE- Providence] have multiple offices which is great. They also have early morning appointment times for blood work and ultrasounds, so you don’t have to miss too much work if you have a 9-5 job. Appointments start at 7 am... The intake process for routine monitoring was very smooth. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes, even without an appointment
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I had a great experience with Dr. Huang and all the doctors at Fertility Solitions. They are informative, transparent, and easily accessible for questions. Dr. Huang always makes herself available when I need to call her, and she personally delivers the news about how our embryos are developing after retrieval. I have had a great experience with Dr. Huang.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Dr. Huang is always happy to explain things.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang is the most caring, personable doctor I’ve seen. She truly cares about her patients and shows empathy and compassion.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Round 1: Birth control followed by gonal-f and ganarelex, then trigger shot and PIO. 5 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized, 1 blast transferred on day 5, 0 frozen Round 2: Estrace followed by lupron and gonal-f, then trigger shot and PIO. 13 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 0 made to blast/0 transferred/0 frozen Round 3 (in progress): Estrace followed by menopur and gonal-f, then ganarelex, trigger shot, PIO and endometrim inserts.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are so caring, compassionate, and informative. They are always available to answer questions and return phone calls the same day
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They have multiple offices which is great. They also have early morning appointment times for blood work and ultrasounds, so you don’t have to miss too much work if you have a 9-5 job. Appointments start at 7 am
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
The intake process for routine monitoring was very smooth. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes, even without an appointment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Deductibles and co-pays for appointments and medications
Describe Pei-Li Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Dr. Huang prefers single embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
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8
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
She [Dr. Pei-Li Huang] is very communicative and kind. She can be blunt, but I appreciated her practical approach. She is also kind and responsive to anxiety and the stress of the process. I did find her to be a little bit clinical at times but most doctors are.... For medicated IUI cycles she recommended letrozole rather than clomid due to lining issues and also a reduced chance of multiples. They do blood work and ultrasound monitoring with all medicated cycles.
The clinic [Fertility Solutions of NE] is a bit smaller than some others in the area, which I like because it feels more intimate and less assembly-line. The multiple locations are very helpful for scheduling monitoring close to home. We didn’t realize procedures (IUI and IVF) were all done in Needham at first, but it ended up not being a big deal. I am glad they have on-call doctors around on the weekend because we had to do our first IUI on a Sunday morning! The office is very clean and relaxing.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is very communicative and kind. She can be blunt, but I appreciated her practical approach. She is also kind and responsive to anxiety and the stress of the process. I did find her to be a little bit clinical at times but most doctors are.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Advocate for yourself. She is great about answering questions so don’t be afraid to be annoying by reaching out so you feel comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was very attentive to our specific situation and needs. I appreciated that she responded directly to my questions with a returned phone call rather than communicating through the nurse. She was willing to answer lots of questions which I found helpful.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
For medicated IUI cycles she recommended letrozole rather than clomid due to lining issues and also a reduced chance of multiples. They do blood work and ultrasound monitoring with all medicated cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Erin)
They were very kind during failed cycles when I was upset. Flexible with scheduling and very positive about our prospects without being annoying. I felt very comfortable.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The clinic is a bit smaller than some others in the area, which I like because it feels more intimate and less assembly-line. The multiple locations are very helpful for scheduling monitoring close to home. We didn’t realize procedures (IUI and IVF) were all done in Needham at first, but it ended up not being a big deal. I am glad they have on-call doctors around on the weekend because we had to do our first IUI on a Sunday morning! The office is very clean and relaxing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Unmonitored/unmedicated IUI was $475 out of pocket. Medicated/monitored IUI was $1,000 out of pocket, which included all monitoring appointments. Medication was billed separately through the pharmacy. They are very transparent about pricing.
8
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Fertility Solutions of New England
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10
9
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
9
She[Dr. Anania] throws a lot of information at you in the first meeting and it can be overwhelming. Since i'd been TTC for the past year I was familiar with much of the terminology and testing she referred to. If this is your first step on your fertility journey then do some research beforehand...From the moment she enters the waiting room, when she warmly greets all those waiting to her phone call follow ups when things are confusing I feel like she sees me as a human and not a number.
Weaknesses [at Fertility Solutions of New England]-Testing and ultrasounds are not available before 7:30am. At first I thought this was a great time but I recently found out that other centers in the area open at 6am...Strengths-Great staff, Woburn location is easy to access from highway and plenty of parking, the portal is great for communcating with nurses and doctors and viewing test results, test results are available within a few hours and if something is not as expected then I receive a call from the nurse or doctor, depending on who I met with that day. I like that they are proactive in calling me about next steps after a negative pregnancy test; it gives me something to focus on.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
9
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was referred to Doctor Anania after 3 unsuccessful unmonitored/unmedicated IUI's using a local midwife. From the first visit she took a great deal of time to explain all the options and then asked me questions to help me make the best decision for me. Whenever I have a question or concern I have gotten an answer and she also explains things to me so I understand what is going on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She throws a lot of information at you in the first meeting and it can be overwhelming. Since i'd been TTC for the past year I was familiar with much of the terminology and testing she referred to. If this is your first step on your fertility journey then do some research beforehand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
From the moment she enters the waiting room, when she warmly greets all those waiting to her phone call follow ups when things are confusing I feel like she sees me as a human and not a number.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Baseline testing Cycle 1-monitored cycle with Ovidrel trigger; negative pregnancy test Cycle 2-monitored cycle with Clomid, was surging when I went for my midcycle and ultrasound so no trigger, Endometrin, negative pregnancy test Cycle 3-monitored cycle showed ovarian cyst producing hormones so cancelled Cycle 4-monitored cycle with Clomid, Ovidrel trigger; endometrin, currently in TWW
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Erin )
Every member of the nursing staff has been amazing! Erin is a great resource and I feel like I can always ask her questions no matter how silly they may sound. I mainly see Jamie because she is on duty for morning ultrasounds and bloodwork, and she is always welcoming and considerate despite the early hour. Sandra has also been great answering questions thru the portal.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths-Great staff, Woburn location is easy to access from highway and plenty of parking, the portal is great for communcating with nurses and doctors and viewing test results, test results are available within a few hours and if something is not as expected then I receive a call from the nurse or doctor, depending on who I met with that day. I like that they are proactive in calling me about next steps after a negative pregnancy test; it gives me something to focus on. Weaknesses-Testing and ultrasounds are not available before 7:30am. At first I thought this was a great time but I recently found out that other centers in the area open at 6am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
PCP referral so no cost for initial appointments Insurance covered all testing, some co-pays for advanced testing 3 IUI monitored cycles with Clomid $2500 (buy 2 get one free LOL!) Clomid, Ovidrel, Endometrin-Insurance covered, co-pays under $50 per med.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
She was amazing with bedside manner to spare! ... Dr. Anania was a breath of fresh air in this difficult journey. I came to her very distraught from a bad experience at a previous clinic. She always took her time and had a thorough discussion with me. She actually listens and cares! ... I was offered a treatment of clomid IUI, but I declined as this had not worked previously.
The only weaknesses are location for those in central Mass and the BMI cut off, otherwise I could not recommend this clinic [Fertility Solutions of New England] more highly. All of the staff are warm and accommodating. They make you feel like the only patient while you are there. All services are done in house by the doctor, not technicians! ... I was not a candidate for IVF with this clinic because they have a strict weight limit and I was 1 BMI point too high in the end.
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania was a breath of fresh air in this difficult journey. I came to her very distraught from a bad experience at a previous clinic. She always took her time and had a thorough discussion with me. She actually listens and cares!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is the best doctor I have ever had!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
After an awful experience with another clinic, Dr. Anania was the next clinic that accepted my insurance (although clear across the state and very inconvenient), so I booked a consult. She was amazing with bedside manner to spare! She not only heard me out, but she ran a diagnostic and scrutinized my prior clinic to give correct information about my treatment options. She was kind enough to refer me elsewhere when it was determined she could not treat me.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I was offered a treatment of clomid IUI, but I declined as this had not worked previously. I was not a candidate for IVF with this clinic because they have a strict weight limit and I was 1 BMI point too high in the end. She was patient and allowed me time to lose weight, but in the end I was unable to lose enough weight fast enough and there was concern if we kept waiting I may not have any eggs left. I genuinely tried, but the weight wasn’t dropping fast enough. She was kind enough to recommend a clinic who would treat me, rather than waste time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don’t recall any poor experiences, but I mostly dealt with the doctor.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The only weaknesses are location for those in central Mass and the BMI cut off, otherwise I could not recommend this clinic more highly. All of the staff are warm and accommodating. They make you feel like the only patient while you are there. All services are done in house by the doctor, not technicians!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only pay deductible and copays with my insurance.
Describe Carol Anania's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
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10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
After the first time I met Dr. Anania I felt good, I knew she was the right Dr. for me. I did have a second opinion with many other Dr.s before her but none of them made me feel I was in the right hands. She is honest and smart and kind. I will recommend her to anyone. I would also recommend Dr. Ania Kowalik or Dr. Pei-Li Huang. They are a very close team so it doesn't really matter who you choose. They are all fantastic. Dr. Ania did my retrieval and transfer and she was great.
I am very pleased with my experience at Fertility Solution. Dr. Carol is extremely professional and smart. She is also kind and have a good sense of humor. But also Dr. Pei-Li Huang and Dr. Ania Kowalik are fantastic. You will get to meet them all. They are a wonderful team of brave women that know exactly what they are doing...The main clinic is in Dedham, where they do all the main IVF procedures. Woburn and the others are mainly for ultrasound and blood work. Fertility Solutions uses state of the art micro-incubators called Minc, which is the most advanced incubator, allowing the embryos to maintain the right temperature at all times.
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I am very pleased with my experinece at Fertility Solution. Dr. Carol is extremely professional and smart. She is also kind and have a good sense of humor. But also Dr. Pei-Li Huang and Dr. Ania Kowalik are fantastic. You will get to meet them all. They are a wonderful team of brave women that know exactly what they are doing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
After the first time I met Dr. Anania I felt good, I knew she was the right Dr. for me. I did have a second opinion with many other Dr.s before her but none of them made me feel I was in the right hands. She is honest and smart and kind. I will recommend her to anyone. I would also recommend Dr. Ania Kowalik or Dr. Pei-Li Huang. They are a very close team so it doesn't really matter who you choose. They are all fantastic. Dr. Ania did my retrieval and transfer and she was great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Carol is very professional, kind, clever. She will listen and consider your experiences, concerns, questions. She will take time to explain. Plus she does most of the ultrasounds, (alternating with her the other dr. at the center). So you will see her very often giving time to build a real relationship. She is very dedicated and passionate about her work.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She used a OCP antagonist protocol.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The main clinic is in Dedham, where they do all the main IVF procedures. Woburn and the others are mainly for ultrasound and blood work. Fertility Solutions uses state of the art micro-incubators called Minc, which is the most advanced incubator, allowing the embryos to maintain the right temperature at all times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
All the cost were covered by the insurance.
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
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10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
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10
10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Anania was wonderful to work with. She had a great bedside manner. She delivered difficult news in a kind and respectful manner. After insurance denied a procedure, she called them herself to fight their decision on our behalf. Dr. Anania was always available by telephone whenever we needed to speak with her...She validated my feelings and never brushed me off...I did 2 medicated, monitored IUIs with Clomid, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. The third with Letrozole was canceled due to insurance denying the procedure. None resulted in pregnancy. I did 2 antagonist IVF cycles due to my low AMH levels, response rate, and concern over egg quality. The first I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 6 egg retrieved, 5 fertilized, 1 transfered on day 3, 0 frozen. This cycle did not result in pregnancy. The second I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 1blastocyst transfered on day 5, 0 frozen. I had a live birth of identical twins.
I had little interaction with the nurses [at Fertility Solutions of New England]. Usually only called to speak with them about medication questions or when I started my period so I could begin my protocol...I absolutely loved the clinic and the practice of always seeing a doctor. Many friends went to other clinics and would tell me they always saw a nurse, even for many procedures, rarely ever seeing or speaking to their or another doctor. ALL of my procedures and appointments (minus blood work) were completed by a doctor in the practice. I got to know all of them really well and when my doctor was not on the day of my egg retrievals, I had full confidence in the doctors that were.
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania was wonderful to work with. She had a great bedside manner. She delivered difficult news in a kind and respectful manner. After insurance denied a procedure, she called them herself to fight their decision on our behalf. Dr. Anania was always available by telephone whenever we needed to speak with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania always called herself with results or instructions. Rather than rattle off information, she would relay information and ask if I had questions. When one of my rounds was denied by insurance, she got on the phone and called them herself. She validated my feelings and never brushed me off.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I did 2 medicated, monitored IUIs with Clomid, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. The third with Letrozole was canceled due to insurance denying the procedure. None resulted in pregnancy. I did 2 antagonist IVF cycles due to my low AMH levels, response rate, and concern over egg quality. The first I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 6 egg retrieved, 5 fertilized, 1 transfered on day 3, 0 frozen. This cycle did not result in pregnancy. The second I took birth control pills followed by Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, hcg trigger, and Endometrin. It resulted in 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 1blastocyst transfered on day 5, 0 frozen. I had a live birth of identical twins.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had little interaction with the nurses. Usually only called to speak with them about medication questions or when I started my period so I could begin my protocol.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I absolutely loved the clinic and the practice of always seeing a doctor. Many friends went to other clinics and would tell me they always saw a nurse, even for many procedures, rarely ever seeing or speaking to their or another doctor. ALL of my procedures and appointments (minus blood work) were completed by a doctor in the practice. I got to know all of them really well and when my doctor was not on the day of my egg retrievals, I had full confidence in the doctors that were.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Majority of my expenses were covered by health insurance. I paid a specialist copay the day of each IUI and did not pay for any of my IVF. I only paid a copay for medications.
Describe Carol Anania's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Even though I was in the age range to transfer two embryos (I was just over the age where 2 are recommended), Dr. Anania was clear that her goal was for a single, rather than a multiples pregnancy. We didn't have a choice in the matter only 1 embryo each round made it to transfer.
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Even though Dr. Kowalik was "my" doctor, I met all the other doctors too- Dr. Anania once for monitoring, and it was actually Dr. Huang who did my retrieval AND my FET, just for scheduling reasons. I am obviously thrilled with my results, and highly recommend Dr. Kowalik and all the other partners at Fertility Solutions...My workup was negative so it was felt my diagnosis was likely age-related poor egg quality, and she recommended IVF with PGS testing. I ended up with one normal embryo (out of 3 that were tested, from 8 eggs harvested) which we transferred, and I am currently 12w pregnant!...
My only complaint is that my clinic (providence) was a satellite office, and wasn't as full-featured as the main office in Dedham. I did have to travel to Dedham for procedures and on times (weekends etc) that the satellites weren't open. So it was very convenient to have easier access to a satellite office- but it would have been great to just have everything at Dedham. I'm not sure that I understood at my first appointment that not everything could be done in Providence. This isn't a bad thing- just something to be aware of...
Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I am a success story! I am 40 and had 3 miscarriages in a year, after one previous successful (natural) pregnancy so I came for eval. My workup was negative so it was felt my diagnosis was likely age-related poor egg quality, and she recommended IVF with PGS testing. I ended up with one normal embryo (out of 3 that were tested, from 8 eggs harvested) which we transferred, and I am currently 12w pregnant! I am very very fortunate to have been successful with my first cycle, but it also means my ability to review is more limited than someone who has had multiple cycles. Even though Dr. Kowalik was "my" doctor, I met all the other doctors too- Dr. Anania once for monitoring, and it was actually Dr. Huang who did my retrieval AND my FET, just for scheduling reasons. I am obviously thrilled with my results, and highly recommend Dr. Kowalik and all the other partners at Fertility Solutions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Sometimes too much information is not a good thing- so try to put your own "reasearch" aside and trust her!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt like my treatment protocol was tailored to my specific case and was not just one-size-fits-all
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Since I am older and at lower risk of OHSS I was on high dose follistim. I don't know the name of the protocol but for my retrieval cycle I started with OCPs then 450 follistim with ganirelix added towards the end, and an HCG trigger. We did ICSI and grew the embryos to day 5/6 before freezing for PGS. After PGS I did a medicated FET cycle (oral estrogen and IM progesterone) and transferred one (the only) normal embryo. I appreciated that I was not on as many meds as it seems a lot of people are (menopur, lupron, antibiotics, steroids...)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I only met nurses briefly at my procedures- most of my contact with them was over the phone and through messages on the portal. Everyone was great- but I don't really know who I dealt with.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
My only complaint is that my clinic (providence) was a satellite office, and wasn't as full-featured as the main office in Dedham. I did have to travel to Dedham for procedures and on times (weekends etc) that the satellites weren't open. So it was very convenient to have easier access to a satellite office- but it would have been great to just have everything at Dedham. I'm not sure that I understood at my first appointment that not everything could be done in Providence. This isn't a bad thing- just something to be aware of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Fortunately my insurance covers IVF- the only thing I had to pay for out of pocket was the PGS testing
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
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10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
Dr. Kowalik was wonderful from the first time we sat down with her. She was very kind, empathetic and gave us hope. I had a lot of fear about pursuing fertility treatments, but she made sure we addressed them together before we got started. I appreciated that she took the time to make sure I knew what was happening before we moved forward...I can be a bit hysterical/irrational sometimes and I think Dr. Kowalik sometimes might have thought I was a bit looney, but she was never anything less than empathetic, supportive and kind to me...
I can tell that Fertility Solutions of New England has put a lot of thought into making fertility treatments as affordable and convenient as possible without sacrificing personal service or quality of care. I was so grateful to be able to visit my local clinic and see my own doctor for most of my visits. I would get blood drawn on my way into work and barely missed any time. The Dedham office where the major procedures are done, was beautiful and calming...
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Kowalik was wonderful from the first time we sat down with her. She was very kind, empathetic and gave us hope. I had a lot of fear about pursuing fertility treatments, but she made sure we addressed them together before we got started. I appreciated that she took the time to make sure I knew what was happening before we moved forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I can be a bit hysterical/irrational sometimes and I think Dr. Kowalik sometimes might have thought I was a bit looney, but she was never anything less than empathetic, supportive and kind to me. I think she is just a very rational, intelligent, straight-forward person, and thank goodness for it! She is a good mix of empathetic, hopeful and straightforward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was pretty upset after having suffered from infertility for a number of years and it was affecting my mental health. I was very afraid to pursue fertility treatments because I knew it could be a long, difficult journey, but I magically had some insurance coverage for it that year and was at my wits end trying it naturally. The first thing Dr. Kowalik did was sit down and go over each and every fear my husband and I had. I was always treated with empathy and respect, from every person I dealt with at the clinic.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We started with an IUI, with clomid (if I remember correctly). Because I had been trying naturally for 3.5 years and was at my wits end, and because of possible endometriosis we both decided to go ahead with IVF for the next cycle. I was ovulating regularly so I think they started me on a low dose of the fertility meds. I know I was given birth control pills to control/suppress ovulation until they were ready, then used a Gonal-F pen to stimulate egg production, then cetrotide to stall it for a bit (I think?). All the while they were measuring my blood hormones and checking with ultrasound every few days to see the eggs developing in the follicles. Once they were developed and I was almost ready to ovulate, I gave myself a trigger shot, so they knew that the next day they could retrieve the eggs. They got 7 eggs out, 5 were mature and 5 made it to day 5 when I had my embryo transfer where they transferred one which implanted! I had a positive pregnancy test result 10 days later and continued taking endometrium (a progesterone supplement) for a few more weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was so nervous about my egg retrieval and embryo transfer, but Dr. Huang and the nursing staff at the clinic in Dedham (where these procedures are performed) could not have been kinder or more supportive. They were very patient and made sure I understood exactly what would happen and how to take care of myself afterwards. I am such a hippie and was sad to be needing medical intervention to get pregnant, but they were so great that the process still seemed very personal and meaningful and special - plus it's really cool science and I'm endlessly grateful it exists.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I can tell that Fertility Solutions of New England has put a lot of thought into making fertility treatments as affordable and convenient as possible without sacrificing personal service or quality of care. I was so grateful to be able to visit my local clinic and see my own doctor for most of my visits. I would get blood drawn on my way into work and barely missed any time. The Dedham office where the major procedures are done, was beautiful and calming. There were times I did feel a bit confused about what was expected of me during my IVF cycle, but only because the drugs and treatments were new to me and I tend to get overwhelmed following directions sometimes. But help was always a phone call or message away. They try to make it as easy as possible for you, posting your instructions on the online portal and it wasn't hard to get the hang of things. Again, I was lucky because things worked quickly, but I really can't say enough about how wonderfully I was treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I know I am incredibly, incredibly lucky and I feel awful that this isn't the case for more people suffering from infertility, but my care was covered almost 100% by my state employer. I am now getting some bills (months after the procedure as it gets worked out with my insurance) so I think in the end I will end up paying almost $1000.00 total which I know is nothing. I wouldn't have been able to afford treatment otherwise and I can't imagine how awful that feels.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Lost appointments
10
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Ania Kowalik
Communication
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Fertility Solutions of New England
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10
10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
She's a wonderful dr, intelligent, well-researched, very open-minded, compassionate and warm bedside manner. She [Dr Kowalik] communicates well and is open-minded to less conventional treatments, like immunological treatments. She was on top of the latest research and is thorough with diagnostics. She went above and beyond to help us reach the most success we've had so far.
The clinic [Fertility Solutions of New England] is on the smaller side compared to others in the area, but with very personalized treatment and monitoring is done by doctors, not just ultrasound techs or nurses. Fairly good lab and wonderful treatment from the entire staff.
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She's a wonderful dr, intelligent, well-researched, very open-minded, compassionate and warm bedside manner. She communicates well and is open-minded to less conventional treatments, like immunological treatments. She was on top of the latest research and is thorough with diagnostics. She went above and beyond to help us reach the most success we've had so far.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Take advantage of her thorough knowledge on latest research in infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She took time to really listen to patients and address concerns and explain at complicated matters at a level we could understand. She was very compassionate and very much cared about her patients.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She based the protocols on what worked previously and tweaked as necessary from there, but also incorporated findings from latest research into consideration for how to proceed as well. She was open to treatment recommendations from the reproductive immunologist we were also working with and modified our protocol to accommodate them. Between the immunology protocol and a very competent IVF/FET protocol, we were able to get pregnant 3 out of 4 cycles (had almost all negatives at prior clinics) and reached 2nd trimester for the first time in our on-going pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was wonderful, prompt to answer questions, send in prescription orders, help with insurance as necessary. They went above and beyond to accommodate extra testing we needed for our reproductive immunologist. They were very compassionate and incredibly supportive.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The clinic is on the smaller side compared to others in the area, but with very personalized treatment and monitoring is done by doctors, not just ultrasound techs or nurses. Fairly good lab and wonderful treatment from the entire staff.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
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10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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0
0
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
0
Dr. Kowalik is in charge of the entire clinic, so you can't expect to have any personalized attention...I felt that this doctor was too busy running her clinic to pay any attention to patients. Instead of giving me a new blood test to check my hormones, they used an old test and therefore I ended up doing treatments for a week longer than normal. The doctor also forgot to give me more medication, and then a major snowstorm hit and I had to arrange with a nurse to leave medication out for me on the front stoop of the clinic. I had to drive two hours in a blizzard to pick up medication because no one checked in with me!
the nursing staff [at Fertility Solutions of New England] was quite nice and helpful but also stretched very thin. The nurses split their time between the clinic and another hospital...I would say that the doctors know their stuff, but they are way too overbooked to give any type of personalized care. I did receive good care during my procedure, but everything leading up to it was a nightmare. No one was willing to take the three minutes to show me how to do injections. I definitely felt like just a number there.
Age
38
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
5 Eggs Frozen
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
0
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt that this doctor was too busy running her clinic to pay any attention to patients. Instead of giving me a new blood test to check my hormones, they used an old test and therefore I ended up doing treatments for a week longer than normal. The doctor also forgot to give me more medication, and then a major snowstorm hit and I had to arrange with a nurse to leave medication out for me on the front stoop of the clinic. I had to drive two hours in a blizzard to pick up medication because no one checked in with me!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I would definitely not recommend this doctor. I only went to this clinic on the recommendation of a friend who had seen a different doctor here. Dr. Kowalik is in charge of the entire clinic, so you can't expect to have any personalized attention. I definitely felt like just a number and a source of income to them, as no one explained anything to me, even when I asked. I have a PhD and can figure things out on my own, but to not answer basic questions when hormones are involved is practically unethical.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
There was absolutely no explanation given to me. When it came time to do the injections, I asked if someone could show me how to do them. I was told to watch the videos online! When I went in for my ultrasounds, the doctor (a different one than Dr. Kowalik), introduced herself to me on the third time I had seen her that week. It was terrible care all the way around.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics. I do know that the dosage was wrong because they used an old test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It is a bit fuzzy for me now, but I do remember that the nursing staff was quite nice and helpful but also stretched very thin. The nurses split their time between the clinic and another hospital, which I think is crazy.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only visited two clinics and worked with this one. I would say that the doctors know their stuff, but they are way too overbooked to give any type of personalized care. I did receive good care during my procedure, but everything leading up to it was a nightmare. No one was willing to take the three minutes to show me how to do injections. I definitely felt like just a number there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I paid $7000 total.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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0
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Dedham
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10
10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Ania Kowalik] was the first dr we met with that didn't give up on us or make us feel as if a family wasn't going to be in our cards. She worked tirelessly for us, and when we received negative results you could tell they effected her almost as much as they did us. But she never stopped trying and was able to give us the family we longed for...She is extremely compassionate, she listens but doesn't sugar coat. She's always the one to call and give your pregnancy test results good or bad, but the one thing she'll never do is give false hope or give up on you
Strengths [of Fertility Solutions of New England] would be physicians, all 3 are very nice and compassionate, the dedham office is very nice and clean, the Woburn office is ok, the staff there is a little all over the place and you can end up waiting quite some time for blood work if they are busy, but for the most part both locations are good (I have never been to the RI location)...Everyone aside from the person that deals w your medical insurance is wonderful. From the reception staff to the nurses during and after transfers, we have not had an issues
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 6 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik from day one puts you at ease. She was always very up front about what our issues were but was willing to explore alternative treatments and when those didn't work tried something else. She was the first dr we met with that didn't give up on us or make us feel as if a family wasn't going to be in our cards. She worked tirelessly for us, and when we received negative results you could tell they effected her almost as much as they did us. But she never stopped trying and was able to give us the family we longed for
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Have faith. She knows what she's doing, it doesn't always happen on the first try but if your willing to put in the work then so is she. She takes great care of her patients and is a very compassionate person
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is extremely compassionate, she listens but doesn't sugar coat. She's always the one to call and give your pregnancy test results good or bad, but the one thing she'll never do is give false hope or give up on you
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I honestly don't remember- we've done 10 IVF cycles in total, 6 with Dr Kowalik and I don't remember the protocol
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
Everyone aside from the person that deals w your medical insurance is wonderful. From the reception staff to the nurses during and after transfers, we have not had an issues
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths would be physicians, all 3 are very nice and compassionate, the dedham office is very nice and clean, the Woburn office is ok, the staff there is a little all over the place and you can end up waiting quite some time for blood work if they are busy, but for the most part both locations are good (I have never been to the RI location)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Thankfully our insurance covered 100% of the retrieval and transfer we were only responsible for co-pays and a % of the medications I do know that they offer payment plans or financing as options When we chose the donor route, that's when unfortunately there are a lot of out of pocket expense. In that instance we had to pay 5,000 to the donor, 500 to the lawyer to sign the paperwork and 10,000 for the testing etc. The other expense is the storage fees, we still have frozen embryos and it's 100 a month to store them
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Anania was incredibly patient, very detailed in her explanations, and very sympathetic through each of our attempts...We experienced many disappointments, but we struggled on with her [Dr. Carol Anania] and her team's help. My husband and I talked about going to another clinic - and this was even an option discussed by Dr. Anania - after multiple failures, but we trusted FS implicitly and did not feel that anyone could be doing more to help us than they were.
We experienced many disappointments, but we struggled on with her [Dr. Carol Anania] and her team's help. My husband and I talked about going to another clinic - and this was even an option discussed by Dr. Anania - after multiple failures, but we trusted FS [Fertility Solutions of New England] implicitly and did not feel that anyone could be doing more to help us than they were...Their Dedham office is state-of-the-art but very comfortable for patients. It's wonderful that they have satellite offices in other parts of the state (like Woburn) to make regular testing more accessible.
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Carol Anania and the entire team at Fertility Solutions were awesome. They go through this day in and day out 365 days per year, but we never felt that way. They treated us individually, took as much time with us as we needed at every visit, and walked us through the process each step of the way. We experienced many disappointments, but we struggled on with her and her team's help. My husband and I talked about going to another clinic - and this was even an option discussed by Dr. Anania - after multiple failures, but we trusted FS implicitly and did not feel that anyone could be doing more to help us than they were.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Be patient. Pray for success the first time, but understand that it may not happen. The doctors try to prepare you for this, but it's hard not to assume that the result of this process will be positive immediately after all you've gone through up to that point.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania was incredibly patient, very detailed in her explanations, and very sympathetic through each of our attempts.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I don't remember the specifics. I do remember that the steps Dr. Anania took were reasonable and appropriate (and professionally conservative) at each phase.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Their Dedham office is state-of-the-art but very comfortable for patients. It's wonderful that they have satellite offices in other parts of the state (like Woburn) to make regular testing more accessible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Our insurance thankfully covered 6 IVF treatments. We paid for one frozen embryo transfer and one donor cycle/transfer. The costs were competitive. They also only charged you for the entire cycle - no nickel and diming you throughout the process, which was very helpful.
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
10 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr. Huang is a very special human and treats every patient in the same manner. She is so empathetic and compassionate. She does her own procedures and is tremendously kind...took great care in connecting with me as a human. She understood my goals and respected my wishes for treatment. Even when I later moved out of state, I was able to rely on her for medical counsel and compassion. She’s a really special medical provider.
The nursing staff at Fertility Solutions is amazing. No matter who I dealt with I got very quick and informative replies and felt no lack of continuity in care. Their compassion is world class...Strengths — treat everyone so personally, doctors perform procedures not technicians. It’s a small operation which I loved, so you will have to go to different locations sometimes but that didn’t bother me. They seemed to have a really easy time dealing with my Health insurance too and didn’t cause any stress on that front.
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang took great care in connecting with me as a human. She understood my goals and respected my wishes for treatment. Even when I later moved out of state, I was able to rely on her for medical counsel and compassion. She’s a really special medical provider.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang explains why she recommends each treatment and procedure so even if you don’t think of all your questions she will be super helpful. You can rest assured you will be in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang is a very special human and treats every patient in the same manner. She is so empathetic and compassionate. She does her own procedures and is tremendously kind.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
With Dr. Huang I did unmedicated IUIs at my request and she respected my wishes on that. It felt like a very collaborative approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue Tilden)
The nursing staff at Fertility Solutions is amazing. No matter who I dealt with I got very quick and informative replies and felt no lack of continuity in care. Their compassion is world class.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths — treat everyone so personally, doctors perform procedures not technicians. It’s a small operation which I loved, so you will have to go to different locations sometimes but that didn’t bother me. They seemed to have a really easy time dealing with my Health insurance too and didn’t cause any stress on that front.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Almost nothing. My insurance covered over 95% of treatment and meds (other than donor sperm).
Describe Pei-Li Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I haven’t done any embryo transfers.
10
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
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9
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
10
Dr. Huang is patient, kind, realistic and empathetic... I appreciate that she takes the time to make personal phone calls, whereas I know other doctors at other clinics do not call their patients directly. She is patient with questions and explains everything in a way that we can understand...Two medicated IUI cycles-...was honest that it was reasonable to give IUI a chance before moving on directly to IVF.
They [nurses at Fertility Solutions of New England] call back EVERY TiME and are always prepared with your notes/files when they call back. They are patient, empathetic and sympathetic when need be...Quick turnaround time to make an appointment. Financial team, nurses and doctors are obviously a cohesive team trying to make things easy for their patients and it shows. Your doctors will perform all IVF related ultrasounds, which also isn't typical at other clinics and in my opinion is a huge relief and benefit to this clinic.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
We are still in the middle of treatment between our 1st and 2nd IVF cycles with Dr. Huang. I appreciate that she takes the time to make personal phone calls, whereas I know other doctors at other clinics do not call their patients directly. She is patient with questions and explains everything in a way that we can understand. She is hopeful, empathetic and also realistic in setting expectations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Try to get an appointment with her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang is patient, kind, realistic and empathetic.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Two medicated IUI cycles- we tried this before moving onto IVF due to lack of insurance coverage. If we had coverage at the time, I would have rather gone directly to IVF, but Dr. Huang was honest that it was reasonable to give IUI a chance before moving on directly to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They call back EVERY TiME and are always prepared with your notes/files when they call back. They are patient, empathetic and sympathetic when need be.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Quick turnaround time to make an appointment. Financial team, nurses and doctors are obviously a cohesive team trying to make things easy for their patients and it shows. Your doctors will perform all IVF related ultrasounds, which also isn't typical at other clinics and in my opinion is a huge relief and benefit to this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Still in progress
9
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
9
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
Dr.Kowalik is down to earth. I brought in a huge folder of all my past test and bloodwork my first day meeting her and she sat there and went through each page. Most doctors I've had experiences with would have pushed it aside. She even calls with updsates versus having staff do it. She explaines things in "mechanic terms for my husband so he can understand each process we will embark on.
They [Fertility Solutions of NE] are organized respond quickly either on the phone or if you are like me(busy bee with anxiety) you can communicate right through a patient messaging system. As far as weaknesses maybe their site can be a little more informative. As a new patient I would say be ready for an experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't recommend any other practice
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr.Kowalik is down to earth. I brought in a huge folder of all my past test and bloodwork my first day meeting her and she sat there and went through each page. Most doctors I've had experiences with would have pushed it aside. She even calls with updsates versus having staff do it. She explaines things in "mechanic terms for my husband so he can understand each process we will embark on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Lay it all on the table, she is very understanding and doesn't judge .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt like a human because Dr.Kowalik was straight to the point. She did not sugar coat what the outcome may be or leave details out. She was very informative and actually reaches out during the process versus previous doctors whom I've only met during the consult.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I will be planning on proceeding with an antagonist cycle with Lupron to prevent ohss since I have pcos. I have started with provera to induce a cycle and will start with a month of birth control.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very informative and helpful all the way to finding the best pricing on meds (the whole process is out of pocket for us)
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They are organized respond quickly either on the phone or if you are like me(busy bee with anxiety) you can communicate right through a patient messaging system. As far as weaknesses maybe their site can be a little more informative. As a new patient I would say be ready for an experience of a lifetime and I wouldn't recommend any other practice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Our consult and bloodwork were about a 1000 Ivf cycle is around 9500 And meds around 5000
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
She explained that if we have healthy embryos then 1 would be ideal. My husband and myself have decided on 2 either way in which she advised us against it but after deliberation we will be signing a form to allow 2
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
Ania Kowalik was open to hearing what treatment we were wanting to pursue and took my health into account. We are carriers of a fatal genetic disease and decided to pursue Embryo Adoption. Dr Kowalik decided to put is on a natural cycle because of no history. The following blood tests and ultrasounds were very easy and accurate. We transfered 2 5 day donor embryos and had a successful transfer.
Our primary nurse [at Fertility Solutions of NE] is so helpful, compassionate, honest, knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't do any of this process with out her. She is very timely with getting necessary information to me.... It was very easy to get in for my initial consult, phone calls are returned in a timely manor, and everyone on staff is very attentive and supportive.
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She is warm and friendly, a calm personality. She showed compassion for me and why I was there. She didn't try to waste my time or try to suggest treatments that wouldn't be what we needed. She was open with me and explaining what we needed to do and what to expect. She is available to talk to and happily takes the time to do so.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Take the time to meet with her, you won't regret it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
They know me by make and they know our story, what we are seeking Fertility treatments and they really care about it being successful for us not for statistics.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Ania Kowalik was open to hearing what treatment we were wanting to pursue and took my health into account. We are carriers of a fatal genetic disease and decided to pursue Embryo Adoption. Dr Kowalik decided to put is on a natural cycle because of no history. The following blood tests and ultrasounds were very easy and accurate. We transfered 2 5 day donor embryos and had a successful transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Susan Tilden)
Our primary nurse is so helpful, compassionate, honest, knowledgeable and professional. I couldn't do any of this process with out her. She is very timely with getting necessary information to me.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
It was very easy to get in for my initial consult, phone calls are returned in a timely manor, and everyone on staff is very attentive and supportive.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
She based this on the grading of the embryos and decided to do a double embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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4
3
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
3
At every visit she [Dr. Ania Kowalik] seemed very knowledgeable and up to date with current research. However, overall way too cautious and not aggressive enough treatment wise. I chose to forego IUI and jump right to IVF. I think (and now know) I was very poorly stimulated. I think if you have any other issues other than unexplained than this clinic is not for you. Too scared to treat appropriately
The nurses [at Fertility Solutions of New England] were very quick to respond with any Qs. However I hardly ever met any in real life. The issue with this clinic is there is zero teaching! Most of the people I have heard about are required to get education on med injections or go over their protocols etc. none done here... Biggest strength would be the doctors do all of the ultrasounds so there are no techs doing it you can kind of get answers immediately.
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
3
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was recommended a different doctor in this clinic by my OBGYN. Since there was a longer wait and I wanted to be seen sooner I chose to see Dr. Kowalik. At every visit she seemed very knowledgeable and up to date with current research. However, overall way too cautious and not aggressive enough treatment wise. I chose to forego IUI and jump right to IVF. I think (and now know) I was very poorly stimulated. I think if you have any other issues other than unexplained than this clinic is not for you. Too scared to treat appropriately
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Get other opinions first!
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I was on an antagonist protocol of gonal f and ganirelix. Again dose extremely too low given my age and AMH.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very quick to respond with any Qs. However I hardly ever met any in real life. The issue with this clinic is there is zero teaching! Most of the people I have heard about are required to get education on med injections or go over their protocols etc. none done here. For being such a small office it's kind of a joke
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Biggest strength would be the doctors do all of the ultrasounds so there are no techs doing it you can kind of get answers immediately. Weakness is as I mentioned the clinic is way too reserved in their treatment/care. Also their billing dept is an absolute nightmare!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Luckily living in MA insurance covered most of the treatment.
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I only transferred one I did not ask about doing two
4
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
Pei-Li was the first doctor we interviewed when we started fertility treatment. She spoke to us both in detail and was able to asses how each of us received information. At each visit when my husband was there, she made sure to give him the information first in a way that he clearly understood and processed. She was warm and understanding. She remembers all our conversations and never rushed us out of her office. She was so sensitive and understanding when we realized I was growing an empty sac. She called me at home to check up on me after I had my miscarriage.
The nursing staff [at Fertility Solutions of New England] in Woburn was wonderful. Whichever nurse was there to take my blood was cheerful, talkative and always so sweet. At the Dedham office (where all procedures took place) the nurses were kind, compassionate, gentle and smart! She was warm and understanding. She remembers all our conversations and never rushed us out of her office. She was so sensitive and understanding when we realized I was growing an empty sac. She called me at home to check up on me after I had my miscarriage.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Pei-Li was the first doctor we interviewed when we started fertility treatment. She spoke to us both in detail and was able to asses how each of us received information. At each visit when my husband was there, she made sure to give him the information first in a way that he clearly understood and processed. She answered every single question I ever had, hugged me when I needed it and held my hand through every test, procedure, and ultrasound.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and bring any information you may have collected outside of what she has told you for review.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was warm and understanding. She remembers all our conversations and never rushed us out of her office. She was so sensitive and understanding when we realized I was growing an empty sac. She called me at home to check up on me after I had my miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We started with chlomid. It's protocol and insurance makes you go through steps: Chlomid, a certain amount of rounds of IUI and then you can do IVF. That was our protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra)
The nursing staff in Woburn was wonderful. Whichever nurse was there to take my blood was cheerful, talkative and always so sweet. At the Dedham office (where all procedures took place) the nurses were kind, compassionate, gentle and smart!
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I love this clinic. I just wish they did the procedures in Woburn, as it is MUCH closer to our home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
We were almost 100% covered by insurance.
10
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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9
10
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
9
10
I really feel like she [Dr. Anania] is committed to having a good outcomes for my husband and I...She takes the time to speak with you and doesnt make you feel rushed. She also takes the time to explain and re-explain issues if they arise. Dr has called me personally a few times to discuss result of blood draw and ultrasound... Instead of rushing into a cycle where my hormones levels weren’t right she recommended I wait and restart cycle. She also remembered I’m a patient that is paying completely out of pocket, I feel like she she actually remembered me as a patient not just a patient ID #.
The nursing staff [at Fertility Solutions of New England] is responsive and compassionate...Not including medication approx $9,500...Clearn, organized with multiple locations throughout the state of Massachusetts which is helpful for the routine lab work and ultrasounds. The staff at check-in at the Woburn locations was nice and pleasant. Medical Assistant Jamie was awesome always with a friendly smile, also gentle with the blood draws!
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
9
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
When I talk with Dr. Anania I feel confident in her plan that she is setting for me. Instead of rushing into a cycle where my hormones levels weren’t right she recommended I wait and restart cycle. She also remembered I’m a patient that is paying completely out of pocket, I feel like she she actually remembered me as a patient not just a patient ID #. I really feel like she is committed to having a good outcomes for my husband and I.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Go prepared with any questions you have for her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She takes the time to speak with you and doesnt make you feel rushed. She also takes the time to explain and re-explain issues if they arise. Dr has called me personally a few times to discuss result of blood draw and ultrasound.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is responsive and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clearn, organized with multiple locations throughout the state of Massachusetts which is helpful for the routine lab work and ultrasounds. The staff at check-in at the Woburn locations was nice and pleasant. Medical Assistant Jamie was awesome always with a friendly smile, also gentle with the blood draws!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Not including medication approx $9,500
9
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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7
7
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
7
7
Dr. Huang is a kind and compassionate doctor. Several days following my miscarriage, she called me personally to make sure that I was okay. My first retrieval yielded less eggs than anticipated, and I am curious to see what changes in medications, etc. that she will recommend for my upcoming retrieval. I'm hoping for a better outcome...Protocol yielded 6 eggs, all of which were mature. I was told at the beginning to expect around 12 eggs, so I was disappointed with these numbers.
IVF fresh with included frozen transfer, around $9000 [at Fertility Solutions of New England]...Convenient locations in and around the Boston/southeast MA area. I experienced poor communication with the financial team at the beginning of my cycle. As a self-pay customer, I called to coordinate payment with the financial coordinator. I left a message and did not hear back from her. I had to call repeatedly to get a response...Dr. Huang is a kind and compassionate doctor. Several days following my miscarriag
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
7
7
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Huang is a kind and compassionate doctor. Several days following my miscarriage, she called me personally to make sure that I was okay. My first retrieval yielded less eggs than anticipated, and I am curious to see what changes in medications, etc. that she will recommend for my upcoming retrieval. I'm hoping for a better outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Advocate for yourself. Ask lots of questions if you are unsure of anything.
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Baseline AFC showed 12-16 follicles. Antagonist protocol was used; started with 250 follistim; was dropped to 150 after a few days because of increased estrogen. Stimmed for approx. 8 days. Protocol yielded 6 eggs, all of which were mature. I was told at the beginning to expect around 12 eggs, so I was disappointed with these numbers.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Convenient locations in and around the Boston/southeast MA area. I experienced poor communication with the financial team at the beginning of my cycle. As a self-pay customer, I called to coordinate payment with the financial coordinator. I left a message and did not hear back from her. I had to call repeatedly to get a response.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
IVF fresh with included frozen transfer, around $9000.
7
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Anaia was always very reasonable in her expectations without overwhelming me with information, but providing me with scientific research that made sense...was always thoughtful, took time to explain things. She never made me feel rushed or that she couldn’t take time to speak with me. She was honest and always made me feel like I could trust her...Nothing was very ot of the ordinary [with my protocol].
It was very easy to go in, sign in and be seen [for monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England]. When the time was conflicting with my schedule they made adjustments and offered me a different time to come in...This clinic is on the smaller side so it feels very personal. They take a lot of effort to help make things easy as possible for you with appointments etc. All staff knew me and were very helpful and supportive with whatever I needed.
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania was always thoughtful, took time to explain things. She never made me feel rushed or that she couldn’t take time to speak with me. She was honest and always made me feel like I could trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anaia was always very reasonable in her expectations without overwhelming me with information, but providing me with scientific research that made sense.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
I’ve been going for over 4 years and so t remember specific peotocals. Nothing was very ot of the ordinary.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra)
All staff at this clinic I thought felt personally invested in my progress. They were supportive and very caring- from the receptionist to my doctor.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
This clinic is on the smaller side so it feels very personal. They take a lot of effort to help make things easy as possible for you with appointments etc. All staff knew me and were very helpful and supportive with whatever I needed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
It was very easy to go in, sign in and be seen. When the time was conflicting with my schedule they made adjustments and offered me a different time to come in. It was very easy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I was well covered under insurance, but was always advised of upcoming texts that needed to be done before a deadline to meet insurance requirements.
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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9
10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
I think as I saw her [Ania Kowalik] more often she became warmer and had better beside manner, she was more invested in me. I think she is extremely well informed and I feel like I am in good hands as her patient... She was always on the more cautious side, she doesn't believe in putting two embryos in unless there is a medical reason for it. she monitors everything very closely
All the procedures [at Fertility Solutions of New England] take place in Dedham, it is hard living in the northshore. i didn't realize before selecting a clinic that I would have to travel so far far away...The whole team there as been extremely helpful with answering questions and walking me through every step of the way. They are extremely invested in me as a patient and trying to get the results I desire. When the tests have been negative or when I had my miscarriage I felt like she showed empathy and cared about me as a patient.
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I think as I saw her more often she became warmer and had better beside manner, she was more invested in me. I think she is extremely well informed and I feel like I am in good hands as her patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
develop a relationship, ask questions and let her feel invested in you as a patient
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
The whole team there as been extremely helpful with answering questions and walking me through every step of the way. They are extremely invested in me as a patient and trying to get the results I desire. When the tests have been negative or when I had my miscarriage I felt like she showed empathy and cared about me as a patient.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She was always on the more cautious side, she doesn't believe in putting two embryos in unless there is a medical reason for it. she monitors everything very closely
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra and or Sue )
Always good communication and answered all my questions. Even shared some of their own fertility struggles with me.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
All the procedures take place in Dedham, it is hard living in the northshore. i didn't realize before selecting a clinic that I would have to travel so far far away.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
it was covered by my insurance and I had to pay around $1300 for medication
9
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
It was a long and hard experience but Dr. Kowalik remained attentive and supportive throughout.
Dr. Kowalik was so caring and supportive. She was always available and always had time to answer every question.
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I got pregnant in my first round with my older daughter and loved my care with Dr. Kowalik so I followed her to fertility solutions for my second child. This time I got pregnant immediately but miscarried twins. Dr. Kowalik was so caring and supportive. She was always available and always had time to answer every question from whether I should change my diet to the intricate details of how Ivf works. She is bright and quick and straightforward so I always felt I was in good hands, but she also cares a lot. Having my second child took a number of rounds and it was a long and hard experience but Dr. Kowalik remained attentive and supportive throughout. I am so grateful to her for my two daughters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Don't hold back. She will never make you feel silly for asking even the most inane questions. If you are wondering about something, just ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Low alike is talented and also open, caring, and willing to answer endless technical questions from my husband. I felt like she was totally invested in my success. She is caring and smart.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
10
Age
30 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Pei-Li Huang] was very warm and caring and thoroughly answers any questions my husband and I regarding medication or procedures...I found her to be very knowledgeable regarding what may work best for me and had backup plans if we needed to go a different route. If I had hesitations about something she listened to what I had to say and then thought about what would be best for a good outcome
It's a busy clinic [Fertility Solutions of New England] but the staff know you by name so you're not just a number. It made me feel more at ease that they took the time to know you and your spouse/s.o. The staff took their time when you called and spoke to them...They [the nurses] answered any question I had no matter if I thought it sounded weird and they were very compassionate and understanding
Age
30 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I found her to be very knowledgeable regarding what may work best for me and had backup plans if we needed to go a different route. If I had hesitations about something she listened to what I had to say and then thought about what would be best for a good outcome
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Ask questions if you don't understand something
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was very warm and caring and thoroughly answers any questions my husband and I regarding medication or procedures
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They answered any question I had no matter if I thought it sounded weird and they were very compassionate and understanding
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
It's a busy clinic but the staff know you by name so you're not just a number. It made me feel more at ease that they took the time to know you and your spouse/s.o. The staff took their time when you called and spoke to them.
10
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
54
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
As stated I saw her [Dr. Pei-Li Huang] through the VA. Initially to inquire on a vasectomy reversal. She examined me on first appt and said I was a good canidate. It had been 28 years since my vasectomy and she explained the procedures and the possibility that it may not be succesfull... She scheduled my reversal surgery after initial exam. Surgery was intense procedure due to the time time since vasectomy. Surgery was 50% successful as one side had too much scar tissue
The VA is a tremendous organization that helps so many vets. With that said, the amount of patients they see causes a delay in timely appointments. At her office in Providence [Fertility Solutions of NE], I did 4 seamen analysis and they staff was kind and helpful... She scheduled my reversal surgery after initial exam. Surgery was intense procedure due to the time time since vasectomy. Surgery was 50% successful as one side had too much scar tissue
Age
54
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
As stated I saw her through the VA. Initially to inquire on a vasectomy reversal. She examined me on first appt and said I was a good canidate. It had been 28 years since my vasectomy and she explained the procedures and the possibility that it may not be succesfull
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Be honest with her and trust her medical experience
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I saw Dr Huang through the VA. Went tyo her originally to inquire on vasectomy reversal and if the VA covered the procedure. They did and based on a exam I was qualified
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
She scheduled my reversal surgery after initial exam. Surgery was intense procedure due to the time time since vasectomy. Surgery was 50% successful as one side had too much scar tissue
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Helpful but overwhelmed at the VA
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The VA is a tremendous organization that helps so many vets. With that said, the amount of patients they see causes a delay in timely appointments. At her office in Providence, I did 4 seamen analysis and they staff was kind and helpful
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Fortunately being a vet, my costs were minimle.
Describe Pei-Li Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I do not
10
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Providence
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10
10
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Kowalik is an exceptional doctor, with a true understanding of just how emotional and scary the process of infertility can be. She never gave up on my dream to become a mother, even when I was having doubts, she knew we should push on. Her sensitivity to my needs as a patient were incomparable to any other doctors I've seen.... In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
[A nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England had] Absolute compassion and transparency in the process/results.... In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Kowalik is an exceptional doctor, with a true understanding of just how emotional and scary the process of infertility can be. She never gave up on my dream to become a mother, even when I was having doubts, she knew we should push on. Her sensitivity to my needs as a patient were incomparable to any other doctors I've seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She will truly take care of you and strive for success in your journey to become a parent!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She never had to look back to review my file and remember who I was, she was truly invested in finding a cause for my infertility
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
In an effort to see if my uterus lining progressed with my cycle as it should, Dr. Kowalik did 3 mock cycles with me, which she would build up my lining then take a sample to see if it was measuring as it should be at a specific point in time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue and Sandra)
Absolute compassion and transparency in the process/results.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean and comfortable
Describe Ania Kowalik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Dr. Kowalik prefers to limit the number of embryos transferred to 2 at a time. However, after my many unsuccessful attempts, she agreed to let me transfer my 3 remaining embryos at once during my last cycle.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
She [Dr. Kowalik] was always very attentive with our care and we received calls from her regarding results, next steps, etc. She was always understanding and helpful. I always felt like she cared and was listening to our needs...She called us with results. She was always available to discuss questions/concerns we had. Very knowledgeable and thorough in our pre tests and throughout our cycles. She always went through the various options we had and the pros and cons of those...
Any fertility clinic, be informed. Make sure you are as informed as the doctor on the procedure or the protocol so you can ask the right questions. Dr. Kowalik was always good about getting us all the information we needed/wanted and helping us through any questions...
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was always attentive. She called us with results. She was always available to discuss questions/concerns we had. Very knowledgeable and thorough in our pre tests and throughout our cycles. She always went through the various options we had and the pros and cons of those.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Not just Dr. Kowalik. Any fertility clinic, be informed. Make sure you are as informed as the doctor on the procedure or the protocol so you can ask the right questions. Dr. Kowalik was always good about getting us all the information we needed/wanted and helping us through any questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was always very attentive with our care and we received calls from her regarding results, next steps, etc. She was always understanding and helpful. I always felt like she cared and was listening to our needs.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Cambridge
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
She [Dr. Anua Kowalik] gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say with 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today.
[Fertility Solutions of New England is] Clean, kind, great communication and organized. The only negative was that they don't open until 7:30...Dr Kowalik is the greatest dr and we are so grateful to have her. Not only did she spend a long time going over my history and clarifying information, she gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say wth 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today. She is THE BEST!
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik is the greatest dr and we are so grateful to have her. Not only did she spend a long time going over my history and clarifying information, she gave us blunt, honest answers and reviewed things as many times as we needed. She made us feel important and like individuals not just a number. She personally called me with my hcg numbers and I truly felt in my heart and gut that she cared and was there for us. I can say wth 100% honesty that she is the reason we have our miracle today. She is THE BEST!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
You are so lucky. She is honest and blunt so if you need sugar coating then she might be a bit blunt for you. But I appreciate that about her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was honest, blunt, and answered all our questions as many times as we needed. She is the greatest
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All were amazing. So caring and kind
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Clean, kind, great communication and organized. The only negative was that they don't open until 7:30.
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
She [Dr. Carol Anania] knows her stuff!! She is calm and listens well. Sometimes comes across as unenthusiastic but it is just her way, not you personally. I can't recommend her enough and the rest of the small team of doctors were great with the few times I needed...After initial appointment, I signed up for a package since I was self pay. It saves money but be sure you check what's included!
Very hands on as a doctor and the clinic/office [Fertility Solutions of New England] is run that way. You talk to a doctor most of the time or a nurse for something simple. I felt well cared for...The main office is in Dedham and they have satellite offices other places. The office is clean, bright, new and state of the art. Finances if self pay can be a bit confusing so get clarification for anything...After initial appointment, I signed up for a package since I was self pay. It saves money but be sure you check what's included!...Great at calling back even for simple questions. Kind and helpful.
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She knows her stuff!! She is calm and listens well. Sometimes comes across as unenthusiastic but it is just her way, not you personally. I can't recommend her enough and the rest of the small team of doctors were great with the few times I needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Very hands on as a doctor and the clinic/office is run that way. You talk to a doctor most of the time or a nurse for something simple. I felt well cared for.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great at calling back even for simple questions. Kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
The main office is in Dedham and they have satellite offices other places. The office is clean, bright, new and state of the art. Finances if self pay can be a bit confusing so get clarification for anything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
After initial appointment, I signed up for a package since I was self pay. It saves money but be sure you check what's included!
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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6
6
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
6
Dr Anania was caring and knowledable. She made you feel like a valued patient...We do the antagonist pritucol twice and long Lupron once. I responded much better to antagonist. I believe bcp and long Lupron over suppressed me. I asked Dr Anania to prescribe hgh in hopes that it would improve my egg quality and she agreed. That cycle gave me the best embryos....After 3 cycles there, without any answers as to what could be wrong besides embryo quality
This is a small clinic [Fertility Solutions] in comparison to some bigger clinics. It is an all female physician team and the drs do all the ultrasounds. Each patient has an online patient portal and you can access everything about your cycle there, in real time...After 3 cycles there, without any answers as to what could be wrong besides embryo quality- I decided to go to a reproductive immunologist in Long Island . I did my monitoring at Fertility solutions, and they'd often need a reminder to fax the results to my dr
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Anania was caring and knowledable. She made you feel like a valued patient. I liked the small scale of the clinic, in comparison to the larger clinics. While China taking there it felt like everyone knew who I was, and that was important to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Get a clear diagnosis and ask as many questions as you need to
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We do the antagonist pritucol twice and long Lupron once. I responded much better to antagonist. I believe bcp and long Lupron over suppressed me. I asked Dr Anania to prescribe hgh in hopes that it would improve my egg quality and she agreed. That cycle gave me the best embryos.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
This is a small clinic in comparison to some bigger clinics. It is an all female physician team and the drs do all the ultrasounds. Each patient has an online patient portal and you can access everything about your cycle there, in real time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Luckily I had insurance coverage at the time, but maxed out our insurance benefits after 3 cycles there.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
6
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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9
9
Age
29 - 33
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
9
I found Dr. Anania to be calm, knowledgeable, and approachable. She always answered my questions and I felt like I received a high level of care. I have no reservations about referring others to her.... I know she used a long lupron protocol with me. I suffered two miscarriages while under Dr. Anania's care and she was warm and caring during that process. She also made sure to investigate the causes of the miscarriages before continuing treatment (hysteroscopy, 3D ultrasound).
I had difficulty getting information from Sandra K, who was the nurse coordinator, I believe, but otherwise had no trouble with any of the nurses [at Fertility Solutions]...I found Dr. Anania to be calm, knowledgeable, and approachable. She always answered my questions and I felt like I received a high level of care. I have no reservations about referring others to her.... I know she used a long lupron protocol with me. I suffered two miscarriages while under Dr. Anania's care and she was warm and caring during that process. She also made sure to investigate the causes of the miscarriages before continuing treatment (hysteroscopy, 3D ultrasound).
Age
29 - 33
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
9
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I found Dr. Anania to be calm, knowledgeable, and approachable. She always answered my questions and I felt like I received a high level of care. I have no reservations about referring others to her.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
It's approaching 5 years since I was last treated, so my memory of the details of my experience are fading. I know she used a long lupron protocol with me. I suffered two miscarriages while under Dr. Anania's care and she was warm and caring during that process. She also made sure to investigate the causes of the miscarriages before continuing treatment (hysteroscopy, 3D ultrasound).
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I had difficulty getting information from Sandra K, who was the nurse coordinator, I believe, but otherwise had no trouble with any of the nurses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Most of my treatment was covered by insurance.
9
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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9
9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
We did 1 round with her [Carol Anania] and got pregnant on the first try. I believe it was Gonal-F injectables with a trigger shot and then an IUI. We also used progesterone once i was pregnant...I felt like she listened and then came up with a clear plan...She was very straight forward, listened and was compassionate. She had a high success rate, and was very confident that I would be pregnant shortly. She answered all of our questions, and didn't make us feel like we were bothering her.
They [nurses at Fertility Solutions of New England] were very well organized and I feel like they did most of the leg work under her guidance. They showed us how to do the shots and made us practice before leaving. The blood draws were quick and easy and accommodating to a full time work schedule....She [Carol Anania] was very straight forward, listened and was compassionate. She had a high success rate, and was very confident that I would be pregnant shortly. She answered all of our questions, and didn't make us feel like we were bothering her.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was very straight forward, listened and was compassionate. She had a high success rate, and was very confident that I would be pregnant shortly. She answered all of our questions, and didn't make us feel like we were bothering her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She knows her stuff- listen!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I felt like she listened and then came up with a clear plan
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We did 1 round with her and got pregnant on the first try. I believe it was Gonal-F injectables with a trigger shot and then an IUI. We also used progesterone once i was pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very well organized and I feel like they did most of the leg work under her guidance. They showed us how to do the shots and made us practice before leaving. The blood draws were quick and easy and accommodating to a full time work schedule.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
They are very organized, accommodating to people who work and need to get in for blood draws early in the morning. They make it easy to set up appointments
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
our insurance covered all
9
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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10
10
Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Anania was amazing in every way. I felt comfortable with her at all time, and had the feeling I was getting the best possible care....From the first time I met Dr. Anania I was impressed by her bedside mannerism and her knowledge of ART. She made me feel right at ease....Dr. Anania inspires me to be a strong female and to keep asking questions!
There were times when I wasn't sure what we were doing was right, Dr. Anania and the Fertility Solutions team made me trust them completely....Sandra and Sue always called back in a timely manner!
Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
From the first time I met Dr. Anania I was impressed by her bedside mannerism and her knowledge of ART. She made me feel right at ease. There were times when I wasn't sure what we were doing was right, Dr. Anania and the Fertility Solutions team made me trust them completely. Dr. Anania inspires me to be a strong female and to keep asking questions! She has won Top Doctor status is Boston Magazine for 5 years in a row. She deserves it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr. Anania was amazing in every way. I felt comfortable with her at all time, and had the feeling I was getting the best possible care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sandra and Sue always called back in a timely manner!
10
Doctor
Carol Anania
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
Operations
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7
7
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
7
7
She [Dr Kowalik] was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs...Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
She [Dr Kowalik] was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs...Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
7
7
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She was great and very responsive but I felt like fertility treatment was more trial and error than science. I liked her as a person and could imagine being friends but I feel like the industry lacks appropriate approaches for someone with fragile eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Know your options and ask for what you need or want. She will listen and try.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
They were all very kind and dr kowolik is a great person.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Many
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sandra)
They were kind and organized. No complaints
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I liked them but I had multiple pregnancies and multiple losses which just stinked.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Fine
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Lots. Most was covered by insurance but one round there was communication problems with my insurance company that resulted in insurance not paying.
7
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Just listen to her, she is extremely smart and knows what she is doing.
Her nurse Sue always was the best.
Age
33
Treated
2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I can just tell you I would highly recommend her to anyone, we feel she is just the best around for too many reasons to mention.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Just listen to her, she is extremely smart and knows what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She just made us feel comfortable and asked many questions of us to make sure we were comfortable with all decisions made at all times. Her nurse Sue always was the best as well!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Sue)
Just how she cared what was going on with us each call and visit and showed compassion.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Solutions of New England.
They were scheduled around my work schedule and these people were very caring as well
10
Doctor
Ania Kowalik
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
Nursing
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr Kowalik is great with explanations and when you contact her she’s quick to get back to you...is blunt and to the point. We appreciated this. She doesn’t waste any time and responds fully to questions and concerns. We paid completely out of pocket and she had been very understanding of our needs to order/purchase labs elsewhere or working with our OB to get them through our insurance...You won’t be seeing Dr Kowalik specifically for all of your appointments. They let you know this however in advance, it’s not something they try to hide.
Everyone at the clinic is great and so friendly. It’s a little tricky getting a hold of the financial department some times, but beyond that we’ve had a great experience. I would definitely recommend using Fertility Solutions... this is the only clinic we have used but comparing online we felt this clinic was reasonable [when it comes to cost]...You won’t be seeing Dr Kowalik specifically for all of your appointments. They let you know this however in advance, it’s not something they try to hide.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik is blunt and to the point. We appreciated this. She doesn’t waste any time and responds fully to questions and concerns. We paid completely out of pocket and she had been very understanding of our needs to order/purchase labs elsewhere or working with our OB to get them through our insurance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
You won’t be seeing Dr Kowalik specifically for all of your appointments. They let you know this however in advance, it’s not something they try to hide.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Dr Kowalik is great with explanations and when you contact her she’s quick to get back to you.
Describe the protocols Ania Kowalik used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
We are still in treatment and are now moving to medication treatments so I cannot comment on this.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Everyone at the clinic is great and so friendly. It’s a little tricky getting a hold of the financial department some times, but beyond that we’ve had a great experience. I would definitely recommend using Fertility Solutions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ania Kowalik at Fertility Solutions of New England.
I have nothing to compare it to as this is the only clinic we have used but comparing online we felt this clinic was reasonable.
10
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Ania Kowalik
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Dedham
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6
7
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
6
7
My husband and myself both really liked [Dr. Pei-Li Huang]...she was very personable and very easy to talk with. She made the environment very relaxed and answered all questions we had. She doesn’t treat you like a number and is very informative of what she sees while doing a follicular ultrasound...When I first met with her we decided we would try times intercourse with letrozole. We did that and only had one follicle grow from there we tried clomid and saw no results and lastly we combined letrozole and clomid and saw no results again. Waiting to start our next plan of action
Jamie [nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England] is wonderful. Very friendly always ask how your weekend was and takes you right in time...I feel like dr huang has kind of given up on what’s next. I feel like we are running out of options quickly and I feel like we have only just begun...When I first met with her we decided we would try times intercourse with letrozole. We did that and only had one follicle grow from there we tried clomid and saw no results and lastly we combined letrozole and clomid and saw no results again. Waiting to start our next plan of action
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
6
7
How was your experience with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
My husband and myself both really liked huang she was very personable and very easy to talk with. She made the environment very relaxed and answered all questions we had. She doesn’t treat you like a number and is very informative of what she sees while doing a follicular ultrasound
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Ask questions and be aggressive
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England?
Doctor huang is very personable and made me not feel like a number
Describe the protocols Pei-Li Huang used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
When I first met with her we decided we would try times intercourse with letrozole. We did that and only had one follicle grow from there we tried clomid and saw no results and lastly we combined letrozole and clomid and saw no results again. Waiting to start our next plan of action
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Jamie)
Jamie is wonderful. Very friendly always ask how your weekend was and takes you right in time.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
I feel like dr huang has kind of given up on what’s next. I feel like we are running out of options quickly and I feel like we have only just begun. One problem is my insurance coverage not being great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pei-Li Huang at Fertility Solutions of New England.
Every time I have in ultrasound I have a 40$ copay. Also have had a few small bills for bloodwork
6
Doctor
Pei-Li Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Solutions of New England
Woburn
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