Kofinas Fertility Group

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Brooklyn Center
118 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.243.1600
Lower Manhattan
65 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
718.736.2218
Staten Island
4855 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10312
(718) 356-4000
Upper West Side
55 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023
(718) 701-6267
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kofinas Fertility Group to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 13%8.6
29 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Scheduling
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Scheduling

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Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
663
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
29 assessments
5
7
Age
42
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
5
7
If your looking for a hand holding doctor, this is not the place for you. However, he [Dr. Jason Kofinas] does respond to emails and thoroughly answers all questions and concerns. Dr. Kofinas does use different protocols and considers suggestions that you may have within reason...is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count. He is experienced and comes from a family that specializes in fertility, but if I had to do it over again. I would of gotten a second opinion before pursing a laparoscopic procedure.
Kofinas institute is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count...Nurses were professional...It’s a family practice started by George Kofinas. They have several locations, one in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Other than infertility they do specialize in Endometriosis, hydrosalphinx and laparoscopic procedures ect... Kofinas fertility institute is costly with or without medical insurAnce. They charge an additional facility fee of 3500 that all insurances do not cover.
Age
42
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
5
7
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas is knowledgeable and brutally honest. If your looking for a hand holding doctor, this is not the place for you. However, he does respond to emails and thoroughly answers all questions and concerns. Dr. Kofinas does use different protocols and considers suggestions that you may have within reason. Kofinas institute is aggressive with medication protocol and tend to cancel multiple cycles for those poor responders or if you didn’t meet Doctors expectation Of follicle count. He is experienced and comes from a family that specializes in fertility, but if I had to do it over again. I would of gotten a second opinion before pursing a laparoscopic procedure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Make sure you do your own research and pay attention to your body when taking the medication. I found that Dr. Kofinas had a standard protocol for meds and In the beginning i didn’t feel that the regime was personalized. Keep a record of your sonograms with medications that were prescribed. You will learn what doesn’t work for your body.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were professional.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
It’s a family practice started by George Kofinas. They have several locations, one in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Other than infertility they do specialize in Endometriosis, hydrosalphinx and laparoscopic procedures ect... Kofinas fertility institute is costly with or without medical insurAnce. They charge an additional facility fee of 3500 that all insurances do not cover.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I would spend about an hour at then clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It is not affordable and there are additional cost.
Describe Jason Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Dr. Kofinas was open to both.
5
Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Masbou is extremely attentive and caring in a way that I was not expecting. After our first failed IUI with her, she sent me a personal email to ask how I was doing and that she was so sorry about the failed cycle. Even at our initial consultation, her first question to me was nothing about our past infertility workups, she looked right at me and said, "first of all, how are you doing mentally and emotionally?"
IVF with PGS and one year of storage (without insurance coverage) was $22,500. They [Kofinas Fertility Group] were able to work it out with my insurance company to have the meds covered.... Lindsay and Christine are the best. In addition to emailing Dr. Masbou, I've also taken to emailing Lindsay when I have questions I know she can answer and she's been the absolute best.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Masbou is extremely attentive and caring in a way that I was not expecting. After our first failed IUI with her, she sent me a personal email to ask how I was doing and that she was so sorry about the failed cycle. Even at our initial consultation, her first question to me was nothing about our past infertility workups, she looked right at me and said, "first of all, how are you doing mentally and emotionally?" She explains procedures before and during them and makes sure you know why she is recommending a line of treatment. We brings up options and let's you decide what you think is right for you and then is completely gungho behind whatever choice you make.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Don't be afraid to ask questions or email her directly - she responds so quickly! I was so nervous in the beginning to email her because I felt like I was annoying and should have asked all these things while I was at my appointment - but there's so much information and sometimes questions come up later. She never makes you feel like anything you ask is stupid or silly or annoying. She even emailed me once from her vacation because she knew I was antsy about results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
With my first RE, I was most definitely a number. I needed to remind him of my history multiple times. It always felt like he forgot things he'd said to me or he was confusing me with another patient. I've never felt that way at Kofinas Fertility or with Dr. Masbou. She remembers everything, follows up on what's going on in our everyday life outside of fertility, and genuinely seems invested in us being successful.
Describe the protocols Alexis Masbou used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
During IVF, we started with gonal-F and then swapped for menopur after a few days. Dr. Masbou didn't want to overstimulate me so we played it safe to start. We ended up with 22 eggs, 17 of which fertilized, 8 made it to freeze.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Lindsay and Christine are the best. In addition to emailing Dr. Masbou, I've also taken to emailing Lindsay when I have questions I know she can answer and she's been the absolute best. My husband refers to her as "Janet" (from the Good Place) as she always pops up to help you with whatever you need.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
They're very thorough with testing and I remember feeling like they were overdoing the diagnostic testing in the beginning. Now, being further along in this journey, I'm glad that they're really trying to get to the root of our problems and not just lump us into the "unexplained" category forever. Sometimes it's frustrating because you want to be pregnant NOW and all these tests delay the process but they're truly trying to figure out exactly what they're dealing with to give you the best chance of success.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Very easy. You can make an appointment for a specific time or just show up at any point between 7 and 9am. Never waited more than a few minutes in their UWS Manhattan office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group.
IVF with PGS and one year of storage (without insurance coverage) was $22,500. They were able to work it out with my insurance company to have the meds covered.
Describe Alexis Masbou's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
1 PGS embryo transfers only.
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Doctor
Alexis Masbou
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
My experience as a patient [of Dr. Masbou] was extremely positive. She was able to explain each step of the multiple processes involved in an IVF Cycle. Her knowledge and expertise is evident, as she is able to explain treatment plans, treatments, and the rationale behind them. Dr. Masbou was able to help prepare me both mentally and physically for the demands and changes that would occur along with Egg Retrieval, Embryo Creation and Preservation, Frozen Embryo Transfer, and Early Pregnancy. She was extremely responsive in a prompt manner to the any questions, concerns, and nervousness that arose over the course of treatment. Her positive and optimistic attitude works wonders during an extremely stressful time and process. As a patient I was fortunate to have been under her care. It is evident she has a passion for her field and expertise and any patient is in the safest hands under her care.
Kofinas Fertility is an extremely well oiled machine. It has been around for quite some time...Although nothing is perfect, they have been nothing but perfect towards me. There is no stone left unturned from prognosis to treatment. They made one of the scariest and most helpless times of my husbands’ and my life so much less frightening and way more manageable...All of the nursing staff were amazing throughout the course of my treatment. Lindsay was extremely helpful with all questions, concerns, and vaccination tutorials. She also was prompt with relaying results.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Masbou is the embodiment of an exemplary doctor. My experience as a patient was extremely positive. She was able to explain each step of the multiple processes involved in an IVF Cycle. Her knowledge and expertise is evident, as she is able to explain treatment plans, treatments, and the rationale behind them. Dr. Masbou was able to help prepare me both mentally and physically for the demands and changes that would occur along with Egg Retrieval, Embryo Creation and Preservation, Frozen Embryo Transfer, and Early Pregnancy. She was extremely responsive in a prompt manner to the any questions, concerns, and nervousness that arose over the course of treatment. Her positive and optimistic attitude works wonders during an extremely stressful time and process. As a patient I was fortunate to have been under her care. It is evident she has a passion for her field and expertise and any patient is in the safest hands under her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Trust her because she beyond knows what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Masbou embodies everything a doctor should be. She is caring, competent, beyond thorough, proactive, extremely knowledgable, informative, compassionate, and makes very scary situations extremely manageable.
Describe the protocols Alexis Masbou used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Egg Retrievals: Dr. Masbou used Estrogen Priming during my Ovarian Stimulation in hopes of achieving optimal results in embryos reaching the blastocyst stage. The more embryos you have the greater likelihood it will lead to a live birth. Laparoscopy: Dr. Masbou diagnosed and advised removal of one of my Fallopian Tubes, which had hydrosalpinx, which can effect treatment success rates significantly. Embryo Transfer: Dr. Masbou had me prepare for a Frozen Embryo Transfer using Lupron. This is effective in quieting your reproductive system down. She also helped me manage a blood clotting disorder using a blood thinner to prevent miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
All of the nursing staff were amazing throughout the course of my treatment. Lindsay was extremely helpful with all questions, concerns, and vaccination tutorials. She also was prompt with relaying results.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Kofinas Fertility is an extremely well oiled machine. It has been around for quite some time, is staffed by the best and most efficient doctors in the city. When searching for a clinic and torn between two, when it came to Kofinas, the reoccurring quote I heard from multiple people in the Tri-State area was: “They get everybody pregnant.” Although nothing is perfect, they have been nothing but perfect towards me. There is no stone left unturned from prognosis to treatment. They made one of the scariest and most helpless times of my husbands’ and my life so much less frightening and way more manageable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Masbou at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Most of my care was covered under my insurance plan. Anything additional, such as PGS Testing were presented to us an in open-ended fashion, with costs, pros, and cons on the table in an honest manner.
Describe Alexis Masbou's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My doctor recommended a single embryo transfer due to age and other appropriate situational factors.
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Doctor
Alexis Masbou
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
10
Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back...Be prepared to live at his office. They are extremely thorough and make sure that everything is perfect for transfer which requires multiple trips to his office.
They are extremely thorough and make sure that everything is perfect for transfer which requires multiple trips to [Kofinas Fertility Group]... From Maria at the front desk, who always remembers your name just by looking at your face to all the nurses who put me into rooms and drew my blood, they are the most competent, caring bunch I have ever encountered. They were encouraging, and compassionate and always put my mind at ease.
Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
When I was diagnosed with fibroids and recommended to have surgery, I wanted to make sure that I found a doctor who was concerned with preserving my fertility. I went to see a doctor a Columbia and a doctor at NYU for opinions, both visits I felt like a number, visits were quick and I felt that I was being pushed out the door with more questions than answers. When I went to Kofinas fertility, I knew from the moment I stepped in the door that this was the place for me. The amazing Maria at the front desk, always has a smile on even at 6am in the morning and remembers patients names (no small feat!). Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back to Kofinas Fertility where Dr. Brzechffa became our go-to doctor. I can't say enough great things about Dr. B. He is the most caring, sympathetic, kindest doctor I have ever met. (and I work for physicians!). During my course, I was also seen by Dr. Narine and Dr. Montes, two amazing doctors who always took the time to answer my never ending questions with patience. I never, ever felt that they didn't have my best interests in mind. Thanks to Kofinas Fertility I have a gorgeous 20-month old son and there are no adequate words to express my thanks to them. We are currently back with them going for number 2 and we wouldn't put our trust with our journey to parenthood with anyone else!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Be prepared to live at his office. They are extremely thorough and make sure that everything is perfect for transfer which requires multiple trips to his office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas took the time to sit with me and explain his plan for my surgery in great detail. He took extensive imaging and I was informed every step of the way. After having a successful fibroid surgery, I was encouraged to try and get pregnant naturally, even at my age of 39. After trying for a few months with no success, we went back to Kofinas Fertility where Dr. Brzechffa became our go-to doctor. I can't say enough great things about Dr. B. He is the most caring, sympathetic, kindest doctor I have ever met. (and I work for physicians!). During my course, I was also seen by Dr. Narine and Dr. Montes, two amazing doctors who always took the time to answer my never ending questions with patience. I never, ever felt that they didn't have my best interests in mind.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Because you are there pretty much every 2 days for a month or two, you become very known to the nursing staff. From Maria at the front desk, who always remembers your name just by looking at your face to all the nurses who put me into rooms and drew my blood, they are the most competent, caring bunch I have ever encountered. They were encouraging, and compassionate and always put my mind at ease.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
I went to see them when they had their Brooklyn Office which was based out of NY Methodist Hospital and my experience there was great except for trying to park my car every time I went without having to pay the hospital garage fees. Now they have moved their office to lower Manhattan which is easily accessible by subway. I also see Dr. B at their Staten Island Office which has parking and is easy to get to from where I live in Brooklyn. The offices are extremely clean, modern, and their technology is advanced.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Monitoring is done between the hours of 7am and 9am and is first come first serve. I always used to get there between 8am and 9am and never had to wait more than 15 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My insurance did not cover the IVF process. I was covered for 2 rounds of IUI which I did, and the office visits with a copay. But between sonograms, medications and the IVF process I paid a lot out of my pocket.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I had 2 healthy embryos ready for transfer. I asked that they both be transferred but Dr. Kofinas took into account my being overweight, my age at the time (41), and my diagnosis of Hashimoto's hypothyroid and encouraged me to do a single embryo transfer. He put everything into consideration and did the best he could to ensure a successful pregnancy.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
10
10
Dr. Kofinas made our difficult journey through pregnancy more bearable. He was compassionate and understanding of my challenges and listened to our wishes so we felt active in the decision-making process for my care...I didn't feel pressured to go with IUI or IVF (my problem was staying pregnant vs. getting pregnant). All around he's a great doctor...recommended further testing (carrier screening, blood-clotting mutations, etc.) to rule out other issues. Afterwhich I was prescribed Metformin and quickly became pregnant again. He also put me on low-dose aspirin and Lovenox after my pregnancy was sustaining. At that point I was transferred to a regular OB. Nursing Staff
The billing was the only pain when working with this clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group]. They don't take my primary insurance (BCBS) but I have fertility insurance (Progyny) through work. That said because it was out of network I had to wait for reimbursement checks from my insurance and often had to then make payments to Kofinas over the phone or via mail. The billing dept often called when i was at work and unable to answer the phone so the payment process was a bit onerous.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas made our difficult journey through pregnancy more bearable. He was compassionate and understanding of my challenges and listened to our wishes so we felt active in the decision-making process for my care. We ended up not needing intervention to get pregnant but I didn't feel pressured to go with IUI or IVF (my problem was staying pregnant vs. getting pregnant). All around he's a great doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was very kind and patient. He took ample time with us to explain everything carefully and slowly and allowed me to ask any questions. He was very responsive via email when I would inevitably forget my questions!
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I first visited because I suspected I was not ovulating every cycle. Dr. Kofinas did a diagnostic workup and imaging and determined that I likely had endometriosis, PCOS and had a uterine polyp, all which could contribute to my abnormal cycles. After my first miscarriage I underwent surgery to remove the polyp and stage 2 endometriosis. I became pregnant again and had a second miscarriage. At this point Dr. Kofinas recommended further testing (carrier screening, blood-clotting mutations, etc.) to rule out other issues. Afterwhich I was prescribed Metformin and quickly became pregnant again. He also put me on low-dose aspirin and Lovenox after my pregnancy was sustaining. At that point I was transferred to a regular OB.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I particularly remember Neil and Michelle, they were so friendly and helpful and treated me like a person (everyone did, I just remember their names).
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The office is very clean and has everything you'd need. My only slight complaint is that the exam rooms are a bit cramped (my husband often came with me and there wasn't much room for him to be in the room).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
The billing was the only pain when working with this clinic. They don't take my primary insurance (BCBS) but I have fertility insurance (Progyny) through work. That said because it was out of network I had to wait for reimbursement checks from my insurance and often had to then make payments to Kofinas over the phone or via mail. The billing dept often called when i was at work and unable to answer the phone so the payment process was a bit onerous.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Staten Island
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 7 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
he [Dr. Jason Kofinas] made a thorough plan to eliminate the possibilities of my frequent losses. I really felt as if I was his only patient while knowing I was not. He’s paid close attention to all my monitorings, stims and transfers, and even called during his day off to adjust my meds to ensure I get the best quality eggs during stims. On my first transfer with Dr. K, we successfully got pregnant but sadly I had a miscarriage. He was so compassionate and caring for that loss.
Everyone [at Kofinas Fertility Group] was very caring and knew you by face and name. The nursing staff varied during monitoring, but they always made you feel comfortable. Mio and Lindsay were consistent nurses and they always knew my case. They were patient and answered questions if you needed. Justine is the front receptionist, she’s always so pleasant and as if she knows you already by the sound of your voice over the phone. She’s always willing to help and set up your appointments in seconds.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 7 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas is dedicated, compassionate, detailed, meticulous, and a problem solver. After 5 embryo transfer failures from my previous doctor and no answers as to the reasons why. I’ve consulted with a few doctors before meeting Dr. K. I provided them with my medical history and Dr. K immediately went to study them. From the results he made a thorough plan to eliminate the possibilities of my frequent losses. I really felt as if I was his only patient while knowing I was not. He’s paid close attention to all my monitorings, stims and transfers, and even called during his day off to adjust my meds to ensure I get the best quality eggs during stims. On my first transfer with Dr. K, we successfully got pregnant but sadly I had a miscarriage. He was so compassionate and caring for that loss. It was as if it was his loss too. He offered to console, speak to me during my grieving and offered resources like counselors. He had answers to all my questions and plan for the future. Fast forward today, we had our second transfer and we’re in our second trimester, after 3 years of IVF, including all the procedures, stims, transfers, modified protocols, emotional roller coasters, Dr. K figured me out! We are finally in our second trimester and expecting our first baby in Nov. My husband and I are so thankful to him. I really felt Dr. K was part of my journey every step of the way. As a his patient I believe he goes above and beyond for me. He took on the challenge of a once defeated woman longing for a child and helped her make her dream come true.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas will go above and beyond to make sure you are successful. Trust his methods.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Because he and his staff knew me by my first name and who I was whenever I came for a visit in the clinic. Whenever I make a call over the phone, I felt like his staff knew my name. I felt like the office made me feel I was their friend. This was important to me as my previous fertility clinic I felt like a number and as if I was in a factory.
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Due to my RIF, prior to IVF stims and transfer, Dr. Kofinas, performed hysteroscopy. He suspected hydrosalpinx and it was confirmed from a prior hsg result which may have been the cause of prior failures. I went for a procedure to disconnect my tube and while under the same procedure Dr. K also removed some endometriosis, with consent. For Stim, protocol included menopur, gonal f, ganirelex, HCG. Embryos were icsi and pgs tested. For transfer, he performed an NK test resulted in elevated NK cells. He incorporated prednisone and intralipids infusion every week.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Mio)
Everyone was very caring and knew you by face and name. The nursing staff varied during monitoring, but they always made you feel comfortable. Mio and Lindsay were consistent nurses and they always knew my case. They were patient and answered questions if you needed. Justine is the front receptionist, she’s always so pleasant and as if she knows you already by the sound of your voice over the phone. She’s always willing to help and set up your appointments in seconds.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strengths- personable, professional, willingness to get answers, will go above and beyond for patients, provides solutions outside the standard of care. Modern in treating patients while not compromising data based medicine. Weakness, sometimes wait can be long for monitoring. The Pre and Post retrieval recovery at Brooklyn location should be more comfortable. For my husband, the collection rooms should also be more comfortable.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
You sign in and wait for your name to be called. Monitoring begins at 7am and is convenient for me before heading to the office
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Jason Kofinas
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Kofinas Fertility Group
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10
10
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
10
Dr. Kofinas will give it to you straight about what’s possible for you and your body...He always gave me options. I never really felt like a doctor/patient relationship because it was more like a team of amazing specialists working together for one goal. My experience with Dr. Jason was amazing and I would recommend him and the facility to anyone who is interested in their services... As a patient I felt well cared for and valued. Dr. Jason was alway kind, patient and professional and compassionate. He was honest about expectations and focused on the best possible outcome for me and my situation.
I think the facility [Kofinas Fertility Group] is very modern. It’s welcoming and doesn’t feel cold and sterile. Often times I would be so relaxed I would rest my eyes while waiting for my exam. There’s good music in the waiting room, the artwork is unique and the equipment seems high tech. I was very pleased. There are a ton of assorted magazines to hold your interest but you won’t be waiting long enough to get through one articl
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Well I’m just going to repeat what I wrote previously. As a patient I felt well cared for and valued. Dr. Jason was alway kind, patient and professional and compassionate. He was honest about expectations and focused on the best possible outcome for me and my situation. He always made sure that I understood what was happening and what the next steps would be. He is a very skilled professional who cares about his patients safety and well being through this emotional roller coaster ride. I felt completely safe in good hands the entire way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I would tell a prospective client to relinquish your ideas about control. Dr. Kofinas will give it to you straight about what’s possible for you and your body just be open to trusting in him, the staff and the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I was always treated like a person with Dr. Jason and the entire staff. In fact, they feel more like extended family these days. He was always patient and kind and answered all of my questions on the phone, in person via email. Every step of the way he explained everything in a manner that was easy to comprehend. He always gave me options. I never really felt like a doctor/patient relationship because it was more like a team of amazing specialists working together for one goal. My experience with Dr. Jason was amazing and I would recommend him and the facility to anyone who is interested in their services.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was wonderful!They each knew my name and were friendly. We often times chatted about other things and it really helped to lighten things up. They were always helpful and professional and most important kind.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
I think the facility is very modern. It’s welcoming and doesn’t feel cold and sterile. Often times I would be so relaxed I would rest my eyes while waiting for my exam. There’s good music in the waiting room, the artwork is unique and the equipment seems high tech. I was very pleased. There are a ton of assorted magazines to hold your interest but you won’t be waiting long enough to get through one article.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I don’t recall the specific break down of most but I think PGS testing $5,000 retrieval $3500 storage
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Doctor
Jason Kofinas
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
He [Dr. Kofinas] was very knowledgeable and thoroughly reviewed my medical records. He wanted to be sure to find the root of my infertility. ... His team did there best and ran all the necessary test. After 4 IUIs and 3 IVFs I finally learned I had endometriosis and MTHFR. ... Once I had a successful heart beat he even recommended a great OB in my area in Long Island. By November my long awaited dream will come true. Thanks to Kofinas and his team.
Monitoring is done every morning from 7am -9am. ... Overall the staff [Kofinas Fertility] were all friendly. If your insurance doesn’t cover medications you can buy them from the office. Check pricing and rules when your are there. ... Good at collecting blood. All sonograms are done by doctors which was great. They would educate when needed. ...
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino, Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He was very knowledgeable and thoroughly reviewed my medical records. He wanted to be sure to find the root of my infertility. He and Dr. Montes were kind and taylored my medications to me. It wasn’t just a standard all patients get the same protocol. My meds, my doses were specific to my needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
His main goal is to get you pregnant. The other doctors in the practice all work under his supervision. Once I had a successful heart beat he even recommended a great OB in my area in Long Island. By November my long awaited dream will come true. Thanks to Kofinas and his team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Kofinas was very kind. He was interested in explaining what others called unexplained infertility. His team did there best and ran all the necessary test. After 4 IUIs and 3 IVFs I finally learned I had endometriosis and MTHFR.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very helpful. Good at collecting blood. All sonograms are done by doctors which was great. They would educate when needed. They would inject your morning meds if needed. The surgery coordinator Jessica was great. They weren’t overly/fake friendly either. The were efficient and wanted be sure you had all you needed before leaving the office.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Overall the staff were all friendly. If your insurance doesn’t cover medications you can buy them from the office. Check pricing and rules when your are there. Calls are returned in a timely manner and you get your instructions before you leave. You do have to wait in the mornings for monitoring but nothing out of the ordinary from the other 4 REs I’ve been to. I will definitely return for future cycles if I need to.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Monitoring is done every morning from 7am -9am. They were efficient in turning the patients over while giving each person there needed time. You will have to wait that is how it is. I've been to 5 different offices and they all have the same walk-in monitoring format.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I have medical insurance which covered most of the process. The medications was a range on quantity. You should know they only accept cash for medication. Co-pays, facility charges, PGS testing a credit card is ok but medication only cash.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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George Kofinas
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10
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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9
9
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
9
Dr. Kofinas was very thorough throughout his examinations and throughout the sonograms. When I took the biopsy I was very scared because it was my first time and he guided me throughout the whole process by telling me exactly what to expect and what was coming next. I always felt he had my best interests at heart. ... The only option for me is to conceive through a donor egg using my husbands sperm.
At Dr. Kofinas office [Kofinas Fertility Group] all the staff were pretty nice I was just a little nervous because the financial administration coordinator was a bit rude when she found out my situation. Other than that the doctors there and nurses were very kind and helpful. I have take sonograms and a biopsy as well along with blood tests. ... The doctors and nurses at this fertility institute all work together as a team and come together to accommodate your needs to the best of their ability.
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
9
9
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was very thorough throughout his examinations and throughout the sonograms. When I took the biopsy I was very scared because it was my first time and he guided me throughout the whole process by telling me exactly what to expect and what was coming next. I always felt he had my best interests at heart. I have people I used to work with that went to him and had success stories so I was really hoping to have this opportunity to have my chance to become a mom. The biggest problem is that it is so costly 25,000 and I can't afford it because I support both my parents and work full time. It's very hard for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Put your trust and your dreams into Dr. Kofinas hands, he will assure you you are in the right hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
At Dr. Kofinas office all the staff were pretty nice I was just a little nervous because the financial administration coordinator was a bit rude when she found out my situation. Other than that the doctors there and nurses were very kind and helpful. I have take sonograms and a biopsy as well along with blood tests.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I had sonograms and a biopsy test done to tell if I can become pregnant. The only option for me is to conceive through a donor egg using my husbands sperm. The tests were going to tell me if I had any chance to try and become pregnant. I remember going in for the results and we were so nervous but the doctor told us we can get pregnant that the results came back and I would carry most likely to term and the cervix size looked good and all that. We were ecstatic however out dreams got shattered when we found out the cost of it. We really want to become parents its really hard to save when we are supporting both of my parents. Wish we could find our miracle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very welcoming and explained all the steps and what was going to be done whenever I had a visit.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very welcoming and always tries to answer all of your questions. The office at Dr. George Kofinas is very spacious and very well situated. They have couches chairs and plants situated very nicely in the waiting room. I was very pleased waiting there, usually I'm nervous at appointments however sonething about this place made me feel welcomed. One thing that could be a downside is the doctor you get might not be in on the days and time you may need. The work hours are from I believe 7 am to 5pm. I know for me it was a bit hard to schedule appointments around my work schedule, however thank God I was able to make appointments to see such amazing and kindhearted doctors who really listen to your stories and try to help you in the best way they can. The blood work if I'm correct is all done in the morning. I found that sometimes you can be placed on hold for awhile and sometimes it would be too long that you would just hang up and call back again. The doctors and nurses at this fertility institute all work together as a team and come together to accommodate your needs to the best of their ability. I would definitely recommend this team of doctors and nursing staff to anyone who is looking to start a family. The doctors here are reliable and always try to get back to you if you call or answer any questions you may have. I was recommended from girls I used to work with because they have had success stories of getting pregnant with Dr. kofinas so I said hey what do I have to lose. I am happy I gave myself a chance I'm just sad because we don't have the necessary funding to make our dreams come true. I am continuously praying and hoping for a miracle everyday because I would love to start a family of my own. I believe everyone deserves a chance at that. I would definitely recommend this office and wonderful team of doctors to anyone who wants or has dreams to start a family. They have many successful patients I am only hoping to add to that number of successes they have had over many many years.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It cost us over $2,000 for consultation, sonograms and biopsy. The total of the procedure we need is 25,000 plus additional charges I seen on the paper for egg retrieval and other things .
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Doctor
George Kofinas
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Trustworthiness
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9
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr. George Kofinas is extremely caring, very knowledgeable and a true perfectionist. ... All the procedures done for me were done with highest degree of quality and the recovery was very quick. Dr. Kofinas never gave a slightest room for error, every decision that was made was done with perfection. ... Dr. Kofinas is very diligent and always makes sure you understand every step of the procedure.
The clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] is very much unkept, very clean and always make me feel comfortable. With state of the art equipment and techniques this clinic makes me very confident and that there is no cutting corners. ... The staff are amazing, very pleasant and professional, everyone knowing your name, to seamless scheduling, fantastic communications and patient service - making each visit stressless and my partner and I have felt so confident the whole time.
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas is extremely caring, very knowledgeable and a true perfectionist. My experience has been nothing but outstanding, I am completely taken away by his expertise in the field of fertility and medicine. Dr. Kofinas always takes the time to explain related medical terms and conditions. He is friendly and genuine that really makes me feel like I am part of a family. I have done few procedures with Dr. Kofinas and they were all done perfectly and as planned. Truly blessed to be in good hands with Dr. Kofinas.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
My advice is to trust Dr. Kofinas and follow his instructions and you will have successful result. Dr. Kofinas is very knowledgeable and has many years of experience in this field of practice. I would also advice to ask any questions that you may have, Dr. Kofinas is very diligent and always makes sure you understand every step of the procedure. My main advice is to be patient and confident, you will be rewarded.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. George Kofinas and his team made the whole process as easy as they possibly could and really felt like they were supporting us the whole time. The atmosphere is very personal and friendly, everyone knows you by name and very welcoming. Special attention to detail and very professional during every visit. Every single detail was so thoughtful and help you stay in the best state of mind for this important moment.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
George Kofinas always works out a strategy depending on each specific situation. Before any treatment strategies are developed each patient's situation is thoroughly evaluated and thought through. During step by step process, detailed instructions were given while closely monitoring results. In my situation results were very positive and always as planned, extra time taken to make sure that a given strategy worked flawlessly. All the procedures done for me were done with highest degree of quality and the recovery was very quick. Dr. Kofinas never gave a slightest room for error, every decision that was made was done with perfection.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Jessica, Angela)
The staff are amazing, very pleasant and professional, everyone knowing your name, to seamless scheduling, fantastic communications and patient service - making each visit stressless and my partner and I have felt so confident the whole time. The nurse take their time to make sure you are completely comfortable and truly seek to make you feel special every step of the way.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very much unkept, very clean and always make me feel comfortable. With state of the art equipment and techniques this clinic makes me very confident and that there is no cutting corners. The waiting area is spacious and feels luxurious with many patient rooms available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My cost are generally very fair and mostly covered by my private medical insurance. There were some cost associated with certain medication but the prices were reasonable. There was a payment plan option available as well, which was very convenient.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
The doctor had strong preference to single embryo transfer. He carefully explained that in my specific situation only one embryo transfer was possible. His approach viewed all possible strategies and after thorough consideration with me, we decided on a safe and smart decision, which very positive results.
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Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Immunological, Unexplained
10
10
He [Dr. Jason Kofinas] is a great communicator, great bedside manner...He is very thorough and will make sure everything is checked and addressed before proceeding...I was at high risk for hyperstimulating after retrieval. He delayed my transfer by 1 month which was hard for me but for the best of my health and success of the pregnancy...He also treated me with Lovenox to prevent blood clotting which I think was helpful when I developed a Sub Chorionic Hematoma in my pregnancy.
They [nurses at Kofinas Fertility Group] were great about helping me order my meds...The clinic on upper west is really clean and nice. Smalls rooms but clean. The wait is usually okay, sometimes up to 30 mins...They are closed on wednesdays which is inconvenient and don't do any surgeries or transfers in this clinic...[staff] showed compassion and remembered everything I told them. They always looked out for my best interest.
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Immunological, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Jason Kofinas is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. He is a great communicator, great bedside manner and really knows everything about fertility. He is very thorough and will make sure everything is checked and addressed before proceeding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Question all the medications if you are unsure why he's prescribing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Jason and all the staff new my name, showed compassion and remembered everything I told them. They always looked out for my best interest.
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Jason was very careful with me having PCOS as I was at high risk for hyperstimulating after retrieval. He delayed my transfer by 1 month which was hard for me but for the best of my health and success of the pregnancy. We used estrodial, Progesterone as well as pre-natals, folate, vitamin d and calcium. He also treated me with Lovenox to prevent blood clotting which I think was helpful when I developed a Sub Chorionic Hematoma in my pregnancy. After my chemical pregnancy, he treated me for NK Cells with Steroids and Intralipid infusions - which is a controversial practice. I like that he was willing to take risks when we didn't know what the reason for the chemical pregnancy was.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Mio)
The nurses all new my name. They were great about helping me order my meds.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic on upper west is really clean and nice. Smalls rooms but clean. The wait is usually okay, sometimes up to 30 mins. I enjoyed walking there through the park. They are closed on wednesdays which is inconvenient and don't do any surgeries or transfers in this clinic. I used to have to go to Brooklyn but they closed that office and are now in FIDI. I have not experienced the FIDI clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Most was covered under insurance except for facility fees for transfer/retrieval and surgeries.
Describe Jason Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
He would not transfer more than one embryo due to high risk with multiples. He also let me know the odds of pregnancy was not higher with transferring multiples if the embryos were PGS tested.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr Kofinas is in a class by himself. Kind thoughtful listens, he is not pushy he responds to questions and makes himself available for questions and concerns. He genuinely wants me to get pregnant and he takes the time to individualize my care. ... Understands that the process is a challenging emotional one. Professional. Available. Clear about what he does during the sonogram. Tells you what’s happening, updates you on the progress of follicles. Trustworthy.
Informative flexible appointment scheduling. Sometimes there is a wait but apologies always follow. Couple nurses [Kofinas Fertility Group] need to practice drawing blood better. It can be a little daunting having a different nurse see you every few days. You Want to develop a relationship of sorts with the person who is taking care of you. However because of the other Kofinas centers in manhattan and Staten Island the nursing staff tends to rotate among the three locations.
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Understands that the process is a challenging emotional one. Professional. Available. Clear about what he does during the sonogram. Tells you what’s happening, updates you on the progress of follicles. Trustworthy. I would like to be told at all times why a cycle is cancelled. When I don’t know I get stressed out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask questions, ask questions ask questions. Feel comfortable asking, it’s your life it’s your baby’s life. No question is too stupid. Tell the doctor how you feel about the process and how it’s affecting you. Don’t be superwoman. They are your medical caregivers and they are also your support outside of home. They are warm people so don’t be shy. Also book early appointments or you could wait esp when it’s close to a holiday weekend.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas is in a class by himself. Kind thoughtful listens, he is not pushy he responds to questions and makes himself available for questions and concerns. He genuinely wants me to get pregnant and he takes the time to individualize my care. Amazing. I don’t feel like cattle.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I used progesterone for a few days then stopped that and began clomid based on blood tests. Then clomid and Cetrotide then clomid, cetrotide and menopur. Then trigger shot. Then gonal and I can’t remembwr the rest. My follicles grew, they matured nicely as planned and they fertilized on their own. They made it to day 5 blastocysts. They didn’t pass the genetics test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Ashley and another wonderful primary nurse.)
Wonderful kind accommodating helpful. It was as if I was getting everything for free or I had already paid everything in full. Truly a great team.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Informative flexible appointment scheduling. Sometimes there is a wait but apologies always follow. Couple nurses need to practice drawing blood better. It can be a little daunting having a different nurse see you every few days. You Want to develop a relationship of sorts with the person who is taking care of you. However because of the other Kofinas centers in manhattan and Staten Island the nursing staff tends to rotate among the three locations. I myself didn’t particularly care for that but I think some people do not care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was not a cattle call. I don’t like that word “cattle”, who came up with that word to describe human beings? Anyhow, it was a well oiled machine. I l have been seeing Dr Kofinas for four months, my first procedure being in January 2019 I have only had a long wait (over 40 minutes) three times and I went there a lot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My insurance covers $10000. The rest I paid
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
Nursing
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0
0
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
0
0
I was told [by Dr. Brzechffa] I had to do a laparoscopy although all other tests were completely normal - especially the sonohysterography. I was prescribed viagra to improve my lining while my lining was perfect according to all other clinics I saw afterwards. At the end of the conversation he always added that it may never work and he kept pointing out my age...doesn’t do any of the checkups nor any of the procedures. I o my saw him for conversational appointments.
No one from the clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] ever followed up on anything by themselves. Not for blood results nor fertilization rates. The only time they actually called me was to tell me I’m not pregnant. They sell meds there. Cash only. Compared to my cycle at a different clinic that actually did work, they over-medicated me. Also ran way more tests than necessary...Nurses were seen at a counter in the hallway which is where they also sold you the meds. There was no privacy whatsoever and at times long wait times to get the meds and instructions. They did not have a dedicated nurse for their patients. Just as the doctors for checkups - everything was at random
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
0
0
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
When I had questions I was told to google it. He tried talking me into unnecessary procedures and medications. I saw 4 clinics afterwards and none of those doctors agreed with any of that. For example - I was told I had to do a laparoscopy although all other tests were completely normal - especially the sonohysterography. I was prescribed viagra to improve my lining while my lining was perfect according to all other clinics I saw afterwards. At the end of the conversation he always added that it may never work and he kept pointing out my age. Dr B doesn’t do any of the checkups nor any of the procedures. I o my saw him for conversational appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
If you want to see a dr that cares at this facility, see dr Sullivan-. She was the only doctor there that seemed to actually care about the patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
No one from the clinic ever followed up on anything by themselves. Not for blood results nor fertilization rates. The only time they actually called me was to tell me I’m not pregnant. They sell meds there. Cash only. Compared to my cycle at a different clinic that actually did work, they over-medicated me. Also ran way more tests than necessary.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
575iu Gonal then 575 Menopur 5 days of 100mg For the transfer lupron, progesterone suppositories and injections, 20mg prednisone, estrogen pills 3 times a day Viagra suppositories 3 times a day prior to transfer to build up lining
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were seen at a counter in the hallway which is where they also sold you the meds. There was no privacy whatsoever and at times long wait times to get the meds and instructions. They did not have a dedicated nurse for their patients. Just as the doctors for checkups - everything was at random
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic wasn’t organized at all. Wait times were always long and you will never see the same doctor. No one knows your history and most doctors are just negative about everything. I felt like they only cared to make more money. It’s important to know that only Dr Kofinas himself does retrievals and transfers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Always saw a different doctor. None of which were familiar with my chart or history. They would look up the meds from before while they see you and tell the nurse what to give me. It took up to 1.5-2 hours at times to get out of there. They scheduled test. Ore no i toting appointments then necessary - especially I. The beginning of the cycle which just added more stress.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
About $20,000 overall (retrieval, PGS testing, transfer). Charged copays even for visits and procedures that weren’t covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
0
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr. Jason Kofinas had a plan to slowly stimulate the ovaries and slowly grow he follicles so that to achieve as many mature follicles as possible without over stimulation. He also suggested that we don’t transfer more than one embryo at a time to aim at a single healthy pregnancy. He was definitely right about that since we ended up with a very healthy baby boy...was transparent with his treatments, made sure I understood every step he was taking to achieve my goal.
The entire team at Kofinas Fertility is great to work with, very patient and absolutely lovely. During such a stressful time they provided me with support and information and gave me hope that I will achieve the baby I always dreamed of. They never made me feel rushed or pressured and always gave me the opportunity to ask questions and communicate my each and every concern. We are so pleased with their treatment and we look forward to going back for our second try.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Jason Kofinas was amazing. He is a knowledgeable doctor who provided us with the best course of treatment for our issues, he is professional, compassionate, a good communicator and a great doctor. He listened to our concerns and provided us with his treatment plans each and every step of the way. Made us feel involved in our treatment and made sure we understood what we were undergoing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
One piece of advice would be to never give up and to trust the treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was transparent with his treatments, made sure I understood every step he was taking to achieve my goal.
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Jason Kofinas had a plan to slowly stimulate the ovaries and slowly grow he follicles so that to achieve as many mature follicles as possible without over stimulation. He also suggested that we don’t transfer more than one embryo at a time to aim at a single healthy pregnancy. He was definitely right about that since we ended up with a very healthy baby boy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Mio)
The entire nurse team was amazing. They always provided me with information, amazing care and treatment and made me feel comfortable in their office at all times.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Kofinas Fertility is an amazing Fertility that is made up of an amazing team. I received care from Dr. Jason Kofinas and Dr. George Kofinas. They were professional and compassionate and provided me with the best care. The entire team at Kofinas Fertility is great to work with, very patient and absolutely lovely. During such a stressful time they provided me with support and information and gave me hope that I will achieve the baby I always dreamed of. They never made me feel rushed or pressured and always gave me the opportunity to ask questions and communicate my each and every concern. We are so pleased with their treatment and we look forward to going back for our second try.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
A large portion of our treatments was covered by our insurance. The out of pocket costs were minuscule to the overall cost of IVF. I can’t complain about the 3K retrieval cost and $1,500 transfer cost. We were very lucky to have so much covered by insurance.
Describe Jason Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Dr. Jason Kofinas educated us on the risks involved with multiple embryo transfers. Risks that we didn’t know about. At first I was sure I wanted to have a twin pregnancy but now that we ended up transferring one healthy embryo and we ended up with one healthy baby boy, I couldn’t be happier with our decision.
10
Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
10
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
10
Dr. B [Brzechffa] was the first doctor to ever make me feel comfortable throughout my entire 8 years of ttc. The moment I met him he was funny, talkative and made me feel like my journey was in the right hands. No matter how scared I was during our visits he reassured me that he wouldn't cause me any unnecessary pain...From the start he was kind and talkative.... Dr.B took the time to care about my situation if even just for that moment. I appreciated that.
My nurse [at Kofinas Fertility] for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful...One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. B hit it off with me right from the start. When I first started my journey with Kofinas Institute I originally had another doctor. She had gotten pregnant and was having complications so majority of the time she'd be on leave. They tried to fit me in with another doctor but she was very cold. Like ice. So I requested another doctor. That's when I met Dr.B. From the start he was kind and talkative. I was just about to do my 2nd IUI (of a back to back IUI process) and was completely shaken up as my first IUI had gone terribly just 2 days prior. He made me so relaxed that I barely even felt the catheter go through. He even let me know about my tilted uterus which no other doctor had ever informed me. Dr.B took the time to care about my situation if even just for that moment. I appreciated that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He likes to talk so be prepared to listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. B was the first doctor to ever make me feel comfortable throughout my entire 8 years of ttc. The moment I met him he was funny, talkative and made me feel like my journey was in the right hands. No matter how scared I was during our visits he reassured me that he wouldn't cause me any unnecessary pain. I appreciated that because other doctors would just poke and prod me like cattle. He wasn't my regular doctor at first, but after my doctor quit the facility I made it my business to request him for each of my visits thereafter.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Prior to being under the care of Dr.B I had a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and d&c because an HSG exam did not work for me. While inside they found a large mass weighing down my left Fallopian tube which they removed. They also found endometriosis stage 1 which they too removed. My tubes were reportedly open and I was give. The green light to begin ttc again. 2 weeks after surgery I started my first round of Clomid 50mgs. It failed. After that I did 3 more cycles of Clomid 50mgs. Ovulation didn't occur and pregnancy wasn't achieved. I was told I would need to go the route of injections. While under the care of Dr.B I was on a 75iu then 125iu of Gonal-F switching everyday for about 2 weeks. I'd go in every other day for an ultrasound and blood draws. When my eggs matured I was given the OK to do my trigger shot of Novarel. 2 days after triggering I went in for my IUI. I did this routine for 4 months. Each cycle was a failed attempt and none achieved pregnancy. After my final IUI I was told by Dr.B during a consult visit that IVF would be my last hope at achieving a pregnancy. Since then we've been trying but struggling to save up our pennies to make that happen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
My nurse for a good portion of my visits was Jessica. She was the best. Every day that I was there she'd be happy and cheerful. No matter how nerve wrecking the appointment she'd manage to calm me. The day I found out I'd need surgery she was there and managed to ease all the fear within me. There are a few really great nurses there but she's definitely one of the best.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
One of their strengths would be they don't have a set appointment schedule between the hours of 7-9am. So you can just walk right in and be seen by a doctor or a nurse for blood draws. They are also very welcoming. When it comes to weaknesses I would say one is that it does take a while to hear back from them if you leave a message for a nurse or doctor. Calling in for results usually ends up an all day game of phone tag. Other than that I love this facility and would recommend it to anyone ttc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My copay was $50 per visit. I had to visit every other day for 3 weeks per month. My injections out of pocket were $80 per injection. I used about 21 injections per cycle. Those were the only costs I had to endure during my past treatments.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Jason Kofinas is super professional, compassionnate, knowledgeable, and kind. At my initial meeting with him, he listened to my medical history and my struggles with fertility. I truely felt understood and heard. He said to me , "We will make this happen"...I received personalized treatment and protocal to deal with my conditions. I was not given the same protocal as the patient before me. Dr. Jason Kofinas explained very treatment and made changes as he thought were beneficial to my treatment.
The nurses [at Kofinas] are super nice and accommodating. They always maded sure that I understood all of the instructions and that I had all of my medication needed. I was a early patient in the office and they always took me in even before office hours. They are all very kind and pleasant. They always made me feel welcome...The moment you walk in, you feel welcome. Its very clean and organized. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have 3 facilities. The Central Park West only provides check up. No medical procedures done there. The only weaknesses is parking is a little bit difficult in all facility.
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Jason Kofinas is super professional, compassionnate, knowledgeable, and kind. At my initial meeting with him, he listened to my medical history and my struggles with fertility. I truely felt understood and heard. He said to me , "We will make this happen". I'm finally pregnant! I started this journal 5 years ago. Dr. Jason Kofinas was my third doctor and third facility that I received treatment in. I'm forever grateful for my miracle!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Just trust and believe in him. He is brilliant and so knowlegeable in his field.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I received personalized treatment and protocal to deal with my conditions. I was not given the same protocal as the patient before me. Dr. Jason Kofinas explained very treatment and made changes as he thought were beneficial to my treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are super nice and accommodating. They always maded sure that I understood all of the instructions and that I had all of my medication needed. I was a early patient in the office and they always took me in even before office hours. They are all very kind and pleasant. They always made me feel welcome.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is wonderful. The moment you walk in, you feel welcome. Its very clean and organized. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have 3 facilities. The Central Park West only provides check up. No medical procedures done there. The only weaknesses is parking is a little bit difficult in all facility.
10
Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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3
3
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
3
3
We felt like she [Dr. Montes] only cared about certain people. Like there was no hope for us so she didn't invest in us. We only had the means for us to do one fresh cycle and one FET. She was pushing us to carry out PGS but we didn't have the money and at that point we felt like she stopped being interested....be more assertive as we let Dr Montes guide us and we should have made our own decisions....there were very high doses of clomid, menipur (6 vials a day), cetrotide as well. Then clexane, steroids, antibiotics. It was a lot.
I felt like Kofinas was all about numbers and making money and not about who we were. Like our dreams were being used....It is well located and in a relatively reputable hospital. They overdo the visits and blood tests and charge too much to the health insurance. this makes IVF sound expensive and make it inaccessible to the general population....It was all about waiting for hours. It took up so much time and they asked you to come in three times a week. It is very difficult to have a working life and add that to the schedule.
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
3
3
How was your experience with Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
We felt like she only cared about certain people. Like there was no hope for us so she didn't invest in us. We only had the means for us to do one fresh cycle and one FET. She was pushing us to carry out PGS but we didn't have the money and at that point we felt like she stopped being interested.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
You need to have a lot of time on your hands because you need to wait hours and go in to the hospital at least 3 times a week. Also, be more assertive as we let Dr Montes guide us and we should have made our own decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I felt like Kofinas was all about numbers and making money and not about who we were. Like our dreams were being used.
Describe the protocols Melissa Montes used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I don't remember much but there were very high doses of clomid, menipur (6 vials a day), cetrotide as well. Then clexane, steroids, antibiotics. It was a lot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were different all the time. It was difficult to get them on the phone for results. We always felt like we were bothering them.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
It is well located and in a relatively reputable hospital. They overdo the visits and blood tests and charge too much to the health insurance. this makes IVF sound expensive and make it inaccessible to the general population.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was all about waiting for hours. It took up so much time and they asked you to come in three times a week. It is very difficult to have a working life and add that to the schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Montes at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was 20000 per ICSI cycle
Describe Melissa Montes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I agree with single embryo transfers as I understand the risks of multiple births.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
3
Doctor
Melissa Montes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Immunological, Other
10
10
Dr Kofinas took the time to listen to our concerns about the unexplained infertility diagnosis and went through all my concerns one by one. He assured us he would do his best to try and find the reason we were unable to conceive after all this time. He agreed we should exhaust all diagnostics before moving forward with any treatments like IUI or IVF.... He has been so supportive and easy to talk to throughout this process and I finally have answers and a plan to move forward with.
The clinic [Kofinas Fertility] is very organized and well-run. For me, the worst part is that it is located in the city and parking is expensive. However, they are always accommodating with my schedule and able to squeeze me in.... So far I have not had much interaction with the nurses other than my office visits but they have always been very informative and friendly.... Dr Kofinas took the time to listen to our concerns about the unexplained infertility diagnosis and went through all my concerns one by one.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Immunological, Other
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
So far we have just done a consult, ultrasounds, blood work, an endometrial biopsy and an exploratory laparoscopy that found and removed stage 2 endometriosis. He has been so supportive and easy to talk to throughout this process and I finally have answers and a plan to move forward with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas took the time to listen to our concerns about the unexplained infertility diagnosis and went through all my concerns one by one. He assured us he would do his best to try and find the reason we were unable to conceive after all this time. He agreed we should exhaust all diagnostics before moving forward with any treatments like IUI or IVF.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
no cycles done yet
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
So far I have not had much interaction with the nurses other than my office visits but they have always been very informative and friendly.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic is very organized and well-run. For me, the worst part is that it is located in the city and parking is expensive. However, they are always accommodating with my schedule and able to squeeze me in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Unfortunately, Dr kofinas is out of network so there have been more costs than with my other clinic. However, I have been aware of all out of pocket costs prior to any procedure.
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
10
Age
42 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
10
I had 4 IVF cycles at the other clinic without success and had to obtain donor eggs. Dr. Kofinas was very thorough in checking for genetic mutations and addressing all possible issues. Dr. Kofinas was very confident in the treatments offered and delivered the results discussed.... Protocol for treating patients with immunological issues included many medications such as Lovenox, Metformin, and Prednisone in addition to regular stimulation medications such as Menopure and Gonal-F, Lupron, and Cetrodide.
Clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] is a part of the hospital and is run smoothly and efficiently. You do need to come in really early if you want to be seen quickly, around 5:30 am. But this allows you to leave before 8 am and still make it to work the same day. The lab results are ready later the same day.... This doctor's policy is to only transfer a single embryo as far as I am aware but this could be specifics of my particular case.
Age
42 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I had 4 IVF cycles at the other clinic without success and had to obtain donor eggs. Dr. Kofinas was very thorough in checking for genetic mutations and addressing all possible issues. Dr. Kofinas was very confident in the treatments offered and delivered the results discussed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Follow his directions precisely and you will get the result promised.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I was explained everything when requested and received attention as human.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Protocol for treating patients with immunological issues included many medications such as Lovenox, Metformin, and Prednisone in addition to regular stimulation medications such as Menopure and Gonal-F, Lupron, and Cetrodide.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Very compassionate and responsible.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Clinic is a part of the hospital and is run smoothly and efficiently. You do need to come in really early if you want to be seen quickly, around 5:30 am. But this allows you to leave before 8 am and still make it to work the same day. The lab results are ready later the same day.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
It was convenient and on time
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
I have an insurance that covers fertility treatments.
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
This doctor's policy is to only transfer a single embryo as far as I am aware but this could be specifics of my particular case.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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6
6
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
6
Dr Kofinas keeps a good eye on each patient. He delegates to other staff members and he is very experienced. He is honest and offers answers to most questions. I would have preferred to be more included in my care rather than having a paternalistic approach.... [Eset Approach] They opted for 2 but being older I would have preferred 1.... Compared to the other centers I have been to, it is an average approach to Ivf. I chose him because he is close to where I live and the reviews sounded good.
Strength: they [Kofinas Fertility Group] are well located in a hospital with a good reputation. They are clean and have ok staff. Weaknesses: they are very slow with the morning visits and we have to come in many times a week... We had to wait long hours. At times we had to wait 2hours....They had (not so nice) nurses that you communicate with and the pacts were super nice and organized.
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr Kofinas keeps a good eye on each patient. He delegates to other staff members and he is very experienced. He is honest and offers answers to most questions. I would have preferred to be more included in my care rather than having a paternalistic approach. I found that some tests he required were not necessary. Compared to the other centers I have been to, it is an average approach to Ivf. I chose him because he is close to where I live and the reviews sounded good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
You need a lot of time as you will be asked to go almost every day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
There are too many patients and the waiting time is long.
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I don’t remember everything. Down regulating then used menipur. Then antibiotics with steroids the day before.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They had (not so nice) nurses that you communicate with and the pacts were super nice and organized.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strength: they are well located in a hospital with a good reputation. They are clean and have ok staff. Weaknesses: they are very slow with the morning visits and we have to come in many times a week, making treatment a real hassle.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
We had to wait long hours. At times we had to wait 2hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
$20,000
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They opted for 2 but being older I would have preferred 1.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
6
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Lower Manhattan
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10
8
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
8
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.... Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF... He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
Transportation and parking is tough at this facility [Kofinas Fertility Group]. It is located in a hospital so tends to be a busier area. Also the office does not seem to be too modern and seems slightly dated. However the staff and personnel at the clinic seemed knowledgeable and supportive of the patients. They also had plenty of material on hand for reading and research on fertility procedures....IUI was 3,900$ and the explained the IVF assurance fund but did not get into the finances of it
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
8
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas was kind and soft spoken. He routinely expressed confidence in his ability to assist my wife in getting pregnant. He expressed his understanding of the emotional aspect of the process and would personally call myself or my wife if we had any questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He tends to be more general then specific in his explanations
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Dr. Kofinas kept a consistent level of confidence and seemed to understand the emotional aspect of the process. He took great care in comforting my wife routinely stating that he was almost sure it would be when and not if we get pregnant
Describe the protocols George Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. Kofinas wanted us to try IUI procedures first before going into IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had very limited exposure but they where kind and informative in the limited capacity that we dealt with them.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Transportation and parking is tough at this facility. It is located in a hospital so tends to be a busier area. Also the office does not seem to be too modern and seems slightly dated. However the staff and personnel at the clinic seemed knowledgeable and supportive of the patients. They also had plenty of material on hand for reading and research on fertility procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
IUI was 3,900$ and the explained the IVF assurance fund but did not get into the finances of it
Describe George Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
We did not get that far.
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
26 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
My experience with Dr Narine is overall good. She always answers my questions, the only thing that I advise please ask questions to make sure you get your answer kind of be your own doctor as well and let her know your concerns...She has always ask how I am doing after every failed cycle...I’ve had 5 medicated cycles, 4 were timed intercourse and one IUI with clomid, trigger shot HCG and progesterone suppositories.
Doctors and front desk staff [at Kofinas Fertility] are great. The nurse station is good too, but when there in the rush hours which is usually monitoring from 6-9 they are very busy and forget to call in prescriptions. The MA are great...they [nurses] make you feel welcomed, the only think I dislike about them is that they have never called in medications in on time for me such as the clomid , and hcg which is a vital part of the treatment
Age
26 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
My experience with Dr Narine is overall good. She always answers my questions, the only thing that I advise please ask questions to make sure you get your answer kind of be your own doctor as well and let her know your concerns
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask question be your on advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She has always ask how I am doing after every failed cycle.
Describe the protocols Levica Narine used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
I’ve had 5 medicated cycles, 4 were timed intercourse and one IUI with clomid, trigger shot HCG and progesterone suppositories.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There nice, they make you feel welcomed, the only think I dislike about them is that they have never called in medications in on time for me such as the clomid , and hcg which is a vital part of the treatment
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Doctors and front desk staff are great. The nurse station is good too, but when there in the rush hours which is usually monitoring from 6-9 they are very busy and forget to call in prescriptions. The MA are great 👍🏽
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Insurance covers everything IUI related . Being monitored with blood work, ultrasounds, trigger shot, clomid with just copays coinsurance and deductibles.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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9
8
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
8
[Dr. Brzechffa] never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner...He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it...He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with...He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
They [Kofinas Fertility Group] are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin...Their administration handles too many cases with too few employees. This is probably how they are able to keep costs low, but the organization suffers as a result...They [monitoring appointments] are usually relatively quick and painless...Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 8 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
8
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He always took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and with compassion. He never left us with any doubts. He was very kind but didn't sugarcoat, so we still trusted his opinion. An excellent and straightforward doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
What you see is what you get.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He is thorough, kind, and patient. One of the best bedside manners of any doctor we've ever dealt with.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Dr. B never came up with our treatment strategies himself. He was a facilitator but not a planner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are overworked and unorganized. A lot of the time, they are trying hard but the staff seems stretched thin.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Excellent doctors, overworked staff, and very unorganized administration. They do excellent work, but be prepared for long waits on return emails with their financial dept and be on top of your bills, because they are known to accidentally double bill.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
They are usually relatively quick and painless
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. Prices are on the low end, but they increase often.
Describe Peter Brzechffa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
He is not a proponent of multiple embryo transfer. Anytime we brought it up, he always expressed a negative opinion about it.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
9
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
Nursing
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10
10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
I felt like human more so because my case was complicated and landed me in the hospital for extended stays. Dr. Narine was only a text or phone call away at all times. Always offering comfort in whatever way possible...Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Always took the time to listen and is patient. She at time resorted to the lead doctor to make the final decision.
The doctors [at Kofinas Fertility Group] are great, facility is clean, the doctors and nursing staff are compassionate. Even the admin staff is polite and tactful...She [nurse] was great in ensuring that I was stocked up on my medications, assisted in administering medications and was prompt in calling to give updates on my blood levels and inform me of any changes that I need to make...Dr. Narine was only a text or phone call away at all times.
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Always took the time to listen and is patient. She at time resorted to the lead doctor to make the final decision...................................................................
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
You should follow her instructions religiously
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I felt like human more so because my case was complicated and landed me in the hospital for extended stays. Dr. Narine was only a text or phone call away at all times. Always offering comfort in whatever way possible.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kofinas Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
She was great in ensuring that I was stocked up on my medications, assisted in administering medications and was prompt in calling to give updates on my blood levels and inform me of any changes that I need to make
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The doctors are great, facility is clean, the doctors and nursing staff are compassionate. Even the admin staff is polite and tactful.........................................................................................
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Appx 20K
Describe Levica Narine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
My doctor was very concerned about me and tried at all cost to avoid complications. She was adamant about transferring one at a time
10
Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
39
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
He [Dr. Brzechffa] was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway)... They [the staff at Kofinas Fertility Group] were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant.
They [the staff at Kofinas Fertility Group] were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant. He [the doctor] was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
Age
39
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
He was amenable to trying IUI when I wanted to do that, and was happy to switch to IVF when we were ready (which really made more sense to begin with anyway).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
the doctor was very personable. during embryo implantation (retreival and implantation always done by kofinas, i believe) we discussed the pelopenisan wars. i always felt treated like a person there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were lovely. I only ever had one negative interaction with someone at the front desk, otherwise, everyone I dealt with was very very pleasant.
10
Doctor
Peter Brzechffa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
10
Fertility can be a very long and lonely road, but Dr. Narine eases this pain. She is calm, empathetic and patient. She makes herself avaible at all times and thoroughly cares about all of her patients, giving each personalized treatment based on their needs. You never just feel like another fertility case.... Little did I know when meeting her back in 2016 that she would be my Godsend. Thanks to her I now have a 2 year old son and a sibling for him on the way! It is because of her knowledge, persistence, guidance and compassion that I have my very own family
I cannot give enough praise to the all the doctors , nurses and staff at the Kofinas Fertility Group, especially Dr. Narine, my primary fertility doctor.... Strengths: compassionate - knowledgaebale - striaghtforward - emphatic - persistent - hopeful - positive - strong - individualized treatment - Weakness: none - amazing experience all doctors nurses and staff... Little did I know when meeting her back in 2016 that she would be my Godsend. Thanks to her I now have a 2 year old son and a sibling for him on the way!
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
10
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I cannot give enough praise to the all the doctors , nurses and staff at the Kofinas Fertility Group, especially Dr. Narine, my primary fertility doctor. Little did I know when meeting her back in 2016 that she would be my Godsend. Thanks to her I now have a 2 year old son and a sibling for him on the way! It is because of her knowledge, persistence, guidance and compassion that I have my very own family (something that I never thought was possible for me). Fertility can be a very long and lonely road, but Dr. Narine eases this pain. She is calm, empathetic and patient. She makes herself avaible at all times and thoroughly cares about all of her patients, giving each personalized treatment based on their needs. You never just feel like another fertility case. Please, please, please go see Dr. Narine if you are struggling to conceive. Your future family is only an appointment away.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She is the best!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I cannot give enough praise to the all the doctors , nurses and staff at the Kofinas Fertility Group, especially Dr. Narine, my primary fertility doctor. Little did I know when meeting her back in 2016 that she would be my Godsend. Thanks to her I now have a 2 year old son and a sibling for him on the way! It is because of her knowledge, persistence, guidance and compassion that I have my very own family (something that I never thought was possible for me). Fertility can be a very long and lonely road, but Dr. Narine eases this pain. She is calm, empathetic and patient. She makes herself avaible at all times and thoroughly cares about all of her patients, giving each personalized treatment based on their needs. You never just feel like another fertility case. Please, please, please go see Dr. Narine if you are struggling to conceive. Your future family is only an appointment away.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strengths: compassionate - knowledgaebale - striaghtforward - emphatic - persistent - hopeful - positive - strong - individualized treatment - Weakness: none - amazing experience all doctors nurses and staff
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Don’t remember
10
Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
Dr. Jason Kofinas stood out for me in a large way. A wonderful, warm, knowledgeable physician- a human (!)- who always made me feel that I could ask questions and inquire as much about my treatment as I needed to. He was responsive, understanding, pragmatic, realistic...with excellent bedside manner. A talented physician...a true doc. I was very happy with my treatment. ... I have immense respect for this physician... I find him a true talent in what he does- and, am immensely grateful to him. He is kind, compassionate, understanding, reasonable, and soft in his approach while covering all of the necessary information. ...
Kind staff, organized; they know what they are doing. The clinic is clean, well-kept. I was seen in an overall timely manner (keeping in mind that I had to rush to work each time). I felt well-directed and taken care of. ... [nursing staff] Warm, kind, understanding, able to explain the protocol thoroughly. ... Egg Freezing, total with anesthesia- 5,800.00. Medications roughly 3,000 (if not covered by insurance).
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
As I wrote in the previous section- please refer to that. I have immense respect for this physician... I find him a true talent in what he does- and, am immensely grateful to him. He is kind, compassionate, understanding, reasonable, and soft in his approach while covering all of the necessary information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask for him...
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
I am a physician- with my background, Dr. Jason Kofinas stood out for me in a large way. A wonderful, warm, knowledgeable physician- a human (!)- who always made me feel that I could ask questions and inquire as much about my treatment as I needed to. He was responsive, understanding, pragmatic, realistic...with excellent bedside manner. A talented physician...a true doc. I was very happy with my treatment.
Describe the protocols Jason Kofinas used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Balancing out rigor of treatment (and how injections would affect my body) vs trying to obtain as many mature eggs as possible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Warm, kind, understanding, able to explain the protocol thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Kind staff, organized; they know what they are doing. The clinic is clean, well-kept. I was seen in an overall timely manner (keeping in mind that I had to rush to work each time). I felt well-directed and taken care of.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Overall very well run.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Egg Freezing, total with anesthesia- 5,800.00. Medications roughly 3,000 (if not covered by insurance).
Describe Jason Kofinas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
N/A
10
Doctor
Jason Kofinas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
[Dr. George Kofinas was] friendly, responsive, and encouraging and ready to answer all questions and concerns...With a low AMH, it matters to have every single egg retrieved and frozen. Not only were they able to retrieve what was a high number for my case, but they were also able to correct the course of my treatment during a cycle where most follicles weren't growing half-way through...I had gone to multiple other clinics for consultations prior to choosing Kofinas and they had the most competent staff from what I've seen.
I am beyond happy with the clinic [Kofinas Fertility Group] and the quality of treatment. I've referred all my girlfriends to them...The nursing staff is lovely, personable and friendly. Their aim is to have you in and out in a timely manner and they are competent in explaining eg. medication and care instructions... Their new surgery center in Lower Manhattan is brand new and the overall experience there was nothing short of professional. Their services are priced very competently and reasonably for the quality they provide.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
With a low AMH, it matters to have every single egg retrieved and frozen. Not only were they able to retrieve what was a high number for my case, but they were also able to correct the course of my treatment during a cycle where most follicles weren't growing half-way through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Meet them! I am beyond happy with the clinic and the quality of treatment. I've referred all my girlfriends to them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Kofinas at Kofinas Fertility Group?
At Kofinas, all of the doctors and nurses are friendly, responsive, and encouraging and ready to answer all questions and concerns. I had gone to multiple other clinics for consultations prior to choosing Kofinas and they had the most competent staff from what I've seen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is lovely, personable and friendly. Their aim is to have you in and out in a timely manner and they are competent in explaining eg. medication and care instructions.
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
Strengths: top of the line lab and high success rate. Their new surgery center in Lower Manhattan is brand new and the overall experience there was nothing short of professional. Their services are priced very competently and reasonably for the quality they provide.
10
Doctor
George Kofinas
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Upper West Side
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7
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
8
7
DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners....She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.... They have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive
They [Kofinas Fertility] have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive and when it comes to my medication it took a while for me to get them cause they didnt put it into the right pharmacy so I had to come out of pocket and purchase their meds til I get my own to reimburse them after... DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners....She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
8
7
How was your experience with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
She is a very patient doctor with great bedside manner and make sure you understand what the procedure is gonna be and how to take all medications that's assigned to you. I love that she is straight forward with you and dont tell you what she wants you to hear or what sounds good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
Ask lots of questions and call her if she is good with returning call.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group?
DR. Narine was very kind and explained everything to you with great bedside manners.
Describe the protocols Levica Narine used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Clomid menopur gonal f and cetrotide
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Patients and kind
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
They have a good friendly staff but they are too expensive and when it comes to my medication it took a while for me to get them cause they didnt put it into the right pharmacy so I had to come out of pocket and purchase their meds til I get my own to reimburse them after
Describe the costs associated with your care under Levica Narine at Kofinas Fertility Group.
21000
Describe Levica Narine's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kofinas Fertility Group.
No comments didnt make it that far
8
Doctor
Levica Narine
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kofinas Fertility Group
Brooklyn Center
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