Catha Fischer

RMA of New Jersey

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Medical SchoolIcahn School of Med
ResidencyYale New Haven
FellowshipNew York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia
Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-604-7800
Springfield
955 S. Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-258-4081
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Catha Fischer to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 80%Don't recommend: 20%8.8
6 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.6
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.4
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend RMA of New Jersey to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 5%9.3
305 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 5% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Fischer's standard is single embryo transfer unless certain circumstances are better suited to multiple...never pushed us towards a treatment and constantly reminded us that it was our decision to make. She provided all possible scenarios, treatment options, and gave her best advice and medical opinion each step of the way...If there were hesitations to make a decision, Dr. Fischer called us to talk everything through until we felt confident in the next steps. I liked that she didn't put my body through more than necessary with her medication plan and transfer.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor for this journey! We always felt fully informed and that she had our best interests in mind. If there were hesitations to make a decision, Dr. Fischer called us to talk everything through until we felt confident in the next steps. I liked that she didn't put my body through more than necessary with her medication plan and transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Definitely book an appointment with her! She may be a newer doctor but she's extremely knowledgeable with an array of fertility options and has great communication skills to make all parties feel comfortable and informed but any treatments performed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer never pushed us towards a treatment and constantly reminded us that it was our decision to make. She provided all possible scenarios, treatment options, and gave her best advice and medical opinion each step of the way.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Since I didn't have any hormone issues, Dr. Fischer did a moderate medicine protocol for the egg retrieval and found the perfect balance of quality and quantity. We had 13 eggs and were left with 5 embryos frozen. For the transfer, she decided not to put my body through more than necessary and went with a natural transfer. This followed my body's natural cycle. It can be frustrating when your body takes longer than expected to ovulate following a retrieval but I'm glad we did that because all I took was a trigger shot followed by progesterone suppositories. That transfer took and currently 14 weeks pregnant!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
We loved our experience at RMA in Basking Ridge! the whole staff was knowledgeable, organized, and runs like a well oiled machine. I never waited more than 30 minutes during morning monitoring. Finance was great with handling all claims and having us understand our benefits prior to treatments.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Efficient, well-oiled machine. I didn't feel like it was a cattle call and I never waited more than 30 minutes. The earlier you got there the better and sometimes I was in and out in 20 minutes for BW & US.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
Our total IVF cycle cost was about $26K plus meds and luckily I had good insurance coverage and paid $300 for meds and $3200 for the entire cycle.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Dr. Fischer's standard is single embryo transfer unless certain circumstances are better suited to multiple.
10
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Catha Fischer
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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9
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
Dr. Fischer was extremely kind, answered all my questions, scheduled extra phone calls when I wanted to, and was also extremely positive even when we received what I thought was discouraging news. She pointed out reasons for hope and optimism and was encouraging the whole way.... We did the strongest protocol ("maxed out") due to my low AFC and AMH, which meant that I took hcg with Follistim 450. Then I took cetrotide for the trigger shot.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
I really liked Dr. Fischer as my doctor. She was warm, patient, reassuring, and supportive. The only question I had was whether her lack of experience was going to impact anything (she only recently started practicing). But in terms of bedside manner, she was wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure you understand the process and what to expect. Dr. Fischer is more than happy to answer all of your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer was extremely kind, answered all my questions, scheduled extra phone calls when I wanted to, and was also extremely positive even when we received what I thought was discouraging news. She pointed out reasons for hope and optimism and was encouraging the whole way.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We did the strongest protocol ("maxed out") due to my low AFC and AMH, which meant that I took hcg with Follistim 450. Then I took cetrotide for the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jandee)
My nurse was nice. The only problem was, she had a variable schedule and I was often having to be in contact with other nurses in order to figure things out. So there was a little confusion on who to contact when, but overall it was fine.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
The clinic was well organized and clearly thought of the patient when designing the space. The wait room was huge, so even though there was always a lot of people there, you really didn't feel like cattle (as I've heard other clinics feel like) and it's comfortable with reasonable wait times. Everyone was really nice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
The monitoring visits were quick and easy. For the most part, it did not feel like a "cattle call." The wait room is big, so it doesn't feel crowded, and they kept it moving.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
For embryo freezing, it was about $18,000 including ICSI and CCS. Then I paid another $4,000 for meds, but that turned out to be covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
9
Doctor
Catha Fischer
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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10
Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Fischer put me on Gonal F and other injection medications for my egg retrieval...after my egg retrieval I did a genetic screen test on all my embryos, she then froze the rest of the good ones and during my transfer she transferred only one healthy embryo and I am now pregnant!...is a sweetheart, always so kind and positive. I never felt a negative vibe from her...was always speaking to me as if my IVF was going to work, she would always re-assure me that everything will be ok, she said in the end, I will have a beautiful family and she was right!
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Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Catha Fischer was always speaking to me as if my IVF was going to work, she would always re-assure me that everything will be ok, she said in the end, I will have a beautiful family and she was right!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Trust her. She is very smart and knows what she is doing. When she tells you "it'll be ok" believe me, it will.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Catha Fischer is a sweetheart, always so kind and positive. I never felt a negative vibe from her.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Dr. Fischer put me on Gonal F and other injection medications for my egg retrieval I cannot recall them all, after my egg retrieval I did a genetic screen test on all my embryos, she then froze the rest of the good ones and during my transfer she transferred only one healthy embryo and I am now pregnant!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Robinson)
Sarah is amazing. She always called me so fast with my results and never minded that I e-mailed her with a bunch of questions that I had. She always answered all my e-mails and questions. She is so GOOD!
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Everyone at the clinic is amazing. The receptionist girls are great, very friendly, always remember you by your first name. Early monitoring employees are also so nice. You begin to establish a friendly relationship with everyone which is nice. I can't comment on any weaknesses of the clinic. Sometimes the monitoring are quick sometimes it takes longer. The clinic gets very busy especially in the morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
I had very good health insurance and my entire IVF cycle was 100% covered, the only thing I paid for were my co-pays for medications which in total I paid approximately $200.00. I also chose to do genetic embryo testing which was not covered by insurance and I paid $5,000.00 out of pocket for that.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
If the doctor says single embryo transfer is what's best, I would follow her protocol.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
Nursing
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5
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
She [Dr. Catha Fischer] called me when things got rough but not before then... takes her time and is thorough. There were some times I did not feel we were talking about the same thing but that was fixed. Everything felt very methodical and I sometimes wished it was more personal along the way...There was no further testing of my husband's sperm or efforts to correct the morphology. We ended up with only one normal embryo to use. They did ICSI and PGS testing. Transferred one embryo during a medicated cycle my lining was over 16.
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Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Fischer takes her time and is thorough. There were some times I did not feel we were talking about the same thing but that was fixed. Everything felt very methodical and I sometimes wished it was more personal along the way
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
She called me when things got rough but not before then.
Describe the protocols Catha Fischer used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Gonal F with ganirelix for egg retrieval. There was no further testing of my husband's sperm or efforts to correct the morphology. We ended up with only one normal embryo to use. They did ICSI and PGS testing. Transferred one embryo during a medicated cycle my lining was over 16.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Emeley Racano)
The nursing staff does a good job of not instilling hope where there is none.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It is a machine. Everything is done the same for every person and it's not until something goes awry that a protocol is changed or re examined. Advocate for yourself and make sure all items are checked off the list before proceeding with expensive procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey.
We have a lifetime max on our insurance. After one cycle, it is exhausted.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Fischer is one of the most brilliant and compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. She has a completely intuitive understanding of reproductive hormones and is incredibly motivated to achieve good outcomes for her patients, in line with their goals. She always knew every detail of my past and present cycles and never failed to offer new ideas and approaches when we faced disappointing results. She has the perfect disposition of cautious optimism that is very well-suited to an REI specialist.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Fischer is one of the most brilliant and compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. She has a completely intuitive understanding of reproductive hormones and is incredibly motivated to achieve good outcomes for her patients, in line with their goals. She always knew every detail of my past and present cycles and never failed to offer new ideas and approaches when we faced disappointing results. She has the perfect disposition of cautious optimism that is very well-suited to an REI specialist.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Maryellen)
Maryellen was an incredible asset to our care at RMANJ. She is extremely knowledgable and compassionate and always did everything she could to help facilitate our care without delays, barriers, or inconveniences. She has been truly wonderful to work with.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I have found RMANJ to be extremely organized and efficient. Wait times for appointments are very reasonable and the care from all personnel has been outstanding. I would strongly recommend care here to anyone dealing with infertility.
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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10
Age
40
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
10
Dr.Fischer personally called me with results on numerous occasions. She was always available if I had any questions...will hold a special place in my heart. After two miscarriages before getting treatment I am pregnant thanks to Dr.Fischer. I had one retrieval with only one surviving PGS normal embryo that was transferred. I am very thankfully for Dr.Fischer...You do see other doctors for your morning monitoring. I had a great experience and met some great doctors.
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Age
40
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr.Fischer will hold a special place in my heart. After two miscarriages before getting treatment I am pregnant thanks to Dr.Fischer. I had one retrieval with only one surviving PGS normal embryo that was transferred. I am very thankfully for Dr.Fischer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catha Fischer at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr.Fischer personally called me with results on numerous occasions. She was always available if I had any questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Jandra)
Jandra answered all questions I had (I had a lot) immediately and always returned my calls or answered my emails even after hours and on weekends.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
You do see other doctors for your morning monitoring. I had a great experience and met some great doctors. I found everyone very helpful and followed up on any questions I may of had. Even the finance dept outlined everything out for me. I had a great experience at RMANJ. I would recommended them to anyone.
Describe Catha Fischer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
single embryo transfer
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Doctor
Catha Fischer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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