Edmond Confino

Northwestern Medicine

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolTel Aviv U.
ResidencyTel Aviv U.
FellowshipRush U. Med Ctr
Chicago
259 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-695-7269
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Edmond Confino to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 5Neutral: 19.5
6 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Northwestern Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 25Neutral: 2Don't recommend: 127.5
39 assessments
  • 64% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 5% Neutral (7-8)
  • 31% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
Age
35 - 42
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
He [Dr Edmond Confino] took the time at the begin to explain the journey and was willing to move quickly to assisted process given our time trying and age. I adore his candor which included spending time to explain the steps and the odds of success. He was realistic while being optimistic too.
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Age
35 - 42
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
As a strength for me was his complete candor. I can see how if you wanted more care that his style may not blend. It was ideal for us. There were times that another doctor did a transfer but at that point I was confident in the full team and saw no issue with using another team member.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
Ask how many Confino babies there are - so many.... If you don't like direct, use another doctor. If you are mater a fact he's a super fit.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took the time at the begin to explain the journey and was willing to move quickly to assisted process given our time trying and age. I adore his candor which included spending time to explain the steps and the odds of success. He was realistic while being optimistic too.
Describe the protocols Edmond Confino used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with oral meds to stimulate ovulation results. We quickly detected a cyst on an ovary that was going to be drained. Upon consult with another doctor there was concern of cancer. It was removed via laperscopic surgery when Stage 4 endometrious was discovered. That accelerated treatment after healing into IVF. One IVF process was successful for a couple weeks before miscarriage. We then took time under medical process to suppress my system (mini-menopause) so we might have a better shot at the next round of IVF. That healing and suppressing journey added time. From there we tried one more time on IVF and just could not produce viable eggs that could sustain. This far into the journey we were open to the idea of egg donation. We interviewed two companies and begin that new journey. Our first donor was rejected by the clinic on the day of extraction because she admitted to smoking. We were heart broken and had to start over. We would have used her eggs but the clinic has strict expectations. Our next donor and implantation was success - 2 in and 2 out.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I became very familiar with my care coordinator/nurse. She had to deliver bad news to me on several occasions. She was available, called when she said and was compassionate when the news was bad and excited for me when it was moving in the right direction.
Describe your experience with Northwestern Medicine.
Loved that is was a larger group with many care members. It was also close to my work so I could go for check ins during lunch or before work. Additionally the weekend hours were great for ultrasound check ins.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
It was handled very efficiently in my opinion
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edmond Confino.
Don't really recall. It was very expensive and by the time we hit the 3rd round we were at the ceiling of our coverage. They enabled me to turn in my unused meds as a credit towards the donor process.
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
He [Dr Edmond Confino] was really personal, he tried to make jokes and make me feel good/comfortable. He would call personally with some test results. He listened to what I wanted (I wanted to try to do uiu without any drugs at least for the first time.) He was positive/optimistic but at the same time tried to be realistic.
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Age
34
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
He was really personal, he tried to make jokes and make me feel good/comfortable. He would call personally with some test results. He listened to what I wanted (I wanted to try to do uiu without any drugs at least for the first time.) He was positive/optimistic but at the same time tried to be realistic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
Talk to your doctor; tell him your preference; work together as a team...
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was really personal, he tried to make jokes and make me feel good. He called personally with some test results. He listened to what I wanted (I wanted to try to do uiu without any drugs at least for the first time.)
Describe the protocols Edmond Confino used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had some blood work done first; then they checked my tubes and uterus to make sure I didn't have any issues there. I wanted to try first anything possible without hormones/drugs. So Doctor understood and worked with me. We did our first IUI without any hormones and it worked from the first time.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All staff at NM were great, they were compassion and very helpful with giving all information and test descriptions. They made me feel really comfortable. We also had Dr Molly Moverick on our team (she was working together with Dr Confino). She was great!!!
Describe your experience with Northwestern Medicine.
I think the clinic is great! It was easy to schedule all tests and procedures. They were really flexible with timing. I could see results pretty fast on my online account (which was great as well.)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edmond Confino.
I don't remember plus my health insurance covers most of it
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Ask questions and be prepared to hear the truth. He [Dr. Edmond Confino] told me that if I was unable to become pregnant in three months that there was a problem. I listened to everything he told me to do and felt comfortable with out three month plan of IUI with and without drugs. I got pregnant at 39 after the first IUI...As a single woman wanting to have a child, he was supportive and nonjudgmental. He explained his plan for my age of 39 and we agreed on a time schedule. I felt he was honest with me and that I was in great hands.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
Dr. Confino has been doing this a long time and is very well respected in his field. As a single woman wanting to have a child, he was supportive and nonjudgmental. He explained his plan for my age of 39 and we agreed on a time schedule. I felt he was honest with me and that I was in great hands.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
Ask questions and be prepared to hear the truth. He told me that if I was unable to become pregnant in three months that there was a problem. I listened to everything he told me to do and felt comfortable with out three month plan of IUI with and without drugs. I got pregnant at 39 after the first IUI
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very caring and really wonderful. He was very blunt about my age and the likelihood of a pregnancy. I felt like I was in great hands from the start.
Describe the protocols Edmond Confino used in your cycles and their degree of success.
It was 16 years ago but I do remember a little bit. As I was only allowed to purchase four vials of donor sperm from the donor I selected, I wanted to follow all the rules. The plan was to do one insemination with without drugs, one month with clomid and then two the last month with clomid or another drug. I went in for an ultrasound on day ?, had an injection of profasi and came back a day or two later for the IUI. I went on to have a perfect pregnancy and healthy baby
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I just remember all the nurses being very nice.
Describe your experience with Northwestern Medicine.
I am a big fan of Northwestern and think the clinic was well run and would recommend them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edmond Confino.
It was in 2000 but my GUESS is that the consults, ultrasound and IUI were around $4500
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
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7
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
...he [Dr. Confino] diagnosed me with PCOS, which I thought I had for about a year, and then when I saw another doctor at Northwestern I found I never actually had it...He has a wonderful reputation but due to his accent I couldn't understand a lot of what he was saying, especially on the telephone...Make sure his nurse is there so she can repeat anything that you didn't understand...
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
He has a wonderful reputation but due to his accent I couldn't understand a lot of what he was saying, especially on the telephone.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
Make sure his nurse is there so she can repeat anything that you didn't understand.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
he diagnosed me with PCOS, which I thought I had for about a year, and then when I saw another doctor at Northwestern I found I never actually had it.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Joyce was always compassionate when we received negative results, and remembered my husband and I specifically when a year later we achieved positive results.
Describe your experience with Northwestern Medicine.
Northwestern didn't have the long lines in the morning that FCI had, which I know friends described as more of a cattle call. Since they moved to a new office everything had been great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Edmond Confino.
My insurance was very good and covered a good portion of expenses related to IVF.
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
[Dr. Confino is...] Extremely warm and kind. when things were not clear he made sure to call me himself and spent 45 minutes on the phone with me...Dr Confino is one of the warmest and kindest doctors. He is very personable and has a hilarious sense of humor. During difficult times it was such an asset to have a doctor like him...
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
Dr Confino is one of the warmest and kindest doctors. He is very personable and has a hilarious sense of humor. During difficult times it was such an asset to have a doctor like him
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
Be assertive and ask questions as you are seen by the nurses routinely and they don't always explain the whole picture
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Extremely warm and kind. when things were not clear he made sure to call me himself and spent 45 minutes on the phone with me
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
My only criticism of the clinic which I told them as well was that I felt like I felll through the cracks one weekend. You don't have a nurse who is reviewing your file and is in charge of you. . They said they were working towards a system like that
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
My friend recommend Dr. Confino after she had been through many fertility treatments. Dr. Confino and staff were wonderful. I could not be happy with my care....Dr. Confino was kind and caring. He is extremely knowledgeable.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2010 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Edmond Confino?
Dr. Confino was kind and caring. He is extremely knowleable.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Edmond Confino?
He is very funny. During my egg transfer(I was a little stress out) he made everyone in the room laugh.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My friend recommend Dr. Confino after she had been through many fertility treatments. Dr. Confino and staff were wonderful. I could not be happy with my care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They explained everything very well and answered all my questions
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Doctor
Edmond Confino
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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