Julia Johnson

UMass Memorial

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Medical SchoolMed Coll of GA
ResidencyMed Coll of GA
FellowshipU Tex HSC
Belmont
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-334-1345
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Julia Johnson to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
9.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
7.1
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
Good
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 UMass Memorial to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 50%8.5
3 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 50% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
9
10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
9
10
She [Dr. Julia Johnson] knew us by name, knew our story and history and knew more about than just our struggle history... is knowledgeable and compassionate. She worked hard to put my partner at ease and she understood my need to know every single detail. She would check in and she made sure we left feeling prepared for what was next...has a comfortable attitude and she is confident in her ability to care for her patients.
Laura Jean [nurse at Boston IVF] will forever be our miracle worker! She got to know me, responded to me based on what she learned about me and was 100% compassionate...They were very clear about doing just one, especially given the quality of the embryos. They were more concerned with the outcome and the resulting pregnancy. They were not about putting in as many as possible just to reach a pregnancy.
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
9
10
How was your experience with Julia Johnson at Boston IVF?
Dr. Johnson is knowledgeable and compassionate. She worked hard to put my partner at ease and she understood my need to know every single detail. She would check in and she made sure we left feeling prepared for what was next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julia Johnson at Boston IVF?
Dr. Johnson has a comfortable attitude and she is confident in her ability to care for her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julia Johnson at Boston IVF?
She knew us by name, knew our story and history and knew more about than just our struggle history.
Describe the protocols Julia Johnson used in your cycles at Boston IVF and their degree of success.
We began with testing. We had reoccurring pregnancy loss and we discovered that we also had male factor issues due to low motility and count. We began with IUI because of insurance and we did 3 unsuccessful cycles. Dr. Johnson was honest with one cycle as we had very few quality sperm to use. She then researched our insurance and suggested that we move to the ICSI IVF cycle. The first cycle I began to show signs of OHSS and the meds prescribed to slow it down ended up killing the eggs. The next cycle my meds were adjusted and we went all the way. We had 3 embryos, did a 5 day transfer and froze 2. Two years later we did a frozen transfer with our second son. We are still paying for the one embryo we have frozen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Boston IVF. (Assigned nurse: Laura Jean )
Laura Jean will forever be our miracle worker! She got to know me, responded to me based on what she learned about me and was 100% compassionate.
Describe your experience with Boston IVF.
It’s clean, well run, organized and comfortable. The staff is caring and you know you can count on them. It’s a comfortable place. My partner said he felt happy about the way they ran it, especially with what was required of him while there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julia Johnson at Boston IVF.
Co payments for visits
Describe Julia Johnson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Boston IVF.
They were very clear about doing just one, especially given the quality of the embryos. They were more concerned with the outcome and the resulting pregnancy. They were not about putting in as many as possible just to reach a pregnancy. I felt this was the right approach because it showed they were confident in their care and knowing what a risk multiple pregnancies are.
9
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Julia Johnson
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Boston IVF
Worcester
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9
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
Dr Johnson and her nurse took the time the explain every detail, make sure I was put into the schedule even if that meant staying late/arriving early, and called to explain testing results- good or bad... She is very sweet and thorough with appointments. Makes sure you understand what is happening and listens to your concerns. She was willing to do additional testing for conditions that I felt I may have symptoms of, and didn’t make me feel bad for using google to help understand infertility.... If you want to fast track to IVF let that be known
The hours [UMass Memorial] were great, early mornings for ultrasound and blood work were important to me. They are currently looking to get an ivf clinic at this site which would be great. Otherwise you need to travel for ivf... Laura Jean was my go to lady. She understood that I worked during that day and would do her best to call during hours I was out of work to help eliminate playing phone tag. She was incredibly compassionate, and make the experience less stressful... Dr Johnson and her nurse took the time the explain every detail,
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial?
She is very sweet and thorough with appointments. Makes sure you understand what is happening and listens to your concerns. She was willing to do additional testing for conditions that I felt I may have symptoms of, and didn’t make me feel bad for using google to help understand infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial?
Be as honest as possible about your desired outcomes. If you want to fast track to IVF let that be known
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial?
Dr Johnson and her nurse took the time the explain every detail, make sure I was put into the schedule even if that meant staying late/arriving early, and called to explain testing results- good or bad
Describe the protocols Julia Johnson used in your cycles at UMass Memorial and their degree of success.
Clomid for 5 days followed by ovidrel 2 days later. Ultrasounds and blood work were regular during this time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UMass Memorial. (Assigned nurse: Laura Jean)
Laura Jean was my go to lady. She understood that I worked during that day and would do her best to call during hours I was out of work to help eliminate playing phone tag. She was incredibly compassionate, and make the experience less stressful
Describe your experience with UMass Memorial.
The hours were great, early mornings for ultrasound and blood work were important to me. They are currently looking to get an ivf clinic at this site which would be great. Otherwise you need to travel for ivf
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial.
500$
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Julia Johnson
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
UMass Memorial
Belmont
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9
7
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
9
7
She [Dr. Johnson] has a great bedside manner. She takes the time to talk with you and call you...She does all consults but IUI and ultrasound are performed by staff. She did the HSG though...
I have only spoken with them [UMass Memorial] on the phone. They once called and said I was good to go on an IUI only to call back and say there was a mistake bc they didn't see that the egg was on the side that was blocked. That was frustrating as I feel care should always be taken to read the chart first...Go for an early morning apt. The lab is kind of hit or miss...
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
9
7
How was your experience with Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial?
She does all consults but IUI and ultrasound are performed by staff. She did the HSG though.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial?
She has a great bedside manner. She takes the time to talk with you and call you.
Describe the protocols Julia Johnson used in your cycles at UMass Memorial and their degree of success.
I have a blocked tube. She did not think unblocking would necessarily solve the problem. Sometimes I wonder if I should have just done the procedure anyway because I felt I lost a few months trying while I waited for new insurance to kick in that would cover IUI. She said I only had a small chance the tube would stay open.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have only spoken with them on the phone. They once called and said I was good to go on an IUI only to call back and say there was a mistake bc they didn't see that the egg was on the side that was blocked. That was frustrating as I feel care should always be taken to read the chart first.
Describe your experience with UMass Memorial.
Go for an early morning apt. The lab is kind of hit or miss.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julia Johnson at UMass Memorial.
I live in mass and have insurance that covers my procedures. I pay for my insurance out of pocket. It is $440/mo.
What specific things went wrong at UMass Memorial?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Julia Johnson
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
UMass Memorial
Belmont
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