Micheline Chu

Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish)

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Medical SchoolHarvard
ResidencyYale
FellowshipColumbia
Flushing
136-17 39th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
(516) 562-2229
Manhasset
300 Community Dr.
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-2229
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Micheline Chu to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 20%8.2
5 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.4
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
8.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.2
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 Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 32%7.3
48 assessments
  • 43% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 32% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Even though RMA is huge, Dr. Chu was always genuinely happy to see me or talk to me and never rushed me out of the room. She always remembered me and the things we talked about.... Initially, I wanted to transfer 2 embryos at a time. Dr. Chu talked us out of this because of all the potential complications. I’m very young and healthy so it’s not worth the risk.... I did an antagonist protocol with max doses of each medication.
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Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
She’s super nice and funny. She’s very thorough and happy to answer all questions. I didn’t get that experience from another doctor I consulted with at another clinic at all. I’ve always had full trust in Dr. Chu and her decisions during the IVF process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Just trust her. She knows what she’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Even though RMA is huge, Dr. Chu was always genuinely happy to see me or talk to me and never rushed me out of the room. She always remembered me and the things we talked about.
Describe the protocols Micheline Chu used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I did an antagonist protocol with max doses of each medication. We did this because my ovarian reserve is diminishing rapidly. We also did ICSI because my husband has a very low sperm count.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Merry)
Merry is always super sweet and willing to answer any questions I have. She’s been with the practice since the start and is so well versed with everything. She’s been a wonderful help through this process.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMANJ is the best of the best. Their labs and techniques are the top in the world. I trust everyone on the team thoroughly. The biggest shock was how many people are at morning monitoring. At first, I felt like a number but once I kept going back, I got really comfortable and got to know the staff well.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
They were quick and efficient overall. There’s a lot of people there, but it’s not that bad. I was always out in less than 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey.
First cycle was covered by insurance aside from deductible. Our insurance changed and they did not cover our second egg retrieval cycle. It was around $20,000 out of pocket for everything. Transfer will be around $5,000.
Describe Micheline Chu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Initially, I wanted to transfer 2 embryos at a time. Dr. Chu talked us out of this because of all the potential complications. I’m very young and healthy so it’s not worth the risk.
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Doctor
Micheline Chu
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
West Orange
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6
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
Dr Chu was very informative but not always the most compassionate. After my 1st failed IUI with her (3rd failed overall at that point) I asked about changing medications or protocols and she did not find it necessary. After my next IUI with her failed, I again asked from a change or if we could do some more diagnostics and was finally heard and repeat labs were drawn.... I was not offered any other diagnostics or protocols other than just moving on to IVF.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Chu was very informative but not always the most compassionate. After my 1st failed IUI with her (3rd failed overall at that point) I asked about changing medications or protocols and she did not find it necessary. After my next IUI with her failed, I again asked from a change or if we could do some more diagnostics and was finally heard and repeat labs were drawn. We increased my dose of gonal-f the next round but still were not successful. I do not have IVF coverage but still after each failed IUI, I was asked if I wanted to move forward with IVF. I felt this was a little insensitive. I was not offered any other diagnostics or protocols other than just moving on to IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
She is very educated and informative but doesn't always have a lot of compassion so do not take it personally. Also, dont be afraid to advocate for yourself and things you may want explored further.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
RMA is a large clinic so it was pretty easy to get lost in the shuffle. I did have good communication with my nurse and was able to speak with Dr Chu when I wanted to.
Describe the protocols Micheline Chu used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
When seeing Dr Chu I was still considered "unexplained infertility". I did 3 rounds of IUI with gonal-f. First round, I did gonal-f 50mg with blood work and ultrasound monitoring every few days, followed by 2 days of IUI once follicles were deemed "mature." Second round, we followed the same protocol and dose of gonal-f. After our second round failed, I was begging for more diagnostics to try and see why it hasnt worked. They redrew the same day 3 labs as when we first started and we moved forward with another IUI. This round we did increase the gonal-f to 75mg followed by 2 back to back IUIs but again it failed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Julie Cochrane)
Julie was my primary nurse and was very good at getting in contact with me via phone calls or email. She did show compassion and was very helpful throughout the process.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
It is a very large clinic so morning monitoring is very crowded. However, the doctors and staff are professional and know what they are doing. Getting to morning monitoring very early is crucial if you want to get in and out in a timely fashion. I showed up 25 min before the office opened and still would be waiting in a line for the doors to open.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey.
I have insurance coverage for unlimited IUIs and diagnostics and just had to pay co-pays for my visits.
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Doctor
Micheline Chu
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
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9
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
9
If you don’t mind straight forward advice and no fluff - yes. [Dr. Micheline Chu] smart and to the point...so far, has been great. I appreciate her candor. Although, I wish I could get ahold of her directly verses having to call my nurse, wait for a response then speak through the nurse. But, that’s RMA’s policy not the doctor’s...Dr. Chu and the rest of the team at Englewood do their best to treat you like a “human”.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr Chu, so far, has been great. I appreciate her candor. Although, I wish I could get ahold of her directly verses having to call my nurse, wait for a response then speak through the nurse. But, that’s RMA’s policy not the doctor’s.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
If you don’t mind straight forward advice and no fluff - yes. She’s smart and to the point. You need to understand what type of doctor you need prior to joining RMA. If you need more emotional support Dr. Cosantini may be a better fit, and she’s in the same location.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
RMA can be very clinical - you do feel like a number there. Dr. Chu and the rest of the team at Englewood do their best to treat you like a “human”. Honestly, it depends on my mood. Many times I’m frustrated that I am there, dealing with this situation and there really is no amount of personable care that would make it feel less sterile. It’s the situation in itself that makes the process feel like this. I don’t believe Dr. Chu is responsible for my feelings though.
Describe the protocols Micheline Chu used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I’ve done only medicated IUIs all according to our plan - but extended quantity wise due to Insurance requiring a “lesser vs. more” clause.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
There were times I was frustrated by the nursing situation. Many times RMA runs like a well oiled Machine And you are expected to just trust your team. That is not my personality, and I like knowing the details and reasoning for each procedure/medicine adjustment. After explaining this and requesting my documented paperwork - I received more explicit detailed messages and feel happier about the situation. I also recently received a new nurse assignment and appreciate her style much more than my original assigned nurse.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMA is the best in NJ. They have the best birth rates and I know three people who have beautiful babies because of their care. RMA can feel like a cattle call. I do not find monitoring hours to be convenient since I still must travel a ways regardless of location. The AM time frames are exhaustingly early and strict. There is no wiggle room in their schedule because they see so many patients in a day. Just know you’ll be there 3+ times a week before dawn, and there will still be a line. I’m getting used to it though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey.
Insurance covered some, but I did hit my deductibles. I also suspect I will hit my next year deductible as well.
Describe Micheline Chu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
No experience here
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Micheline Chu
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
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9
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
She has been very informative and helped me to know what would go on. I wanted to Move quick to get started and she was totally on board to work with what I wanted. She was eager to help. I appreciated her bedside manner. Always positive and comforting through everything I’ve done thus far.... We used an antagonist protocol. I was on 450 follistim with 20 hcg. Adding ganirelix. My trigger was .5 pregnyl and 40 lupron 12 hours apart
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
How was your experience with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
She has been very informative and helped me to know what would go on. I wanted to Move quick to get started and she was totally on board to work with what I wanted. She was eager to help. I appreciated her bedside manner. Always positive and comforting through everything I’ve done thus far.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Ask questions if you have hem. She will answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
She always made me feel comfortable. Gave me all information and was positive along the way.
Describe the protocols Micheline Chu used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We used an antagonist protocol. I was on 450 follistim with 20 hcg. Adding ganirelix. My trigger was .5 pregnyl and 40 lupron 12 hours apart
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Rhonda Minot)
She was always great at getting back to me. Sometimes failed to provide me with results of bloodwork, husbands seaman analysis, but I never felt like it was detrimental to relationship with her.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Efficient! I was always treated well and never wasted anytime within the facility. Everything ran very smoothly. all Of the Drs I saw were informative kind. All of the office staff were also great and helpful anytime I had a question when I called or while I’m clinic. They never wasted my time. Which I really appreciated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey.
Expensive because our insurance had a lifetime max of 5k. The retrieval our of pocket was 16k and meds for retrieval 4.5k
Describe Micheline Chu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Doing eSET.
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Doctor
Micheline Chu
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Englewood
Nursing
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7
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Dr. Chu is very nice. She explained the risk and all with iuis. I talked more with Lisa, her nurse about procedures and answers all my questions and my concerns. I feel that dr. Chu is very brief unless I asked for explanations. She is very thorough with what I’ll expect and what’s the next step...1st iui - used only ovidrel 2nd and 3rd - folistim and ovidrel... just ask a lot of questions and don’t hesitate to ask everything you want to know.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Chu is very nice. She explained the risk and all with iuis. I talked more with Lisa, her nurse about procedures and answers all my questions and my concerns. I feel that dr. Chu is very brief unless I asked for explanations. She is very thorough with what I’ll expect and what’s the next step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Micheline Chu at RMA of New Jersey?
Ask a lot of questions and explanations. Not sure about other fertility doctors, but I’m use to doctors explaining everything to me and have a plan. They’re really just there to get you pregnant and figure out what is going on and what they can do to get you to point. But just ask a lot of questions and don’t hesitate to ask everything you want to know.
Describe the protocols Micheline Chu used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
1st iui - used only ovidrel 2nd and 3rd - folistim and ovidrel
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
Lisa was very nice. She communicated with me and emailed me to answer my concerns and questions. She was very detailed especially with my blood work because I asked for it. She understands my feelings and concerns and communicated with sr. Chu as well.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They are very organize which I loved. Monitory days are fast and orders are ready and you’re out of there quick- especially if you work. Staff were very nice and greets you in the early mornings. Lab staff were on time and docs were on time as well.
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Doctor
Micheline Chu
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Marlton
Nursing
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