Miguel Damien

Damien Fertility Partners

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Medical SchoolDartmouth
ResidencyHarvard
FellowshipHarvard / U. of Conn
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303 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-303-0955
Newark
60 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
973-732-2909
Shrewsbury
655 Shrewsbury Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
732-758-6511
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Miguel Damien to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 23%9.4
12 assessments
  • 77% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.5
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
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9.5
Communication

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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8.8
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.

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Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Damien Fertility Partners to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 90%Neutral: 10%9.6
14 assessments
  • 90% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
12 assessments
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Dr. Damien is INCREDIBLY talented and an expert in his field. You may wait a while for an initial consult appointment but it is definitely worth it. His knowledge and confidence takes away some of the stress my husband and I felt in this whole process. I fully trust him to do what is best for me.... For my IUIs I was on injectable meds. I took 75IU of Gonal-F for about 12 days, with .25mg Cetrotide once my follicles were developing well.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien is INCREDIBLY talented and an expert in his field. You may wait a while for an initial consult appointment but it is definitely worth it. His knowledge and confidence takes away some of the stress my husband and I felt in this whole process. I fully trust him to do what is best for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Be prepared with your questions written down ahead of time. Dr. Damien is very busy - he will answer all your questions but I found it’s best to be fully prepared with what I what to know.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
The office staff is very pleasant. Dr. Damien, though very busy, takes the time to make sure we are comfortable with the next steps in our plan to get pregnant and makes sure to answer all our questions.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
For my IUIs I was on injectable meds. I took 75IU of Gonal-F for about 12 days, with .25mg Cetrotide once my follicles were developing well. To trigger, I was on between 5000-10,000 units of Novarel. During the two week wait, I was on Endometrin vaginal progesterone suppositories. I am in my first cycle of IVF: I started at 300IU of Gonal-F for the first three days, then moved up to 450IU Gonal-F for the remainder leading to my trigger. I’ve been on 150IU Menopur, with .25mg Cetrotide beginning on day 7 of the cycle. I anticipate starting Lupron and hCG trigger in the next few days.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Damien Fertility Partners. (Assigned nurse: Micaela)
The nursing staff is very very supportive and caring. There’s only one nurse who I ever felt like was not as warm as the others. They all greet my husband and I by my first name and have been very pleasant to work with during this whole process.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
This clinic is very clean, professional, inviting and state of the art. There is a strong staff working with Dr. Damien, including his partner doctors- Dr. Aimee and Dr. Holden. Dr. Holden performed one of my IUIs and did an excellent job comforting me during the procedure. I have only seen Dr. Damien for my IVF retrieval cycle which has been great so far. He makes me feel like he has everything under control, and he’s quickly able to recall details of my diagnosis and medical history, even with the hundreds of patients he sees regularly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
I have $25,000 lifetime infertility coverage at work, which I am now maxing out with the first round of IVF. I had to pay $4200 out of pocket this round for genetic screening and cryopreservation.
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
Dr. Damien did not suggest we transfer more than one embryo because of my age and our diagnosis. He said we are not at the point yet where we would need to consider a multiple embryo transfer.
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Miguel Damien
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
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9
Age
35 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
I love Dr. Damien. I think he’s the best fertility doctor but because of that he’s very busy so he can seem rushed sometimes. He has been a fertility doctor for decades and nothing can replace experience which is another reason why I believe he is so good. He seems to really care about his patients and when he focuses on your case he really individualizes your care.... He can be off putting at times so be prepared for that.
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Age
35 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
I love Dr. Damien. I think he’s the best fertility doctor but because of that he’s very busy so he can seem rushed sometimes. He has been a fertility doctor for decades and nothing can replace experience which is another reason why I believe he is so good. He seems to really care about his patients and when he focuses on your case he really individualizes your care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He can be off putting at times so be prepared for that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
When I lost my first baby, Dr. Damien hugged me and told me we’d get this to work. My care was individualized before I got pregnant with my daughter. This time I’m doing ivf and I feel kind of like a number only because it seems like he’s so busy. But I still think he’s the best fertility doctor.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
The first time I saw Dr. Damien he gave me several options starting with iui to ivf. I was hesitant to do invasive procedures so I did several iui’s that failed, some were natural cycles and others were with clomid. I got pregnant on a natural iui cycle but lost that baby. Dr. Damien felt that injectables would produce a pregnancy but I was hesitant and he was fine with letting me decide on what to do. After that I did an iui with clomid which failed and then an iui with injectables. The iui with injectables resulted in my daughter. Trying to have baby #2 I had a laporascopy because during my c section with my daughter the dr. Noted issues with my right Fallopian tube. Dr. Damien suggested a laporscopy or start with iui & injectables. Since he had gained my trust with baby #1 I asked him what he suggested & he said laporascopy. I’m glad I got it because I found out that I didn’t have a right Fallopian tube, my right ovary was adhesed to the back of my uterus & my left Fallopian tube was completely blocked. Dr. Damien informed me that we could do 2 iui with injections but he wasn’t sure if my 1 tube was going to work probably. After surgery I started with an iui with injections which was unsuccessful. So I opted to go to ivf. My first cycle was not successful, we had no embryos. Dr Damien was very apologetic and is adjusting my next protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most are nice but 1 is a little less compassionate.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Strengths- dr Damien is the best fertility doctor in my opinion. He is straight forward with you which is off putting for some. Weaknesses - he’s so busy because he’s so good. There can be long wait times & he is rushed with you sometimes.
What specific things went wrong at Damien Fertility Partners?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Nursing
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8
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
8
On our first appointment we were able to see Dr. Damien. There was no other doctor to see in this office except for him. He was very specific in his tailored approach to our problem of infertility... I had a polyp, bilateral ovarian cysts and other issues. Dr. Damien recommended with an HSG to check my fallopian tubes. At this time I had insurance that covered IVF. When we went into surgery the plan was to have surgery to correct the fallopian tubes. However after the surgery I was told the fallopian tubes had to be removed becaused they were adhered to the bowels.
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Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
8
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
I was having vaginal bleeding for two weeks at a time and pelvic pain. I have a history of endometriosis. Other doctors could not figure out what the issue was. Dr. Damien did an ultrasound and figured out those issues at the first visit! I had a polyp, bilateral ovarian cysts and other issues. Dr. Damien recommended with an HSG to check my fallopian tubes. At this time I had insurance that covered IVF. When we went into surgery the plan was to have surgery to correct the fallopian tubes. However after the surgery I was told the fallopian tubes had to be removed becaused they were adhered to the bowels.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien is upbeat and positive. However I wonder if he was to upbeat and positive. I know that anyone going in for surgery on there fallopian tubes knows there is a chance that the tubes will wind up being removed. However Dr. Damien was also recommending that we use my eggs when every other doctor I had seen was saying that I should use donor egg or donor embryo. After reading how other patients with endometriosis had failed egg retrievals I was weary of not skipping right to donor embryo. With my insurance I only got four tries.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
On our first appointment we were able to see Dr. Damien. There was no other doctor to see in this office except for him. He was very specific in his tailored approach to our problem of infertility.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
He did recommend a really high dose of Vitamin D, however I did not get to the point in the process where I was on any prescription drugs for stims or anything like that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn't interact too much with the nursing staff here. From what I can remeber they were pleasant and were not difficult to get in touch with.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Dr. Damien did a great job with the surgery to remove cysts, a polyp and tubes. For the first time in years with endometriosis my stomach was not a big bloated unpregnant belly. Unfortunately we lost our insurance that covered IVF or we may have finished with Dr. Damien's office for IVF. However if you are looking for a small personal clinic compared to other fertility centers Dr. Damien's office is the place to go.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
At the time I had a marketplace healthcare plan. I had a $250 deductible for the surgery center the Dr. Damien used. I only had a co-pay for office visits. The shrewsbury Surgery Center where I had my surgery was very nice.
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
I am truly unsure because we switched clinics before this point in the process
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Miguel Damien
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Newark
Nursing
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10
Age
43 - 47
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
For each of my transfers, my hormone therapy was different and achieved the desired results to get me to transfer. I was in full-blown menopause when I visited him [Dr. Miguel Damien] for the first time, yet I had not started my family. After a successful pregnancy under his care, I returned with the hopes for another child. I was aging and my system needed different tactics to be ready. His adjustments to my protocols in each subsequent try resulted in pregnancy twice. T
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Age
43 - 47
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien is extremely knowledgeable and caring. He pays attention to detail, and helps the patient through one step at a time without overwhelming. I was in extremely good hands with Dr. Damien. His professional skill and knowledge make him one of the most trusted people in my life. Highly recommended.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Go in with an open mind and ask questions. He gives you options, but crafts a recommended personal care plan for you that is based on all the evidence of your situation even though he won't burden you with all the details unless you ask for them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
The team was very proactive and thorough. Every visit, I was met with caring and concern.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
For each of my transfers, my hormone therapy was different and achieved the desired results to get me to transfer. I was in full-blown menopause when I visited him for the first time, yet I had not started my family. After a successful pregnancy under his care, I returned with the hopes for another child. I was aging and my system needed different tactics to be ready. His adjustments to my protocols in each subsequent try resulted in pregnancy twice. The cohort of donor eggs I was using for the two transfers after my successful pregnancy were not viable. He did everything right. The second miscarriage resulted in a fetal matter testing and it was found that the embryo would not survive. If I wasn't so strapped for funds from those two procedures and the failed donor eggs, I would have tried again. Just cannot afford it especially since I'm down $20,000 already from the two failed pregnancies. I aged out of insurance coverage for the IVF portion and now cannot afford to try for another child.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Caring and efficient.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
The staff is kind and the waiting experience is comfortable. Every time I called with a question or concern, it was addressed with a return call the same or next day. The clinic is a well-oiled machine. However, the wait time for additional ultrasounds after complications can be a bit long due to the fact that the doctor also has surgery on certain days. When making such appointments the nature of the schedule is clearly communicated to the patient. It appears the clinic has a schedule for every anticipated appointment for a routine protocol and has just a little wiggle room for additional visits (like when an additional ultrasound is necessary or a miscarriage is imminent and extra examinations are needed). Overall, one needs to be understanding when complications arise. Not every case will need additional visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
$2,700 transfer $1,800 ICSI and assisted hatching Co-pay for visits and Bloodwork From an outside clinic, I used frozen donor eggs at $11,000/6 eggs $200-400 embryo storage
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
My doctor recommends two embryos in transfer, whenever possible, but no more.
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Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
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Dr. Damien is very thorough and explains everything. If you don't understand anything, ask questions right away and he will take the time to answer them. Despite trying to absorb a whirlwind of information at our first consultation, he was patient with me understanding his treatment plan for us... When we went through our miscarriage, we never once felt like we were treated as though it was something "common". He has been caring and empathetic throughout our treatments.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien is very thorough and explains everything. If you don't understand anything, ask questions right away and he will take the time to answer them. Despite trying to absorb a whirlwind of information at our first consultation, he was patient with me understanding his treatment plan for us. Even though we have only been in treatment with him since August 2016, we feel he is taking a more aggressive approach with our treatments, which is something we are very grateful for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
If you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask questions. Be honest with your medical history.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
When we went through our miscarriage, we never once felt like we were treated as though it was something "common". He has been caring and empathetic throughout our treatments.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
1 round of Clomid 50mg CD 5-9 failed 1 round of Clomid 50mg CD 5-9 successful in conception but ended in incomplete miscarriage. Needed Methotrexate to complete miscarriage. Took 4 months off due to Methotrexate, further testing and surgery for Endometriosis. IUI-1 round of Clomid 50mg CD 5-9 with 250mcg Ovidrel injection failed 1 round of Clomid 50mg CD 5-9 failed IUI-1 round of Clomid 50mg CD 5-9 with 250mcg Ovidrel injection (pending)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has been helpful during our treatments but we had some instances of miscommunication when trying to get test results (blood work, genetic testing, semen analysis). Beta blood work results were always given within hours.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Staff is always friendly, great with ordering medications that have to be ordered from pharmacies specizing in fertility meds, and responsive to phone calls that I have made to them. The nurse's line always goes to voicemail but there's been times where I needed to speak to a nurse right away so I went through the operator and a nurse was put on the phone for me. We only had one instance of miscommunication amongst nursing staff, which was over a timespan of 2 months but it was resolved and we were able to move ahead. Definitely follow-up with tests results if you don't hear from them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
We are covered by my insurance. We just pay a copay.
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
We have not completed embryo transfers yet.
What specific things went wrong at Damien Fertility Partners?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
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Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Newark
Nursing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
[Dr. Damien is] very good about explaining everything involved and he doesn’t sugar coat expectations. However, he really pushes genetic testing, and we opted to do both a fresh embryo transfer and genetically test the rest and he’s trying to talk us out of that decision...For IUI we did 2 “supraovulation” cycles with injectables. I was seen every other day for bloodwork and ultrasound (which he did). This was because we have unexplained infertility, so clomid doesn’t really help....He does eSET because he says the multiple transfer disk of twins is 50% which can be dangerous on both embryos and the mother and result in miscarriage
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Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He’s very good about explaining everything involved and he doesn’t sugar coat expectations. However, he really pushes genetic testing, and we opted to do both a fresh embryo transfer and genetically test the rest and he’s trying to talk us out of that decision
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Research on your own
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He’s very personable and takes the time with you
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
For IUI we did 2 “supraovulation” cycles with injectables. I was seen every other day for bloodwork and ultrasound (which he did). This was because we have unexplained infertility, so clomid doesn’t really help. This cycle we’re doing IVF, and will be starting the stim day 1 on May 7th. Definitely prepare to spend money, all in all we’re spending 18k out if pocket. We had a 10,000 lifetime cap for insurance for fertility meds
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They remember names and cycles you’re doing. They talk about non-fertility stuff (which I appreciate) when they’re in the room with you
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
It’s beautiful. I hate calling because you have to select numbers and leave messages and wait for them to call you back, which can be frustrating. The care coordinator Mikayla is fantastic and really tries to get you the best prices
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Damien Fertility Partners.
First come first serve. I get there early so I can get out early
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
$15 copay. Approximately $1300 IUI. Meds are expensive at 2k/shot gonal F. $13175 IVF with 1 transfer and genetic testing. Lab cost of genetic testing embryos is $2k for 6-8 embryos
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
He does eSET because he says the multiple transfer disk of twins is 50% which can be dangerous on both embryos and the mother and result in miscarriage
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Miguel Damien
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10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
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8
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
Dr Damien is very good at his job and has amazing success rates. We were a little disappointed though that given that I didn’t have Diminished overran reserve we only got one embryo that didn’t make it to day 5. I was really expecting better results especially given his reputation. He is very fased paced and I would have liked the process to be explained more in the beginning since it’s a huge learning curve.... One cycle of birth control.
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr Damien is very good at his job and has amazing success rates. We were a little disappointed though that given that I didn’t have Diminished overran reserve we only got one embryo that didn’t make it to day 5. I was really expecting better results especially given his reputation. He is very fased paced and I would have liked the process to be explained more in the beginning since it’s a huge learning curve.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Bring your spouse to the consultation since it’s a lot of information to absorb.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
The front office staff were very personable and remembered detail of my life. His main IVF nurse and I didn’t really click, but she was very nice. Dr.Damien seemed very busy.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
One cycle of birth control. Then Gonal f 450x 3 days, then increased to 600 x 6days with Menopur 150 in PM. Then starting day 6, cetrotide in AM. Pregnyl 10,000 35.5 hours before retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I felt like a number with them. Not much emotional support or information from them.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
They had everything in one place, I didn’t have to go to other locations for tests. When you call the office though, there is only ever an option to leave an message and it could be hours before They call you back.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Damien Fertility Partners.
It was very streamlined
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
My insurance paid for one cycle but I still had to pay co-pays even if it was just to have a nurse teach us how to do shots
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
If we had gotten any embryos, he only would have transferred one at a time
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Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Nursing
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10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Damien never loses sight of the fact that he is creating families and making dreams come true. He is a great person to his patients as well as being a brilliant doctor...He always recommended IVF for me from the start and I didn’t listen. I wasn’t psychologically ready for it. Instead, I had failed 2 IUIs. Finally, I followed his advice, had a surgery for endometriosis, and the IVF cycle Dr. Damien had been telling me to do from the start. IVF worked on the first try! And I have a bunch of embryos if I want to try again.
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
I always felt that I was in the most skilled hands with Dr. Damien. He inspires trust through his bedside manner and - more importantly- his results. I wouldn’t think of going to anyone else for treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Trust his advice and experience. He knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien never loses sight of the fact that he is creating families and making dreams come true. He is a great person to his patients as well as being a brilliant doctor.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
He always recommended IVF for me from the start and I didn’t listen. I wasn’t psychologically ready for it. Instead, I had failed 2 IUIs. Finally, I followed his advice, had a surgery for endometriosis, and the IVF cycle Dr. Damien had been telling me to do from the start. IVF worked on the first try! And I have a bunch of embryos if I want to try again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were on point. They are so hard working and Dr. Damien has had many of them on his staff for YEARS. They were all fantastic.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Clinic is gorgeous. Brand new facility with state of the art equipment and a great snack/coffee bar that my husband raided on many visits!! They also are amazing with facilitating pharmacy communications. There are motivational baby books with success stories and pictures that remind patients of the goal!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
I paid out of pocket because I work for a small employer and fertility treatment was not covered. It hurt. But it worked. I have my child. And Dr. Damien is the best. He knows what he’s doing.
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
Dr. Damien always said “one healthy baby is the goal.” I followed his advice although i was terrified of the prospect of multiples and transferred 2 fresh embryos (which he advised based on my age, risk factors, etc) and I succeeded in having my one healthy baby!! His advice works. Don’t question the master.
10
Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Nursing
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS
10
He[Dr Miguel Damien] spends so much time with you throughout the process. He has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've been treated by. He's just an amazing person!...He was present at every visit & reviewed everything I needed to know very carefully.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He was present at every visit & reviewed everything I needed to know very carefully.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Be honest with him...he's very receptive & eager to help. Don't be afraid to ask any questions, because it will only help him give you the best treatment. Follow all directions carefully...he's very structured & I think his methods helped me achieve great results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He spends so much time with you throughout the process. He has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've been treated by. He's just an amazing person!
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
I'm unsure of medication names...I went through 2 cycles of injections for egg retrieval. The 1st retrieval didn't yield enough eggs...very surprisingly because I have PCOS. He increased dosages on certain meds for the 2nd round, which made it successful. My egg reserve is low, but the quality is good, so he expressed that he felt confident that even though the number was low, there was still lots of hope for a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Damien Fertility Partners. (Assigned nurse: Not sure)
I wasn't too happy with my care coordinator for most of the experience. I didn't want to say anything & cause trouble for her. I was finally upset enough one day & spoke with Dr. Damien. Things seemed to be much better with her for the most part after that. The coordinator calls with test results, medication info, follow up plans. She always followed protocol, but was a little difficult about doing more than expected/answering questions.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
I was beyond happy with the clinic, so it's hard to say there were weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
Several thousand
10
Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
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10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
With all the patients he [Dr. Damien] sees throughout the day, he makes it a point to get to know you. He remembers small but important details. Takes the time to answer any questions and address and concerns...Friendly, great bedside manners, extremely intelligent. He lets you know exactly what’s going on and what the best route is for your treatment. He shows compassion and talks to you like your a normal human being. Very straightforward and honest.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Friendly, great bedside manners, extremely intelligent. He lets you know exactly what’s going on and what the best route is for your treatment. He shows compassion and talks to you like your a normal human being. Very straightforward and honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Trust him and his decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
With all the patients he sees throughout the day, he makes it a point to get to know you. He remembers small but important details. Takes the time to answer any questions and address and concerns
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Compassionate, friendly, always makes you feel welcomed. Addresss any questions or concerns in a timely manner. The girls at shrewsbury are wonderful
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Everyone takes their time, your not just a number to them. They actually get to know you. The clinic itself is very spa like. Clean, modern and comfortable. All the retrieval’s and transfers are done in the office
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
Medication, pgs testing & freezing embryos
10
Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Nursing
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
He [Dr Miguel Damien] talked about the most aggressive and the least aggressive ways to have a baby. He was pushing more aggressive ways before trying the least aggressive at first...It was a long time ago. He was pleasant enough. My mom was not crazy about him but I don't remember why. Maybe it was his bedside manner she didn't like but I thought it was fine. As a patient I was comfortable. He ordered a lot of tests and they made sense and I learned that I had to have a donor that did not carry the cystic fibrosis gene.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
It was a long time ago. He was pleasant enough. My mom was not crazy about him but I don't remember why. Maybe it was his bedside manner she didn't like but I thought it was fine. As a patient I was comfortable. He ordered a lot of tests and they made sense and I learned that I had to have a donor that did not carry the cystic fibrosis gene.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Take good notes
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
He talked about the most aggressive and the least aggressive ways to have a baby. He was pushing more aggressive ways before trying the least aggressive at first.
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
I had something that cleared my tubes by another doctor. Dr. Damien removed a fibroid. We did injections of something that other people weren't using but I forget what.
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Dr. Damien is in a new space from the one that I went to so I can't comment. It was clean and comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
I do not remember but the injections were more costly at first than I thought. When I called and cried to them, they arranged for another pharmacy at a much lower cost that I could afford to send me what I needed.
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
n/a
8
Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
Nursing
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10
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
For all three times we did the iui treatments dr.damien was very gentle, and went at my pace. He is great I dont think they make many doctors like dr. Damien anymore.He was very Optimistic even when I wasn't is understanding and genuine Every step of the way... Before doctor Damian did anything me him and my husband discussed everything we went into full detail as to which game plan would work best for us starting with A and going all the way to Z on everything then we decided on a treatment strateg
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
For all three times we did the iui treatments dr.damien was very gentle, and went at my pace. He is great I dont think they make many doctors like dr. Damien anymore.He was very Optimistic even when I wasn't is understanding and genuine Every step of the way
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Please after you are done talking with dr. Damien dont be afraid to ask question after question. I know that might sound annoying and I have apologized to dr. Damien all the time(which he doesnt mind at all) but you know after I leave his office I feel like all my questions and concerns have been answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners?
Dr. Damien is a great doctor, he is extremely helpful and patient when we needed anything explained to us
Describe the protocols Miguel Damien used in your cycles at Damien Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
Before doctor Damian did anything me him and my husband discussed everything we went into full detail as to which game plan would work best for us starting with A and going all the way to Z on everything then we decided on a treatment strategy i.e. The IUI you then went into detail as far as what we would need to do for that. For the 1st IUI and we decided to do the IUI he told us exactly how it would work what we would have to do what he would be doing You told us that on the day of the my husband would have to ejaculate in a top and bring the cup to them so they could analyze his semen so we did that and we came back 2 hours later and then we went into the room and he put my husband's semen all the way up inside of me and then I laid there for a little while and then we just have Soo we for 2 weeks and he said to have sex the day of to double our chances and that was all 3 times of doing the iui.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Damien Fertility Partners. (Assigned nurse: Jamie)
Every staff member in doctor Damien's group has gone above and be on for me they have answered any and all of my questions as silly as some of them might have been they were very patient with me and always answered my questions with the utmost respect and professionalism
Describe your experience with Damien Fertility Partners.
Their strengths are that they are very passionate sympathetic and professional individuals throughout the entire practus I would have to say one of their only weaknesses would be is that they get busy a lot and always have chairs
Describe the costs associated with your care under Miguel Damien at Damien Fertility Partners.
I believe the IU i's were 250 Plus a 100 change for the medication And $40 for every visit a doctor demons
Describe Miguel Damien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Damien Fertility Partners.
Na
What specific things went wrong at Damien Fertility Partners?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Miguel Damien
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Damien Fertility Partners
Shrewsbury
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