Posted by Joy on August 11, 19100 at 16:47:21:
In Reply to: Question about a Doctor posted by R.S. on August 11, 19100 at 10:11:00:
I'm actually a patient of Dr. Grifo, and here's my opinion:
- He's caring and compassionate, yet firmly scientific and factual -- a nice blend in an RE, and one that I doubt you'll find in many doctors.
- He has a gentle way of delivering bad news (and believe me, I've heard a lot of it). He frequently delivers advice by saying "if you were my sister, I'd suggest..." I think this adds a personal touch that conveys that he truly cares about his patients and their success.
- I've had many conversations with the nurses at NYU, and they all genuinely seem to like him as a person -- not just a doctor -- so he obviously treats not only his patients but his staff with the utmost respect.
- His lab at NYU has incredible success rates.
- He's one of the BEST doctors in the WORLD in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (that's the reason I went to him), and he's the director of one of the most successful IVF clinics in the world.
- Because he's the director of such a top-notch program, he's extremely busy and tends to have long wait times for new patients.
As you can see, I adore him -- and I haven't had any success yet, so that's really saying something! But unless you're looking for a PGD expert, I would recommend one of the other RE's at NYU - Drs. Licciardi, Kump, Noyes, and Berkeley. They're ALL wonderful (and compassionate, smart, etc.) and probably more accessible than Dr. Grifo. Regardless of which RE you choose at NYU, you'll benefit from their great lab.
Good luck - if you have any follow-up questions, post your email address and I'll contact you.
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