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I have done 2 iuis with this Doctor. First one he told me he just getting to know my body while he's doing iuis. 2 iui Doctor told me everything looks normal but the day I was getting my 2 iui he did not do the ultrasound to see how my follicle progress and the nurse she is rude always rushing things never show any easy emotion. I would not recommend this clinic
Dr. Essig is my first male gynecologist. I was hesitant at first, but Dr. Essig is fantastic! He has always been very kind and understanding. He also spends a sufficient amount of time with me, way more than of any other doctor I've been to. His staff is also very efficient. His head nurse, Chava, has always been incredibly helpful to me. I would certainly recommend his practice.
Excellent and honest doctor. Caring staff and always helpful with prices on medications. Chava which is the office Nurse us a fair price on our medications. Overall caring office.
Excellent doctor and excellent opinions. Dr. Essig gave me his honest opinions and was fair and reasonable with pricing. His nurse was extremely helpful in finding a low priced pharmacy that worked with my insurance.
Don't even think about going there. The office is super dirty. People are unprofessional. Especially the front woman. She doesn't speak English. She overcharged me. Gave me no information. She gave me expired medication.
Stay away from these people. They sold me an expired medication. Took my money and did nothing. hava "nurse" which she's obviously not, she's money hungry goldigger
This doctor is the reason my cancer was diagnosed, and I am forever grateful (have been cancer free for 2 years now). Other doctors repeatedly have said they are impressed (the nodule was hidden). Beyond all this, he is pleasant, thoughtful, kind, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Essig is fantastic. His staff are friendly and professional. He has the best bed side manner of any doctor I have ever seen. I trust him completely and feel lucky to have found him.
I've been going to Dr. Essig for 20 years ever since he first diagnosed my condition and helped me all the way through fertility, birth and now my daughter is in college. He is a kind, and compassionate doctor with a knack for figuring out what is going on. I love that he is smart, and caring!
I've been seeing Dr. Essig for about 5 months TTC, no luck yet... But he is sincere & knows what he's doing! My only complaint is his front desk lady is awful, pretty rude and hard to understand on the phone.
Dr. Essig knows his stuff! He has a great way of talking to patients, he never leaves any concerns or worries and he is even willing to help out after office hours if you have worries, questions or concerns. Highly recommend him.
I adore Dr. Essig. He's caring and professional and makes me feel at ease. He performed surgery on me to remove bi-lateral ovarian dermoid tumors and was wonderful throughout the entire process, from diagnosis through recovery. I only wish he still practiced obstetrics.
Nice staff. Doctor is very knowledgeable, and he return calls (which is rare for Doctors). he even took my pharmacy's telephone number (yes, it's huge because some doctors will have me wait/transfer to receptionist for that).
Learn from my mistake- say away from Dr. Essig. His head nurse, Chava, is a terror. She gave me the wrong diagnosis and the wrong dosage of IVF meds which made me very sick. Dr. Essig gave me a totally inappropriate medication protocol, and I ended up with sever hyperstimulation. Despite this, he did not even monitor me and I was basically left to fend for myself. The embryologist he uses at Advanced Fertility is sloppy and unprofessional. They changed my FET date at the last minute because the embryologist decided to take a day off, and then when I confronted Dr. Essig and asked him why they changed what was supposed to be a 3-day transfer to a 2-day he lied to my face and mumbled something about a "Japanese study." Eventually he admitted that it was a scheduling snafu. The sad thing is, I stuck with him for a year- a year of so many tears, depression, horrible hyperstimulation, stide effects from all the meds and too high doses, and didnt get pregnant in the end. I started at CRMI and they are amazing- I didnt hyperstimulate and ended up with more mature eggs! The doctors and staff there are wonderful and competent. Stay away from Dr. Essig, he is clearly incompetent and just wants your money. My current doctor says that with how high my estrogen levels were when I hyperstiumulated under Dr. Essig's care, I could have gone into organ failure, and Dr. Essig didnt even bother to check me out. Ladies, the pain of not being able to be a mother is so great, dont add to that pain by getting abused by a terrible doctor. Learn from my mistake.
Go somewhere else if you are doing IUI or IVF procedures. For the price he charges you can go to a top RE in NYC. His biller and head nurse will milk the insurance and rip you off. This is based on my experience and being a patient for 10 years. I did 3 IUI's and 2 IVF...all failed with no explanation. He took on way too many patients and is not thorough. Leaves a lot to his nurse to handle and she is horrible. I've seen him not even go through the chart and have no idea what's going on. Undergoing these procedures can be so stressful and extremely expensive so don't waste your time going to him. His main office is very dirty and cluttered. I have a new RE and the experience has been totally different and 100 times better. My records were so sloppy and missing labs. What a dissapointment. I would bet that his success numbers have decreased over the past few years because he does not pay attention and timing is everything with infertility treatments. Go to NYU or Cornell or a doctor with real data if you looking to conceive. Dr. Essig's price is just as much and so not worth. The whole cash business thing should raise an eyebrow not to mention how much they milk your insurance. Watch your bills. Again, go somewhere else and don't waste precious years with this doctor. Ask people that have undergone IUI/IVF with him and I would guarantee that the majority would say go somewhere else. It's unfortunate that I stayed with him as long as I did but am very grateful that I still have time on my side. Good luck.
I just moved to NY and went to Dr. Essig for my annual. I wasn't able to get my medical records sent over in time for the appointment and forgot to tell him that I have a lump in my breast that I've had for years and is benign. His breast exam was so shoddy he didn't even find it.
I was referred to Dr. Essig by my GP, whom I adore.Yesterday, I was set to get my IUD inserted. I bought the thing out of pocket since insurance wouldn't cover it, did lots of research, talked to my two friends who had IUDs inserted recently (both are single women without children) about it, and was rarin' to go. Unfortunately, Dr. Essig is a sexist who doesn't trust his patients choices.I get to the Dr's office and was in good spirits, excited that I was going to be able to have sex with my husband again soon. I go in to the office, and Dr. Essig has barely introduced himself when he heaves a sigh, sits down, and starts mumbling that he doesn't know how to tell me this/where to begin. He then starts telling me how up until 10 years ago they wouldn't give non-married child-free (my word) people IUD's at all b/c of infection risks. (Aside: the reason this is not the case anymore is b/c medical science discovered ages ago that the risks are no different if you have or haven't had a child). Staying positive, I tell him that, well, I am married, and I have been on birth control for nearly 10 years, so I'm not concerned about changing my mind.He then goes in to a spiel about how some young 25 y.o. girl came in for one once, and how that just breaks his heart b/c she's a peer of his son, age wise, and that it's just so sad. Sensing the sexism, I tried to shut him down, still nicely and positively, trying to give him the hint to just put the thing in me already. I tell him the reason I am getting an IUD, and Paragard specifically, is b/c I have a family history of heart conditions, and that raised a red flag to my doctor (his peer, so you'd think he'd respect her referral), and she suggested Paragard b/c it is hormone free.This still wasn't enough for him, tho. He then starts in with scare tactics, telling me how I'm going to be bleeding a lot more and longer, how cramping is so bad, etc. But he's really trying to sell me on not getting this IUD. At this point I'm getting irritated, b/c everything he is telling me, I know. So I tell him, that yes, I took 4 Ibuprofen before I got to the office in prep for the pain, and have a large jar of it in my purse. He tries to keep telling me about the pain and I interrupt him and say how 2 of my girlfriends got IUDs in the last 5 months, one of which got the Paragard, and I know all about the cramping and bleeding, I have done my research both online and through my friends and doctor, and I know what I'm getting in to.Finally he begrudging starts to put on his gloves to give me an exam before inserting the IUD, and takes another heaving sigh and mumbles something like, "Well, I guess if you decide you want to have a baby you can always get it out". Then he starts my exam, and while he's trying to figure out which way my uterus tilts, I'm getting pretty irritated. On one hand, I'm already here, I've taken the time off work, I purchased the IUD, found time in my schedule (I have two jobs) to make an appointment, I should just go through with it. But then I come to my senses and I stop him. I tell him that he has been really unprofessional, and that I am not comfortable having him do this procedure on me. I tell him that no doctor should make a patient feel the way he made me feel, and that if he was actually concerned for me as a patient, he would have asked me a few questions about myself and why I was getting the IUD before trying to convince me to have babies. I tell him he clearly doesn't respect me or my choices. He comes back with some lame excuse that spurs me on more, to which I reiterate that if that was genuinely his concern as a medical professional, he would have asked me questions instead of assuming I was doing this on a whim and that I didn't know what I was getting in to. At this point he finally got around to admitting that "well, if anything goes wrong it's always the doctors fault so I have to protect myself legally." At this point I gave him a really hard "Are you kidding me?" look and said, "Excuse me, but my father was a lawyer. I understand what precautions need to be taken in order to protect yourself legally, but again, if that was actually your concern, you could have found out more about me, the patient, before assuming I was looking to sue you. I am perplexed at why my doctor referred me to you, and I am going to advise her not to refer any other patients to you in the future. I will be getting my IUD inserted by another doctor."He never once apologized, but just looked at me almost with satisfaction that he "won" and I wasn't getting an IUD.My doctor has since apologized for his behavior and it looking for a female OBGYN to insert my IUD.
While we did end up getting pregnant with Dr, Essig the entire experience was less than desirable. When we had our twins we went to a fertility clinic with lots of doctors on staff, a very friendly and caring environment full of patient nurses. With this round with dr Essig, we didn't receive any of that. Most visits we left the office clueless as to what was going on or what to expect. His nurse Hava is rude, inconsiderate and is not an effective communicator (doesn't speak English well on top of her attitude) on one occasion while trying to demonstrate to us how to give the repronex shot, she became frustrated that we were not understanding, this was mostly to the fact she doesn't speak good English. When we expressed to her that we were not clear, she became irate, slam our chart on the counter top, walked out of the room and slammed the door. We were in shock! I have never in my life had a medical professional behave in such a way. My wife who was already in an emotional fragile state due to 3 failed pregnancy attempts broke out into tears. When I confronted Hava about her unprofessional behavior she began to yell and scream at us. We left still not knowing how to administer the medication. When I spoke to Dr, Essig about Hava behavior he responded by stating that he had to defend her because she had worked for him for seven years!!!! We already had little faith in Dr. Essig before due to his inconsistent instruction but this incident took the cake. We have never been treated so poorly in a medical setting before and I would never recommend this Dr. to my enemy. A fertility clinic should foster a positive environment considering most women that come to the aid of these clinics are already in a fragile state and to create such a hostile, negative environment on adds to the stress levels. My wife was over stimulated and currently had multiple cysts one of which is 10 centimeters we found out this weekend after a trip to the emergency room. We have no knowledge of the beginning size of the cyst as Dr. Essig never shared this information with us. He does nothing to comfort you when u r experiencing problems and most doc visits we felt like we were inconveniencing him by asking questions as he always was in a rush to leave the room! They place your specimen in tank in the basement amongst old furniture and abandoned office equipment and say its safe because it's locked although the ONE tank has wheels and can be easily rolled away as the basement is accessible by anyone! I felt so sorry for my wife who had to go through this experience; she felt more anxiety about the doctor appointment than the pregnancy. If you are considering this doctor I would look elsewhere for a place that understands that helping a woman to conceive goes beyond the actual process, it is about bedside manner and professionalism and creating a positive environment too.
Not dedicated doctor. Would not recommend. He is only after your money.
Dr Essig had called me 2 weeks after my appointment to see how I was doing and also gave me his personal cell phone number incase I had ANY problems. I travel an hour and a half to see him!
Not only is Dr. Essig extremely well qualified, he is a kind, compassionate doctor. He has advised me for myself and my daughters and I have been a patient for over 25 years. He has the most wonderful bedside manner. I highly recommend him without any reservations.