Dr. Hey-Joo Kang

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New York, New York Map External Link
Gender:F
Specialty:Reproductive Endocrinologist
Website: ivf.org External Link
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Phone:646-962-3327
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 25 reviews. Dr. Hey-Joo Kang has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Reproductive Endocrinologist-related: infertility, fertility, reproductive endocrinology, in vitro fertilization, fertilisation
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RID: 5433848
29/04/14 5 3 5 5 Dr. Kang is undoubtedly one of the best reproductive endocrinologists in the NY tri-state area. I am forever grateful to her for my first baby, a healthy baby boy born in February 2014. I have PCOS. I came to her after 3 failed clomid cycles and 4 unsuccessful IUIs with 3 other REs. I initially thought that I was a hopeless cause and will need IVF. After an ultrasound exam, Dr. Kang confidently stated in my very first consultation that she thinks I should be able to get pregnant with a couple of IUIs with her. I thought it was a tongue-in-cheek statement, or maybe she was just out of her mind. But guess what, I was pregnant after my first round of IUI with her! She made a few very customized tweaks to my IUI cycle that made all the difference. In any profession, 80% rely on luck, and 20% rely on their skills. Dr. Kang is in the top 5%. Don't waste your time elsewhere. I've done extensive research for you. Go with her. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
Paid (or co-pay): $1000
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RID: 5183953
 
15/02/14 1 1 1 1 There's a certain level of incompetence and arrogance that is just unacceptable. In the field of fertility, this is true. Stay away from this practice ! For very inconceivable life changing reasons, avoid this practice and doctor like the plague. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $30000
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RID: 2896748
04/10/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Kang is excellent. She takes all the time you need, she was never in a rush, the waiting time to see her is about 5 min and if you go for monitoring to Garden City office, you wait for the blood and ultrasound (which was always done by dr. Kang) no more than 3 min. She made very good decision regarding my ovulation induction and I did not hyperstimulate. I have stage 4 endometriosis but I got pregnant from the first IVF cycle due to her knowledge. She really cares about her patients, even though she was not on call, she came and did my transfer. Her assistant, Diana, is very efficient and helpful. Her medical assistant in Garden City, Jennifer, was great. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2758200
 
09/08/13 1 2 1 1 BEWARE! I went in for a consultion, but I wasn't told until AFTER my exam that I had to get a PREAUTH. Call me crazy, but I think I should have been told PRIOR to my visit that a preauth may be required? My insurance denied a portion of the bill. I argued that I should not be responsible to pay out of pocket, but billing said it isn't their "job" to know my ins. plan. It is my, (the patient's) responsibily to know what my insurance plan covers. Actually it IS their job. They are an In-network provider. I've never had to get a preaugh for any other service on my plan. They do this every day. This is THEIR business, they know that fertility is a specialy, and it may require preauth.The LEAST they could have done was supply me with good information. If I had known it might be necessary I WOULD have called my insurance prior to the apointment. I wonder how they handle sensitive issues as fertillity treatments. DR Kang-ok, but I would NOT recommend this office.STRESSFUL to say the least 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 2456547
24/10/12 5 5 5 5 I am very greatful to Dr.Kang. She is like god to me now. After 1 fresh IVF and one FET failure I went to Dr.Kang. First IVF with her was failure. I lost hope, then she told me to try Natual FET in next cycle after IVF failure. I believed in her and followed waht she said. She was the one who transferred my only embryo left from fresh IVF. I think her hand is lucky for transfers. I was just praying to god and I beleived in her. previous cycles I was taking lot of care, but this time, I just left it to god and I went to work from next day. It worked. Thank you so much Dr.Kang. You are my Doctor always, if I want to go for IVF.  Respond
RID: 2448440
16/10/12 5 4 5 5 After an extremely bad experience at another fertility center here in NY, I came to Dr Kang and boy am I glad I did! At the first consultation, she made my husband and I feel like she had all the time in the world (which we all know is not the case). We knew right then we would be making the switch. Shes always been patient, kind, sometimes funny, and I've never felt rushed with her. EVER (Im also a person who doesnt need to be hand held either). She removed a polyp for me and we began my IVF round which ended up being a success. She understood my being cautious (as Ive had a miscarriage early this year) and she just made both of us feel so much more at ease. Shes honest, direct, kind, smart, patient and If I get released on Friday to my OBGYN, Im really going to miss her. I wish she could be my OBGYN! BUT when its time for baby #2, Dr Kang will be the first one I call. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 
Insurance: Oxford
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RID: 2432396
 
24/09/12 2 4 2 3 I have mixed results with Dr.Kang. She was the one who diagnosed my problem. I went to her for my second fresh IVF cycle.But she is not professional.She doesn't give you time to speak and ask questions. And also she does not have answer to very basic question I have with my problem. They are always in hurry. When we are paying money we expect some response from doctor. That is lacking here. She does not care about patient emotions.Cornell billing staff is the worst staff I have ever seen. They charged me and my insurance both for lab work and ultra sound for my IVF. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
Paid (or co-pay): $11000
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RID: 2408151
22/08/12 2 3 1 2 I had one failed cycle with Dr. Kang. I did have concerns that I wanted to address, but I could not get answers to my questions. Even if she thinks the patient's concerns are not a big deal, they should be addressed if the patient is anxious. It would have helped to know at the beginning of my cycle why my concerns were not treated as a big deal. That would have alleviated the stress. 
Paid (or co-pay): $12000
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RID: 2235518
11/06/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Kang is one of the BEST doctors! She is extremely knowledgable in her field and caring as well. I liked that she answered all my questions and addressed my concerns  Respond
RID: 2186743
01/06/12 4 3 2 3 First visit was a disappointing experience. Doesn't show any interest in the human being, no personal questions at all. 
Paid (or co-pay): $550
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RID: 2178401
31/05/12 3 3 3 3 I was patient of Dr. Hey-Joo Kang. I had two failed IVF precedure and only option she gave me was to go through egg donor to have a child. She had failed to provide other options that are available and did not have any emotional support through the precedure.I was fortunate enough to leave her and found wonderful acupuncturist who help me get pregnant natually. After 7 years for going through 5 IUI and 2 IVF.  See Responses
RID: 1695755
24/01/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Keng is an amazing doctor and a wonderful person. Having spent well over a year bouncing from one doctor to another with no progress, I finally came to WCMC. Dr. Keng diagnosed the issue right away and I was pregnant within 3 weeks of my initial appointment! I am now 14 weeks pregnant. The entire practice is great! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1672527
30/12/11 1 4 1 3 I had read wonderful things about this doctor but my experience tells me that she cared less about me but more about the $ I bring in. After repeated telling the doctor what my concerns were, I don't think she seemed to really "get" why people who visit specialists like them need more time and patience. If you hear me, there are other doctors who will sit you down and listen to your concerns than give you 5 minutes and order a zillion tests and not return your calls or answer your questions.  Respond
RID: 1576457
01/11/11 5 4 5 5 God Bless Dr. Kang! I will never forget her or the incredible care she gave me. After 2 miscarriages and terrible care with a previous doctor, I went to Dr. Kang in July 2011. She quickly diagnosed me with accuracy. She was kind, patient, calm, and respectful. She asnwered all of my questions thoroughly, ensuring that I understood everything. She performed a myomectomy surgery to remove fibroids 1 week later. As the anestesiologist was putting me out, seeing the fear in my eyes, she held my hand and told me I would be ok. That meant so much to me at that very vulnerable time. One month after my very first visit with Dr. Kang, I conceived and am finally having a successful pregnancy. She is just so wonderful and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am so thankful to have been under her care, and will never forget her kindness and intelligence. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1574298
29/10/11 5 5 5 5 Dr.Kang and all the staffs at Cornell are the BEST. I did my 1st IVF cycle at other clinic and visited a few other clinics. Believe me when I say nothing come close to Cornell. I wish I had come to Cornell first and who knows I might had been pregnant on my first IVF. I just started my 2nd IVF. My morning monitoring has been very stress free because waiting time is very reasonable and I was able to make it to work on time without having to explain my work why I would be late. All the technicians and nurses are friendly and VERY VERY efficient.  Respond
RID: 1560013
13/10/11 5 5 5 5 She is simply the best doctor experience I have had. Office runs very smoothly, answered my questions promptly and thoroughly.  Respond
RID: 1541923
20/09/11 5 5 5 5 After seeing another doctor for two years not knowing what was wrong after just two visits I was diagnosed and properly treated. She's very profesional and so is her staff. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1468979
21/06/11 4 5 5 5 Right now I feel like Dr. Kang is an angel sent here to help me. After going to 3 endo’s Dr Kang was able to determine I was misdiagnosis. She met with me before my examination and checked *every* complaint/issue I had. She is also speaking with my others doctor to discuss my course of treatment. She is very re-assuring, professional and friendly. One of her technicians could use an attitude adjustment and look less miserable to be there. Other than that everyone helped to me to have a speedy, kind, and informative office visit. I’m so glad I found her. 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 1448003
23/05/11 5 5 5 5 She is kind, but most importantly profoundly smart, careful and honest. I thank her for everything she has done for my family. One would be lucky to be her patient. Also it is important that embryology lab at Cornell is notoriously among the best in the country. I highly recommend her and cornell. 
Insurance: Oxford
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RID: 1447586
23/05/11 5 5 5 5 Very knowledge and professional doctor. Everything is very organized. Do not look further, she is one of the best! 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1262561
30/09/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Kang is very knowledgeable , compassionate, smart. All the doctors at the CMRI are amazing . I would highly recommend Dr Kang. 
Insurance: Oxford
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RID: 1135988
25/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Kang is incredibly intelligent, efficient and compassionate. After 3 years of jumping around to other clinics, 4 IUI cycles and endless reports that our situation was "unexplained", one visit to Dr. Kang resulted in a clear diagnosis. She was confident in her assessment of our situation and was clear and concise about how she thought we should move forward. Her protocol for IVF was spot on and the monitoring and care we were given during our cycle was phenomenal--Some may feel that they are in a bit of a "factory", but after trying several different clinics I have come to the conclusion that they are ALL factory-like, it's just a matter of finding the one that is most capable of bringing you the results you so desperately want, while also being humane. Cornell is that place!! After our first cycle of IVF in Feb/March 2010, we are now 7 weeks pregnant. I can't recommend Dr. Kang and Cornell highly enough.  Respond
RID: 1083220
19/01/10 5 4 5 5 Excellent! Dr. Kang answered all questions directly and honestly - before, during and after IVF cycle. Cornell is very well run, organized and supported by a group of friendly, professional and responsive staff and nursing team. The other top doctors in this practice participated in the morning monitoring and always appeared well versed with the case before them and on the same page with the treatment plan agreed upon with Dr. Kang. Highly recommend Dr. Kang and Cornell if you are interviewing clinics and/or seeking a second opinion for a switch.  Respond
RID: 893138
20/05/09 3 5 5 5 I also highly recommend Dr. Kang. She is smart, well-qualified but more importantly also compassionate. She always takes the time to answer questions without rushing and is not dismissive. We did three IVF cycles with two other male doctors who were aloof and insensitive, especially when it came to a miscarriage. Dr. Kang always seems to talk to me as a person first and a patient second, which I appreciate. I would recommend her and the staff at Cornell without hesitation. Don't waste time at other places--I wish someone had given us that advice sooner.  Respond
RID: 596739
17/05/08 4 4 5 5 After years of infertility and three other reproductive endocrinologists, Dr. Kang identified the problem, addressed it and within 45 days of addressing the problem I was pregnant. She listens, is thorough and follows-up. Not to mention she practices at one of the most respected and successful clinics in the US. I highly recommend her!  Respond
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