Ratings for Dr. Margaret G. Garrisi
I started with IRMS in September 2014. On my very first cycle of clomid/IUI, I had an ectopic pregnancy. They were on top of it and handled it very well, but it was an emotional rollercoaster for me and I only could speak to a nurse every call. I asked if Dr. Garrisi could call me back to explain what was going on. She called and was very matter of fact and abrupt on the phone. Not very compassionate at all considering I had to terminate this bad pregnancy and then wait another 3 months to try again. I decided to go back to the practice when the 3 months were up. I regret that I ever did. You never see a dr in the Hoboken office, just a technician who can never answer your questions. You have to wait half the day until a nurse calls you with instructions. I looked up my insurance coverage one day and I saw that Dr. Garrisi tried to charge in $1,000 (which was rejected) for oversight of my cycle. Why was I paying $40 copays every visit if she was charging in a separate fee to the insurance company. One cycle on clomid, I didn't ovulate at all. My estrogen never increased and I had super low progesterone which means I didn't ovulate, but they still put me on progesterone supplements. That wasted my time and prolonged my next cycle. When I met with her again to discuss next steps, she was very abrupt and rushed. I asked about going on metformin and she got angry I suggested it (I have PCOS). She told me it has very bad side effects. Long story short, I now go to Cornell and my dr there (who is amazing) put me on clomid and metformin and I've produced multiple follicles without side effects. She is just dismissive and not a compassionate dr....infertility is an area where people feel helpless and need explanation and not to be talked down to when they ask a question. I wasted many months there....much happier at Cornell (Tribeca office).
I was so impressed with IRMS, especially Dr. Garrisi. She was very helpful and put me at ease during all my visits. Overtime, I got to know her on a personal level and I felt cared for by her and everyone at Saint Barnabas. Dr. Garrisi presented me with all my options and ultimately we decided IVF was the direction to go in. She is a phenomenal person and doctor. Highly recommended!
Dr Garrisi and her team have been incredible so far! She is matter of fact, but at the same time incredibly caring and understanding. Her vast array of knowledge and providing the best options makes me confident that I am doing the best thing for me and my future family. I love that she makes time to talk and answer questions, as well as perform the procedures herself, that usually someone else, the radiologist or otherwise would perform. Infertility is sometimes a hand-holding sort of game, and I am 100% confident with Dr Garrisi in my corner.
Excellent doctor. I had great experiences at IRMS with all doctors (I wasn't crazy about Dr. Greenseid, but she was ok). Dr. Garrisi was my "main" doctor there and she and Dr. Cekleniak in particular were kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Garrisi can be a bit gruff and matter of fact but I trusted her and overall had a very positive experience. Needing help with fertility is a difficult and sensitive time and we were so lucky to find IRMS.
Dr. Garrisi and my entire team at IRMS are fantastic. The office staff are very responsive and courteous. Dr. Garrisi clearly knows her stuff and provided me with a clear explanation of what my options were and of everything she was doing. She was reassuring and inspired confidence. When I go for bloodwork, I am in and out of this very well-appointed and comfortable office. I can call or email a member of my team and get a prompt response- even on off-hours. Since Dr. Garrisi doesn't deliver babies, she is in office and focused on this- her goal is to get you pregnant! I was shocked yesterday when I came home after having had bloodwork done that morning to find they had already called with results. I would recommend without any reservations.
Dr. Margaret G. Garrisi's Credentials
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- Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214 (Grad. 1979)
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