Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute

Available Resources

Genetic counseling: Offered
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture: Offered
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling: Offered
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
is not offered
Selling medication: Offered
Selling medication
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
West Columbia
2324 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 939-1515
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 0%9.2
17 assessments
  • 69% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 31% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.3
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
9.1
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7.6
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
9.4
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
8.2
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
17 assessments
7
Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
10 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
The front desk staff [Advanced Fertility] of the clinic were not as friendly as the nurses. They made it seem like it was just a job for them. The finance coordinator was not compassionate with working with. She just did the minimum to get us through. I did not feel comfortable with her at all.... Everyone in the nursing staff that we came in contact with were very friendly and caring.... Only thing that we did not like was the financial aspect of the whole situation.
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Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The front desk staff of the clinic were not as friendly as the nurses. They made it seem like it was just a job for them. The finance coordinator was not compassionate with working with. She just did the minimum to get us through. I did not feel comfortable with her at all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I felt like she treated us like a human. She was very friendly and honest with us. We appreciated her for that. She also talked about her own family with us which made the whole situation even more personal and relaxing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone in the nursing staff that we came in contact with were very friendly and caring.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She was very friendly and honest the whole way through the part of the process we were in. She did not give us any false hopes but worked with us as much as she could. She told us that we needed to do IVF but we were not financially ready for that process. So she let us try the IUI and worked with us throughout that process. Even though she didn't recommend it, she was never negative towards it. She talked about being spiritual and that made us feel even more comfortable because we also believe in the power of God.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I would let them know to go to her with their true feelings about what they are going through.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Like mentioned before, she recommended that we do IVF but out finances would not let us go that step. So she was in agreement to try the IUI cycles a few more time and told us to have faith that it will happen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
We were approved through the Department of Veterans Affairs for payments. The VA was paying 100% of the bill. But for some reason, we still had to pay $1600 before IVF could be done.
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Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
Nursing
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8
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
8
One cycle mid-cycle ultrasound was misread and trigger shot window was missed [at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute]. I ran out of refills for a daily medication and had to make multiple calls to the office. Which led to having the wrong medication called into the pharmacy, wrong dose, wrong quantity. I have gotten conflicting information during ultrasounds asking if I was still taking a daily aspirin when I wasn't notified I should be taking it. I was referred to a different specialist and called ahead of time to have labs faxed over to a new office. After multiple calls, they said it was taken care of but when I went to my apt they had not received the lab results.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
8
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The Dr.'s are readily available if needed. The front/checkout staff has always been warm and welcoming. Appointments have been on time about 80% of the time. They do have a comfortable waiting room with WIFI that works the majority of the time. The facility is equipped to do the majority of test/procedures. I've had labs, HSG, ultrasounds, and consultations in one building. I would like the staff doing your procedures at least introduce themselves. I don't need a life story just a name and who you are would be nice. I don't want to ask you a question that is out of your scope of practice. I should add this has not been all staff just a couple people who have done this. It's such an emotional thing dealing with infertility and having a warm introduction can really ease the nerves.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
DR Whitman has always been professional and very informative. She has been straight forward with providing me with adequate information and details. She has always taken the time to sit, listen, and address my concerns.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
From the beginning, I was concerned some of the staff would come in to do a mid-cycle ultrasound and they wouldn't introduce themselves. I wasn't sure if I was talking to a Medical Assitant or an actual Registered Nurse. I was in a very vulnerable position both emotionally and physically. (the mid-cycle are internal ultrasounds, legs up in the stirrups, light cover covering your bottom half). I would at least like to know your name. I was not sure who I could ask specific questions to. I was able to communicate with a Registered Nurse and did get clarification. I had issues with getting medication refills. I had multiple incidents where the wrong medication was sent to the pharmacy, the wrong dose, the wrong quantity. I eventually did call and speak with the manager and get my issue resolved. I have not had any further issues since that time.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Like I addressed earlier, Dr. Whitman has always been compassionate and hopeful during this process. She has been positive and always been very informative about the treatment process and plan of care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Write down your concerns and ask Dr. Whitman directly. If you have questions or concerns you can always call and ask to speak to a RN.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
During our first consultation, we developed a plan of care. She reviewed my previous records from my other Dr. She ordered an HSG to make sure my tubes were clear, a semen analysis to verify my husband's sperm was good. She started me on Femara and increased it to 10mg per cycle when I did not ovulate on lower doses. Dr. Whitman kept me on the 10mg dose for a couple of cycles with a trigger shot. She also found my thyroid to be on the lower end of normal and put me on Synthroid. She explained how important it was to have a good thyroid level when trying to conceive. After a few months break from treatment for personal reasons I went back and described my symptoms and rechecked my labs and adjust meds per results. She has been thorough and I'm hopeful she will help up expand our family.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I have had two different insurances during my treatments. I have not had any problems with billing.
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
No comments at this time. We have not discussed this option yet.
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Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
28 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
The nursing team [Advanced Fertility] kept me calm and always wished me baby dust And best wishes. They also explained everything they were doing during my visits and called to check on how I was feeling not only physically but emotionally.... I see a lot of clinics out of state that Offer a variety of programs That make ivf more affordable. As The wife in a homosexual relationship these alternatives are the only options we have to conceive and would like to see The clinic offer more variety of payment plans to achieve our dream. The clinic is very clean and everyone is nice and helpful very welcoming atmosphere
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Age
28 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I see a lot of clinics out of state that Offer a variety of programs That make ivf more affordable. As The wife in a homosexual relationship these alternatives are the only options we have to conceive and would like to see The clinic offer more variety of payment plans to achieve our dream. The clinic is very clean and everyone is nice and helpful very welcoming atmosphere
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She took time to meet with me and y’all through the process and told me iui doesn’t have a high success rate but I couldn’t afford the i for process
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing team kept me calm and always wished me baby dust And best wishes. They also explained everything they were doing during my visits and called to check on how I was feeling not only physically but emotionally.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr Whitman was very knowledgeable and passionate and caring. She explained what treatments would work best but when I couldn’t afford the recommended treatment gave me options for less expensive option but was honest that it has much lower success rate. She is a wonderful doctor
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Trust the process and Dr. Whitman
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
I was given blood panel work up and transvafinal ultra sound. After I was given commissions and advised to start taking on the 3rd day of my cycle and I came in for another blood panel and ultrasound on that day. I took a booster shot on the designated day and then came back in when advised to do the iui. Followed up with a test two weeks later
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I do not remember the exact Cost but it was very expensive and has been the cause of us not trying more options but would love to try again
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I have not used this process but hoping that I am afforded this opportunity soon
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Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
The clinic [Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute] was very clean and organized. The staff always greeted me with a smile and were very helpful.... The nursing staff were very proffessional and genuinely caring.... Second Opinion - Initial Appointment $0 (Free) Blood work $280 Day 3 Labs $600 Sperm Analysis $125 Consultation $90... As a new patient, I would make sure your medical records were received prior to the first initial appointment.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The clinic was very clean and organized. The staff always greeted me with a smile and were very helpful. As a new patient, I would make sure your medical records were received prior to the first initial appointment. My records were requested but not sent to Dr. Whitman's office by the day of my appointment. Do not wait until the appointment to see if they have received them. She usually will not see you if your records have not been received.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She was very personable and made me feel comfortable discussing my medical history. She was very blunt and was easy to understand when explaining my diagnosis and further treatments options. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitman for anyone seeking fertility related issues.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were very proffessional and genuinely caring.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I had a tubal reversal in May 2016 and went to my first visit at a fertility clinic in 2017 after a year of not conceiving. On the very first visit the doctor suggested IVF and sent me straight to their financial counselor's office to discuss payment options. I was very displeased by this at the fact no treatment options other than IVF were discussed after the very first examination which was very vague. So, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gail Whitman-Elias for a second opinion after having a bad experience with the other fertility clinic/doctor. I was pleasantly surprised after my first visit with Dr. Whitman and she gave me a better outlook on my options for conceiving a child. She made me feel very optimistic about my chances of conceiving and told me for my age my egg count was really good, so time wasn't a huge factor at the moment. She gave me a list of things I needed to do for her to decide on the best possible treatment plan for me and my partner. I had blood work performed , took an HSG test and my partner had a sperm analysis. After she reviewed the results, I set up an other appointment to discuss further treatment options. Her ability to carefully explain complex medical terms and conditions to me in a way that was easy for me understand and comprehend was astounding. Honestly, I didn't leave the appointment with any unanswered questions or concerns. I don't have anything negative to say about Dr. Whitman. She is awesome!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I would tell the patient to discuss anything you feel is important with Dr. Whitman even if you feel like it is irrelevant. Ask lots of questions! This could be the one vital bit of information she may need to better understand your situation and needs. If she knows your concerns and history it will make it easier for her to figure out the best possible treatment along with her diagnosis and plans.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Whitman-Elia performed an trans-vaginal ultrasound on my first visit along with a physical examination. We discussed prior treatments and procedures as well as my medical history. She gave me a sheet with the list of procedures my partner and I needed to complete in order for her to determine what may be causing the infertility issues and best possible treatment plans. After reviewing my blood work I had a vitamin D deficiency and I started taking vitamin D supplements with my prenatal vitamin daily. My partner's sperm analysis revealed 2% morphology, so he has since cut out smokeless tobacco use and alcohol consumption to see if it helps improve his morphology issues. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2003 which Dr. Whitman-Elia confirmed, so she prescribed 1000mg of Metformin daily. She suggested IUI or Simply IVF for the next treatment process. So, I decided to try IUI and I am currently waiting for my next cycle so I can start fertility medicine to prepare for my first IUI treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Second Opinion - Initial Appointment $0 (Free) Blood work $280 Day 3 Labs $600 Sperm Analysis $125 Consultation $90
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Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
Nursing
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8
Age
32 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological, Unexplained
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Around 5,000 for FET...Around 10,000-12,000 for IVF [at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute]...Very friendly staff. Clinic is very welcoming and clean. It may take them a few days to call you back and several weeks to email you back due to the amount of patients. However, I would recommend this clinic. I feel the strengths out way the weakness...All the nurses were excellent. The IVF coordinator did not have the greatest personality. She did not give you the bad news very well.
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Age
32 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Very friendly staff. Clinic is very welcoming and clean. It may take them a few days to call you back and several weeks to email you back due to the amount of patients. However, I would recommend this clinic. I feel the strengths out way the weakness.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She was very friendly yet informative. Her bedside manner is great. However, she told me I would be easy to get pregnant with IVF and that hasn't been the case. I have had 5 failed Ivfs ( 10 embryos).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute. (Assigned nurse: Judy)
All the nurses were excellent. The IVF coordinator did not have the greatest personality. She did not give you the bad news very well.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She is very compassionate, friendly and educated. During the procedure she is very calm and says encouraging words. She doesn't talk down to you. However, she can sometimes give you unrealistic expectations. Example: telling me I would most likely get pregnant with my first IVF. Also, after several failed cycles was reluctant to change protocol.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
It usually takes more cycles to have a baby then she tells you. Be patient ( very HARD).
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
3 iui's with dikey protocol 1 Fresh IVF with antagonist protocol with : Gonal-f, ldhcg, doxycycline at luteal day 1-7, Medrol @ luteal day 1-7, Progesterone oil 50mg luteal day 2-until 2 FETS similar protocol 1 Embryo retrieval ( can't remember protocol) 1 ERA biopsy 1 PGD 2 FETS little different meds, also added blood thinner shots and acupuncture.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Around 5,000 for FET Around 10,000-12,000 for IVF Around 250 for consult Around 350 plus meds for iui's $250 for ultrasound
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
My doctor did not want to put in more than 2 due to my age.
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Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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[Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endo Institute]Outstanding staff, great communication, excellent on getting to no there patient. The only weakness is somethings you have to reach out to thim for more information... Overall clean and friendly, they really care about your Fertility issues. Appointments are quickly. Weakness, Not as prompt, You might have to stay up on thim with info or concerns you might have. Dont leave if you have any questions, ask while your there.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Overall clean and friendly, they really care about your Fertility issues. Appointments are quickly. Weakness, Not as prompt, You might have to stay up on thim with info or concerns you might have. Dont leave if you have any questions, ask while your there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr Whitman has a humble sweet personality that made my husband and i feel comfortable. I felt like a human because it snowed how deeply she cared
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Outstanding staff, great communication, excellent on getting to no there patient. The only weakness is somethings you have to reach out to thim for more information
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Gail Whitman-Elia strength was her communication, her will to try different medication to help us conceive. Gail Whitman weaknesses is i felt i was giving only two opinions iui or ivf , i felt i needed to be more examined to why iui is not working.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Gail Whitman is a great caring Doctor, i Would recommend that the patient walking in knows what they want and all the options they might have, because you might not have all options told to you
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
In 2 cycles of iui i use levathyroxy, clomid, 250 ovidrel The 3rd cycle of Ovulate on all 3 cycles and failed to conceive all 3
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
400 iui costs
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Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Sometimes I have too wait longer than expected because the clinic [Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute] is crowded. Overall the clinic is fine with great staff members, clean atmosphere, and a warm welcome. The doctors, nurses, and the people who take your blood is very professional. ... Heather and Emily [nurses] was thoughtful and kind. They also explained each step to me.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Sometimes I have too wait longer than expected because the clinic is crowded. Overall the clinic is fine with great staff members, clean atmosphere, and a warm welcome. The doctors, nurses, and the people who take your blood is very professional.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr. Whitman spoke carefully to my husband and I. She also used examples to make sure we understood everything. Dr. Whitman has great bedside manners.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute. (Assigned nurse: Heather )
Heather and Emily was thoughtful and kind. They also explained each step to me.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr. Whitman is always honest and I believe she wants to ensure all her patients are able to conceive. My husband and I had a good experience with Dr. Whitman, she suggested we use donor eggs. Now we are considering her advice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She is a fair individual and honest.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Regarding my 3 IUI’s I was prescribed pills and a trigger shot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The price was expensive, our insurance didn’t cover anything. We are currently debating an egg donor suggested by Dr. Whitman. However the cost is $16,000 and we desperately want a baby but I have student loans which may stop us from getting a loan.
9
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Amazing staff at Preg in West Columbia. I never felt like a number and the nurses and other staff memebers knew me by name which made me feel right at home and comfortable. Each staff member i met with during appointments would thoroughly explain what we they had to do.... ProtocolsDr Whitman put me on a vitamin and supplement enrichment diet/regimen, that no doctor before her ever offered. And with that my body healed from the inside out and resulted in a successful iui.
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Amazing staff at Preg in West Columbia. I never felt like a number and the nurses and other staff memebers knew me by name which made me feel right at home and comfortable. Each staff member i met with during appointments would thoroughly explain what we they had to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr Whitman Elia is an amazing physician. From the very first appointment she made me feel comfortable and stress free. She took her time to explain what was and wasn’t an good idea for care. She told me she would find the underline problem and she did. After 6 iuis with no success Dr Whitman got me pregnant. Even though the pregnancy called for emergency surgery, Dr Whitman was there for me throughout the whole process. She made sure i always get the care i need.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr Whitman Gail is a physician that goes above her means to ensure her patients receive the treatments and care they need. She allows allotted time to be sure she can explain every detail of each appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Be ready to meet the angel doctor of West Columbia SC.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Dr Whitman put me on a vitamin and supplement enrichment diet/regimen, that no doctor before her ever offered. And with that my body healed from the inside out and resulted in a successful iui.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The cost for care has been fairly reasonable.
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
31 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
10
This [Advanced Fertility] is very clean and organized place. I have been to doctors visits as well as seminars. Everyone is friendly and there to help. The finical staff even meet my husband Ana I on a Saturday morning to discuss our options.... They were all very nice Ana accommodating.... It was around $2000.... Our questions were answered and a plan set in action. We were pleased with her [Dr. Whitman-Elia] and the office.
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Age
31 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
This is very clean and organized place. I have been to doctors visits as well as seminars. Everyone is friendly and there to help. The finical staff even meet my husband Ana I on a Saturday morning to discuss our options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very nice Ana accommodating.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Our questions were answered and a plan set in action. We were pleased with her and the office. Dr Whitman was referred to us by friend. My friend is now going to her as well. She explained all the different treatments Ana where we should begin.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Be paintent. Some methods work and some don’t.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
We started with iui because we had done the pills already with no success. She explained how to adminerster the shots. I went back in to make sure there were eggs. She told me to take the trigger shot and then I went back in on that Monday. 2 weeks later I went back in for a test and it was negative. My husband and I took a break. We started back again last year. We are still saving money at this point to move forward with IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
It was around $2000.
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
37 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The financial counselor [at Advanced Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology Institute] did not under how the VA payments worked. That was very stressful for us. We had such a hard time explaining the processto her. The VA couldnt get her to understand the process. So that put our treatments on hold. She made us feel astjough she didnt want to dealwith VA payments.
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Age
37 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The financial counselor did not under how the VA payments worked. That was very stressful for us. We had such a hard time explaining the processto her. The VA couldnt get her to understand the process. So that put our treatments on hold. She made us feel astjough she didnt want to dealwith VA payments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She was caring and very comfortable to talk with.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Very caring and compassionate.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She is an awesome provider. She does an excellent job. She was compassionate and very truthful about our situation. Never is she doubtful aboutmy getting pregnant. She givesus hope. When medication problems arised, she was quick to respond and fix the issue.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I would tell them to be truthful and honest about their situation so that the doctor can truly help them concieve.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Well, I have unexplained infertility. She told me that I would benefit from IVF but at the time we could not afford that treatment plan. She worked to make IUI for our needs. But was truthful in saying shedding recommend going that route.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Our payments were made via Veterans Affairs.
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
The clinic [Advanced Fertility] was awesome. The staff showed compassion from the time you walk through their doors. It doesn’t matter what questions you may have, they will answer. The staff made this process a lot easier for me....The entire nursing staff was wonderful....During the entire process, every single individual that worked for Dr. Whitman were extremely helpful and nice. She has one of the best staff. Dr. Whitman and her staff were awesome.
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The clinic was awesome. The staff showed compassion from the time you walk through their doors. It doesn’t matter what questions you may have, they will answer. The staff made this process a lot easier for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I was treated like I mattered. I never felt like I was just a number. During the entire process, every single individual that worked for Dr. Whitman were extremely helpful and nice. She has one of the best staff. Dr. Whitman and her staff were awesome.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute. (Assigned nurse: Judy Watson)
The entire nursing staff was wonderful. Judy Watson was great. She was the nurse I dealt with the majority of the time.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Dr. Whitman is the best. She is very professional and ensures her patients are taken care of. She ensures you are comfortable with every procedure and information given. Dr. Whitman is awesome. She gives hope when families feel hopeless.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
If there is anything you don’t understand about the process just ask. They will make you feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
I went through IVF and did a freeze all of my embryos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I can’t remember the cost out of pocket but some of the cost was covered under my insurance at that time.
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
2 embryos were transfer to give a better chance of implantation.
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Every one [at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute] was so caring to us always I never felt like a number there it was like home...I can't say anything other than they are the best . This clinic really cares for the patients. Holly explains everything in detail always. Shalonda is great at the front desk and the girl that takes the blood is great..She [Dr. Whitman-Elia] is committed to her patients in all aspects no matter what. I cried she always made sure I was ok before I left the clinic. She called and checked or answered all my questions.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I can't say anything other than they are the best . This clinic really cares for the patients. Holly explains everything in detail always. Shalonda is great at the front desk and the girl that takes the blood is great
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She was the best. I can't say anything bad about her. She talked me through everything. She helped us have our little miracle. I love her for that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every one was so caring to us always I never felt like a number there it was like home.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She has the best heart. She is committed to her patients in all aspects no matter what. I cried she always made sure I was ok before I left the clinic. She called and checked or answered all my questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She is the best and she really cares. She is there with her heart not just for money
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
I can't remember
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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8
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
The clinics [Advanced Fert RE Institute] is state of the art! Everything from labs to procedures can be done under one roof...Tiffany Rn was awesome! We communicated via phone and email! She answered my questions and kept me informed....I don't know the ladies title. But she would call you back you to the back, she checked my vitals. Not very friendly . I had to speak to her first! None of staff wore name badges.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
The clinics is state of the art! Everything from labs to procedures can be done under one roof.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
When my husband and I met with her she laid it all out for us. She gave us hope and encouraged us to get started with treatments sooner than later because of my age.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute. (Assigned nurse: Tiffany)
Tiffany Rn was awesome! We communicated via phone and email! She answered my questions and kept me informed.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
We were comfortable talking to her and asking questions.she is Very knowledgeable and she gave us hope! She explained things to us and kept US pretty much informed.The day before our retrieval she told us to pray for grade A eggs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Ask questions until you have clarity.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I'm sorry I don't remember the exact price! My insurance paid some and so did we!
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Because of my age of 38 Dr Elia recommended multiple embryo transfer but we didn't make it to the transfer part
8
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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6
Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
It was not expensive [at Piedmont Reproductive Endo Group- W Columbia] I think to have my tubes tested it was about $80 and $20 for my husbands specimen sample. Other than that we only saw her [Dr. Gail Whitman-Elia] for a free consultation.... She stated the problem was my husband with a low sperm count and put him on a bunch of multi vitamins.
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Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I have known and heard of several friend who went through her clinic with very successful results. Personally I feel our personalities were just on two different levels but I know of many who have had positive interactions with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She addressed us personally. I felt though that the urgency was not there and I left with a lot of questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are very friendly and welcoming.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I felt like she came across with no sense of urgency. I was left with a lot of questions but I’m not sure if this was because I didn’t understand everything being my first time visiting a doctor like this or her approach. I also feel like she saw my age and said it wasn’t me, she checked my tubes but got no other information from me, before getting one specimen from my husband and then saying it was him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Do some research on everything and have questions ready.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
She stated the problem was my husband with a low sperm count and put him on a bunch of multi vitamins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
It was not expensive I think to have my tubes tested it was about $80 and $20 for my husbands specimen sample. Other than that we only saw her for a free consultation.
4
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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8
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Nurses were great [at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endo Institute], but it would have been nice to see the same one for treatments to build a since of knowledge of my situation.... Offer more Doctors on staff. Be available on weekends. Very clean facility, nurses, and office staff were great. Blood work techs did a wonderful job. They really went above and beyond. They really did the best to make me feel taken care of.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Offer more Doctors on staff. Be available on weekends. Very clean facility, nurses, and office staff were great. Blood work techs did a wonderful job. They really went above and beyond. They really did the best to make me feel taken care of.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Didn't get to see her too often during IUI treatments. It was usually the nurses.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were great, but it would have been nice to see the same one for treatments to build a since of knowledge of my situation.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
I would have like to have her been more involved in the treatments. There wasn't a lot of involvement with her after the initial interview. She was nice and knowledgeable in the interview, and answered questions I had.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I had to pay out of pocket for most of the treatment. My health insurance would only give a discount. I had to pay about 200 per shot.
5
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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9
Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Very informative and helpful.. very knowledgeable about all the treatments.. billing department [Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute] is also great and understanding . Very friendly and nice environment. Very compassionate and understanding...[Dr. Whitman-Elia was] Very informative with the information and explained everything throughly.. madecgreat suggestion and what else needed to be done
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Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Very informative and helpful.. very knowledgeable about all the treatments.. billing department is also great and understanding . Very friendly and nice environment. Very compassionate and understanding
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
She explained everything to let us know where the issue was.. bad great suggestions on what I next time should be. But it was more of a money issue with the ivy treatment
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was very friendly
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Very informative with the information and explained everything throughly.. madecgreat suggestion and what else needed to be done. Asked if we had any questions or thoughts. Told us what our next treatment should be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Ask alotbof questions and get a second option if needed
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
Clinic and several iui . Treatments was successful
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
Not sure
8
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
I can not think of any things the care team [at Advanced Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology Institute- West Columbia] could have done differently during our treatment course. They were always very up front and open. They were always very willing to answer all of our questions, no matter how crazy they may have been... The doctor [Dr. Gail Whitman- Elia] was very through and explained every step of each procedure. She was always asking if I was comfortable during the procedures. She made sure we were very aware of the risks involved and took the time to answer all of our questions
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute.
I can not think of any things the care team could have done differently during our treatment course. They were always very up front and open. They were always very willing to answer all of our questions, no matter how crazy they may have been.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
They showed that they really cared about you and helping you have a successful pregnancy.
How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
The doctor was very through and explained every step of each procedure. She was always asking if I was comfortable during the procedures. She made sure we were very aware of the risks involved and took the time to answer all of our questions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute?
Run as fast as you can to Dr. Whitman-Elia!
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute and their degree of success.
I honestly don't remember.
10
Doctor
Gail Whitman-Elia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
West Columbia
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