Fertility Institute of Hawaii

2 doctors work here

Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 98%Don't recommend: 2%9.8
98% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Operations
9.8
9.8
Operations

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Scheduling
9.3
9.3
Scheduling

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Billing Department
9.8
9.8
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
9.8
9.8
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7
7
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.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
742
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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35-37
38-40
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Honolulu
1401 South Beretania St. Suite 250
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 545-2800

4 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2022, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 25 - 30
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Karmon] opens all options for you but makes sure you take the route thats best for you based on your bodies needs. She makes me feel so comfortable and has never discouraged me through any results i did not want to hear after trying...I felt more encouraged as her patient because of the sincere love kindness and patience she shows towards me and my partner...
The staff [at Fertility Institute of Hawaii] is so sweet and completely understandable of all things...They never make you feel like it doesnt matter and that they go through this job daily. They show that they truly care about their job and to adress people concerns in theur fertility struggles each day...
How was your experience with Anatte Karmon at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
Being a patient of Anatte Karmon has made my hopes go higher. I felt more encouraged as her patient because of the sincere love kindness and patience she shows towards me and my partner. She has never once showed that something will not work and if pregnancy wasnt a result she showed complete care and simplicity. She is the best!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anatte Karmon at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
To continue to trudt the plan, follow all instructions but also do extra on what your told to keep up with. To never lose hope because some doctors dont care and some like Anatte Karmon does. I get more anxious to see her then stress about anything i feel might not happen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anatte Karmon at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
Anatte Karmon has been the sweetest doctor ever. She opens all options for you but makes sure you take the route thats best for you based on your bodies needs. She makes me feel so comfortable and has never discouraged me through any results i did not want to hear after trying. Its expensive just to purchase sperm vials just for it to fail many times. Ive had to put things on hold all becausz i didnt have enough money to continue. Stress and worries for in between allowing me to go e.r since it caused problems within my stomach due to stress. I packed on the extra weight due to drinking becausz i gave up, i really wanted a baby and to start my family as were the aunties that supports everyone who has babies around us. And because we picture all we would buy for our baby one day, every baby we blessed had good gifts from us. Its to a point i hope being blessed can happen from all weve blessed other children and babies growing up.
Describe the protocols Anatte Karmon used in your cycles at Fertility Institute of Hawaii and their degree of success.
Anatte Karmon has first consulted with me on what steps to take first. Upon consulting she then moved on to step 1 that was an option for me to take, she encouraged that every women sometimes will go through the entire process just to possibly find their tubes was blocked. So its an extra procedure to do just to be safe that it wont be the cause of any egg being stopped from traveling. Its called an HSG OR SIS. Basically a procedure involving an xray to show dye that they shoot into your uterus to see how far it travels. As long as it goes all the way through, it shows that your tubes and lining are perfectly clear to go. It relieves the stress from future news you dont want to hear. After that step and getting all information about your cycle how ofteb it is blood work to show levels of where your at for your menstrual. You can now move foward to your next step which is waiting till your menstrual shows. If you dont get your menstrual at the time your supposed to from when Dr karmon had asked of you for your last dated cycle, she then had helped me take pills to start my menstrual so i can now start my process to growing my follicles. Day 1 i called Dr Karmon to notify her that i started my menstrual. She then brought me in on day 3 which is when the ultrasound can now detect growth size of follicle (like a egg shell) . I was giving stims which is a liquid you refrigerate and put into a pen that you can shoot in the left or right side of your stomach which is a more effective way to boost chances of egg growth and pregnancy. Because im diagnosed with PCOS my eggs grow amot slower which then took me almost 2 weeks to get to a normal 16-88 mm in size for full growth or mature eggs. After reaching the size she needed me to get to , she now can give me another shot to help increase ovulation (follicles releasing eggs to be fertilized by sperm) 2 days counting after that Dr Karmon could do insemination day to finally see if the sperm will fertilize my egg doing iui treatment! I also ordered my sperm vials from Seattle spermbank who is by far the best since you pay a flat rate of $50 to view unlimited of every info possible for each donor. They also extended their genetic testing on top of everything the sperm donors has to test for to be a safe donor. So the test extends to 100+ more screening they can detect for anything donor carries. It makes the search so much more easier, they also work with fertility institute of hawaii as well so shipment is a piece of cake! All in aml even if it failed, it happens and we have to keep our hopes up that there is help out there and praying that even help financially will make the stress easier and may help the body to decrease stress opening a window for a positive pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Institute of Hawaii. (Assigned nurse: Anna)
The staff is so sweet and completely understandable of all things. When i walk in i dont feel stood out for a problem i have, it makes mz feel okay to know everyone in the office is aware but its normal to feel the way we feel. They never make you feel like it doesnt matter and that they go through this job daily. They show that they truly care about their job and to adress people concerns in theur fertility struggles each day.
Describe your experience with Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
Ive honestly have never seen or felt or know any weaknesses in this clinic. They have been nothing but over exceeding the care they are expected to give already. The strengths of this clinic is being able to handle so many patients at once becauqe timing is so important in multiple different fertility issues that each individual patient faces. They are welcoming they continue to show excitement for every patient well-being and fertility struggle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anatte Karmon at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
The cost wasnt to bad at all for all the services i was given. I was allowed to pay small portiond at a time. They never rushed me or called me constantly to harrass me for payment. They never did call for payment at all. They were very understanding and if i needed any info on balance i could just give them a call.
Describe Anatte Karmon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
Im trying for an iui at the moment so im hoping that it works, if not ill be trying my first ivf cycle but im hoping ill have the funds by then to do it or be able ro pay whatever out of pocket i need to pay with financial help. As far as ivf we havent got to speak about that since shes so positive that iui can save me money and that this cycle may work! But i do hope that this cycle works so i can give other people a chance and getti g any financial help out there they need. I do need the help but this last cycle i pray it goes through. If not i will gladly need the help as i also just relocated since owners had to sell our home we were renting. My hours got cut at my job as well.
10
Doctor
Anatte Karmon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. John Frattarelli] is very knowledgeable about fertility and that sometimes can feel intimidating when talking with him about treatment options. However when asked to clarify things he is always willing and open to discuss. Our conversations always seem to be genuine. I truly feels that he cares about each patient and wants to see them succeed...He does his best to ensure that I understand what is happening and the options we have. He takes his time talk consulting with us about our treatment plan and the results of the different tests.
The staff [at Fertility Institute of Hawaii] from the front desk, to phlebotomist, to the billing department, and everyone in between are so welcoming. They we have welcome you with a smile and do their best to make you feel as comfortable as possible...I absolutely love our care coordinator. She is always answering my questions and reassuring me when I'm feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. She very thorough when providing information and directions.
How was your experience with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
Dr. Frattarelli is very knowledgeable about fertility and that sometimes can feel intimidating when talking with him about treatment options. However when asked to clarify things he is always willing and open to discuss. Our conversations always seem to be genuine. I truly feels that he cares about each patient and wants to see them succeed. Our last in person procedure was a D&C after our miscarriage in November. It was a tough time for us but he made me feel comforted and seen. He reassured me that the miscarriage was not my fault and provided authentic empathy. I also appreciate his honesty regarding if he believes something isn't worth looking into or not. It is refreshing to hear both his medical and personal opinion on different strategies to try.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
My advice would be to ask all the questions because Dr. Frattarelli will answer them and if he isn't able to he will do research on it and provide you with his opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
Dr. Frattarelli and his staff are always so welcoming and warm at every visit. He does his best to ensure that I understand what is happening and the options we have. He takes his time talk consulting with us about our treatment plan and the results of the different tests.
Describe the protocols John Frattarelli used in your cycles at Fertility Institute of Hawaii and their degree of success.
I don't recall exactly what protocol I was on. What I do recall is taking that max dose recommended during the stimulation process. I was also give Growth Hormone sooner in my second IVF cycle to hopefully help boost my egg quantity and quality. We also did Zymot the second cycle and added in Femara I believe. All medications recommended were to support ideal stimulation results. During our first cycle 9 eggs were retrieved. 8 were mature and fertilized. 4 made it to the blastocyst stage. 2 were genetically normal. Both embryos were unsuccessful transfers. Our second IVF round resulted in 4 eggs. 1 embryo. We decided not to genetically test. Our transfer protocol had me on extended does of birth control to combat possible endometriosis and he added a vaginal probiotic. We had a successful transfer but unfortunately lost the pregnancy at 8 weeks. We are gearing up for our third cycle. We are hoping to get additional testing done to determine any endometrial infections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Institute of Hawaii. (Assigned nurse: Taylor Lee)
I absolutely love our care coordinator. She is always answering my questions and reassuring me when I'm feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. She very thorough when providing information and directions. Due to the clinic being on another island I am constantly calling and emailing with questions and clarifications to ensure I am doing what I should be. Taylor is warm and welcoming on the phone, in emails and in person. She is great at relaying information to Dr. Frattarelli and getting answers back to us in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
The clinic is very busy! Sitting in the waiting room can feel daunting and reassuring. Daunting in the sense of not know what will happen next. Reassuring because you don't feel so alone in the struggle. The staff from the front desk, to phlebotomist, to the billing department, and everyone in between are so welcoming. They we have welcome you with a smile and do their best to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
Over the last 3 years we have spent well over $40,000 on treatment.
Describe John Frattarelli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
Dr. Frattarelli has suggested that common practice is to transfer one embryo at a time. He provided us with all the information needed to back up his practice.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
There was on incident where I had an interim care coordinator and they had forgotten to call in my estrogen prescription for my transfer protocol. The clinic was closed and I needed to contact the on call Doctor. They were able to get my prescription in and I was able to move forward with my transfer protocol.
10
Doctor
John Frattarelli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
2
0
Age 32
PCOS
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. John Frattarelli] isn’t warm or have good bedside manner. I did a consult only and knew from that first visit that I would not continue treatment from him. With this type of situation you want someone who is understanding and warm from the very start...He has his staff do all the work up and so he doesn’t spend time to get to know you as a person
This place [Fertility Institute of Hawaii] is a hot mess. They don’t follow up with you, are disorganized, and don’t seem to be knowledgeable...They could not even tell me the cost of anything! The nurses and doctor kept saying things like, “it depends,” or, “it shouldn’t cost too much.”...The NP didn’t know brand vs generic and so asked me questions about the same medications. The office staff appears disorganized and does not follow up. If you want quality care you’re going to have to hunt them down yourself.
How was your experience with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
He isn’t warm or have good bedside manner. I did a consult only and knew from that first visit that I would not continue treatment from him. With this type of situation you want someone who is understanding and warm from the very start.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
If you only care about results he’s known to be good but don’t expect any warm bedside manner
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
He has his staff do all the work up and so he doesn’t spend time to get to know you as a person
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
This place is a hot mess. They don’t follow up with you, are disorganized, and don’t seem to be knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
The NP didn’t know brand vs generic and so asked me questions about the same medications. The office staff appears disorganized and does not follow up. If you want quality care you’re going to have to hunt them down yourself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
They could not even tell me the cost of anything! The nurses and doctor kept saying things like, “it depends,” or, “it shouldn’t cost too much.”
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
2
Doctor
John Frattarelli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
0
Clinic
Fertility Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu
Operations
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 40
Other
European
Doctor
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Frattarelli] has been easy to understand and he has been kind as well. He seems like a skilled doctor. I had surgery with him and it was successful. I will soon be moving onto ivf. The surgery was painless as well...I have had a hysteroscopy so far as I had uterine scarring. Follow up saline us showed that the surgery was successful. I will start ivf soon...
[nurses at Fertility Institute of Hawaii] Very friendly and knowledgeable. Quick to answer any questions...They are very organized and efficient. The office is nice and inviting. It is quite busy. I believe they have parking. The Klara app makes it easy to ask questions and they respond quickly. This is a great to ask about appointments/medical questions etc...Everyone was very nice to me and did a good job explaining things to me in a way that made sense....
How was your experience with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
He has been easy to understand and he has been kind as well. He seems like a skilled doctor. I had surgery with him and it was successful. I will soon be moving onto ivf. The surgery was painless as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
You are in good hands. He and the clinic are great. If you have any questions, the Klara app is great and they are quick to respond.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii?
Everyone was very nice to me and did a good job explaining things to me in a way that made sense.
Describe the protocols John Frattarelli used in your cycles at Fertility Institute of Hawaii and their degree of success.
I have had a hysteroscopy so far as I had uterine scarring. Follow up saline us showed that the surgery was successful. I will start ivf soon.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Quick to answer any questions.
Describe your experience with Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
They are very organized and efficient. The office is nice and inviting. It is quite busy. I believe they have parking. The Klara app makes it easy to ask questions and they respond quickly. This is a great to ask about appointments/medical questions etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Frattarelli at Fertility Institute of Hawaii.
They billed to my insurance. Only cost so far has been for the genetic carrier screen I think.
10
Doctor
John Frattarelli
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources