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Hialeah
2300 West 84 Street
Hialeah, FL 33016
954.217.3456
Weston
2300 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326
954.217.3456
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend First IVF to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 39%7
6 assessments
  • 42% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 19% Neutral (7-8)
  • 39% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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9.5
Scheduling

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Billing Department
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8.3
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Nursing Team
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8.1
Nursing Team

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6.5
Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
55
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
8.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
8.3
Minna Selub
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6 assessments
8
7
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
I started with one month of birth control and as soon as i finished i came in for my first ultrasound [with Dr. Selub]. I started injections a few days later but only for 10 days. I took 75IU twice a day for 10 days followed the trigger shot. 36 hours later I had the retrieval. I've done this 3 times now...every retrieval has resulted in less eggs each time I've done it...I speak more with her assistant who does not have a medical background...
One cycle didn't work [at First IVF] - from what I understood, although it wasn't explained to me...The clinic is small but cozy. It seems to be a very small staff and I get the impression that the one coordinator there could be overwhelmed. She seems to run the office in terms of operations, lab work and results, instructions, appointments and notes. I feel like that's a lot for one person to keep all together. She does seem to forget my specific case once in a while and she also has sent me to do unnecessary lab tests that are not covered by my insurance.
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
15 Eggs Frozen
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
How was your experience with Minna Selub at First IVF?
She's soft spoken and I only had one sit down conversation with her at the beginning of this whole process. Ever since I don't really know what's going on. Her assistant communicates with me in terms of lab tests and instructions. I don't really know what questions to ask. They are both nice and seem to have a lot of experience but every retrieval has resulted in less eggs each time I've done it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Minna Selub at First IVF?
Ask about having and IUD and what your blood tests mean.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Minna Selub at First IVF?
I speak more with her assistant who does not have a medical background, however she is pretty responsive and both are very nice.
Describe the protocols Minna Selub used in your cycles at First IVF and their degree of success.
I started with one month of birth control and as soon as i finished i came in for my first ultrasound. I started injections a few days later but only for 10 days. I took 75IU twice a day for 10 days followed the trigger shot. 36 hours later I had the retrieval. I've done this 3 times now.
Describe your experience with your nurse at First IVF. (Assigned nurse: Debbie Carmichael)
She's very responsive but sometimes I don't trust her answers since I don't think she has a medial background.
Describe your experience with First IVF.
Decent location to get to with decent parking. The clinic is small but cozy. It seems to be a very small staff and I get the impression that the one coordinator there could be overwhelmed. She seems to run the office in terms of operations, lab work and results, instructions, appointments and notes. I feel like that's a lot for one person to keep all together. She does seem to forget my specific case once in a while and she also has sent me to do unnecessary lab tests that are not covered by my insurance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Minna Selub at First IVF.
Around $5000 for the first round and after around $4000
Describe Minna Selub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at First IVF.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at First IVF?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at First IVF.
One cycle didn't work - from what I understood, although it wasn't explained to me. On the day of retrieval, they took a urine sample and it came back "negative". I wasn't sure what it meant but I interpreted it as that the trigger shot didn't work. The coordinator mixed the powder for me in the clinic 26 hours before and she did it very quickly. When I mix my medication, I make sure that it's properly mixed and that I get every last drop. I injected the trigger shot exactly when I was told, yet something went wrong and i got no eggs that day. I know many things can go wrong but i thought it was strange that the one thing I didn't have control over seem to be the issue.
8
Doctor
Minna Selub
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
First IVF
Weston
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10
9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
9
She [Dr. Minna Selub] is extremely understanding and relatable a real woman and also kind, has a sense of humor and is in short knowledgeable and wonderful....She doesn't try to sugar coat it. She tells you her opinion but if you want to do other therapies like acupuncture and vitamins and nutrition for fertility things that can't be backed up by science she wont discourage it but she doesn't give a lot of information about all that.
Debbie [a nurse at FIRST IVF] is great also very experienced. I had some trouble following directions and also a couple times she thought she had given me reminders or notes, but they weren't properly filled out. the good thing is you can always reach her incase things need clarification....I very much like the doctor and nurse. but I did not feel like they were tying to sell me something or set me up with unrealistic expectations.
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
9
How was your experience with Minna Selub at First IVF?
More then any other doctor I've seen I just really like her and feel a good connection. She seems a very confident and experienced doctor. She has been doing this for more then 20 years. She is extremely understanding and relatable a real woman and also kind, has a sense of humor and is in short knowledgeable and wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Minna Selub at First IVF?
She doesn't try to sugar coat it. She tells you her opinion but if you want to do other therapies like acupuncture and vitamins and nutrition for fertility things that can't be backed up by science she wont discourage it but she doesn't give a lot of information about all that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Minna Selub at First IVF?
I like being treated by women and I defiantly felt like relatable human. I very much like the doctor and nurse. but I did not feel like they were tying to sell me something or set me up with unrealistic expectations.
Describe the protocols Minna Selub used in your cycles at First IVF and their degree of success.
I don't remember the medications I did but I had an allergic reaction to my first medication, injectable stimulation meds, So that was hard and I needed to get support on a weekend and we had to change the medications. but the retrieval went as planned I just didn't get any viable embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at First IVF. (Assigned nurse: Debbie)
Debbie is great also very experienced. I had some trouble following directions and also a couple times she thought she had given me reminders or notes, but they weren't properly filled out. the good thing is you can always reach her incase things need clarification.
Describe your experience with First IVF.
It's great and a little less expensive than others in my area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Minna Selub at First IVF.
it was 15k plus meds
Describe Minna Selub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at First IVF.
I did not get that far.
What specific things went wrong at First IVF?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at First IVF.
I had an allergic reaction to the first stimulation medication which was painful and scary I would have liked to know that that was possible and not serious before it happened but in the end it all worked out ok.
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Doctor
Minna Selub
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
First IVF
Weston
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr. Selub did a wonderful job thoroughly explaining my situation and further treatment. She went into detail on what would occur every step of the way through the IVF process. I left her office feeling informed and confident that the treatment would be successful...very kind and compassionate...Even though I felt upset about the situation itself I also felt hopeful after speaking with Dr. Selub.
Debbie [nurse at First IVF] is a very kind lady. She always replied quickly to every email I sent and I was never left waiting for an answer, even on the weekends...Monitoring appointments were easy to schedule and I did not have to go out of my way to change my regular schedule...For the entire IVF process is was $12,000 (not including medication) The medication for my particular case was close to $3,000
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Minna Selub at First IVF?
Dr. Selub is very kind and compassionate. She explained everything in detail and did not try and sugar coat the situation. Even though I felt upset about the situation itself I also felt hopeful after speaking with Dr. Selub.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Minna Selub at First IVF?
She will listen to your comments/information and she always has a detailed answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Minna Selub at First IVF?
Dr. Selub did a wonderful job thoroughly explaining my situation and further treatment. She went into detail on what would occur every step of the way through the IVF process. I left her office feeling informed and confident that the treatment would be successful.
Describe the protocols Minna Selub used in your cycles at First IVF and their degree of success.
I was given specific medication to take during treatment with an extensive schedule for my appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at First IVF. (Assigned nurse: Debbie)
Debbie is a very kind lady. She always replied quickly to every email I sent and I was never left waiting for an answer, even on the weekends.
Describe your experience with First IVF.
The staff at this clinic are awesome. They make you feel at ease even through this stressful process of infertility. The communication is quick and thorough. This is a definitely the fertility clinic to go to if you want to feel like a human and not just a number.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at First IVF.
Monitoring appointments were easy to schedule and I did not have to go out of my way to change my regular schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Minna Selub at First IVF.
For the entire IVF process is was $12,000 (not including medication) The medication for my particular case was close to $3,000
Describe Minna Selub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at First IVF.
N/A
10
Doctor
Minna Selub
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
First IVF
Hialeah
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3
3
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
3
3
The doctor [Dr. Minna Selub] has a very caring and sincere presence. She takes her time with each patient during office visits and answers questions.... Be as informed as possible about your fertility needs to see if this doctor is a good match. If you are young and healthy with minimal fertility issues she will be an excellent doctor and you can save alot of money by using her practice. If you are older with health concerns or fertility issues, you should consider a practice that does more extensive testing or specializes in your particular issue.
This clinic [First IVF] is a small operation. It would benefit from more staff to support patients and another doctor or two so that patients with different conditions could hear more options for their treatment.... One person handles everything from billing to medication education to being a go between in all communication with doctor when patient is out of office. It is too much for one person.... Costs were reasonable but not always transparent.
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Other
3
3
How was your experience with Minna Selub at First IVF?
This is a great doctor if you do not have any significant fertility issues. Costs are fair and approach is caring. Testing and protocols are not innovative. Seems like more of a cookie cutter and batch approach.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Minna Selub at First IVF?
Be as informed as possible about your fertility needs to see if this doctor is a good match. If you are young and healthy with minimal fertility issues she will be an excellent doctor and you can save alot of money by using her practice. If you are older with health concerns or fertility issues, you should consider a practice that does more extensive testing or specializes in your particular issue.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Minna Selub at First IVF?
The doctor has a very caring and sincere presence. She takes her time with each patient during office visits and answers questions.
Describe the protocols Minna Selub used in your cycles at First IVF and their degree of success.
Only one strategy/protocol was used and result was failed IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at First IVF. (Assigned nurse: Debbie)
One person handles everything from billing to medication education to being a go between in all communication with doctor when patient is out of office. It is too much for one person.
Describe your experience with First IVF.
This clinic is a small operation. It would benefit from more staff to support patients and another doctor or two so that patients with different conditions could hear more options for their treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Minna Selub at First IVF.
Costs were reasonable but not always transparent.
Describe Minna Selub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at First IVF.
Doctor was reasonable and seemed well informed in her approach to single versus multiple.
What specific things went wrong at First IVF?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Doctor
Minna Selub
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
First IVF
Weston
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
The office staff and doctor [Dr. Selub] made you feel very comfortable... She is a great doctor very companate very helpful. She make you feel like family . You can call her anytime of the day and she will pick up the phone to answer what every question you may have.her staff is so nice and the office is so clean I love going there .... I used clomid cycle 3 to 7 and trigger when ready.... When you go to the go to the appointment just ask as much of questions that you have
They [First IVF- Weston] are great I wouldn’t change a thing . When you go to the go to the appointment just ask as much of questions that you have . They never rush you out of the office they take there time with you . I love going here make me feel like family...I have spent almost 7000 for 2 iui and medication with donor sperm...The office staff and doctor made you feel very comfortable... Debbie is amazing! She is always available to talk or text ,...
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Minna Selub at First IVF?
She is a great doctor very companate very helpful. She make you feel like family . You can call her anytime of the day and she will pick up the phone to answer what every question you may have.her staff is so nice and the office is so clean I love going there .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Minna Selub at First IVF?
Ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Minna Selub at First IVF?
The office staff and doctor made you feel very comfortable
Describe the protocols Minna Selub used in your cycles at First IVF and their degree of success.
I used clomid cycle 3 to 7 and trigger when ready
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Debbie is amazing! She is always available to talk or text ,
Describe your experience with First IVF.
They are great I wouldn’t change a thing . When you go to the go to the appointment just ask as much of questions that you have . They never rush you out of the office they take there time with you . I love going here make me feel like family
Describe the costs associated with your care under Minna Selub at First IVF.
I have spent almost 7000 for 2 iui and medication with donor sperm
Describe Minna Selub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at First IVF.
Haven’t talk about this
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Minna Selub
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10
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First IVF
Weston
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10
5
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological
10
5
[Dr. Mick Abae is] Professional and knowledgeable and always on time for appointments. He fully explained all procedures and made me feel comfortable. Great doctor. would recommend him to family and friends. Clinic is located in a convenient place.... $14,000 for one fresh and2 frozen cycles with PGS testing. $3,000 for meds
[The staff at FIRST IVF-Hialeah is] Always on time, friendly, professional and kind. The prices are reasonable. Weaknesses may be embryology. They are nice but their experience isn’t shown on the website so you can’t research their experience. They don’t provide refunds and you have to pay for all services in advance... $14,000 for one fresh and2 frozen cycles with PGS testing. $3,000 for meds
Age
43
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological
10
5
How was your experience with Mick Abae at First IVF?
Professional and knowledgeable and always on time for appointments. He fully explained all procedures and made me feel comfortable. Great doctor. would recommend him to family and friends. Clinic is located in a convenient place.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mick Abae at First IVF?
Be on time and follow his instructions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mick Abae at First IVF?
Prifessional and always on time
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Excellent, caring and followed up when I would email them or call.
Describe your experience with First IVF.
Always on time, friendly, professional and kind. The prices are reasonable. Weaknesses may be embryology. They are nice but their experience isn’t shown on the website so you can’t research their experience. They don’t provide refunds and you have to pay for all services in advance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mick Abae at First IVF.
$14,000 for one fresh and2 frozen cycles with PGS testing. $3,000 for meds
10
Doctor
Mick Abae
Communication
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
First IVF
Hialeah
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