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Coral Gables
126 Aragon Avenue, #126
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(866) 770-2168
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
954.247.6200
Margate
2960 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
954.247.6200
Miami
7100 West 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33016
954.247.6201
Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
954.247.6208
Port St. Lucie
160 NW Central Park Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
954.247.6215
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
954.247.6222
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 29Neutral: 11Don't recommend: 98
49 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 22% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
1,003
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
49 assessments
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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IVF Florida is a major clinic with several different locations across the state. The great part about this is that you can go to any of the different offices pending on your schedule and location for that week. It is important to be aware that this is a very busy clinic and you may have to wait sometimes....The nursing staff, in general, is excellent. They are caring and compassionate and know that this is an extremely stressful journey.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida is a major clinic with several different locations across the state. The great part about this is that you can go to any of the different offices pending on your schedule and location for that week. It is important to be aware that this is a very busy clinic and you may have to wait sometimes. Try to book appointments in the afternoon rather than the morning, it is much less busy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
We were trying for over a year when we made an appointment to see Dr. Maxson. I had done a TON of research and as opposed to treating me like everyone else, he acknowledged that and working within my higher understanding to ensure that I was getting the info I needed, not just the same stuff I had already learned. His bedside manner is excellent and the nurses are wonderful. I get stressed out easily and any time I needed to speak with someone to understand the process better, I was called within minutes or hours (not days). When we got the bad news that both tubes were blocked (most likely from the time I was born), it was heartbreaking. My doctor heard me crying in the bathroom and waited outside to reassure me that it was going to be okay and we would just move into IVF and that we are on this journey together. Wow, I have never trusted a doctor the way I trust him and fully encourage any woman who is going through this struggle with infertility to see him.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff, in general, is excellent. They are caring and compassionate and know that this is an extremely stressful journey. They are not there to add anything more to your plate but rather to relieve some of the heavy load that you have been carrying on your shoulders.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is absolutely wonderful. He is caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He speaks to me at my level and is blunt but still empathetic. I like to receive information and don't want it sugar-coated, he is great at doing this. He has been there every step of the way and told me on my first appointment that I have been doing a great job of keeping the "car on the road" but now it is time to let him take the wheel. He could see that I had been stressed about this process for a long time and after that initial visit, I think I took the first deep breath for over a year. Could not give him a higher rating, strongly recommend.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Do your own research before going in and come with questions. Dr. Maxson will never rush you and will answer any and everything you may be curious about. Just remember, he is the expert and to trust him and not try to struggle for control. At this point, he is joining you on your journey to becoming a parent.
Describe Wayne Maxson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Maxson has a strong preference to only transfer one embryo. He feels that transferring more than one puts the mother as well as the baby (babies) at an unnecessarily high risk.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Cassie [nurse at IVF Florida] performed a number of my inseminations with ease. She was extremely knowledgeable on the protocol and procedure. Nadia [nurse] was my shoulder to cry on. She listened when I was upset and always consoled me when I needed it. She explained things to me in a simple way, shared her personal stories and made me feel comfortable...IVF Florida in Margate is a beautiful office. You are always greeted with a smile and hello from the front desk. Most of the girls are very knowledgeable when checking in and out. They remember each individual by name. I have always had a great experience with their phlebotomist and their ultra sound tech, Colleen, is amazing. She is so sweet and talks you through the ultra sound. She even shares what she is seeing with you.
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Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida in Margate is a beautiful office. You are always greeted with a smile and hello from the front desk. Most of the girls are very knowledgeable when checking in and out. They remember each individual by name. I have always had a great experience with their phlebotomist and their ultra sound tech, Colleen, is amazing. She is so sweet and talks you through the ultra sound. She even shares what she is seeing with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr. Ory is very straight forward with his diagnosis. He has a wonderful personality and cracks a smile every now and then when discussing the issue(s). I felt like I was treated like an individual with Dr. Ory because he specifically spoke of me and very rarely compared me to anyone else. He know I was me and this was "my" issue and not a "bunch of other woman".
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Cassie and Nadia)
Cassie and Nadia are amazing. They are very caring, compassionate and listen to your concerns and even let you cry to them :) Cassie performed a number of my inseminations with ease. She was extremely knowledgeable on the protocol and procedure. Nadia was my shoulder to cry on. She listened when I was upset and always consoled me when I needed it. She explained things to me in a simple way, shared her personal stories and made me feel comfortable.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr. Ory's strengths: He explains everything to you and step by step. He is very caring about your situation and helps you feel comfortable with his protocol. Dr. Dr. Ory's weaknesses: Runs a little behind for appointments. I have waited close to a hour at one visit to just meet with him. Overall, Dr. Ory is a fantastic doctor who knows what he is doing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Listen and ask questions. Dr. Ory will not explain above and beyond. He will tell you textbook wise what is going on and what his plan is. But research and ask questions...anything. He will answer them on the spot.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
In 2014 I had a small fibroid preventing me from getting pregnant. Dr. Ory suggested 3 months of depot lupron shots to shrink it to avoid surgery. Unfortunately they did not work and ended up having laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Christie (Dr. Ory does not perform lap). The fibroid was removed and I became pregnant. Fast forward to 2016. I became pregnant but unfortunately miscarried. After 5 months of not getting pregnant again I returned to Dr. Ory. We ran a number of tests and determined diminishing ovarian reserve / poor egg quality was an assumption. We tried a few rounds of 50mg clomid to produce more eggs with timed intercourse, no luck. In January, February, and March I completed 3 IUI's, each with two days of insemination. I was given 50mg of clomid with ovidrel trigger shot. Each IUI was unsuccessful. We took a break for a few months and then tried 3 months of 2.5mg of letrozole with trigger shot and timed intercourse. Again no luck. We have stepped back from treatments for a while, but still keep in touch with IVF for questions, blood work etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
For visits I had a $30 copay each time. My insurance covered 60% of my IUI treatments. I had to pay approximately $1500 for 3 IUIs. Most medications were covered, expect for the ovidrel injection.
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Every time I walked in the office [IVF Florida- St. Lucie] the nurses knew my name and greeted me with a big smile and a caring face. When ever I had a question it was always just a phone call away and they always answered and answered my questions with truth and professionalism.... The only down side that I had was that if I needed treatment on a Sunday I would have to drive 2 hours to margate...For the iui treatments I spent $1,700 per iui
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The only down side that I had was that if I needed treatment on a Sunday I would have to drive 2 hours to margate, but other than that the staff at Ivf Florida are all amazing and were always concerned with how we felt and wanted to make sure we always had the info we needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Every time I walked in the office the nurses knew my name and greeted me with a big smile and a caring face. When ever I had a question it was always just a phone call away and they always answered and answered my questions with truth and professionalism.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Darcy)
My nurse was absolutely amazing. She handled everything from my negative pregnancy test to my joy for starting another cycle.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
The first time meeting Dr.Maxson my husband and I knew right of the bat that he was the Doctor that we wanted and that we were going to be in great hands. He explained everything in detail and answered every question we had. Dr. Maxson had a vision for my husband and I and started right away. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
If I could give any advise it would be to never give up on your dream to become parents. When you think you have hit rock bottom to get back up again and try harder for what you want to achieve and that is a baby!
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
The first thing Dr. Maxson said was to loose 5% of your weight. Even a small amount is beneficial to conceive. He started me on metformin starting at 100mg and working my way up to 1000mg. With having pcos it is suppose to balance my blood sugar and even out my hormones. From there it was weekly apt to check my follicles. Once my follicles got to a certain size Dr.Maxson told me to trigger and to trigger at a certain time. We would trigger and then the next morning we would go in for iui.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida.
For the iui treatments I spent $1,700 per iui. I did 2 iui and I am working on my 3rd now
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Everyone at the clinic [IVF Florida] is absolutely wonderful. They are kind, patient and very thorough to ensure everything is correct and up to date. The use of the portal is an excellent and efficient way to receive results and communicate with the office and nurses....The entire staff is absolutely wonderful and so caring. Love them all....I purchased a 2 ivf cycle plan via Attain. I believe the cost was around $25k plus PGS testing $3k
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Everyone at the clinic is absolutely wonderful. They are kind, patient and very thorough to ensure everything is correct and up to date. The use of the portal is an excellent and efficient way to receive results and communicate with the office and nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is kind, respectful and honest. He tells us the good and bad in a very nurturing manner. He is a very sweet man and we have all our faith tha8t he is doing everything he can to help us have a baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The entire staff is absolutely wonderful and so caring. Love them all.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is extremely professional. He has always made himself available to us to answer questions or concerns. He is very knowledge and recommend a different procedure in our last cycle that allowed us to have 8 more embryos to complete PGS testing on. One of which is now our little popsicle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Don't keep wasting time. Go see Dr. Christie or any of this partners at IVF Florida. They are amazing.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
In round 1, we went the "normal" way of fertilizing the eggs. On round 2 they were hand fertilized and we got 8 more embryos over the previous cycle (18 total). 8 in total made it to day 5 and after pgs one of those is now our popsicle. We couldn't be happier. We are now going to do an ERA to improve our chances of a successful transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I purchased a 2 ivf cycle plan via Attain. I believe the cost was around $25k plus PGS testing $3k, medication $2k per round, and PGS testing was $3,600 per 8 embryos. ERA should be around $1k. In addition I have about $500 for anesthesiologist and another $2500 for the removal of a fibroid. I think that covers it.
Describe Daniel Christie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
They do not allow multiple transfers and I'm not sure about eSet (not interested)
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS
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I attend the Wellington Office [of IVF Florida] and the nursing staff there exceeds expectations. Being a smaller office they know you by name, know your journey and are with you 100% of the time. This includes the nurses, the sonographer, the triage nurses (who take our blood) , the office/billing employee and many others. They greet you by name, follow up with you via the web and phone, and show general interest, care and concern not only about your treatment and care but also about your general well being.
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Age
34 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Wellington Office is kind, caring, organized, up to date with your file. The billing office does tend to be inaccurate time and time again. Which is very frustrating when you are seeking such expensive treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is very warm, compassionate and down to earth. His compassion and knowledge of the field really resonated with us. From our initial visit to our most recent loss Dr Maxson has been with us every step of the way. He often checks in on us during our cycles and even on our "breaks". He really understands how grueling this process is not only on the patient but often on the family. There have been several times Dr. Maxson has met with my husband and I as well as my parents to calm our nerves and fears. At the end of the day Dr Maxson truly cares about his patients and the family they are so hopeful to create.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Illene and Erica )
I attend the Wellington Office and the nursing staff there exceeds expectations. Being a smaller office they know you by name, know your journey and are with you 100% of the time. This includes the nurses, the sonographer, the triage nurses (who take our blood) , the office/billing employee and many others. They greet you by name, follow up with you via the web and phone, and show general interest, care and concern not only about your treatment and care but also about your general well being.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
One of the things I like the best about Dr. Maxson is that He stays educated on up to date research and procedures and educates us as well. He doesn't hold back when offering "out of the box" thinking. I know that Dr. Maxson has several patients. However, that doesn't alter him from knowing every little detail about me and our journey to parenthood. He is blunt when He needs to be and He is cautious of our feelings when He needs to be as well. Recently we have hit a bump in the road financially and we are almost at the end of our journey and have no baby to show for our journey. To see the emotion on Dr. Maxson speaks volumes. This man genuinely cares about us. About our Marriage. About our Hopes and Dreams. And most of all about our desire to become parents.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
When seeing Dr Maxson I would recommend that you remain open and honest with him. Be upfront about your plans and where you are at financially. Be open to suggestions--- even the ones that are hard to hear. Be ready to hear things you may not want to hear but be open to what He has to say regarding this and follow through with his plans.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We tried Clomid and Letrozole with IUI first. I stopped responding to both. We then moved to IVF with Menopur, Gonal F , Centrotide and HCG trigger shot. We retrieved 10 eggs and 6 made it to day 5. Sadly, these embryos resulted in 2 chemical pregnancies and a miscarriage around 12 weeks when referred to my OB. Our Second Retrieval we did Lupron for several weeks, Menopur and Gonal F with HCG trigger. We retrieved 17 eggs and 4 made it to blast. This was a freeze all cycle. We did an ERA test to make sure that we were transferring at the right time and that my uterus was receptive to the Progesterone shots. We found out that I was pre receptive by 24 hours and needed an additional day of Progesterone. We did two more transfers after this which resulted in negative pregnancy tests. We have two more embroys on ice and will be transferring again in 2019.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida.
We used Attian, IVF
Describe Wayne Maxson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Maxson is very amendment about single embryo transfers. His first priority is always the health of his patient and his goal is always "one healthy baby".
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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[The nurses at IVF Florida are] Compassionate. Helpful. Outgoing & always willing to help with additional resources. Gives great hugs & words of encouragement!!...Strengths would be the knowledge & education of assisted reproductive technology of all of the doctors and how there able to take an individualized approach still getting a positive result. Weaknesses would be sometimes it may take a minute to get called back when leaving messages with answering service over the weekends.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths would be the knowledge & education of assisted reproductive technology of all of the doctors and how there able to take an individualized approach still getting a positive result. Weaknesses would be sometimes it may take a minute to get called back when leaving messages with answering service over the weekends.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I’d like to start by saying I am over the moon happy I found Dr. G. I initially went to him as a second opinion after working previously with a different RE. From the day I made my appointment up until now I’m extremely glad I chose to stay with him. He is extremely intelligent, very committed to making sure I understand my particular case & condition, gets back to me in a timely manner & always answers my questions of concern. That by far is the most important thing to me. Knowing that we’re on the same page and he is willing to do what it takes to help me have a baby.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: LYNN H. )
Compassionate. Helpful. Outgoing & always willing to help with additional resources. Gives great hugs & words of encouragement!!
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr G, is very well educated and highly skilled on what methods work for each individuals case. He always explains everything to me in lamen terms & I always walk out like I get it. I am a bit over weight and he has never made me feel any less deserving of having a baby like my previous doctor. He suggested eating better & integrating exercise just to stay healthy & get my sugar levels under control. He can relate to me and that is impressive!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust him!
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Well I have not had my actual IUI. I am in progress. So my husband & I were given a work up and consulted regarding results. We both did really well & the few areas of concern like my blood sugar which was also addressed by placing me on metformin. I’ve been on metformin for 4 months. Next phase of treatment includes ovulation induction medications including injectables & ultrasounds to monitor the effectiveness of the OI. Once final ultrasound and blood work is completed ovidrel will be prescribed & I’ll be scheduled for IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
$1300-2500
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Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
Nursing
Operations
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
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The clinic [IVF Florida] was well organized, modern, and clean. When I arrived for my initial consultation I was extremely overwhelmed with the process and costs, but after speaking with the nurses and staff I felt better.... Once I decided to seek a second opinion, I had difficulty obtaining my medical records. The records custodian did not return calls, e-mails, etc. in a timely manner.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
2
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic was well organized, modern, and clean. When I arrived for my initial consultation I was extremely overwhelmed with the process and costs, but after speaking with the nurses and staff I felt better. The nurses/staff perform the ultrasounds and blood testing in house so it is convenient and you get the test results within the same day. On the other hand, it is very busy and the waiting room is always crowded. Expect longer than usual wait times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
The clinic is large and always had a lot of people in the waiting room. I felt rushed during each of my appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Nadia, Olga, and Cassie)
The nurses were kind, understanding, and sensitive to my needs and concerns. Their positive attitude made me feel comfortable. If I had any questions after my appointment I could email the nurses through the portal and they would respond within 24 hours. At times I was given conflicting information by each nurse which was confusing during my treatment.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He was professional, knowledgeable and kind. After my initial appointment, I was nervous but confident that he could help me become a mother. He explained the process and procedures, and was positive I would achieve pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Conduct your own research beforehand and be prepared to ask questions because he doesn't give you all the information you need unless you prompt him with questions. Prepare for a long wait time.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
During the initial testing, it was determined I have diminished ovarian reserve. He performed an HSG which resulted in one blocked Fallopian tube. Despite these results, his protocol was 3 IUI cycles with no medications and no monitoring (i.e. blood work and ultrasounds). I was instructed to take a OPK at home and to make an appointment for the day after I received a positive. I felt the timing was off and was not confident considering my test results and no monitoring. After 3 failed attempts, I am taking a break and getting a second opinion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
3 IUI cycles at $278.00 each. My insurance covered the consultation, blood work, and ultrasound so I paid my co-pay for those visits. Total cost – approximately $5,000.
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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The waiting room [IVF Florida] was large and clean. It was always crowded no matter the time: weekdays and weekends. The process from check-in to check-out was smooth, but it was usually a long wait.... There are multiple nurses that are involved in your treatment. This was frustrating at times because they would each provide me with conflicting information.... My favorite part was the break room - snack machines, coffee and TV (it wasn't just for employees!).
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The waiting room was large and clean. It was always crowded no matter the time: weekdays and weekends. The process from check-in to check-out was smooth, but it was usually a long wait. My favorite part was the break room - snack machines, coffee and TV (it wasn't just for employees!). Once I decided to seek a second opinion, it was difficult to obtain my medical records. I had to consistently follow-up with the records custodian as my request seemed ignored and took longer than it should.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
No matter what time or day we arrived for an appointment, the waiting room was always full. The front desk staff seemed frustrated at times with patients. During one appointment scheduled with Dr. Ory, we waiting an additional hour for him in his office. He seemed rushed to answer our questions. We rarely had the same nurse, so each time they would have to read my chart to understand my situation and treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Nadia, Olga, and Cassie)
There are multiple nurses that are involved in your treatment. This was frustrating at times because they would each provide me with conflicting information. For example, one nurse would tell me to come back the next day following an IUI to undergo a second IUI ("back-to-back). However, the next month/cycle, a different nurse instructed me to take a OPK that night following an IUI, and if it was negative then do not return the next day for the 2nd IUI that cycle. It was very confusing, each nurse had their own protocol!
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr. Ory is soft spoken and doesn't show much emotion. Overall he seems like a nice man that wants patients to achieve success. Although I underwent treatment with his facility for over one year, I only met with him a few times as the nurses handled most of the treatment. I didn't see him unless I had a scheduled appointment for him specifically. For those appointments, he had me waiting for an hour or more, and I felt rushed when I finally met with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Seek a second opinion.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I first met with Dr. Ory during my consultation. He led me to believe that my only issue was lack of sperm (I'm married to a woman). After standard blood work, ultrasound and HSG, he explained my ovarian reserve was "low for my age," but he was confident I would achieve pregnancy within my first 3 IUI cycles. Based on his recommendation, we proceeded with 3 "natural" IUI cycles (no meds and no monitoring), which all failed. Next, he prescribed 50 mg Clomid for the 4th IUI cycle - failed. For the 5th, 6th and 7th IUI cycles he increased the Clomid dose to 100 mg and added Gonal-F 150iu with Ovidrel 250 trigger shot - failed, failed, failed. He remained confident that I would achieve success, but it never happened. He suggested a Laparascopy (possible endometriosis) and IVF treatment. I decided to seek another opinion. After numerous failed attempts, the process was taking a toll on my marriage, finances, and emotions. I lost my trust in Dr. Ory. After transferring my records to another RE, it was immediately determined that I have Hypothyroidism. This was based on the review of my initial blood work taken by Dr. Ory prior to his treatment! If your thyroid is off even slightly, then it could cause infertility. Dr. Ory failed to diagnosis my thyroid issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
My insurance does not cover anything fertility related so I paid out-of-pocket for everything. Each IUI is $278, ultrasounds are $300 each, blood work (i.e. progesterone, estradiol) is about $100 each time, HSG is $700, initial consultation and follow-up visit(s) with doctor are $300 each, frozen sperm storage at clinic $100 per month with $50 processing fee each time they receive donor sperm vials. I spent over $20,000 for 7 IUI cycles (5 cycles were back-to-back = 12 IUIs total).
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Steven Ory
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Strengths [for IVF FL]: - Convenient times and multiple locations (we were able to go to another location for testing at times when mine was booked out). - I think the doctors are generally very knowledgeable and do a good job. I liked all the doctors that I interacted with (different doctors did my HSG, retrieval and transfer). Weaknesses: - Nurses run the show and you don’t see the doctor that often. That being said all the nurses were great although it seems like different nurses supervise different stages of your treatment rather than having one nurse throughout the process. - No updates on monitoring ultrasounds during stims - if you don’t call to ask or ask to speak to the nurse afterwards, they do the ultrasound and tell you nothing about afterwards. Labs get uploaded to the portal but not the ultrasound results. - It is a bog clinic and you can sometimes feel like just a number or like your care is not being individualized.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths: - Convenient times and multiple locations (we were able to go to another location for testing at times when mine was booked out). - I think the doctors are generally very knowledgeable and do a good job. I liked all the doctors that I interacted with (different doctors did my HSG, retrieval and transfer). Weaknesses: - Nurses run the show and you don’t see the doctor that often. That being said all the nurses were great although it seems like different nurses supervise different stages of your treatment rather than having one nurse throughout the process. - No updates on monitoring ultrasounds during stims - if you don’t call to ask or ask to speak to the nurse afterwards, they do the ultrasound and tell you nothing about afterwards. Labs get uploaded to the portal but not the ultrasound results. - It is a bog clinic and you can sometimes feel like just a number or like your care is not being individualized.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
This is a big clinic and sometimes you can feel like just a number. There are benefits to a big clinic also like more convenient hours and multiple locations.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr. Ory is definitely more of a straight-forward, to the point type of person which I didn’t mind. If you need a lot of hand holding or someone who will be very gentle or careful with what they say he may not be the person for you. I prefer the blunt approach and to go in knowing all the facts beforehand. He does not always go into a lot of detail but will answer any questions you have so just have your questions ready. I would have probably liked to see my doctor more. At this clinic the doctors do the initial consults then you mostly see the nurses after that until the end. I also did not have my doctor for my retrieval or transfer but I understand that the doctors work on a shift system.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Research ahead of time and have a list of questions prepared.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I was on microdose Lupron protocol due to low ovarian reserve. I was on Lupron, Menopur and Gonal F. I also did 3 weeks of birth control pills before my starting stims and before my transfer. For my transfer I did Lupron then estrogen patches then added vaginal progesterone just before transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
IVF cycle with retrieval and fresh transfer is about $12000 FET is about $4000 Embryo freezing and storage is about $1500 plus $100 per month Meds totaled about $5000
Describe Steven Ory's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
It was explained to me in detail and I was given hand-outs about how they decide how many embryos to transfer. Based on the odds I was given, I felt comfortable transferring one embryo.
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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The staff [at IVF Florida] always remembered my husband and I, always asking us how we were doing. The office and staff are very personable...Margate is full of amazing staff. Everyone from the ladies at the front desk, to the woman who drew my blood, the US techs, the doctors and nurses are all wonderful. They take their time to make your visit a smooth process...At IVF Florida you are assigned to a nurse team....there is a patient portal that you can send questions to your nurse team and they always respond promptly.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida - Margate is full of amazing staff. Everyone from the ladies at the front desk, to the woman who drew my blood, the US techs, the doctors and nurses are all wonderful. They take their time to make your visit a smooth process. I had one of the front desk ladies come down to the second floor the day of my egg retrieval because she saw me on the schedule and she just wanted to come and give me a hug and wish me good luck. You don't find medical staff as friendly as you do at IVF Florida.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
The staff always remembered my husband and I, always asking us how we were doing. The office and staff are very personable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Brittany & Jackie)
At IVF Florida you are assigned to a nurse team. My team consisted of 3 nurses - Brittany, Jackie and a third whose name I can't remember at the moment. All of them were very nice. There is a patient portal that you can send questions to your nurse team and they always respond promptly.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman was my doctor and he is amazing. He will not sugar coat anything and will tell you how it is. He is very upfront with you and does not want there to be any surprises, and he will not get your hopes up unnecessarily. I really appreciated his honesty.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Do not let his "to the point" take on things fool you. He cares a lot and only wants you to succeed. Once you get to know him a bit better he ends up feeling like family.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
My ovarian reserve looked good and our main issue was male factor. We used the agonist protocol using Ganirelix to supress ovulation. Dr. Hoffman also had me trigger using Lupron to reduce the changes that I would have OHSS. The protocol worked beautifully. I have 9 eggs retrieved, 8 were mature, 6 fertilized and all 6 made it to freeze. We did an all freeze cycle because I had to have surgery to remove a uterine fibroid.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
SIS costs $975.00, HSG cost $595. I don't remember specifically the other costs. IVF is not cheap though (no matter where you go)
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Hoffman was very adamant that we should only transfer 1 embryo. Due to my age and the fact that I had never been pregnant or miscarried he said my chances didn't change with multiple embryos, only my chances of having multiples. IVF Florida is very careful - their main goal is to get your pregnant with 1 baby.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Everyone at IVF Florida, Wellington office has been kind, caring, involved, and helpful through out each and every step. At the Margate office we have had some issues. The lab where all procedures take place was wonderful, but the front desk at the 3rd floor for check in and check out are not as friendly...We choose to use an Attain program. By bundling our cycles we saved money and have a plan that allows us unlimited frozen embryo transfers. We picked a plan that gave us 2 retrievals with PGS testing, 2 fresh, and unlimited FETs. We chose not to use the 2 fresh so we could do PGS testing in every embryo we made.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The Wellington office is amazing!!! The Jupiter office is also a good one. Other than the issues we have had at the Margate receptionist/checkout area we have had a good experience. When we found out about the misscarriage it was at the Margate office and as we were leaving the check out lady yelled at us to pat before we left. After telling her about our loss and wanting to be alone, we would pay them later she insisted we would leave and skip payment so we had to pay. She was spoken to by our Dr and the office manager who apologized to us for the incident. Every Dr, nurse, tech, and other person at the 3 offices I mentioned have been good at their jobs as well as good people.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Everyone at IVF Florida, Wellington office has been kind, caring, involved, and helpful through out each and every step. At the Margate office we have had some issues. The lab where all procedures take place was wonderful, but the front desk at the 3rd floor for check in and check out are not as friendly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Erica and Ilean are the best nurses. Trish and Lovely are the best blood draw. Sharon is the best ultrasound tech. Dee, while not a nurse is the best receptionist!!!)
Erica and Ilean both called us to celebrate our success and called to express sadness when we had our loss. Everyone we see them they always greet us warmly and have all the information ready for us. Both are very organized and professional, but also involved and human!
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr Hoffman is caring and compassionate. He takes his time to give all of the information and to also help you and your spouse understand it. He is very hands and upfront about the rotation of Drs that may do retrieval and or transfers, but in my experience he has been there for us when we have asked him to be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Listen to him then ask questions. He has a way of getting to the information in a logical and medical way that will help you understand what can happen. Asking questions afterwards gives you and Dr Hoffman the time to ensure you understand everything being said.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
75 units of Menupor and 75 units of Gonal-F twice a day for 10 days. At day 6 we added .25mg of Cetrotide for the last 5 days. We then did a Lupron trigger of 40 units. (We did this protocol for both retrievals) For our only FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) we used Lupron, 10 units, for 17 days every morning. On day 17 we went in for scans and blood work where we were told to start PIO (progesterone in ( sesame) oil). We did PIO for 5 nights then transferred a 5 day embryo that was PGS tested normal. The embryo took and then at 5 weeks 4 days we had a misscarriage. After this loss we did an ERA (Endometrial Receptive Assessment) test, once the HCG levels went down to less than 1. After the ERA we are currently doing our second FET with the same protocol, but have no results yet. We choose to move forward after speaking to our Dr and team to assess what our options are.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
We choose to use an Attain program. By bundling our cycles we saved money and have a plan that allows us unlimited frozen embryo transfers. We picked a plan that gave us 2 retrievals with PGS testing, 2 fresh, and unlimited FETs. We chose not to use the 2 fresh so we could do PGS testing in every embryo we made.
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr Hoffman feels that 1 embryo transfer at a time is healthier for potential mom and fetus.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
Nursing
Operations
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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The only weakness would be that some might consider it to be impersonal, it's very large and you tend to see a different nurse each specialized visit. The benefits of a large clinic vastly outweighed any negatives. I rarely waited past my scheduled appointment time, my results were often online the day of my visit, the nurses were on top of the voice messages and e-mails, never leaving me waiting long to get a response. Also, despite the size I had the same nurse do my blood work each time, as well as the same nurse do my ultrasound, they were both amazing and remembered me when I came back.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The only weakness would be that some might consider it to be impersonal, it's very large and you tend to see a different nurse each specialized visit. The benefits of a large clinic vastly outweighed any negatives. I rarely waited past my scheduled appointment time, my results were often online the day of my visit, the nurses were on top of the voice messages and e-mails, never leaving me waiting long to get a response. Also, despite the size I had the same nurse do my blood work each time, as well as the same nurse do my ultrasound, they were both amazing and remembered me when I came back.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman always referred to me by name, actually, he used my nickname. He remembered by hobbies, he asked how I was doing with the adjustment of changing my exercise routine during hormone injections, and was candid about what I needed to do to have a successful pregnancy. When he first told us we would have to do IVF to get pregnant, I was upset, but the way he said it was truly hopeful, he told me we could get pregnant, we just had to trust him. We did and we're pregnant. It's a huge step to make, but I'm glad he encouraged us to do IVF when Clomid didn't work. I have heard women that have tried multiple IUI cycles and wasted precious time and money. I felt like he wanted us to be happy and made the suggestion that would make that happen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Jackie, Beverly, and Brittany)
The nursing staff was amazing, they were so patient and always available. They responded to all my e-mails that day, and were available to respond to my messages regarding any concerns. They really went above and beyond my expectations making sure that I had all the information I needed and helped with anything that I was concerned about.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman is old school, he'll tell you like it is and make sure you understand what your options are. I think that he knows that main goal is to get pregnant, and he does not want to waste your time with treatment options that don't have a high chance of being successful. He told us exactly what to expect, exactly what his expectations were, and called himself with any important updates. He was real and genuine, I appreciate the care he gave us and his honesty with what needed to happen to get pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Trust his suggestions. When he told us we would need to do IVF we thought he might be jumping the gun, going with the most expensive and invasive procedure right off the bat. I know now that the other options had such a smaller likelihood of resulting in a pregnancy, and although we tried Clomid and a trigger injection (without success), we ultimately trusted him and it worked!
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Our first cycle was using Clomid to see if my hormone levels would increase to the point of ovulating (I was not ovulating, that was why I would not get pregnant). I took the Clomid and a trigger shot, however, my hormones plateued and I was not able to reach the level needed to ovulate and undergo IUI. The next cycle was IVF. We injected one hormone for about a week morning and the same hormone and another at night, for the second week we did the same injections and added another injection in the evening (Menopur and Gonal-F, then another one I can't remember). I went into the office once or twice a week for bloodwork to check that my hormones were responding to the medications. My cycle went exactly as planned, my husband gave me my trigger shot and then we went in for the retrieval. Dr. Hoffman thought I may have a frozen embryo transfer due to concerns that I may over-stimulate, however, after the retrieval I was slated for a day 5 fresh transfer and went back in to have my embryo implanted. It all happened so fast, we were so lucky.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
$20,000
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
We only really discussed transferring one embryo, due to my age and the expectation that my embryos would be of good quality, he was confident that one embryo would result in a pregnancy.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
25 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
10 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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the doctors [at IVF Florida] are on an on-call rotation. If the timing of the procedure can be flexible (for example, a laparoscopy in some cases) then it's possible to schedule it with your own doctor...The practice is very large and it can feel like being a number...There are a few excellent nurses. They are excellent because they are compassionate, attentive, happy to be helpful, and make an effort to remember you. However, half of the nurses, if not more than half do not have these qualities. More often than not, they seem to do just what's required of them and nothing more.
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Age
25 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Sometimes when the nurse is calling in the next patient, she'll announce whether she needs a urine sample for the entire waiting room to hear. I do not like that. I have waited a long time in that office before. It's usually not too bad but there have been a couple of times that it was a very long wait. I don't like that I'm not able to see the screen during an ultra sound. I've been to offices where there is a screen visible to the patient. Being able to see the screen makes the patient feel included in the treatment rather than in the dark (figuratively and literally).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
With Dr. Weitzman, I felt like a human. Dr. Weitzman performed a laparoscopy and came in to go over everything and give me a hug during pre-op. She is also the one to call me with the results of a treatment cycle. The practice is very large and it can feel like being a number. Also, I saw several staff throughout the process so it felt like only Dr. Weitzman really knew me as an individual.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are a few excellent nurses. They are excellent because they are compassionate, attentive, happy to be helpful, and make an effort to remember you. However, half of the nurses, if not more than half do not have these qualities. More often than not, they seem to do just what's required of them and nothing more.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
As a patient of Dr. Weitzman I felt very well taken care of. There was once a call to be made on my treatment (regarding the time of a trigger shot) when she was not on call. The doctor on call gave his instructions and after she reviewed it, she over-ruled them with her own instructions. She has a warm bedside manner and she is also direct.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is very likeable and and she's a good doctor but the patient should expect that since she works in a large practice, the odds are unlikely that she will be the one performing any of the actual treatment procedures because the doctors are on an on-call rotation. If the timing of the procedure can be flexible (for example, a laparoscopy in some cases) then it's possible to schedule it with your own doctor.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
The strategy that stands out to me is the timing of the trigger shot. The doctor on-call who reviewed my results that day while Dr. Weitzman was away, gave his instructions for a trigger shot the following night. Dr. Weitzman also reviewed the results and called to override those instructions, saying that the trigger shot should be doe that very night. The rationale was that there were follicles that were a good size but a few that were smaller. Dr. Weitzman didn't want to compromise the mature follicles waiting for the immature ones to catch up. It turned out to be the right call in my unprofessional opinion because I ended up with 8 eggs, nearly twice as many as I had ever had. I don't remember how many fertilized but it was also the first time I was able to freeze an embryo.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
I think the costs were comparable to the other local clinics. I did not feel like I was nickle and dimed, which I have felt at other clinics.
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
The decision of how many to transfer (one or two) was definitely mine, but Dr. Weitzman strongly recommended one.
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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The staff at the Coral Gables location [IVF Florida] is small. I think that's what makes it so great. It's always the same ladies doing your ultrasounds, drawing your blood, giving results and following-up. It provides a seamless experience that I am very grateful for!...Dr. Sueldo is the most through Dr. that I've ever had. She takes her time to talk you through everything so that you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
Dr. Sueldo is the most through Dr. that I've ever had. She takes her time to talk you through everything so that you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Adriana)
The staff at the Coral Gables location is small. I think that's what makes it so great. It's always the same ladies doing your ultrasounds, drawing your blood, giving results and following-up. It provides a seamless experience that I am very grateful for!
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sueldo prior to becoming her patient back when she first joined IVF Florida.I knew that patients would love her as her personality and character would make her an amazing asset to the practice. Now that I know her as my doctor, I'm glad to see that my initial assessment of her far exceeded any expectations I may have had. Words can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to her for being so through. Us IVF chicks are nuts, I feel like you can never give us "too much" information. She basically started from scratch and asked me all the "new patient questions" then she asked me for my questions. I had "a list". We went over them all. She took all my thoughts, apprehensions and concerns in to consideration and I felt like I had a say in things. We came up with a plan together that we were both happy with. During a process where there are so many ups and downs, you definitely want to feel like your Dr. has your back. I'm blessed that I feel like mine definitely does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
She will give you all the information you need. The good, bad & indifferent so be ready for it all!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida.
Insurance Covers Most
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Doctor
Carolina M. Sueldo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Coral Gables
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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7
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
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Location - Port St. Lucie is absolutely their [IVF FL] biggest strength. We have no one else up near us. Financing - Biggest weakness. The discussion of financing (if needed) should happen much sooner. Specifically for IVF patients because the costs are the highest for them and happen all at one time. Even if a blanket cost is used, such as, "Your treatment will cost around $25,000. Your financing options are: ___________________." I was hoping for terms that were a little more reasonable, like you can receive for other medical procedures including cosmetic procedures.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Location - Port St. Lucie is absolutely their biggest strength. We have no one else up near us. Financing - Biggest weakness. The discussion of financing (if needed) should happen much sooner. Specifically for IVF patients because the costs are the highest for them and happen all at one time. Even if a blanket cost is used, such as, "Your treatment will cost around $25,000. Your financing options are: ___________________." I was hoping for terms that were a little more reasonable, like you can receive for other medical procedures including cosmetic procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. Manko knew us by name each time we met. Each time we have discussed IVF, it has been in depth and answered all of our questions. We felt very confident that Dr. Manko knew the best course for us to take.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff and care coordinator were all wonderful. The only issue I had with my (cancelled) treatment was how the financing was handled. I called several times to set up discussion (per my care coordinators instruction) and was told we couldn't talk about it without protocol. Finally, I said "please go ask someone else and don't dismiss me because I know my protocol exists somewhere." It was only then that she would speak to me. The frustrating part is that my question (had she let me ask it in the first place) was simply, "what are the financing terms?" If I'd have had the terms, I would have been able to stop sooner and perhaps not spent so much money on testing that I will have to spend again once we have enough saved to start.
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
When we started fertility treatments, I had already had both tubes removed, so it was straight to discussing IVF for us. We scheduled our first cycle Summer 2016, but had to postpone for financing reasons due to building our home. Dr. Manko is the second doctor I saw for fertility treatments, and worked with us the best he could to save costs during the testing phases. He explained things thoroughly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Unfortunately, the discussion of financing does not come until very late in the process. You can google the costs, so its no surprise that it is going to cost $20k+ when it is all said and done. The surprise, which could cause you to have to delay your cycle, is that financing is outrageous. There isn't an easy payment plan and the interest rate is extreme. Save as much as you can before you even walk in the first time.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Ours was pretty straight forward IVF, no ICSI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
We cancelled our first cycle due to cost.
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Manko is a big proponent of elective single embryo transfer. His number one goal is always a full term, healthy baby.
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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
Nursing
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
IVF florida margate is professional, clean, and comfortable. The front desk staff is always helpful and smiling. The lady that takes my blood is nice and Coleen the ultrasound lady is super sweet. The waiting room is always full, you start to recognize ladies/ couples with similar cycles are you. Communication is done. Lately through internet portal you will set one up on your first visit. They send appt reminders and lab results and instructions via the portal. It is convenient but does feel a little "cold".
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF florida margate is professional, clean, and comfortable. The front desk staff is always helpful and smiling. The lady that takes my blood is nice and Coleen the ultrasound lady is super sweet. The waiting room is always full, you start to recognize ladies/ couples with similar cycles are you. Communication is done. Lately through internet portal you will set one up on your first visit. They send appt reminders and lab results and instructions via the portal. It is convenient but does feel a little "cold".
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
When in the presence of dr Ory I felt very much like a human. He was warm and care and encouraged me to ask questions. Scheduling, discussion through the portal etc is what contributed to a some what "feeling like a number"
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Margate team 3 - Cassie and Nadia )
Casie and Nadia are excellent. Thy each performed an IUI on me. They are knowledgable, compassionate, friendly and always have a positive attitude. The only down side is I think they are swamped with patients and procedures all day so they don't respond to the portal messages until very late in the afternoon.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr Ory is great. He has a laid back professional attitude. He is very by the books, research, procedural. He encouraged me to ask questions. He was confident in our treatment plan. He spoke in a sensitive way regarding sensitive subjects such as weight
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Come prepared with questions. He is to the point (still warm) but doesn't go into extra detail or "fluff". He encouraged and happily answered all of my questions
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
My protocol is/was clomid and trigger x 3 double IUI cycles and then regroup for plan b. I had am allergic reaction to clomid so he will be switching to a different med next cycle
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
475 each IUI (2 per cycle) Appointments ran around 200 each visit
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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The only weakness I would share is when they [IVF Florida] called to tell me none of my embryos made it to freeze. The nurse should have had a kinder bedside manner...They [nurses] were just wonderful women that showed compassion and were with me on this tough journey. I'm sure there were a few times they wanted to hang up on me, but the patience and care they showed were invaluable...We are paying out of pocket and I feel it is a fair rate.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The only weakness I would share is when they called to tell me none of my embryos made it to freeze. The nurse should have had a kinder bedside manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I believe strongly that the doctor patient relationship in this process is extremely important. Dr. Gualtieri always made the time to talk to me, answer all my questions, and calm me. He learned about my personality and tried his best to guide me in the process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Erica)
They were just wonderful women that showed compassion and were with me on this tough journey. I'm sure there were a few times they wanted to hang up on me, but the patience and care they showed were invaluable.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Although we did not get the result we wanted, I do not hold that against him. There are certain things we cannot control and that was the biggest lesson I learned from dr g and my first cycle. He became a friend in the process and I trust him implicitly. He understands me as a patient and my needs emotionally. To me, that is first and foremost. Going into our second cycle, we have adjusted the protocol. IVF is an experiment. We never know what will or won't work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He loves a prepared patient. You're a team in this infertility war. There's not much advice I would offer.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I tested negative on blood and glucose for PCOS. For stim, we used menopur, gonal-f, and ganirelix. We waited to see about my trigger so we would know the likelihood of overstim. We ended up using hcg and all went ok. No overstim and recovery was a breeze. I did however, stim slightly fast and had lots of smaller follicles. Our next protocol will be more aggressive in hopes for more follicles and even growth across the board.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
It was billed through insurance last time so I cannot speak Fairly to costs. We are paying out of pocket and I feel it is a fair rate.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I agreed with the approach.
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Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
The clinic is very clean and is run effectively. They have a lot of patients, and that can seem overwhelming at times. Throughout your cycle you will have to get many blood draws and ultrasounds. These appointments are typically lengthier than they should be (in my opinion) due to the volume of patients. The egg retrieval with PGS testing cost around $15,000, not including medication. Each frozen embryo transfer was about $4,500, not including medication.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is very clean and is run effectively. They have a lot of patients, and that can seem overwhelming at times. Throughout your cycle you will have to get many blood draws and ultrasounds. These appointments are typically lengthier than they should be (in my opinion) due to the volume of patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
I never felt rushed during an appointment with Dr. Maxson. He was always very thorough and willing to answer all of my questions. He's extremely knowledgeable and will go into a great deal of explaining the science part of everything if you wish.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson was my Dr through 1 frozen embryo transfer (FET). Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended at 7 weeks due to a miscarriage. He was extremely compassionate, and thorough in dealing with the miscarriage itself and in trying to determine a reason for the miscarriage. I'm still in the process of testing and learning if there is any reason for my miscarriage, but I hope to have another FET in February 2018, and hopefully that one will be successful!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Ask a lot of questions, and be willing to listen to his answers. I was so positive my first time around, that I blocked out the statistics related to having a successful pregnancy on try # 1. Now that I'm about to start try #3 I wish I was had been more prepared for the idea that try #1 might not be successful.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
My frozen embryo transfer (FET) started with 10-14 days of birth control. Once I got my period, I started Lupron injections every morning and estrogen patches in increasing doses for 14 days. I had to take 6 days of progesterone injections in oil before my FET due to ERA results indicating I was pre-receptive at the time of my 1st FET which ended with a negative pregnancy test result.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida.
The egg retrieval with PGS testing cost around $15,000, not including medication. Each frozen embryo transfer was about $4,500, not including medication.
Describe Wayne Maxson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Maxson highly recommended a single embryo transfer due to my age (30). Multiple embryo transfers were never an option.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
5
Lead nurse is outstanding, very compassionate. All the med information is very overwhelming....Too many patients at the clinic [IVF Florida], you feel part of a "crowd"....There was often a long wait time but techs were skilled and professional....First cycle nurse was OUTSTANDING, best part of the clinic. The "donor team" was not organized, I found errors in my protocol and needed to advise them to order a 2nd bottle of medication.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Lead nurse is outstanding, very compassionate. All the med information is very overwhelming. Keep a binder with all of your "documented paperwork". Too many patients at the clinic, you feel part of a "crowd". Talk to other patients while in the "waiting area", you learn so much from the expereiences of others. Don't hesitate to change dr/clinics... this is one of your most important decisions in life and who's on your "team" is crucial. Don't be silent about your infertility struggles.. so many of us are going through this and we can help eachother...if we keep HOPE alive...eventually we will hold our precious one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
After using donor eggs and having a failed cycle, took the Dr two additonal weeks to call me and discuss the results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
First cycle nurse was OUTSTANDING, best part of the clinic. The "donor team" was not organized, I found errors in my protocol and needed to advise them to order a 2nd bottle of medication.
How was your experience with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Dr. Barrionuevo was excellent during my initial visit. His response time post second cycle made me feel differently. The clinic advertises it self as "compassion care" but I did not feel the wait time showed compassion, would have understood if he passed the call onto "on call Dr" during his 2 week "vacation", at least it would have some acknowledgement for what I went through and given me some needed closure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Ask lots of questions and keep in mind that with a group this large, it's not necessarily Dr. B doing the retrieval/transfer.
Describe the protocols Marcelo Barrionuevo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Gonal F, Menopur as well as Ganirelix and Leuprolide. Felt my protocol was "the clinic usual" and was not necessarily adapted to my needs.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
There was often a long wait time but techs were skilled and professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida.
Regular IVF cycle close to $12,000 Donor Egg Cyle $20,000
Describe Marcelo Barrionuevo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
No comments.
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Doctor
Marcelo Barrionuevo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Overall, I found the clinic in the Margate location (where I went) to be clean and professional. During certain times of day there was occasionally a wait, but other days I was in and out quickly. I found that the office ran very smoothly and they definitely have good systems in place...The nursing staff at IVF Florida is incredible. I truly adore Justine and Bonnie and I am so appreciative of everything they have done for me. They were always there to answer my questions and help walk me through the process. They helped explain everything and keep me on track. And they both show enormous compassion.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Overall, I found the clinic in the Margate location (where I went) to be clean and professional. During certain times of day there was occasionally a wait, but other days I was in and out quickly. I found that the office ran very smoothly and they definitely have good systems in place.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Wayne Maxson is by far the most professional, bright, kind and caring doctor I have ever worked with. He always went above and beyond for me. I feel that he is deeply passionate about the work he is doing and he is a true scientist. As a father himself, he also is able to demonstrate enormous empathy and is very emotionally attuned to his patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Justine and Bonnie)
The nursing staff at IVF Florida is incredible. I truly adore Justine and Bonnie and I am so appreciative of everything they have done for me. They were always there to answer my questions and help walk me through the process. They helped explain everything and keep me on track. And they both show enormous compassion.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Wayne Maxson is an incredible doctor. He is brilliant and up to date on the most cutting-edge research and technology. He is an incredible scientist, but even more wonderful human being. He is kind, emotionally attuned to patients and empathic. During difficult moments in my fertility journey he offered me such comfort and treated me with the utmost respect. I felt that I was a person to him, and not just a number. He is truly remarkable and I highly recommend him. I came to him after struggling with secondary infertility for over a year. I was working with another reproductive endocrinologist (who did not offer IVF) but who had helped me get pregnant with my son (with the use of Clomid). When I returned to this doctor to get pregnant again, the Clomid did not work and I spent over a year (with 2 miscarriages) trying oral and injection options with IUI. At one point, my first doctor recommended I speak with Dr. Maxson for a second opinion. When I met with Dr. Maxson, he did NOT push me into doing IVF. In fact, he discouraged it at first and recommended less invasive courses of action. Once those failed, he discussed IVF options with me and with that information he helped guide me in the process. My medical presentation was actually very complicated due to a severe case of PCOS. We met hurdles at many points in the process and Dr. Maxson managed them beautifully - he even suggested a cutting edge test to confirm the perfect date of implantation for me, which turned out to be different from the norm. Because of him, I am blessed with a healthy, full-of-life and just delicious baby girl. She is almost 1 year-old.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson will often explain different alternatives to you and often times there is no "right" or "wrong" decision. He rarely pushes you into a decision, unless he feels VERY strongly that it is important medically. More often than not, he is there to guide you but also respects your own viewpoints (within reason and safety of practice, of course). If you do feel that you need more guidance from him, ask him the decision he would make if you were his daughter or his family member. Dr. Maxson is extremely human and when you ask this question to him he will speak openly and honestly. He will meet you where you are at.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
It has been almost 2 years since I underwent the egg retrieval process and almost 1.5 years since the implantation. I apologize that I really do not remember - and probably have chosen to forget - much of the details. However, I will say that I highly recommend PGS testing. Due to my PCOS, I produce a large number of very poor quality eggs. After my egg retrieval, I had 12 blastocysts. I am so glad I tested them with PGS because 6 of the 12 came back with chromosomal abnormalities. I fortunately had this information (which Dr. Maxson recommended I obtain) and so I did not waste lots of cycles implanting poor embryos. My first embryo transfer (with a healthy embryo) did fail, which was somewhat surprising to my team. Dr. Maxson suggested I take a month "off" and use that month to do a test of my uterine wall with a cutting-edge technique (sorry can't remember the name!) that allows the doctors to determine the optimal day in the cycle for implantation. This test (which was very new when I was going through the process) showed that my uterine wall was not ready on the day that transfers are typically done...I needed to wait one more day. Knowing this information, we planned accordingly for the second embryo transfer and it was a success :)
Describe Wayne Maxson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My impression is that Dr. Maxson is conservative when it comes to multiple embryo transfer and he follows guidelines and literature on safe practices. When I was going through IVF, I was 32 years old. I also had one biological son from a non-IVF, Clomid cycle previously. Given this information, Dr. Maxson strongly discouraged multiple embryo transfer and explained the risks associated. It is possible he may be open to multiple embryo transfer in other cases, but I can only speak from my own experience.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
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0
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
0
[IVF Florida] Too big and corporate-like. They treat everyone in the same way - not individualized care....I felt like everyone was having the exact same treatment plan regardless of their prognosis....The answering service was horrible! Sometimes I needed to get a hold of the clinic on the weekends, and it was very difficult to reach a nurse or Dr. Most of the time no one called back. One time I had an emergency and was told to wait at home and drink water, and then call on Monday. Not acceptable!
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
0
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Too big and corporate-like. They treat everyone in the same way - not individualized care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
At IVF Florida I felt like everyone was having the exact same treatment plan regardless of their prognosis. I had several other friends going there as well and we compared notes and realized nothing was individualized. Worst of all, the practice kept insisting that I come back many days in a row to do the same procedures over and over again with no discernable improvements. Of course, they charged a lot of money for every visit.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the nurses were very nice and compassionate, but others treated us like just another object on a conveyor belt in a factory. They were very hesitant to give us any real information and told us the Dr. was the only one who could advise on certain matters. I get that this is for liability reasons, but it was also really frustrating because the Dr. was not very reachable. I also thought some of the nurses were trying to push us into having more expensive procedures (IVF) when it wasn't necessary.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie was very nice during our first meeting, but then I barely saw him. The nurses were asked to handle everything else. Even after repeated treatments didn't work I didn't hear anything from him. I had to call and insist on a meeting to come up with a new game plan. Only at that time, after my pressing and after many months of treatment, did he suggest making an adjustment to the protocol.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Don't go to IVF Florida. Period.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
At first we tried Clomed - absolutely no result. Then Femara - no luck there either. Then, only after my insisting, some injectable drugs to stimulate ovulation with Femara. However, the dosage was off and he didn't adjust it properly. After more combinations of oral and injectable drugs I finally ovulated (after about 5 months).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
The per visit costs were lower than other practices, but they made me come back for many unnecessary visits so the overall costs turned out to be a lot higher than other providers. The biggest cost, however, was the time I lost during many months of useless treatments.
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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I think overall the [IVF Florida - Miami] clinic has done a good job. When I first started treatment they had yet to have the patient portal so it was a bit difficult to get in contact with a nurse. But after the patient portal the nursing team was very decent in responding. The portal is very useful and has all your results needed...Since I do have insurance I had to pay my $2,500 deductible. After that with copays and medications I paid around 1,000...
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I think overall the clinic has done a good job. When I first started treatment they had yet to have the patient portal so it was a bit difficult to get in contact with a nurse. But after the patient portal the nursing team was very decent in responding. The portal is very useful and has all your results needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie always reffered to me by my name which made me feel good that he remembered me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lauren)
At the beginning of treatment we had a disconnection in communication after it was addressed everything went great. Mostly all are very friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. Darlyng is truly amazing! Always remembered me by my first name and was very knowledgeable and attentive.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is a very generous and kind hearted being. He took his time to explain to you everything that was going on and always looked for a solution when a treatment wasn't working. You also felt his hurt along with you when a pregnancy wasn't successful. He is a very knowledgeable and positive doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is just amazing. The way he speaks makes you feel valued. Always ask questions! He has a great way of explaining in detailed and at your pace so you can fully understand with him every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
With my first 2 IUI cycles I took Letrzole which were not successful. With my 3rd IUI cycle I took Clomid and it wasn't successful. Finally, with my 4th IUI cycle we took injectables only (Follistim) and it resulted in a successful IUI and pregnancy with Triplets.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
Since I do have insurance I had to pay my $2,500 deductible. After that with copays and medications I paid around 1,000.
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
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Age
26 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The [IVF Florida - Pem Pines] clinics are beautiful, welcoming and have everything on site at at least one location making not so you never have to go elsewhere for anything. So convenient! The only weakness would be the communication. Both the phone and the portal do not always get answered in a timely manner...The communication is really the biggest issue. I'm glad I am able to contact my Dr. directly whenever I have any concerns about the information I have been given or lack thereof...
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Age
26 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinics are beautiful, welcoming and have everything on site at at least one location making not so you never have to go elsewhere for anything. So convenient! The only weakness would be the communication. Both the phone and the portal do not always get answered in a timely manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
From the moment I met Dr. Weitzman she always made me feel like I was important. Over the years she has been amazing. I always felt like I had someone in my corner who truly cared. I don't think I could make it thru this process without her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nurses are wonderful. Super attentive, compassionate and an amazing extension of the Drs they work with. However, sometimes it's very hard to get them on the phone or get responses to basic questions. They also occasionally forget to call with results that you need that day.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
When I first decided I wanted to see Dr. Weitzman I did it based on a picture on the website. After our initial consultation 7.5 years ago she gave me something I had lost...hope. She is comforting, compassionate, eternally optimistic and the perfect example of the kind of doctor you want in your corner during this process. She has given me one beautiful son and has been there in my seemingly endless journey to #2.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Try to be patient and have faith in your doctor.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI #1 2009 Clomid and one 150iu of Follistim followed by B2B IUIs IUI #2 2013 - same IUI #3-6 - all injectables using Follistim increasing doses each cycle. IVF #1 - Antagonist - 10 days of stims retrieved 11 eggs, 4 fertilozed. Transferred 1 Fair embryo on day 5 FET #1 - Transferred 2 thawed 5 day embryos Fair IVF #2 - Antagonist - 11 days of stims retrieved 7 eggs, 4 fertilized. Transferred 2 Fair embryo on day 3 *Ectopic pregnancy FET #2 Transferred 2 thawed embryos Fair
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
Insurance covered
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
I had no insurance coverage. Including medication, i spent almost 50,000...I'm someone who feels better knowing what to expect. All of the staff [at IVF Florida in Pembroke Pines] did a good job in keeping you informed of next steps. They were easily accessible. I never had issues with scheduling appointments or any of the financial aspects. Wait times were usually pretty good, except for weekends she only the margate office is open. As long as you know that you'll be waiting, it's fine. Just bring a good book,
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I'm someone who feels better knowing what to expect. All of the staff did a good job in keeping you informed of next steps. They were easily accessible. I never had issues with scheduling appointments or any of the financial aspects. Wait times were usually pretty good, except for weekends she only the margate office is open. As long as you know that you'll be waiting, it's fine. Just bring a good book,
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He always remembered me. He made sure to read up on my chart prior to each interaction. I could also feel his frustration along with mine when I wasn't getting pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some were more warm and fuzzy than others, but most remembered me. They let you know what was coming next and were supportive. Best experience I've ever had in a doctors office.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He was knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly. If you had questions, he would call back within 24 hours. He didn't pretend to have all the answers which sometimes you don't after a failed cycle with good response, but I never felt like he gave up on me. He wanted me to get pregnant as much as I did.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Iui 1 - clomid 50mg, iui2 - clomid 100, iui3- clomid 100 and progesterone, iui 4-clomid, progesterone, gonal f, iui5-same as 4 Ivf 1- birth control cycle prior, gonal f, menopur, cetrotide, progesterone. 5 retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 day 3 transfers, none to freeze. Chemical pregnancy Ivf 2 - estrogen patches, all same injectibles as 1 but higher dosage. 12 retrieved, 8 fertilized, 2 day 3 transfers, none to freeze. 6 months pregnant with twins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I had no insurance coverage. Including medication, i spent almost 50,000
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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7
Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
7
This clinic [IVF Florida] is extemely busy but well run. The wait was usually not that long and their hours are accommodating, esp weekends. All of our encounters with the care team was positive. Be sure to ask questions you may have along the way.... The nurse team is amazing. You really communicate with them more than your doctor. I also saw Barbara along with Debbie. They were thorough and called to keep us on track. They demonstrated how to give yourself the injections. They are compassionate and very well informed.
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
7
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
This clinic is extemely busy but well run. The wait was usually not that long and their hours are accommodating, esp weekends. All of our encounters with the care team was positive. Be sure to ask questions you may have along the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman was personable and he took the time to explain our course of treatment in terms that were easy to understand. He was also pretty up front about the statistics.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Debbie)
The nurse team is amazing. You really communicate with them more than your doctor. I also saw Barbara along with Debbie. They were thorough and called to keep us on track. They demonstrated how to give yourself the injections. They are compassionate and very well informed.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman is very straight forward, which I appreciated. I felt at times though that because he has so many patients he was often rushing. I like that he was thorough with pre testing and he is very good at surgical procedures, ie hysteroscopy.. I did not like that after none of our eggs made it to blast he didn't call us. Instead we heard from someone we never had contact with prior and we had to call and ask for a follow up appointment to speak with Dr. Hoffman about the particulars. I did not feel reassured that the protocol a 2nd time around wld be changed to yield a better outcome. Instead it felt like Dr. Hoffman had no real answers as to why none made it to blast for a transfer and it would be a try again and see what happens.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Go in with specific questions and don't be afraid to ask about the pros and cons of alternatives.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We did the lupron, gonal protocol. It spanned close to 10 days . I think due to my age i was put on an aggressive course, but while it yielded a lot of eggs, the quality was not good after fertilization and i had mild over stimulation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
The costs were abt $12,000 not including medication. We had icsi and storage costs
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
We did not get to the point of transfer so cannot comment.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
My only complaint [at IVF Florida] is their turn around time in following up on results and returning phonecalls...After calling the andrology lab and leaving numerous messages I never got a call back. Almost a week and half later I attempted again and had get a bit firm, I finally got a hold of an actual person, just to tell me they did not make it to freeze...The nursing staff were incredible and kind...When we did our IUIs the cost of the procedure, medication, and ultrasound ran about 2000.00 for each cycle. Our IVF cycles were paid by a package with Attain, that costs 22000.00
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is great. Like i mentioned previously you are treated more like a human than a number. My only complaint is their turn around time in following up on results and returning phonecalls.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
At IVF Florida they are truly compassionate and understanding. They take the time to ask how you are doing. Once you have been going there for quite some time you youre on a first name basis and greeted with hugs and smiles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were incredible and kind
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie was very thorough with our diagnosis and our plan of treatments. He always made sure that we were comfortable with each decision that was made. Always welcomed questions and answered them to best of his knowledge
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Do not be afraid to ask questions. No matter how "silly" the question may be he will answer it without making you feel incompitent
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We first tried IUI with Clomid. My response was OK but not as expected therefore he added booster shot, GonalF. The response was better however it resulted in a negative. We then proceeded to use only injectables for the IUI, i responded really well however it still resulted in a negative. After 5 attempts of IUI we moved on to IVF. Prior to treatment uterine polyps were found. Dr. Christie performed the surgery successfully. We moved forward with IVF using menopur and gonalF. We did this two times. Both resulting in negative with no embryos to freeze
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
When we did our IUIs the cost of the procedure, medication, and ultrasound ran about 2000.00 for each cycle. Our IVF cycles were paid by a package with Attain, that costs 22000.00
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
The team in their Pembroke Pines office seem nicer and the more they saw me, they recognized me. It was always good care, but they are busy and with that comes a slight loss of touch with the patient. The team at the Margate office where I met Dr. Hoffmann, treated me more like a number.
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
10 Eggs Frozen
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I saw nurses in 2 different locations. The team in their Pembroke Pines office seem nicer and the more they saw me, they recognized me. It was always good care, but they are busy and with that comes a slight loss of touch with the patient. The team at the Margate office where I met Dr. Hoffmann, treated me more like a number. I only met with Dr Hoffmann twice and have not seen him since then. He did not do the retrieval as he was not the doctor working that day. Overall, it felt very impersonal at times, and if I was a single woman doing this alone without emotional support at home, it would have been even more difficult. I did like their organization and explanation every step of the way. No matter who picked up the phone I was helped properly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The protocol is set and they follow it and explain it very well. Very nice attitude overall.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He spoke about his knowledge and experience, which I liked, even though I had done my research. He had a relaxed attitude and I felt welcomed. I did not feel rushed the 2 times I met with him. He even went on to talk about more personal things, like family and vacation trips. I did not like the fact that he did not go into great detail explaining the procedure. I did not care much at this time as he was the third doctor I was "interviewing" before choosing to go with him. I had most of my questions answered by then, but if he was the first one I was seeing, I'm not so sure I would have enjoyed it as much. Overall, it was a good experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Have all your questions on paper so you won't forget a thing. He will not give so much detail and you might miss something you really needed to know or ask.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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5
Age
37 - 39
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
5
In comparison to the staff I knew at the small [IVF Florida Miami] office, I didn't love the communication with the 2 other offices, but I assume if I'd gone to one of those two as my primary location, the situation might have been different...I consider it pretty normal that there were some forgotten phone calls and paperwork that didn't make it to my local clinic. Minor annoyances but nothing huge.
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
5
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He was an excellent communicator and always went the extra mile to be in touch and be patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Meicy Alvarez)
I loved working with Meicy, Emily, and the other ladies in the Miami office (no longer open - Meicy is now at Pembroke Pines). In comparison to the staff I knew at the small office, I didn't love the communication with the 2 other offices, but I assume if I'd gone to one of those two as my primary location, the situation might have been different.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Excellent RE. He was new to his practice (IVF FL) when I was a patient from 2010-2012 and super attentive despite the fact that it is a huge practice with several offices. He was accessible via email for detailed questions that arose outside appointments and he followed up with me via phone whenever something happened with my IVF cycles (I had several unfortunate pregnancy outcomes). He has a great sense of humor and in general kept my and my husband's spirits up through a long slog through infertility treatments over several years. Despite the fact that another RE got me pregnant with donor eggs later, we completely credit Dr. Christie with encouraging us through the long ordeal and ultimately keeping us believing in the process of trying to have a healthy live birth.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask lots of questions. His general modus operandi is "less is more" I think in terms of telling you what he's thinking about your case, but he's very willing to make you privy to his views on your case if you want in depth analysis of things. He's a fantastic doctor!
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI with gonal F (failed attempt Dec. 2010), IVF antagonist protocol (successful attempt but chemical pregnancy, March 2011), FET of single blast (successful attempt but ectopic pregnancy, May 2011), IVF estrogen priming antagonist protocol (successful attempt but Trisomy 18 pregnancy, Dec. 2011)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
IUI - 500 to $1000. IVF - 3 cycle package for $21,500
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
35 - 41
Treated
2004 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
[IVF Florida is] well-organized, well-run, and staffed with caring, compassionate professionals. The practice utilizes cutting edge technologies and seems to be on top of current research and developments in the ART field....The staff were always caring and helpful. I never felt like just another patient. I felt like they truly cared about me and my well being and wanted to see my husband and I successfully achieve a pregnancy.
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Age
35 - 41
Treated
2004 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Well-organized, well-run, and staffed with caring, compassionate professionals. The practice utilizes cutting edge technologies and seems to be on top of current research and developments in the ART field.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
When I suffered a miscarriage and elected for a D&C, I cried on the gurney while awaiting my turn in surgery, Dr. Hoffman came and sat with me for a few minutes, consoled me, and teared up right along with me. It made me feel like he truly cared.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The staff were always caring and helpful. I never felt like just another patient. I felt like they truly cared about me and my well being and wanted to see my husband and I successfully achieve a pregnancy.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman is very thorough and takes time to explain things. At no time did I not feel like a valued patient. He was always kind and spoke with my husband and I with compassion, knowledge, and optimism. He was the only doctor who was able to correctly diagnose my issue and help us go on to build our family--without help from any additional assisted reproductive technologies. We actually got pregnant the 'old fashioned way' thanks to his treatment, diagnosis, and solution.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Ask questions if you don't understand something fully. He will take the time to ensure you leave his office understanding.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Dr. Hoffman opted for IUI with injectables (ovidrel I think we used). I responded well and we had 5 eggs develop that were potentially 'the one.' I did not get pregnant on the first injectable cycle with him. He tweaked dosage, etc., for the second cycle and I did get a positive pregnancy test. Sadly, I lost that pregnancy at 7 weeks. Dr. Hoffman recommended I have a D&C so he could send the embryo off for testing. Turns out my body did what it was supposed to do and miscarried a genetically-flawed embryo that was chromosomally abnormal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
I had very good health insurance coverage that covered a good amount of my care. I paid just a few hundred dollars out of pocket for each IUI. We were preparing to move on to IVF and the clinic had a shared risk program where you got several 'tries' at a successful IVF cycle for one flat rate (not including medications). I seem to recall it was around $20,000 for 3 attempts at that time.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
All clinics (7 of them) are located on the East coast of Florida - I wish that they [IVF Florida] would open a satellite clinic on the west coast of Florida - I currently have to drive 1.5hrs there and back for each visit.... There are packages available as well as single cycle costs, also PGS/PGD testing.... [Nurse] Very responsive, friendly, approachable and available... [Dr. Barrionuevo] Spent a lot of time with me, gave detailed information on the process, and potential outcomes.
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Age
41
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
All clinics (7 of them) are located on the East coast of Florida - I wish that they would open a satellite clinic on the west coast of Florida - I currently have to drive 1.5hrs there and back for each visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Spent a lot of time with me, gave detailed information on the process, and potential outcomes. Very thorough and friendly
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Darlyng Riego)
Very responsive, friendly, approachable and available
How was your experience with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Gave a very detailed introduction to the IVF process and outlined the procedures and next steps in a personal way for my individual situation to achieve my goals. Answered all my questions, made me feel at ease and confident that I was in good care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Make a list of any questions you may have or fears or doubts and I’m sure he'll be able to answer them directly and honestly to provide you the best chance of achieving your fertility goals.
Describe the protocols Marcelo Barrionuevo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I am 40 with low ovarian reserve. I also had some other complications we found out through further testing. He ordered more tests than my original RE and did so as his main thing was to avoid any “would have/should have/could have dones” if things didn’t go to plan. I really appreciated this as I want to have all available information prior to treatment so as to further reduce the chances of any surprises or negative results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida.
There are packages available as well as single cycle costs, also PGS/PGD testing.
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Doctor
Marcelo Barrionuevo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Th clinic [IVF Florida] is organized, clean, and the women at the front desk are always friendly and welcoming. The nurses in the lab and wonderful. When it is necessary to give blood for lab work, it is all done in office by a competent professional.... He [Dr. Wayne Maxson] gradually increased medications when needed. He does not want to overstimulate the body or increase the change of having more than one baby, due to the risks. He thoroughly diagnoses reasons for infertility and customizes fertility plans.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Th clinic is organized, clean, and the women at the front desk are always friendly and welcoming. The nurses in the lab and wonderful. When it is necessary to give blood for lab work, it is all done in office by a competent professional.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson was professional, yet he told jokes to lighten the mood. He cared about all aspects of my treatment course.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
She explained all course of treatments, all medications, and answered all of my questions.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is extremely intelligent, experienced, and compassionate. He truely cares about his patients and creates individualized treatment plans. He spends as much time as needed in each appointment, taking time to answer all questions and explain all procedures and potential risks. He does not rush his appointments. He presents the complicated information in a down to earth manner that is easy to understand. He successfully helped me bring a beautiful baby into the world. I am so fond of him that I am back under his care for round two.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
He really is the best. Infertility is an emotional and physical process, and he is wonderful at managing both.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He gradually increased medications when needed. He does not want to overstimulate the body or increase the change of having more than one baby, due to the risks. He thoroughly diagnoses reasons for infertility and customizes fertility plans.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
36 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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I really like the clinic [IVF Florida ]. They do take the time to explain the ivf process. My only concern may be understaffing. You typically have to leave an email or voicemail message whenever you have a question. However, they are typically responsive within the same day....The nursing staff took time to explain the ivf process as well. Unfortunately, I was not assigned to particular nurse, however, I really cannot complain about their work. They took the time to answer all questions
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I really like the clinic. They do take the time to explain the ivf process. My only concern may be understaffing. You typically have to leave an email or voicemail message whenever you have a question. However, they are typically responsive within the same day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is very kind and thorough in explaining the ivf process. He takes his time to sit and talk to you and shows genuine interest in your care
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff took time to explain the ivf process as well. Unfortunately, I was not assigned to particular nurse, however, I really cannot complain about their work. They took the time to answer all questions
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is a very humane physician. He takes the time and care to thoroughly explain to you the ivf process. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to go through fertility treatment. We were able to get pregnant through our first transfer. Unfortunately, at 21 weeks I lost the baby. He was very caring and took the time to show his condolences and give us hope for a successful pregnancy in the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask a lot of questions, because he will take the time to answer them all. He is very attentive.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He put me on Lupron since I could not be on BCP since I could be prone to blood clots.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I was able to get a loan through Attain for 2 ivf cycles with unlimited transfers. I had to pay medication and OR costs on my own.
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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7
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
7
[Costs at IVF Florida were] $5000 per frozen cycle not including meds. $12000 for fresh not including meds. ICSI was extra $1500...Having to go back several times to sign documents that were misplaced. Showing up for appointments that were not scheduled after the nurse told me to come in. Going to pick up time sensitive prescriptions at pharmacy that were not called in...Too large in terms of the patient to doctor ratio. The lady that draws blood is often late which can be quite annoying when you have a job to get to as well. There was much miscommunication in terms of financing, processes, where I was in my cycle, etc. I think due to the company being so large.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Too large in terms of the patient to doctor ratio. The lady that draws blood is often late which can be quite annoying when you have a job to get to as well. There was much miscommunication in terms of financing, processes, where I was in my cycle, etc. I think due to the company being so large.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
The clinic is so large that often times it felt like the doctors and nurses were just going through the motions. Very friendly, but very little personalization.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Bonnie)
There are quite a few nurses assigned to each doctor so keeping them all straight was difficult. Most of them were knowledgeable and helpful, sometimes I would come across a nurse that had no idea what I was talking about. When that happened I always asked to speak to Bonnie or Justine.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is very smart and knowledgeable in his field. He has many offices and sees many patients, so there is definitely a personalization factor that is missing. He is also very busy and very hard to get an appointment with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Schedule your appointments ASAP as he is only at each office on certain days for certain times.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He used a variety of treatments always offering advice after a failed cycle. He also was good about seeking advice from the other partners.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida.
$5000 per frozen cycle not including meds. $12000 for fresh not including meds. ICSI was extra $1500.
Describe Wayne Maxson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I always wanted to transfer more, he would only do 2 each time per the guidelines for my age.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Sometimes [the nurses at IVF Florida are] hard to get a hold of but they are SO busy! But once I got a hold of them and when in person their bed side was perfect! Sensitive and empathetic! Even the woman who took my blood regularly... Ivf of FL no longer transfers 2 embryos unless the patient is 40 or older... They’re organized and friendly. Some nurses offered for me to call them personally when I was feeling super stressed.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Very busy. A lot of staff. Once on the phone with them or they n person I was able to get good care. They’re organized and friendly. Some nurses offered for me to call them personally when I was feeling super stressed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I felt like a human. Dr. Hoffman has been in practice for many many years. He is honest and bc my prognosis was good for getting pregnant, he was positive. He would say to me, it’s not a matter of if for you it’s a matter of when. Bc of his knowledge and care I now have boy/girl twins
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sometimes hard to get a hold of but they are SO busy! But once I got a hold of them and when in person their bed side was perfect! Sensitive and empathetic! Even the woman who took my blood regularly
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He is an excellent communicator. He’s very well read. His scope of practice is vast as one of his specialties being laparoscopic surgery. He performed two of these for me. Ivf of FL is a big practice with a lot of staff and a lot of patients. Sometimes it was difficult to get a hold of him but mostly I could.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Be open and honest about your fertility goals and be patient as this can be a lengthy process. Dr. Hoffman will not rush to get you pregnant. He does things when the timing is right.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
I had medical insurance which covered two rounds
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He did not want to transfer 2 as I was under 40. He gave me all the negative possibilities with can come with a twin pregnancy. Ivf of FL no longer transfers 2 embryos unless the patient is 40 or older
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
It’s awesome! They [IVF Florida] do everything in house. Never had any issues with them in terms of the care or procedures. Did have issues with billing. To this day I believe I had a credit because I always over paid and my insurance covered a lot more and they never credited that to my account... It was very convenient. I always had first appointment of the day and it always worked great!... Be prepared to only see him [Dr. Ory] every once in a while but it’s worth it.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
It’s awesome! They do everything in house. Never had any issues with them in terms of the care or procedures. Did have issues with billing. To this day I believe I had a credit because I always over paid and my insurance covered a lot more and they never credited that to my account
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He is an incredible doctor! The best there is. Always very warm and caring and very much up to date on our case!
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Cassie)
They were all amazing especially Cassie and another one of the ladies. I usually always saw them and they were great.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He is an incredible doctor. He knows a lot and is willing to share that knowledge and answer any questions you may have. He always told us the truth and he always reassured us and assured us we had great odds!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Be prepared to only see him every once in a while but it’s worth it.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I had an antagonist protocol. I did menopur, ganirelix and some other hormone I cannot remember. Did a lupron trigger shot so I wouldn’t overstimulate. Ended up freezing all and then doing estrogen patches and PIO injections but beginning with a lupron round and bcp so I wouldn’t ovulate.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
It was very convenient. I always had first appointment of the day and it always worked great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
I had insurance coverage which was vey convenient.
Describe Steven Ory's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My doctor was very clear in that one embryo would be best because of my age and the quality of the embryo.
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
42
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
8
The biggest weakness [IVF Florida] is that everything has to be done around the clinics schedule instead of the patients. U cant make an appt in the afternoon if that works for u because the test u need done is only performed in the morning. Not every clinic branch is open every day.... On more than one occasion nurses did not really inform us of the next step. There were times when we felt rushed because we were nit prepared because we did not have the knowledge.
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Age
42
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
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Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The biggest weakness is that everything has to be done around the clinics schedule instead of the patients. U cant make an appt in the afternoon if that works for u because the test u need done is only performed in the morning. Not every clinic branch is open every day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr manko was kind and patient with us. He had the perfect demeanor. At times i felt like a number because of how long we waited each cisit and how communication is only through an electronic patient portal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
At times i felt the nirses were personal and at times i felt like just any old client.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr manko had excellent communication. He was candid but kind. We left with knowledge and hope after each time we saw him. He knows what he is doing. He is sympathetic and understanding. We appreciated all his efforts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Trust in his wisdom.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
3 cycles of clomid. When that did nit produce reults we did injectables. Two cycles of injectables. We did one single IUI and one double IUI. Negative reults on both of them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Our health insurance covered nothing so we found procedures and tests to be expensive to say the least.
8
Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
The front desk staff [at IVF Florida] are not the friendliest at times, and when there is a finance issue, they will argue with you until you just give up and pay them what they wabt... Dr. Hoffman's nurse is great, very informative and compassionate... He is a great doctor and would recommend him to anyone, the office he works in on the other hand is huge and not the friendliest when trying to reach the doctor and/or nurse
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The front desk staff are not the friendliest at times, and when there is a finance issue, they will argue with you until you just give up and pay them what they wabt
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He treated me with respect, explained everything until I understood
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Hoffman's nurse is great, very informative and compassionate
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He introduced himself and background, had a great bedside manner and explained everything to myself and my husband in great detail until we understood exactly what would happen. During each procedure he would explain as he was going and once completed would sit down with me and go over everything again. He is a great doctor and would recommend him to anyone, the office he works in on the other hand is huge and not the friendliest when trying to reach the doctor and/or nurse
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Have all your questions ready to ask cause once you leave it is pretty hard to get in touch with him or his nurse due to the front desk of the office
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He put me on clomid 50 mg first round, ovulated late, second round - 4th round 100mg ovulated every month but did not conceive, currently on letrozole now and using estrogen to thicken lining and ovidril trigger when eggs are mature enough
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
Insurance only covered diagnosis no treatment had a 60 co pay each visit
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
THis is a huge clinic so a bit like a factory. My RE [Dr. Christie] never did any of my retrievals nor transfers. They also do push day 3 transfers and dont push PGS testing which I found a bit outdated. Price wise they are very reasonable in comparison to other clinics. Their surgery center is very far, in Margate, and that is where they see patients on weekends which is very inconvenient...The nursing staff overall was very good....I was fortunate enough to have insurance so costs were minimal.
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Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
THis is a huge clinic so a bit like a factory. My RE never did any of my retrievals nor transfers. They also do push day 3 transfers and dont push PGS testing which I found a bit outdated. Price wise they are very reasonable in comparison to other clinics. Their surgery center is very far, in Margate, and that is where they see patients on weekends which is very inconvenient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie was kind and compassionate and really took the time to listen to my opinions and questions and was there every step of the way.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lauren)
The nursing staff overall was very good.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. C was kind, compassionate and I had a great experience with him. mI did two rounds initially and was successful on the second round. I went back to have another baby and he was very honest about my small chances for success but still was willing to work with me. Unfortunately those other attempts were not successful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Be prepared with questions-he is open minded and will work with you.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I am a slow responder so he used max doses but always expected me to respond by day 9. I primed with estrogen patches-not birth control pills as the one cycle that I primed with BC pills seemed to over supress me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I was fortunate enough to have insurance so costs were minimal.
Describe Daniel Christie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He was very informative and had a good approach of giving his recommendation as well as letting me ultimately decide.
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
After my twins were born we authorized destruction of sperm samples. Bills kept coming [from IVF Florida] for almost 2 years, and eventually went to collections. When I called, they saw the note from 6 months earlier to look into it, and admitted nobody had. They never called again, but no more bills came...Billing dept awful. Front desk at main location not the friendliest, but great at Jupoter location. Big clinic, but still personal
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Billing dept awful. Front desk at main location not the friendliest, but great at Jupoter location. Big clinic, but still personal
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
He spent all the time we needed explaining everything, and literally held my hand through the whole process. He called personally to share good and bad news.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of my appointments for blood tests and ultrasounds were at the Jupiter office. Small office, and over the course of 5 cycles they treated me like family, sharing as much information as they had, mourning and celebrating with me.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost paperwork
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
No complaints. He was great. Went above and beyond to make things work for us
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Share concerns so he can work with you to help. I was nervous about the injections and he was patient and willing to help me find ways to make it less scary
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
At 36, I wanted 2-3 children, so we went through 2 full egg retrieval cycles to freeze embryos before the first transfer. Total of 3 transfers, with 2 embryos each time. One negative, one chemical pregnancy and then my twins!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Full cycles were $18,000 - $20,000 including medications. Transfer of frozen embryos was $9,000 - $11,000
10
Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Sometimes you have to wait a long time to be seen or receive treatment but it’s worth the wait, once you’re in with the staff [at IVF Florida] you’re well taken care of. It’s also pretty private, the waiting room is very big but you should bring a sweater since it’s chilly in there.... They [the nurses] are all very sweet and personable, they make you feel very welcomed and not rushed at all. They answer all my questions very quickly and messages as well.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Sometimes you have to wait a long time to be seen or receive treatment but it’s worth the wait, once you’re in with the staff you’re well taken care of. It’s also pretty private, the waiting room is very big but you should bring a sweater since it’s chilly in there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
They were gentle and honest about everything and gave me a lot of information about the process and didn’t force me to do anything
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Cassie French )
They are all very sweet and personable, they make you feel very welcomed and not rushed at all. They answer all my questions very quickly and messages as well.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He was to the point and explained the expectations and percentages of everything. He also gave me a lot of confidence that he and his staff will help us on our journey, and made us feel very comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Let the doctor do what he needs to do
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Chlomid cycle with ovadril and gonal F, IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
I have spent over $5,000 so far and that includes two IUI and a few tests that weren’t covered by insurance
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Very personal care. They [IVF Florida] do a great job of building relationships with you. The patient portal is especially helpful for getting questions answered any time. Sometimes there is a long wait even with an appointment....Dr. Sueldo and the staff at the office are warm and friendly and listened to my every concern and addressed them... Loved the nursing staff as a whole. Didn’t love Ariana specifically.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Very personal care. They do a great job of building relationships with you. The patient portal is especially helpful for getting questions answered any time. Sometimes there is a long wait even with an appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
Dr. Sueldo and the staff at the office are warm and friendly and listened to my every concern and addressed them
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ariana)
Loved the nursing staff as a whole. Didn’t love Ariana specifically.
How was your experience with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
I love dr. Sueldo and am forever indebted to her for our miracle. She was honest and kind and so so smart! She was always careful to tell us what we needed to know, to celebrate our successes and to remind us to move forward with both caution and optimism.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
Trust herself
Describe the protocols Carolina M. Sueldo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol. I used menopur and gonal F as well as progesterone supository and estrogen pills.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida.
My insurance partially covered everything. I had a $30 copay with every appointment and had to pay for some of my meds and a few procedures.
Describe Carolina M. Sueldo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
We transferred 3 embryos and ended up with our Singleton. Since then the clinic no longer transfers multiple embryos from my understanding.
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Doctor
Carolina M. Sueldo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
Billing department [at IVF Florida] is difficult to get ahold of. They told me to take an inject subq when it should have been IM. They apologized immediately. Having different nurses made the process uneasy....IVF 12.243 plus preservation , storage, anesthesia, ocp start IUI about 2,000...I just wish the practice is setup different. Nurses do lots of the tracking during IVF and to IUIs...Most of the girls [nurses] are excellent, but there is 1 that isn't enthusiastic. Despite their enthusiasm I wish I had one nurse from start to finish.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Other
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman is fantastic at office visits, but I wish I would have received a call when she selected to trigger. I actually only spoke to nurses during the IVF process except when I called. She did call me immediately and to speak once my cycle failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the girls are excellent, but there is 1 that isn't enthusiastic. Despite their enthusiasm I wish I had one nurse from start to finish. I interacted with several during IVF.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is excellent at our consultations and answers all questions. She is conservative and cautious as she gains data. She wants a healthy baby and mommy at they end. I just wish the practice is setup different. Nurses do lots of the tracking during IVF and to IUIs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
IVF 12.243 plus preservation , storage, anesthesia, ocp start IUI about 2,000
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
She follows recommendation and from my understanding only transfers 1 embryo the first time.
8
Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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5
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
[IVF Florida ] I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem....Blood work was missing right before transfer. I was asked to sign a waiver for the genetic test I had taken already. Just things that should not happen. Adds to stress.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He always knew the facts about the status of progression and what stage I was in. He knew me by sight and name.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lynne)
Staff is compassionate but not have highly organized.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I think he could of done better explaining the process . I had a couple of appointments where I left and I realized later I had more questions than answers. He is very personable but needs to explain more and provide more information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Be ready to ask the question or you won't receive the information.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
I paid out of pocket for everything. ivf meds anesthesia
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Yes, two due to age (40).
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Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation
0
On 2 different occasions [at IVF Florida] I was doing fertility drugs with timed intercourse and I received a message that they have scheduled me for my IUI the next morning at 8am. I wasn't getting an IUI! I would call back minutes later but it was always impossible to get through because they only do their calls right before they close so if you miss it you get their after hours recording...Waited FOREVER at every appointment, most of the staff isn't very kind and you will very much feel like a number here.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation
0
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Waited FOREVER at every appointment, most of the staff isn't very kind and you will very much feel like a number here.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I absolutely loved dr.weitzman the office was terrible. I felt like a number, waited Forever at each appt, and there were so many mistakes made by the nurses and billing. This office made my life more hectic and stressful than the infertility did!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You are completely just a number here. They will never remember you or your diagnosis and they will mix you up with others. I got a few phone calls telling me they scheduled me for a procedure that I wasn't having!
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I absolutely loved her except I only saw her twice-once on my first visit and the second at the review of all my diagnostic tests. Every other visit was with random nurses-never the same and rarely kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I don't know if you can ask questions about her involvement at the beginning but if you can and she can be part of each visit then she is wonderful!
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
40
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
They [staff at IVF Florida] did not order t[w]o tests (pap smear and rh factor) before starting treatment which could have resulted in canceling a cycle. Once they did not provide me with test results which would have determined if I needed any medication
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Age
40
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
There is always a different nurse or tech performing a procedure. It is difficult to develop a connection with anyone since they have a high volume of patients and most don't remember you. That said, there is one nurse who appears to remember me and has been very kind. When I meet with the Doctor he takes his time explaining options and treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They each provided different information. Wish everyone was on the same page.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He takes his time answering questions and explaining procedure. He has a calm demeanor which is beneficial during such a high stressed experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask for copies of all medical tests. It's so easy to forget your results.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI 1 and 2 -Clomid 100mg 5 days, Gonal-F 150 1 day, trigger shot and then two back to back IUIs-BFN
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
I never saw my doctor [Dr Vanessa Weitzman] except for our consult everything else was done by nurses. On my second day of my IUI procedure, the nurse [at IVF Florida] said "I think I got it in" it's just a huge disappointment when you lose trust in your clinic and you are literally a number.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I can't think of one strength for this clinic. Unfortunately, when you don't know where to go and you google search in Florida this is the clinic that pops up because it's so big and they have so many centers. Bigger is not always better and if you are looking for specific care and a relationship with your RE this probably wouldn't be the best clinic to choose.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
IVF Florida is like a factory, they scream your name out in front of a room full of men and women. It's cold, not organized and you get the feeling no one really cares.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You never knew who you were talking to, they would call me and it was for another patient. Very disorganized and confusing.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman seems like she just has a job. It's routine for her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
If you want a huge clinic that you get lost in this would be the one to choose.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
It's very cookie cutter of a protocol they love to just cycle women at this clinic. There was no real plan for us here just to keep paying and cycling.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
All cash
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Always busy, never on time, always an all day event. It's clean and they [IVF Florida] have the best equipment. It's pretty much the only place in our area and convienently near our house. I would recommend them because frankly there is no one around.... [Cost Of Treatment] 24 thousand. We paid cash... Remember they don't guarantee anything.... She [Dr. Weitzman] didn't do any of the egg transfers, we didn't talk to her that much either.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Always busy, never on time, always an all day event. It's clean and they have the best equipment. It's pretty much the only place in our area and convienently near our house. I would recommend them because frankly there is no one around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She was ok
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She was OK, didn't get a baby so can't rate her that high. She didn't do any of the egg transfers, we didn't talk to her that much either. She was just OK, going thru the typical routine. Don't know how high of a recommendation she would get because we didn't take home a aby even though we know it's not entirely her fault.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Remember they don't guarantee anything.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I don't remember
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
24 thousand. We paid cash
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I dont have any comments.
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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5
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
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There was a mix of cold and detached and warm and friendly [with the nurses]. You just never knew who you were gonna get.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
5
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He is very straightforward and mechanical but he doesn't rush you or fail to explain. I just feel he is set in his ways and only does things one way. When I brought hormone panel tests that I did using saliva and information from my functional medicine doctor he just disregards.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
there was a mix of cold and detached and warm and friendly. You just never knew who you were gonna get.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
I do think he is kind, smart and professional however he lacks a warmth I could have used. Also, he is not open to hearing about information I brought about myself from tests performed by my functional medicine doctor that I think could have helped.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Don't expect a warm, friendly doctor. He is extremely professional and almost military
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Doctor
Steven Ory
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining [IVF Florida] it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
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During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining IVF it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience. It was all about the money.
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko, is a great person. He his honest and caring. He tries his best to give you different options. This is if you get to meet with him, because now he is very busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Busy office.
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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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